Thursday, December 22, 2016

College of the Day: Syracuse University

With its storied tradition as a basketball powerhouse, Syracuse University is certainly well known to across the country. Aside from athletics, Syracuse is also home to a highly respected communications and business programs. Syracuse admits about 50% of its applicants and has an enrollment of about 20,000, making it similar to the University of Connecticut, Clemson University, or the University of Pittsburgh. What makes Syracuse different from most colleges its size and reputation is that it is funded by tuition and private endowments, meaning admissions and cost do not restrictively favor New York residents.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

College of the Day: Saint Paul's College

Saint Paul's College is a small HBCU located four hours away in southern Virginia. Saint Paul's offers degrees in education, arts, and sciences, and has a affiliation with the Episcopal church. The campus is so rich in history and beauty that it has been certified on the register of national historic places. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

College of the Day: New Jersey City University

Cross the Hudson River from Manhattan, and you'll find Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to being a major suburb of New York, it is home to New Jersey City University, a thriving state university with about as many students as Morgan State. In admissions terms, many of the admitted students graduated with about a 3.0 and scored about a 20 on the ACT.

Monday, December 19, 2016

College of the Day: Muhlenberg College

A private college affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Muhlenberg College is located near Allentown, Pennsylvania, about three hours north of Baltimore. Even though it has Lutheran roots, it should be noted that Muhlenberg is home to the Institute for Jewish-Christian understanding, demonstrating the college's commitment ot interfaith relations. Because its student body is only 2500 students, the admissions staff has the time to evaluate all applications holistically, even making the SAT and ACT optional. Muhlenberg is a good fit for students who wish to be treated like a person, rather than like a number.

Friday, December 16, 2016

College of the Day: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Just about everything you've heard about UNC-Chapel Hill is true. It is one of the most competitive public universities, made even more so by North Carolina's 75% law. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

College of the Day: St. Francis College

Would you be interested in going to college where you could walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to get into Manhattan? At St. Francis College, you can do that at a liberal arts institution while majoring in any of 72 different majors. What's more is that SFC's tuition costs less than most private institutions.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

College of the Day: Radford University

Radford University is a state university in southern Virginia. It has a medium-sized student body, in a slightly rural community. Students are usually admitted with a 2.75 GPA. Radford has strong business and arts programs. It would be a school similar to Shippensburg University, Frostburg State, and Rider University. Even though the student body is about the same size as UMBC, admissions decisions are usually made using a formula combining GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

College of the Day: Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University is a small Pennsylvania state school in the Allegheny mountains, in a secluded part of the state where students enjoy the peace of the surroundings and focus on their studies. In addition to a perennial strong volleyball program, Lock Haven shows excellence in teacher preparation and other comprehensive fields of study. Admission is comparable to Frostburg State.

Monday, December 12, 2016

College of the Day: Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America, a quiet and suburban-feeling university located in the northeast section of Washington, DC, is a bit of a hidden gem. Students who like the feel of Goucher, York College of PA, and Rider College in New Jersey would feel at home at Catholic U.

Friday, December 9, 2016

College of the Day: Metropolitan College of New York

The Metropolitan College of New York offers a small variety of associates and bachelors degrees in some of the more popular professional preparation areas. Although the SAT may be used for admission, there is no clear minimum. High school graduation - rather than a particular GPA - is also a requirement.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

College of the Day: Lynchburg College

In order to be recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, institutions must have a strong reputation for treating students as individuals and for teaching them, rather than leading groups of ID numbers through large lecture halls. Lynchburg College is one of those Colleges that Change Lives.  Most students with an ACT of about 23 and a B average have a good chance at attending Lynchburg College at its picturesque campus about five hours away in southern Virginia.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

College of the Day: La Salle University

Located in the quiet Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, La Salle University is a small liberal arts college that has a hands-on approach to learning. Its most popular majors are nursing, communication, education, and psychology. The average class size is 20 students, and all classes are taught by professors, rather than what you will find at larger universities. The average SAT is just under 500 on each test.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

College of the Day: Elon University

About six hours south of Baltimore in central North Carolina, Elon University is a liberal arts college of about 6,000 students. Elon's acceptance rate and academic culture is similar to that of Coastal Carolina or Villanova University. Because Elon has seen relatively few applicants from Baltimore, it would be fair to expect that they would be generous in admissions and financial aid to balance the campus's geographic diversity.

