Highlights of college/universities from across the Nation. A way to spread our horizons & expand our opportunities. No limits, no boundaries. (A new college/university will be highlighted each Monday.)

Alma College

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Marian University

Developing Leaders – Marian University (Indianapolis)


  • 15:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Ranked #1 in Indianapolis and Top 10 in Indiana by Money magazine for “Best Education for Your Money.”
  • Marian University provides scholarships and grants to 98% of full-time enrolled freshmen
  • 100% placement rate for post-graduate employment or graduate programs for students in School of Mathematics & Sciences, School of Education & Exercise Science, and accounting majors.
  • Top 5 Majors: Nursing, Business Management, Biology, Elementary Education, Marketing

Florida Gulf Coast University

In less than 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory from which life-improving discoveries emanate. And our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.Colleges

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • Lutgert College of Business
  • The UA Whitaker College of Engineering

2016 Summary

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  • Teaching is our primary mission, with 80% of classes taught by full-time faculty
  • FGCU ranks among the top Florida universities for alumni employed or continuing their education one year after graduation
  • Tuition has remained stable for three years with no plans for an increase this coming year
  • The average GPA of our student-athletes is 3.33
  • The average high school GPA of entering freshmen is 3.78, with an SAT score of 1583 and an ACT score of 23.9
  • The beauty of our modern, state-of-the-art facilities can only be matched by that of the lush campus, half of which is in its natural state

Dunk City Impact:


  • Total number of students enrolled: 14,846
  • 47% are from Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties), and 92% are from Florida
  • 7% are from other states, 1.5% international
  • Average SAT score for new students is 1583
  • Average grade point average (GPA) for freshman is 3.78
  • 4,748 students reside in on-campus housing (including West Lake Village)


  • FGCU Athletics belongs to NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference
  • First #15 seed ever to advance to NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Sweet 16

Current Competing:

  • Men’s teams: Baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, tennis
  • Women’s teams: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving (competing in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association), tennis, volleyball


  • 800 acres
  • 400 acres are restored and preserved wetlands and uplands
  • 15-acre solar field
  • 39 residential buildings with 4,748 beds

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 20 Fraternities and sororities
  • 26 Sports clubs
  • 180 Student organizations

Service to Community

  • 191,813 student service-learning hours accrued in the community between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014
  • 2 million student service learning hours accrued in the community since FGCU’s opening in 1997

Faculty and Staff

  • Total number of faculty is 512
  • Total number of staff is 741

Miami University

Miami University (of Oxford) – https://www.miamioh.edu/

The 2017 U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami University the top public university in the nation in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.” Nationally, Miami follows only Princeton (a private university) in this rankings list. For the past eight years, Miami has ranked in the top five on this short, elite list of universities.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 continues to recognize Miami University for “gaining national recognition as an excellent state university that has the true look and feel of a private.” Highlights of Miami’s 2017 entry include its high-caliber student body, beautiful campus, and professors’ knowledge and dedication to helping students develop educationally and personally.

Miami ranks 1st among public doctoral institutions nationwide. The latest figures show 49.1% of Miami students study abroad before they graduate. (2016)

The median length of time to achieve a degree at Miami is 3.7 years, the shortest time among Ohio public universities. This contributes to lower costs overall.

The University of Tampa

This is the place. – University of Tampa – http://www.ut.edu/

Facts and Figures, 2016-2017

  • 8,310 students enrolled for Fall 2016
  • 20 consecutive years of record enrollment
  • Approximately 50% of students from Florida
  • Students from 50 states and 140 countries
  • About 1,400 international students
  • 62% of full-time students live in campus housing
  • Approximately 2,000 degrees conferred annually

Annual Costs

Full-time Undergraduate:

Tuition and Fees: $27,740

Room and Board: $10,196

TOTAL: $37,936

Graduate Programs: $588/credit hour

Continuing Studies: $409/credit hour

Executive MBA Program: $46,302/two-year program total

MFA in Creative Writing: $7,917/semester plus residence fee

Financial Aid

  • 92% of students receive aid
  • $60 million in institutional aid
  • $160 million total aid (includes grants, loans and campus employment)


