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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

College of the Day: University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is a competitive liberal arts Jesuit institution set against the historic mining town of the same name.  A little smaller than Frostburg State, the University of Scranton is a close community of scholars who are mostly Catholic, though many non-Catholic students have found great success and happiness on campus. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

College of the Day: Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University is a women’s college. It was the first private women’s catholic school. The Gators are a Division lll school. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a very small school. They pride themselves in the academic honor system. (Arrion, Class of 2013)

Monday, April 3, 2017

College of the Day: Baruch College

Baruch College, a campus of the City University of New York, is located 4 1/2 hours away in mid-town Manhattan. It claims to have the largest business school the United States, and is highly ranked by US News & World Report. Study in the heart of the largest city in the world, the only place where it would make sense to have a vertical campus.

Friday, March 31, 2017

College of the Day: Carnegie Mellon University

In Pittsburgh, there is a small research focused institution called Carnegie Mellon University. Very quietly, Carnegie Mellon has established an extremely strong reputation for both its engineering and performing arts programs. Its campus is green and beautiful, set against the mountains and
industrial city line. Admissions to Carnegie Mellon is competitive, with most admitted students finishing in the top tenth of their graduating class.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

College of the Day: Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University educates undergraduate students for productive, creative, and reflective lives of achievement, leadership, and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Three schools: School of Arts, Humanities and Communications; School of Natural and Social Sciences; and Sigmund Weis School of Business. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

College of the Day: Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA, is the region's best-known visual arts college, and its acclaim and offerings continue to grow. MICA recently opened a new residence hall, and has an established relationship with Baltimore's museums of art. MICA students are known for being among the most talented artists at their high schools, and plan to major in visual arts, computer graphics, art education, and related fields.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

College of the Day: Bryn Athyn College

Bryn Athyn College is a small, private, coeducational, liberal arts college dedicated to a New Church approach to education and life. Our 130-acre campus is located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 14 miles north of center-city Philadelphia. Our student body consists of 230 students from 16 countries around the world. Bryn Athyn classes are small, with an average class size of 10 students and a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. A Bryn Athyn education offers the flexibility of a personalized program of study—through one of our carefully chosen majors or through our popular and individualized interdisciplinary major—paired with a challenging core program that gives every graduate a strong academic foundation. A Bryn Athyn education will challenge you to think independently, write clearly, develop your ideas, and decide what you stand for. Your education here will help you succeed in graduate school, in your career, and in life. At Bryn Athyn, it's not just about you. It's about how you live your beliefs and what you do to make a difference.

Monday, March 27, 2017

College of the Day: Bard College

Bard College is a small, private liberal arts college with very competitive admissions. Most students earned about 30 on the ACT, and 95% of the students graduated in the top quarter of their high school class. Bard College is located five and a half hours north of here, about an hour north on the Hudson River from New York City. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

College of the Day: Monroe College

Located in the suburbs of New York, Monroe College is a career-minded institution that offers associates and bachelors degrees in areas like business, criminal justice, information technology, and accounting. Similar to a community college, they have a placement test to ensure proper course recommendations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

College of the Day: Juniata College

Near Tuscarora Mountain in central Pennsylvania, Juniata College is an private, independent college that has been recognized as one of the colleges that change lives, because of its tradition of thinking outside of the box to encourage its students to find themselves through academic rigor and flexibility. Juniata also defies convention by evaluating students based on the whole picture, rather than a formula. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

College of the Day: High Point University

High Point University is a college that has sought after, and earned, interesting press for its efforts to recruit more enrollment. One measure it took was to admit more students; another was to install a "lazy river" on campus to celebrate the beautiful weather in central North Carolina. Colleges similar in addmisions and enrollment in out part of the country include the University of Scranton, Butler Univeresity, and Clarkson University. Admission rate is about 70% and most students earn SAT scores in the 500s.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

College of the Day: Hampton University

Right at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton University continues its tradition as one of the finest HBCU's in the nation.  Many of the admitted students have a GPA of at least 2.5, and ACT of at least 18. Notable alumni include Wanda Sykes and the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine.

