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BARD COLLEGE
Annandale on Hudson, NY


Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs. Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in
our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.

Bard College’s setting is less like a typical campus than a vast village spread out across 500 acres of parks and woodland. Located in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., the secluded school is close to the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Many students have views of the campus’s nearby scenery from their dorm rooms. First-year students must live in one of more
than 40 residence halls and houses, on campus, some of which have “alcohol free,” “quiet” and “wellness” themes. For outdoor recreation, students can go horseback riding, canoeing, hiking and biking. 

There are nearly 100 clubs on campus, and students are welcome to start new organizations. There is no Greek system at Bard. About half of Bard students study abroad before graduation. There are tons of student volunteer options, including one that sends students to maximum- and medium-security jails throughout New York to tutor inmates. The Bard Raptors sports teams are members of the NCAA Division III Liberty League. Freshmen at Bard start college earlier than their peers at most other schools, arriving in early August for a three-week orientation to campus, academic and community life known as the Language and Thinking Program.

For day trips, New York City is 90 miles from campus and easily accessible by train. Students have several options for longer stays in the Big Apple, too.
Through the Bard-Rockefeller Semester in Science, students can enroll in an intensive semester of research and study at New York’s Rockefeller University. Students live at Rockefeller and work in the university’s laboratories. Students can spend also spend a semester or two in New York through the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, which pairs students with internships in international relations and human rights areas. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, Bard has unique graduate degree options such as a master’s of music in conducting through its Conservatory of Music and a doctorate of philosophy in decorative arts. Notable alumni of Bard College include journalist Matt Taibbi; actor Christopher Guest; and the founders of Steely Dan, musicians Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
 

Websitewww.bard.edu

Quick Facts:

Small- Sized - 1,995 total undergrads
508 degree-seeking freshmen

$47,604 average financial aid package
88% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $54,496 in-state, $54,496 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements


ACT or SAT - Optional
SAT Subject - Optional

Acceptance Rate: Somewhat selective, 56% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
ACT: N/A
GPA: 3.5

Admissions Office:

30 Campus Road
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: (845) 758-7472
Fax: (845) 758-5208
Email: admissions@bard.edu
Contact: Mary Backlund, Director of Admission

HOOD COLLEGE
Frederick, MD


Founded in 1893, Hood College is an independent liberal arts college providing a residential experience for undergraduate women and men, and a professionally oriented graduate school. Hood is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best and most affordable colleges.

Hood's picturesque 50-acre campus is ideally situated in the middle of
charming, historic Frederick, Md., an hour's drive of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.  The Frederick-Washington-Baltimore triangle not only features a vast and diverse array of world-famous social and cultural destinations, but also abounds with internships at government agencies, laboratories, media firms, schools and IT companies, among others. 

College towns are known for their youthful, intellectual energy, and Hood's community of Frederick, Md., is no exception. Frederick boasts a modern sensibility, a love of learning, a diverse population and a vibrant cultural scene. But Frederick, considered one of America's great small cities, is also part of the Catoctin Mountain National Scenic Byway and is a certified Maryland Heritage Area.

In this closely knit community, students and professors know each other by name. Hood maintains a vibrant community that responds to the intellectual, professional and personal goals of individual students of diverse races, ethnicities and ages.  "Hello!" The Hood hello"—the custom of greeting people you pass on campus—is one of the many Hood traditions 
that make this place feel like home from the start. Hood's values and traditions pay homage to the College's past, welcome new students into the community and foster the kind of character that remains a hallmark of Hood's long and storied history. These values and traditions, practiced by students, faculty and staff on a daily basis, create a respectful and vibrant community and enduring memories.

Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement. Stressing high quality undergraduate research and internship opportunities, Hood prides itself on providing a university-like education in a small college setting.
 

Websitewww.hood.edu

Quick Facts:

Small - 1,174 total undergrads
219 degree-seeking freshmen

$32,632 average financial aid package
80% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $37,960 in-state, $37,960 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements


ACT or SAT - Optional
SAT Subject - Optional

Acceptance Rate: Somewhat selective, 71% of applicants admitted


Test Score Average:
ACT: 21-25
GPA: 3.44

Admissions Office:

401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701-8575

Phone: (301) 696-3400
Toll Free: (800) 922-1599
Fax: (301) 696-3819

Email: admission@hood.edu
Contact: Jennifer Decker, Director of Admissions


RICE UNIVERSITY
Houston, TX


As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human
endeavor. 

Undergraduate education has remained at the center of Rice University's mission since the school's founding in 1912. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to learn from distinguished faculty through classroom interaction and research collaboration. Rice combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and facilities of a premier research university. Some of the important engineering and science developments include Rice being the first university in the nation with a department wholly dedicated to space science; Rice researchers joining Dr. Michael DeBakey and his Baylor College of Medicine team to produce the first artificial heart; and Rice professors Robert Curl, Richard Smalley, and British chemist Sir Harold Kroto receiving the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery of buckyballs, which introduced the new field of nanotechnology. In addition to engineering, Rice has highly respected schools of architecture, business, continuing studies, humanities, music, natural sciences and social sciences. Rice also is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan think tank that has brought a distinctive voice to national policy dialogue, and the
Kinder Institute for Urban Research, a leading urban think tank that now conducts the longest ongoing study of any metropolitan area in the U.S (35 years). 

The distinctive residential college system enhances the Rice experience by allowing students to flourish as individuals in a community of their peers. Minority students represent more than half of the undergraduate student body, and Rice ranks highly in national student surveys for quality of life and student happiness. Rice boasts an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of just under 6:1, a median class size of 14, an endowment of $5.6 billion and numerous opportunities for undergraduates to conduct primary research. 

Rice practices need-blind admission, meets 100 percent of students' demonstrated need and is consistently heralded as one of the best values in
higher education. 

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice is surrounded by the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice Village 
and great restaurants, and is a short MetroRail ride away from the theater, symphony, ballet, opera and major league sports.

Websitewww.rice.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium sized - 3,893 total undergrads
978 degree-seeking freshmen

93% graduate within six years

$42,573 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,918 in-state, $43,918 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements

ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Required

Acceptance Rate: Most selective, 15% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
ACT: 31-34
GPA: n/a

Admissions Office:

6100 Main Street
Office of Admission MS-17 PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Phone: (713) 348-7423
Fax: (713) 348-5323
Email: admi@rice.edu
Contact: Dan Warner, Director of Admission



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY
Berkeley, CA


University of California-Berkeley is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,496, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,232 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. 
University of California--Berkeley's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 20. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,509 (2016-17); out-of-state tuition and fees are $40,191 (2016-17).

The University of California—Berkeley, often referred to as Cal, is situated overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Typically, 95 percent or more of incoming freshmen at Berkeley choose to live on campus. There are more than 1,000 student organizations, ranging from political groups to a hang gliding club and everything in between. Berkeley also has a thriving Greek life with dozens of fraternity and sorority chapters. The California Golden Bears, Berkeley’s athletic teams, compete in the Pac-12 Conference and are known for their traditional arch rivalry with Stanford University.

Berkeley has 14 schools and colleges, including a number of graduate and professional schools, such as the School of Optometry and the Graduate School of Journalism. Other graduate programs offered include those in the highly ranked Haas School of BusinessGraduate School of EducationCollege of Engineering and School of Law.

Berkeley is well known as a hub of liberal student activism: The Free Speech Movement – a 1964 student protest at Berkeley in response to the administration’s ban on political activity – gained widespread attention. Notable alumni include former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley and actor John Cho, known for his role in the 
"Harold and Kumar" films. Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who worked on the development of the atomic bomb as scientific director of the Manhattan Project during World War II, was a professor at Berkeley.


Quick Facts:

Large-sized 27,496 total undergrads

$23,948 average financial aid package
78% of financial need met (average)

Tuition and fees: $13,485 in-state, $40,167 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements

ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Optional


Acceptance Rate: Most selective, 15% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
ACT: 29-34
GPA: 3.88

Admissions Office:

110 Sproul Hall, #5800
Berkeley, CA 94720-5800
Phone: (510) 642-6000
Contact: Amy Jarich, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE
Colchester, VT


Saint Michael's College is a Roman Catholic institution of higher education founded on principles of social justice and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Holding strong to these values since the college's inception in 1904, St.
Mike's gives students unique opportunities to make a difference, including a rich MOVE program (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) and an independent Fire and Rescue Squad comprised of student volunteers. 

Located on 440-acres of beautiful Vermont landscape, Saint Michael's campus is within close proximity to the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and Burlington, one of the top college towns in the U.S., providing wilderness experiences along with a wealth of cultural and social activities. 

As a fully residential campus, St. Mike's offers a close-knit community of learners that work with each other and accomplished faculty members through a compelling liberal arts curriculum. Paired with popular majors like Neuroscience, Media Studies, Education and Environmental Studies, Saint Michael's liberal arts curriculum provides students with the necessary foundations for fulfilling lives and meaningful careers. Additional academic opportunities include a robust honors program with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, undergraduate research, internships and study abroad. 

Saint Michael's graduates are highly sought after and have been accepted 
into graduate programs at institutions like Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. Alumni have gone on to become the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a long-standing U.S. Senator, entrepreneurs and executives. Saint Michael's undergraduate and graduate students come from the surrounding community, across the United States and around the globe.

Websitewww.smcvt.edu

Quick Facts:

Small sized - 1,902 total undergrads
461 degree-seeking freshmen

79% graduate within six years

$32,135 average financial aid package
83% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,975 in-state, $41,975 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements

ACT or SAT - Optional
SAT Subject - Optional

Acceptance Rate: Less selective, 77% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
ACT: 24-29
GPA: 3.0

Admissions Office:

One Winooski Park
Box 7
Colchester, VT 05439

Phone: (802) 654-3000
Toll Free: (800) 762-8000
Fax: (802) 654-2906

Email: admission@smcvt.edu
Contact: Michael Stefanowicz, Director of Admissions

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
Toledo, OH


The University of Toledo, a student-centered, public metropolitan research university with 23,000 students and picturesque campuses recognized nationally for their beauty. The University of Toledo is
 one of 14 state universities in Ohio. We were established in 1872 and became a member of the state university system in 1967. The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged July 2006 to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state.

Some of our nationally ranked programs include business, engineering, law, and occupational therapy.

Main Campus features nine modern residence halls, a gothic bell tower, a Student Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art classroom center in one of our original buildings, Memorial Field House, opened fall 2008, and a football stadium and new Savage Hall basketball and athletic complex, which opened fall 2008.

Health Science Campus is home to graduate health programs and the UT Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, offering innovative treatments for strokes and cancer found nowhere else in the state. The UT Medical Center, also features the new $5.8-million Orthopaedics Center.

At UT, we have researchers working at all levels — from undergraduates to faculty — toward our mission of improving the human condition. In fact, their combined, efforts have led to 125 patents and nearly $60 million in funding and grants. Whether your interest is diabetes, performance management, bio-fuels, or Shakespeare, we welcome you to join us in research.

And our campuses are quite the happening (and fun) places to be — with 200 student organizationsart exhibitstheater performances, athletic games, and renowned speakers such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Toni Morrison.

At UT, we are proud Rockets (our nickname), we love our gold and blue (our school colors), and we invite you to visit campus to experience it for yourself.

Websitewww.utoledo.edu

Quick Facts:

Large sized - 16,244 total undergrads

3,392 degree-seeking freshmen

43% graduate within six 
years

$11,869 average financial aid package
63% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $9,975 in-state, $19,313 out-of-state

Admissions Requirements

ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Optional

Acceptance Rate: Open Admission, 94% of applicants admitted

Test Score Average:
ACT: 22
GPA: 2.80

Admissions Office:

2801 West Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8888
Toll Free: (800) 586-5336
Fax: (419) 530-5872
Email: enroll@utoledo.edu
Contact: William Pierce, Director of Admission




UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
Richmond, VA

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We’re a liberal arts school at our core, seamlessly integrating arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, and even law, into the undergraduate curriculum. We breed critical thinkers and smart workers with the skills demanded by today’s employers and graduate schools. Within six months of graduation, 94 percent are employed.
We offer the resources of a large research university, but the intimacy of a small college. Millions in faculty research grants, and plenty of chances for students to work alongside. An 8:1 student-faculty ratio and mentors for life. Summer internship or research funding for every undergraduate — guaranteed.

We’re private, but also affordable. Financial need isn’t a factor in admissions decisions. And then we pay 100% of what the family cannot.

Our students come from — and go to — every part of the world, but they’ll always have a home on our beautiful suburban campus. We’re just six miles from, and deeply connected to, the dynamic capital city we call home — Richmond, Virginia.

Website: http://www.richmond.edu/

Quick Facts:

  • In 2015, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars
  • There are over 60 undergraduate majors
  • 16 students avg. per class 8:1 student-faulty ratio
  • 90 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • 350- acre suburban campus
  • #17 of 100 best value private liberal arts college
  • #26 among national liberal arts college- U.S. News & World Report
  • 187 Student Organizations
  • Undergraduate represent 46 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 69 other countries.

 Financial Aid:

  • 100% financial aid need met
  • 42% of undergraduates are eligible for need based aid
  • Offers 50 merit-based, full tuition scholarships to students. Approx 1 out of 15 students receive this
Tuition and Fees:
  • $50,910- Tuition
  • $5,440- Room and Board
  • $6,380 Meals
  • $62,730 avg. total

Admitted Student Profile:

  • 32% acceptance rate
  • Avg. ACT 29-32
  • Avg. SAT 1220-1430
  • CLICK HERE for more information on Admitted Students!
Admissions Office:
Queally Center for Admission and Career Services
30 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Portland State University
Portland, OR


 To meet the education needs of GIs home from World War II battlefields, Portland State University found its first home in Vanport, a city along the Columbia River built to house wartime shipyard workers.

The Vanport Extension Center opened its doors the summer of 1946 to 220 students, offering the first two years of college study.

The institution survived a devastating flood in 1948 and was moved three times, ultimately residing at its current location in downtown Portland, Oregon, on the iconic South Park Blocks in 1952.

In recognition of its quality and tenacity, the Oregon Legislature granted it a four-year college status in 1955. For the new Portland State College, this was the first spark in an explosion of growth—in programs, faculty, and students—leading to full university status in 1969.

Portland State University is now an urban research university encompassing 50 city blocks, eight schools, 226 degree programs, 29,000 students, including 1,700 international students from 91 countries, and 126,000 alumni.

Website: https://www.pdx.edu/

Quick Facts:

  • Total Enrollment: 27,229
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • 88 total undergraduate majors
  • Top Undergraduate Majors: Management, Psychology, Health Studies, Biology, and Accounting
  • There motto is: Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"

 Financial Aid:

  • Students receiving financial aid: 70.7%
  • Average dollar amount: $11,820
  • Breakdown of awards:
    • Loans: 50.8%
    • Grants and scholarships: 47%
    • Other: 27%
    • $2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition and Fees: Out of state-$24,819
  • Other expenses: $10,467
    • Book and school supplies, personal expenses, transportation
  • Total cost: Out of state-$35286

Admitted Student Profile:

  • 61% acceptance rate
  • Avg. GPA: 3.37
    • 18% of admitted students earned a 3.75+
  • Avg. ACT: 26
  • Avg. SAT
    • Reading: 563
    • Math: 554
  • Retention Rate: 72.7%

Admissions Office:

Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Telephone- 503-725-3511
Fax- 503-725-5525

E-mail: admissions@pdx.edu

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Denver, CO

Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

Since its founding in 1864, DU has played an integral role in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of the city it calls home.Beyond its local contribution, the University is known nationally and internationally for preparing students to blaze trails in government, business, education, health care, sports, law, the arts—wherever there is a need for principled leadership, critical assessment and creative thinking.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity.

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

To prepare our students for the challenges of productive citizenship, the University of Denver offers rigorous programs that emphasize critical thinking, creative problem solving and global experience. When you leave DU, you're ready to make a difference in your communities and in the world.




Website:  http://www.du.edu/

Quick Facts:
  • More than 100 undergraduate programs offered and more than 120 graduate/professional programs offered
  • The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region
  • Classified as a research university with high research activity
  • Among the nations top 100 universities, according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • Approximately 11,600 students enrolled each year
  • A few miles south of downtown Denver
  • 41 countries represented

Admitted Student Profile:

  • Somewhat Selective - 76% Acceptance Rate
  • SAT Critical Reading: 597
  • SAT Math: 611
  • ACT Composite: 28
  • High School GPA: 3.8

Tuition & Fees:
Students who apply for admission to DU are automatically considered for merit scholarships, and those who are eligible are notified in their acceptance letter. 85% of admitted students receive come form of financial aid and 77% is in the form of grants or scholarships.
  • Tuition: $47,520
  • Fees: $1149
  • Room & Board: $12,612
  • Subtotal: $61,281
  • 84% of financial need met (average)

Admission Office:           
Undergraduate Admission
University of Denver
University Hall
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-9401

Tel: 303-871-2036
Fax: 303-871-3301
Email: admission@du.edu

Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time
Monday - Friday

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Coral Gables, FL


The University of Miami was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The South Florida land boom was at its peak, resources appeared ample, optimism flowed, and expectations were high. Supporters of the institution believed that the community
offered unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies.A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. 

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2016, U.S.
News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 among the top national universities in the country in its “Best Colleges” listings. U.S. News also cites several of its programs in “America's Best Graduate Schools.”

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.


Website:  http://welcome.miami.edu/

Quick Facts
  • Total enrollment: 16,801
  • Programs: 115 bachelors, 114 masters, 63 doctoral
  • Class Size: 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.
  • Dual Degree Programs: undergrad and graduate combined programs offered in biochemistry & molecular biology, bilogy computer science, exercise physiology, Latin American studies, law, and marine
    geology.
  • Major research University engaged in more than $324 in research and sponsored program expenditures annually.
  • The University comprises 11 schools and colleges with more than 180 majors and programs.
  • In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 among the top national universities in the country in its “Best Colleges” listings. 
  • U.S. News cites several of its programs in “America's Best Graduate Schools.”

Admitted Student Profile

  • 42% of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, 60% in the top 10%.
  • Mean ACT is 30
  • Mean SAT is 1300

Tuition & Fees
  • Undergraduate on Campus: $64,306
  • Includes tuition, fees, on and off campus room and board costs, and additional allowances for books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.
  • 99% of Financial Need Met
Admissions Office:

Office of Undergraduate Admission 
 P.O. Box 248025 
 Coral Gables, FL 33124 
 Phone: 305-284-4323 Fax: 305-284-2507
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 
Fairfax, VA


Charles Harrison Mann, Jr., a founder and early historian of George Mason University noted that its development was unlike many other institutions in that it did not spring from the idea or efforts of just one person.  Instead, it was the end result of the labor of group of people all with the same goal; to bring higher education into the rapidly growing Northern Virginia region. Mann, in his unpublished historical manuscript detailing the birth of GeorgeMason University, insisted that Mason was not built by one man’s hands, but instead “was birthed with the help of several midwives,” each playing a critical role in the creation of the University.  A short list of these key persons would include: University of Virginia President Colgate W. Darden, Jr.; Mann himself, an Arlington lawyer and University of Virginia alumnus; University of Virginia Extension Division chief George B. Zehmer; Head of the University of Virginia’s Northern Virginia University Center, John Norville Gibson Finley; civil servant and Northern Virginian, Clarence A. Steele; and Mayor of the Town of Fairfax, John C. Wood, among many other dedicated men and women. All played important roles in the establishment of George Mason University. George Mason University player, Steve Moran in action against CAA opponents, January 9, 1991 Finally, the citizens of the Northern Virginia area deserve credit for their unflagging support for George Mason University and its ancestors from the very beginning. Without the participation of these pioneers in Northern Virginia higher education, the resulting institution would most likely have turned out very different, or perhaps, might not have even existed.
The drafting of the Vision for Mason, from conception to official outline, created a new mission statement that defines the university as “a public, comprehensive research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capitol Region…an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.”[15] Dr. Cabrera described it as a process that has succeeded in “craft[ing] a vision that [is] both aspirational andinspirational.”[16] With the visioning process concluded, the results of the work of the many individuals and groups were to be used to inform the university’s planning sessions for Mason's 2014 Strategic Plan.

Website:  https://www2.gmu.edu/

Quick Facts
  • Total enrollment: 34,000
  • 80% employed within 6 months of graduation 
  • 130+ countries represented
  • Ranked as top 100 best values in education
  • Mason graduated earn highest starting salary in all VA public schools
  • Ranked top 40 of most diverse public schools

Admitted Student Profile
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Average ACT score: 25

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition Avg: $11,300
Out of State Tuition Avg: $32,582

Admissions Office:
George Mason University
Office Of Admissions
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax VA 22030

E-mail: admissions@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-992-2400
Fax: 703-993-4622

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
San Diego, CA


Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

Founded March 13, 1897, San Diego State University began as the San Diego Normal School, a training facility for elementary school teachers. Seven faculty and 91 students met in temporary quarters over a downtown drugstore before moving to a newly constructed 17-acre campus on Park Boulevard.

The curriculum was limited at first to English, history and mathematics. Course offerings broadened rapidly under the leadership of Samuel T. Black, who left his position as state superintendent of public instruction to become the new school's first president. Black served from 1898 to 1910.

From 1910 to 1935, President Edward L. Hardy headed a vigorous administration that oversaw major changes to the fledgling institution. In 1921, the Normal School became San Diego State Teachers College, a four-year public institution controlled by the state Board of Education. In that same year, the two-year San Diego Junior College, forerunner of today's local community colleges, became a branch of San Diego State. That union lasted until 1946.

Now in its 119th year, San Diego State University can take pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research and service.Sell-out crowd for men's basketball at Viejas Arena

With an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, SDSU is increasingly becoming a top choice for undergraduates as evidenced by the record number of applications received each year.

Renowned for its academic excellence, the university is home to top-ranked graduate programs in business; engineering; public health; psychology; fine arts; biological sciences; public affairs; education; and speech, language, and hearing sciences. Ranked undergraduate programs include business, engineering and international business. Overall, San Diego State students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 76 master's programs and 23 doctoral degree programs.

Website:
  https://www.sdsu.edu/

Quick Facts
  • Total enrollment: 35,000
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 30,000
  • Graduate enrollment: 5,000
  • 100+ countries represented
  • nearly 160 undergraduate majors and minors
  • SDSU ranks No. 15 among universities nationwide for students studying abroad
  • SDSU ranks No. 7 in the nation for ethnically diversity, according to U.S. News and World Report. 
Student Life and Activities

Admitted Student Profile
Average high school GPA: 3.85
Average SAT score: 1174
Average ACT score: 27

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition Avg: $21,896
Out of State Tuition Avg: $33,056

Admissions Office:

Mailing Address: 
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455 

Applicants from other states: 
Out-of-State Admissions
(619) 594-3983
(855) 594-3983 Toll Free
prospective@sdsu.edu

Week of February 6-10
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Cleveland, OH



Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research institution in Cleveland, OH. The most popular of CWRU's over 75 majors and minors are engineering, biomedical sciences and business, but students can also pursue art and music degrees thanks to close partnerships with the 
Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Case Western’s engineering program was the first to be ABET-accredited, and the school is part of the Global E3, which gives engineering students the opportunity to study abroad while paying home institution tuition. 

Case Western Reserve University is known for its world class research, but with more than 150 student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, too. The Case Western Spartans varsity teams compete in the Division III University Athletic Association.  Greek life is popular on campus, drawing about one-third of students. The university also has a farm where students work to produce over eight tons of food yearly for campus dining halls. The Hudson Relays are the school’s oldest tradition: every year since 1910 students have run a 26-mile relay race to commemorate the campus’s move from Hudson, OH to its current location. The campus is located about 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, where students have free access to a handful of downtown museums like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center. On campus, freshmen live in one of four themed residential communities, which are called Cedar, Juniper, Magnolia and Mistletoe. All students are invited to the annual SpringFest, a collection of music, carnival games and activities that is the largest student-run event on campus.

Case Western Reserve University boasts a broad range of top-rated specialty graduate programs, like its health law curriculum at the School of Law. The university also has renowned offerings in biomedical engineering at the 
School of Engineering and nonprofit management at the Weatherhead School of Management. In addition to its suburban campus, the school owns University Farm, a 389-acre plot of land about 10 miles from campus where students research and take courses in biology, ecology and art. Notable alumni include former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich and Craig Newmark, creator and namesake of Web site Craigslist.


Website:  https://case.edu/

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
5,152 total undergrads
1,264 degree-seeking freshmen

$37,695 average financial aid package
86% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,006 in-state, $46,006 out-of-state


Admissions Office:
Wolstein Hall
11318 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH  44106-7055
Phone:  (216) 368-4450
Fax:  (216) 368-5111
Email:  admission@case.edu
Contact:  Robert McCullough, Director


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Highly Selective: 38% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: 610 / 710
        SAT Math: 660 / 760
        ACT: 29-33
        GPA: Not Reported



Week of January 30- February 3

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
Valparaiso, IN


Valparaiso University was established in 1859 as the Valparaiso Male and Female College with an inaugural class of 75. As one of America’s first co-educational colleges, Valparaiso offered landmark education coordinated by the Methodist Episcopal Church. After being renamed in 1900, VU was deemed the “poor man’s Harvard” with enrollment second to only the Ivy Leaguer. Endowed for $204 million, the private, nonprofit liberal arts institution was officially purchased by the Lutheran University Association in 1925. Today’s enrollment currently surpasses 3,300 undergraduates and 1,200 post-graduates. Valparaiso University remains located on a 350-acre suburban campus in Northwest Indiana just 19 
miles from Gary.

According to the U.S. News, Valparaiso is the Midwest’s fourth best regional college, third most innovative school, and fourth most veteran-friendly university. In particular, VU houses America’s 13th best bachelor’s engineering degrees and 141st top part-time MBA. Valparaiso University is one of three Indiana colleges named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Washington Monthly picked Valpo fourth nationally for “contribution to the public good.” Named a German Center of Excellence by AATG, Valparaiso was among the top 10 most innovative foreign language schools on TheBestColleges.org. Victory Media also distinguished VU as a “STEM Jobs Approved College.”

Split into six academic divisions, Valparaiso University infuses liberal arts education into diverse professional opportunities. Students can currently select from five associate, 74 bachelor’s, 31 master’s, and two 
doctoral programs. Some unique undergraduate degrees include the B.S. in Astronomy, B.A. in Digital Media, B.A. in Geography, B.A. in Modern European Studies, and B.S. in Sports Management. There’s also a Deaconess Plan available for upperclassmen seeking Christian vocations. Graduate programs range from the MBA in Business Intelligence to the M.A. in Chinese Studies. Valpo courses have a 12:1 student-faculty ratio for close professor interactions, especially in the Christ Honors College.

Top-notch academics are married with experience through VU’s nearly 200 student-led organizations. More than 25 percent of the student body pledges to nine fraternities and five sororities, including Kappa Kappa Gamma. Students may give back with Engineers Without Borders, write for The Torch, play ultimate Frisbee, find Zen with Meditation Club, and 
much more. Each year, Valparaiso hosts a Jazz Fest, Popcorn Festival, and Fall Harvest Festival for community bonding. Sports fans also cheer on the 19 varsity sports in the NCAA Division I. Valparaiso University has earned Horizon League championships in men’s soccer, men’s golf, and women’s volleyball.

Website: http://www.valpo.edu/

Quick Facts:  
Medium Sized Private University
3,294 total undergrads
862 degree-seeking freshmen

$31,139 average financial aid package
94% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $37,450 in-state, $37,450 out-of-state

Admissions Office:
Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN  46383-6493
Phone:  (219) 464-5011
Toll Free:  (888) 468-2576
Fax:  (219) 464-6898
Email:  undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Optional

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 79% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
        SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 590
        SAT Math: 510 / 620
        ACT: 23-29
        GPA: 3.36 Average


Week of January 23-27
CENTRE COLLEGE
DANVILLE, KY


Centre College is a small, independent, and selective educational community dedicated to study in the liberal arts as the means to develop the intellectual, personal, and moral potential of its students.  Founded in 1819, Centre College is a top-50 liberal arts college

attracts bright, highly motivated students from around the country.  Centre nurtures in its students the ability to think logically and critically, to work creatively, to analyze and compare values, and to write and speak with clarity and grace. It acquaints students with the range of accomplishments of the human mind and spirit in a variety of arts and theoretical disciplines. It enables students to choose and fulfill significant responsibilities in society. In short, Centre’s highest priority is to prepare its students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. 

