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Explore Solutions College Showcase

Saturday, October 22, 2016

1:30-4:00 pm

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego 92117


  1. Becker College

  2. Belmont University

  3. Boise State University

  4. Bowdoin College

  5. Bradley University

  6. Butler University

  7. Calvin College

  8. College of Charleston

  9. College of Wooster

  10. Colorado Mesa University

  11. Cornell University

  12. Denison University

  13. DePaul University

  14. Dickinson College

  15. Eckerd College

  16. Furman University

  17. Gonzaga University

  18. Goucher College

  19. Hawaii Pacific University

  20. Juniata College

  21. Lafayette College

  22. Lehigh University

  23. Louisiana State University

  24. Loyola Marymount University

  25. Macalester College

  26. Marist College

  27. Maryville University

  28. Monmouth University

  29. Muhlenberg University

  30. Northern Arizona University

  31. Ohio State University

  32. Ohio Wesleyan University

  33. Oregon State University

  34. Pacific University

  35. Point Loma Nazarene University









  36. Providence College

  37. Quinnipiac University

  38. Rhodes College

  39. Saint Louis University

  40. Seattle University

  41. St. Edwards University

  42. Stonehill College

  43. Syracuse University

  44. Trinity College

  45. Trinity University

  46. University of Alabama

  47. University of Arizona

  48. University of Arkansas

  49. University of Colorado, Boulder

  50. University of Delaware

  51. University of Georgia

  52. University of Iowa

  53. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  54. University of Missouri

  55. University of Nevada, Reno

  56. University of New Mexico

  57. University of Oregon

  58. University of Portland

  59. University of Redlands

  60. University of Richmond

  61. University of San Diego

  62. University of South Carolina

  63. University of Southern California

  64. University of Tennessee

  65. Ursinus College

  66. Vanderbilt University

  67. Wake Forest University

  68. Washington State University - cancelled

  69. Western Oregon University

  1. Becker College

  2. Private College

  3. Worcester, Massachusetts

  4. www.becker.edu



  • Undergraduate student enrollment: 2,150 students

  • College location: two campuses, one that is urban, the other small town

  • Name & distance from nearest airport: 45 minutes to Logan Airport in Boston,

  1. 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).

  1. FREE to apply, no essay!

  • Merit scholarships/Need-based financial aid: both offered. Merit ranges from

  1. $9,000 - $20,000 based on SATs/GPA.

  • Most popular, new or unique majors: Game Design/Programming, Pre-Vet,

  1. Vet-Tech, Nursing, Global Citizenship, Equine Studies, Computer Science

  • Student Life: NCAA Division III athletics, no Greek Life, over 30 clubs and

  1. 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

  1. distinctive campuses and a 50-acre equestrian center. Ranked as one of the “best”

  2. colleges in the country five years in a row by The Princeton Review: nationally and

  3. internationally recognized Computer Game Design programs (#5 in the world),

  4. recognized as one of the “best” in the country seven years in a row by The Princeton

  5. Review.



  6. California Admission Representative

  7. Joseph Spero

  8. Assistant Director of Admissions

  9. Joseph.spero@becker.edu

  10. 508-373-9403























  11. Belmont University

  12. Private university

  13. Nashville, Tennessee

  14. www.belmont.edu



  • 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? 



  1. California Admission Representative:

  2. Michael Waters

  3. Associate Director of Admissions

  4. michael.waters@belmont.edu

  5. 615-460-6655























  6. Boise State University

  7. Public University

  8. Boise, Idaho

  9. http://www.boisestate.edu/



  • 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

  1. (CR/M)

  • Acceptance rate: 79%

  • Application deadlines: Rolling

  • Merit scholarships/Need-based financial aid: Non-Resident Merit Scholarships

  1. $10,500-$14,000/yr (https://financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/non-resident-tuition-assistance-programs/) with a December 15 deadline. Scholarship deadlines –

  2. February 15. FAFSA. Limited need-based aid for out-of-state students.

  • Most popular, new or unique majors: Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing,

  1. Psychology, Computer Science. Names of colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of

  2. Health Sciences, College of Innovation and Design, School of Public Service, Honors

  3. College. New majors/programs: College of Innovation and Design & Gaming,

  4. Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology Degree (GIMM)

  1. activities: Greek Life, Floating the Boise River, Outdoors-Hiking/Skiing, Club/

