Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.