A long and rich tradition of tolerance, freedom of enquiry, and community, forms all aspects of college life. Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and staff, aided by its broadly conceived, non-sectarian, Judeo-Christian heritage. This tradition commits Centre to a belief in the unconditional value of each human being, to an appreciation of the differences among people, and to a recognition of the close connection between responsible self-development and community well-being.


 

Website: www.centre.edu

Quick Facts:












Admissions Office: 
Bob Nesmith
Phone: (800)423-6236 
Toll Free: (800)423-6236
Fax: (859)238-5373 
admission@centre.edu 
Small School 1,367 total undergrads
374 degree-seeking freshmen

$31,764 average financial aid package
87% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,300 in-state, $39,300 out-of-state

 



Admissions Requirements: 

ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Recommended

Acceptance Rate:
Moderately selective: 71% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

 ACT: 26-31 
SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 660 
SAT Math: 560 / 660 
GPA: 3.68 Average







Week of January 16-20
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Hanover, NH


Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of MedicineThayer School of
Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

The Carnegie Foundation has classified Dartmouth as a university with "very high research activity." More than 50 percent of students participate in the many off-campus programs offered in more than 20 countries around the world. Distinguished Dartmouth alumni include Theodor Geisel (well known as Dr. Seuss), creator of the television show "Grey's Anatomy" Shonda Rhimes and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. The classic comedy film "Animal House" is loosely based on a series of stories from a fraternity at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth College, offers a wide range of student activities. Nearly 25 percent of students participate in Dartmouth's NCAA Division I varsity sports. More than 90 percent of students live in on-campus housing, which includes residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses, college-approved coeds and undergraduate societies. Approximately 60 percent of students are members of Greek organizations, which serve as the hubs of social life at 
Dartmouth. The Outing Club – the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country – is the most popular student organization at Dartmouth, offering outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals and courses.

Website: www.dartmouth.edu

Quick Facts:
January 1 -Regular application deadline
Medium-sized - 4,307 total undergrads

$49,373 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $51,438 in-state, $51,438 out-of-state

Admissions Office:
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2875
Fax: (603) 646-1216
Email: admissions.office@dartmouth.edu

Admissions Requirements:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 12% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
        ACT: 30-34
        SAT Combined: 2030-2350
        SAT Critical Reading: 680/780
        SAT Writing: 690/790
        SAT Math: 680/770

Week of January 9-13

HOPE COLLEGE
Holland, MI



Hope’s campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Holland, just miles from Lake Michigan. We’ve been part of this community for more than 150 years, growing from the 10 students who enrolled in 1862 to more than 3,300 students on campus today.  The college offers 90+ majors, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of 
Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

From the beginning, Hope College has looked to the future. Here, historic architecture fits comfortably with world-class facilities: Van Vleck Hall, built in 1857, is just a block from our Pelletron particle accelerator.  This rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation for the world of tomorrow equips Hope students to go into the world and make an impact in their communities.

The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.  Our student body is at the core of Hope’s vibrant, diverse, active community — and we have something for everyone.  The Office of Multicultural Education is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community that allows all members to grow in their cultural understanding, engagement and proficiency. Our campus is unified by the belief that together we can accomplish more than we ever could apart.


Website: www.Hope.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-Sized Private
3,376 total undergrads
744 degree-seeking freshmen


$25,150 average financial aid package
80% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $31,560 in-state, $31,560 out-of-state


Admissions Office:
William Vanderbilt
Phone: 616-395-7850
Toll Free: (800)968-7850
Fax: (616)395-7130
admissions@hope.edu

Admissions Requirements:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 77% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:
        ACT: 23-29
        SAT Critical Reading: 530 / 660
        SAT Math: 530 / 650

GPA: 3.82 Average



Week of December 19-22
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Gainsville, FL



At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like

second among Forbes "Best Value Public Colleges" (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.

Whatever you have your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. At UF, we help great students achieve greater. With an average 4.35 G.P.A. and an average S.A.T. score of 1919, applicants for our fall 2016 freshman class are anything but average. And while those numbers are impressive, for us, they’re just the beginning. Here, it’s not about the accomplishments of an individual; it’s what we can accomplish together.

The University of Florida is one of sixty-two elected member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of preeminent North American research universities, and the only

AAU member university in Florida. The University is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. After the Florida state legislature's creation of performance standards in 2013, the Florida Board of Governors designated the University of Florida as one of the two "preeminent universities" among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the fourteenth best public university in the United States.
Website: www.UFL.edu

Quick Facts: 
Large School:
35,043 total undergrads 
7,192 degree-seeking freshmen 

$12,522 average financial aid package 
99% of financial need met (average) 
Tuition and fees: $6,381 in-state, $28,658 out-of-state 


Admissions Office: 
201 Criser Hall-PO Box 114000 
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000 
Phone: (352) 392-1365 
Email: webrequests@admissions.ufl.edu 

Contact: Zina Evans, Vice President Enrollment Management


Admissions Requirements: 
Qualifications: 
ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject – Required for some 

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 48% of applicants admitted 

Test Score Ranges: 
SAT Critical Reading: 580 / 670 
SAT Math: 590 / 690 
ACT: 26-31 
GPA: 4.30 Average


Week of December 12-16

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY
Columbus, Ohio



Capital is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the Columbus, Ohio, community of Bexley. At Capital, we’re about transforming lives. Your life. Your future. And ultimately, we’re about transforming the world — through the impact that we know you will have on it.

Each year, more than 700 new Capital students embark on a journey toward their future, bringing with them a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. Whether it's their first time in college, they're finishing their bachelor's degree, or they're pursuing a graduate degree, here they immerse themselves in a rigorous curriculum, grounded in the liberal arts and relevant to the world that awaits them. 

Like you, they thought seriously about what they wanted in a university and selected Capital for its choice of 60 majors, 10 graduate degrees and its passionate and engaged faculty, who will be their partners on their educational journey. Our belief that every student can and will have a positive impact in our evolving world 
gives everyone at Capital a vested interest in your success and fuels our determination to work together—as teachers and students, and as mentors and scholars—to bring about meaningful change.

A comprehensive, independent university founded in 1830 and rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Capital is the oldest institution in Central Ohio. Its student body of about 3,600 students engages in active learning and hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom, high-impact experiences that optimize learning and prepare them with the skills and confidence to become purposeful leaders in their communities and in their fields. 

In the vibrant metropolitan area of Columbus — a city that often makes “top 10” lists for livability, technology, opportunity and jobs—students plug into a diverse economy that’s home to many Fortune 500 companies in the third largest city in the Midwest. For our students, Columbus becomes a training ground that offers ample opportunity for internships, research projects and community service, as well as a chance to take those first steps toward changing the world.

Website: www.capital.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
2,765 total undergrads
671 degree-seeking freshmen

$27,997 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $33,492 in-state, $33,492 out-of-state
Admissions Office:


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 72% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 470 / 590
        SAT Math: 480 / 610
        ACT: 21-27
        GPA: 3.4 Average

Week of December 5- 9
WARTBURG COLLEGE
Waverly, Iowa




Wartburg College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Waverly, Iowa. As of 2012, the most popular programs of study at Wartburg were (in order): business, biology, elementary education, and speech communication/rhetoric. Wartburg's social work program is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa offering a music therapy major. The college is highly competitive and has an 89 percent medical school placement rate and a 100 percent placement rate in other fields of medicine.

In 2007 U.S. News & World Report rated Wartburg College 6th for academic excellence among Midwestern comprehensive colleges which primarily award bachelor's degrees, and 2nd in terms of "bang for the buck" (i.e. best value when tuition costs, scholarship aid, and academics are compared).

Website: www.wartburg.edu


Quick Facts:
Small
1,537 total undergrads
366 degree-seeking freshmen

$28,090 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $38,380 in-state, $38,380 out-of-state


Admissions Office:
100 Wartburg Boulevard, PO Box 1003
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Phone: (319) 352-8264
Toll Free: (800) 772-2085
Fax: (319) 352-8579
Email: admissions@wartburg.edu

Contact: Todd Coleman, Assistant Vice President for Admissions


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 78% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 400 / 580
SAT Math: 510 / 600
ACT: 21-27
GPA: 3.52 Average



Week of November 28- December 2
WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY
Lexington, VA


Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two men who played pivotal roles in the University's history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, who provided innovative educational leadership during his transformational tenure as president of Washington College

1865 to 1870. 

 The University is located in the historic city of Lexington, Virginia (population 7,000), a warm, welcoming and historic college town located in the Great Valley of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the

picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks.

The ninth oldest institution of higher education in America, Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. Offering 37 undergraduate majors and 29 minors, including a number of interdisciplinary programs, the University prides itself on the depth and breadth of our curriculum, in which traditional liberal arts courses are augmented by offerings from the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges.


Website: https://www.wlu.edu

Quick Facts: 
Small School 
1,890 Undergraduate Students 
374 Graduate Students 
2,264 Total Student 

$46,400 average financial aid package 
100% of financial need met (average) 
Tuition and fees: $48,267 in-state, $48,267 out-of-state 


Admissions Office: 
204 West Washington Street 
Lexington, VA 24450-2116 
Phone: (540) 458-8710 
Fax: (540) 458-8062 
Email: admissions@wlu.edu 

Contact: Sally Richmond, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
 

Admissions Requirements: 
Qualifications: 
ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Not Required 

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 19% of applicants admitted 

Test Score Ranges: 
SAT Critical Reading: 660 / 730 
SAT Math: 660 / 730 
ACT: 30-33 
GPA: Not Listed

Week of November 21-25
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Louisville, KY



The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "Preeminent Metropolitan Research University".  U of L enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is touted for thefully self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery as well as the first successful hand transplantation. The University Hospital is also credited with the first civilian ambulance, the nation's first accident services, now known as an emergency room (ER), and one of the first blood banks in the US.

Between 1999 and 2006 U of L was one of the fastest growing medical research institutions according to National Institutes of Health rankings. As of 2006, the melanoma clinic ranked third in among public universities in NIH funding, the neurology research program fourth, and the spinal cord research program 10th.

U of L is also known for its Louisville Cardinals athletics programs, several of which are among the most successful in the country. Since 2005 the Cardinals have made appearances in the NCAA Division I men's basketball Final Four in 2005, 2012, and 2013(champions), football Bowl Championship Series Orange Bowl in 2007 and Sugar Bowl in 2013, the College Baseball World Series 2007, 2013, and 2014, the women's basketball Final Four in 2009 and 2013, and the men's soccer national championship game in 2010. The Louisville Cardinals Women's Volleyball program has three-peated as champions of the Big East Tournament (2008, 2009, 2010), and were Atlantic Coast Conference Champions in 2015. Women's track and field program has won Outdoor Big East titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and an Indoor Big East title in 2011.

Website:  http://louisville.edu/

Quick Facts:
Medium Sized
15,769 total undergrads
2,797 degree-seeking freshmen

$12,368 average financial aid package
64% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $11,264 in-state, $26,286 out-of-state



Admissions Office:
2211 South Brook Street
Louisville, KY  40292
Phone:  (502) 852-6531
Toll Free:  (800) 334-8635
Fax:  (502) 852-4776
Email:  admitme@louisville.edu
Contact:  Jenny Sawyer, Director of Admissions


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 74% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: 490 / 620
        SAT Math: 510 / 620
        ACT: 22-29
        GPA: 3.74 Average



Week of November 14-19
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
Grand Forks, ND


Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with nearly 15,000 students and 225+ fields of study.  With 3,000 courses, nearly 40 online degree programs, and 84 graduate education programs; UND has more offerings than any higher education institution the state.

The University of North Dakota was originally founded as a flagship university with a strong liberal arts foundation, but
has grown into a prominent scientific research university. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity, and is considered one of the top academic and research institutions in the northern Midwest. UND is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is widely regarded as the top university in the American Northern Plains region. The University offers a variety of professional and specialized programs, including the only schools of law and medicine in the state of North Dakota. Its best known college is perhaps its John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which is the first in the country to offer a degree in unmanned aircraft systems operations, and is competitively ranked as one of the top schools of aviation and aerospace in the world.

UND maintains nationally competitive programs in aerospace, health sciences, political science, nutrition, energy and environmental protection, and engineering research, among others. Several national research institutions are located on the university's campus including the Energy and Environmental Research Center, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. 

Student life is an important element of the UND experience. With service-learning groups, internships, leadership positions in 275+ clubs and organizations, and education abroad, there are plenty of ways make a difference.

Website:  http://www.und.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
11,577 total undergrads
1,895 degree-seeking freshmen

Tuition and fees: 
$8,137 in-state, $19,291 out-of-state

Admissions Office:
2901 University Avenue Stop 8264
Grand Forks, ND  58202-8264
Phone:  (701) 777-3000
Toll Free:  (800) 225-5863
Fax:  (701) 777-2721
Email:  UND.admissions@UND.edu
Contact:  Jason Trainer, Director of Admissions

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 86% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: 465 / 600
        SAT Math: 490 / 600
        ACT: 21-26
        GPA: 3.36 Average


Week of November 7- 11
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Big Rapids, MI


Ferris State University has more than 14,000 students enrolled in classes on its main campus in Big Rapids, 21 off-campus sites throughout Michigan and at Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. By offering
people what they want, when and where they need it, Ferris is Michigan's "statewide university," with a transfer rate higher than any other university in Michigan, facilitated by the ease of “laddering” from a two-year to a four-year degree.

Ferris is distinguished by its strong heritage of opportunity and career-oriented approach to education where theory meets practice, along with unique degrees that are not available at other universities in the state, region or nation.
More than 180 programs, ranging from associate to doctoral degrees, are offered through eight degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering Technology, Health Professions, Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan College of Optometry, and Pharmacy.

The majority of Ferris' offerings are tailored with a specific occupation in mind and align directly with many occupations that are expected to experience growth across the country. The University has at least 140 degrees that align directly with in-demand occupations in the categories of business, finance and management; administrative and clerical; computer science and engineering; social service;
education and training; health care practitioners; health care technology and support; protective service; and construction, production and repair. Cutting-edge research opportunities in programs such as Information Security and Intelligence and Molecular Diagnostics make Ferris a great place to develop specialized knowledge and skills.

Ferris has the fewest number of large classes among Michigan’s 15 public universities, with only one percent of classes having more than 50 students. This allows for more direct contact with faculty, more hands-on learning and experimentation and greater student engagement. More than 50 percent of Ferris classes have fewer than 20 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 16-to-1. Full-time tenure-track faculty with experience in their respective fields teach the majority of classes, providing real-world relevancy to the learning environment. Advisory boards also contribute to ensuring current and relevant curriculum is taught which produces graduates with hands-on skills that allow them to be productive employees from the first day of employment.

Ferris is the only university in Michigan named after its founders, Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (two-term Michigan governor and U.S. senator) and Helen Gillespie Ferris. It was founded in 1884 as the privately-owned Big Rapids
Industrial School and provided opportunity for people who might otherwise have become lumberjacks, farm laborers and food processing workers, instead offering paths to lives of greater possibility. Ferris did not become a state institution until 1950, undergoing several name changes until becoming Ferris State University in 1987. The Ferris philosophy of a practical, hands-on approach to education that enables students to learn practical skills for new jobs in a changing world still resonates today.

Ferris has always provided opportunities for students from all walks of life, with both male and female students among the members of its first graduating class. Diversity is important at Ferris, with its rapidly growing International, Global Studies and Multicultural Student Services programs, as well as its nationally renowned Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.



Website: http://www.ferris.edu/

Quick Facts:
Medium Sized School
13,323 total undergrads
1,959 degree-seeking freshmen

$12,540 average financial aid package
71% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $11,760 in-state, $17,640 out-of-state, $14,220 Midwest Student Exchange Program


Admissions Office:
1201 South State Street, CSS 201
Big Rapids, MI  49307-2714
Phone:  (231) 591-2100
Toll Free:  (800) 433-7747
Fax:  (231) 591-3944
Email:  admissions@ferris.edu
Contact:  Charlotte Tetsworth, Associate Director of Admissions

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately selective: 78% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: No Information
        SAT Math: No Information
        ACT: 19-24
        GPA: 3.18 Average



Week of October 31-November 4

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Lawrence, Kansas


Since its founding, the University of Kansas has embodied the aspirations and determination of the abolitionists who settled on the curve of the Kaw River in August 1854. Their first goal was to ensure that the new Kansas Territory entered the union as a free state. Another was to establish a university. 

Today, KU has become a major public research and teaching institution of 28,401 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. 



 A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, KU consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. Its faculty and students are supported and strengthened by endowment assets of more than $1.44 billion. It is committed to expanding innovative research and commercialization programs. 

KU has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 370 degree programs. Particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare. Students, split almost equally between women and men, come from all 50 states and 105 countries and are about 15 percent multicultural. The University Honors Program is nationally recognized, and KU has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas schools combined. 

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the state's only designated National Cancer Institute. Eleven other major centers oversee research in life span issues, the humanities,
transportation, the environment, biosciences, biodiversity, and polar ice sheets, among others.   Ten core service laboratories and two affiliated centers specialize in such fields as biomedical research, molecular structures, technology commercialization, and oil recovery. KU has service centers statewide that offer training and professional development in law enforcement, firefighting, child development, health education, and public management. 

The main campus in Lawrence tops Mount Oread, known informally as the Hill. This long, curved limestone ridge was named by the town founders who for a decade endured bitter conflicts with pro-slavery factions from Missouri. A horrific guerrilla raid in August 1863 burned the town and killed 200 men and boys. Yet a few months after the Civil War ended, KU
founded, opening in September 1866. 

Just 32 years later, the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, founded a beloved tradition here. The scientist who discovered vitamins A and D was a graduate. Helium was extracted from gas for the first time in a KU lab. The inventor of the time-release medication capsule taught here. Astronauts, artists, authors, business leaders, senators and governors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and a Nobel laureate launched their careers here. And thousands of teachers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, musicians, architects, engineers, and lawyers mastered their subjects here. Welcome to their Hill. 

Website: www.ku.edu 

Quick Facts: 
Large School

18,736 total undergrads 
4,187 degree-seeking freshmen 

$14,679 average financial aid package 
73% of financial need met (average) 
Tuition and fees: $11,455 in-state, $28,239 out-of-state, $13,685 Midwest Student Exchange Program Discounted Tuition

Admissions Office: 
1502 Iowa Street 
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576 
Phone: (785) 864-3911 
Fax: (785) 864-5017 
Email: adm@ku.edu 

Contact: Lisa Pinamonti Kress, Director of Admissions 

Admissions Requirements: 
Qualifications: 
ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Not Required 

Acceptance Rate: Moderately selective: 91% of applicants admitted 

Test Score Ranges: 
ACT: 22-28 
SAT: Information not listed
GPA: 3.44 Average


Week of October 24-28



ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
St. Cloud, MN


St. Cloud State University is one of the largest public universities in Minnesota with more than 15,000 students. The university is located about an hour northwest of Minneapolis, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.
Founded in 1869 as a state normal school, St. Cloud State has evolved into a comprehensive university with all the institutions that make college life exciting: events and activities, art galleries, theatre, about 250 clubs and organizations, NCAA athletics, club sports, intramural, indoor recreation opportunities and outdoor pursuits. The campus nerve center is our library.

St. Cloud State’s undergraduate programs hold nearly every available national accreditation. Students choose from more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, including regional rarities such as meteorology and geographic information systems.  The School of Graduate Studies offers more than 60 programs, including doctoral degrees in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the acclaimed Herberger Business School.

SCSU is a member of the Midwest student exchange program.  The University's accomplishments, awards, accolades and extraordinary faculty and alumni are catalogued in the Distinctions website.


Website: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/

Quick Facts:
Medium Sized
13,630 total undergrads
1,863 degree-seeking freshmen

$9,537 average financial aid package
60% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $7,800 in-state, $15,718 out-of-state

Admissions Office:
720 Fourth Avenue South, AS 115
St. Cloud, MN  56301
Phone:  (320) 308-3981
Toll Free:  (877) 654-7278
Fax:  (320) 308-2243
Email:  scsu4u@stcloudstate.edu
Contact:  Amber Schultz, Asst Provost 

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Less selective: 82% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: Not Listed
        SAT Math: Not Listed
        ACT: 19-24
        GPA: 3.18 Average



Week of October 17-21
BELMONT UNIVERSITY
Nashville, TN

Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 7,700 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.


Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Website: http://www.belmont.edu/


Quick Facts:
Medium Sized
5,983 total undergrads 
1,387 degree-seeking freshmen 


$17,550 average financial aid package 
59% of financial need met (average) 
Tuition and fees: $31,390 in-state, $31,390 out-of-state 



Admissions Office: 
1900 Belmont Boulevard 
Nashville, TN 37212-3757 

Phone: (615) 460-6785 
Fax: (615) 460-5434 
Email: buadmission@belmont.edu 
Contact: David Mee, Dean of Enrollment Services 


Admissions Requirements: 
ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Not Required 

Acceptance Rate: 
More Selective: 82% of applicants admitted 

Test Score Ranges: 
SAT Critical Reading: 530 / 630 
SAT Math: 530 / 630 
ACT: 23-29 
GPA: 3.53 Average







Week of October 10-14
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. 

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces. 

A number of legends have arisen over the years as to how The University of New Mexico got "Lobo" as its official nickname. When the university began playing football in 1892, the team was simply referred to as "The University
Boys" or "Varsities" to distinguish themselves from the prep school kids. On Sept. 22, 1920, sophomore George S. Bryan, editor of the U.N.M. Weekly and student manager of the football team, was present at a Student Council meeting for the purpose of suggesting that the University teams be given a mascot name as at that time many universities had mascot names for their teams. Bryan suggested Lobo, the Spanish word for wolf, as the nickname. The name was enthusiastically received. The Oct. 1 issue of the student paper said, "The Lobo is respected for his cunning, feared for his prowess, and is the leader of the pack. It is the ideal name for the Varsity boys who go forth to battle for the glory of the school. All together now; fifteen rahs for the LOBOS." 


From that beginning, the Lobo nickname has remained with The University of New Mexico for over 70 years. 

Website: www.unm.edu 



Quick Facts: 
Large School 
20,522 total undergrads 
3,327 degree-seeking freshmen 

$8,568 average financial aid package 

Tuition and fees: 
$6,950 in-state, $21,936 out-of-state 



Admissions Office: 
Office of Admissions 
PO Box 4895 
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895 
Phone: (505) 277-8900 
Toll Free: (800) 225-5866 
Fax: (505) 277-6686 

Email: apply@unm.edu 

Contact: Matthew Hulett, Director of Admissions and Recruiting Services 



Admissions Requirements: 

ACT or SAT - Required 
SAT Subject - Not Required 

Acceptance Rate: 
Moderately Difficult: 50% of applicants were admitted 

Test Score Ranges: 
SAT Critical Reading: 480 / 610 
SAT Math: 470 / 600 
ACT: 19-25 

GPA: 3.38 Average

Week of October 3-7

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh, PA


Founded by Hugh Henry Brackenridge as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is among a select group of universities and colleges established in the 18th century in the United States. It is the oldest continuously chartered institution of learning in the U.S., west of the Allegheny Mountains. The school began as a preparatory school, presumably in a log cabin, in Western Pennsylvania, then a frontier. The academy possibly grew out of a school that was active before the charter was granted, perhaps as early as 1770. Brackenridge obtained a charter for the school from the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that was passed by the assembly on February 28, 1787, just ten weeks before the opening
of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The school was soon teaching the rudiments of the "sacred six" of the Scottish universities, as founder Brackenridge was Scottish. A brick building was erected in 1790 on the south side of Third Street and Cherry Alley for the Pittsburgh Academy. The small two-story brick building, with a gable facing the alley, contained three rooms: one below and two above.

Now, the University of Pittsburgh's main campus comprises approximately 132 urban acres (0.53 km2) located in Pittsburgh's historic Oakland neighborhood. Much of the campus, including its centerpiece 42-story Cathedral of Learning, falls within the Oakland Civic Center/Schenley Farms National Historic District. The campus
noted for its impressive architecture, nd contains an eclectic mix of architecture that includes Greek revival, Neoothic, Italian Renaissance, and modern. It has been termed "a theme park of replica buildings, representing the architecture of the past speaking to the present.”

Throughout its’ history, Pitt has been committed to a liberal arts education with a well-rounded curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.  Pitt has an increasing emphasis on undergraduate research experience and for providing real-world opportunities such as co-ops and internships.  Undergraduate degrees can be earned as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Philosophy. Along with providing certificate programs, graduate level master's, professional, and doctoral degrees are also awarded. Pitt has also 
initiated a University-wide Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) that includes a structured series of extracurricular programs and experiences designed to complement students' academic studies and help develop personal attributes and professional skills. Students who complete the OCC requirements receive an OCC "transcript" and a green cord of distinction to wear at commencement.

The freshman level entry schools include the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the Swanson School of Engineering, and the School of Nursing.

Quick Facts:
Large School
18,908 total undergrads
4,014 degree-seeking freshmen

$14,332 average financial aid package
61% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $18,618 in-state, $29,758 out-of-state


Admissions Office:
4227 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Phone:  (412) 624-7488
Fax:  (412) 624-4138
Email:  oafa@pitt.edu
Contact:  Marc Harding, Chief Enrollment Officer

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate:  Very Difficult
56% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
        SAT Composite: 1730-2000
        ACT: 26-30
        GPA: 4.0


Week of September 26-30
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE
De Pere, Wisconson


As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of
Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.

The college fosters intellectual, spiritual, and personal development both inside and outside the classroom. We promote the development of whole persons by cultivating practices of study, reflection, prayer, wellness, play and action. As the only Norbertine institution of higher learning in the world, our roots, traditions, and commitments create a unique educational experience that prepares us to honor God, serve humanity and care for all.

St. Norbert College has come a long way from its humble beginnings in October 1898, when Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Dutch immigrant priest, founded the college to train young men for the priesthood. Abbot Pennings soon discovered a need for higher education in northeastern Wisconsin and started a commerce program for lay students. After World War II, enrollments increased dramatically, and in 1952 the college became coeducational. Abbot Pennings continued his leadership role until he retired in 1955. His basic philosophy of education “to perfect the personal, moral and intellectual development of each student” remains unchanged.

Website: http://www.snc.edu/

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized School
2096 total undergrads
601 degree-seeking freshmen

$24,682 average financial aid package

84% of financial need met (average)


Tuition and fees: $35,381 in-state, $35,381 out-of-state

Admissions Office:
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Phone: (920) 403-3005
Toll Free: (800) 236-4878
Fax: (920) 403-4072

Email: admit@snc.edu

Contact: Ed Lamm, V.P. of Enrollment Management and Communications

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required

SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate:
Moderately selective: 82% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Composite: Not Reported
ACT: 22-27

GPA: 3.40 Average





Week of Sept 19-23

CARLETON COLLEGE
Northfield, MN

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 36 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.  Carleton College was the dream of Minnesota pioneers who understood that human knowledge is the real frontier. We've been exploring it here ever since.


Carleton is the fourth oldest private institution of higher education in Minnesota. Carleton was founded on October 12, 1866, by the General Conference of the Congregational Churches of Minnesota, which—after considering locations in Zumbrota, Mantorville, Cottage Grove, and Lake City—chose Northfield for the home of its new college. (Note: Carleton is now a non-denominational college with no formal religious affiliation.)

Carleton’s founder was Northfield businessman and Congregationalist Charles M. Goodsell, for whom the College’s observatory is named. It was he who encouraged the church to open a Minnesota college and he who donated part of its original 20 acres. The first instructor hired was Horace Goodhue, Jr., for whom a campus dormitory was later named. 

The earliest Carleton students, both men and women, arrived in the fall of 1867 to attend classes in the former American House hotel. That three-story building, located in what is now downtown Northfield, presented some serious challenges to its residents. According to Carleton archivist Eric Hillemann, sources from the time reported that the building’s plumbing was disgraceful, its heating meager, and its mice legion.

