Monday, April 24, 2017

College of the Day: UMBC

Calling itself an Honors University in Maryland, UMBC provides a world-class education just a half-hour drive away in Catonsville. Its President was just identified by Time Magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential leaders. UMBC is known for its business, technology, music, theater, social work, and humanities departments, and is an excellent choice for students looking for a rigorous college education.

Friday, April 21, 2017

College of the Day: Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College seeks to redefine college by giving new meaning to the traditional constructions of post-secondary education. E-town, named after the town where it is located, is about an hour and a half north of here. Elizabethtown College is a private liberal arts college that works hard to break the traditional GPA-SAT mold, and takes a holistic approach to evaluating students' applications to ensure that all admitted freshmen find a sense of fit on campus.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

College of the Day: Virginia Tech

Not quite as popular by its formal name of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Tech is a national leader in higher education. In addition to its traditionally strong athletic programs, Virginia Tech maintains very high academic standards for its prospective freshman. Its campus in Blacksburg is about five hours south of here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

College of the Day: Washington and Jefferson College

About 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh is Washington and Jefferson College. Founded in 1781, Washington and Jefferson College is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. Most students have a high B average, score about 500 on each SAT, and only 33% graduate in the top tenth of their class. Aside from the personal and intellectual benefits of attending a liberal arts college, the benefit of going to Washington and Jefferson College is that you would be able to focus on your schooling in a quiet campus, while be close enough to the city to benefit from internship opportunities.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

College of the Day: Stevenson University

Now that it has two seamless and digitally connected campuses, Stevenson University offers  increasingly diverse opportunities to study with students who are not only local, but who come from numerous parts of the MidAtlantic region. Stevenson is a popular choice for students whose GPA is in the 2.7-3.3 range.

Friday, April 7, 2017

College of the Day: Drexel University

Drexel University is a research-based university just a little smaller than Towson University, but is different from Towson in that it is located in the city of Philadelphia. Drexel is well kno wn for its medical school and engineering and information science programs. Something that makes Drexel unique is that, like Northeastern University in Boston, students basically go for five years because there is a co-op program integrated into its curriculum, which is a really great way to open doors for employment.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

College of the Day: John Jay College


For many of the students who aspire to study criminal justice, you should consider the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, within the City University system of New York, located three blocks west of Central Park in Manhattan. Admission is competitive, and you are recommended to have three world language credits in high school for consideration. The average high school GPA of their students is in the low B range, and the average ACT score is around 20.