Monday, March 20, 2017

College of the Day: Washington Adventist University

Formerly known as Columbia Union College, Washington Adventist University is a private college, located outside Washington, DC. It is ranked by the US News and World Report, and its enrollment continues to grow. Offering the more popular majors with intimate class sizes, students get a truly supportive education without having to travel too far from home.

Friday, March 17, 2017

College of the Day: Manhattan College

Manhattan College is one of 276 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. All three of Manhattan College’s professional schools — business, education and engineering — are nationally accredited.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

College of the Day: Fairmount State University

Located five hours away in quiet West Virginia, Fairmont State University is a comprehensive four-year college that actually also has a community-college on-campus, allowing you to move away to college right out of high school, and then you can transfer to the Bachelor's level coursework.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

College of the Day: Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College is a small, religiously affiliated, liberal arts college in central Virginia. Most students earned at least a 3.5 in high school with ACT scores in the 23 range. In addition to over 60 available majors, Bridgewater offers a prolific study abroad program.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

College of the Day: Wilkes University

If you were to follow the Susquehanna River north from the Chesapeake Bay, you'd come upon an old town similar in history and size to Aberdeen, called Wilkes-Barre. In addition to King's College, Wilkes-Barre is also home to Wilkes University, a private, unaffiliated liberal arts university that is experiencing growth in reputation and popularity. Taking a computing class in high school is recommended for admission to Wilkes University.

Monday, March 13, 2017

College of the Day: University of Baltimore

Long known for its law school and upper-division college, the University of Baltimore has offered the full four years of bachelors degrees in the Mount Royal section of the city. UB has a strong selection of business-, crime-, and technically minded majors, close to home, and for in-state tuition. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

College of the Day: Fashion Institute of Technology

The FIT campus is a tightly knit community in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. It’s one of the most vibrant areas of the city, with cafes, art galleries, boutiques, theaters, museums and restaurants right outside our doors or a short walk away. You can feel the energy in the air.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

College of the Day: Edinboro University

Way up in the outskirts of Erie, Pennsylvania, you'll find Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a public university with excellent elementary and secondary education, as well as health science programs, in addition to the usual selection of college majors. Most admitted students earn about 500 on each SAT test, and have earned at least a 2.5 high school GPA.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

College of the Day: Villanova University

For students who seek the distinction of a competitive university like Johns Hopkins, but prefer to go away to college and live in a quiet suburban area, Villanova University offers the chance to graduate with a remarkable degree. Most students who are admitted to Villanova earn an ACT in the 30's, and 5 out of six Villanova students graduate from high school in the top 10% of their high school class.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

College of the Day: St. Mary's College of Maryland

St.Mary's College of Maryland is unique in that it is the only public Maryland university that is known for providing a holistic, liberal arts, honors-level education, for the cost of in-state tuition. Nestled quietly along the Chesapeake shores of Southern Maryland, St. Mary's is an excellent place to study among your dedicated peers.

Monday, March 6, 2017

College of the Day: Dickinson College

Just outside Harrisburg in Carlisle, Pennsylvania lies Dickinson College, a small liberal arts college with competitive admissions and a very supportive community of faculty and fellow students. Dickinson has a very charming campus and a thriving Hillel organization, perfect for many students who wish to find themselves in an academic atmosphere that is different - but not too different - from several BCPS high schools. Former Orioles President Andy McPhail and the founder of the Dupont company are alumni.

