Name & distance from nearest airport: 45 minutes to Logan Airport in Boston,
MA and 45 minutes to TF Green Airport in Providence, RI
Average accepted GPA & test scores: 3.2 GPA, 1050 SAT (CR/M), 24 ACT.
Acceptance rate: 67%
Application deadlines: Early Decision = November 15; Early Action = November 15
Regular Decision = February 15th (several programs wait list in early Winter).
FREE to apply, no essay!
Merit scholarships/Need-based financial aid: both offered. Merit ranges from
$9,000 - $20,000 based on SATs/GPA.
Most popular, new or unique majors: Game Design/Programming, Pre-Vet,
Vet-Tech, Nursing, Global Citizenship, Equine Studies, Computer Science
Student Life: NCAA Division III athletics, no Greek Life, over 30 clubs and
organizations, consortium of 12 other colleges
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $53,622
What is unique or makes your school stand out? Becker College is one of the oldest colleges in the United States - founded in 1784. A STEM college, Becker has two
distinctive campuses and a 50-acre equestrian center. Ranked as one of the “best”
colleges in the country five years in a row by The Princeton Review: nationally and
internationally recognized Computer Game Design programs (#5 in the world),
recognized as one of the “best” in the country seven years in a row by The Princeton
California Admission Representative
Assistant Director of Admissions
Undergraduate student enrollment: 6,300
College location: urban in large city
Name & distance from nearest major airport: Nashville International Airport. About 6-8 miles from campus.
Average accepted GPA, SAT and ACT test scores: 3.6 unweighted, 26 ACT and 1210 SAT (English + Math sub-scores only)
Acceptance rate: 80%
Application deadlines: Rolling admissions beginning 9/1.
Merit scholarships/Need-based aid: Application for admission to university is application for most merit scholarship awards. December 1 is priority application deadline for scholarship consideration. FAFSA is required for need-based aid.
Most popular, new or unique majors: Popular: music business, nursing (direct entry), commercial music. New: Public Health, Publishing, Sport Administration, Worship Leadership. Unique: Social Entrepreneurship, Music Business (BBA)
Student Life: NCAA Division I sports (although no football or swimming). Greek life, although only 15-20 % of students are involved. 160 clubs and organizations. Intramural sports, student bands are popular.
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $50,920
What is unique or makes your school stand out? Belmont is a private, coeducational Christian university that combines the best of both a liberal arts and sciences orientation with a pre-professional focus. We wish to challenge students to engage and transform the world. We are also located in Nashville, Tennessee – what more is there to say?
California Admission Representative:
Associate Director of Admissions
Boise State University
Undergraduate student enrollment: 19,122
College location: Urban, City w/small town feel.
Distance from nearest major airport: Boise Airport, 3.4 miles
Average accepted GPA & test scores: cumulative 3.45 GPA, 23 ACT, 1030 SAT
Oceanographic Science, Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, History, and Sociology.
Unique areas of study include 9 interdisciplinary majors, the Teacher Scholars Program,
Artic Studies, and dual degree programs in Engineering and Legal Studies.
Student Life: Division III athletics (NESCAC league); no Greek Life; over 100 student
organizations including Bowdoin’s Outing Club (largest), Debate Team, Curling Team,
Masque and Gown, Robocup, and much more.
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $65,590
What is unique or makes your school stand out? Bowdoin is a residential,
undergraduate liberal arts college. It is located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of 22,000, on
the Maine coast just 2.5 hours north of Boston. Study at Bowdoin leads to a Bachelor of
Arts degree in one of over 42 departmental and interdisciplinary majors within an
academic program that is second to none. Bowdoin offers an education and a residential
experience focused on instilling principled leadership, lifelong learning, and service to the common good. Our students are high-powered intellectually, but may be the most
collaborative group of really smart people you will find on a college campus. Learning
continues outside the classroom through Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center, McKeen Center for the Common Good, and over 100 student organizations. With funded opportunities for research, travel, study abroad, and service, Bowdoin students have high aspirations and
lead balanced lives while enjoying college in the present tense. Bowdoin enrolls
approximately 1,800 students from across the country and around the world. We have
representation from over 25 countries and more than 65% of our students reside outside
of New England. A third of our students have identified, as students of color and 15% are
the first in their family to attend college. With need-blind admissions and a no-loan
financial aid program, Bowdoin can make an exceptional education accessible to students
from all financial circumstances.
California Admission Representative
Director of Admissions
Undergraduate student enrollment: 4,500
College Location: Located in the second largest metropolitan area in Illinois, Peoria is an All-America city offering students opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning. Bradley is a three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Name & distance from nearest airport: Peoria International Airport (PIA)- 15 minutes; O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW)- 2.5 hours (buses leave campus 5x daily to ORD.)