  • About 200 academic programs of study
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • College of Social Science, Mathematics and Education
  • Sykes College of Business (AACSB accredited)
  • Graduate Studies: 13 master’s programs and nine concentrations —three MBA programs (seven concentrations), M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Entrepreneurship, M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Marketing, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.S. in Nursing (two concentrations), M.S. in Exercise Science and Nutrition, and MFA in Creative Writing
  • Average SAT: 1,118 (2015 SAT scale)
  • Average GPA: 3.4 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale)
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors*
  1. International Business
  2. Biology/Environmental Science
  3. Finance
  4. Marketing
  5. Criminology and Criminal Justice
  6. Nursing
  7. Management
  8. Psychology
  9. Sport Management
  10. Allied Health
  11. Marine Science
  12. Accounting
  13. Advertising and Public Relations
  14. Communication
  15. Education
  16. Entrepreneurship
  17. Art
  18. Human Performance
  19. Economics
  20. Government and World Affairs
  21. Film and Media Arts
  22. Chemistry and Biochemistry
  23. English/Writing
  24. Musical Theatre, Theatre and Dance
  25. Management Information Systems and Forensic Science (tied)

*Fall 2015

Learning Communities
  • Numerous worldwide study abroad options
  • Learning by Doing: an undergraduate research and internship program
  • Academic Success Center (including Advising, Academic Excellence programs, Student Transition and Persistence, Student Disability Services and Academic Exploration)
  • Honors Program (courses taught by master professors)
  • First Year Seminar program
  • Saunders Writing Center
  • More than 40 different kinds of experiential learning
  • 1,000 internship opportunities
  • Honors, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Communities
  • 135 leadership programs offered
  • 407 programs/events sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center
  • 1:17 faculty-to-student ratio
  • Average class size: 21

Financial Facts

  • Annual revenue: $265 million and Assets: $600 million
  • 1,500 full-time, part-time and vendor-contracted employees
  • 1,400 students employed on campus
  • Fundraising: $21 million (2015-2016)
  • Annual economic impact: $1 billion
  • Approximately $530 million in new construction since 1998

Campus Facts

  • 110 landscaped acres with 60 buildings, including 11 residence halls
  • Excellent athletic and fitness facilities
  • 38 safety personnel provide 24/7 campus coverage

New Facilities

  • Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Health Science and Human Performance Building
  • Martinez Athletics Center
  • Kennedy/Boulevard Academic Building
  • General Peter J. Schoomaker ROTC and Athletics Building
  • Sykes College of Business Building
  • Vaughn Center (includes Student Center, Reeves Theater, Conference/Seminar Center and Barnes & Noble University Bookstore)
  • Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values
  • Dickey Health and Wellness Center
  • Cass Science Annex
  • Eight new residence halls
  • R.K. Bailey Art Studios
  • Poe Parkway Campus Grand Entryway
  • Two parking garages for 2,900 cars
  • MacKechnie Academic Building
  • Marine Science Center
  • Riverside Academic and Administrative Center
  • Cass Science and Communication Buildings
  • Athletic facilities for soccer, softball, baseball and swimming
  • Rebuilding of McKay and Smiley Halls
  • Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
  • Thompson Facilities Complex and Chiller Plant
  • East Walker and North Walker Academic Buildings
  • Maureen Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building

Campus Additions Underway

  • Plant Hall renovations
  • Residence Hall – Palm Phase II

Campus Life

  • Almost 10,000 student organizations, residence halls, University and community events
  • 229 student organizations, clubs and teams
  • 26 sororities and fraternities
  • 27 different food venue choices in five campus locations
  • Eight campus publications
  • Scarfone/Hartley Gallery (art)
  • Falk and Reeves Theaters
  • Student-run, on-campus television and radio stations and newspaper
  • Intramural sports, sport clubs and student recreation programs
  • 38 categories of intramural sports and tournaments, 50 group fitness classes weekly, personal training services and free bike rentals
  • Recreational activities include canoeing, camping, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking, paintball, paddle boarding, tubing and hiking excursions
  • More than 300,000 student and employee service hours provided annually to more than 300 community organizations
  • Domestic and international Alternative Break Program
  • Army, Air Force and Naval ROTC units
  • 20 student-led health and wellness initiatives
  • Numerous diversity programs, including Diversity Advisory Group, Diversity Fellowship, Spartan Sustained Dialogue and UT Pride

