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.