Friday, March 3, 2017

College of the Day: CUNY York College

Right near JFK Airport near Queens, New York, York College offers 40 different majors and operates from a liberal arts educational philosophy. The average admitted freshman had a low B and an SAT combined critical reading and math score of about 900.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

College of the Day: West Virginia University

About four hours to the west, along a major river in the mountains of West Virginia, you'll find West Virginia University, a major university with popular reputations in many academic areas, and an athletic powerhouse in most sports. Admission tends to be a little more open than Towson University, but because they discount tuition for West Virginia residents, most Maryland applicants will end up paying as much to attend WVU as any other public flagship university across state lines.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

College of the Day: University of Pittsburgh

Imagine going to college in a city like Baltimore. Now imagine that your urban college was as large as the University of Maryland. Now imagine that your college consistently makes appearances in the NCAA basketball tournaments and is a contender in its football conference. Imagine it set against beautiful mountains, in the heart of the city, just a few miles from the football stadium that is home to an NFL team that has won more Super Bowls than any other team in history. The University of Pittsburgh is a world-class institution, with an excellent medical school, and is attainable to students to have B's in high school and whose SAT scores are between 500 and 600. Give Pitt a chance, if you are considering larger universities and thrive on city life.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

College of the Day: Mount St. Mary's University

Despite its reputation as a popular Catholic university, and its recent appearance at the NCAA mens' basketball tournament, Mount St Mary's University, or nicknamed The Mount, has quite a diverse selection of academic majors to study, and a fierce alumni network that can give you the support you need for getting your career started. The Mount is located only an hour north of Baltimore, in Emmittsburg, Maryland.

Monday, February 27, 2017

College of the Day: Hunter College

In the upper west side of Manhattan, Hunter College is the largest college in the City University of New York system, and is one of the oldest public colleges in the country. The Princeton Review ranks it as one of the top ten best values in public colleges. The average high school GPA is in the high B range, and the average SAT score is around 600 on each test.

Friday, February 24, 2017

College of the Day: California University of Pennsylvania

About four hours away in a distant southern suburb of Pittsburgh, you'll find California University of Pennsylvania, a public college just a little larger than Morgan State. Imagine McDaniel College, only three times its size. Cal-U is known for its education programs, as well as liberal arts and sciences. Admission is competitive, making it comparable to Towson University or UMBC.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

College of the Day: Washington and Lee University

Just past Charlottesville, Virginia, you'll find a small liberal arts university that was actually founded by George Washington. Washington and Lee is located right near the Virginia Military Institute, and has a quiet and pretty campus. The college represents the undergraduate school and the school of law. Most of the admitted students have scored almost 700 on each of their SATs, and graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


College Fair at CCBC

CCBC partners with Baltimore County Public Schools to host College Fair 2017

Baltimore County, Md. (Feb. 13, 2017) – The Community College of Baltimore County in co-sponsorship with Baltimore County Public Schools is hosting College Fair 2017 at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex during the month of March.  Representatives from more than 100 universities, colleges, proprietary and military schools will be available to speak with students and parents.  

Parking for this event is free. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.   Times, locations and contact numbers are as follows:
CCBC Essex
Tuesday, March 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Wellness and Athletics Center
For more information, call 443-840-2110.
CCBC Catonsville
Wednesday, March 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Jack Manley Wellness and Athletics Center

For more information, call 443-840-4894.

Air Force ROTC
Albright College
Baltimore City Community College
Bethany College
Bridgewater College
Cabrini College
California University of Pennsylvania
Campbell University
Capitol Technology University *
Carlow University
Cedar Crest College
Chowan University
Christopher Newport University
Clarkson University
Coastal Carolina University
Columbia College Chicago
Community College of Baltimore County
Concord University
Davis & Elkins College
Delaware Valley College
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Elizabethtown College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising*
Flagler College
Florida Institute of Technology
Frostburg State University
Garrett College
George Washington University
Georgia Southern University
Goldey-Beacom College
Goucher College
High Point University*
Hollins University
Hood College
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kent State University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
LaSalle University
Longwood University
Loyola University
Lycoming College
Lynchburg College
Marywood University
McDaniel College
Methodist University
Millersville University
Mount St. Mary’s University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Penn State University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Radford University
Randolph College
Regent University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Saint Vincent College
Salisbury University
Seton Hill University
Shenandoah University
Shippensburg University
Smith College**
St. John’s College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Stevenson University
The College of New Jersey
The College of Saint Rose
The University of Alabama
The University of New England
The University of Rhode Island
Towson University
United States Army
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland University College
University of Mary Washington
University of Mount Olive
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
University of South Carolina
University of the Sciences
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Washington College
West Chester University
West Virginia University*
West Virginia  University Institute of Technology
Wheeling Jesuit University
Widener University
Wilkes University
Wilmington University
Wittenberg University
York College of Pennsylvania

