Friday, September 22, 2017

Career of the Day: Specialist Physician

A specialist physician is trained and certified in a specific field and the range of options for specialization is seemingly endless. Examples of specialist physicians include cardiologist, pediatrician, emergency medicine specialist, gynecologist, general surgeon, internal medicine specialist, and neurologist. The educational path of a specialist physician is much like that of a general practitioner. An undergraduate degree, medical school, internship, and residency training are usual requirements. In addition to this, specialist physicians must undergo intensive training in their chosen specialty, and acquire a license in this field. The duration of this training depends on the physician's field and level of specialty.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Career of the Day: Food Scientist

Agricultural and food scientists play an important role in maintaining the nation’s food supply. Many work in basic or applied research and development. Basic research seeks to understand the biological and chemical processes by which crops and livestock grow. Applied research uses this knowledge to discover ways to improve the quality, quantity, and safety of agricultural products. Many agricultural and food scientists work with little supervision, forming their own hypotheses and developing research methods accordingly. In addition, they often lead teams of technicians or students who help in their research. Agricultural and food scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many obtain a doctoral degree. Food scientists and technologists and soil and plant scientists typically earn bachelor’s degrees.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Career of the Day: Fire Protection Engineer

Each year in the United States over 3,000 people die and thousands are injured and $10 billion in property is damaged as a result of fire. Fire protection engineering is a unique profession that uses science and technology to make our homes, workplaces, schools, the economy and the environment safer from the devastating effects of fires. They analyze how buildings are used, how fires start, how fires grow, and how fire and smoke affect people, buildings and property. Additionally, Fire protection engineers use the latest technologies to 
a) Design systems that control fires, alert people to danger and provide means for escape; 
b) Evaluate buildings to pinpoint the risks of fires and the means to prevent them; 
c) Conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; and 
d) investigate fires to discover how fire spreads, why protective measures failed, and how those measures could have been designed more effectively. 
For a person who is looking for a satisfying career that provides a solid income, flexibility, and the opportunity to make a difference, fire protection engineering is an excellent career choice. To find out more go to http://careers.sfpe.org.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Career of the Day: Publication Editor

Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. They also review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people. Employers generally prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English. Those with other backgrounds who can show strong writing skills also may find jobs as editors. Editors who deal with specific subject matter may need experience related to that field. Fashion editors, for example, may need expertise in fashion that they get through formal training or work experience.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Career of the Day: Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware. To become an electrical engineer, you should get a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a program that is accredited by ABET.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Career of the Day: Commercial Diver

Commercial diving and underwater welding career opportunities are exciting and challenging, highly in-demand, and incredibly varied from job to job. You may be working at a nuclear power plant, hydroelectric dam, or wind farm, or water treatment facility, offshore oil rig, or laying underwater fiber optic cables. With the increased innovation for alterative power sources and telecommunications, much of the infrastructure will take place underwater. One training program offers certification in five months, and most graduates begin their careers earning 50-80 thousand dollars a year.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Career of the Day: News Producer

A news producer is the behind the scenes quarterback of a newscast. A producer’s responsibilities include determining which stories will be covered, placing the stories in a logical order, and writing them in a short and succinct manner so viewers can easily understand them. During the newscast, producers make sure the show is on time and going as planned. Solid news judgment and excellent writing skills are critical to being a successful producer. You must also handle deadlines well. A journalism degree is helpful, but it is important that you have a well-rounded education.
(written by Jeremy Freedenberg, Producer, CBS Philly)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Career of the Day: Dentist

A dentist is a doctor that cares for teeth and gums. Dentists identify symptoms of potential and current problems in oral health, and take steps to intervene. Because the knowledge and practice required for becoming a dentist is so involved, the training requires a four-year doctorate program in a dental school, beyond a four-year bachelor's degree. Usually, in order to be successful in a dental school, one should seek an undergraduate major in biology or related life science. If you plan to obtain your own practice instead of working in a partnership, you should be prepared to handle business tasks and other leadership roles.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Career of the Day: Economist

