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)