Friday, November 30, 2018

College of the Day: College of Staten Island

CSI, or the College of Staten Island in New York City, is similar to West Virginia's Fairmount State University, in that you can apply and attend as an Associates Degree candidate, and then transfer right in to finish your Bachelors Degree. This gives you the same admissions flexibility as going to CCBC, but you get the experience of going away to college.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

College of the Day: Ursinus College

Ursinus College, located in the distant Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, is a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore. Ursinus is recognized as a College that Changes Lives, meaning that they evaluate admissions criteria, and educate their students, in a holistic way that encourages student achievement, rather than a factory-line approach to processing tens of thousands of student ID numbers. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

College of the Day: Morgan State University

Morgan State University is a public, in-state research institution, well-known for its education, engineering, and performing arts programs, as well as other strong academics. There are numerous admissions programs to make this four-year college more accessible, but it is important to have at least a 2.0 GPA and do the best you can on the ACT and/or SAT. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

College of the Day: NYC College of Technology

In the heart of Brooklyn, the New York City College of Technology offers programs in health, business, information, and artistic technology. City Tech has one of the more liberal admissions criteria among the CUNY system, with an average ACT score of 17 and an average high school GPA close to 2.5.

Monday, November 26, 2018

College of the Day: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Just west of Philadelphia is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest HBCU in America. Cheyney is known for its teacher preparation program, and has recently launched a communications program complete with its own television studio. While minimum admissions criteria are not clear, average test scores and GPAs of admitted freshmen show that they maintain flexible standards in order to encourage greater participation in higher education - supported by their Academic Success Center and University College.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

College of the Day: West Virginia State University

Located in central West Virginia, West Virginia State University is an HBCU that offers a traditional selection of undergraduate majors with reasonable admissions criteria at a reasonable cost of attendance. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

College of the Day: University of Pennsylvania

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is now the largest of the Ivy League colleges at about 20,000 students - about the same size as Towson. Penn is located in center city Philadelphia, giving it an old city feel like Georgetown University. Because it is an Ivy League college, and with an admission rate of about 10%, getting admitted is improbable, even for the most qualified student. UPenn would be a reach for anyone, and has earned its competitive status by providing such a high quality education.

Monday, November 19, 2018

College of the Day: Johns Hopkins University

Nearby in the Hampden section of Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University boasts a world-class education, among peers who are also known for being more competitive than their own high school classmates. Students travel thousands of miles to study at Hopkins, and we have it in our backyard. All it takes would be test scores and a high school transcript that are better than at least 90% of your peers.

Friday, November 16, 2018

College of the Day: Columbia University

Columbia University is located in the city of New York. Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. Being among the most competitive colleges in the United States, it would be fair to expect that even the strongest students would not be admitted, but to no fault of their own; enrollment managers look to craft a freshman class that represents the best and brightest in the world.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

College of the Day: Bucknell University

Driving due north for two and a half hours, Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Bucknell is a very selective college, admitting students who have strong test
scores of ACT over 30 or SAT over 700 on each test. Bucknell does a good job of blending professional preparation, research, and liberal arts. Students who are considering St.
Mary's College of Maryland or the College of William and Mary should also consider Bucknell.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

College of the Day: Mercy College

Identified as a College of Distinction, Mercy College is located in a northern New York City suburb. There is a bit of a broad range of admitted test scores and GPA's, which seem to focus on ACT's between 18 and 24 and GPA between 2.8 and 3.5. Because of Mercy's commitment to giving students an opportunity, its multiple campuses around New York, and its private nondenominational status, it is similar to local colleges like York College and Stevenson University.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

College of the Day: Liberty University

Near Roanoke College, about four and a half hours south in Virginia, is a storied - though fairly new - college called Liberty University. Liberty University stays very close to its Christian fundamentals, and you can count on your experience to be closely tied to Christian beliefs. The typical freshman earned a 20 on the ACT and had a high school GPA of about 3.3, and academic scholarships start a 2.7 GPA.

Monday, November 12, 2018

College of the Day: Kutztown University

Located about two and a half hours away, just past Reading, Pennsylvania, is Kutztown University. Kutztown is part of Pennsylvania's state system of higher education, and is considered to be strong in health sciences, education, arts, and business majors. Most admitted students had GPAs near 3.1 and an ACT score of 20.

Friday, November 9, 2018

College of the Day: Elizabeth City State University

Located in the outer banks of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University. The minimum GPA is 2.3, and the minimum combined SAT is 800. Students can focus on any of 37 academic majors, and offers a beautiful location to attend an HBCU.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

College of the Day: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland's Eastern Shore campus offers you an affordable in-state college tuition, attainable admissions criteria, and the opportunity to study far enough from home that you'll feel like you actually went away to college. A historically black college, UMES has more history than most Maryland colleges. What's more, UMES's admissions standards are also more flexible than most Maryland colleges.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

College of the Day: Haverford College

Haverford College is a liberal arts college located near the King of Prussia mall near Philadelphia that has had a very long connection with Bryn Mawr College. For many years, Haverford was the men's college as Bryn Mawr's brother, but now, Haverford is actually 47% men. Haverford boasts a 9 to 1 student to faculty ratio, but admission is quite competitive. Over 90% of their students graduate in the top tenth of their high school class, and score close to 700 on each SAT test.

Monday, November 5, 2018

College of the Day: Globe Institute of Technology

Right in the garment district of New York City, Globe Institute of Technology is an accredited post-secondary institution that offers both associates and bachelors degrees in fields related to business, technology, health, hospitality, and sports science management.

Friday, November 2, 2018

College of the Day: The College of William & Mary

A little larger than Pittsburgh's Duquesne University and a little farther away in colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary is a very well known and very historic liberal arts college of great distinction. As one would expect from the institution that educated Thomas Jefferson, the standards and competition are high, and the outcomes are equally remarkable. Oh yeah, two alumni are The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

College of the Day: York College of Pennsylvania

York College is located just an hour north of here, and is frequently chosen by many Baltimore County students because it offers attractive financial aid for students who have a GPA above 2.75. YCP is recommended for students in the top half of their class who want to move away for college, but are a little nervous about being more than an hour's drive away.