Penn has a proud tradition of intellectual rigor and boundary-breaking innovation that dates back to our founder, Benjamin Franklin. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn’s eminent, award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to follow their passions, pursue inquiry and discovery, and address the most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach.
The University of Pennsylvania will be hosting an interactive discussion on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM in the Miami Marriott Dadeland. For more information visit www.admissions.upenn.edu
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Their goals include: welcome students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to create an inclusive community that is welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually rigorous; to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service; to prepare students with attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership thereby enabling them to be productive members of a global society; and to be an institution that excels by its accomplishments in our home community, St. Louis, as well as in the nation and the world.
Some of their rankings include:
#1 in social work
U.S. News & World Report, 2013
#2 best college dorms
The Princeton Review, 2014
#5 best undergraduate business schools
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014
#8 top 50 schools for entrepreneurs
The Princeton Review, 2013
#6 in comprehensive medical schools
U.S. News & World Report, 2015
#7 best value private colleges
The Princeton Review, 2012
#9 best architecture schools
Architectural Record, 2011
#11 in graduation and retention
U.S. News & World Report, 2013-2014
#14 in overall undergraduate programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2013-2014
#21 highest freshman retention rate
U.S. Department of Education, 2014
Admissions deadlines are November, 15, 2015 (Early Decision) and January 15, 2016 (Regular Decision). For more information visit www.admisions.wustl.edu.
Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.
• Unweighted GPA average: 3.5
• SAT average (CR&M): 1140
• ACT average: 25
• Early Action I: November 15
• Early Action II: December 15
• Preferred Deadline: February 1
• Regular Decision: March 1
• Complete FAFSA by March 1
For more information visit admissions.shu.edu/.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte education. Through programs that are responsive to the needs of the region and beyond, UNC Charlotte students gain the intellectual and professional skills that will prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based environment.
With accreditation from the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, UNC Charlotte offers 7 colleges:
College of Arts + Architecture
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Belk College of Business
College of Computing & Informatics
College of Education
William States Lee College of Engineering
College of Health & Human Services
They have 80 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 64 programs leading to Master’s degrees and 21 programs leading to Doctoral degrees.
For more information visit admissions.uncc.edu/
Duke’s mission is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to intellectual growth but also the transformation of adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities. We strive to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.
All first-year Duke undergraduates live together on historic East Campus, a residential arrangement that fosters a close-knit community. You may arrive not knowing anyone, but you will quickly meet classmates and start building friendships that will grow throughout your time at Duke and beyond.
Duke will be hosting an interactive presentation on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Miami Courtyard by Marriott Coconut Grove and Monday, October 26, 2-15 at 7:00 PM in the Boca Raton Renaissance. For more information visit http://admissions.duke.
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. They are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, and exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Their community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
For more information visit https://www.georgetown.edu/.
An education for life. One of the world’s greatest academic institutions and a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has been educating leaders since 1769. Their undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by academic excellence, personal attention from top faculty, opportunities to participate in research, and a close-knit community.
Widely recognized for the extraordinary quality of its undergraduate teaching, Dartmouth offers a liberal arts education for the 21st century: education in and beyond the classroom plus the preparation to go out and change the world.
For more information visit http://dartmouth.edu/.
Students at Grinnell come from nearly every state and more than 60 countries. You will be challenged here, in the best of ways. Professors will expect thorough research, thoughtful analysis, and creative thinking. You’ll be responsible for co-creating your curriculum with your adviser, and you’ll find your voice in a self-governing residential community. You will graduate well-prepared for a career and graduate school. Grinnell alumni are international leaders in science, music, public service, law, medicine, business, engineering, and more.
Our beautiful 120-acre campus is alive with student clubs, intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams, music, theater, and art, and hosts more than 500 free, on-campus events every year — ranging from guest lecturers, to concerts, plays, symposia, and all-campus social events.
A Grinnell education is all about making a difference in the world. Approximately 60 percent of Grinnell’s students will spend time studying in another part of the world. Take this opportunity to explore Grinnell College … you won’t be disappointed.
For more information visit https://www.grinnell.edu/.
The mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world.
Students come to Stetson to become business and social leaders, artists, innovators, guides and catalysts. Today, the university prepares students for existing and new challenges with broad knowledge and the unflagging fortitude necessary to serve future generations with compassion, significance and respect. They come to Stetson to gather the courage to declare, “I will build a better world.”
For more information visit http://www.stetson.edu/home/.
FIDM- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
FIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries.
It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our students’ names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals.
We don’t just prepare our students for a job; we prepare them for a career.
FIDM is an internationally recognized force in the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment Industries. Whether creating strong industry partnerships with companies who mentor students inside and outside the classroom or cultivating relationships with top brands, our goal is to create incredible career opportunities for our students and graduates.
