Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Newark and New York City, is the home of Seton Hall University. Seton Hall is in its second year of including a mobile computing device in its tuition and fees, as an example of its commitment to technology in education. The average unweighted GPA of their freshmen is about 3.4, and the average ACT score is 24.

Monday, December 22, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America, a quiet and suburban-feeling university located in the northeast section of Washington, DC, is a bit of a hidden gem. Students who like the feel of Goucher, York College of PA, and Rider College in New Jersey would feel at home at Catholic U.

Friday, December 19, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Kean University

Across from Staten Island, near the Newark airport, lies Kean University of New Jersey, a public teaching university of 13,000 students, between UMBC and UVA in size. In terms of the academic profile of its admitted students, Kean would be a good alternative to students considering the University of Maryland, Towson, or UMBC.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: College of William & Mary

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: York College of Pennsylvania

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Cheyney University

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: West Chester University

Just under two hours away, West Chester University is the home of the Golden Rams, with 24 Division II teams. It became a designated state school in 1983, allowing the school to offer graduate degrees, along with bachelor’s degrees. West Chester offers undergraduate majors including Business Management, Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Russian, and many more! Housing is available with the option to choose between several residence halls to truly make you feel at home! (Malina, Class of 2013)

Friday, December 12, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College is a small, religiously affiliated, liberal arts college in central Virginia. Most students earned at least a 3.5 in high school with ACT scores in the 23 range. In addition to over 60 available majors, Bridgewater offers a prolific study abroad program.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University educates undergraduate students for productive, creative, and reflective lives of achievement, leadership, and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Three schools: School of Arts, Humanities and Communications; School of Natural and Social Sciences; and Sigmund Weis School of Business. (Mikea, Class of 2013)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Manhattan College

Manhattan College is one of 276 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. All three of Manhattan College’s professional schools — business, education and engineering — are nationally accredited. (Antwan, Class of 2013)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: New Jersey City University

Cross the Hudson River from Manhattan, and you'll find Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to being a major suburb of New York, it is home to New Jersey City University, a thriving state university with about as many students as Morgan State. In admissions terms, many of the admitted students graduated with about a 3.0 and scored about a 20 on the ACT.

Monday, December 8, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: George Washington University

George Washington University is a very competitive university with an urban feel, located very close to the White House in Washington, DC. Students have the opportunity to design their program combining the existing areas of study, and they frequently get to associate with high-ranking officials. GW is usually a back-up to schools like Georgetown or Johns Hopkins, and a reach for students who would find a good fit at College Park.

Friday, December 5, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Marymount University

How long does it take to drive to Arlington, VA? About 90 minutes without traffic? Not too long to visit and consider Marymount a traditionally Catholic university of about 3000 students. What an amazing opportunity to live and learn in an intimate suburban setting, while you can pursue the fast-paced internships, shopping, and culture in the nation's capital.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Arcadia University

Arcadia University promises students global perspectives, integrated real-world learning and research experiences, and personal attention. Arcadia University also offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees full-time, part-time and online, with a respected Forensic Science degree, Peace Studies, study abroad programs and more. Arcadia is a private, comprehensive university in metropolitan Philadelphia. Arcadia University is a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. (Maleyja, Class of 2013)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a center of intellectual and creative activity, and features outstanding schools in business, education, nursing, social work, psychology, and arts and sciences. Their mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank. Internationally recognized scholars and artists fill the ranks of Adelphi's over 600 full- and part-time faculty. (Antwan, Class of 2013)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: North Carolina State University

As large and distinguished as the University of Maryland, North Carolina State University is an excellent option for students who long for the large campus crowds and prefer the warmer weather. Notable alumni include Coach Bill Cowher, comedian Zach Galifianakis, and former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Roanoke College

Just under five hours south of here in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia lies Roanoke College. Roanoke College prides itself on preparing its 2000 students for the real world by offering first-hand learning experiences and emphasizing personal connections with the instructors, in typical liberal arts philosophy. Most admitted students have a B average and each SAT score is between 500 and 600.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Pennsylvania State University