 The new school met with serious financial challenges until 1871, when Massachusetts brass wares manufacturer William Carleton agreed to donate $50,000 to the College that now bears his name.  The following year, thanks to a $10,000 gift from Carleton’s one-time assistant and second wife, Susan Willis Carleton, the fledgling college moved into its first new building. Willis Hall still stands today on the western edge of campus, and now houses the political science and economics departments.

Website:  www.carleton.edu

 

Quick Facts: Small

2014 total undergrads

491 degree-seeking freshmen

 

$43,712 average financial aid package

100% of financial need met (average)

Tuition and fees: $50,874 in-state, $50,874 out-of-state

 

Admissions Office:

100 South College Street

Northfield, MN  55057

Phone:  (507) 222-4190

Toll Free:  (800) 995-2275

Fax:  (507) 222-4526

Email:  Admissions@carleton.edu  

Contact:  Paul Thiboutot, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Admissions Requirements: 

Qualifications:  
ACT or SAT - Required 
 SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate:
Most selective: 23% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Composite: 1390-1540 
ACT: 30-33 
GPA: 3.79 Average


Week of Sept 12-16

GRINNELL COLLEGE
Grinnell, IA




Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. 

In 1843, eleven Congregational ministers, all of whom trained atAndover Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, set out to proselytize on the frontier. Each man pledged to gather a church and together the group or band would seek to establish a college. When the group arrived in Iowa later that year, each selected a different town in which to establish a congregation. In 1846, they collectively established Iowa College in Davenport. A few months later, Iowa joined the Union.



The first 25 years of Grinnell's history saw a change in name and location. Iowa College moved farther west from Davenport, Iowa, to the town of Grinnell and unofficially adopted the name of its benefactor: an abolitionist minister,Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, to whom journalist Horace Greeleysupposedly wrote "Go West, young man, go West."However, Greeley vehemently denied ever saying this to Grinnell, or to anyone. The name of the corporation "The Trustees of Iowa College" remained, but in 1909 the name "Grinnell College" was adopted by the trustees for the institution.

Grinnell became known as the center of the Social Gospelreform movement as Robert Handy writes, "The movement centered on the campus of Iowa (now Grinnell) College. Its leading figures were Professor George D. Herron and President George A. Gates". Other firsts pointed to the lighter side of college life: the first intercollegiate football and baseball games west of the Mississippi were played in Grinnell, and the home teams won.

As the 20th century began, Grinnell established aPhi Beta Kappachapter, introduced the departmental "major" system of study, began Grinnell-in-China (an educational mission that lasted until theJapanese invasion and resumed in 1987), and built a women's residence hall system that became a national model.  The social consciousness fostered at Grinnell during these years became evident during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, when Grinnell graduates Harry Hopkins '12, Chester Davis '11,Paul Appleby '13, Hallie Flanagan '11, and Florence Kerr '12 became influential New Deal administrators.

Concern with social issues, educational innovation, and individual expression continue to shape Grinnell. As an example, the school’s "5th year travel-service program," preceded the establishment of the Peace Corps by many years. Other recent innovations include first-year tutorials, cooperative pre-professional programs, and programs in quantitative studies and the societal impacts of technology.

Website: http://www.grinnell.edu/

Quick Facts:

Small
1705 total undergrads
442 degree-seeking freshmen

$43,745 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $48,758 in-state, $48,758 out-of-state


Admission Office:
1103 Park Street, 2nd Floor
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
Phone: (641) 269-3600
Toll Free: (800) 247-0113
Fax: (641) 269-4800
Email: admission@grinnell.edu
Contact: Gregory Sneed, Director of Admission



Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 25% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:

        SAT Critical Reading: 640 / 740
        SAT Math: 660 / 770
        ACT: 30-33
        GPA: 3.72 Average



Week of Sept 5-9
WARREN WILSON COLLEGE
Asheville, NC


Warren Wilson is the country’s only liberal arts college with a national student body and integrated work and service programs. Through a blend of
strong academics, work and service called the Triad, our students graduate not only with a rigorous liberal arts education, but also with skills such as problem-solving and team leadership that equip them for life. It’s an innovative approach to a well-rounded education that has stood the test of time.

The College has a compelling history. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School by Presbyterian missionaries to provide a basic education for boys from the Appalachian region, the school became a junior college in 1942 and a four-year liberal arts college in 1967. In 1981 the College added a graduate program, the acclaimed MFA Program for Writers, the nation’s first low-residency graduate program in creative writing.

Today Warren Wilson undergraduates choose from dozens of majors, minors and concentrations. Regardless of their major, all students have the opportunity to complete independent capstone research projects and present their work to faculty and fellow students. Over the past decade, Warren
Wilson students have received more awards and grants from the North Carolina Academy of Science for their original research than students from any other college or university.

Warren Wilson enjoys a geographically diverse student population, with students from about 45 states and more than a dozen countries. North Carolina residents constitute about 20 percent of undergraduate students, women 62 percent and students of color 10 percent. Nearly 80 percent attended public high schools.

Quick Facts:

Small
752 total undergrads
195 degree-seeking freshmen

$34,211 average financial aid package
85% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $33,970 in-state, $33,970 out-of-state

Admission Office:

PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Phone: (828) 771-2073
Toll Free: (800) 934-3536
Fax: (828) 298-1440
Email: admit@warren-wilson.edu
Contact: Sharon Lytle, Sr. Associate Director of Admission

Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Somewhat selective: 72% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Combined: 1580-1925
ACT: 23-28
GPA: 3.53 Average



Week of June 6-10

GUILFORD COLLEGE
Greensboro, NC


Guilford College is a liberal arts school in Greensboro, North Carolina providing tomorrow's leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences, and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. We are guided by our Quaker heritage, instilling in all of us: community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity.

Here are five things our graduates and students say are unique to the Guilford experience:

*Engaged Learning with an Emphasis on Ethics

The book Colleges that Change Lives calls Guilford a “stimulating place where the teachers care, where they expect a lot, and where they provide
encouragement as well as the challenge to get young people to do things they had no idea they could do.” Our writing-intensive curriculum challenges you to apply ethics and knowledge to real-life issues and fosters the development of innovative leaders and communicators who learn the skills to excel in a variety of educational and professional fields.

One Guilford grad described Guilford as a place where students question answers as much as they answer questions. Self-expression and communication are important pillars in a Guilford education.

You may choose to participate in civic engagement and leadership studies through one of our leadership programs–Bonner ScholarsQuaker Leadership Scholars Program, or the Center for Principled Problem Solving. Prepare to be transformed. 

*Building on our Quaker Foundations

Our Quaker founders were people of principle. We try to maintain that principled approach. Everyone is on a first-name basis. We respect all faiths and ways of life. Acceptance, tolerance, and civility come first here. Our Core Values of Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice and Stewardship are derived and inspired from the founding Quaker principles.

*Learning and Living in a Diverse Community

As small liberal arts colleges go, Guilford ranks near the top of its class in diversity. Not only are we ethnically and geographically diverse, but Guilford students range in age and come from a variety of backgrounds. Occasionally you will have juniors and seniors from The Early College at Guilford as well as adult students in your classes, making your classroom experience especially dynamic. Outside the classroom, you’ll share dorms and campus activities with other traditional-aged students.

*Our Campus, Location and Sustainability

We’re talking about a beautiful 300-acre wooded campus that’s well over a century old on the edge of a thriving metropolitan area (pop. 1.4 million). Unlike liberal arts colleges situated in small towns, Guilford offers internship and work opportunities nearby, along with many cultural and social activities for you to explore and engage in.

Guilford’s sustainability features include the largest collection of solar panels for heating water on any college campus and a small farm that grows produce for our dining hall. Students volunteer to work in the garden or simply enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of the farmers' labors. The Guilford farm is a small but growing part of our sustainability efforts.

Piedmont Triad International Airport is just 10 minutes from campus. 50 flights a day connect you to major hub ports like New York, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago. Amtrak from downtown Greensboro gets you to Raleigh-Durham or Charlotte in no time at all or choose to ride to any of the hundreds of stops across the country.

*Flexible Class Schedules

Guilford schedules classes five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the regular school year and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer. This way, your schedule allows for more flexibility if you want to have a part-time job or an internship while taking classes. Your options are open at Guilford.

Websitewww.guilford.edu

Quick Facts:

Small - 1,911 total undergrads
311 degree-seeking freshmen

56% graduate within six years

$27,496 average financial aid package
74% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $34,340 in-state, $34,340 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Admissions, New Garden Hall
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410-4108
Phone: (336) 316-2100
Toll Free: (800) 992-7759
Fax: (336) 316-2954
Email:admission@guilford.edu


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Optional
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Somewhat selective: 62% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Combined : 1400-1820
GPA: 3.0 Average

Week of May 23 - 27

BUTLER UNIVERSITY
Indianapolis, IN


When you start at Butler, you’ll find a community of classmates and faculty that are committed to your success. In fact, the U.S.News & World Report named Butler among the top schools in the country when it comes to enriched undergraduate offerings that lead to student success. They concluded that Butler is committed to providing all undergrads with “the best possible educational experience.”

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

The reason Butler grads are so successful is our dedication to doing things the right way. It’s a fundamental commitment to hands-on learning, a well-rounded liberal arts education, and giving back to the community. These core beliefs are essential to a complete education and they make Bulldogs desirable candidates from the moment they enter the workforce. At Butler, the numbers are just the beginning of our success.

The biggest reason to consider Butler is that we emphasize learning by doing. That means that, for every ounce of energy you put into your education, you’ll receive even more in return. And while you’re here, you’ll be surrounded by students and faculty that are invested in your success because it’s tied to theirs. Everyone here realizes that our success is interconnected, and that is at the heart of everything we do.



Website: www.butler.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
4,028 total undergrads
1,025 degree-seeking freshmen

75% graduate within six years

$27,072 average financial aid package
73% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $38,405 in-state, $38,405 out-of-state


Admission Office:

4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46208
Phone:  (317) 940-8100
Toll Free:  (888) 940-8100
Fax:  (317) 940-8150
Email:  admission@butler.edu
Contact:  Aimee Rust-Scheuermann, Director of Admission


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Not Required

Acceptance Rate: 
Somewhat selective: 70% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 520-620
SAT Math: 530-630
SAT Writing: 510-610
ACT: 25-30
GPA: 96% admitted students were in the top half of their graduating class. 



Week of May 16 - 20

EMORY UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, GA



Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Whatever your interest in Emory, we would welcome your visit to campus.

One of Emory University’s greatest strengths lies in the diversity of its students, faculty and staff. As a campus community, Emory collectively values difference, believing that the intellectual and social energy that stems from varied voices and perspectives is one of its best assets. The richness of Emory’s diversity extends beyond socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability and national origin to include a wide range of activities, intellectual pursuits, beliefs, perspectives, political affiliations and the like. The multiplicity of organizations, events and programming at Emory University enables students to explore, take risks and discover their unique identities. Regardless of individual interests, background or values, Emory students find a diverse group of people with whom to share their ideals.

Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $572 million in research funding annually while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The University is enriched by collaboration among its schools, centers, and partners as well as by the legacy and energy of Atlanta.

The 2015 Annual Report demonstrates the myriad ways in which "Emory Leads" with robust sections that include Confronting Global Challenges, Educating the Next Generation, Creating Knowledge, Advancing Caring and Healing, and Transforming Society. 



Website: www.emory.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
6,867 total undergrads
1,357 degree-seeking freshmen

89% graduate within six years

$37,510 average financial aid package
99% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,954 in-state, $47,954 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1390 Oxford Road NE, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone:  (404) 727-6036
Toll Free:  (800) 727-6036
Fax:  (404) 727-4303
Email:  admiss@emory.edu
Contact:  John Latting, Director of Admission




Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Required
SAT Subject - Considered if submitted

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 24% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 620-720
SAT Math: 650-770
SAT Writing: 640-730
ACT: 29-33
GPA: 96% admitted students were in the top quarter of their graduating class. 



Week of May 9 - 13


ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Canton, NY



St. Lawrence University is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world.

Flexibility: that’s the key word when you think about the liberal arts education we offer you at St. Lawrence. See how many creative ways you can meet our requirements. If none of our three dozen majors or three dozen minors suits you just right, create your own, through our multi-field option. Take an elective you never would have imagined taking, just because you want to. Study in a foreign country. At St. Lawrence, your education is yours to shape. 

No one takes greater pride in St. Lawrence than our 32,500 alumni. They are successful in all disciplines all around the globe, are always willing to help students and other alumni with internships, networking and other career opportunities, and often have great Laurentian stories to share.

The world’s most pressing challenges are increasingly complex and global, and knowledge of other cultures and perspectives is vital for those seeking to tackle them. That’s why more than 50 percent of our students take part in at least one of our 21 international programs on six continents or five U.S. off-campus programs.



Website: www.stlawu.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
2,435 total undergrads
679 degree-seeking freshmen

87% graduate within six years

$43,150 average financial aid package
87% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $51,200 in-state, $51,200 out-of-state



Admission Office:

Payson Hall
Canton, NY  13617
Phone:  (315) 229-5261
Toll Free:  (800) 285-1856
Fax:  (315) 229-5818
Email:  admissions@stlawu.edu
Contact:  Jeffrey Rickey, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - Considered if submitted
SAT Subject - Considered if submitted

Acceptance Rate: 
Very selective: 47% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 550-650
SAT Math: 550-660
SAT Writing: 540-640
ACT: 25-30
GPA: 96% admitted students were in the top 50th percentile of their graduating class. 



Week of May 2 - 6

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
St. Louis, MO



Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

We will challenge you to realize your potential. We inspire and support each other
with a view toward both individual and collective success. We are a 
community of individuals with inner fire and quiet confidence, inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems.

Our mission drives who we are as a university. As we accept the challenge of our mission’s goals of inclusion and excellence, we are always evolving to meet the needs of our current and prospective students as well as our alumni, faculty and staff. We focus on strategic priorities that produce the most impact toward our goal of enhancing the lives of our students, our community and our world.

Our campuses demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing and intellectually rigorous. Throughout Washington University’s history we have set our sights high and judged ourselves by the most exacting standards. With a view toward individual and collective success, our mission moves us to inspire and support one another.



Website: www.wustl.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
7,504 total undergrads
1,731 degree-seeking freshmen

92% graduate within six years

$42,389 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $49,770 in-state, $49,770 out-of-state



Admission Office:

Campus Box 1089, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO  63130-4899
Phone:  (314) 935-6000
Toll Free:  (800) 638-0700
Fax:  (314) 935-4290
Email:  admissions@wustl.edu
Contact:  Julie Shimabukuro, Director of Admissions



Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Considered if submitted

Acceptance Rate: 
Most selective: 17% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 690-760
SAT Math: 710-790
SAT Writing: 690-770
ACT: 32-34
GPA: 89% admitted students were in the top 10th percentile of their graduating class. 




Week of April 11-15

McDANIEL COLLEGE
Westminster, MD



McDaniel College is a diverse student-centered community committed to excellence in the liberal arts & sciences and professional studies. With careful mentoring and attention to the individual, McDaniel changes lives. We challenge students to develop their unique potentials with reason, imagination, and human concern. Through flexible academic programs, collaborative and experiential learning, and global engagement, McDaniel prepares students for successful lives of leadership, service, and social responsibility.

Founded as one of the nation’s first independent, coeducational institutions of higher learning, McDaniel College’s evolution is characterized by academic excellence, extraordinary administrative and faculty dedication and resourcefulness, and increasing student selectivity and diversity. And yet, throughout its history, McDaniel College has remained committed to expanding accessibility and opportunity to first-generation college students. Situated on a scenic hilltop in Westminster, Maryland, its ideal location is just a short distance from the nation’s capital and Baltimore provides a warm, friendly campus community with boundless opportunities for global learning and engagement.

Transcending the traditional classroom, the McDaniel experience encompasses the laboratories, the lounges, the athletic fields, and the residence halls, which 80 percent of our 1,600 undergraduates call home. Our students’ learning reaches
beyond McDaniel’s 160 acres to a European campus in Budapest, Hungary, and study abroad partnerships on virtually every continent. Our promise to students is to guide them on their individual educational path and quest for personal development. The McDaniel Plan – an integrated program of studies in the liberal arts and sciences – is the centerpiece for customized learning and academic excellence at the College. A January mini-mester of uncommon courses, and options for self-designed majors provide learning opportunities beyond the norm.

Post-baccalaureate programs have also evolved to meet the changing needs of professionals in the region and across the nation. Over 20 master’s degree programs including Deaf Education, Gerontology, and Human Services Management further distinguish McDaniel College.

McDaniel College is nationally recognized as one of the eight colleges in the Northeast that changes lives, according to former New York Times education editor Loren Pope in his book Colleges That Change Lives.




Quick Facts:

Small
1,663 total undergrads
431 degree-seeking freshmen

70% graduate within six years

$35,043 average financial aid package
90% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,500 in-state, $39,500 out-of-state



Admission Office:
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD  21157-4390
Phone:  (410) 857-2230
Toll Free:  (800) 638-5005
Fax:  (410) 857-2757
Email:  admissions@mcdaniel.edu
Contact:  Florence Hines, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Considered if submitted

Acceptance Rate: 
Less selective: 82% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 480-590
SAT Math: 480-590
SAT Writing: N/A
ACT: 20-27
GPA: 49% had a GPA  higher than 3.5



Week of April 4 - 8

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY
Boston, MA



Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.

Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic
sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it’s museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops.

At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student’s promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.

As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need in order to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do. 





Quick Facts:

July 30
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
5,565 total undergrads
1,380 degree-seeking freshmen

52% graduate within six years

$25,714 average financial aid package
69% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $33,934 in-state, $33,934 out-of-state


Admission Office:
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA  02108
Phone:  (617) 573-8460
Toll Free:  (800) 678-3365
Fax:  (617) 557-1574
Email:  admission@suffolk.edu
Contact:  Jeanne Aversa, Director of Admissions


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Considered if submitted

Acceptance Rate: 
Less selective: 82% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 460-560
SAT Math: 450-560
SAT Writing: 450-560
ACT: 20-25
GPA: 66% had a GPA  higher than 3.0




Week of March 28 - April 1

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Villanova, PA



Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

The strength of the Villanova experience comes in part from the University’s welcoming community. All members are bonded together by a shared responsibility to uphold the ideals of Saint Augustine and let the principles of truth, unity and love guide their lives. The Villanova community helps students grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually, and challenges them to reach their full potential.

The University’s rigorous academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. The Villanova community is dedicated to providing a personalized experience that fosters every student’s intellectual and spiritual well-being. As part of their education, students are encouraged to enrich their own lives by working for those in need. Through academic and service programs, students use their knowledge, skills and compassion to better the world around them.

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in
the University’s six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and creates the atmosphere where students are called to ignite change.



Quick Facts:

January 15
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
7,191 total undergrads
1,700 degree-seeking freshmen

90% graduate within six years

$35,782 average financial aid package
80% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,766 in-state, $47,766 out-of-state


Admission Office:
Austin Hall, 800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA  19085-1672
Phone:  (610) 519-4000
Fax:  (610) 519-6450
Email:  gotovu@villanova.edu
Contact:  Michael Gaynor, Director of University Admission


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Not required

Acceptance Rate: 
Very selective: 48% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 590-690
SAT Math: 610-710
SAT Writing: 590-690
ACT: 29-32
GPA: 66% had a GPA  higher than 3.75



Week of March 21 - 25

BELMONT UNIVERSITY
Nashville, TN



Founded in 1890, the University consists of more than 7,400 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. 

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont is among the fastest growing Christian universities in the nation with more than 7,400 students hailing from every state and more than 25 countries. As enrollment steadily increases, so does the quality and diversity of each new class. Incoming 2015-16 freshmen represented 47 states and 10 foreign countries and scored an average of 26 on the ACT and 1140 on the SAT.




Quick Facts:
August 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
5,983 total undergrads
1,387 degree-seeking freshmen

69% graduate within six years

$17,550 average financial aid package
59% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $30,000 in-state, $30,000 out-of-state



Admission Office:
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37212-3757
Phone:  (615) 460-6785
Fax:  (615) 460-5434
Email:  buadmission@belmont.edu
Contact:  David Mee, Dean of Enrollment Services





Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Not required

Acceptance Rate: 
Less selective: 80% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 530-630
SAT Math: 510-620
SAT Writing: N/A
ACT: 23-28
GPA: 56% had a GPA  higher than 3.5



Week of March 14 - 18

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
Omaha, NE



Creighton University, located in Omaha, Neb., offers a top-ranked education in the Jesuit tradition for people who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. It’s where students, faculty and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions. And, it’s where students learn to become leaders through service to others.

Creighton’s nine schools and colleges deliver powerful education that connects arts and sciences, law and business with health science programs in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, public health and emergency medical services.

Founded in 1878, Creighton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. Our more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students come to Creighton each year to find their place in the world through lives of leadership and service.

As members of the Society of Jesus, the more than 17,000 Jesuits serving around the world continue the Ignatian tradition by advancing education. The Society of Jesus—the world’s largest Catholic religious order of priests and brothers—was founded in the mid-1500s by St. Ignatius of Loyola. 



Quick Facts:
February 15
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
4,065 total undergrads
1,025 degree-seeking freshmen

78% graduate within six years

$27,779 average financial aid package
85% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $36,422 in-state, $36,422 out-of-state


Admission Office:
2500 California Plaza
Creighton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Omaha, NE  68178-0001
Phone:  (402) 280-2703
Toll Free:  (800) 282-5835
Fax:  (402) 280-2685
Email:  admissions@creighton.edu
Contact:  Sarah Richardson, Director of Admissions and Scholarships


Admissions Requirements:
Qualifications:
ACT or SAT - required
SAT Subject - Not required

Acceptance Rate: 
Somewhat selective: 73% of applicants admitted
Test Score Ranges:
SAT Critical Reading: 520-630
SAT Math: 550-670
SAT Writing: 520-640
ACT: 24-29
GPA: 57% had a GPA  higher than 3.75



Week of March 7 - 11

AUSTIN COLLEGE
Sherman, TX


Austin College is a small liberal arts college where big things happen. Students and faculty engage in partnerships in learning that allow our students to become truly invested in their education. We focus on global awareness, and are proud of the fact that more than 70 percent of graduates of the last decade (and beyond) have studied internationally during their Austin College education. Our student body is a diverse one, but one that is welcoming and inclusive.

For more than 160 years, Austin College has maintained an unwavering commitment to the transformative power of education, not only for the individual but for our communities and our world. We are committed to the breadth of a liberal arts education and equipping students with the ability to think critically and problem solve and communicate effectively so that they can succeed today and in the rapidly changing world of the future.

Austin College has long had a place in Texas history, and we look back
with pride at all that has been accomplished. At the same time, we move forward with purpose to prepare today’s—and tomorrow’s—students to discover their strengths and passions and develop those into lives of service and responsibility.


Quick Facts:
Small
1,255 total undergrads
355 degree-seeking freshmen

73% graduate within six years

$35,761 average financial aid package
95% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $36,230 in-state, $36,230 out-of-state


Admission Office:
900 North Grand Avenue, Suite 6N
Sherman, TX  75090-4400
Phone:  (903) 813-3000
Toll Free:  (800) 526-4276
Fax:  (903) 813-3198
Email:  admission@austincollege.edu
Contact:  Nan Davis, Vice President for Institutional Enrollment

Admissions Requirements
Qualifications:
    ACT or SAT required
    SAT Subject - optional
    Acceptance Rate: Somewhat selective - 54% of applicants admitted

Test Score Ranges:
    Middle 50% SAT: 1140-1330 (CR+M)
    Middle 50% ACT composite score: 24-29
    37% of students were in the top 10% of their high school class; 70% were in the top 25%.


 


Week of February 29 - March 4

BOWDOIN COLLEGE
Brunswick, ME



A liberal arts education at Bowdoin isn’t about being small and safe—it’s about having the support to take surprising risks. Students undertake this journey with faculty members who are scholars and artists of distinction who actively shape their fields. From their first-year seminar through their senior year, students are immersed in subjects with teachers who illuminate their learning with their own passion for their discipline. Faculty and students work together in small classes, in labs, in performance halls, and in the field where students are active participants in performing real-world research.

Since its opening in 1802, Bowdoin has understood the obligation to direct liberal education toward the common good. In the twenty-first century, that obligation is stronger than ever. The challenge of defining a “common good” and acting on it is highlighted, however, in an interconnected world of widely varied cultures, interests, resources, and power. To prepare students for this complexity, a liberal education must teach about differences across cultures and within societies. At the same time, it should help students understand and respect the values and implications of a shared natural world and human heritage. By doing so, a liberal education will challenge students to appreciate and contend with diversity and the conflicts inherent in differing experiences, perspectives and values at the same time that they find ways to contribute to the common project of living together in the world.

Bowdoin is a vibrant residential college nestled in a small, active New
 England town, but that is just the beginning. Our location places a wealth of landscapes and environments at our fingertips: To the south we have easy access to city life in Portland and Boston; to the north is the rich tradition of communities who have lived off the land for generations; to the west is the playground of lakes, rivers, and mountains; and to the east is the coastline representing so much that is central to the world’s issues today, from global warming and the health of our oceans to honoring and preserving the world’s beautiful landscapes. 




Quick Facts:
January 1
Regular application deadline

Small
1,799 total undergrads
500 degree-seeking freshmen

93% graduate within six years

$43,895 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $48,212 in-state, $48,212 out-of-state




Admission Office:
5000 College Station
Brunswick, ME  04011-8441
Phone:  (207) 725-3100
Fax:  (207) 725-3101
Email:  admissions@bowdoin.edu
Contact:  Scott Meiklejohn, Dean of Admissions and Student Aid




Week of February 22-26

HIRAM COLLEGE
Hiram, OH



Hiram is a coeducational liberal arts college of 1,200+ men and women located in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio. Hiram is a nationally respected institution that offers students a distinct learning environment with an emphasis on close student-faculty interactions, international study experiences, and experiential learning environments.

Students come from 34 states and 25 countries and represent more than 25 different religions. Between 50-60 percent of the College's graduates go on to graduate school or professional school within five years of earning their degrees. The College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's premier undergraduate honor society, in 1971.

80 percent of Hiram students live in the College's residence halls and eat their meals on campus. Newer College buildings are designed to complement Hiram's nineteenth century, distinguished Western Reserve architecture.

In an era of skills-based education, we teach precisely the skills that employers say they want – the ability to listen, think, analyze, decide and lead – all based on strong ethical values. That is what the Hiram liberal arts education is all about.



















































Quick Facts:
Small
1,100 total undergrads
161 degree-seeking freshmen

60% graduate within six years

$28,755 average financial aid package
80% of financial need met (average)


Admission Office:
P.O. Box 96
Hiram, OH  44234
Phone:  (330) 569-5169
Toll Free:  (800) 362-5280
Fax:  (330) 569-5944
Email:  admission@hiram.edu
Contact:  Lindajean Western, Vice President of Enrollment



Week of February 15-19

WHITMAN COLLEGE
Walla Walla, WA



Interdisciplinary research opportunities. Small classes. Global connections forged under the guidance of dedicated faculty members. The support it takes to turn college into limitless opportunity. What Whitman College has, it shares.

As a small, residential liberal arts college in Eastern Washington's Walla Walla, Whitman has what it takes to provide an education that goes beyond the classroom. Whitties are scholars, but also explorers and scientists. They climb mountains, travel to far-off corners and advocate for social justice. They care about community and aim to become citizens of the world.

A Whitman education is rooted in the traditional liberal arts values like critical thought and academic rigor; add in prestigious internships, off-campus study and civic engagement opportunities, and it becomes more than the sum of its parts. The Whitman experience transforms, allowing students to turn education into life.