Monday, December 5, 2016

College of the Day: University of Maryland College Park

Every state has a system of higher education, and our state's flagship campus is the University of Maryland at College Park. Being the largest university in the state, College Park does rely more than its peers on quantitative information for admissions, like grades and test scores, but they do consider other information. Being such a large campus, expect class sizes to be as large as their diversity. The top 15-20% of each graduating class tends to find academic success at UMCP.

Friday, December 2, 2016

College of the Day: Ithaca College

Ithaca College is about the same size as Morgan State, in a town in New York about as big as Westminster. It is a private comprehensive college, with an average SAT score of admitted students near 1700. Seniors who go to Ithaca also usually consider colleges like the University of Richmond, Villanova University, and the University of Scranton.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

College of the Day: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a quiet state school west of Pittsburgh where students focus on their intended areas of occupation. Admission is comparable to Frostburg State, and IUP is especially notable for its secondary education and criminal justice majors.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

College of the Day: George Mason University

Thanks to its recent appearance in the NCAA mens' basketball final four, George Mason University has been riding a wave of increased popularity, essentially making admissions a bit more competitive than Towson University. Also similar to Towson, GMU is a medium-to-large state university that is not quite as competitive or popular as its flagship partner. GMU's academics are strong in business, computer science, and liberal arts. Conveniently, George Mason is located in Fairfax, VA, which is just over an hour from home.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

College of the Day: United States Naval Academy

Maryland is fortunate to be hme to one of the five United States Service Academies. The United States Naval Academy, established in 1845 to produce the strongest and greatest leaders in the Navy and Marines, is one of the most elite and rigorous institutions, requiring potential midshipmen to obtain nominations from elected leaders such as senators and congressmen. Applicants must be strong in academics, particularly math and science, and be physically fit.

Monday, November 28, 2016

College of the Day: Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than 67 academic programs. There are no bystanders here. Students prepare for leadership through experiential learning opportunities, an extensive career network, and countless co-curricular, service, and off-campus study activities.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

College of the Day: Farmingdale State College

On the Long Island borough of New York City, Farmingdale State College is part of the state university system of New York. Farmingdale is a quiet and safe residential area, and the college is relatively competitive with an average ACT of 20 and GPA of 3.3, it is similar to UMBC or Salisbury University. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

College of the Day: Bluefield College

A small, Christian liberal arts college in southern Virginia, Bluefield College offers 22 majors, and the opportunity to get to know everyone on campus, since there ar fewer than 1000 students. Located six hours away, Bluefield College gives students the chance to be a healthy distance from home without having to pay an arm and a leg for the flight home when there was an emergency.

Monday, November 21, 2016

College of the Day: Widener University

Located just south of Philadelphia in Chester County, Widener University is a private liberal arts college that is growing rapidly, including a school of law. Widener is known for its community service engagement, involving its students in experiential learning. Widener University's student population is just a little smaller than Coppin, and most students finished high school above a 3.0 and earned over a 20 on the ACT.

Friday, November 18, 2016

College of the Day: St. John's College

In Annapolis lies a small, liberal arts college that is very unique in several ways. First, St. Johns College is one of the smallest post-secondary institutions in Maryland. Second, St. Johns College is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives because of its open-minded nature, pushing students to expand their minds primarily, without focusing on specific career-training skills. Third, its Reading List is the means that it uses to challenge students to think critically about the world around them - and these critical thinking skills are what are so highly valued by employers, with the assumption that skills can be learned, but a good thinker is of the utmost priority.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