*          CCBC Catonsville Campus Only
**       CCBC Essex Campus Only

College of the Day: St. Vincent College

In the western Pennsylvania town of Latrobe, St. Vincent College has a serene and spacious campus with a small student population and a mission rooted in the Catholic faith. Admissions are centered around students who have about a 3.0 GPA and ACT score near 22.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

College of the Day: Loyola University Maryland

Home to the 2012 NCAA mens' lacrosse national championship, Loyola University Maryland  gives an extremely well-rounded college experience to students who graduate in the top 20% of their class and have strong test scores. Loyola's education is founded upon Jesuit traditions, and has a diverse student population, including students from many parts of the country.

Friday, February 17, 2017

College of the Day: Cornell University

Cornell University is among a small group of colleges in the Eastern Time Zone - along with the Universities of Virginia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and CUNY Lehman College - that admit fewer than 30% of those who apply but still have a student body of greater than 10,000 students. Like others in the Ivy League athletic conference and those with similarly small acceptance rates, Cornell will likely advertise how many high school valedictorians and those with perfect SAT scores that they have denied, because those who apply are plentiful, and these very highly selective colleges have the opportunity to find more non-cognitive measures of college readiness in addition to just grades and test scores. What have you done to set yourself apart with the other 10,000 students with your grades and test scores?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

College of the Day: Bloomsburg University

Going up the Susquehanna River past Harrisburg, you will see Bloomsburg University, home to notable undergraduate programs in American Sign Language, Criminal Justice, and Nursing. A typical Bloomsburg student's high school performance was in the top 25% of their class, and each SAT score is about 530.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

College of the Day: Virginia Commonwealth University

As large as West Virginia University or the University of Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest state university. It is located about four hours south of here in Richmond, and has a full and thriving campus life. Because it is such a large university, taking AP classes in high school will benefit a future VCU Ram because AP prepares students for the high level of instruction - without the intimate teaching that smaller colleges provide.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

College of the Day: Point Park University

Less than a mile from PNC Park and Heinz Field, Point Park University is a college similar in size to Coppin State, except it overlooks the Monongahela River. Most freshmen have a GPA just over 3.0 and SAT scores just over 500.

Monday, February 13, 2017

College of the Day: Kent State University

Having worked past its tumult of the 1970s, Kent State University maintains a reputation strong for student pride and achievement. Kent is six hours west of Baltimore, just south of Cleveland. Kent State offers over 100 majors, and in many ways, it is similar to Towson University, with its suburban and medium sized campus and student body.

Friday, February 10, 2017

College of the Day: Frostburg State University

Located two and a half hours away, tucked quietly in the Allegheny Mountains, Frostburg State offers in-state tuition and the chance to study just far enough away that your parents are not on your back all the time. What's more, the average weighted GPA for students admitted to Frostburg is 3.0. This college is worth including for any student who is interested in focusing on their studies, without the distractions of the bustling metropolis. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

College of the Day: Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a center of intellectual and creative activity, and features outstanding schools in business, education, nursing, social work, psychology, and arts and sciences. Their mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank. Internationally recognized scholars and artists fill the ranks of Adelphi's over 600 full- and part-time faculty. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

College of the Day: Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University was one of just two universities specifically cited for excellent Athletic Training programs. Shenandoah University is proud to announce that the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business has earned its maintenance of accreditation from the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

College of the Day: Rowan University

In the heart of southern New Jersey, in a residential suburb of Philadelphia near Joe Flacco's home town, Rowan University is a public university known for education, liberal arts and engineering majors. With 11,000 students and an average high school GPA near 4.0, Rowan could easily be considered New Jersey's version of UVA or Villanova University.