Through the study of humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences, Whitman's students develop capacities to analyze, interpret, criticize, communicate, and engage. A concentration on basic disciplines, in combination with a supportive residential life program that encourages personal and social development, is intended to foster intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership, and the flexibility to succeed in a changing technological, multicultural world.



















































Quick Facts:
January 15
Regular application deadline

Small
1,470 total undergrads
364 degree-seeking freshmen

87% graduate within six years

$38,265 average financial aid package
96% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,138 in-state, $46,138 out-of-state

Admission Office:
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA  99362-2046
Phone:  (509) 527-5176
Toll Free:  (877) 462-9448
Fax:  (509) 527-4967
Email:  admission@whitman.edu
Contact:  Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid




Week of February 8-12

WABASH COLLEGE
Crawfordsville, IN



Founded in 1832, Wabash College is an independent, liberal arts college for men with an enrollment of 900 students. Its mission is excellence in teaching and learning within a community built on close and caring relationships among students, faculty, and staff. 

Wabash offers qualified young men a superior education, fostering, in particular, independent intellectual inquiry, critical thought, and clear written and oral expression. The College educates its students broadly in the traditional curriculum of the liberal arts, while also requiring them to pursue concentrated study in one or more disciplines. 

Wabash emphasizes our manifold, but shared cultural heritage. Our students come from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds; the College helps these students engage these differences and live humanely with them. Wabash also challenges its students to appreciate the changing nature of the global society and prepares them for the responsibilities of leadership and service in it.

The College carries out its mission in a residential setting in which students take personal and group responsibility for their actions. Wabash provides for its students an unusually informal, egalitarian, and participatory environment which encourages young men to adopt a life of intellectual and creative growth,
self-
awareness, and physical activity. The College seeks to cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing not only their analytic skills, but also sensitivity to values, and judgment and compassion required of citizens living in a difficult and uncertain world. We expect a Wabash education to bring joy in the life of the mind, to reveal the pleasures in the details of common experience, and to affirm the necessity for and rewards in helping others.













































































Quick Facts:
Small
868 total undergrads
238 degree-seeking freshmen

73% graduate within six years

$35,104 average financial aid package
93% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,980 in-state, $39,980 out-of-state

Admission Office:
PO Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN  47933
Phone:  (765) 361-6225
Toll Free:  (800) 345-5385
Fax:  (765) 361-6437
Email:  admissions@wabash.edu
Contact:  Michael Thorp, Dean for Enrollment Management





Week of February 1-5

ALBION COLLEGE
Albion, MI



Albion College is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment, and a future-oriented perspective. The College is a leader in preparing students to anticipate, solve, and prevent problems in order to improve the human and global condition. The College immerses students in the creation and processing of knowledge, and graduates skilled architects of societal change, active citizens, and future leaders.

Albion College is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence. We are learning-centered and recognize that valuable learning takes place in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. We prepare students to translate critical thought into action.

Albion College is committed to liberal education in the arts and sciences. We believe such an education empowers individuals to live lives of constructive purpose and accomplishment, enriched by the confidence and pleasure that come from thinking logically, imaginatively and humanely. In light of this vision we seek to create and maintain, in a residential setting, a supportive, intellectually stimulating community which exhibits and prizes curiosity, creativity, dissent and diversity.

At Albion College we invite students to engage in ongoing conversations centered upon their cultural heritage, yet responsive to global concerns. We believe our students will find their own voices by paying attention to the finest expressions of Western and other intellectual and spiritual traditions. Far from inviting a passive acceptance of such traditions, we encourage students to question and challenge them, to evaluate ethically the social uses they serve and the ends they advocate. In our view, a liberal education is an education in active citizenship and service.


Quick Facts:
Small
1,268 total undergrads
357 degree-seeking freshmen

72% graduate within six years

$30,767 average financial aid package
86% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,088 in-state, $39,088 out-of-state

Admission Office:
611 East Porter Street
Albion, MI  49224-1831
Phone:  (517) 629-0321
Toll Free:  (800) 858-6770
Fax:  (517) 629-0569
Email:  admission@albion.edu
Contact:  Amanda Dubiel, Director of Admissions




Week of January 25-29


ELON UNIVERSITY
Elon, NC



Elon is a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs.

Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. The 424 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 
undergraduate majors, along with master's programs in business administration, management, education, interactive media and physician assistant studies; and doctoral programs in physical therapy and law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities.

Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletics Association, and the Phoenix athletics program includes 17 intercollegiate men's and women's sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football). In addition, Elon offers 18 intramural and 21 club sports.
 
Elon's historic 636-acre campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden and includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research; and Loy Farm, a center for environmental research and sustainability that includes a solar farm.
 
Elon is an academic community that provides the right balance of challenge and encouragement, helping students discover the ambition to seek something great, and the courage to achieve it. Elon is a university with a powerful trajectory – ever on the rise and always striving to achieve higher levels of excellence.


Website: www.elon.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
5,782 total undergrads
1,497 degree-seeking freshmen

81% graduate within six years

$15,874 average financial aid package
57% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $32,172 in-state, $32,172 out-of-state

Admission Office:
2700 Campus Box
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC  27244-2010
Phone:  (336) 278-3566
Toll Free:  (800) 334-8448
Fax:  (336) 278-7699
Email:  admissions@elon.edu
Contact:  Greg Zaiser, Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning



Week of January 18-22

WIDENER UNIVERSITY
Chester, PA



Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership, and service matter.

Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.

We offer liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

We have a long history of turning out leaders with a formula that works.
 At Widener, we believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success.



Our close-knit community includes top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 22 states and 26 countries who are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.

When they are not engaged in experiential learning assignments, our students and faculty mem
bers lend a hand through community service projects in our hometown of Chester and in communities around the world.

In addition, with Philadelphia only 20 minutes away, we have a living laboratory where students earn practical experience through internships and co-op opportunities. 

Our beautiful 110-acre main campus in Chester is a great place to live, study, and have fun, and we have satellite campuses in Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware, too.


Website: www.widener.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
3,437 total undergrads
739 degree-seeking freshmen

53% graduate within six years

$32,294 average financial aid package
81% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,224 in-state, $41,224 out-of-state

Admission Office:
One University Place
Chester, PA  19013
Phone:  (610) 499-4126
Toll Free:  (888) 943-3637
Fax:  (610) 499-4676
Email:  admissions.office@widener.edu
Contact:  Edwin Wright, Director of Admissions




Week of January 11-15

RIPON COLLEGE
Ripon, WI


Ripon College is a private undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college located in the historic city of Ripon, Wisconsin.

Founded in 1851 by Former New York State Legislator David Mapes and townspeople, Ripon College has a long tradition of excellence in facilitating transformational interdisciplinary learning within its beautiful 
century-old buildings and in communities near and far. The intentionally 
small residential campus enrolls some 1,000 bright, high-achieving men and women from nearly every state and from countries around the world.
All courses are taught by faculty members, 97 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their chosen field. Students benefit from intimate class sizes, averaging a student-to-faculty ratio of 11.5:1. An overwhelming majority of students — 95 percent — indicate they are satisfied or very satisfied with the amount of attention they receive from faculty, who also provide direct academic, career and co-curricular advising and collaborate on serious research pursuits.

The rigorous liberal arts and sciences curriculum and active residential campus prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Coursework challenges students to examine questions in-depth, identify patterns of logic and reasoning, think critically, consider multiple contexts and 
pursue independent research and present 
before real audiences.

We are proud of the national recognition our academic programs receive. Most recently, the ROT
C program to which Ripon’s unit belongs was named the top in the north-central United States; and our Department of Communication was named the best in overall excellence in the nation

.

Website: www.ripon.edu

Quick Facts:
Small
840 total undergrads
211 degree-seeking freshmen

68% graduate within six years

$30,616 average financial aid package
88% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $36,514 in-state, $36,514 out-of-state

Admission Office:
300 West Seward Street
PO Box 248
Ripon, WI  54971-0248
Phone:  (920) 748-8337
Toll Free:  (800) 947-4766
Fax:  (920) 748-8335
Email:  adminfo@ripon.edu
Contact:  Leigh Mlodzik, Dean of Admission



Week of January 4 - 8 
XAVIER UNIVERSITY
Cincinnati, OH


Xavier University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,633, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 189 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Xavier University's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 6. Its tuition and fees are $35,080 (2015-16).

Xavier University, a Jesuit college located in Cincinnati, is among the oldest Catholic universities in the country. Both residents and students can attend the Bellarmine Chapel at the center of campus. Xavier offers historically black Greek-letter organizations as well as many other clubs for students to join. Each fall, student groups compete in the Club Olympics, where they play games to practice team building and win prizes. In sports, Xavier is best known for its men’s basketball team, which plays in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. Xavier's sports teams are called the Musketeers, but one of the school’s mascots is The Blue Blob, who cheers with fans at the Cintas Center arena and has appeared in ESPN commercials.

Website: www.xavier.edu

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
4,633 total undergrads
1,214 degree-seeking freshmen

71% graduate within six years

$20,827 average financial aid package
74% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $35,080 in-state, $35,080 out-of-state

Admission Office:
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45207-5311
Phone:  (513) 745-3301
Toll Free:  (877) 982-3648
Fax:  (513) 745-4319
Email:  xuadmit@xavier.edu
Contact:  Aaron Meis, Dean of Admissions



Week of December 14 - 18

ST. JOHNS COLLEGE
Annapolis, MD


St. John’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum and educational practices have long given it a highly respected place among American colleges and universities. Its strong commitment to collaborative inquiry and to the study of original texts makes St. John’s College a particularly vibrant community of learning. Through close engagement with the works of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers—from Homer, Plato, and Euclid to Nietzsche, Einstein, and Woolf—students at St. John’s College grapple with fundamental questions that confront us as human beings. As they participate in lively discussions and throw themselves into the activity of translating, writing, demonstrating, conducting experiments, and analyzing musical compositions, St. John’s students learn to speak articulately, read attentively, reason effectively, and think creatively.

St. John’s is one college with two spectacular campuses—St. John’s Annapolis in the East and St. John’s Santa Fe in the West. Students enrolled at either campus can transfer to the other and many students choose to spend a year at the other campus. Both campuses are beautifully situated in historic state capitals: St. John’s Santa Fe hugs the slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico, while St. John’s Annapolis lies on the shores of College Creek, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The two campuses share the same interdisciplinary academic program, while offering a broad range of opportunities and experiences. 

As students work in and across disciplines, wrestling with philosophic, literary, musical, mathematical, and scientific texts, they acquire habits of mental flexibility and focus, develop their powers of intellect and imagination—and so become effective problem solvers, leaders, thinkers, and communicators. St. John’s College alumni span the globe as learners and leaders—as individuals passionate in their pursuit of truth.

Website: www.sjc.edu

Quick Facts:
Small
426 total undergrads
133 degree-seeking freshmen

70% graduate within six years

$33,978 average financial aid package
83% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $48,994 in-state, $48,994 out-of-state

Admission Office:
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD  21401
Phone:  (410) 626-2522
Toll Free:  (800) 727-9238
Fax:  (410) 269-7916
Email:  annapolis.admissions@sjc.edu
Contact:  Thomas Weede, Director of Admissions




Week of December 7 - 11

LAWRENCE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Southfield, MI


LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY was born 80 years ago in the middle of an innovation explosion that would change the world. None other than Henry and Edsel Ford helped launch the revolutionary experiment that would become LTU, providing guidance and space in their sprawling former Model T assembly plant for the fledgling school. 
Today, we’re still changing the world. Since those early beginnings students and alumni have gone on to design and engineer the tools, buildings, and products that helped define their generations. And tomorrow’s LTU students will do the same.


Here, we’re about “Theory and Practice” – taking abstract ideas into the 

real world to solve tomorrow’s problems. Our reputation comes as much from what we’re doing now as it does from our storied past. 

If you’re a thinker, a visionary, a builder…if you’re curious…then you’re Lawrence Tech. Come roll up your sleeves and dive in at one of the nation’s best schools for engineering, architecture, science, and applied technology. 


Quick Facts:
Small
2,798 total undergrads
337 degree-seeking freshmen

$23,061 average financial aid package
71% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $30,300 in-state, $30,300 out-of-state

Admission Office:
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI  48075-1058
Phone:  (248) 204-3160
Toll Free:  (800) 225-5588
Fax:  (248) 204-2228
Email:  admissions@ltu.edu
Contact:  Jane Rohrback, Director of Admissions



Week of November 30 - December 4

ECKERD COLLEGE
St. Petersburg, FL


Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences known distinctively for marine science, environmental studies, international relations and global affairs, creative writing, management, study abroad, and civic engagement. Eckerd's 1,850 residential students from 47 states and 33 countries choose among 38 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Nearly 40% of each Eckerd graduating class goes on to pursue advanced degrees, and Eckerd is among the nation's leaders in the percentage of its graduates who earn doctoral degrees.


In addition, 700 students are enrolled in the Program for Experienced Learners, a bachelor's degree program for adult learners. Eckerd's Leadership Development Institute executive education program, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar identify the college as a national leader of innovative programs in continuing education and lifelong learning.

Eckerd College is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope's trusted Colleges That Change Lives. One of the youngest colleges to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for the quality of its undergraduate education, Eckerd has one of the highest proportions of students who study abroad during their college career.


Website: www.eckerd.edu

Quick Facts:

Small

1,802 total undergrads

512 degree-seeking freshmen
65% graduate within six years

$30,336 average financial aid package
86% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,020 in-state, $40,020 out-of-state



Admission Office:
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL  33711
Phone:  (727) 864-8331
Toll Free:  (800) 456-9009
Fax:  (727) 866-2304
Email:  admissions@eckerd.edu
Contact:  John Sullivan, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid




Week of November 23 - 27

CORNELL COLLEGE
Mount Vernon, IA


Cornell College is located on a wooded hilltop in the heart of Mount Vernon, Iowa, a charming town in the middle of Iowa's thriving Cultural Corridor. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our gothic chapel can be seen for miles around.

Just a few blocks down the hill, Mount Vernon's main street boasts another National Historic District, hip clothing and antiques stores, and lots of really great coffee. 

With the distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum, Cornell students immerse themselves in just one academic discipline per three-and-a-half-week block. This focus makes it possible for professors to go beyond the traditional lecture format through extended discussions and labs, all day simulations, and off-campus learning for an afternoon or an entire block without competing with other classes. And students can easily take a block to gain experience through internships.

Cornell College offers an innovative and rigorous learning community where faculty and staff collaborate with students to develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for a lifetime of learning and engaged citizenship.


Quick Facts:
Small
1,077 total undergrads

68% graduate within six years

$30,003 average financial aid package
93% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $38,700 in-state, $38,700 out-of-state

Admission Office:
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA  52314-1098
Phone:  (319) 895-4215
Toll Free:  (800) 747-1112
Fax:  (319) 895-4451
Email:  admissions@cornellcollege.edu
Contact:  Marie Schofer, Director of Admission





Week of November 16 - 20
KALAMAZOO COLLEGE
Kalamazoo, MI



Together in a fellowship in learning, the members of the Kalamazoo College community are developing a model of an educated citizen that combines scholarship, civic engagement, and in-depth living experiences in other countries.

As a highly selective, nationally renowned, and internationally oriented four-year college of arts and sciences, Kalamazoo College has developed a tradition of excellence in the fulfillment of this mission. It is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, K College is among the 100 oldest colleges and universities in the nation.

Kalamazoo College has 102 full-time faculty members, 92 percent of whom hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field.  The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.  Teaching is the most important responsibility of the faculty.

Kalamazoo College enrolls 1,450 students from 40 states and 34 countries. K seeks talented students from diverse backgrounds who are looking for the academic and personal challenges that are offered in a Kalamazoo College education. Admission is very selective and is offered to those applicants whose academic and personal qualities promise success. For more information on student life, visit the Student Life page. For more information about admission visit the Office of Admission or e-mail admission@kzoo.edu 

Since 1962, Kalamazoo College has offered a nationally-recognized curriculum called the Kalamazoo Plan (often nicknamed the K-Plan), an undergraduate experience of rigorous liberal arts scholarship and opportunities for experiential education in both domestic and international settings.

Website: 


Quick Facts:

February 15
Regular application deadline

Small
1,461 total undergrads
357 degree-seeking freshmen

82% graduate within six years

$36,012 average financial aid package
95% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $42,946 in-state, $42,946 out-of-state

Admission Office:
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI  49006
Phone:  (269) 337-7166
Toll Free:  (800) 253-3602
Fax:  (269) 337-7390
Email:  admission@kzoo.edu
Contact:  Eric Staab, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid





Week of November 9-13

CARTHAGE COLLEGE
Kenosha, WI



Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential.

Carthage’s campus is an 80-acre arboretum located on the shore of Lake Michigan, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The campus offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from almost every building on campus, including many residence hall rooms. Easy access to two major metropolitan areas gives students opportunities for real-world experience and networking.

Carthage is home to 2,600 full-time undergraduate students and 400 part-time students. Our average class size is just 17 students. Carthage’s student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, including biology, finance, international political economy, education, theatre, and neuroscience. We emphasize interdisciplinary study, undergraduate research, hands-on learning, individual attention, and vibrant discussion and debate in the classroom. The curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, while challenging students to express themselves effectively. Carthage seniors score in the top 11 percent nationally in critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication; the academic gains shown by Carthage students from their freshman to senior year are in the top 17 percent nationally.

Website: 

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
2,873 total undergrads

59% graduate within six years

Tuition and fees: $38,375 in-state, $38,375 out-of-state

Admission Office:
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI  53140-1994
Phone:  (262) 551-6000
Toll Free:  (800) 351-4058
Fax:  (262) 551-5762
Email:  admissions@carthage.edu
Contact:  Nick Mulvey, Admissions Director




Week of November 2-6 
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA



Gettysburg College, a national, residential, undergraduate college committed to a liberal education, prepares students to be active leaders and participants in a changing world. This mission statement is grounded in the core values of the institution: 


The worth and dignity of all people and the limitless value of their intellectual potential. Gettysburg believes in the power of a liberal arts 
education to help students
 develop critical thinking skills, broad vision, effective communications, a sense of the inter-relatedness of all knowledge, sensitivity to the human condition, and a global perspective, all necessary to enable students to realize their full potential for responsible citizenship.

They provide enrichment of the traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the most promising intellectual developments of the age, the free and open marketplace of ideas and the exploration of the ethical and spiritual dimensions of those ideas, both indispensable to helping students learn to determine which have lasting value;

Gettysburg has a lifelong commitment to service, and the role of the College in both providing an example of public service for students and fostering a commitment to service among our young people. They have a belief that a residential college is the most effective means of promoting the personal interaction between student and professor, and student and student which develops the community that is the heart of a liberal arts education.



Quick Facts:

January 15
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
2,451 total undergrads
720 degree-seeking freshmen

84% graduate within six years

$36,825 average financial aid package
90% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $49,140 in-state, $49,140 out-of-state

Admission Office:
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA  17325-1400
Phone:  (717) 337-6100
Toll Free:  (800) 431-0803
Fax:  (717) 337-6145
Email:  admiss@gettysburg.edu
Contact:  Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions





Week of October 26-30 

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH



Oberlin is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college and conservatory of music. Founded in 1833 by a Presbyterian minister and a missionary, it holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. It was the first college to grant bachelor's degrees to women in a coeducational environment and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. The Oberlin community is known for its exemplary academic and musical pedagogy and its commitment to social justice, sustainability, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our legacy of inclusion and respect for diversity sets the tone for campus life today. The presence of a top liberal arts college and a world-class conservatory of music on a single campus is rare and enriching. Here, students live, dine, play, and study together in a community of intense learning and discovery. We revel in our differences as much as we value the sense that we are all in this together. We share a commitment to pushing the boundaries of our determination, intellect, and creativity.

Together, the campus and community create a place of urban sensibility reflecting the music, art, and cultural richness of the world. Oberlin's size, residential character, variety, and selectivity provide an atmosphere that is conducive to intellectual and personal growth.

Website: 
www.oberlin.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
2,961 total undergrads
797 degree-seeking freshmen

88% graduate within six years

$37,344 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $50,594 in-state, $50,594 out-of-state

Admission Office:
Carnegie Building, 101 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH  44074-1075
Phone:  (440) 775-8411
Toll Free:  (800) 622-6243
Fax:  (440) 775-6905
Email:  college.admissions@oberlin.edu
Contact:  Debra Chermonte, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid





Week of October 19-23

Hanover College 
Hanover, IN



Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Our rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 32 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Our students start companies, create social movements and examine wildlife in the wild – and that’s just while they’re here. After they leave, they join a powerful alumni network of high achievers with connections to jobs in every field.

A typical Hanover student is usually in the top 20% of their graduating high school class, with a well-rounded history of extracurricular activities in the service, sports and academic arena. But their Hanover experience, however, is anything but a typical college experience.

At Hanover, students can design their own major, start their own club or organization, and spend May Term immersed in a single course – often abroad. Hanover students leave here with a professional resume, already full of authentic work from their undergraduate internship, combined with practical meets technical experience in their chosen field.

Website: 
https://www.hanover.edu/

Quick Facts:

Small
1,145 total undergrads
293 degree-seeking freshmen

69% graduate within six years

$25,166 average financial aid package
78% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $34,514 in-state, $34,514 out-of-state

Admission Office:
PO Box 108
Hanover, IN  47243-0108
Phone:  (812) 866-7021
Toll Free:  (800) 213-2178
Fax:  (812) 866-7098
Email:  admission@hanover.edu
Contact:  Jon Riester, Dean of Admission and Financial Assistance





Week of October 12 - 16 

EARLHAM COLLEGE
Richmond, IN



Earlham students take charge of their own learning and are prepared for professional success and admission to top graduate programs. They choose from more than 40 fields of study and are taught by dedicated professors. Classes are small, with rich opportunities for discussion, investigation and discovery.

Earlham is committed to welcoming students from all over the world. Our students come from all over the U.S. and about 80 other countries. In fact, Earlham ranks 6th among national liberal arts colleges in the largest percentage of international students on campus, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Earlham students have a sense of stewardship about their lives and believe in their power and responsibility to change the world, according to Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. About 30% of graduates surveyed reported that most or all of their work was oriented to social change.

Earlham ranks 29th among 1,306 U.S. institutions of higher learning for the percentage of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. In the life sciences, we rank 9th among 1,341 institutions. Fifty percent of Earlham alumni begin graduate school within 10 years of graduation.

Website: 
www.earlham.edu

Quick Facts:

February 15
Regular application deadline

Small
993 total undergrads
270 degree-seeking freshmen

72% graduate within six years

$40,538 average financial aid package
90% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,390 in-state, $44,390 out-of-state

Admission Office:

801 National Road West
Richmond, IN  47374-4095
Phone:  (765) 983-1600
Toll Free:  (800) 327-5426
Fax:  (765) 983-1560
Email:  admission@earlham.edu
Contact:  Jonathan Stroud, VP for Enrollment and Communications




Week of October 5 - 9

Tufts University 
Medford, Massachusetts 



Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and is committed to providing students with a personal experience. Tufts is a blend of both a research university and a liberal arts college, a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

The core of Tufts is captured in our mission and vision statements, which exemplify the spirit of what Tufts is, as well as the values and priorities that will guide us over the coming years.

Tufts vision is to be an innovative university of creative scholars across a broad range of schools who have a profound impact on one another and the world.

Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformational experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.


Quick Facts:

January 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
5,177 total undergrads
1,347 degree-seeking freshmen

92% graduate within six years

$42,770 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $50,604 in-state, $50,604 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA  02155
Phone:  (617) 627-3170
Fax:  (617) 627-3860
Email:  undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu
Contact:  Lee Coffin, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management





Week of September 27 - October 2

Willamette University
Salem, Oregon


Willamette is a nationally renowned private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, it is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement.

Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.

Willamette's beautiful, historic campus — located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and co-located with Tokyo International University of 
America — features a residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and two professional graduate schools: the College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Through small classes, close student-faculty relationships, a commitment to collaborative research and a variety of programs to meet individual student objectives, we provide an environment where teaching and learning flourish.

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
2,375 total undergrads
553 degree-seeking freshmen

77% graduate within six years

$34,279 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,616 in-state, $45,616 out-of-state

Admission Office:

900 State Street
Salem, OR  97301-3922
Phone:  (503) 370-6303
Toll Free:  (877) 542-2787
Fax:  (503) 375-5363
Email:  libarts@willamette.edu
Contact:  Michael Beseda, Vice President for Enrollment




Week of September 21-25


University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI



University of Rhode Island thinks big, designing new majors in response to the world’s evolving needs, offering interdisciplinary minors, unique double majors, and international programs that are world renowned.

URI offers you a welcoming community, a beautiful campus near the ocean, and countless options for creating the future of your dreams. 

At URI, recently named #3 in Best Value College’s list of the “30 Most Beautiful Coastal College 
Campuses,” the beach is just minutes away and a big part of our history, culture, and everyday life. It’s also fun.

As a research university, URI offers you the opportunity to work alongside distinguished faculty on a range of projects—whether you study wildlife in the field or pursue biomedical research in the lab.

More than 7,000 URI students do internships each year, and many of them have two or more off-campus, hands-on experiences during their college years. That’s what we call a competitive advantage.

Community and service go together at URI, and they’re part of our culture—whether you build a house, do something about hunger in your community, or find another way to help.



Website: 

Quick Facts:

February 1
Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
13,589 total undergrads
3,145 degree-seeking freshmen

59% graduate within six years

$16,091 average financial aid package
62% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $12,862 in-state, $28,852 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Newman Hall
14 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI  02881-1322
Phone:  (401) 874-7100
Fax:  (401) 874-5523
Email:  admission@uri.edu
Contact:  Cynthia Bonn, Dean of Admission





Week of September 14 - 18
DAVIDSON COLLEGE
Davidson, NC

Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.

Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage. 

Davidson nurtures these values in a community founded on trust as articulated by the Honor Code and on free, unfettered inquiry. The Davidson Trust supports our campus-wide commitments to access and equal opportunity.

Nearly one-quarter of our students compete in Division I athletics, and 80 percent of our students study or work internationally during their Davidson careers. These rich and distinguished offerings enable Davidson graduates to thrive in a global society and exert disproportionate impact for good. 




Quick Facts:

January 2
Regular application deadline

Small Size
1,770 total undergrads
502 degree-seeking freshmen

93% graduate within six years

$40,262 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,966 in-state, $46,966 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Box 7156
Davidson, NC  28035-7156
Phone:  (704) 894-2230
Toll Free:  (800) 768-0380
Fax:  (704) 894-2016
Email:  admission@davidson.edu
Contact:  Christopher Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admission and 
Financial Aid



Week of June 1-5
REGIS UNIVERSITY
Denver, CO


Regis University is proud to stand among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, which share the Jesuit vision of a values-centered education that shapes intelligent decision-making and strengthens commitment to community service.

Regis nurtures the life of the mind and the pursuit of truth within an environment conducive to effective teaching, learning and personal development. Students benefit from small student-to-teacher ratios and personal attention from dedicated, award-winning faculty at all three of our colleges and schools.

Regis University is consistently analyzing its approach to higher education and updating classrooms and facilities. By working with faculty who have real-world experience and stay current on the latest trends in industry, as well as taking advantage of learning labs and internships, students understand how their knowledge can be applied to real world situations.

Website: www.regis.edu

Quick Facts:

August 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
5,009 total undergrads
481 degree-seeking freshmen
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60% graduate within six years
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$30,557 average financial aid package
81% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $33,710 in-state, $33,710 out-of-state


Admission Office:

3333 Regis Boulevard, Mail Code A12
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Phone: (303) 458-4900
Toll Free: (800) 388-2366
Fax: (303) 964-5534
Email: regisadm@regis.edu
Contact: Sarah Engel, Director of Admissions

Week of May 11-15

FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Greenville, SC


Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges.

At the heart of our University is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division
I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.

Our campus is internationally recognized for its beauty and provides an inspiring haven for academic study and social life. Our commitment to housing all students on campus for four years underscores our belief that a close-knit student body enhances scholarly activity, personal growth, and leadership development.

Founded in 1826, our private university is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational and social facilities. Student housing
ranges from traditional dormitory residences to apartments. The James B. Duke Library includes more than 500,000 volumes. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.

Greenville has experienced a cultural and economic renaissance, making it one of the nation's best places to live. Its downtown is a major destination for business and tourism, and businesses in the greater Greenville area provide a variety of internship, research, volunteer, and career opportunities. Within close reach of the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic beaches, the area abounds with recreational and outdoor activities, and direct flights by major airlines from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport are just 35 minutes from the Furman campus.