College of the Day: East Stroudsburg University

Do you like to ski? Surrounded by some excellent skiing mountains, East Stroudsburg University is one of the best universities in Pennsylvania's system of higher education. In addition to a good business school, East Stroudsburg is known for a good special education program, as well as providing excellent support for students who themselves have learning differences. The average high school GPA of accepted students is around 3.0, and the average combined SAT critical reading and math score is 1000.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

College of the Day: College of Staten Island

CSI, or the College of Staten Island in New York City, is similar to West Virginia's Fairmount State University, in that you can apply and attend as an Associates Degree candidate, and then transfer right in to finish your Bachelors Degree. This gives you the same admissions flexibility as going to CCBC, but you get the experience of going away to college.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

College of the Day: Ursinus College

Ursinus College, located in the distant Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, is a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore. Ursinus is recognized as a College that Changes Lives, meaning that they evaluate admissions criteria, and educate their students, in a holistic way that encourages student achievement, rather than a factory-line approach to processing tens of thousands of student ID numbers. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

College of the Day: Morgan State University

Morgan State University is a public, in-state research institution, well-known for its education, engineering, and performing arts programs, as well as other strong academics. There are numerous admissions programs to make this four-year college more accessible, but it is important to have at least a 2.0 GPA and do the best you can on the ACT and/or SAT. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

College of the Day: NYC College of Technology

In the heart of Brooklyn, the New York City College of Technology offers programs in health, business, information, and artistic technology. City Tech has one of the more liberal admissions criteria among the CUNY system, with an average ACT score of 17 and an average high school GPA close to 2.5.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

College of the Day: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Just west of Philadelphia is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest HBCU in America. Cheyney is known for its teacher preparation program, and has recently launched a communications program complete with its own television studio. While minimum admissions criteria are not clear, average test scores and GPAs of admitted freshmen show that they maintain flexible standards in order to encourage greater participation in higher education - supported by their Academic Success Center and University College.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

College of the Day: West Virginia State University

Located in central West Virginia, West Virginia State University is an HBCU that offers a traditional selection of undergraduate majors with reasonable admissions criteria at a reasonable cost of attendance. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

College of the Day: University of Pennsylvania

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is now the largest of the Ivy League colleges at about 20,000 students - about the same size as Towson. Penn is located in center city Philadelphia, giving it an old city feel like Georgetown University. Because it is an Ivy League college, and with an admission rate of about 10%, getting admitted is improbable, even for the most qualified student. UPenn would be a reach for anyone, and has earned its competitive status by providing such a high quality education.

Friday, November 4, 2016

College of the Day: Johns Hopkins University

Nearby in the Hampden section of Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University boasts a world-class education, among peers who are also known for being more competitive than their own high school classmates. Students travel thousands of miles to study at Hopkins, and we have it in our backyard. All it takes would be test scores and a high school transcript that are better than at least 90% of your peers.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

College of the Day: Columbia University

Columbia University is located in the city of New York. Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. Being among the most competitive colleges in the United States, it would be fair to expect that even the strongest students would not be admitted, but to no fault of their own; enrollment managers look to craft a freshman class that represents the best and brightest in the world.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

College of the Day: Bucknell University

Driving due north for two and a half hours, Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Bucknell is a very selective college, admitting students who have strong test
scores of ACT over 30 or SAT over 700 on each test. Bucknell does a good job of blending professional preparation, research, and liberal arts. Students who are considering St.
Mary's College of Maryland or the College of William and Mary should also consider Bucknell.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

College of the Day: Mercy College

Identified as a College of Distinction, Mercy College is located in a northern New York City suburb. There is a bit of a broad range of admitted test scores and GPA's, which seem to focus on ACT's between 18 and 24 and GPA between 2.8 and 3.5. Because of Mercy's commitment to giving students an opportunity, its multiple campuses around New York, and its private nondenominational status, it is similar to local colleges like York College and Stevenson University.

Monday, October 31, 2016

College of the Day: Liberty University

Near Roanoke College, about four and a half hours south in Virginia, is a storied - though fairly new - college called Liberty University. Liberty University stays very close to its Christian fundamentals, and you can count on your experience to be closely tied to Christian beliefs. The typical freshman earned a 20 on the ACT and had a high school GPA of about 3.3, and academic scholarships start a 2.7 GPA.