Economists apply economic analysis to issues within a variety of fields, such as education, health, development, and the environment. They research and analyze data using a variety of software programs, including spreadsheets, statistical analysis, and database management programs. More than half of all economists work in federal, state, and local government. Federal government economists collect and analyze data about the U.S. economy. They also project spending needs and inform policy makers on the economic impact of laws and regulations. Many economists work for corporations and help them understand how the economy will affect their business. Specifically, economists may analyze issues such as consumer demand and sales to help a company maximize its profits. Students can pursue an advanced degree in economics with a bachelor’s degree in a number of fields, but a strong background in math is essential.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Career of the Day: Recording Engineer

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies and in office and school buildings. These workers may be called broadcast or sound engineering technicians or operators or engineers. At smaller radio and television stations, broadcast and sound technicians may do many jobs. At larger stations, they are likely to specialize more, although even their job assignments may change from day to day. They set up and operate audio and video equipment, although the kind of equipment they use may depend on the particular type of technician or industry. Most broadcast and sound engineering technicians have an associate’s degree or vocational certification, available at institutions like CCBC and Sheffield Institute. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Career of the Day: Database Administrator

Database administrators, often called DBAs, make sure that data analysts can easily use the database to find the information they need and that the system performs as it should. DBAs sometimes work with an organization’s management to understand the company’s data needs and to plan the goals of the database. Database administrators often plan security measures, making sure that data are secure from unauthorized access. Many databases contain personal or financial information, making security important. Database administrators are responsible for backing up systems in case of a power outage or other disaster. They also ensure the integrity of the database, guaranteeing that the data stored in it come from reliable sources. Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Career of the Day: Detective

Detectives help solve crimes. They are usually promoted from the role of police officer, and require more leadership, insight, and investigative skills and interests than the daily requirements of an officer on patrol. Because of the complex nature and sometimes morally challenging tasks in detective work, it is crucial that an aspiring police officer or detective have a strong ethical decision making and have demonstrated wisdom in other capacities. The training usually involves the typical police academy, with more coursework in criminal justice.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Career of the Day: Accountant

Are you comfortable with numbers? Do you see art in finances? With a career in accounting, you have the opportunity to maximize the profit margin of your clients or business through maintaining accurate financial records and appropriately assigning incoming and outgoing funds. Even though the math in accounting isn't extremely advanced, accountants are incredibly comfortable with numbers, facts, and complying with the rule of law.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

College of the Day: Rutgers University

After Penn State, the second largest undergraduate student population within a six-hour drive is at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. What makes Rutgers such a desirable choice is that in addition to a world-class education, you have the opportunity to pursue extremely diverse educational opportunities, all in the shadow of the world's largest metropolis. Only at Rutgers can you have the convenience of a large city urban environment and a large campus experience, at the same time. Admission is understandably competitive, but not as competitive as College Park, which makes it a good backup for students craving the big campus experience with a GPA in the low-to-mid 3's.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

College of the Day: Robert Morris University

Just past Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University is a private university with many majors to choose from. What's great about Robert Morris University is that its admissions process is holistic enough to consider the complete individual, despite being as large as Bowie or Coppin.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

College of the Day: Ohio University

In Athens, Ohio, you will find Ohio University, the oldest college in the state with one of the strongest reputations among the Ohio state universities. They are quick to correct anyone who thinks they are buckeyes - they are the proud Bobcats, and the campus culture is very similar to James Madison University or Towson University.