Website: www.furman.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,810 total undergrads
725 degree-seeking freshmen
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84% graduate within six years
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$36,743 average financial aid package
80% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,668 in-state, $44,668 out-of-state


Admission Office:

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Phone: (864) 294-2034
Fax: (864) 294-2018
Email: admission@furman.edu
Contact: Brad Pochard, Associate Vice President for Admission


Week of Apr 20-24

SKIDMORE COLLEGE
Saratoga Springs, NY


Founded more than a century ago and located in Saratoga Springs, New York, on a beautiful 890-acre campus, Skidmore is a highly regarded liberal arts college known for its creative approaches to just about everything. The college's core belief: creative thought matters.

With a diverse student body of 2,400 from 60 countries and 45 states and a faculty of 248 dedicated teacher-scholars (student-to-faculty ratio: 9 to 1), Skidmore offers over40 majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as in career-specific fields such as management and
business, social work, education, and exercise science. Add to this the prominence of the performing and visual arts, which have long set Skidmore apart. Faculty have earned recognition from Guggenheim, Pulitzer, and Emmy awards to fellowships and grants from Fulbright, MacArthur, and the National Science Foundation, among others.

Skidmore is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning,collaborative student-faculty research, and off-campus study program(nearly 60% of students study abroad). The college's rigorous academic regimen begins with the First-Year Experience, which integrates the curricular, cocurricular, and residential aspects of a student's first year. Students select a Scribner Seminar from among 50 offerings. Seminar faculty take seriously their role as advisors and mentors, serving as each of their students' advisors until they have selected a major. Students in each seminar are housed in rough proximity to each other in residence halls to cultivate richer learning-living communities in which lasting friendships are often formed. The college's curriculum emphasizes foundations in the liberal arts and interdisciplinary study.

Many students carry two majors or add a related minor to their major. Students can chose from 140 study-abroad programs, including Skidmore programs in Beijing, Shanghai, London, Paris, Alcalá, and Madrid. Through the National Student Exchange, they can also spend a semester at any of 200 colleges and universities in the U.S., including historically black- and Hispanic-serving institutions. Other academic features include Skidmore's Periclean Honors Forum which sponsors the annual Academic Festival, internships for credit, and service-learning courses.

In addition to its own master’s program, MALS, Skidmore offerscooperative bachelor’s and master’s programs with other leading institutions in areas such as business, engineering, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy. Dedicated assistance is also available for students preparing for medical, dental, veterinary, and other health schools through the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

In addition to annually providing some $37 million in financial aid, the college offers merit-based scholarships in science ($60,000 over four years) andmusic ($48,000 over four years). Skidmore's Higher Education Opportunity Program and Academic Opportunity Program for talented students whose economic or academic circumstances might otherwise make it difficult for them to attend college are among the nation's best.

The beautiful 890-acre campus, 300 acres of which consists of the recreation- and field- research-rich North Woods, has been recently upgraded with key renovations to science, athletics, dining, and residential facilities. Skidmore's newest academic building, opened in 2010, is the Zankel Music Center, a 54,000-square-foot facility with a spectacular 600-seat recital hall and state-of-the art recording studio. In addition, the Northwoods Apartments, opened in 2007 for upperclassmen, feature "green" apartments which use geothermal heating and cooling systems. Phase I of the similar Hillside Apartments opened in Summer 2012. And the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, opened in 2000, has earned a national reputation through exhibitions that feature contemporary art but also address disciplines such as the natural and social sciences.

The college's 80 student clubs and organizations run the gamut, including a capella groups, SkidTV, WSPN Radio, Model European Union, snowboarding, and academic, cultural awareness, and religious groups. Skidmore's 19intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. In the past decade, teams have earned six national championships and more than 30 Liberty League titles. As for location, who wouldn't want to go to college inSaratoga Springs? A downtown brimming with shops, galleries, coffeehouses,
and great restaurants. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are a three-hour car ride from campus. And the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Green Mountains provide opportunities for skiing, mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing, and kayaking.

Website: www.skidmore.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
2,632 total undergrads
724 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

$40,200 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,464 in-state, $47,464 out-of-state

Admission Office:

815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 580-5570
Toll Free: (800) 867-6007
Fax: (518) 580-5584
Email: admissions@skidmore.edu
Contact: Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Week of Apr 13-17
DICKINSON COLLEGE
Carlisle, PA


Chartered in 1783 (the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States), Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. Founded in Carlisle, Pa., by Benjamin Rush and named for John Dickinson, its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. 

A Dickinson education begins with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, providing academic breadth, depth and flexibility that will allow you to succeed in any field. The college offers more than 40 majors, plus interdisciplinary and certificate options. Our innovative programs range from neuroscience to security studies, and our students develop intellectual independence and a passion for learning. 

Dickinson is known for its international perspective and provides more than 40 study-abroad programs in 25 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages. More than half of Dickinson students study abroad. 

Dickinson is a recognized leader among educational institutions committed to sustainability and green initiatives, boasting the Center for Sustainability Education, four LEED gold-certified buildings, a USDA certified-organic College Farm, highly successful and student-led programs in composting and biodiesel production and a variety of other distinctive initiatives. 

Whether they majored in international studies or English, biochemistry or Hebrew, our alumni are at the top of their fields as business leaders, professional artists and writers, sports agents and athletes, doctors and researchers. And many of them used their liberal-arts foundation to forge their own paths. Our graduate-school partnerships enable our students to enter top programs with greater ease and reflect the high regard in which Dickinson is held. One year after graduation, 92 percent of Dickinsonians have jobs or are in grad school.

Website: www.dickinson.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,364 total undergrads
618 degree-seeking freshmen
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84% graduate within six years
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$38,630 average financial aid package
99% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,717 in-state, $47,717 out-of-state


Admission Office:

PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Phone: (717) 245-1231
Toll Free: (800) 644-1773
Fax: (717) 245-1442
Email: admissions@dickinson.edu
Contact: Catherine Davenport, Dean of Admissions


Week of Mar 30 - April 3
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
Lewisburg, PA


Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college located alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River in the town of Lewisburg, in centralPennsylvania. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and the College of Engineering. Bucknell was founded in 1846, and features programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, engineering, management, education, and music, as well as programs and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine. 

Bucknell is a community brimming with energy and enthusiasm for our liberal arts mission. We make it personal, thanks to a 9:1 student-faculty ratio that lets you connect with your professors from day one. And we think big, offering you courses in a wide breadth of disciplines and more than 50 majors that prepare you through topics of study relevant to today's global issues.

Students come from all 50 states and from more than 66 countries. Bucknell has nearly 200 student organizations and a large Greek presence. Bucknellians of all generations share curiosity, creativity, ambition and drive. Working with them, you'll achieve the education you deserve and you'll grow in ways you never thought possible. You'll think critically, express yourself fully, thrive on challenge, and succeed in your career. Our 50,000 alumni around the world still call campus home. You could, too. Come on in.

High Marks:
  • #32 among national liberal arts colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #9 among undergraduate engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #5 in Newsweek's College Rankings: Most Beautiful Schools (2012)
  • #4 among liberal arts colleges for alumni median lifetime earnings, and #40 overall among 1,312 schools
Great Outcomes:
  • 93% of first-year students return as sophomores. (Class of 2017 retention rate)
  • Odds are, you'll like it.
  • 89% of our students graduate within six years — a rate well above the national average. No perpetual college students here.
  • Nine months after graduation, 97% of the Class of 2013 reported being employed, in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school, volunteering or engaged in another activity. 
Division I Athletics:
  • Graduation rate for athletes — 92% in the latest four-year average — is annually among the highest in the nation.
  • 27 varsity sports (13 men's, 14 women's)
  • Winner of the Patriot League Presidents' Cup, the league's all-sports trophy, 18 of the last 25 years
Website: www.bucknell.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
3,565 total undergrads
939 degree-seeking freshmen
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89% graduate within six years
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$31,500 average financial aid package
91% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $50,152 in-state, $50,152 out-of-state

Admission Office:
Office of Admissions, Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837-9988
Phone: (570) 577-3000
Fax: (570) 577-3538
Email: admissions@bucknell.edu
Contact: Robert Springall, Dean of Admissions

Week of Mar 23-27
COLBY COLLEGE
Waterville, ME



Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the country. Located in central Maine, our 714-acre Mayflower Hill campus overlooks downtown Waterville and the Kennebec River Valley.

Colby’s 1,850 students come from nearly every state and more than 70 countries to take advantage of our renowned academic programs, a curriculum that encourages educational exploration, and collaborative learning experiences led by world-class professors.

Our exploratory January Plan term, extensive study-abroad opportunities, and graduate-level research experiences are pillars of the Colby education. In both the classroom and the field, students work closely with professors—a collaboration that is transformational for both and often results in lifelong friendships.

In addition to the academic experience, cocurricular and campus life programs organized under the Colby 360 plan optimize learning opportunities and help students develop leadership and communication skills. Members of the Colby community come from a range of backgrounds and offer diverse perspectives. Every member of the community has different experiences to share, enriching classroom and dining hall discussions.

Our liberal arts curriculum, combined with many other facets of the Colby experience, prepares students for postgraduate success in nearly every field imaginable. Students graduate with the skills and experience that employers and grad schools desire.

Website: www.colby.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small 1,847 total undergrads
480 degree-seeking freshmen
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90% graduate within six years
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$46,029 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,350 in-state, $47,350 out-of-state

Admission Office:
4800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8848

Phone: (800) 723-3032
Toll Free: (800) 723-3032
Fax: (207) 859-4828
Email: admissions@colby.edu
Contact: Steve Saunders, Vice President and Dean of Admissions






Week of Mar 16-20
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
Middlebury, VT


From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.

The College is committed to educating students in the tradition of the liberal arts, which embodies a method of discourse as well as a group of disciplines; in our scientifically and mathematically oriented majors, just as in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the languages, we emphasize reflection, discussion, and intensive interactions between students and faculty members. Our vibrant residential community, remarkable facilities, and the diversity of our co-curricular activities and support services all exist primarily to serve these educational purposes.

In Vermont’s Champlain Valley

As a residential college, Middlebury recognizes that education takes place both within and beyond the classroom. Since our founding in 1800, the College has sought to create and sustain an environment on campus that is conducive to learning and that fosters engaged discourse. Middlebury is centrally committed to the value of a diverse and respectful community. Our natural setting in Vermont's Champlain Valley, with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the west, is also crucial to our identity,
providing refreshment and inspiration as well as a natural laboratory for research. The beauty of our well-maintained campus provides a sense of permanence, stability, tradition, and stewardship. Middlebury has established itself as a leader in campus environmental initiatives, with an accompanying educational focus on environmental issues around the globe.

An International Dimension

Middlebury's borders extend far beyond Vermont's Addison County. The Middlebury Language Schools, Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury School of the Environment, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provide top-quality specialized education, including graduate education, in selected areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing world community. These areas include an unusually wide array of languages, literatures, and culture—including our programs in English and writing at Bread Loaf. The first of Middlebury's internationally acclaimed language programs began in 1915, and the Bread Loaf programs were inaugurated in 1920.


Learning for a Lifetime

We expect our graduates to be thoughtful and ethical leaders able to meet the challenges of informed citizenship both in their communities and as world citizens. They should be independent thinkers, committed to service, with the courage to follow their convictions and to accept responsibility for their actions. They should be skilled in the use of language, and in the analysis of evidence, in whatever context it may present itself. They should be physically active, mentally disciplined, and motivated to continue learning. Most important, they should be both grounded in an understanding of the Western intellectual tradition that has shaped this College, and educated so as to comprehend and appreciate cultures, ideas, societies, traditions, and values that may be less immediately familiar to them.


Website: www.middlebury.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,526 total undergrads
580 degree-seeking freshmen
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94% graduate within six years
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$43,346 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,044 in-state, $46,044 out-of-state

Admission Office:

The Emma Willard House
Middlebury, VT 05753-6002
Phone: (802) 443-3000
Fax: (802) 443-0258
Email: admissions@middlebury.edu
Contact: Greg Buckles, Dean of Admissions


Week of Mar 9-13
SOKA UNIVERSITY
Aliso Viejo, CA


Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County,California in the City of Aliso Viejo. SUA is just one mile from the beach 
(if you are a bird – seven miles driving) and located in the
heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities.
SUA offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 13) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 40 other countries.

SUA offers generous financial aid to both US and International students, with free tuition available to eligible admitted students whose earned family income is $60,000 or less (room and board fees still apply.) Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.

The mission of Soka University is to “foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.”

Website: www.soka.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
412 total undergrads
100 degree-seeking freshmen
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79% graduate within six years
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$30,129 average financial aid package
88% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $28,938 in-state, $28,938 out-of-state


Admission Office:

One University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081
Phone: (949) 480-4150
Toll Free: (888) 600-7652
Fax: (949) 480-4151
Email: admission@soka.edu
Contact: Andrew Woolsey, Director of Enrollment Services


Week of Feb 23-27
ALLEGHENY COLLEGE
Meadville, PA


Allegheny College is a liberal arts school located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, near Lake Erie and about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh. Students at Allegheny can choose from about 30 majors, and they must complete a senior project before they graduate. This capstone project is not a standard essay,
but rather a significant piece of independent research or creative work that the students present to their faculty and classmates. Outside the classroom, students can join more than 100 clubs, pledge with about 10 Greek-letter organizations or try out for the Allegheny Gators varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. Notable Allegheny alumni include Paul Siple, an Antarctica explorer who developed the wind-chill index factor. William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, attended Allegheny College in the 1800s, but legend has it that he and his roommate were expelled for shoving a cow into the school’s bell tower.

Allegheny College has been the premiere college in the country for students with "Unusual Combinations" of interests and talents for nearly 200 years.
As one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives, our students are encouraged to explore all of their curricular and co-curricular interests and to look at academic disciplines from multiple perspectives, an experience that leads to extraordinary outcomes. Over and over again, we hear from leaders in business, government, medicine, and education that the future belongs to innovators, inventors, and 'big picture thinkers- those who think both analytically and creatively. It is this preparation for the global marketplace-and for life-that ranks Allegheny above the rest and attracts national attention. Experiential learning opportunities, a dynamic and diverse community of scholars, and a vibrant campus environment set the stage for an amazing college experience.

Website: www.allegheny.edu

Quick Facts:

February 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
2,023 total undergrads
476 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

78% graduate within six years
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$35,861 average financial aid package
92% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,660 in-state, $40,660 out-of-state


Admission Office:

Box 5, 520 North Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 332-4351
Toll Free: (800) 521-5293
Fax: (814) 337-0431
Email: admissions@allegheny.edu
Contact: Brian Dalton, Vice President for Enrollment & College Relations



Week of Feb 9-13
NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
Sarasota, FL


A national leader in the liberal arts and sciences.

For over 50 years, New College of Florida has been a creative force in shaping the lives of more than 5,000 students, unleashing their talents and enabling them to become their “highest and best selves,” as one alumna put it. New College relies on a simple formula: putting academically talented students together with highly qualified faculty members and letting them pursue subjects of mutual interest. With a total enrollment of 800-850
students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, New College offers a personal and collaborative learning environment, where faculty and students engage in in-depth exploration of ideas and subject matter, and where students have the freedom to chart their own academic course.

As the State of Florida's legislatively-designated "honors college for the liberal arts," New College is the only public college or university in the state whose sole mission is to provide an undergraduate education of the highest caliber to leading students from around the country. Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus on sunny Sarasota Bay, New College provides an ideal learning environment for intellectually curious, motivated students who thrive on active learning and are drawn to an intellectually rigorous curriculum.

Year after year, New College faculty and students garner top prizes and awards. Our student-centered academic mission consistently attracts the attention of the most prestigious ranking organizations. Our alumnae/i earn distinctions in the workplace, contribute to scientific advancement and make contributions to public service and global change.

New College. It’s a great place to launch a life.

Website:  www.ncf.edu

Quick Facts:

April 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
793 total undergrads
222 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

66% graduate within six years
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$13,504 average financial aid package
90% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $6,916 in-state, $29,944 out-of-state


Admission Office:

5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2109
Phone: (941) 487-5000
Fax: (941) 487-5010
Email: admissions@ncf.edu
Contact: Kathleen Killion, Dean of Enrollment Services


Week of Jan 26-30
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Orange, CA


Valedictorians. Feature filmmakers. A Nobel laureate. Students from more than 60 countries. Future entrepreneurs. Visionaries who want an education that asks them to connect the dots between disciplines and their humanity to create meaningful, character-driven lives. That’s who comes to Chapman University. 

Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 7,570 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops in Orange’s Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our southern California location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert. 

Our whole personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. We have students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries*.

Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.

We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.

Not only do we strive to connect academic areas of inquiry through interdisciplinary study, we also work to connect students to faculty and the University to the community, so that your education is personal, relevant and engaged in the larger world.

Website:www.chapman.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
6,281 total undergrads
1,422 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

74% graduate within six years
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$31,324 average financial aid package
79% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,393 in-state, $45,393 out-of-state


Admission Office:

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 997-6711
Toll Free: (888) 282-7759
Fax: (714) 997-6713

Email: admit@chapman.edu
Contact: Michael Drummy, Assistant Vice President and Chief Admission Officer

Week of Jan 19-23
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
Bronxville, NY



Character:
Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a coeducational liberal arts college with a distinctive academic philosophy emphasizing the individual student.

Campus:
Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

Academic Program:
The academic structure combines small seminar classes with individual, biweekly student-faculty conferences—plus studios, labs, performances, and internships. Undergraduates have nearly 50 disciplines from which to select courses. Graduate Studies includes nine distinct programs in which Masters students combine academic study with work in the field. Students receive written evaluations; grades are recorded for transcript purposes only.

Student Body:
Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,300 undergraduate students and 340 graduate students come from nearly every state and from 35 countries. Eighty-five percent of undergraduate students live on campus.

Faculty:
With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, small seminars comprising more than 90 percent of all classes, and individual conferences a required part of every seminar, Sarah Lawrence faculty have twice the student contact as professors at other institutions.

Facilities:
In addition to our round-tabled classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and newly renovated dining facilities.

Website: www.slc.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,471 total undergrads
427 degree-seeking freshmen
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69% graduate within six years
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$31,108 average financial aid package
86% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $50,780 in-state, $50,780 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999

Phone: (914) 395-2510
Toll Free: (800) 888-2858
Fax: (914) 395-2515
Email: slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu
Contact: Kevin McKenna, Dean of Enrollment

Week of Jan 12-16

MARIST COLLEGE
Poughkeepsie, NY


Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, 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 210-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 nation. 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 helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

Website:www.marist.edu/

Quick Facts:

February 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
5,566 total undergrads
1,149 degree-seeking freshmen
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80% graduate within six years
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$18,419 average financial aid package
62% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $32,500 in-state, $32,500 out-of-state


Admission Office:

3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387

Phone: (845) 575-3226
Toll Free: (800) 436-5483
Fax: (845) 575-3215
Email : admission@marist.edu
Contact: Kent Rinehart, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Week of Jan 5-9

WAGNER COLLEGE
Staten Island, NY



Wagner College is a competitive, four-year private college founded in 1883. The College’s nationally-recognized academic program, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, is enhanced by a rich array of internship and other professional and cultural opportunities readily available in New York City. Our students graduate with skills that employers value; download The Wagner College Difference to see how our learning outcomes prepare students for successful and stimulating careers.

Wagner is located in the New York City borough of Staten Island, in a neighborhood of historic estates and mansions. Once the American home of the Cunard shipping-lines dynasty, our quiet and beautiful campus provides space for intellectual rigor and access to diverse urban experiences.

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Website: www.wagner.edu

Quick Facts:

February 15 Regular application deadline

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Small
1,838 total undergrads
430 degree-seeking freshmen
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62% graduate within six years
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$27,225 average financial aid package
76% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,750 in-state, $40,750 out-of-state


Admission Office:

One Campus Road
Pape Admissions Building
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: (718) 390-3411
Toll Free: (800) 221-1010
Fax: (718) 390-3105
Email : adm@wagner.edu
Contact: Robert Herr, Dean of Admissions



Week of Dec 15-19

JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY
University Heights, OH


John Carroll University (JCU) is a Jesuit Catholic university dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve.

Founded in 1886, JCU is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 20 consecutive years.

Degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciencesand the Boler School of Business are offered in nearly 60 major fields in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in
select areas at the master’s level.

JCU enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students. JCU’s student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Twenty-six buildings on 60 landscaped acres make up the Carroll campus. Wireless internet access is available to all students on campus, as are the campus Fitness Center and swimming pool. The Dolan Center for Science and Technology houses the departments of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, and psychology, and supports initiatives to improve K-12 education and encourage technology start-ups in northeastern Ohio.

Locale
The JCU campus is situated in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland (metro. area pop. 1.38 million). 

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is the heart of a thriving metropolitan area. Home to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland
Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a number of theatre ensembles, including the Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Shakspeare Festival, dance companies, and a thriving film scene, Cleveland is a cultural magnet. Its lively theatre district at Playhouse Square is the country’s largest performing arts complex outside of New York City. Cleveland is also a sports town, with Major League Baseball (The Cleveland Indians), NFL Football (the Cleveland Browns), and NBA Basketball (the Cleveland Cavaliers).

Cleveland has the largest city park system in the U.S. and offers picnicking, hiking, bike trails, horseback riding, winter sports, and more. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located between Cleveland and Akron, features a wide variety of natural, cultural, and historical resources. Cleveland is a three hours’ drive from Niagara Falls and an easy half-day from Toronto. Chicago to the west and New York City to the east are both a day’s drive.

Website: www.jcu.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
3,052 total undergrads
792 degree-seeking freshmen
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75% graduate within six years
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$31,796 average financial aid package
83% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $35,800 in-state, $35,800 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Office of Admission
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118-4581

Phone: (216) 397-4294
Toll Free: (888) 335-6800
Fax: (216) 397-4981
Email : enrollment@jcu.edu
Contact: Steve Vitatoe, Executive Director of Enrollment



Week of Dec 8-12
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Delaware, OH


Ohio Wesleyan University is a national liberal arts and sciences university with a major international presence. It is located in Delaware, Ohio, a small community just 20 miles from Columbus, the nation’s 16th-largest city. OWU offers 93 majors, sequences, and courses of study, as well as 23 varsity sports. OWU is one of only 40 institutions featured in the highly regarded bookColleges That Change Lives.

The OWU Connection

Ohio Wesleyan University’s faculty have launched The OWU Connection, an innovative curricular program that helps students connect academic theory
with real-world practice in a global context.

The program includes four initiatives that enhance the impact and value of an Ohio Wesleyan liberal arts education. The OWU Connection prepares students to lead and succeed in an ever-changing world. 

The four components of The OWU Connection are:
THE OWU EXPERIENCE: This first-year course, still in pilot phase, helps new students toconnect to the University, understand all of the options available to them, and make the most of their Ohio Wesleyan educations from day one.

COURSE CONNECTIONS: These groupings of courses enable students to connect multiple academic disciplines and ways of thinking to expand and enrich their learning of single topics. For example, students may study “water” or “poverty” from social, political, philosophical, economic, scientific, artistic, and other perspectives to give them an understanding of issues that is both broad and deep.

TRAVEL-LEARNING COURSES: These unique courses help students to connect to the world through short-term travel experiences that enhance their semesters of classroom learning. Courses change each year, but have included a trip to Greece to experience the origination and evolution of democracy as well as a trip to the Brazilian rainforest to study global-change biology.

STUDENT INDIVIDUALIZED PROJECTS: These capstone projects, known as SIPs, allow students to connect to the future after they graduate from Ohio Wesleyan. Students prepare for what’s ahead by expanding theoretical classroom knowledge into real-world, hands-on experience through challenging internships, apprenticeships, and student research projects. Students are invited to apply for competitive, OWU-funded Theory-to-Practice Grants and smaller SIP Grants to support projects conducted throughout the nation and around the world.


Website: www.owu.edu

Quick Facts:

Small
1,830 total undergrads
537 degree-seeking freshmen
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69% graduate within six years
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$32,580 average financial aid package
90% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,920 in-state, $41,920 out-of-state


Admission Office:

61 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015-2398
Phone: (740) 368-3020
Toll Free: (800) 922-8953
Fax: (740) 368-3314
Email : owuadmit@owu.edu
Contact: David Wottle, Vice President for Enrollment



Week of Nov 24-28
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New London, CT


"Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society."

Academic Excellence:
Rigorous academic standards, innovative and engaging faculty members, and a diverse classroom curriculum challenge students to reach their full intellectual potential. The College expects students to learn outside the classroom as well, through such activities as research, travel, and internships. The College facilitates those opportunities in the belief that a diversity of experiences is essential for genuine academic excellence. The College also expects and strongly supports faculty scholarship, research, and creative work that advances human knowledge and expression and informs excellent teaching.

Diversity, Equity and Shared Governance:
In the early 20th century, Connecticut College was founded in the belief that all qualified students - women as well as men - deserve an opportunity to secure an education. The College strives to be a community in which all members feel comfortable, respect each other's differences, and seek common ground. The College promotes understanding by offering a variety of academic and social experiences and is committed to building greater access, opportunity, and equity. Students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni all participate in the governance of the College.

Education of the Entire Person:
The College supports and nurtures the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, creative, and physical development of its student body. Connecticut College encourages students to engage in a wide range of activities, including academic pursuits, athletics and physical education, artistic expression, and community service. The College fosters an appreciation for the natural and aesthetic connectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. It prepares students to be responsible citizens, creative problem-solvers, and thoughtful leaders in a global society.

Adherence to Common Ethical and Moral Standards:
Connecticut College maintains a strong commitment to its long-standing Honor Code. Students are expected to monitor their own faithfulness to the principles of honesty and moral integrity and to display courage in academic and social interactions. The principles of justice, impartiality, and fairness - the foundations for equity - are paramount.

Community Service and Global Citizenship
Connecticut College fosters civic responsibility and enhances academic excellence through a long tradition of community involvement and through courses that provide opportunities for service. The College promotes an understanding of local, regional, national, and international peoples, groups, cultures, and issues, and encourages students to take a life-long interest in them.

Environmental Stewardship:
Connecticut College is proud of its pioneering tradition of ecological awareness and responsibility and intends to remain a leader in safeguarding the environment. The arboretum campus is an ecological showpiece, and the College's procedures and programs aim to preserve and protect the environment, both locally and globally, and to prepare citizens sensitive to the need for responsible environmental stewardship.


Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,915 total undergrads
489 degree-seeking freshmen
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84% graduate within six years
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$40,003 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,740 in-state, $47,740 out-of-state

Admission Office:

270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
Phone: (860) 439-2200
Fax: (860) 439-4301
Email : admission@conncoll.edu
Contact: Martha Merrill, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid


Week of Nov 17-21
WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, MA


Williams College is a private institution that was founded in 1793. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,077, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 450 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Williams College's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 1. Its tuition and fees are $48,310 (2014-15).

Williams College - located in Williamstown, Mass., at the foothill of Mount Greylock in the Berkshire Mountains - is one of the oldest colleges in the country. The school was originally a men’s college until 1970, when women were first admitted. The college’s fraternities were abolished in 1962. The school has many unique student activities, including the semi-annual, school-wide trivia contest and the annual Mountain Day in October when students hike Mount Greylock. The Williams Ephs (named after the school’s founder
Ephraim Williams) participate in NCAA Division III varsity sports in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Williams is also part of the unofficial Little Three athletic conference with Amherst and Wesleyan. The school requires freshmen to live on campus in any of six different residence halls.

Williams College has three academic branches-languages and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics - and graduate programs in history of art and economics. Williams has small class sizes, with a student to teacher ratio of 7:1. The school also has Oxford-style tutorials, which rely heavily on student participation. The college is home to many firsts, including the world’s first society of alumni, the first to wear caps and gowns at graduation and the first to host an intercollegiate baseball game. The school has a tradition at each graduation to drop a watch from the top of the college chapel. If the watch breaks, tradition holds that the class will be lucky.
Notable alumni include Elia Kazan, director of "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"; John Frankenheimer, director of "The Manchurian Candidate"; and Prince Hussain Aga Khan of Shia Muslim Royalty.