Monday, February 6, 2017

College of the Day: Peirce College

Peirce College is a small practical college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, offering degrees in business, health care, information technology, legal studies, or general studies. Because its primary student base is comprised of adults returning to school, freshman admissions requirements are more open than other four-year colleges. This is definitely a college to consider if you are looking for options.

Friday, February 3, 2017

College of the Day: Delaware State University

Delaware State University is an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) that is popular for BCPS students who want to get out of Maryland. Even though it is a state school across our border, the tuition rate is not too high and they do tend to be generous with more highly-qualified students.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

College of the Day: Allegheny Wesleyan College

At six hours away, Allegheny Wesleyan College offers a liberal arts education steeped in Methodist tradition with enough distance from home so that you can establish your own sense of independence, without being so far that you can't get home easily in an emergency. Allegheny Wesleyan is located just past Pittsburgh on the other side of the Ohio border.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

College of the Day: Touro College

Touro College is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher learning, located in Brooklyn, New York. It houses several large graduate-level medical and other professional schools, but its undergraduate population is also as large as Salisbury University. Admission is mildly competitive, with most students graduating with a B average and SAT scores just over 500. This school is an excellent example of a small college that is looking for students who crave an academic challenge, without necessarily being perfect.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

College of the Day: Randolph-Macon College

About three hours to the south, in the suburbs of Richmond, you'll find Randolph-Macon College. Randolph-Macon offers a liberal arts education, giving students the time and encouragement they need to develop their own way of thinking about how the world works and, most importantly, how to make sense of the challenges that will await them in the ever-changing job market. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

College of the Day: New Jersey Institute of Technology

As you would expect from a college called the New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJIT's majors are all related to STEM fields, and sciences that are used in the business world. Most students who attend NJIT have an SAT score above 1700 and a GPA above 3.3. NJIT is located in Newark, which is a distant suburb of New York, but the city of Newark is in fact larger than Buffalo or Orlando. Consider NJIT if you are interested in the sciences, and want to be where the action is.

Friday, January 27, 2017

College of the Day: Mansfield University

Located four hours due north of Baltimore, Mansfield University is part of Pennsylvania's state system of higher education, and is similar to Frostburg State in other ways as well, like culture, surroundings, size, and admissions standards. Mansfield is a good fit for someone with a 3.0 GPA and looking to study in a quiet location amid nature and the mountains. There is great skiing, as well.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

College of the Day: George Washington University

George Washington University is a very competitive university with an urban feel, located very close to the White House in Washington, DC. Students have the opportunity to design their program combining the existing areas of study, and they frequently get to associate with high-ranking officials. GW is usually a back-up to schools like Georgetown or Johns Hopkins, and a reach for students who would find a good fit at College Park.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

College of the Day: St. John's University

St. John's University prepares students from across the U.S. and around the world for success as ethical leaders in today's global society. More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at our five campuses -- 15,092 undergraduates and 5,254 graduate students. Together they represent 45 states and 122 foreign countries. Students at St. John's represent a vast range of nationalities, ethnicities and faith traditions. This fosters the cosmopolitan atmosphere you expect of a world-class Catholic university -- reflecting the remarkable diversity of New York City itself. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

College of the Day: Marymount University

How long does it take to drive to Arlington, VA? About 90 minutes without traffic? Not too long to visit and consider Marymount a traditionally Catholic university of about 3000 students. What an amazing opportunity to live and learn in an intimate suburban setting, while you can pursue the fast-paced internships, shopping, and culture in the nation's capital.

Monday, January 23, 2017

College of the Day: Lafayette College

For more than 175 years, Lafayette College has been known for a spirit of exploration that ignores boundaries, where faculty works with students across disciplines to tackle challenges and solve problems.