Friday, May 26, 2017

College of the Day: Goucher College

Identified as one of the Colleges that Change Lives because it provides such a warm family environment for students to develop their own love of learning, Goucher College is a liberal arts college in Towson, just inside the beltway. Goucher is a co-ed institution known for producing students who are well-rounded and well prepared for the work world.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

College of the Day: University of Mary Washington

If you take Frostburg State University, and instead of being in a small town in the mountains of western Maryland, you put it in a small town along the James River, you get the University of Mary Washington. UMW offers a wealth of educational variety, a student body as large as 5000 students, and a reasonable post-secondary alternative to Frostburg, Shippensburg, York College, and Christopher Newport U.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

College of the Day: Princeton University

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

College of the Day: Penn State University

Exactly three hours north of Baltimore, in the very center of Pennsylvania, is a campus so large that two looped bus circuits are available to save students the 30-minute walk from the freshman dorms, past the college of agriculture, the college of Arts and Architecture and double libraries to the College of Engineering. As one would expect from one of the largest universities in the country, it boasts the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. This college taught Ben and Jerry how to make their ice cream and educated the creators of Avenue Q and the Ron Burgundy story, as well as WBAL's Jayne Miller. Penn State has a distinguished academic reputation that has always transcended football, and will continue to do so.



Monday, May 22, 2017

College of the Day: Bowie State University

How would you like to study in the shadow of NASA's headquarters in Prince George's County? Bowie State University offers that opportunity, including the chance to pay in-state tuition for strong academics focused in areas from business to music to education to science. Many students who have at least a 2.0 make Bowie State a reasonable option for post-secondary study.

Friday, May 19, 2017

College of the Day: St. Joseph's College

Ranked among the top comprehensive colleges in its region and located in the heart of Brooklyn, St. Joseph's College offers a very close academic environment in the largest city in the world. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

College of the Day: Regent University

At Virginia Beach about five hours south from here, lies  Regent University, known for its Christian affiliation. Regent University is a diverse campus with many cultural opportunities. It is worth noting that Regent, like many religiously affiliated colleges, offer many majors that are not related to religion - like Business, computer graphics, psychology, math, and communications. The religiously affiliated colleges simply offer students a chance to explore their intellectual potential with peers who share their faith structure.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

College of the Day: Messiah College

In a suburb of Pennsylvania's state capital lies Messiah College, a Christian liberal arts college about the same size as Coppin, but with different surroundings. Messiah College's Christian philosophy pervades its academic programming and campus culture, so this college will appeal to those students who really value that side of their identity.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

College of the Day: Goldey Beacom College

Quietly tucked away in the suburbs of northwest Delaware, you'll find Goldey-Beacom College, a small liberal arts college. At about a thousand students, Goldey-Beacom has the flexibility and time to evaluate each application individually, even though they do require SAT or ACT scores. Because it is not as popular as some of its neighbors, you may find that the admissions and financial aid departments will likely be more generous than other colleges that you are considering.

Monday, May 15, 2017

College of the Day: Fairleigh Dickinson University

A little smaller than Morgan State University, on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan, you'll find Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition to having campuses in Vancouver and Great Britain, the Metropolitan campus offers dozens of majors, and of course many opportunities for internships and real world experience. Most of the admitted students scored just over 500 on each of their SATs.

Friday, May 12, 2017

College of the Day: Norfolk State University

Situated right near the bridge tunnel where the Chesapeake Bay opens up into the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk State University is an HBCU known to be among the best higher education values in Virginia. Norfolk State requires a minimum 2.3 GPA and either a 17 on the ACT or combined 800 on SAT critical reading and math. You can see campus tours and other informational videos at www.nsu.edu.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

College of the Day: New York University

NYU’s campus is literally without walls, drawing its spirit from a global city with an entrepreneurial bent, a diversity of human life, and resources that include some of the world’s most famous cultural institutions and most valued professional opportunities.  Albeit untraditional, NYU’s primary campus is located in downtown Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and there’s no doubt that the neighborhood feels like a college community.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

College of the Day: Lehigh University

A very selective university known for excellence in science and political science, Lehigh University is about three hours from home, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Most SAT scores are close ot 700 and ACT scores are close to 30. 99% of Lehigh University students graduated in the top quarter of their high school classes. With its strong academic reputation and small town feel, Lehigh is similar to the College of William and Mary.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

College of the Day: Georgetown University

Georgetown, with its renaissance architecture and shady trees, has a very old feel to it, and rightly so. It has been one of the nation's premiere institutions of higher learning for nearly as long as America established its independence. Students with SAT scores above 700 and rank in the top five usually hope they are admitted to Georgetown.