Website: www.williams.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1
Regular application deadlineSee all deadlines

Medium-sized
2,077 total undergrads
544 degree-seeking freshmen
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95% graduate within six years
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$46,953 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $48,310 in-state, $48,310 out-of-state


Admission Office:

PO BOX 487
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: (413) 597-2211
Fax: (413) 597-4052
Email : admission@williams.edu
Contact: Richard Nesbitt, Director of Admission


Week of Nov 10-15

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
Rock Island, IL


Augustana College is a private, selective liberal arts college located on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. Visitors comment on the beautiful wooded campus, with its rolling, river valley landscape and winding pathways along the slough. It truly is an oasis within the city.

Augustana's focus on creating a well-rounded experience for students has generated an environment of learning that goes beyond the classroom. From the moment students set foot on campus, the college provides them with the tools that will help them be successful here and in the future. In addition to working closely with their professors on special projects and research, students will benefit from visiting scholars and lecturers as well as international study opportunities.

The Augustana community offers students opportunities to be more than scholars, through hundreds of student interest groups and activities, tools and resources to discover their paths in life, and outstanding NCAA Division III athletic programs. In fact, Augustana ranks sixth among all colleges and universities for total number of Academic All-Americans. This environment that cultivates successful students also extends beyond our campus through community programming as well as special networking and social opportunities for our alumni.

Mission:
Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

Augustana continues to do what it has always done—challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

Quick Facts:
Medium-sized
2,524 total undergrads
627 degree-seeking freshmen

78% graduate within six years

$26,121 average financial aid package
85% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $37,236 in-state, $37,236 out-of-state

Admission Office

Office of Admissions
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL  61201

Phone Office of Admissions (309) 794-7341 or (800) 798-8100
Fax Office of Admissions (309) 794-8797.
Email Office of Admissions admissions@augustana.edu.






Week of Nov 3-7
LORAS COLLEGE 
Dubuque, IA


Historically rich, academically challenging, faith-centered, socially stimulating – that’s Loras College. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles.

Housed on a safe, scenic campus nestled high atop the majestic bluffs of the
Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras offers a wide array of academic programsextracurricular offerings, and opportunity for personal growth. We would be proud to welcome you into our circle of loyal Duhawks who will forever call our Dubuque campus home.

Mission: 
Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social, and religious roles.

Dispositions:

  • Active learners want to learn. They are curious about the world and seek to make sense of their experiences. Loras students demonstrate their ability to learn in active ways.
  • Reflective thinkers display insight. They take into account their own dispositions and biases as they think creatively and critically. Loras students demonstrate their ability to think in a reflective manner.
  • Ethical decision-makers discern religious, cultural and personal values in order to act with justice and compassion. Loras students demonstrate their ability to decide matters ethically.
  • Responsible contributors to professions, societies and religious communities develop their talents and share them with others in ways that respect a global environment and are sensitive to cultural differences. Loras students demonstrate that they contribute in responsible ways.
Website: www.loras.edu

Quick Facts:

Small
1,554 total undergrads
414 degree-seeking freshmen
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61% graduate within six years
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$19,167 average financial aid package
85% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $29,729 in-state, $29,729 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178

Phone: (563) 588-7236
Toll Free: (800) 245-6727
Fax: (563) 588-7119
Email : admission@loras.edu
Contact: Sharon Lyons, Director of Admissions


Week of Oct 27-31
ALMA COLLEGE 
Alma, MI


Alma College offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. We don’t prescribe a formula for your success. Our job includes showing you the options, helping you chart your path, and assisting you to open the right doors.

Your Alma experience will include opportunities to put the ideas and theories that you discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, academic travel or service to others. And you will make life-long friendships and amazing memories!

Mission:
Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.

History:
Founded in 1886 by the Presbyterian Synod of Michigan, Alma College was dedicated to the pursuit of learning that reflected the Judeo-Christian heritage of its founders joined with the continually relevant aims of the liberal arts. This dedication to uncommon achievement is as evident today as it has been throughout the college’s history.

The Core Values:
Student-centered Education in a Residential Setting — All members of the community, faculty, staff and trustees, are committed to creating an institution of quality centered on the growth and development of each individual undergraduate student. The purpose of the residential college experience is to better prepare students to enter into lives in community, vocation, family, and faith.

Disciplinary Expertise within an Interdisciplinary Context of Learning — The Alma Experience allows students to apply intellectual rigor in exploring a range of disciplines, building a broad foundation in the sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts, and social sciences. This liberal arts education also prepares students to pursue advanced work, independent research, and creative performances with the depth of understanding to excel in one’s discipline and to perceive the connections among disciplines. The practical knowledge and skills of the liberal arts prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership within a wide array of vocations.

Engaged Learning Education takes place everywhere and all the time. Thus, Alma intentionally creates opportunities that extend learning into the community and wider world. Students actively participate in learning through research-based undergraduate scholarship and experiential, international, and service learning opportunities. This prepares graduates to practice engaged citizenship, service-driven leadership, and committed stewardship.

Ethical Integrity, Aesthetic Appreciation, Spiritual Sensitivity — With knowledge comes obligation. To live a complete life that withstands the scrutiny of self and others, individuals must exhibit personal integrity, respect for the value of all humanity, and sensitivity to the spiritual and material beauty of one’s existence. We expect these principles to be modeled in the educational programs, work, and daily interactions of all members of the college community and for graduates to practice them in their lives beyond Alma.

Website: www.alma.edu

Quick Facts:

Small 1,419 total undergrads
366 degree-seeking freshmen
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61% graduate within six years
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$25,442 average financial aid package
76% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $34,585 in-state, $34,585 out-of-state

Admission Office:

614 West Superior Street
Alma, MI 48801-1599

Phone: (989) 463-7139
Toll Free: (800) 321-2562
Fax: (989) 463-7057
Email : admissions@alma.edu
Contact: Amanda Slenski, Director of Admissions


Week of Oct 20-24
HARVEY MUDD COLLLEGE 
Claremont, CA


We’re one of the premier engineering, science and mathematics colleges in the United States.

We’re also unique because we are a liberal arts college. Aren’t engineering, science and mathematics mutually exclusive of the liberal arts? Maybe at some places, but not at Harvey Mudd.

We educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians who become leaders in their fields and have a clear understanding of the impact their work has on society. That’s the big picture.


Mudd offers nine engineering, science and mathematics-based majors, all grounded in a solid core curriculum that includes a healthy dose of humanities and social science courses. Why? Because we know that you don’t have to sacrifice your interest in music or art (or anything else) to be good scientists. And because an understanding of history and politics will make us more effective engineers, chemists, lawyers, doctors and human beings. Add to that all of the hands-on experience we get through our high-level research projects and through our world-renowned Clinic Program, and we fearless Mudders go into the world ready for anything.

Not that Mudd’s all academics. We’re people, too. Longboards get us around campus, the Honor Code gives us freedom and responsibility, pranks keep us laughing, and parties make us famous. So not only do we know how to get
things done, we know how to have a good time.

And for all of this, we have Harvey S. Mudd to thank. In the 1950s Mudd, an accomplished mining engineer, wanted to overcome many of the shortcomings of traditional, narrow technical training of his day. Mudd, and his successors who helped establish the college, delivered on his vision in a big way. Not only did they understand the world of science, they understood the people behind it. And today we have Harvey Mudd College, a place created by and for future, forward thinking scientists.

Website: www.hmc.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small
807 total undergrads
217 degree-seeking freshmen
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91% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$41,914 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $48,594 in-state, $48,594 out-of-state


Admission Office:

301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711-5901

Phone: (909) 621-8011
Fax: (909) 607-7046
Email : admission@hmc.edu
Contact: Peter Osgood, Director of Admission



Week of Oct 13-17
COE COLLLEGE 
Cedar Rapids, IA


Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe's residential campus is located in Cedar Rapids - Iowa's second largest city - and only hours from several major cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis. The 1,400 students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing more than 33 states and over 15 foreign countries.

Coe prides itself on its ability to give students a personalized education. The average class size is 16, with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. The personalized attention and diverse student body contribute to a learning experience that
is of superior quality - one that prepares them, and prepares them well, for life after college.

With more than 40 majors that range from accounting to art to molecular biology, Coe truly offers something for everyone. Coe College awards the following degrees:
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Along with quality instruction from superb faculty, Coe offers an abundance of out-of-class opportunities to provide students with a well-rounded experience and solid preparation for the future. Within one year after graduation, 100% of Coe graduates are working or in graduate school. Within two to three years of graduation, more than 50% of Coe's graduates go on to do some form of post-graduate study. Typically, this involves law school, medical school or graduate study leading to a master's degree or Ph.D.

Coe is recognized as one of the most selective colleges in Iowa in terms of selectivity for admission, based on average ACT scores, percent of students in the top 10% of their graduating class, and percent of students in the top 50% of their graduating class. Coe is also one of only five private colleges in Iowa with a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter. Phi Beta Kappa is the most distinguished honor society and colleges selected for the honor are selected on the basis for academic excellence.

The attractive Coe campus, located near the center of Cedar Rapids, has doubled in size in recent years with the addition of new apartment-style residential facilities. The campus features a newly renovated dining hall with multiple food stations, an expanded Stewart Memorial Library and a modern fine arts center. Coe's oldest building - Stuart Hall - was rejuvenated to create nearly 36,000 square feet of new and renovated classroom space, laboratories and faculty offices. The renovation has produced a 
traditional interior look combined with the latest technology and amenities to create an inviting and highly functional academic environment to serve Coe students. In addition, Peterson Hall of Science underwent an extensive $12.8 million renovation that was completed in 2013, creating new classrooms and laboratories for Coe's outstanding science programs.

Website: www.coe.edu

Quick Facts:

March 1
Regular application deadline 
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Small
1,420 total undergrads
390 degree-seeking freshmen

Week of Oct 6-10
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY
Waltham, MA


Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.


Today, the challenges of a rapidly changing world have made business skills and experiences hot commodities. More students are considering business as the foundation of their higher education experience, and considering Bentley in the process. With our unique blend of business, technology and the liberal arts, Bentley, a private, not-for-profit institution, provides students with relevant, practical and transferable skills.

At Bentley, we blend the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range 
of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts — all anchored in technology.

Website: www.bentley.edu

Quick Facts:

January 7
Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
4,247 total undergrads
974 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

87% graduate within six yearsSee info about majors and learning environment

$32,877 average financial aid package
95% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $42,511 in-state, $42,511 out-of-state


Admission Office:

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705

Phone: (781) 891-2244
Toll Free: (800) 523-2354
Fax: (781) 891-3414
Email : ugadmission@bentley.edu
Contact: Erika Vardaro, Director of Admissions


Week of Sept 29-Oct 3

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH


Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community. We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs.

We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration.

Our greatest strength is our faculty, outstanding scholars who place the highest value on teaching. Close interaction with students is the rule here: professors become mentors and friends. Requirements are flexible enough to allow for a good deal of exploration. Other notable strengths include our distinguished literary tradition, many opportunities for research in the sciences, and programs connecting students to our rural surroundings. The
Kenyon experience fosters connections of all kinds—to classmates and teachers and friends, to the life of the mind, to global perspectives, to our own unique traditions and history, and to a place of inspiration.

Website: www.kenyon.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,705 total undergrads
480 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

89% graduate within six yearsSee info about majors and learning environment

$37,979 average financial aid package
96% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,330 in-state, $47,330 out-of-state


Admission Office:

Kenyon College Admissions Office, Ransom Hall
106 College Park Street
Gambier, OH 43022-9623

Phone: (740) 427-5776
Toll Free: (800) 848-2468
Fax: (740) 427-5770
Email : admissions@kenyon.edu
Contact: Jennifer Delahunty, Dean of Admissions



Week of Sept 22-26
HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Haverford, PA


Haverford is one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, a close-knit intellectual community that combines the Quaker values of dignity, tolerance and respect with a rigorous academic program.
The Campus

Our serene campus, located just outside Philadelphia, is a beautiful and stimulating environment:
  • 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping
  • more than 50 academic, athletic and residential buildings
  • a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.
Recent campus additions include The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Centerand The Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center and two new student residences: Kim Hall and Tritton Hall.

The Honor Code:

Guided by the College's Honor Code–one of the oldest in the country–Haverford students demonstrate an awareness for the greater good in how they work, study, socialize, debate and resolve conflict.

Our students are entrusted with freedom and responsibility from their first days on campus—an act of trust that aims to develop the whole person and create a lasting bond between the individual and the institution.

What Fords Take with Them:

Students leave Haverford with an increased sense of independence, curiosity and confidence, as well as lasting bonds with friends and faculty. Whether they go on to advanced education, the workforce, travel, or public service, they leave grounded and well-equipped for rich, dynamic lives.

Website:  www.haverford.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,187 total undergrads
330 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

93% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$41,364 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,434 in-state, $47,434 out-of-state


Admission Office:

370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Phone: (610) 896-1350
Fax: (610) 896-1338
Email : admission@haverford.edu
Contact: Jess Lord, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Week of Sept 15-19

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA
Moraga, CA


A Saint Mary's education inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. It engages the intellect and spirit, and awakens the desire to transform society. We are all learners here--working together to understand and shape the world.

WHO WE ARE:
  • A Catholic liberal arts college, rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder and the patron saint of teachers.
  • We are committed to social justice, respect for all persons, and the power of education to transform lives.
  • At the heart of our curriculum is Collegiate Seminar, in which undergrads read and discuss great works and learn how to listen
  • We operate on a 4-1-4 calendar schedule, which means that during January term students can travel to entirely different points on the globe, lend a hand to others, explores new ideas or take a courageous step towards personal change.
OUR COMMUNITY:
  • Our students are from diverse backgrounds and approaches to life, ambitious, curious and not likely to settle for easy answers.
  • They are drawn to service learning because they know helping others makes their own lives richer and more interesting.
  • Our graduate students bring their own unique experiences into the classroom and leave with the tools to transform the world in new ways.
  • Our professors push the envelope; they guide students to dig deep and challenge them to fine tune their opinions
  • Our students confront civilization's big ideas, explore the world in Jan Term travel courses, learn to collaborate and discuss reasonably, and then translate these experiences into successful lives and careers. 
Website: www.stmarys-ca.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
3,055 total undergrads
622 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

60% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$28,781 average financial aid package
67% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,380 in-state, $41,380 out-of-state


Admission Office:

Box 4800
Moraga, CA 94575-4800
Phone: (925) 631-4224
Toll Free: (800) 800-4762
Fax: (925) 376-7193
Email :smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu
Contact: Michael McKeon, Dean of Admissions






Week of Sept 8-12
COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
Wooster, OH

Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research.

Why should you care? Because Wooster students’ research experiences help them develop abilities prized by employers and graduate schools alike: critical thinking, independent judgment, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, self-confidence, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Students can begin working with faculty on research in their first year at Wooster. The Applied Mathematics Research Program, Sophomore Research Program, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Scholars program provide opportunities for hundreds of students every year.

Then in senior year, each Wooster student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, plan and complete a significant piece of original research, scholarship, or creative expression, in a capstone program called I.S.


The results speak for themselves:

Six months after graduation, more than 90% of Wooster graduates are employed or in graduate school.

Wooster ranks 29th overall among liberal arts colleges whose graduates go on to earn a Ph.D., sixth in chemistry, ninth in physical sciences, 15th in political science and public administration, and 18th in history.

Maybe that's why, every year since 2002, when U.S. News & World Report has asked college presidents and deans to name schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone programs, only two schools have made both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton.

There's a distinctive sense of spirit.

Spend some time on Wooster's campus and you can't help but notice that there's a distinctive spirit here.

And a vibrant local community.

The city of Wooster is a community of 26,000 with a strong, diversified economy, a downtown full of great restaurants and shops, national favorites like Chipotle, Starbucks, and Panera, and much more.

Website: www.wooster.edu

Quick Facts:

February 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,116 total undergrads
560 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

75% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$36,338 average financial aid package
95% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,350 in-state, $43,350 out-of-state

Admission Office:

Gault Admissions Center
847 College Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691-2363

Phone: (330) 263-2322
Toll Free: (800) 877-9905
Fax: (330) 263-2621
Email : admissions@wooster.edu
Contact: Jennifer Winge, Dean of Admissions


Week of May 12-16

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
Tacoma, WA

Character:
  • Founded in 1888 Puget Sound is one of a handful of highly selective liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest. The college features an intellectually lively and academically motivated community.
  • Located on an intimate and inviting campus between the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, along the shores of the Puget Sound near the creative urban center of Tacoma, Wash., the college offers close proximity to the cultural offerings of Seattle and the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Puget Sound offers the distinctive combination of an outstanding liberal arts curriculum and Schools of Music and Business and Leadership.
  • Innovative interdisciplinary programs include Asian studies; environmental policy and decision making; gender studies; global development studies; international political economy; Latin American studies; neuroscience; and science, technology, and society.
Note Worthy: 
  • Puget Sound is the only national independent liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious honor society.
  • More than 40% of students study abroad in more than 40 countries annually.
  • As a founding member of the Nationwide Internships Consortium (NIC) and a participant in the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN), Puget Sound connects students with thousands of internship opportunities across the country.
  • The college has close ties to Asia, including an Asian Studies Program; majors in Japanese, Chinese, and East Asian languages; and a nine-month Pacific Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program.
  • Puget Sound's commitment to environmental sustainability includes STARS certification and numerous LEED-certified campus buildings.
  • In 2011 Puget Sound finished construction on The William T. and Gail T. Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences, which houses undergraduate programs in exercise science, neuroscience, and psychology, along with graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy. A new residence hall is scheduled to open in fall 2013.
  • In recent years The Princeton Review has twice ranked Puget Sound among the top 20 colleges for "Most Accessible Faculty." The college has also been ranked for "Most Beautiful Campus" and "Best College Radio Station."
  • The School of Music at Puget Sound offers degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, and Music with Elective Studies in Business. Students benefit from the school's excellent faculty, broad ensemble offerings, student-run clubs, and the opportunity to audition for talent scholarships regardless of their major.
Website: www.pugetsound.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,541 total undergrads
670 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

78% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$23,102 average financial aid package
71% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,868 in-state, $41,868 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1500 North Warner Street
CMB #1062
Tacoma, WA 98416-1062

Phone: (253) 879-3211
Toll Free: (800) 396-7191
Fax: (253) 879-3993
Email :admission@pugetsound.edu
Contact: Carolyn Johnson, Senior Associate Director of Admission

Week of May 5-9

PITZER COLLEGE   
Claremont, CA


Pitzer College was named for benefactor, noted philanthropist, and orange grower Russell K. Pitzer (1878-1978). Founded in 1963 as the sixth institution of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer began as a residential liberal arts campus for women with a curricular emphasis in the social and behavioral sciences. Pitzer was the first independent women's college to open in the United States since Bennington College in 1932.

The College began in 1964 with an entering class of 153 students. The founding faculty, students, and staff designed Pitzer as an innovative liberal arts institution. The College's pioneering programs embraced interdisciplinarity in teaching and learning, creative and cooperative classroom experience, and community governance, encouraging every voice to be heard equally and fully.


Pitzer College received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1965. By 1968, the College's enrollment had grown to some 550 students, and in 1970, Pitzer became co educational with a student population of 618 women and 80 men.

Today, Pitzer enrolls approximately 1,000 students in more than 40 fields of study leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Some of the more popular concentrations are psychology, sociology, political studies, media studies, environmental studies and art.

Students continue to create their own academic programs in close collaboration with faculty advisers. There are no formal lists of requirements at the College; rather, students are guided by a unique set of six educational objectives: Breadth of Knowledge; Understanding in Depth; Critical Thinking, Formal Analysis and Effective Expression; Interdisciplinary Perspective; Intercultural Understanding; and Concern with Social Responsibility and the Ethical Implications of Knowledge and Action.

In keeping with its distinctive heritage, Pitzer remains dedicated to individual growth while building community. Students are expected to engage in community service learning, and the campus is now a leader in sustainability, intercultural understanding and global study and inquiry.
Students of ethnically diverse backgrounds come from all parts of the United States, as well as from nearly 20 other countries to attend Pitzer College. In addition to learning from one another, students are encouraged to participate in one of Pitzer's study abroad and 
international programs. Pitzer challenges students to develop a set of courses that will expose and engage them with issues from the perspective of at least two cultures and two disciplines. Students are also invited to take advantage of the many other Claremont resources that enrich and strengthen their appreciation of global diversity.

Seven educational institutions now comprise The Claremont Colleges:Pomona College, founded in 1887; Claremont Graduate University, 1925;Scripps College, 1926: Claremont McKenna College, 1946; Harvey Mudd College, 1955; Pitzer College, 1963; and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Life Sciences, 1997.

From its founding years to the present, Pitzer College remains a maverick in American higher education. The College continues to embrace a spirit of inquiry, participation, and adventure that is a hallmark of the Pitzer education.

Website:  www.pitzer.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,081 total undergrads
266 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

81% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$41,076 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,992 in-state, $46,992 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Phone: (909) 621-8129
Toll Free: (800) 748-9371
Fax: (909) 621-8770
Email : admission@pitzer.edu
Contact: Angel Perez, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid


Week of Apr 21-25
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE   
Amherst, MA


Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst,Massachusetts. It was opened in 1970 as an experiment in alternative education, in association with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley:Amherst CollegeSmith CollegeMount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Together they are now known as the Five Colleges, or the Five College Area.

Hampshire College is widely known for its alternative curriculum, focus on portfolios rather than distribution requirements, and reliance on narrative evaluations instead of grades anGPAs.  Hampshire College describes itself as "experimenting" rather than "experimental," to emphasize the changing nature of its curriculum. From its inception, the curriculum has generally had certain non-traditional features:
  • An emphasis on project work as well as, or instead of, courses
  • Detailed written evaluations (as well as portfolio evaluations) for completed courses and projects, rather than letter or number grades
  • A curriculum centered on student interests, with students taking an active role in designing their own concentrations and projects
  • An emphasis on independent motivation and student organization, both within and without the college's formal curriculum
The curriculum is divided into three "divisions" rather than four years, and students complete these divisions in varying amounts of time. The  dministration has recently made efforts to encourage students to stick more closely to the traditional four-year model by requiring that students spend 
three semesters in Division I, three semesters in Division II, and that they complete Division III in a year.

Website: www.hampshire.edu 

Quick Facts:
January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,492 total undergrads
381 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

67% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment
$34,143 average financial aid package
87% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,625 in-state, $46,625 out-of-state


Admission Office:

893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-9988

Phone: (413) 559-5471
Toll Free: (877) 937-4267
Fax: (413) 559-5631
Email :admissions@hampshire.edu
Contact: Julie Richardson, Dean of Admissions



Week of Mar 31-Apr 4    

GOUCHER COLLEGE   
Baltimore, MD


Since it was founded in 1885, Goucher College has built an extremely strong, varied, and innovative tradition of a liberal arts and sciences education. In 2006, Goucher became the first college in the nation to require all of its undergraduates to study abroad at least once before graduation. The college also was among the first in the country to introduce independent study, field work, early admissions, accelerated college programs, and individualized majors, and it was the second in Maryland selected to host a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Goucher developed one of the first political science internship programs in the country and later expanded it to all academic areas.

Originally named the Woman's College of Baltimore, Goucher was founded by the Rev. John Franklin Goucher, after whom the college was renamed in 1910. Established in downtown Baltimore, Goucher relocated its campus in 1954 to Towson, MD, just eight miles north of the heart of the city. The college has been coeducational since 1986.

Today, Goucher is a college of about 1,500 undergraduates and 1,500 students in graduate and professional studies across the United States and around the world. The college offers 33 majors and six interdisciplinary areas for undergraduates, and it encourages students to design their own majors. Thoroughly accomplished in all of the areas of study it has embraced, the college is particularly noted for its stellar programs in dance, the sciences, and creative writing. Since 1990, the college has added several new graduate programs and now offers master's degrees in education, teaching, historic preservation, arts administration, cultural sustainability, digital arts, and creative nonfiction, plus a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program that prepares college graduates for medical school.

Goucher launched a liberal education curriculum, which includes the requirement for a study abroad experience as well as other requirements that reflect the core values that underpin a liberal-arts education-values Goucher deeply honors. These include: proficiency in English composition and in a foreign language, and solid foundations in history, abstract reasoning, scientific discovery and experimentation, problem-solving, social structures, and environmental sustainability.

Goucher's 287-acre wooded campus is home to impressive facilities in technology, the sciences, and the arts, including a scientific visualization laboratory; nuclear-magnetic resonance spectrometer; and several computer, multi-media, and language labs. The campus is fully wired, featuring "smart" classrooms and providing widespread access to the Internet, cable television, and internal networks. Students have access to well-equipped laboratories and research facilities; superb performance and studio art spaces, including the Meyerhoff Arts Center and the 1,000-seat Kraushaar Auditorium; and the Hughes Field Politics Center, which arranges high-quality political science internships in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. The brand-new Athenaeum, completed in Fall 2009, is a 103,000-square-foot building that is open 24 hours a day and features a new, technologically superior library; a spacious open forum for performances, public discussions, and other events; a café, art gallery; a center for community service and multicultural affairs programming; and spaces for exercise, conversation, and quiet reflection and relaxation.

A member of NCAA Division III, Goucher's Gophers compete in basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, track and field, cross-country, swimming, field hockey, and lacrosse. The college also offers a varsity equestrian team and a variety of intramural sports. In recent years, Goucher's Gophers have won conference championships in field hockey, women's lacrosse, and men's basketball, and student-athletes routinely earn prestigious awards for their combined athletic and academic achievements.

Goucher students go on to careers and lives of distinction in a range of fields. Ninety percent of the college's graduates enter the job market in a field related to their major within six months of graduation.

Website: www.goucher.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1
Regular application deadlineSee all deadlines

Small
1,449 total undergrads
401 degree-seeking freshmenSee more about student body and campus life

67% graduate within six yearsSee info about majors and learning environment

$29,709 average financial aid package
78% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,084 in-state, $39,084 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204-2753

Phone: (410) 337-6100
Toll Free: (800) 468-2437
Fax: (410) 337-6354
Email : admissions@goucher.edu
Contact: Carlton Surbeck, Director of Admissions


Week of Mar 24-28
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY   
Waco, TX


Baylor University, a private christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Baylor offers students a growing academic enterprise that ignites educational excellence, leadership and research discovery. With dedicated professors and a commitment to Christian values, students are provided with the tools to lead, serve and succeed in their future.  Integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, Baylor University's mission is to educate men and
women for worldwide leadership and service.

At Baylor, students discover how to think critically, analyze to reach informed conclusions and contribute to their academic disciplines. Students find a college experience that prepares them for a path of excellence, discovery and achievement in their professional careers.

At Baylor, "Love thy neighbor" are not just words... they are a way of life.

At Baylor, service is integrated into the fabric of campus life, grounded in a Christian understanding of hospitality that motivates humble service to all. This exists within the classroom, where world-class faculty commit themselves to the education of Baylor students. It exists in the Waco community, where students, faculty and staff engage with their local 
community to impact people's lives. And it exists on the other side of the world, as students work to serve people of all nations as the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ teach us. Calling oneself a Baylor Bear means confessing membership in a dedicated community of academic excellence and servant leadership.

Website: www.baylor.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
13,292 total undergrads
3,190 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

75% graduate within six years
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$25,587 average financial aid package
64% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $38,120 in-state, $38,120 out-of-state


Admission Office:

One Bear Place #97056
Waco, TX 76798-7056
Phone: (254) 710-3435
Toll Free: (800) 229-5678
Fax: (254) 710-3436
Email :admissions@baylor.edu
Contact: Jennifer Carron, Assistant Vice President of Admissions Services



Week of Mar 17-21

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE   
Hanover, NY


An education for life. One of the world's greatest academic institutions and a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been educating leaders since 1769. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by academic excellence, personal attention from top faculty, opportunities to participate in research, and a close-knit community. 

Widely recognized for the extraordinary quality of its undergraduate teaching, Dartmouth offers a liberal arts education for the 21st century: education in and beyond the classroom plus the preparation to go out and change the world.

