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.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.