  2. Intramural Sports

  • Total Cost of Attendance 2016-2017: $35,022

  • What is unique or makes your school stand out? California students call Boise

  1. “Idahome” for a reason. Everywhere you turn on campus, you can feel it. There’s an

  2. immeasurable level of enthusiasm at Boise State. Located in an urban area, Boise is

  3. in the center of it all, serving as the state’s hub of government, business, the arts,

  4. health care, industry and technology. Maybe it’s the mountains, or the river that cut

  5. right through town (and through campus). Maybe it’s the low crime rate or the

  6. affordable cost of living. Maybe it’s our thriving local arts community, or our

  7. burgeoning cluster of high-tech start-ups. Students get to write their own story and

  8. make their college experience their own. This is only a glimpse of what life is like at

  9. Bronco Nation!



  10. California Admission Representative

  11. Kat Everard

  12. Senior Regional Enrollment Counselor

  13. KathrynEverard@boisestate.edu

  14. 945-526-1154







  15. Bowdoin College

  16. Private College

  17. Brunswick, ME

  18. www.bowdoin.edu



  • Undergraduate student enrollment: 1,799

  • College location: Small town/suburban

  • Distance from nearest airport: Portland Jetport (PWM), 30 minutes

  • Average accepted GPA and test scores: 85% are in the top 10% of graduating class; SAT 2200 (CR 740, Math 730, Writing 730); ACT 33

  • Acceptance rate: 15%

  • Application deadlines: Early Decision 1 - Nov 15, Early Decision 2 - Jan 1, Regular - Jan 1.

  • Application Fee: No application fee for 1st generation students or those applying for

  1. financial aid.

  • Merit scholarships/Need-based financial aid: No merit aid. Need-based financial aid

  1. that meets full-demonstrated need with no loans. FAFSA, CSS PROFILE required.

  • Most popular, new or unique majors: top 10 most popular majors for the Class of 2016-

  1. Government and Legal Studies, Economics, Biology, Mathematics, English, Earth and

  2. Oceanographic Science, Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, History, and Sociology.

  3. Unique areas of study include 9 interdisciplinary majors, the Teacher Scholars Program,

  4. Artic Studies, and dual degree programs in Engineering and Legal Studies.

  • Student Life: Division III athletics (NESCAC league); no Greek Life; over 100 student

  1. organizations including Bowdoin’s Outing Club (largest), Debate Team, Curling Team,

  2. 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,

  1. undergraduate liberal arts college. It is located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of 22,000, on

  2. the Maine coast just 2.5 hours north of Boston. Study at Bowdoin leads to a Bachelor of

  3. Arts degree in one of over 42 departmental and interdisciplinary majors within an

  4. academic program that is second to none. Bowdoin offers an education and a residential

  5. 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

  6. collaborative group of really smart people you will find on a college campus. Learning

  7. 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

  8. lead balanced lives while enjoying college in the present tense. Bowdoin enrolls

  9. approximately 1,800 students from across the country and around the world. We have

  10. representation from over 25 countries and more than 65% of our students reside outside

  11. of New England. A third of our students have identified, as students of color and 15% are

  12. the first in their family to attend college. With need-blind admissions and a no-loan

  13. financial aid program, Bowdoin can make an exceptional education accessible to students

  14. from all financial circumstances.

  15. California Admission Representative

  16. Claudia Marroquin

  17. Director of Admissions

  18. cmarroqu@bowdoin.edu

  19. 207-725-3066

  20. Bradley University

  21. Private University

  22. Peoria, Illinois

  23. www.bradley.edu



  • 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.



  1. California Admission Representative

  2. Katie Childs

  3. Assistant Director of Admission

  4. kchilds@bradley.edu



  5. Butler University

  6. Private

  7. Indianapolis, IN

  8. www.butler.edu



  • 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).



  1. California Admission Representative:

  2. Tim See

  3. Admission Counselor

  4. tsee@butler.edu

  5. 317-940-9546

  6. Calvin College

  7. Private

  8. Grand Rapids, MI

  9. www.calvin.edu



  • 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.



  1. California Admission Representative:

  2. Becky Kim

  3. Senior Regional Admissions Counselor

  4. Becky@calvin.edu

  5. 616.647.7644

























  6. College of Charleston

  7. Public University

  8. Charleston, South Carolina

  9. www.cofc.edu


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