Friday, October 28, 2016

College of the Day: Kutztown University

Located about two and a half hours away, just past Reading, Pennsylvania, is Kutztown University. Kutztown is part of Pennsylvania's state system of higher education, and is considered to be strong in health sciences, education, arts, and business majors. Most admitted students had GPAs near 3.1 and an ACT score of 20.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

College of the Day: Elizabeth City State University

Located in the outer banks of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University. The minimum GPA is 2.3, and the minimum combined SAT is 800. Students can focus on any of 37 academic majors, and offers a beautiful location to attend an HBCU.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

College of the Day: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland's Eastern Shore campus offers you an affordable in-state college tuition, attainable admissions criteria, and the opportunity to study far enough from home that you'll feel like you actually went away to college. A historically black college, UMES has more history than most Maryland colleges. What's more, UMES's admissions standards are also more flexible than most Maryland colleges.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

College of the Day: Haverford College

Haverford College is a liberal arts college located near the King of Prussia mall near Philadelphia that has had a very long connection with Bryn Mawr College. For many years, Haverford was the men's college as Bryn Mawr's brother, but now, Haverford is actually 47% men. Haverford boasts a 9 to 1 student to faculty ratio, but admission is quite competitive. Over 90% of their students graduate in the top tenth of their high school class, and score close to 700 on each SAT test.

Monday, October 24, 2016

College of the Day: Globe Institute of Technology

Right in the garment district of New York City, Globe Institute of Technology is an accredited post-secondary institution that offers both associates and bachelors degrees in fields related to business, technology, health, hospitality, and sports science management.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

College of the Day: The College of William & Mary

A little larger than Pittsburgh's Duquesne University and a little farther away in colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary is a very well known and very historic liberal arts college of great distinction. As one would expect from the institution that educated Thomas Jefferson, the standards and competition are high, and the outcomes are equally remarkable. Oh yeah, two alumni are The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

College of the Day: York College of Pennsylvania

York College is located just an hour north of here, and is frequently chosen by many Baltimore County students because it offers attractive financial aid for students who have a GPA above 2.75. YCP is recommended for students in the top half of their class who want to move away for college, but are a little nervous about being more than an hour's drive away.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

College of the Day: Towson University

Most of us know how popular Towson University is for students from our area. This makes sense, given its nationally recognized programs in education, music, film, and business, as well as its NCAA division 1 athletics, Towson boasts the second largest university in Maryland, with the convenience of being less than a 20-minute drive away. Students are usually admitted with GPA's above 3.25 and SAT scores of about 500 on each test.


Monday, October 17, 2016

College of the Day: Franklin & Marshall College

Only an hour and a half north of here, near the Lancaster outlets, Franklin & Marshall College is a well-respected liberal arts college that typically admits students with an average ACT score of about 30. They boast small class sizes and creative learning opportunities. You will definitely need to visit this school to see how the campus feels.

Friday, October 14, 2016

College of the Day: Elmira College

At Elmira College, students are more than a number. Small class sizes with individual attention in and out of the classroom create a learning environment in which students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our distinctive academic calendar and first-year experience offer students the chance to learn and grow on campus and abroad in ways uncommon at other institutions.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

College of the Day: West Chester University

Just under two hours away, West Chester University is the home of the Golden Rams, with 24 Division II teams. It became a designated state school in 1983, allowing the school to offer graduate degrees, along with bachelor’s degrees. West Chester offers undergraduate majors including Business Management, Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Russian, and many more! Housing is available with the option to choose between several residence halls to truly make you feel at home! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

College of the Day: Salisbury University

Salisbury University is the only college where you can attain a top-notch education, right by the beach, and pay in-state tuition for the whole experience. A popular destination among students with a 3.25 unweighted GPA, Salisbury is known to waive its SAT requirement if you have a 3.5 GPA or better.

