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.