Monday, May 8, 2017

College of the Day: Bloomfield College

About three hours to the north on I-95, just past New York City in northern New Jersey, is a very supportive college called Bloomfield College. Accepting about 50% of applicants and enrolling about 2,000 undergraduates, Bloomfield is similar to Arcadia University or Eastern University, outside of Philadephia, or Notre Dame of Maryland University here in Baltimore. The average SAT scores are in the 400s.

Friday, May 5, 2017

College of the Day: North Carolina Central University

For over a hundred years, the North Carolina Central University has established a strong reputation and tradition as being a strong and well-rounded HBCU. Admitted students are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA and an 850 SAT or 17 ACT, as well as four credits of math in high school. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

College of the Day: Marist College

Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine and the Princeton Review, and by Barron's Best Buys in College Education, is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Founded in 1929, Marist's 150-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. What started as a school for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the Northeast. Marist is ecumenical in character and reflects the ideals of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, a pursuit of higher human values, and dedication to the principle of service. Marist is dedicated to the development of the whole person in a way that will prepare our graduates for an enlightened, sensitive, and productive life in the global community of the 21st century.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

College of the Day: King's College

About three and a half hours to the north, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, lies a small Catholic College called King's College. King's College is an SAT-optional college, and definitely considers applicants' strength of academic curriculum, which means that getting decent grades doesn't mean as much if those grades are all in easy classes. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

College of the Day: James Madison University

In the college town of Harrisonburg Virginia, James Madison University is a strong and growing option for students in the second or third tenths of their class, and want to get the most of their college experience. Because it is as large as Towson or Delaware, JMU offers diversity of academic study and student background, but because of its remote location, does not have as much of a neighborhood college, so you really feel like you're going "away" to college, at that ideal three-hour drive mark.

Monday, May 1, 2017

College of the Day: Washington College

Founded in 1782, Washington College is a small, liberal arts, co-ed college on the Eastern Shore, that allows and encourages its students to chart their own path toward educational fulfillment and intellectual challenge. Washington College is located two hours away in Chestertown, MD, and has been known for years as an ideal place to fulfill one's potential. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

College of the Day: Harrisburg University

Harrisburg University is a technical university, located in the center of Pennsylvania's state capital. It is mildly selective, but is still relatively open-minded, because it just founded a few years ago. Its focus, however, is really centered upon science and technology, such as Geographic Imaging Systems.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

College of the Day: Fordham University

In the Bronx borough of New York City, a popular liberal arts college called Fordham University offers students the opportunity for a moderately selective higher education experience on a pretty campus with the world's largest city all around them.
They accept about 45% of applicants, and most admitted students scored in the 500s on their SAT. This admissions profile, along with enrolling about 15,000 students, make it similar to Howard University or Villanova University.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

College of the Day: Christopher Newport University

Four hours south of here, right near  the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Christopher Newport University operates a well-respected liberal arts institution just about the size of Frostburg State University. With over 80 majors, CNU offers the variety of study for its students to enjoy smaller class sizes than most other state colleges. Most admitted students have a GPA over 3.3, and individual SAT scores over 500. Its mission and profile would be similar to St. Mary's College of Maryland or UMBC.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

College of the Day: Wilson College

Wilson College, located about two hours northwest of here in Chambersburg, PA, is a small women's liberal arts college with a tradition of graduating leaders. In addition to the typical selection of majors, students also have the opportunity to create their own major.

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

PROJECT ACCESS College Fair


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.


PARTICIPANT LIST
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