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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, January 20, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.