Exactly three hours north of Baltimore, in the very center of Pennsylvania, is a campus so large that two looped bus circuits are available to save students the 30-minute walk from the freshman dorms, past the college of agriculture, the college of Arts and Architecture and double libraries to the College of Engineering. As one would expect from one of the largest universities in the country, it boasts the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. This college taught Ben and Jerry how to make their ice cream and educated the creators of Avenue Q and the Ron Burgundy story, as well as WBAL's Jayne Miller. Penn State has a distinguished academic reputation that has always transcended football, and will continue to do so.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: CUNY York College

Right near JFK Airport near Queens, New York, York College offers 40 different majors and operates from a liberal arts educational philosophy. The average admitted freshman had a low B and an SAT combined critical reading and math score of about 900.

Monday, November 24, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: UMBC

Calling itself an Honors University in Maryland, UMBC provides a world-class education just a half-hour drive away in Catonsville. Its President was just identified by Time Magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential leaders. UMBC is known for its business, technology, music, theater, social work, and humanities departments, and is an excellent choice for students looking for a rigorous college education.

Friday, November 21, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: St. Joseph's College

Ranked among the top comprehensive colleges in its region and located in the heart of Brooklyn, St. Joseph's College offers a very close academic environment in the largest city in the world. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Dickinson College

Just outside Harrisburg in Carlisle, Pennsylvania lies Dickinson College, a small liberal arts college with competitive admissions and a very supportive community of faculty and fellow students. Dickinson has a very charming campus and a thriving Hillel organization, perfect for many students who wish to find themselves in an academic atmosphere that is different - but not too different - from Pikesville. Former Orioles President Andy McPhail and the founder of the Dupont company are alumni.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Franklin & Marshall College

Only an hour and a half north of here, near the Lancaster outlets, Franklin & Marshall College is a well-respected liberal arts college that typically admits students with an average ACT score of about 30. They boast small class sizes and creative learning opportunities. You will definitely need to visit this school to see how the campus feels.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: United States Merchant Marine Academy

The most important element in a productive merchant fleet and a strong transportation industry is people - men and women who are intelligent, dedicated, well-educated and competent. The purpose of the U.S. Merchant MarineAcademy is to ensure that such people are available to the nation as shipboard officers and as leaders in the transportation field who will meet the challenges of the present and the future. This industry includes companies which own and manage the vessels; ports and terminals where cargo is handled; yards for ship repair; services like marine insurance underwriters, ship chartering firms, admiralty lawyers, engineering and research companies; and increasingly today, intermodal systems of trucks and railroads to distribute goods around the country. (Maleyja, Class of 2013)(Thank you College Week Live for the following interview video)

Monday, November 17, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Allegheny Wesleyan College

At six hours away, Allegheny Wesleyan College offers a liberal arts education steeped in Methodist tradition with enough distance from home so that you can establish your own sense of independence, without being so far that you can't get home easily in an emergency. Allegheny Wesleyan is located just past Pittsburgh on the other side of the Ohio border.

Friday, November 14, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Duquesne University

Located in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University is a private Roman Catholic university just a little larger than Frostburg.  Most students graduated with GPA's higher than 3.3 and SAT scores higher than 1700, making the college similar to the college of William and Mary or American University.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Frostburg State University

Located two and a half hours away, tucked quietly in the Allegheny Mountains, Frostburg State offers in-state tuition and the chance to study just far enough away that your parents are not on your back all the time. What's more, the average weighted GPA for students admitted to Frostburg is 3.0. This college is worth including for any student who is interested in focusing on their studies, without the distractions of the bustling metropolis. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University is a technical university, located in the center of Pennsylvania's state capital. It is mildly selective, but is still relatively open-minded, because it just founded a few years ago. Its focus, however, is really centered upon science and technology, such as Geographic Imaging Systems.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Saint Paul's College

Saint Paul's College is a small HBCU located four hours away in southern Virginia. Saint Paul's offers degrees in education, arts, and sciences, and has a affiliation with the Episcopal church. The campus is so rich in history and beauty that it has been certified on the register of national historic places. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Chatham University

Chatham University is a small, private liberal arts college in Pittsburgh. Chatham used to be a women's college, but is now nominally co-ed. The average admitted student finished high school with a 3.4 GPA, SAT scores of around 530 and ACT around 24. Undergraduate majors are available in all of the typical fields, and students also have the opportunity to design their own plan of study.