Spartan Athletics

  • UT Spartan teams have won 15 NCAA II National Championships — seven in baseball (1992, 1993, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2015), three in men’s soccer (1981, 1994, 2001), two in golf (1987, 1988), two in women’s volleyball (2006, 2014) and one in women’s soccer (2007)
  • Since 2000, Spartan teams have won 59 Sunshine State Conference titles
NCAA Division II Teams
  • Baseball (men)
  • Basketball (men and women)
  • Cheerleading (men and women)*
  • Crew (women)
  • Cross country (men and women)
  • Golf (men and women)
  • Lacrosse (men and women)
  • Softball (women)
  • Soccer (men and women)
  • Swimming (men and women)
  • Tennis (women)
  • Track (men and women)
  • Volleyball (women)
  • Junior Varsity Lacrosse (men), Baseball (men) and Crew Novice (women)
Club Sports
  • Bodybuilding (men and women)
  • Crew (men)^
  • Equestrian (co-ed)^
  • Field hockey (co-ed)^
  • Fishing (co-ed)
  • Flag football (men)^
  • Ice hockey (men)^
  • Indoor soccer (men and women)
  • Indoor rock climbing (men, women and co-ed)^
  • Outdoor basketball
  • Paintball (co-ed)^
  • Roller hockey (men)^
  • Tennis (men, women, co-ed)^

*Non-NCAA,  ^Competes nationally


  • All campus buildings are wired and connected via fiber optic cable, and campus features approximately 725 wireless zones
  • There are 50 computer labs on campus
  • 800 community leaders are involved at UT on various boards and advisory groups
  • 90% of full-time faculty have doctorates or the highest degree in their field
  • 95% of all students who apply to graduate school are admitted
  • 91% reported success in achieving their post-graduate goals
  • UT is in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges”
  • UT is ranked by Princeton Review as a “Best College”
  • UT’s Sykes College of Business is listed in Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Business Schools”

Full Sail University

Full Sail University


Explore Degrees in Entertainment, Media, Arts, and Technology:









Full Sail University offers campus and online degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, Full Sail’s approach is centered on real-world industry experience and creative problem solving.

From chart-topping hits, to influential films and games, to innovations in technology and art, Full Sail University graduates have made their mark across many industries for more than 35 years.


Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Get ready for the world.

At Syracuse University, you can collaborate with some of the world’s finest scholars and most nurturing faculty. The breadth of our academic and research offerings, our undeniable spirit, and a deep focus on our students create a place where students dream bigger and work toward better. At Syracuse, students find more than an education—they find their way to the world.

New programs:

  • Sport Analytics – the first undergraduate program of its kind – provides students with an understanding of math, statistics, research methodology, sport economics, database management, finance, and computer programming integral to sport analytics. This program is housed in Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
  • B.S. degree in Studio Arts – the B.S. degree option in Studio Arts through the College of Visual and Performing Arts is a great option for students who want to have a strong foundation in studio arts and combine with other academic subjects.
  • Arts in Context – also housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, this B.S. degree program is designed for students who wish to explore the context of art in relation to art making. A great option for students who are interested in career paths such as curatorship for galleries and museums, arts administration, and commissioning and the critic.
  • Dual enrollment between the Whitman School of Management and the College of Arts and Sciences – students can combine any major in business with a major in chemistry, biology, biotechnology or earth science. This option will equip students with the essential skills necessary to become an effective business leader and scientist and will include internships in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biopharmaceutical/biotech industries.
  • 3+3 business/law joint degree – the Whitman School of Management and College of Law have created a 3+3 program for Whitman School candidates with top credentials and an interest in pursuing both an undergraduate business degree and J.D. degree.

Fall 2016 New Student Profile

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High Point University

High Point University


Being extraordinary is a choice. It is about connecting scholarly knowledge with practical intelligence. It’s about leading, serving and living a life in balance.
This is the HPU Experience…


* Students in all academic disciplines are given the opportunity to partner with professors and engage in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors as early as their freshman year.