Friday, January 20, 2017

College of the Day: Drew University

Located about 45 minutes outside New York, Drew University is a small selective liberal arts college, like McDaniel. Drew University is private, and affiliated with the Methodist Church. The average SAT score is about 550 on each test. The most popular majors are in biological sciences and pre-law subjects. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

College of the Day: William Paterson University

Four hours away in northern New Jersey, is William Paterson University, a public university the same size as UMBC. Its location in a large suburb and its reputation for research and education also make it similar to UMBC. The average SAT of admitted students is just over 500, and half of their students graduated in the top third of their high school class.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

College of the Day: Virginia Union University

Do you know where our Superintendent, Dr. Dance, went to college? If you guessed Virginia Union University, you are correct. VUU places more emphasis on grades than test scores, and they do prefer A's and B's in academic courses. Here's what Dr. Dance had to say about Virginia Union U: "VUU is a considered an HBCU in the heart of the City of Richmond with a strong Liberal Arts focus. However, over the last several years, a strong focus on education, fine arts, and criminal justice has dominated the academic framework of the university. The campus has roughly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and prides itself on creating a small family-like culture. Small classes, student activities, and a no-excuses faculty make VUU a great place for students who desire a small home away from home."

Friday, January 13, 2017

College of the Day: Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a quiet university located just over two hours west of here, 45 minutes due north of Hagerstown. Ship has a phenomenal education and business program, and also thrives in the performing arts. Students with GPAs close to 3.0 and SAT scores close to 500 on each test are encouraged to apply here. It makes a good back-up to Towson or a good alternative to Salisbury or Frostburg State.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

College of the Day: Coppin State University

Coppin State, located near here in Baltimore, offers accredited education, business, and other professional preparation programs at an affordable price, attainable admissions standards, and the opportunity to affiliate with historically black fraternities and sororities.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

College of the Day: Arcadia University

Arcadia University promises students global perspectives, integrated real-world learning and research experiences, and personal attention. Arcadia University also offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees full-time, part-time and online, with a respected Forensic Science degree, Peace Studies, study abroad programs and more. Arcadia is a private, comprehensive university in metropolitan Philadelphia. Arcadia University is a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

College of the Day: Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a college that offers open admissions, along with its undergraduate major programs. At only an hour and a half away, it is a reasonable distance and the tuition only costs about $5000 per semester.

Monday, January 9, 2017

College of the Day: United States Military Academy at West Point

One of the nation's most distinctive campus of future leaders, the United States Military Academy, or West Point, is located about 45 minutes north of New York City. Just like the Naval Academy, West Point requires a recommendation from a congressman or senator, in addition to strong grades and physical fitness. While the Naval Academy prepares the future officers of the Navy and Marine Corps, West Point is the training ground for the Army's future leaders.

Friday, January 6, 2017

College of the Day: University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a very competitive college with a rich history of educating the country's leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, both of JFK's Senator brothers, Edgar Allen Poe, Katie Couric and Tina Fey, and many others. It is no surprise, then, that you would need to be near the top of your class, in both grades and test scores, to be a potential Virginia Cavalier. UVA is truly a school of distinction.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

College of the Day: Rider University

A little north of Trenton, New Jersey, you'll find Rider University, a private, unaffiliated university that is about the same size as Frostburg State. Its surroundings are suburban, and its admissions are selective, like Towson University. Musicians, Rider University is also home to the world-famous Westminster Choir College.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

College of the Day: Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University is a comprehensive university located in Philly, with particular strengths in business and management. Admissions are just about as competitive as Towson or Salisbury, but its size allows for a more supportive learning environment than those two larger state schools.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

College of the Day: University of the District of Columbia

At an hour away in the nation’s capital, the University of the District of Columbia was founded in 1851.  With majors in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Education, Mortuary Science, Social Work, and many more, this university offers a diverse learning experience. Home of the Firebirds, this school offers Division II teams for everyone.  UDC offers on-campus housing, or assistance with finding your own apartment. UDC offers a law school to those who wish to continue their education.