Monday, October 10, 2016

College of the Day: Duquesne University

Located in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University is a private Roman Catholic university just a little larger than Frostburg.  Most students graduated with GPA's higher than 3.3 and SAT scores higher than 1700, making the college similar to the college of William and Mary or American University.

Friday, October 7, 2016

College of the Day: CUNY Lehman College

In Northwest Bronx, Lehman College offers a picturesque college setting in the shadow of New York City, without the high cost of housing and transportation. The average ACT score is around 22, and the average GPA is around 3.0. The fifty majors they offer are among the more popular majors, making Lehman an excellent choice for someone who may be considering a college similar to George Mason U, Catholic U of America, or Philadelphia U.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

College of the Day: Vassar College

Just north of New York City is one of the most selective women's colleges in the country: Vassar College. Vassar is a liberal arts college, meaning that students have the freedom to explore their interests in order to graduate as well-rounded, intellectual leaders.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

College of the Day: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

If you want to advance your education and take control of your career—even in times of economic and employment uncertainty—graduate with a degree from USciences. Located in Philadelphia, esteemed faculty, broad-based curriculum and established alumni network offer future leaders an edge in the thriving sectors where healthcare and science converge. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

College of the Day: McDaniel College

McDaniel College, located in Westminster, is not very far away geographically, but by the time you've traveled the Westminster Pike into the Carroll County farmlands, you step into another time and place. McDaniel College is listed as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, known for giving its students the support and encouragement they need to develop into highly functioning adults, rather than treating them like nameless faces in the crowd.

Friday, September 30, 2016

College of the Day: CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College, one of the City Universities of New York, offers a diverse and large student body with whom you can study. Requiring SAT scores comparable to that of Towson, Brooklyn College gives you the chance to be in the largest city in the world, studying among similar students who graduated in the top third of their class.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

College of the Day: Chatham University

Chatham University is a small, private liberal arts college in Pittsburgh. Chatham used to be a women's college, but is now nominally co-ed. The average admitted student finished high school with a 3.4 GPA, SAT scores of around 530 and ACT around 24. Undergraduate majors are available in all of the typical fields, and students also have the opportunity to design their own plan of study.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

College of the Day: Temple University

In the heart of Philadelphia lies a university as large as the University of Maryland and with as much history as Hopkins, but admissions as attainable as Stevenson.  Temple University is well-known for world-class programs in business, education, and music. Notable alumni include Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, 80's pop duo Hall and Oates, and R&B singer Jill Scott. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

College of the Day: Shepherd University

Just across the West Virginia border, 90 minutes west of here, you'll find Shepherd University. Shepherd University is just a little smaller than Bowie State, and located right on the edge of the beautiful Potomac River. It is a state-run, liberal arts university. For admissions, Shepherd has set a minimum 2.0 GPA and either an ACT score of 19 or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 910.

Monday, September 26, 2016

College of the Day: Hood College

Hood College is a co-ed liberal arts college located in Frederick, MD, so it is only an hour away, but it feels far enough away that you won't want to come home to do laundry every weekend. Hood College has a world-renowned social work program, but because it is a liberal arts institution, it is ideal for any student who really just has a love of learning.

Friday, September 23, 2016

College of the Day: Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College has long history of educating women who are among the world's leaders. Even though it is traditionally women's college, they share many resources with nearby Haverford College, an equally distinguished institution of higher education. Bryn Mawr College admits about 40% of applicants, and the average composite ACT score of admitted students is 29.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

College of the Day: Boricua College

Located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, Boricua College is a historically Latino college that offers fields of study of particular interest to the support and advancement of the community around it. Students interested in issues related to the Latin American experience will enjoy the opportunity to study both practical and theoretical fields upon graduation. There is no specified minimum GPA or test
score.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

College of the Day: Virginia State University

About 45 minutes south of Richmond lies Virginia State University, an HBCU founded about twenty years after the civil war. Currently, Virginia State is about the size of UMBC, with just as much variety of academic focus.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

College of the Day: Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Newark and New York City, is the home of Seton Hall University. Seton Hall is in its second year of including a mobile computing device in its tuition and fees, as an example of its commitment to technology in education. The average unweighted GPA of their freshmen is about 3.4, and the average ACT score is 24.

