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.