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.