Learning at Dartmouth is like nowhere else:
From your first year here, you can conduct your own research, collaborate with senior faculty, and have full access to the world-class facilities of our university. Choosing to base your studies at Dartmouth gives you incredible flexibility to pursue academic and career possibilities not just in Hanover but wherever you are on the planet. Design your own personalized program with 

Living at Dartmouth offers so much more than the beauty of our campus:
Beyond the classroom, Dartmouth is bustling with opportunities to expand your mind, share your talents, and connect with others. And there aren't many other schools where your 5-minute walk to class ends in a scenic destination. This is also where you will get to live, work, collaborate, and make lifelong friends. Dartmouth students have the best of both worlds, and so can you.

It's not too good to be true. It's Dartmouth.

Full Immersion:

Our faculty brings a global perspective to today's issues. Your research is connected to the world, and your learning experience extends to life outside the classroom. Our emphasis on learning through hands-on experiences has impact on campus life.


Experiential learning will be a key factor in your Dartmouth Undergraduate Experience

Global Reach
:
Dartmouth's global programs send you around the world whether or not you leave campus. Engage with issues that are blind to academic and national boundaries.

Our nearly 50 off-campus academic programs are committed to experiential learning worldwide. Try economics in Milan, biological sciences in Costa Rica, linguistics in New Zealand, or Arabic in Morocco.

Did you know that more of our students spend time abroad than at any other Ivy? Find out more about Dartmouth's Global Learning.

Covering the Cost of Dartmouth
:
Dartmouth is ready to invest in you. The return on investment will be enormous. For you, and for the world you transform. The Dartmouth experience is world-class. It's also financially accessible.

Need based scholarships. Need blind admissions. Check out Dartmouth'sFinancial Aid.

Community & Diversity
:
Every individual in our diverse community is empowered to create connections within a safe, cohesive college.
Dartmouth chooses students from all over the country and the world. We value different opinions, lifestyles, experiences and beliefs. 

And you? 
Come to Dartmouth to be yourself. 
Be challenged. Share your voice.

Resources for Students
:
We have the facilities, the resources, and the opportunities right here.
  • Libraries: 9 
2.5 million volumes and a nationally recognized digital collection expanding daily
  • Research lab spaces on campus: 428 
.25 labs per undergraduate student
  • Objects in the Hood Museum of Art: 65,000 
Collection growing since 1772
Dartmouth thrives at an academic intersection that includes our LEED Platinum Life Sciences Center, the $50 million Black Family Visual Arts Center, and our new Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 

This is education at its best.

After Dartmouth:

Dartmouth prepares you for more than just grad school or your first job. Our broad and deep education will prime your mind for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and creative expression.

Our graduates live and work in over 150 countries. They steer entrepreneurial ventures, government agencies, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies.

More than 77,000 active alumni are energized to help Dartmouth students. They connect, they hire, and they may just give you that big break.

Website: www.dartmouth.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
4,276 total undergrads
1,112 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

95% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$45,609 average financial aid package

Admission Office:

6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2875
Fax: (603) 646-1216
Email : admissions.office@dartmouth.edu
Contact: Maria Laskaris, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Week of Mar 10-14
GRINNELL COLLEGE   
Grinnell, IA


Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible.

Mission:

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College
pursues that mission by providing an education in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large. The College exists to provide a lively academic community of students and teachers of high scholarly qualifications from diverse social and cultural circumstances. The College aims to graduate individuals who can think clearly, who can speak and write persuasively and even eloquently, who can evaluate critically both their own and others' ideas, who can acquire new knowledge, and who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.

Core Values:

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN THE LIBERAL ARTS
  • Varied forms of learning, in and out of the classroom and beyond the campus.
  • Creative and critical thinking stimulated by the free, open exchange of ideas.
  • Education that reflects on its own process.
  • Excellent teaching as the highest priority of the faculty.
  • Active scholarship in traditional and interdisciplinary fields.
  • Need-blind admission of students with strong academic potential.

A DIVERSE COMMUNITY
  • A wide diversity of people and perspectives.
  • A residential campus in a setting that promotes close interactions.
  • Personal, egalitarian, and respectful interactions among all members of the college community.
  • Meeting full demonstrated financial-aid need of admitted and continuing students.
  • Support for professional well-being of all whose work contributes to the college.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • Our strong tradition of social responsibility and action.
  • Our strong tradition of self-governance and personal responsibility.
  • Learning from and communicating with the world beyond the campus.
  • Life-long connections that support friendship, work, and learning.
  • Continuing to build institutional strength for educating tomorrow's students.
Website: www.grinnell.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,721 total undergrads
423 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

86% graduate within six years
See info about majors and learning environment

$42,392 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,656 in-state, $43,656 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1103 Park Street, 2nd Floor
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690

Phone: (641) 269-3600
Toll Free: (800) 247-0113
Fax: (641) 269-4800
Email : askgrin@grinnell.edu
Contact: Doug Badger, Dean of Admissions


Week of Mar 3-7
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY   
Los Angeles, CA


Loyola Marymount University offers rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to academically ambitious students committed to lives of meaning and purpose. We benefit from our location in Los Angeles, a dynamic city that brings into sharp focus the issues of our time and provides an ideal context for study, research, creative work, and active engagement. By intention and philosophy, we invite men and women diverse in talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds to enrich our educational community and advance our mission:
  • The encouragement of learning
  • The education of the whole person
  • The service of faith and the promotion of justice
The University is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism and takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritage of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. This Catholic identity and religious heritage distinguish LMU from other universities and provide touchstones for understanding our threefold mission


The Encouragement of Learning:

At LMU, the encouragement of learning takes place in the context of an intellectual tradition that:
Insists on critical thinking and the development of imagination and artistic expression
Takes philosophical and theological disciplines seriously
Engages in ethical discourse and embraces the search for values
Respects the integrity of the individual while at the same time pursuing the common good
Views the world as sacramental and seeks to find God in all things
Encourages an integration of knowledge in which “faith and reason bear witness to the unity of all truth” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 1990, #17)

As a foundation for inquiry and learning, we strive to create an intercultural community and to promote ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. This means that at LMU the encouragement of learning is a radical commitment to free and honest inquiry —but always with reverence before the mystery of the universe and openness to transcendent reality.
The Education of the Whole Person:

With roots in the spiritual humanism of the earliest Jesuit colleges, LMU’s 
pedagogical tradition has an abiding concern for the education of the whole person. Today we understand this as a simultaneous process of information, formation, and transformation. The education of the whole person thus includes these points:

It encourages personal integration of the student’s thinking, feeling, choosing, evolving self. It does this by fostering not only academic and professional development but also physical, social, psychological, moral, cultural, and religious/spiritual growth.

It promotes formation of character and values, meaning and purpose. As students learn to “read” what is going on in their own lives and in the larger world, they are encouraged to grow in the skills of personal and social literacy needed for responsible citizenship.

It seeks to develop men and women for others. LMU encourages students, faculty, and staff to identify with those living on the margins of society so that the intellectual inquiry and moral reflection endemic to university life will lead to meaningful work for transformative social change.

The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice:

We take seriously both parts of this phrase. The service of faith encompasses all those ways in which the University engages its Catholic intellectual, cultural, and religious heritage. These ways include specific courses and academic programs as well as opportunities for worship, faith formation, and spiritual development.

The service of faith also honors the reality of religious pluralism on our campus and embraces inter-faith dialogue in formal and informal contexts. The desired outcome of such encounters moves us beyond tolerance to mutual respect and understanding, deepens appreciation of one’s own faith, and creates opportunities for engaging others who share a longing for meaningful lives.

Finally, at LMU we insist that the service of faith is incomplete without the promotion of justice. Together with the University’s sponsoring religious orders and the post-Vatican II Church, we believe that participating in the struggle for justice in ways appropriate to our academic community is a requirement—not simply an option—of biblical faith. In this struggle LMU makes common cause with all who share a commitment to local and global justice, whether they are motivated by faith or other noble ideals.

Website:  www.lmu.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
6,205 total undergrads
1,341 degree-seeking freshmen
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76% graduate within six years
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$26,428 average financial aid package
67% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,265 in-state, $40,265 out-of-state


Week of Feb 24-28
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY   
Delaware, OH


THE UNIVERSITY

Ohio Wesleyan University is a national liberal arts and sciences university with a major international presence. It is located in Delaware, Ohio, a small community just 20 miles from Columbus, the nation’s 16th-largest city. OWU offers 93 majors, sequences, and courses of study, as well as 23 varsity sports. OWU is one of only 40 institutions featured in the highly regarded book Colleges That Change Lives.

THE COMMUNITY

The academic community includes 140 full-time faculty and some 1,850 students from 42 states and 37 countries. All full-time tenure-track professors hold Ph.D.s or the equivalent. All classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants.

THE CAMPUS

OWU’s 200-acre campus includes 11 buildings on the National Register of Historical Places. Our newest building, the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, is LEED-certified and uses geothermal wells to help with heating and cooling.

One of the oldest residential facilities on campus, the landmark Stuyvesant Hall, received a $14 million renovation in 2012-2013, making it a premier OWU student address. Housing choices include traditional residence halls, themed housing, small living units, and fraternity houses. (OWU’s sorority houses are nonresidential.)


OWU’s science facilities include the state-of-the-art Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, two observatories, two nature preserves, a greenhouse, and a vast science library.

Arts facilities include Chappelear Drama Center, which features two stages; Edgar Hall for 2-D art; Haycock Hall for 3-D art; the Richard M. Ross Art Museum; and three smaller exhibit spaces. The campus also includes the elegant Sanborn Hall, the hub for Ohio Wesleyan’s extensive music programs. Perhaps the most well-known performance space is the 1,100-seat Gray Chapel with its Klais organ, one of only six such instruments in the United States.

Selby Stadium, which houses football and men’s and women’s track and field and men’s and women’s lacrosse, is the fourth-largest privately owned Division III stadium in the nation. It seats 9,100 spectators and is believed to be the oldest facility in the United States constructed to Olympic specifications and remaining in its original configuration.

Website: www.owu.edu

Quick Facts:

Small
1,821 total undergrads
537 degree-seeking freshmen
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68% graduate within six years
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$28,940 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,510 in-state, $40,510 out-of-state

Admission Office:

61 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015-2398

Phone: (740) 368-3020
Toll Free: (800) 922-8953
Fax: (740) 368-3314

Email : owuadmit@owu.edu
Contact: Rebecca Eckstein, Vice President for Enrollment

Week of Feb 17-21
DREXEL UNIVERSITY   
Philadelphia, PA


Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities.

Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include:
  • Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op.
  • A history of academic technology firsts.
  • Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research.
Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via:
  • Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites.
  • Drexel University Sacramento
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization.
  • International research partnerships including China and Israel.
  • Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs.
Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
Drexel’s ongoing strategic plan, “Transforming the Modern Urban University,” guides the University’s 21st-century trajectory.

Website: www.drexel.edu

Quick Facts: 

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Large
15,876 total undergrads
3,109 degree-seeking freshmen
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Tuition and fees: $37,505 in-state, $37,505 out-of-state


Admission Office:
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

Phone: (215) 895-2400
Toll Free: (800) 237-3935
Fax: (215) 895-1285
Email : enroll@drexel.edu
Contact: Joan McDonald, Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management



Week of Feb 10-14

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON  
Dayton, OH


The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.  

MARIANIST EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

You are not alone at the University of Dayton. You are part of a community. As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are deeply committed to the common good. We educate for service, justice and peace. We readily adapt and change with the times. We build communities of faith and educate in what we call a "family spirit." We provide an integral, high-quality education on a campus that's known for its hospitality and inclusiveness.

LEARNING-LIVING COMMUNITIES

We believe we learn best in community.

Hallmates are classmates. First-year students are members of living-learning communities, united in class and in residence halls around areas of interest.

We blur the line between learning and living everywhere on campus. You might walk down the hall from your room in Marianist Hall to attend history class, or step off your front porch in ArtStreet into a gallery or performance space. Perhaps you'll learn a thing or two about teamwork while climbing the rock wall at the RecPlex.

And then there are the front porches. We own hundreds of single-family homes in neighborhoods that students call home. You'll play competitive games of cornhole, gather on each other's porches — and share meals and prayers with the Marianist brothers and priests who live right in your neighborhoods.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We lead through service to others. Our name signifies our commitment to the Dayton region, but our outreach is national and even global. We've been singled out as the "most innovative of all engaged colleges and universities" nationally in the "Savior of Our Cities" survey.

Whether it's re-establishing urban schools as neighborhood centers or bringing fresh drinking water to a village in Cameroon, we're always learning lessons about humanity. Our passion for this work springs from a central tenant of our Catholic, Marianist identity — a powerful belief in what people working in community can accomplish together.

Website: www.udayton.edu

Quick Facts:

March 1Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
7,974 total undergrads
1,760 degree-seeking freshmen
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77% graduate within six years
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$22,149 average financial aid package
78% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $35,800 in-state, $35,800 out-of-state

Admission Office:

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1310
Phone: (937) 229-4411
Toll Free: (800) UD--PRIDE
Fax: (937) 229-4729
Email : admission@udayton.edu
Contact: Kathy McEuen Harmon, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid


Week of Feb 3-7
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE
De Pere, WI


Founded in 1898, St. Norbert College is a top-ranked Catholic liberal arts college.  No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. President Tom Kunkel has often stated that “we are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college,” and as you can see, many others agree.

One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest:
St. Norbert was named one of the 2013 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review's Best 366 Colleges. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.

A Reputation for Building Character:
St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College:
Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest, then among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. In their 2014 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Among America’s Top Colleges:
In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #113 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.

Exemplary Community Engagement:
St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee:
Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated a higher percentage of students on-time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. 
Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.

Support for Underserved Students:
St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.

Website: www.snc.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
2,160 total undergrads
539 degree-seeking freshmen
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75% graduate within six years
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$23,116 average financial aid package
82% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $31,866 in-state, $31,866 out-of-state

Admission Office:

100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Phone: (920) 403-3005
Toll Free: (800) 236-4878
Fax: (920) 403-4072
Email : admit@snc.edu
Contact: Ed Lamm, V.P. of Enrollment Management and Communications


Week of Jan 27-31
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Charlottesville, VA


The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. The University is public, while
nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.

Schools & Degrees:
The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 81 master's degrees in 65 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields.

Rankings:
The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private. 

Health System:
The University of Virginia Health System is a nationally renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. U.Va.'s Medical Center and physicians continue to be recognized for excellence by many publications. 

Website: www.virginia.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
15,822 total undergrads
3,397 degree-seeking freshmen
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93% graduate within six years
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$22,702 average financial aid package
87% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $12,458 in-state, $39,844 out-of-state


Admission Office:

Box 400160
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4160
Phone: (434) 982-3200
Fax: (434) 924-3587
Email :undergradadmission@virginia.edu
Contact: Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admission



Week of Jan 20-24

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY
Lexington, VA


Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight.


The University is located in the historic city of Lexington, Virginia (population 7,000), a warm, welcoming and historic college town located in the Great Valley of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks.

The ninth oldest institution of higher education in America, Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. Offering 37 undergraduate majors and 22 minors, including a number of interdisciplinary programs, the University prides itself on the depth and
breadth of our curriculum, in which traditional liberal arts courses are augmented by offerings from the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges.


Website: www.wlu.edu


Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small 1,838 total undergrads
479 degree-seeking freshmen
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90% graduate within six years
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$44,349 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,507 in-state, $44,507 out-of-state


Admission Office:

204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116
Phone: (540) 458-8710
Fax: (540) 458-8062
Email : admissions@wlu.edu
Contact: William Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid



Week of Jan 13-15
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Boston, MA

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through
the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

Northeastern started with an innovative idea: that education is about engaging with the world to solve problems and lead change. That distinctive approach, founded in cooperative education, has created an academic culture that infuses both undergraduate and graduate studies.

We empower our undergraduates to chart their own academic path, through more than 90 majors and concentrations and global experiential learning opportunities in 92 countries. Northeastern's 158 graduate programs prepare students for emerging new fields; students are able to take courses on campus, online, or in hybrid formats, creating the educational experience that best meets their needs.

The university is committed to the educational success of its students, offering need-based aid and a range of scholarships to reward the outstanding achievements of students from all walks of life.

Website: www.northeastern.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline

Large
16,685 total undergrads
2,664 degree-seeking freshmen
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79% graduate within six years
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$29,409 average financial aid package

89% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $41,686 in-state, $41,686 out-of-state


Admission Office:

360 Huntington Avenue, 150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 373-2200
Fax: (617) 373-8780
Email : admissions@neu.edu
Contact: Ronne Turner, Associate Vice President of Enrollment




Week of Jan 6-10


WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Wellesley, MA



"Not to be ministered unto but to minister," proclaims Wellesley's motto, capturing in four Latin words the College's mission: To provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world.

Smart, serious women choose Wellesley because it offers one of the best liberal arts educations—and total learning environments—available anywhere. But they graduate with more than a highly regarded degree and four memorable years. They leave as “Wellesley women,” uniquely prepared to make meaningful personal and professional contributions to the “real world”—and to be major influences in it.


The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service (and putting that belief into practice), and its cultivation in students of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership.

Wellesley Believes In...

Making a Difference.
Every woman can—and should—make a meaningful contribution to her world. There is a growing recognition that women’s empowerment and leadership are crucial to their own advancement, and to worldwide societal change. Wellesley and its alumnae have supported and championed women’s intellectual and social development and autonomy for over 100 years.

Disciplined Thinking.
Inquiry and intellectual exchange lead to disciplined thinking. Wellesley challenges students to explore widely, interrogate closely, and make the creative leaps—synthesizing disparate ideas, perspectives, and experiences—that lead to new levels of understanding. A culture of collaboration (with our world-class faculty as well as with her peers) refines a student’s intellectual habits, hones her judgment, and increases her sense of mastery, while teaching her to take a considered position and defend it with conviction.

Valuing Diversity.
There is no greater benefit to one’s intellectual and social development—and to the vitality of an academic community—than the forthright engagem
ent with and exploration of unfamiliar viewpoints and experiences. Wellesley encourages students to try on new ideas, try out new courses of action, and interact authentically with others whose beliefs or choices challenge their own.

Pragmatic Leadership.
A contemporary liberal arts education must enhance real-world leadership skills. The rigor of a Wellesley education is part of what makes our graduates so effective “out in the world.” But Wellesley women are also taught to be strategic thinkers who can “read” environments, navigate their challenges, and bring people together to achieve a goal.

Service.
Knowing how to serve is a key element of effective leadership. True leaders inspire rather than control, and they dedicate their intellect and energy to the hard work of creating a sense of commitment, responsibility, and common purpose in the pursuit of a vision. Wellesley has long dedicated itself to the ideal that former Wellesley President Diana Chapman Walsh described as "trustworthy leadership," and subscribing to this ideal is integral to the Wellesley experience.


Website: www.wellesley.edu


Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline

Medium-sized
2,481 total undergra
ds
585 degree-seeking freshmen
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92% graduate within six years
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$39,937 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,554 in-state, $43,554 out-of-state


Admission Office:

106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: (781) 283-2270
Fax: (781) 283-3678
Email : admission@wellesley.edu
Contact: Jennifer Desjarlais, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid



Week of Dec 16-20


RHODES COLLEGE
Memphis, TN


Rhodes is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others and honor among ourselves. We enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in t
he heart of Memphis, an economic, political and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges located in a major metropolitan area.

The Rhodes experience combines the best of the classroom and the real world—through internships, service, research and other opportunities in Memphis and far beyond. Students learn, play and serve others with a determination to grow personally and to improve the quality of life within their communities.

For two years in a row, Rhodes was named America’s #1 Service-Oriented College by Newsweek magazine. In addition, Rhodes regularly garners accolades from the Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Fiske’s G
uide to Colleges. Rhodes is also profiles in the prestigious Colleges That Change Lives.


Website: www.rhodes.edu


Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
2,027 total undergrads
545 degree-seeking freshmen
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78% graduate within six years
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$32,004 average financial aid package
82% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,794 in-state, $39,794 out-of-state


Admission Office:

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: (901) 843-3700
Toll Free: (800) 844-5969
Fax: (901) 843-3631
Email : adminfo@rhodes.edu
Contact: Jeff Norris, Dean of Admission and Data Services






Week of Dec 9-13

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
Middlebury, VT


From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.

The College is committed to educating students in the tradition of the liberal arts, which embodies a method of discourse as well as a group of disciplines; in our scientifically and mathematically oriented majors, just as in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the languages, we emphasize reflection, discussion, and intensive interactions
between students and faculty members. Our vibrant residential community, remarkable facilities, and the diversity of our co-curricular activities and support services all exist
primarily to serve these educational purposes.

In Vermont’s Champlain Valley:

As a residential college, Middlebury recognizes that education takes place both within and beyond the classroom. Since our founding in 1800, the College has sought to create and sustain an environment on campus that is conducive to learning and that fosters engaged discourse. Middlebury is centrally committed to the value of a diverse and respectful community. Our natural setting in Vermont's Champlain Valley, with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the west, is also crucial to our identity, providing refreshment and inspiration as well as a natural laboratory for research. The beauty of our well-maintained campus provides a sense of permanence, stability, tradition, and stewardship. Middlebury has established itself as a leader in campus environmental initiatives, with an accompanying educational focus on environmental issues around the globe.

An International Dimension:

The College's borders extend far beyond Vermont's Addison County. Middlebury's Language Schools, Schools Abroad, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies provide top-quality specialized education, including graduate education, in selected areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing world community. These areas include an unusually wide array of languages, literatures, and culture—including our programs in English and writing at Bread Loaf. The first of Middlebury's internationally acclaimed language
programs began in 1915, and the Bread Loaf programs were inaugurated in 1920.

Learning for a Lifetime:

We expect our graduates to be thoughtful and ethical leaders able to meet the challenges of informed citizenship both in their communities and as world citizens. They should be independent thinkers, committed to service, with the courage to follow their convictions and to accept responsibility for their actions. They should be skilled in the use of language, and in the analysis of evidence, in whatever context it may present itself. They should be physically active, mentally disciplined, and motivated to continue learning. Most important, they should be both grounded in an understanding of the Western intellectual tradition that has shaped this College, and educated so as to comprehend and appreciate cultures, ideas, societies, traditions, and values that may be less immediately familiar to them.


Website: www.middlebury.edu


Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,516 total undergrads
598 degree-seeking freshmen
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94% graduate within six years
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$38,670 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,314 in-state, $45,314 out-of-state


Admission Office:

The Emma Willard House
Middlebury, VT 05753-6002

Phone: (802) 443-3000
Fax: (802) 443-0258
Email : admissions@middlebury.edu
Contact: Greg Buckles, Dean of Admissions



Week of Dec 2-6

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Winston-Salem, NC



At the heart of Wake Forest University is the College’s rich liberal arts core. Surrounding the college are the graduate and professional schools, each with its own distinctive program. Wake Forest functions as a Collegiate University, a community where scholars, both faculty and students, habitually cross the boundaries of their particular disciplines, schools, and programs to engage in collaborative,
interdisciplinary work. We teach one another—students, college faculty—because we are small enough to know one another, excited by our research and our teaching; we are members of a community that prizes collaboration and appreciates difference.

The College embraces the teacher-scholar ideal and values, above all else, student-faculty engagement. Personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty make Wake Forest a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in and outside the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Because we put the education of our students first and recognize that their education must be built on a firm foundation of outstanding scholarship and state-of-the-art research, Wake Forest College offers students and faculty alike a unique educational
experience where the liberal arts flourish within a community that emphasizes teaching and scholarship, collaboration and community, hard work and public engagement.

Website: www.wfu.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
4,815 total undergrads
1,234 degree-seeking freshmen
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88% graduate within six years
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$34,647 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,742 in-state, $44,742 out-of-state


Admission Office:

PO Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305

Phone: (336) 758-5201
Fax: (336) 758-4324
Email : admissions@wfu.edu
Contact: Martha Allman, Director of Admissions







Week of Nov 18-22

AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst, MA


Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College has become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, enrolling some 1,800 talented, energetic and diverse young men and women.

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence.


Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum.

Amh
erst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

Website: www.amherst.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Small 1,817 total undergrads
463 degree-seeking freshmen
See more about student body and campus life

95% graduate within six years
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$45,438 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,574 in-state, $46,574 out-of-state

Admission Office:

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2328
Fax: (413) 542-2040
Email : admission@amherst.edu
Contact: Katharine Fretwell, Director of Admission & Senior Associate Dean of Admission






Week of Nov 11-15

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
Rock Island, IL


Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

The words of Augustana’s mission statement reflect both tradition and vision. Founded by Swedish Lutheran settlers in Chicago in 1860, Augustana has grown from a small school educating Swedish immigrants into a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences. The College honors its roots and its affiliation with the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America. At the same time, Augustana’s rich liberal arts environment is enhanced by diversity.

Augustana continues to do what it has always done—challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

Location:
The 115-acre wooded campus in Rock Island, Illinois, is in the Quad Cities metropolitan area (population 400,000), near Interstate 80, approximately 165 miles west of Chicago, 230 miles north of St. Louis, and 176 miles east of Des Moines.

Enrollment:
2,500 students from varied geographic, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12-to-one.

Student Activities:
Music ensembles, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system, a wide variety of professional, religious, departmental, political, social, and service organizations.

Athletics:
Augustana Vikings compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and NCAA Division III; eleven men's varsity teams; ten women's varsity teams; many intramural programs.

Alumni success:
The success of more than 25,000 Augustana alumni is vast and varied and typically starts from the minute they walk across the stage at graduation. 95 percent of graduates are employed or pursuing an advance degree within a year of graduation. 87 percent of recent alumni pursuing advanced degrees were accepted into their first-choice or second-choice graduate school.

Website: www.augustana.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized 2,551 total undergrads
656 degree-seeking freshmen
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78% graduate within six years
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$25,327 average financial aid package
86% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $35,835 in-state, $35,835 out-of-state

Admission Office:

639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Phone: (309) 794-7341
Toll Free: (800) 798-8100
Fax: (309) 794-8797
Email : admissions@augustana.edu
Contact: W. Kent Barnds, Vice President of Enrollment




Week of Nov 4-8

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
Naperville, IL


Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in seven areas. North Central College is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes.

Accolades:
  • One of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report
  • One of Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” Colleges
  • One of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges”
  • A “Military-Friendly School 2014” by G.I. Jobs Magazine
  • A 2013-2014 “College of Distinction”
  • Named a “High Return on Investment College” by Affordable Colleges Online
  • Ranked among “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition”
Campus:

The 65-acre campus, situated in Naperville’s beautiful residential Historic District, offers 12 residence halls, three dining halls and 41 total buildings.

Location:

With a population of more than 144,600, Naperville is rated by Money Magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live.” The city anchors the research and development corridor along I-88, near Argonne National Laboratory on the east and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on the west. The campus is just 28 miles from Chicago and a 30-minute ride on the Metra train from downtown Chicago and the
economic, social and cultural opportunities available in the nation’s third-largest metropolitan area. A daily Amtrak train stops in Naperville. O’Hare International Airport is 27 miles from campus; Midway Airport is 30 miles.

Website: www.northcentralcollege.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
2,755 total undergrads
552 degree-seeking freshmen
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68% graduate within six years
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$23,790 average financial aid package
78% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $32,613 in-state, $32,613 out-of-state

Admission Office:

30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60566-7063

Phone: (630) 637-5800
Toll Free: (800) 411-1861
Fax: (630) 637-5819
Email : admissions@noctrl.edu
Contact: Martin Sauer, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid





Week of Oct 28-Nov 1

ST. OLAF COLLEGE
Northfield, MN


One of the nation’s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

Academic excellence informs St. Olaf College’s identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students’ critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.

Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum.

For nearly half a century, St. Olaf has been at the forefront of global education and a pioneer in study abroad. Today, with 110 distinct international and off-campus programs in 46 countries, St. Olaf students enjoy a world of opportunities when pursuing their studies.

St. Olaf is an inclusive community that welcomes people of differing backgrounds and beliefs, a community that embraces spirituality and cultivates compassion. Conversations about faith are part of campus life and numerous opportunities are
provided for students to grow in their faith and discover how they are called upon to serve others.