For more information visit http://fidm.edu/.
Johnson and Wales University
Top 10 Reasons to Choose JWU
10. DIVE INTO YOUR MAJOR
Take classes in your major starting in your first year. Explore our degree programs in arts & sciences, business, criminal justice, culinary arts, education, health sciences, hospitality + technology.
09. AFFORDABLE EDUCATION
Our goal: To keep your education affordable. 93% of JWU students receive financial aid.
08. ONE-ON-ONE ADVISING
Meet your mentors: They’re more than faculty — they’re career advisors + industry experts who will help you chart your professional path.
From day one, work with your JWU academic advisor to identify what you want to study, create a roadmap and make your goals happen.
07. CHOOSE YOUR JWU
Four campuses. Four great cities. Our campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver + Charlotte offer a range of student clubs, athletics + fun things to do.
06. YOU′RE MORE THAN A NUMBER.
Where your professors know your name — and your professional goals. Connect with your instructors in our small classes — and gain a career mentor.
05. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Build your career at JWU — through networking, targeted career fairs and our exclusive job database with 5,600+ job postings. Between our 4 campuses, we offer:
- 300+ career events
- 1,800+ interviews on campus
- 1,100+ employer visits
Build your career from day 1: Work with your career advisor to strengthen your interview skills, hone your résumé — and take advantage of our career services.
04. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
90,000 alumni from more than 150 countries have chosen JWU — are you ready to join them? At JWU, there are no borders. Learn to think globally and build the skills to excel in the international workforce.
43 Study Abroad programs. Students from 90+ countries. Internships in 33 countries.
4,000 internships each year. Internships are a core part of JWU’s academic program — every year, our students gain hands-on work experience at 1,900+ sites all over the world. JWU has relationships with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. So you get the work experience you need before you graduate.
You’re focused on your career. So are we.
JWU’s curriculum integrates arts & sciences with active, industry-focused, experiential education. So you can develop the analytical, communication + critical thinking skills essential for career success, while applying current trends + industry knowledge in our learning labs.
01. FACULTY WITH INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE.
Our professors are:
- industry insiders
For more information visit https://www1.jwu.edu/.
Auburn University was established in 1856 and remains one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2014 semester enrollment was 25,912. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 12 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
As a university that has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for more than 20 consecutive years, and is ranked the 36th public university in the nation in the 2011 edition of U.S. News and World Report, Auburn prides itself in putting the students first. We invite you to explore our website to find out why we at the university “believe in Auburn and love it.”
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For more information visit http://www.auburn.edu/.
Whether you’re a prospective graduate or undergraduate student, Carnegie Mellon is rich with opportunities.
Through our seven schools and colleges, we offer focused disciplines in the fine arts, business, liberal arts, technology and the sciences, with the opportunity to work across disciplines throughout your college career.
Home to more than 275 student organizations, the Carnegie Mellon experience goes far beyond the classroom. And if you don’t find exactly what you want, Carnegie Mellon encourages you to create your own path.
Carnegie Mellon is the university that spans the arts to technology, creating innovation with impact. Music, engineering, analysis, languages, chemistry and robotics weave in and out of the lives of our students, creating a foundation of knowledge that will reveal itself in exciting and unexpected ways. We hope you enjoy your visit and decide to join the ranks of Carnegie Mellon students that have gone on to change the world.
For more information visit http://admission.enrollment.
Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students’ intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.
Smith is the largest women’s college in the United States. Our 1,000 courses and 50 areas of study provide significant intellectual challenges for our 2,600 students (hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 72 other countries). For every 9 students, there is a Smith professor, guiding and encouraging her as she negotiates our demanding but flexible curriculum. The campus boasts facilities and equipment that are among the best available to undergraduate students. And, our unique residential houses give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to live among a small group of diverse and interesting women.
For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/
The mission of Trinity College of Florida is to equip men and women for Christian service to the church and all humanity through effective Biblical, Professional and General Education leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees.
The goals for achieving this mission are:
1. Spiritual - to orient, motivate, and lead students to Christian maturity and spiritual depth;
2. Academic - to provide an understanding of the Bible as the basis for Christian life and thought within the context of the College statement of faith and to introduce students to the Western intellectual tradition;
3. Intellectual - to develop in students the ability for critical analysis and to motivate in them a desire for continuing intellectual pursuits;
4. Professional - to produce graduates competent for Christian service to humanity in the areas of their individual choices.
Trinity College of Florida believes that the Bible should be at the heart and core of all training and is the standard for evaluating all claims to knowledge. The Bible, as the inspired Word of God, is instrumental in thoroughly equipping God’s servants for ministry. This philosophy is reflected in the wide range of Bible and theology courses offered. The College believes that the Bible is the only framework within which a consistent, effective, and productive worldview, lifestyle, and life of service to God and humanity can be maintained.