High Point University fields 16 Division I teams and competes in the Big South Conference. Over the past four years, the department has experienced unprecedented growth, capturing a combined 13 conference championships while setting new standards of excellence each season.

of HPU students come from out of state

hours of community service each year


of classes taught by faculty

current HPU students represent 48 states & 37 countries

percent of HPU students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Kettering University

Kettering University

Kettering University was ranked among the top engineering programs in the country in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition.


You want to do stuff. You want to make a difference. Kettering University is your school! As the national leader in co-op and experiential STEM education, Kettering provides an intellectually rigorous academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business with applied professional experiences.

We Are Kettering Built

Possibilities are limitless. Problem solvers. Emerging leaders. Creative innovators. Confidence boosters. VIDEO

Experiential Education

Cooperative education, also known as co-op or experiential education, is taken to a higher level at Kettering University. Students alternate between academic terms of classes taught by respected faculty and academic terms of full-time professional employment at highly regarded corporate partners.

Make A Better World Through Engineering

Angad Mehrotra ’16 had two goals when he chose to attend Kettering University. First, he wanted to create unique opportunities for himself that would also expand the scope of Kettering’s collective co-op reach. Secondly, Mehrotra wanted to dedicate himself to using his engineering education to make Kettering and the greater Flint community a better place.

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Sky's the limit

Co-op = Sky’s the limit

Kettering University student carves a career in the aerospace industry

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Experience It All

Kettering University’s integrated cooperative education program recognizes that there is as much to learn in a workplace as in a lecture hall.Everything earns academic credit. Every aspect of a student’s experiences – successes and failures, class experience, and on-the-job training – is an educational opportunity.

In Theory & Practice

All aspects of learning are investigated and integrated to create an ongoing and encompassing educational journey. Each semester, whether engaged within a classroom (guided by professors, advisers, and fellow students) or in an employer setting (aided by co-op managers and employer mentors), students follow a cyclic process to gain the valuable experience needed to graduate and earn employment in their desired field.

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Major In Experience

Kettering University requires some form of experiential education as part of every degree program. Cooperative education can begin as early as freshman year. Student schedules typically alternate between academic terms of classes and labs and full-time employment at a partner organization. Often, the student is employed with the same organization throughout the program. Experiential education and learning program goals

  • Develop a strong and positive correlation between a student’s academic program at the school and the educational experience with the employer
  • Provide educational experiences that orient and integrate the student into a productive professional role at the employer organization
  • Develop positive work-related habits and characteristics in a student

Topping It Off

The Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) represents a Kettering University student’s tangible proof of growth, knowledge, understanding, and mastery of applicable, real-world skills necessary for success. The CUE is the ultimate example of integrated experiential education and learning, combining faculty-led guidance, class and lab work, hands-on working experience, and a focused study topic.

Norwic University

Norwic University

Expect Challenge, Achieve Distinction. At Norwich this isn’t just a tagline; it is the reality. A Norwich education offers excellent academics and more; our students take part in one of the nation’s premier leadership laboratories.


Students choose from 30 programs that challenge the mind and sharpen real-world skills. They enjoy small class sizes with a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; internships where theory becomes practice; and a 98% job-placement rate within eight months of graduation.


Norwich students challenge themselves with nearly 900 leadership opportunities in both the Corps of Cadets and civilian lifestyle. As a Senior Military College and the birthplace of ROTC, our students are part of a long-standing tradition of citizen-soldiers who serve their nation in the military and civilian world.

Are you ready to achieve distinction through a Norwich education?

One University. Two Lifestyles.

From one of two beginnings – cadet or civilian – the Norwich journey leads to a future that will challenge and inspire your students. Whether they choose to join the Corps of Cadets or pursue a civilian lifestyle, they will benefit from attending a university that reflects the world we live in. Cadets and civilians come together in the classroom, in clubs, on the athletic field, and in the dorms. Both lifestyles contribute to, and everyone benefits from the diversity of experiences, interests, and beliefs.

Who Comes to Norwich?

