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.