Friday, January 30, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: La Salle University

Located in the quiet Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, La Salle University is a small liberal arts college that has a hands-on approach to learning. Its most popular majors are nursing, communication, education, and psychology. The average class size is 20 students, and all classes are taught by professors, rather than what you will find at larger universities. The average SAT is just under 500 on each test.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Kent State University

Having worked past its tumult of the 1970s, Kent State University maintains a reputation strong for student pride and achievement. Kent is six hours west of Baltimore, just south of Cleveland. Kent State offers over 100 majors, and in many ways, it is similar to Towson University, with its suburban and medium sized campus and student body.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Fairleigh Dickinson University

A little smaller than Morgan State University, on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan, you'll find Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition to having campuses in Vancouver and Great Britain, the Metropolitan campus offers dozens of majors, and of course many opportunities for internships and real world experience. Most of the admitted students scored just over 500 on each of their SATs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: University of the District of Columbia

At an hour away in the nation’s capital, the University of the District of Columbia was founded in 1851.  With majors in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Education, Mortuary Science, Social Work, and many more, this university offers a diverse learning experience. Home of the Firebirds, this school offers Division II teams for everyone.  UDC offers on-campus housing, or assistance with finding your own apartment. UDC offers a law school to those who wish to continue their education. (Malina, Class of 2013)

Friday, January 23, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Messiah College

In a suburb of Pennsylvania's state capital lies Messiah College, a Christian liberal arts college about the same size as Coppin, but with different surroundings. Messiah College's Christian philosophy pervades its academic programming and campus culture, so this college will appeal to those students who really value that side of their identity.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Lincoln University

Located only 90 minutes away in Chester County Pennsylvania, Lincoln University is known as a premier historically black college. Famous alumni include Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall, and offers undergraduate majors in all of the popular fields of study. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Fashion Institute of Technology

The FIT campus is a tightly knit community in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. It’s one of the most vibrant areas of the city, with cafes, art galleries, boutiques, theaters, museums and restaurants right outside our doors or a short walk away. You can feel the energy in the air. (Antwan, Class of 2013)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Mount St. Mary's University

Despite its reputation as a popular Catholic university, and its recent appearance at the NCAA mens' basketball tournament, Mount St Mary's University, or nicknamed The Mount, has quite a diverse selection of academic majors to study, and a fierce alumni network that can give you the support you need for getting your career started. The Mount is located only an hour north of Baltimore, in Emmittsburg, Maryland.

Friday, January 16, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: NYC College of Technology

In the heart of Brooklyn, the New York City College of Technology offers programs in health, business, information, and artistic technology. City Tech has one of the more liberal admissions criteria among the CUNY system, with an average ACT score of 17 and an average high school GPA close to 2.5.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Lynchburg College

In order to be recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, institutions must have a strong reputation for treating students as individuals and for teaching them, rather than leading groups of ID numbers through large lecture halls. Lynchburg College is one of those Colleges that Change Lives.  Most students with an ACT of about 23 and a B average have a good chance at attending Lynchburg College at its picturesque campus about five hours away in southern Virginia.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Ursinus College

Ursinus College, located in the distant Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, is a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore. Ursinus is recognized as a College that Changes Lives, meaning that they evaluate admissions criteria, and educate their students, in a holistic way that encourages student achievement, rather than a factory-line approach to processing tens of thousands of student ID numbers. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Davis College

Davis College is a Christian Bible college located near Binghamton, NY, which is five hours exactly north of Baltimore. Most students at Davis are there to prepare for lives working with and for Christian ministry, and the college prides itself on providing a challenging and stimulating experience for both mind and spirit.

Monday, January 12, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: University of Baltimore

Long known for its law school and upper-division college, the University of Baltimore has offered the full four years of bachelors degrees in the Mount Royal section of the city. UB has a strong selection of business-, crime-, and technically minded majors, close to home, and for in-state tuition.

Friday, January 9, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Norfolk State University

Situated right near the bridge tunnel where the Chesapeake Bay opens up into the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk State University is an HBCU known to be among the best higher education values in Virginia. Norfolk State requires a minimum 2.3 GPA and either a 17 on the ACT or combined 800 on SAT critical reading and math. You can see campus tours and other informational videos at

Thursday, January 8, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Bloomsburg University

Going up the Susquehanna River past Harrisburg, you will see Bloomsburg University, home to notable undergraduate programs in American Sign Language, Criminal Justice, and Nursing. A typical Bloomsburg student's high school performance was in the top 25% of their class, and each SAT score is about 530.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: Villanova University

For students who seek the distinction of a competitive university like Johns Hopkins, but prefer to go away to college and live in a quiet suburban area, Villanova University offers the chance to graduate with a remarkable degree. Most students who are admitted to Villanova earn an ACT in the 30's, and 5 out of six Villanova students graduate from high school in the top 10% of their high school class.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: William Paterson University

Four hours away in northern New Jersey, is William Paterson University, a public university the same size as UMBC. Its location in a large suburb and its reputation for research and education also make it similar to UMBC. The average SAT of admitted students is just over 500, and half of their students graduated in the top third of their high school class.

Monday, January 5, 2015

#PHSfit College of the Day: McDaniel College

McDaniel College, located in Westminster, is not very far away geographically, but by the time you've traveled the Westminster Pike into the Carroll County farmlands, you step into another time and place. McDaniel College is listed as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, known for giving its students the support and encouragement they need to develop into highly functioning adults, rather than treating them like nameless faces in the crowd.