Friday, November 7, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA, is the region's best-known visual arts college, and its acclaim and offerings continue to grow. MICA recently opened a new residence hall, and has an established relationship with Baltimore's museums of art. MICA students are known for being among the most talented artists at their high schools, and plan to major in visual arts, computer graphics, art education, and related fields.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Allegheny College

At exactly six hours away, Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college that is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives because the culture of the college gives its students the support and encouragement that they need to find their own ways into and through adulthood. Admissions is competitive, with the average admitted freshman having scored about a 26 on their ACT. Only half of the students are from Pennsylvania, making Allegheny College a geographically diverse campus, as well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Washington and Jefferson College

About 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh is Washington and Jefferson College. Founded in 1781, Washington and Jefferson College is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. Most students have a high B average, score about 500 on each SAT, and only 33% graduate in the top tenth of their class. Aside from the personal and intellectual benefits of attending a liberal arts college, the benefit of going to Washington and Jefferson College is that you would be able to focus on your schooling in a quiet campus, while be close enough to the city to benefit from internship opportunities.

Monday, November 3, 2014

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#PHSfit College of the Day: Globe Institute of Technology

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Penn State York

Did you know that at Penn State York offers associate and bachelors degree in the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors.  If you like for coaches to be hard on you, this college is for you. The coaches try to put a positive outlet when recruiting high school students. Penn offers beneficial groups such as Project Connections Academy and Pathways To Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers programs. Penn State has developed a excellent array of academic courses and camps. (Alicia, Class of 2013)
PS: Graduates of Pikesville pay in-state tuition at PSU-York as long as they are at the York campus. (Mr. Goldman)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Washington and Lee University

Just past Charlottesville, Virginia, you'll find a small liberal arts university that was actually founded by George Washington. Washington and Lee is located right near the Virginia Military Institute, and has a quiet and pretty campus. The college represents the undergraduate school and the school of law. Most of the admitted students have scored almost 700 on each of their SATs, and graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: University of Pittsburgh

Imagine going to college in a city like Baltimore. Now imagine that your urban college was as large as the University of Maryland. Now imagine that your college consistently makes appearances in the NCAA basketball tournaments and is a contender in its football conference. Imagine it set against beautiful mountains, in the heart of the city, just a few miles from the football stadium that is home to an NFL team that has won more Super Bowls than any other team in history. The University of Pittsburgh is a world-class institution, with an excellent medical school, and is attainable to students to have B's in high school and whose SAT scores are between 500 and 600. Give Pitt a chance, if you are considering larger universities and thrive on city life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: College of Staten Island

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Just about everything you've heard about UNC-Chapel Hill is true. It is one of the most competitive public universities, made even more so by North Carolina's 75% law. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Rutgers University

After Penn State, the second largest undergraduate student population within a six-hour drive is at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. What makes Rutgers such a desirable choice is that in addition to a world-class education, you have the opportunity to pursue extremely diverse educational opportunities, all in the shadow of the world's largest metropolis. Only at Rutgers can you have the convenience of a large city urban environment and a large campus experience, at the same time. Admission is understandably competitive, but not as competitive as College Park, which makes it a good backup for students craving the big campus experience with a GPA in the low-to-mid 3's.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: George Mason University

Thanks to its recent appearance in the NCAA mens' basketball final four, George Mason University has been riding a wave of increased popularity, essentially making admissions a bit more competitive than Towson University. Also similar to Towson, GMU is a medium-to-large state university that is not quite as competitive or popular as its flagship partner. GMU's academics are strong in business, computer science, and liberal arts. Conveniently, George Mason is located in Fairfax, VA, which is just over an hour from home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Wilkes University