Monday, September 19, 2016

College of the Day: St. Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia operates from the Jesuit principle that one should strive to "live greater." The campus is located in a historic section of the city, and about the same size as York College. It would be a similar experience to going to Loyola College in Philadelphia, but with basketball being the big athletic program, rather than lacrosse. Most admitted students score in the 550 range on the SAT.

Friday, September 16, 2016

College of the Day: Allegheny College

At exactly six hours away, Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college that is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives because the culture of the college gives its students the support and encouragement that they need to find their own ways into and through adulthood. Admissions is competitive, with the average admitted freshman having scored about a 26 on their ACT. Only half of the students are from Pennsylvania, making Allegheny College a geographically diverse campus, as well.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

College of the Day: United States Merchant Marine Academy

The most important element in a productive merchant fleet and a strong transportation industry is people - men and women who are intelligent, dedicated, well-educated and competent. The purpose of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is to ensure that such people are available to the nation as shipboard officers and as leaders in the transportation field who will meet the challenges of the present and the future. This industry includes companies which own and manage the vessels; ports and terminals where cargo is handled; yards for ship repair; services like marine insurance underwriters, ship chartering firms, admiralty lawyers, engineering and research companies; and increasingly today, intermodal systems of trucks and railroads to distribute goods around the country. What is the United States Merchant Marine Academy? The Merchant Marine Academy is where young people who long for the sea go to learn about the leadership skills necessary to run a ship, or a fleet of ships, in the thriving business of marine trade. Because it is a United States academy, you must secure a nomination from an elected official, which is not impossible, and demonstrate strong academics and be in good physical health. USMMA is in King's Point, Queens, New York. (Thank you College Week Live for the following interview video)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

College of the Day: University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is a very selective liberal arts university, located about three hours south of here. It is about the same size as Bowie State or Penn State's Altoona campus,  and has an active division one athletic program. Such a selective liberal arts program would be a reasonable option for a student who is considering Loyola, Gettysburg, Lehigh, or Bucknell.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

College of the Day: University of Delaware


Just about an hour up Interstate 95, you'll find Vice President Joe Biden's alma mater, the University of Delaware. U-D is a large research university about the same size as James Madison and Towson University, but the admissions criteria is a little harder to predict. Students with a 3.0 have been admitted, and students with 3.3 have been denied admission. What is important to remember is that if being a Blue Hen is appealing to you, then you should visit and consider applying - even if it ends up being a "reach" school for you, at least you gave it a shot.

Friday, September 9, 2016

College of the Day: Richard Stockton College

At the Richard Stockton College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, students have the opportunity to study by the beach at one of the top universities in the northern region. It's 7000 students make it about the same size as Howard or American University, and is about as competitive as Towson University, with most students earning about 550 on each SAT test and graduating in the top 20% of their high school class.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

College of the Day: Penn State York Campus

Did you know that at Penn State York offers associate and bachelors degree in the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors.  If you like for coaches to be hard on you, this college is for you. The coaches try to put a positive outlet when recruiting high school students. Penn offers beneficial groups such as Project Connections Academy and Pathways To Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers programs. Penn State has developed a excellent array of academic courses and camps. 
Also, graduates of northern county high schools pay in-state tuition at PSU-York as long as they are at the York campus. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

College of the Day: Binghamton University

Binghamton University is one of the most selective colleges in the State University system of New York. With enrollment around 16,000, it is similar to Clemson University or Towson University.  Because it is a public institution in New York, tuition for Maryland residents will be significantly greater than for New York residents.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

College of the Day: Roanoke College

Just under five hours south of here in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia lies Roanoke College. Roanoke College prides itself on preparing its 2000 students for the real world by offering first-hand learning experiences and emphasizing personal connections with the instructors, in typical liberal arts philosophy. Most admitted students have a B average and each SAT score is between 500 and 600.

