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.