One of the nation's most distinctive campus of future leaders, the United States Military Academy, or West Point, is located about 45 minutes north of New York City. Just like the Naval Academy, West Point requires a recommendation from a congressman or senator, in addition to strong grades and physical fitness. While the Naval Academy prepares the future officers of the Navy and Marine Corps, West Point is the training ground for the Army's future leaders.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Now that it has two seamless and digitally connected campuses, Stevenson University offers increasingly diverse opportunities to study with students who are not only local, but who come from numerous parts of the MidAtlantic region. Stevenson is a popular choice for students whose GPA is in the 2.7-3.3 range.
Friday, March 27, 2015
About 45 minutes south of Richmond lies Virginia State University, an HBCU founded about twenty years after the civil war. Currently, Virginia State is about the size of UMBC, with just as much variety of academic focus.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
On the Long Island borough of New York City, Farmingdale State College is part of the state university system of New York. Farmingdale is a quiet and safe residential area, and the college is relatively competitive with an average ACT of 20 and GPA of 3.3, it is similar to UMBC or Salisbury University.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Located in the outer banks of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University. The minimum GPA is 2.3, and the minimum combined SAT is 800. Students can focus on any of 37 academic majors, and offers a beautiful location to attend an HBCU.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Shenandoah University was one of just two universities specifically cited for excellent Athletic Training programs. Shenandoah University is proud to announce that the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business has earned its maintenance of accreditation from the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (Mikea, Class of 2013)
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ithaca College is about the same size as Morgan State, in a town in New York about as big as Westminster. It is a private comprehensive college, with an average SAT score of admitted students near 1700. Seniors who go to Ithaca also usually consider colleges like the University of Richmond, Villanova University, and the University of Scranton.
Friday, March 20, 2015
At Virginia Beach about five hours south from here, lies Regent University, known for its Christian affiliation. Regent University is a diverse campus with many cultural opportunities. It is worth noting that Regent, like many religiously affiliated colleges, offer many majors that are not related to religion - like Business, computer graphics, psychology, math, and communications. The religiously affiliated colleges simply offer students a chance to explore their intellectual potential with peers who share their faith structure.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Not quite as popular by its formal name of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute andState University, Virginia Tech is a national leader in higher education. In addition to its traditionally strong athletic programs, Virginia Tech maintains very high academic standards for its prospective freshman. Its campus in Blacksburg is about five hours south of here.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Just 90 minutes away, in a suburb of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Millersville University offers a high quality education for students interested in majors like education, STEM-related fields, business, and the arts. It is about the same size as Salisbury University, with about the same level of admission competitiveness. World Language is not a requirement, though it is recommended, for admission to Millersville. The average GPA for admitted students is about 3.2, and the average ACT score is about 22.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Brooklyn College, one of the City Universities of New York, offers a diverse and large student body with whom you can study. Requiring SAT scores comparable to that of Towson, Brooklyn College gives you the chance to be in the largest city in the world, studying among similar students who graduated in the top third of their class.
Monday, March 16, 2015
In Annapolis lies a small, liberal arts college that is very unique in several ways. First, St. Johns College is one of the smallest post-secondary institutions in Maryland. Second, St. Johns College is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives because of its open-minded nature, pushing students to expand their minds primarily, without focusing on specific career-training skills. Third, its Reading List is the means that it uses to challenge students to think critically about the world around them - and these critical thinking skills are what are so highly valued by employers, with the assumption that skills can be learned, but a good thinker is of the utmost priority.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Just across the West Virginia border, 90 minutes west of here, you'll find Shepherd University. Shepherd University is just a little smaller than Bowie State, and located right on the edge of the beautiful Potomac River. It is a state-run, liberal arts university. For admissions, Shepherd has set a minimum 2.0 GPA and either an ACT score of 19 or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 910.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A small, Christian liberal arts college in southern Virginia, Bluefield College offers 22 majors, and the opportunity to get to know everyone on campus, since there ar fewer than 1000 students. Located six hours away, Bluefield College gives students the chance to be a healthy distance from home without having to pay an arm and a leg for the flight home when there was an emergency.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Located just south of Philadelphia in Chester County, Widener University is a private liberal arts college that is growing rapidly, including a school of law. Widener is known for its community service engagement, involving its students in experiential learning. Widener University's student population is just a little smaller than Coppin, and most students finished high school above a 3.0 and earned over a 20 on the ACT.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
At Elmira College, students are more than a number. Small class sizes with individual attention in and out of the classroom create a learning environment in which students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our distinctive academic calendar and first-year experience offer students the chance to learn and grow on campus and abroad in ways uncommon at other institutions. (Cierra, Class of 2013)
Monday, March 9, 2015
St.Mary's College of Maryland is unique in that it is the only public Maryland university that is known for providing a holistic, liberal arts, honors-level education, for the cost of in-state tuition. Nestled quietly along the Chesapeake shores of Southern Maryland, St. Mary's is an excellent place to study among your dedicated peers.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Located in central West Virginia, West Virginia State University is an HBCU that offers a traditional selection of undergraduate majors with reasonable admissions criteria at a reasonable cost of attendance.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a quiet state school west of Pittsburgh where students focus on their intended areas of occupation. Admission is comparable to Frostburg State, and IUP is especially notable for its secondary education and criminal justice majors.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
In the western Pennsylvania town of Latrobe, St. Vincent College has a serene and spacious campus with a small student population and a mission rooted in the Catholic faith. Admissions are centered around students who have about a 3.0 GPA and ACT score near 22.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Notre Dame of Maryland University is a women’s college. It was the first private women’s catholic school. The Gators are a Division lll school. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a very small school. They pride themselves in the academic honor system. (Arrion, Class of 2013)
Monday, March 2, 2015
Home to the 2012 NCAA mens' lacrosse national championship, Loyola University gives an extremely well-rounded college experience to students who graduate in the top 20% of their class and have strong test scores. Loyola's education is founded upon Jesuit traditions, and has a diverse student population, including students from many parts of the country.