Friday, September 2, 2016

College of the Day: Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Just 90 minutes away, in a suburb of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Millersville University offers a high quality education for students interested in majors like education, STEM-related fields, business, and the arts. It is about the same size as Salisbury University, with about the same level of admission competitiveness. World Language is not a requirement, though it is recommended, for admission to Millersville. The average GPA for admitted students is about 3.2, and the average ACT score is about 22.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

College of the Day: Kean University

Across from Staten Island, near the Newark airport, lies Kean University of New Jersey, a public teaching university of 13,000 students, between UMBC and UVA in size. In terms of the academic profile of its admitted students, Kean would be a good alternative to students considering the University of Maryland, Towson, or UMBC.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

College of the Day: Howard University

This Historically Black University is nestled in our nation’s capital, one of the most diverse cities around. Howard offers many majors including Anesthesiology, Black Politics, Education, International Business, Journalism, Sports Medicine, and so many more. Residence Halls are protected by 24/7 campus security. Howard offers many dining options to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Howard University offers several Division II teams including basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and many more. In 2011, Howard’s total admission was 10,594, so be prepared to meet many new people! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

College of the Day: Pace University

For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has three campuses, in New York City, Westchester, and
White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls approximately 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and School of Law.

Monday, August 29, 2016

College of the Day: Old Dominion University

A moderately large state university in Norfolk, Virginia, Old Dominion University has an admission profile similar to Towson University, accepting few students with less than a 3.0 GPA or 20 ACT. Taking advantage of its large and diverse student body, there are 200 student organizations on campus, and over 70 undergraduate majors available. Old Dominion is joining the Conference USA, so it will compete with schools like Marshall, Tulane, East Carolina, and Florida International University.

Friday, August 26, 2016

College of the Day: North Carolina State University

As large and distinguished as the University of Maryland, North Carolina State University is an excellent option for students who long for the large campus crowds and prefer the warmer weather. Notable alumni include Coach Bill Cowher, comedian Zach Galifianakis, and former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

College of the Day: Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Located only 90 minutes away in Chester County Pennsylvania, Lincoln University is known as a premier historically black college. Famous alumni include Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall, and offers undergraduate majors in all of the popular fields of study. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kappa Alpha Psi Beautillion 2017

BEAUTILLION 2017

The Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its fourth Beautillion Scholarship Program for outstanding, college bound, African American male seniors residing in DC, MD, and VA.  We will select up to 15 high school students for 2017. Only 15 will be selected for the Class of 2017. 
FIRST STEP:
Take a look at the videos from 2014-2016 (below).
SECOND STEP:
Click here to Review the TENTATIVE INFO DECK to learn more about the beautillion concept. 
THIRD STEP:
If you are very interested, understand the concept after reviewing the deck from step 2, and want to attend our information session on Sunday, September 25 2016 from 3-5 PM, Register Now to attend the Session.

The session will take place at: University of Maryland College Park campus; Robert H. Smith School of Business, Van Munching Hall, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 7699 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD 20742. Click here for Directions. Register Now to attend the Session.  At least one parent will be expected to attend the information session in order to be eligible to participate in STEP FOUR: Beautillion Interview Process.


BEAUTILLION 2014



BEAUTILLION 2015



BEAUTILLION 2016



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College of the Day: American University

AmericanUniversity is a competitive university in northwest Washington, DC. Admissions are more competitive than Towson, but not much more so than College Park. The campus itself is nestled in a residential section of the city, but feels simultaneously classic and contemporary. Many students make American their back-up to George Washington, and is comparable to a college like Boston University.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Talk to your kids about bullying in the 2016 Election

We all know how tumultuous the political climate has been around the nation in the months leading up this fall's presidential election.
The North Carolina School Counselor Association shared at the national school counselor association conference that there are many resources for talking with children about the rampant bullying that could stem as a result of the dialog related to the presidential campaigns:
Parentmap.com
New York Times
CNN
No Bully.org
NBC's Today Show