If you were to follow the Susquehanna River north from the Chesapeake Bay, you'd come upon an old town similar in history and size to Aberdeen, called Wilkes-Barre. In addition to King's College, Wilkes-Barre is also home to Wilkes University, a private, unaffiliated liberal arts university that is experiencing growth in reputation and popularity. Taking a computing class in high school is recommended for admission to Wilkes University.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Monroe College

Located in the suburbs of New York, Monroe College is a career-minded institution that offers associates and bachelors degrees in areas like business, criminal justice, information technology, and accounting. Similar to a community college, they have a placement test to ensure proper course recommendations.

Monday, October 20, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Salisbury University

SalisburyUniversity is the only college where you can attain a top-notch education, right by the beach, and pay in-state tuition for the whole experience. A popular destination among students with a 3.25 unweighted GPA, Salisbury is known to waive its SAT requirement if you have a 3.5 GPA or better.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Robert Morris University

Just past Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University is a private
university with many majors to choose from. What's great
about Robert Morris University is that its admissions process is
holistic enough to consider the complete individual, despite
being as large as Bowie or Coppin.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Boricua College

Located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan,
Boricua College is a historically Latino college that offers fields
of study of particular interest to the support and
advancement of the community around it. Students interested
in issues related to the Latin American experience will enjoy
the opportunity to study both practical and theoretical fields
upon graduation. There is no specified minimum GPA or test

Monday, October 13, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Ohio University

In Athens, Ohio, you will find Ohio University, the oldest college in the state
with one of the strongest reputations among the Ohio state
universities. They are quick to correct anyone who thinks they
are buckeyes - they are the proud Bobcats, and the campus
culture is very similar to James Madison University of Towson

Friday, October 10, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Bowie State University

How would you like to study in the shadow of NASA's
headquarters in Prince George's County? Bowie State
University offers that opportunity, including the chance to pay
in-state tuition for strong academics focused in areas from
business to music to education to science. Many students who
have at least a 2.0 make Bowie State a reasonable option for
post-secondary study.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Bucknell University

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Carnegie Mellon University

In Pittsburgh, there is a small research focused institution
called Carnegie Mellon University. Very quietly, Carnegie
Mellon has established an extremely strong reputation for
both its engineering and performing arts programs. Its campus
is green and beautiful, set against the mountains and
industrial city line. Admissions to Carnegie Mellon is
competitive, with most admitted students finishing in the top
tenth of their graduating class.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Pace University

For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing
students to become leaders in their fields by providing an
education that combines exceptional academics with
professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace
has three campuses, in New York City, Westchester, and
White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls
approximately 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and
doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School
of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and
Information Systems, and School of Law. (Antwan, Class of

Monday, October 6, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Coppin State University

Coppin State, located near here in Baltimore, offers accredited
education, business, and other professional preparation
programs at an affordable price, attainable admissions
standards, and the opportunity to affiliate with historically
black fraternities and sororities. Get more information at

Friday, October 3, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Fairmont State University

Located five hours away in quiet West Virginia, Fairmont State University
is a comprehensive four-year college that actually also has a community college
on-campus, allowing you to move away to college right out of high
school, and then you can transfer to the Bachelor's level coursework.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University is a comprehensive university located in Philly,
with particular strengths in business and management. Admissions are
just about as competitive as Towson or Salisbury, but its size allows for a
more supportive learning environment than those two larger state

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Lafayette College

For more than 175 years, Lafayette has been known for a spirit of
exploration that ignores boundaries, where faculty works with students
across disciplines to tackle challenges and solve problems. (Kristina, Class
of 2013)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Binghamton University

SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,787, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 930 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Binghamton University--SUNY's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 90. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,939 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,349 (2011-12). (Cierra, Class of 2013)

Monday, September 29, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Washington College

Founded in 1782, Washington College is a small, liberal arts, co-ed college on the Eastern Shore, that allows and encourages its students to chart their own path toward educational fulfillment and intellectual challenge. Washington College is located two hours away in Chestertown, MD, and has been known for years as an ideal place to fulfill one's potential. To learn more, ask Mr Halagarda.

