After Penn State, the second largest undergraduate student population within a six-hour drive is at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. What makes Rutgers such a desirable choice is that in addition to a world-class education, you have the opportunity to pursue extremely diverse educational opportunities, all in the shadow of the world's largest metropolis. Only at Rutgers can you have the convenience of a large city urban environment and a large campus experience, at the same time. Admission is understandably competitive, but not as competitive as College Park, which makes it a good backup for students craving the big campus experience with a GPA in the low-to-mid 3's.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Just past Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University is a private university with many majors to choose from. What's great about Robert Morris University is that its admissions process is holistic enough to consider the complete individual, despite being as large as Bowie or Coppin.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
In Athens, Ohio, you will find Ohio University, the oldest college in the state with one of the strongest reputations among the Ohio state universities. They are quick to correct anyone who thinks they are buckeyes - they are the proud Bobcats, and the campus culture is very similar to James Madison University or Towson University.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Identified as one of the Colleges that Change Lives because it provides such a warm family environment for students to develop their own love of learning, Goucher College is a liberal arts college in Towson, just inside the beltway. Goucher is a co-ed institution known for producing students who are well-rounded and well prepared for the work world.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
If you take Frostburg State University, and instead of being in a small town in the mountains of western Maryland, you put it in a small town along the James River, you get the University of Mary Washington. UMW offers a wealth of educational variety, a student body as large as 5000 students, and a reasonable post-secondary alternative to Frostburg, Shippensburg, York College, and Christopher Newport U.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Exactly three hours north of Baltimore, in the very center of Pennsylvania, is a campus so large that two looped bus circuits are available to save students the 30-minute walk from the freshman dorms, past the college of agriculture, the college of Arts and Architecture and double libraries to the College of Engineering. As one would expect from one of the largest universities in the country, it boasts the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. This college taught Ben and Jerry how to make their ice cream and educated the creators of Avenue Q and the Ron Burgundy story, as well as WBAL's Jayne Miller. Penn State has a distinguished academic reputation that has always transcended football, and will continue to do so.