Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Most of us know how popular Towson University is for students from our area. This makes sense, given its nationally recognized programs in education, music, film, and business, as well as its NCAA division 1 athletics, Towson boasts the second largest university in Maryland, with the convenience of being less than a 20-minute drive away. Students are usually admitted with GPA's above 3.25 and SAT scores of about 500 on each test.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Only an hour and a half north of here, near the Lancaster outlets, Franklin & Marshall College is a well-respected liberal arts college that typically admits students with an average ACT score of about 30. They boast small class sizes and creative learning opportunities. You will definitely need to visit this school to see how the campus feels.
Monday, October 29, 2018
At Elmira College, students are more than a number. Small class sizes with individual attention in and out of the classroom create a learning environment in which students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our distinctive academic calendar and first-year experience offer students the chance to learn and grow on campus and abroad in ways uncommon at other institutions.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Just under two hours away, West Chester University is the home of the Golden Rams, with 24 Division II teams. It became a designated state school in 1983, allowing the school to offer graduate degrees, along with bachelor’s degrees. West Chester offers undergraduate majors including Business Management, Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Russian, and many more! Housing is available with the option to choose between several residence halls to truly make you feel at home!
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Salisbury University is the only college where you can attain a top-notch education, right by the beach, and pay in-state tuition for the whole experience. A popular destination among students with a 3.25 unweighted GPA, Salisbury is known to waive its SAT requirement if you have a 3.5 GPA or better.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Located in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University is a private Roman Catholic university just a little larger than Frostburg. Most students graduated with GPA's higher than 3.3 and SAT scores higher than 1700, making the college similar to the college of William and Mary or American University.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In Northwest Bronx, Lehman College offers a picturesque college setting in the shadow of New York City, without the high cost of housing and transportation. The average ACT score is around 22, and the average GPA is around 3.0. The fifty majors they offer are among the more popular majors, making Lehman an excellent choice for someone who may be considering a college similar to George Mason U, Catholic U of America, or Philadelphia U.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Just north of New York City is one of the most selective women's colleges in the country: Vassar College. Vassar is a liberal arts college, meaning that students have the freedom to explore their interests in order to graduate as well-rounded, intellectual leaders.
Friday, October 19, 2018
If you want to advance your education and take control of your career—even in times of economic and employment uncertainty—graduate with a degree from USciences. Located in Philadelphia, esteemed faculty, broad-based curriculum and established alumni network offer future leaders an edge in the thriving sectors where healthcare and science converge.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
McDaniel College, located in Westminster, is not very far away geographically, but by the time you've traveled the Westminster Pike into the Carroll County farmlands, you step into another time and place. McDaniel College is listed as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, known for giving its students the support and encouragement they need to develop into highly functioning adults, rather than treating them like nameless faces in the crowd.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Brooklyn College, one of the City Universities of New York, offers a diverse and large student body with whom you can study. Requiring SAT scores comparable to that of Towson, Brooklyn College gives you the chance to be in the largest city in the world, studying among similar students who graduated in the top third of their class.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Chatham University is a small, private liberal arts college in Pittsburgh. Chatham used to be a women's college, but is now nominally co-ed. The average admitted student finished high school with a 3.4 GPA, SAT scores of around 530 and ACT around 24. Undergraduate majors are available in all of the typical fields, and students also have the opportunity to design their own plan of study.
Monday, October 15, 2018
In the heart of Philadelphia lies a university as large as the University of Maryland and with as much history as Hopkins, but admissions as attainable as Stevenson. Temple University is well-known for world-class programs in business, education, and music. Notable alumni include Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, 80's pop duo Hall and Oates, and R&B singer Jill Scott.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Just across the West Virginia border, 90 minutes west of here, you'll find Shepherd University. Shepherd University is just a little smaller than Bowie State, and located right on the edge of the beautiful Potomac River. It is a state-run, liberal arts university. For admissions, Shepherd has set a minimum 2.0 GPA and either an ACT score of 19 or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 910.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hood College is a co-ed liberal arts college located in Frederick, MD, so it is only an hour away, but it feels far enough away that you won't want to come home to do laundry every weekend. Hood College has a world-renowned social work program, but because it is a liberal arts institution, it is ideal for any student who really just has a love of learning.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Bryn Mawr College has long history of educating women who are among the world's leaders. Even though it is traditionally women's college, they share many resources with nearby Haverford College, an equally distinguished institution of higher education. Bryn Mawr College admits about 40% of applicants, and the average composite ACT score of admitted students is 29.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, Boricua College is a historically Latino college that offers fields of study of particular interest to the support and advancement of the community around it. Students interested in issues related to the Latin American experience will enjoy the opportunity to study both practical and theoretical fields upon graduation. There is no specified minimum GPA or test
Monday, October 8, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
South Orange, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Newark and New York City, is the home of Seton Hall University. Seton Hall is in its second year of including a mobile computing device in its tuition and fees, as an example of its commitment to technology in education. The average unweighted GPA of their freshmen is about 3.4, and the average ACT score is 24.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia operates from the Jesuit principle that one should strive to "live greater." The campus is located in a historic section of the city, and about the same size as York College. It would be a similar experience to going to Loyola College in Philadelphia, but with basketball being the big athletic program, rather than lacrosse. Most admitted students score in the 550 range on the SAT.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
At exactly six hours away, Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college that is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives because the culture of the college gives its students the support and encouragement that they need to find their own ways into and through adulthood. Admissions is competitive, with the average admitted freshman having scored about a 26 on their ACT. Only half of the students are from Pennsylvania, making Allegheny College a geographically diverse campus, as well.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
The University of Richmond is a very selective liberal arts university, located about three hours south of here. It is about the same size as Bowie State or Penn State's Altoona campus, and has an active division one athletic program. Such a selective liberal arts program would be a reasonable option for a student who is considering Loyola, Gettysburg, Lehigh, or Bucknell.