Friday, September 26, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Kutztown University

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: King's College

About three and a half hours to the north, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, lies a small Catholic College called King's College. King's College is an SAT-optional college, and definitely considers applicants' strength of academic curriculum, which means that getting decent grades doesn't mean as much if those grades are all in easy classes. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: United States Merchant Marine Academy

What is the United States Merchant Marine Academy? The Merchant Marine Academy is where young people who long for the sea go to learn about the leadership skills necessary to run a ship, or a fleet of ships, in the thriving business of marine trade. Because it is a United States Service academy, you must secure a nomination from an elected official, which is not impossible, and demonstrate strong academics and be in good physical health. USMMA is in King's Point, Queens, New York.

Monday, September 22, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Haverford College

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

Friday, September 19, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: James Madison University

In the college town of Harrisonburg Virginia, James Madison University is a strong and growing option for students in the second or third tenths of their class, and want to get the most of their college experience. Because it is as large as Towson or Delaware, JMU offers diversity of academic study and student background, but because of its remote location, does not have as much of a neighborhood college, so you really feel like you're going "away" to college, at that ideal three-hour drive mark.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Mansfield University

Located four hours due north of Baltimore, Mansfield University is part of Pennsylvania's state system of higher education, and is similar to Frostburg State in other ways as well, like culture, surroundings, size, and admissions standards. Mansfield is a good fit for someone with a 3.0 GPA and looking to study in a quiet location amid nature and the mountains. There is great skiing, as well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Drexel University

Drexel University is a research-based university just a little smaller than Towson University, but is different from Towson in that it is located in the city of Philadelphia. Drexel is well kno wn for its medical school and engineering and information science programs. Something that makes Drexel unique is that, like Northeastern University in Boston, students basically go for five years because there is a co-op program integrated into its curriculum, which is a really great way to open doors for employment.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Touro College

Touro College is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher learning, located in Brooklyn, New York. It houses several large graduate-level medical and other professional schools, but its undergraduate population is also as large as Salisbury University. Admission is mildly competitive, with most students graduating with a B average and SAT scores just over 500. This school is an excellent example of a small college that is looking for students who crave an academic challenge, without necessarily being perfect.

Monday, September 15, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Washington Adventist University

Formerly known as Columbia Union College, Washington Adventist University is a private college, located outside Washington, DC. It is ranked by the US News and World Report, and its enrollment continues to grow. Offering the more popular majors with intimate class sizes, students get a truly supportive education without having to travel too far from home.

Friday, September 12, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: American University

AmericanUniversity is a competitive university in northwest Washington, DC. Admissions are more competitive than Towson, but not much more so than College Park. The campus itself is nestled in a residential section of the city, but feels simultaneously classic and contemporary. Many students make American their back-up to George Washington, and is comparable to a college like Boston University.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: University of Mary Washington

If you take Frostburg State University, and instead of being in a small town in the mountains of western Maryland, you put it in a small town along the James River, you get the University of Mary Washington. UMW offers a wealth of educational variety, a student body as large as 5000 students, and a reasonable post-secondary alternative to Frostburg, Shippensburg, York College, and Christopher Newport U.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than 67 academic programs. There are no bystanders here. Students prepare for leadership through experiential learning opportunities, an extensive career network, and countless co-curricular, service, and off-campus study activities. (Quanisha, Class of 2013)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#PHSfit College of the Day: Rowan University

In the heart of southern New Jersey, in a residential suburb of Philadelphia near Joe Flacco's home town, Rowan University is a public university known for education, liberal arts and engineering majors. With 11,000 students and an average high school GPA near 4.0, Rowan could easily be considered New Jersey's version of UVA or Villanova University.