Norwich University boasts a diverse student population.  A few facts:

Where our students come from

  • Annually, 51 to 55 percent of students come from states outside of New England.
  • The top 10 states that send students to Norwich (in order from 1 to 10): Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maine, California and Texas (tie), Pennsylvania and Florida.
  • Twenty different countries are represented among the student body.

Two distinct leadership paths

  • Sixty percent of the student body is in the Corps of Cadets.
  • Fifty-eight percent of our cadets commission into the armed services each year.
  • Commuter students make up 17 percent of the student population.

Incoming student data

  • On average, Norwich receives about 3,500 applications each year. We have a 56 percent acceptance rate.
  • For an incoming student, the average grade point average is 3.2.
  • For an incoming student, the average SAT score (critical reading/math combined) is about 1,100. The average ACT composite score is 24.


  • Norwich plays at the NCAA Division III level
  • Eighty-seven percent of incoming students are former high-school athletes.
  • Eighty-five percent of Norwich’s varsity athletic teams go on to postseason play.

The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans

At a Glance

Did You Know?

  • UNO has graduated more than 70,000 alumni – more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
  • UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries.
  • Located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter, UNO occupies a 195-acre campus in one of the finest residential areas of the city.
  • The University has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity), one of fewer than 100 public universities that holds this prestigious designator.
  • Over $41 million dollars in financial aid and scholarships are awarded annually to UNO students. Financial assistance is awarded to nearly 77% of our students.
  • For six straight years, UNO has appeared on U.S. News & World Report’s least debt list (schools whose graduates have the least amount of debt) among national universities.
  • UNO faculty represent a talented group of individuals with exceptional academic and professional credentials. Over 80% of full-time instructional faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • UNO students, faculty and alumni perform on more stages at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on an annual basis than representatives from any other college or university.
  • In 2015, UNO marked the 40th year of its study-abroad collaboration with the University of Innsbruck in Austria. During that time more than 10,000 students have participated in the program.
  • We are ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world and the top 200 in the United States, according to the Center for World University Rankings.
  • UNO alumni have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all Louisiana universities, according to a 2016 Payscale.com report.
  • Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of New Orleans has earned the University recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction, a national guide that highlights exceptional learning opportunities at top schools. UNO is the only public institution in Louisiana to be named a College of Distinction.

Academic Highlights

Current Rankings

The University of New Orleans Retains Carnegie Status

The University has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity), one of fewer than 100 public universities that holds this prestigious designator.
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UNO Ranked Among World’s Top Universities

For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings, which publishes the largest academic ranking of universities from around the globe.
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UNO Named One of Nation’s Best Colleges by Princeton Review

The University of New Orleans is one of the nation’s top institutions of higher education, according to the 2017edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.”
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UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Least Debt’ List for the Sixth Year in a Row

U.S. News & World Report named UNO to its list of universities that place the least financial burden on students. UNO ranked #1 in Louisiana and in the top 20 nationally.
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University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

UNO alumni have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all Louisiana universities, according to a 2016 Payscale.com report.
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Kent State

Kent State University

Undeniably one Family. Undeniably Kent State.


  • 4th – School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is ranked 4th in the U.S. overall and 22nd in the world for design.
  • TOP IN THE NATION – Ranked among the top in the nation for research on stress disorders and trauma psychology
  • 200+ – Education-Abroad Programs in More than 60 Countries
  • NATION’S BEST – Kent State Voted Best College Dining Experience
  • GREAT COLLEGE TO WORK FOR – Only Ohio University named Chronicle of Higher Ed “Great Colleges to Work For”
  • Top 10 – M.A. in translation program among top 10 in U.S.
  • 2x Average – Nearly 10 percent of all Kent Campus students are international, almost 2 times the national average
  • #1 – Home to the No. 1 flight program in Ohio and nationally recognized
  • 15 + – Pulitzer Prize Winners and Counting
  • 282+ – Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • BIRTHPLACE OF LCD – Home to the innovative and groundbreaking Liquid Crystal Institute, founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, Ph. D.
  • ACADEMIC URBANISM – College of Architecture and Environmental Design building bridges town and gown

Facts & Figures