St. Olaf takes pride in its record of academic excellence. A leader among undergraduate colleges in producing prestigious Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers, St. Olaf ranks 11th overall among the nation’s baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees, with top ten rankings in the fields of mathematics/statistics, religion/theology, arts and music, medical sciences, education and the social service professions, chemistry and the physical sciences, life sciences, and foreign languages.

Website: www.stolaf.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
3,176 total undergrads
864 degree-seeking freshmen
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86% graduate within six years
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$35,190 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $40,700 in-state, $40,700 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

Phone: (507) 786-3025
Toll Free: (800) 800-3025
Fax: (507) 786-3832
Email : admissions@stolaf.edu
Contact: Brad Lindberg, Director of Admissions



Week of Oct 21-25

WARREN WILSON COLLEGE
Asheville, NC


Warren Wilson College is a private, liberal arts college located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. The College offers strong academics with work for the school (15 hours per week) and service to the community (100 hours over four years) for a more involving, more meaningful education.

"Unique".  That's what people say about Warren Wilson, and with good reason. Our educational program, the Triad, is singular in higher education. The Triad consists of three interwoven strands of experience: academics in the liberal arts tradition, a campus-wide work program, and service learning. The Triad is infused with a sustainability ethic and cross-cultural understanding-integral parts of the College's history and founding philosophy.


Through the Triad, students gain a meaningful education that feeds their intellectual hunger and guides them to collaborate and solve problems during and after college. Led by faculty and staff, students learn in the classroom, in the forest and fields and in the wider community-locally and internationally. Academics, work, and service connect to create a holistic, experiential education.

Graduates leave the College with knowledge and know-how from academic, work, and service experiences. They leave with a sense of confidence, accountability, and themselves. They leave knowing that their passions will take them places. They leave prepared to do more for the world and for themselves. It's a college for individuals who want to make a difference.

Website: www.warren-wilson.edu

Quick Facts:

February 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
852 total undergrads
214 degree-seeking freshmen
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$20,005 average financial aid package
72% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $30,200 in-state, $30,200 out-of-state


Admission Office:

Office of Admission
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: (828) 771-2073
Toll Free: (800) 934-3536
Fax: (828) 298-1440
Email : admit@warren-wilson.edu
Contact: Richard Blomgren, Vice-President for Advancement, Admission and Marketing



Week of Oct 14-18

REED COLLEGE
Portland, OR

Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. Social life at Reed consists of a wide variety of on- and off-campus opportunities for diversion, including art, music, theater, lectures, movies, and sports. The list of activities and organizations is long and constantly
growing—with every activity open to all.

Academics
  • 10:1 student faculty ratio
  • Conference-style interactive teaching method with small classes (average of 15 students)
  • 26 departmental and 12 interdisciplinary majors in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences
  • Humanities course taken by all first-year students
  • Junior qualifying exam in major field
  • All students write a substantial and challenging senior thesis
  • Opportunities for dual degree and study abroad programs, as well as internships and career advising
Distinctions
  • A higher percentage of Reed graduates go on to earn doctorates across fields than do graduates of all but three other U.S. colleges and universities.
  • In the life sciences, Reed is one of the top two institutions of higher learning for the percentage of graduates who earn doctorates.
  • Students regularly win Fulbright, Watson, National Science Foundation, and other fellowships.
  • Reed has produced 31 Rhodes scholars, second only to one other liberal arts college
  • The faculty has received national recognition for commitment to teaching

Campus and environs
  • Reed College is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential sout
    heast Portland. The campus features a lake and canyon with abundant wildlife and native plants.
  • Facilities include 24 buildings and 23 residence halls
  • Recent improvements include a new technology building, expanded and renovated physics laboratories, and additions and expansions to the library, biology building, studio arts building, sports center, and psychology building
  • Downtown Portland is about 15 minutes by bus
  • Mt. Hood and Reed’s ski cabin are about 90 minutes away
  • The Pacific coast is about 90 minutes the other way

Website: www.reed.edu

Quick Facts

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Small
1,432 total undergrads
320 degree-seeking freshmen
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73% graduate within six years
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$36,132 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,010 in-state, $46,010 out-of-state


Admission Office

3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202-8199

Phone: (503) 777-7511
Toll Free: (800) 547-4750
Fax: (503) 777-7553
Email : admission@reed.edu
Contact: Keith Todd, Dean of Admission




Week of Oct 7-11

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff.

CMU has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 113-year history.

Today, we are a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses.

Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creating things—from art to robots. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.

We have campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley, and degree-granting programs around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
  • In 2012, Times Higher Education of London ranked CMU No. 22 in the world, and No. 15 among U.S. universities.
  • In a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll, job recruiters looking for new hires ranked CMU No. 1 in computer science, No. 4 in finance and No. 7 in business. CMU ranked 10 overall.
  • CMU is one of the only 25 universities in the world, 11 in the U.S., invited to join the World Economic Forum's Global University Leaders Forum. Business members of the Forum include the world's top 1,000 companies who drive the economy forward, and who collaborate on shaping global, regional and industry agendas.
  • Thirty-five percent of CMU’s students are from 115 countries outside the U.S., giving the university one of the 10 most international student bodies, by percentage, among four-year U.S. institutions.
  • In the past 15 years, CMU faculty, students and alumni have created more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs.
  • CMU is a world leader in robotics. Software that guides NASA’s Mars rovers and crash avoidance systems in Cadillacs began at CMU. Now, our scientists are developing technology to assist the elderly with household chores, respond to natural or man-made disasters and land a robot on the moon in 2015.
  • In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter rated CMU's School of Drama among the world's best with a No. 4 ranking.
  • CMU attracts award-winning talent. Current and former faculty and alumni are winning top awards in art, science and technology.
  • With 100 percent of CMU’s electricity coming from green power sources, the university is ranked as a green power leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Website: www.cmu.edu


Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
6,279 total undergrads
1,408 degree-seeking freshmen
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87% graduate within six years
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$31,612 average financial aid package
83% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $47,642 in-state, $47,642 out-of-state

Admission Office:

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: (412) 268-2082
Fax: (412) 268-7838
Email : undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu
Contact: Michael Steidel, Director of Admissions



Week of Sept 30-Oct 4

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
Lake Forest, IL



At Lake Forest College, our students get a world-class education and the skills they need for success after college. Internships, research, leadership opportunities, and learning from top professors in small classes set our students apart.

In the last decade alone, Lake Forest College has…

  • developed 12 new majors or minors, including finance and digital media design, and several joint degree and accelerated programs in law, medicine, and engineering, among others
  • exceeded the goal of its $100,000,000 capital campaign a year early
  • increased enrollment by 300 students and doubled applications
  • invested $100 million in facilities, including a library, student center, residential spaces, and sports center
  • started new academic centers, including the Center for Chicago Programs, Ethics Center, and the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth
  • launched new programs in Islamic world studies and environmental studies
  • expanded off-campus study options in New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, and Chicago
Website: www.lakeforest.edu

Quick Facts:

Small 1,552 total undergrads
416 degree-seeking freshmen
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70% graduate within six years
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$32,000 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $39,842 in-state, $39,842 out-of-state

Admission Office:

555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2338

Phone: (847) 735-5000
Toll Free: (800) 828-4751
Fax: (847) 735-6271
Email : admissions@lakeforest.edu
Contact: William Motzer, Vice President for Admissions and Career Services









Week of Sept 23-27

EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
Olympia, WA


Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts & sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

We’re Recognized For:
 
Innovative Academics

Students enroll in a single, comprehensive “program” rather than a series of separate courses. You’ll explore many aspects of a theme or topic through different but related academic subjects. By tackling topics in an interdisciplinary way, you’ll learn not only about a broad range of subjects and issues; you’ll also become a critical thinker and a skilled communicator.

It's New and Different, Dynamic and Relevant.  That’s because every year we create a fresh, topical and engaging curriculum. At Evergreen, you often find yourself studying across several academic disciplines – all at once – and all in the same class. Imagine exploring psychology, environmental studies, math, history and economics and how they all interrelate. This amazingly rich intellectual journey is led by a team of professors—not just a single instructor. You’ll also get real-world learning experience through hands-on exploration and internships.

Collaborative Learning


Our faculty teach programs in teams of two, three or four. They plan activities like labs, workshops, seminars and field trips to create an atmosphere of shared learning with groups of about 25 students.

Create Your Own Course of Study. Evergreen gives you opportunities to explore whatever and wherever your curiosity leads. We call these customized opportunities "learning contracts" between individual faculty members and students. Evergreen's learning contracts require active participation in your own education.

Narrative-style Evaluations


You’ll be evaluated in detailed narratives that become part of your academic transcript—instead of letter grades.

Faculty will evaluate your work and your self-evaluation is also included. Experience has shown us that these noncompetitive transcripts are valued by employers and graduate schools because they are more descriptive and revealing than traditional grades.

More Like the Real-World.  Employers don’t give grades to measure your success and neither will Evergreen. You’ll meet with your professor one on one, face to face to review your learning and how it will help you succeed in the workforce or continued studies. The result is a “narrative evaluation,” much like a performance review you would receive from a supervisor at work.

Website: www.evergreen.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
4,193 total undergrads
534 degree-seeking freshmen
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54% graduate within six years
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$8,012 average financial aid package
84% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $8,672 in-state, $20,759 out-of-state

Admission Office:

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Phone: (360) 867-6170
Fax: (360) 867-5114
Email : admissions@evergreen.edu
Contact: Bryan Gould, Director of Admissions



Week of Sept 16-20


UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Chicago, IL

One of the world’s great intellectual destinations, the University of Chicago empowers scholars and students to ask tough questions, cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge conventional thinking to enrich human life around the globe.

A transformative education:

Our education empowers individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the undergraduate College broaden their perspectives on world issues in the rigorous Core curriculum. Graduate programs through our four divisions, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts and Professional Studies transform scholars into leaders and grant access to professors often lauded as some of the world's greatest thinkers.
Groundbreaking research

With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary
approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing—and creating—fields of study. They lead the country in scientific and technological innovations, often in partnership with our affiliated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

A commitment to enrich society:

Located in one of the world's greatest cities, UChicago is enriched by and invested in the community we call home. As the second-largest private employer in Chicago, our talented faculty, physicians, and staff comprise a dedicated team committed to the mission of the University.

We partner with our South Side neighbors on innovative initiatives with local benefits and replicable outcomes for urban universities everywhere. Meanwhile, our research and ideas have broad impact, crossing borders to drive international conversations. The same is true of our diverse and creative students and alumni, who found businesses, create masterpieces, and win Nobel Prizes.

In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life.

Website: www.uchicago.edu

Quick Facts:

January 2 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
5,590 total undergrads
1,527 degree-seeking freshmen
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$42,128 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $46,387 in-state, $46,387 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1101 East 58th Street
Rosenwald Hall, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-8650
Fax: (773) 702-4199
Email : collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu
Contact: James Nondorf, Vice President, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid



Week of Sept 9-12

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Lexington, KY


The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care
. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

With more than 200 academic programs spread across 16 colleges and professional schools, more than 450 student organizations and clubs excited for new members or the 22 varsity sports programs to follow throughout the year, there is something for everyone at the University of Kentucky! 


Website: www.uky.edu


Quick Facts:

February 15 Regular application deadline 
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Large 20,827 total undergrads 
4,647 degree-seeking freshmen 
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Tuition and fees: $9,966 in-state, $21,052 out-of-state


Admission Office:

100 W.D. Funkhouser Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0054

Phone: (859) 257-2000 
Toll Free: (800) 432-0967 
Fax: (859) 257-3823 
Email : admisso@uky.edu 
Contact: Don Witt, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management




Week of Sep 2-6

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
New York, NY


Great cities are engines of creativity, and New York University takes its name and spirit from one of the busiest, most diverse and dynamic cities of all. The University lives within New York and other great cities, from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai, Paris to Prague, Sydney to Buenos Aires—all magnets for talented, ambitious people.

Thriving beyond borders and across academic disciplines, NYU has emerged as one of the most networked and extensive worldwide platform for learning, teaching, researching, building knowledge, and inventing new ways to meet humanity’s challenges. Its students, faculty and alumni feed off the stimulating power of swirling intellectual and cultural experiences by mastering academic disciplines, expressing themselves in the arts, and excelling in demanding professions.

New York University’s mission is to be a top quality international center of scholarship, teaching and research. This involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure a wide range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience.

Website: www.nyu.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline

Large
22,498 total undergrads
5,140 degree-seeking freshmen
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85% graduate within six years
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$28,920 average financial aid package
59% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,845 in-state, $44,845 out-of-state

Admission Office:

665 Broadway, 11th floor
New York, NY 10012-2339

Phone: (212) 998-4500
Fax: (212) 995-4902
Email : admissions@nyu.edu
Contact: Shawn Abbott, Assistant Vice President of Admissions





Week of Aug 26-30

SMITH COLLEGE
Northampton, MA


Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

Why is Smith a Women's College?

Smith College was founded at a time when there were practically no choices for women who wanted an education equal to that available to men. The idea of such a college was a radical notion in 1871, but its success has been dramatic and undeniable. And for more than 130 years, Smith has stayed true to its mission of providing women with the best education available in the liberal arts and sciences.
  
Today, of course, women have many options, but we have only become more convinced that, for many women, a women’s college is the best option. Providing the academic challenge, personal attention and wide-ranging opportunities you’d look for in any college are still our most important goals, but, as a women’s college, we think Smith offers some special bonuses.


In a recent study by Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research, far more students at women’s colleges reported having regular interaction with faculty members than those at coed institutions. They also reported with greater frequency that their colleges helped them learn more about themselves, hone their quantitative analysis skills and develop a desire to help their communities.

It’s a fact that students who spend more time with professors do better academically and are more sure of their career choices.

At Smith, women are the focus of all the attention and all the opportunities.

Website: www.smith.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,664 total undergrads
651 degree-seeking freshmen
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85% graduate within six years
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$39,440 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $42,754 in-state, $42,754 out-of-state



Week of June 17-21

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Burlington, VT


The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. The university is home to 10,192 undergraduates, 1,427 graduate students, 446 medical
students and 1,484 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, inspires visitors and resident
s.


What makes UVM special?

  • Top-flight academics with choices — 101 majors to choose from;
  • Graduates who get jobs — 85% are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs one year after graduation;
  • Accessible faculty who are experts in their fields — 92% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field;
  • A fun campus life, rife with activities and events — more than 150 campus organizations keep things lively;
  • You'll get that college experience here — superior academics on one of the most beautiful, historic campuses in the country, located in one of the most loved towns in America.

Website: www.uvm.edu

Quick Facts:

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
11,211 total undergrads

2,372 degree-seeking freshmen
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 76% graduate within six years
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$21,526 average financial aid package
67% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $15,718 in-state, $36,646 out-of-state









Week of June 10-14

WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY
Springfield, OH


A Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Guests on our campus, which is recognized as one of America's most beautiful, will quickly feel the friendliness with the first of many "Wittenberg Hellos" during their visit.

The same can be found inside the classroom where professors understand that personal attention makes a huge difference in how students learn. The fact that many encourage conversation after class or host gatherings in their homes only supports their passion for teaching and their desire to ensure students' success.

In addition to offering course work in the humanities, arts and sciences, Wittenberg also offers distinct academic programming in non-traditional areas in most liberal arts colleges, including business, computational science and teacher education certification.

Students who attend Wittenberg tend to rank in the top quarter of their high school class, and many are fully engaged leaders, who are involved with everything from student government to athletics. It’s no surprise that Wittenberg has more than 120 active clubs to cultivate all interests, as well as 23 varsity sports that compete at the highest levels in NCAA Division III.


While the academic program is rigorous, students are, in general, more collaborative than they are competitive. There is a real sense of community learning at Wittenberg that happens not only between students, but also with their professors. Academic integrity is part of the university’s mission and is taken seriously by students and faculty.

Outside the classroom, students who succeed at Wittenberg tend to be adventurous. Most students will participate in an internship experience, or study abroad at some point. Others will do summer science research or an independent study. And even more participate in travel opportunities or service projects during spring break and the summer months.

In addition, many students crave the diversity of learning experiences, which is why they regularly venture into Springfield’s various cultural centers. Others explore the recreational opportunities within the region, including caving, kayaking or just relaxing at the nearby reservoir. On the weekends, students are usually engaged in numerous campus activities, ranging from athletic competitions and Greek life events to impromptu social gatherings in residence halls or on the front porches of the many historic homes that make up the campus' vibrant and dynamic University District.

Taken together, the Wittenberg experience ensures that students will graduate not only prepared for whatever pursuit they choose, but as well-rounded, unique individuals ready to lead personal, professional, and civic lives of creativity, service, compassion, and integrity.



Quick Facts:

Small 1,881 total undergrads
489 degree-seeking freshmen
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65% graduate within six years
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$30,942 average financial aid package
81% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $38,030 in-state, $38,030 out-of-state

Admission Office :

Ward Street and North Wittenberg
PO Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501-0720

Phone: (937) 327-6314
Toll Free: (877) 206-0332
Fax: (937) 327-6379
Email : admission@wittenberg.edu
Contact: Karen Hunt, Director of Admission






Week of June 3-7

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Allendale, MI


Grand Valley State University is a public university in West Michigan providing a fully accredited undergraduate and graduate liberal education to nearly 25,000 students. Grand Valley offers more than 200 areas of study, providing a wide selection of undergraduate majors and graduate programs.

Acting from a Strong Foundation
  • Grand Valley's liberal education foundation spans all 81 undergraduate and 31 graduate programs.
  • Grand Valley provides high-quality education through research mentoring and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Value Matters
  • Outstanding faculty members give personal attention in small classes of big thinkers.
  • Named one of America's 100 Best College Buys for 17 years in a row.

We're an Ideal Educational Destination
  • The Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus is located in the heart of Michigan's second largest city, close to internship, employment, and community outreach programs.
  • Top employers of Grand Valley graduates include well-known West Michigan companies such as Spectrum Health, Gordon Food Service, Amway, Crowe Horwath, and Steelcase.

A Community Defined by Momentum
  • Named an "up and coming" university by U.S. News & World Report because of the promising and innovative changes Grand Valley is continually making for our students.
  • Nearly 90 percent of recent Grand Valley graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees.

Exceeding Your Expectations
  • Modern living centers add a sense of comfort and belonging and better support your academic success, campus engagement, and personal growth.
  • Grand Valley earned first or second in the Director's Cup for being the best NCAA Division II athletic program in the nation 11 straight years.

Website:  www.gvsu.edu

Quick Facts:

May 1 Regular application deadline
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Large
21,317 total undergrads
3,966 degree-seeking freshmen
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$10,949 average financial aid package
72% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $10,078 in-state, $14,568 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401-9403

Phone: (616) 331-2025
Toll Free: (800) 748-0246
Fax: (616) 331-2000
Email : go2gvsu@gvsu.edu
Contact: Jodi Chycinski, Director of Admissions





Week of May 27-31

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Ithaca, NY

Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students

regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865.

Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League.

On the Ithaca campus alone nearly 20,000 students representing every state and 120
countries choose from among 4,000 courses in 11 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Many undergraduates participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, play meaningful roles in original research, and study in Cornell programs in Washington, New York City, and the world over.


Website: www.cornell.edu


Quick Facts:

January 2 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
14,261 total undergrads
3,217 degree-seeking freshmen
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93% graduate within six years
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$42,248 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,359 in-state, $45,359 out-of-state


Admission Office:

410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-2488

Phone: (607) 255-5241
Fax: (607) 255-0659
Email : admissions@cornell.edu
Contact: Jason Locke, Director of Undergraduate Admissions










Week of May 20-24
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging
students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong, seeking to mold their lives into something stronger.

The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.

In SLU's classrooms, ethics, spirituality and compassion are fundamental, no matter what the subject. More than 80 of SLU's
courses integrate service into academics. And this spirit pervades campus; SLU students, faculty and staff provide more than a million service hours each year.

In addition, Saint Louis University is a major catalyst for urban renewal in the heart of a remarkable city. The University has funded more than $850 million in campus improvements and expansions during the past 25 years. And its annual economic impact on the region exceeds $715 million.

Founded in 1818, SLU was the first university west of the Mississippi River. As it approaches 200 years, Saint Louis University is going boldly forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.

Website: www.slu.edu

Quick Facts:

December 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
8,806 total undergrads
1,687 degree-seeking freshmen
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70% graduate within six years
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$26,900 average financial aid package
71% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $35,256 in-state, $35,256 out-of-state


Admission Office:

One Grand Boulevard
DuBourg Hall, Room 100
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone: (314) 977-2500
Toll Free: (800) 758-3678
Fax: (314) 977-7136
Email : admitme@slu.edu
Contact: Jean Gilman, Dean of Undergraduate Admission





Week of May 13-17
CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Claremont, CA

As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in
1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students.

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study.

The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming.

In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a
liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree.

Website: www.cmc.edu

Quick Facts:

January 2 Regular application deadline
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Small 1,264 total undergrads
291 degree-seeking freshmen
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92% graduate within six years
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$39,953 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,625 in-state, $45,625 out-of-state

Admission Office:

888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8088
Fax: (909) 621-8516
Email : admission@cmc.edu
Contact: Georgette DeVeres, Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid





Week of May 6-10

TRINITY COLLEGE
Hartford, CT

Trinity is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college founded in 1823. We’re famous for our breathtaking Hartford campus, rigorous academics, student-driven campus culture, and our forward-thinking urban-global programs.

Trinity College looks like a traditional New England liberal arts school.

But we act in some untraditional ways.

Our commitment to urban-global education, for example, is groundbreaking, as is our interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and our First-Year Program, one of the earliest in the nation. We have also just added more than 20 young teacher/scholars to our faculty, and our faculty across the board is
committed to collaboration with students on real-world research projects.

We continue to re-examine and transform the concept of liberal arts education because our graduates expect to thrive and to have a serious effect on the world.

Trinity’s 10:1 student/faculty ratio means access to teachers who have time to discuss
your term paper in person, encourage your research project, and celebrate your success on Commencement Day. Choose from 38 academic majors in the liberal arts and sciences, including one in engineering, another program that is not traditional for a college like Trinity. Twenty-six interdisciplinary minors like human rights, Jewish studies, and African American studies give you even more choices.

World-wide study abroad, courses that include interaction with the city around us, and for-credit academic internships give you experience beyond the classroom.

And yes, our campus is beautiful in a traditional New England-college way—100 green acres dotted with historic buildings—and it’s located in an interesting place, Connecticut’s state capital, the city of Hartford. It’s home to 2,300 students from 45 states and 47 countries who connect to the College and each other through 100 student organizations, 29 NCAA Division III athletic teams, internships, and volunteer projects.

Website: www.trincoll.edu

Quick Facts:

January 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,301 total undergrads
591 degree-seeking freshmen
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83% graduate within six years
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$41,912 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $45,730 in-state, $45,730 out-of-state

Admission Office:

300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 297-2180
Fax: (860) 297-2287
Email : admissions.office@trincoll.edu
Contact: Larry Dow, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid






Week of April 27-May3

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
Portland, OR
A Lewis & Clark education isn’t like anything you could experience anywhere else. We’re a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration.


Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate.

So what makes the experience of our students unique? How about the inspiring beauty of our natural setting, on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills. Or our rich history and our diverse, multicultural present. Or our commitment to interdisciplinary academic learning, as well as community engagement here in Portland and around the world.

Add to this our well-stocked libraries, award-winning green buildings, and outstanding athletic
facilities; our implementation of technology and the innovative research it allows; and above all our committed and engaged students, teachers, mentors, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark, a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.

Website: www.lclark.edu

Quick Facts:

February 1 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,141 total undergrads
606 degree-seeking freshmen
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Tuition and fees: $40,330 in-state, $40,330 out-of-state

Admission Office:

0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
MSC 32
Portland, OR 97219-7899

Phone: (503) 768-7040
Toll Free: (800) 444-4111
Fax: (503) 768-7055
Email : admissions@lclark.edu
Contact: Lisa Meyer, Dean for Enrollment and Communications




Week of April 22-26

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA
Tampa, FL

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners.
Four colleges offer more than 150 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master’s programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University’s commitment to the professions and to the community.

The University’s 105-acre residential campus in the heart of downtown Tampa provides an historical and cultural setting for learning both on and off campus. Valuing the community’s international heritage, the University attracts students, faculty, and staff from around the world with diverse backgrounds to facilitate intercultural awareness and understanding.


The University is committed to the development of each student to become a productive and responsible citizen. To this end, the University ensures that students balance “learning by thinking” with “learning by doing.” Students are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty members who are committed to teaching, academic advising and continued intellectual growth. Classes are conducted in personalized settings in which learning is enhanced through application. Students participate in learning partnerships with faculty and the community through independent studies, internships, re-search, and other practical experiences that complement classroom learning. The University’s academic services and co-curricular activities support individual discovery and development and provide leadership opportunities. Involvement and participation inside and outside the classroom are valued. Through complete engagement with the educational environment, UT students are prepared for careers, graduate and professional education, and lifelong learning.


Website: www.ut.edu

Quick Facts:

Medium-sized
6,143 total undergrads
1,517 degree-seeking freshmen
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57% graduate within six years
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$15,712 average financial aid package
65% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $25,222 in-state, $25,222 out-of-state


Admission Office:

401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Phone: (813) 253-6211
Toll Free: (888) 646-2738
Fax: (813) 258-7398
Email: admissions@ut.edu
Contact: Dennis Nostrand, Vice President for Enrollment





Week of April 15-19

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
Los Angeles, CA

A place of intimate scale and infinite scope.
For 125 years, our tight-knit community of students and scholars has come together in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world.

A leader in the liberal arts and sciences.
The birthplace of Upward Bound and home of one of the first West Coast chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Oxy boasts a firmly rooted tradition of academic achievement and dedicated community service. Our students go on to become leaders in their fields—pursuing graduate degrees and careers in politics, diving headfirst into the Hollywood hustle and breaking new ground in medical research.

A community in conversation.
When we speak, our leadership listens. Professors don’t pontificate; they discuss, debate and engage. With only 2,100
undergraduates, everyone is face to face with faculty, staff and other students. We seize the opportunity to create and sustain conversations around the issues that matter most to us.

A home.
We respect and encourage one another’s ideas, interests and creative impulses. We root for our own and celebrate our successes—big and small—as a community. This campus and this culture inspire love and loyalty, and make us proud to call Oxy home.

Website: www.oxy.edu


Quick Facts:

January 10 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,176 total undergrads
530 degree-seeking freshmen
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84% graduate within six years
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$38,084 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $44,540 in-state, $44,540 out-of-state


Admission Office:

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
Toll Free: (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875
Email: admission@oxy.edu
Contact: Sally Richmond, Dean of Admission







Week of April 8-12

MACALESTER COLLEGE
St. Paul, MN


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.  Since its founding in 1874,
Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.

Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Global neighborhood in your dorm. Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries. Before your first class begins, you will have already started learning by sharing the college experience with new friends from around the world.

Faculty who know how to make a difference. Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields. You'll have direct access to them since nearly 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students. They care about your future.

Resources for enriched investigation. Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.

Website: www.macalester.edu

Quick Facts :

January 15 Regular application deadline
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Medium-sized
2,070 total undergrads
534 degree-seeking freshmen
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90% graduate within six years
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$37,945 average financial aid package
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,693 in-state, $43,693 out-of-state

Admission Office:

1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899

Phone: (651) 696-6357
Toll Free: (800) 231-7974
Fax: (651) 696-6724
Email: admissions@macalester.edu
Contact: Lorne Robinson, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid






Week of Apr 1-5

POMONA COLLEGE
Claremont, CA


In the desert landscape that was inland Southern California in 1887, it took audacity to imagine "a college in a garden." Yet far from the ivied halls of the Northeast, Pomona's founders envisioned "a college of the New England type," with small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a green jewel of a campus. From that audacious beginning, Pomona has grown to be one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Located in Claremont, Calif., on a campus where ivy and palm trees coexist under habitually sunny skies, Pomona offers an environment for intellectual development and personal growth that is second to none.

Today, Pomona offers its approximately 1,500 students-evenly divided between men and women-a comprehensive curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. With a student-faculty ratio of eight to one, students have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with professors who are also top scholars in their fields. Students and faculty challenge each other in laboratories, classrooms, and co-curricular