Average accepted GPA and test scores: Middle 50%: GPA 3.3-3.8, SAT 1050–1280 (CR/M) and ACT 23-28.
Acceptance rate: 64%
Application deadlines: Rolling admission with priority deadline is December 1. FREE to apply.
Merit scholarship/Need-based financial aid: California students are eligible for the Out-of-State Scholarship ($4,000 per year.) Merit awards range from $7,000 - $13,000 per year. 85% of students receive financial assistance or merit aid. Need-based aid FAFSA required.
Most popular, new or unique majors: We offer more than 185 programs in five colleges (Business, Communication and Fine Arts, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.) Majors include Nursing (direct entry), Physical Therapy, Mechanical Engineering, Interactive Media, Game Design, the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication, Animation & Visual Effects, Accounting, Psychology, Social Media Marketing, Music Business, and Dietetics.
Student Life: We are a residential campus with 240 student organizations, including Greek Life, the 41-time national champion Speech Team, and intramural sports. We are home to fifteen Division I Athletic teams. Our musical ensembles and theatre productions are open to all students. We offer a Hollywood Semester and a wide array of study abroad opportunities.
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $45,630
What is unique or makes your school standout? Bradley is a prestigious, private university that prepares students for immediate and substantial career success. Students have the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention of a smaller university. Students from California choose Bradley for the total college experience—dynamic student life, engaging professors, and successful career outcomes.
California Admission Representative
Assistant Director of Admission
Undergraduate student enrollment: 4,211
College location: Suburban, park-like campus; 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis
Name & distance from nearest airport: Indianapolis International Airport; Less than 20 miles from campus
Average accepted GPA and test scores: 3.7 (weighted GPA), 1290 (New SAT), 27 (ACT)
Acceptance rate: 70%
Application deadlines: November 1st (Early Action); February 1st (Regular Decision). FREE to apply.
Merit Scholarships/Need-based financial aid: Apply for admission by November 1st for full scholarship consideration. All students will be automatically reviewed for scholarships upon applying. The Academic Scholarship ($10,000-$20,000 per year) is the main award most students will receive. Other awards range from $1,000-full tuition. Butler requires the FAFSA for further need-based aid consideration.
Most popular majors: Pharmacy (Direct Admit), Physician Assistant, Dance, Business, Journalism and Engineering are among our most notable programs.
Student Life: Butler has 19 Division I athletic programs that compete in the Big East Conference. Most notably, our men’s basketball team is among the very best in the country, having made it to back-to-back Final Fours in 2010 and 2011. Our campus offers a strong Greek Life, with 9 sororities and 5 fraternities represented. Roughly 35% of students will participate in Greek Life. Butler has over 150 student organizations, and 94% of our students will be involved in at least one. We offer about 30 intramural and club level sports. Our strong culture of service-learning is demonstrated through the annual Bulldogs Into the Streets (BITS) day of service, where thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteer throughout Indianapolis, bettering the community with thousands of dollars’ worth of labor/services.
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: 54,740.
What is unique or makes your school standout? Part of what makes Butler University special is its combination of small school advantages in the classroom (Avg. classroom size = 21), with a big school spirit and campus experience. Additionally, Butler’s commitment to providing hands-on learning opportunities (listed among the nation’s best universities for internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad) provides students with experience that prepares them for life after Butler (95% placement rate over the last 3 years).
California Admission Representative:
Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate student enrollment: 3,869
College location: Suburban
Name & distance from nearest airport: Grand Rapids International Airport, 6 miles from campus.
Average accepted GPA and test scores: 3.7 GPA, 1180 SAT, 26 ACT
Acceptance rate: 74%
Application deadlines: November 1st (Early Action); February 1st (Regular Decision)
Merit Scholarships/Need-based financial aid: Automatically considered for academic merit scholarships $8,000-$18,000. Institutional grants through Calvin Supplemental Financial Aid Form. Average student financial aid package was $23,000 last year.
Most popular majors: Bio/Premed, Biochemistry, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Nursing, 5year BA/MA Speech-Pathology/Audiology, and Social Work.
Student Life: NCAA DIII, 21 Varsity Athletics, over 75 student organizations and clubs, 40+ study abroad programs every year
Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $45,070
What is unique or makes your school standout? Established in 1876, Calvin College continues to be a leader among Christian liberal arts colleges in the US and recently ranked #1 for 2017 Midwest Regional colleges by US News. With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, students will engage in multiple subject areas in addition to fulfilling their program course requirements. All programs and majors are set up for students to graduate in four years.