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C OLLEGE C ONFERENCE M A N U A L School Guide Publications PHOTO COURTESY OF CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO FEATURING Chicago National College Fair DATE TIME Monday, October 10, 2011 1100 a.m. 300 p.m. LOCATION McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Chicago to Host National College Fair Representatives from more than 400 twoyear and fouryear colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Chicago National College Fair which will be held on Mon

Among Americas Best AMERICAS BEST COLLEGES 2011 Forbes Magazine Growing the Future TM Leading the World TM One of the 25 Best Universities for African Americans, Hispanics Women Black EOE Journal Magazine, Hispanic Network Magazine and Professional Woman Magazine EXPERIENCE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 2 o School Guides COLLEGE CONFERENCE MANUAL September 30, 2011

An Invitation to Students and Parents McCormick Place will be the site of the 2011 Chicago National College Fair on Monday, October 10 from 1100 a.m. to 300 p.m. The Fair is free to high school students, parents and anyone else interested in higher education. Students can meet oneonone with representatives from colleges and universities from around the world at their booths to discuss entrance requirements, campus life, application deadlines and majors. We are very proud to have a National Colle

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Concordia U. Chicago Inspiring Faith, Learning and Leadership Learning that enriches, faith that uplifts and leadership that takes you places. It all comes together at Concordia University Chicago CUC, a comprehensive liberal artsbased Christian university in beautiful, suburban River Forest, just 10 miles from downtown Chicago with easy public transportation access. At CUC, 100 percent of undergraduate students receive financial assistance through generous aid and merit scholarships. With activ

Benedictine University Diversity. Community. Individuality. Benedictine University believes that by bringing together students from a variety of backgrounds to live, work and play, it can better prepare them for an increasingly global community. It does this while never losing sight of each one as an individual. At Benedictine University, students learn from experts in their fields. They can choose from among respected business, science, liberal arts, education and health services programs. They

One of the nations best college investments. If youre looking for strong preparation for a great career or admission to graduate or professional school, consider a university positioned to deliver resumebuilding internships and coops, handson research experiences, characterbuilding overseas study, and an alumni network with influence around the world. An incredible college experience leads to great outcomes. Nearly half a million Buckeyes worldwide can speak to the power of an Ohio State degree

Manhattan College The Promise of Opportunity For over 150 years, one constant has guided Manhattan College the Lasallian Catholic heritage upon which it was founded. At the forefront of outstanding, comprehensive colleges, its location in the Riverdale section of New York City provides a distinctive experience that goes beyond the classroom. Manhattan has educated generations of leaders in five programs in the arts, business, education, engineering, the sciences and over 40 major fields of study

Because faith and freedom matter. Grove City Colleges deep, abiding love of faith and freedom creates one of the most unique educational experiences available in America today. Academic excellence. Authentic Christian community. Amazing affordability. Plus a nearly 90 graduate placement rate within six months. Discover what it means to learn where youre truly free to believe, to dream, to think, to discuss, to excel and to achieve excellence in all youre called to be. 724 458.2100 www.gcc.

Get Inspired at Hofstra University Whatever your dream, Hofstra University can help you get there. Hofstra is a dynamic private institution where students find their strengths and discover their futures. With extensive academic offerings, an outstanding faculty, and stateoftheart facilities and technology, Hof stras resources rival those of any major university in the nation. And with an average undergraduate class size of just 21 and a studenttofaculty ratio of 14to1, Hofstra students benefit f

Ohio State University A Smart Investment A college education is among the biggest expenses that a family will incur. Given the economic realities of our current times, many families are particularly focused on college costs for good reason. The college selection process represents a major investment decision and choosing a college therefore means, among other things, looking for the best possible return on that investment. Recently, SmartMoney magazine, a publication of the Wall Street Journal,

AMDA Offers BFA Degrees in the Performing Arts and More American Idiot, The Addams Family, Born Yesterday, Hairspray, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, Ragtime, Rock of Ages, Shrek the Musical, Hair, In the Heights, South Pacific, Spiderman Turn off the Dark, War Horse, Wicked, West Side Story and Jersey Boys are the Broadway shows in which AMDA grads are currently performing. Modern Family, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Castle, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Boardwalk Empire, The Glades,

Iona College The Perfect Fit Iona College, founded in 1940, is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Students select Iona, located in suburban New Rochelle, New York, for its mediumsized beautiful campus, small studentfaculty ratio 131, and its diverse offering of programs. Iona offers more than 40 bachelors degree programs, including fiveyear bachelors masters degree progra

Northland College Liberal Arts with an Environmental Focus Northland College is a very high quality, integrated liberal arts and sciences college with a unique environmental mission where graduates receive practical, careeroriented skills that prepare them well for graduate study and the world of work. At Northland, the environment and sustainability are considered the most important issues of our time and that if these are not addressed successfully, few other global and societal problems will

THE PROMISE OF... OPPORTUNITY VIBRANT CAMPUS COMMUNITY LASALLIAN CATHOLIC VALUES ACCESS TO NYC INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS FIVE SCHOOLS OF STUDY, MORE THAN 40 MAJORS TO FIND OUT MORE OR SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR, VISIT WWW.MANHATTAN.EDU OR CALL 1800MC2XCEL MANHATTAN COLLEGE located in the Riverdale section of New York City delivers on the Promise of a New York Citybased college education that develops truly spectacular hearts and minds. Discover a distinctive college experience informed by Lasallian C

Top Students Choose Stony Brook University U.S. News World Report has again named Stony Brook University among the 100 best national universities and 50 best public universities. The Wall Street Journal ranked the University eighth in the nation among public institutions for placing students in elite graduate schools in medicine, law, and business. And Stony Brook is one of only 61 members of the elite Association of American Universities, along with Princeton, Harvard, and MIT. Imagine the Pos

WE DONT JUST GIVE YOU AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR. WE GIVE YOU AN ENTOURAGE. THATS THE DEAN METHOD. The Dean Method is unlike any other, with a unique emphasis on creating a customized support network of faculty, peers, tutors, mentors and parents. At Dean College, just outside of Boston, we believe preparing for whats next in life requires more than just lectures and a syllabus. It takes an interconnected group of people committed to a students success. Whether you are working toward a baccalaureate d

Quinnipiac University Three Settings, One University Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut is a comfortablysized school with a very large reputation for excellence. In letters, surveys and Emails, alumni say that Quinnipiac has made them into better people and they are better prepared to compete in this jobcrazy economy. They formed lasting friendships with their professors, and the small classes average class size 22 and a 161 studentfaculty ratio gave them both a meaningful education an

The Financial Aid Process When it comes to financial aid, the first question most students and parents ask is Where do I begin The best place to begin your search is the high school guidance office. In addition to college directories, like Barrons, Fiske, and School Guide, many guidance offices also use computerized college search programs that provide comprehensive information about colleges nationwide, including financial aid programs, the number of students who receive financial aid, the aver

CampusBased Financial Aid Certain campusbased programs use federallyallocated funds to provide students at their school with lowcost loans, grants, or workstudy opportunities. Others award scholarships and grants using the schools own funds, including endowments and private contributions. Federal Perkins Loan Program The Federal Perkins Loan Program offers longterm, lowinterest loans to students who can demonstrate financial need. The maximum that can be borrowed under this program is 5,500 per

Easing the Cost of a College Education Individuals and families who pay college tuition, fees, and other related expenses may be eligible for a tax break on their federal income tax. This section describes various programs and tax benefits that may make higher education more affordable for many families. This information is meant as a guide only. For more detailed information on all the tax benefits outlined below, consult your tax professional or refer to IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for H

Illinois Financial Aid ILLINOIS For information on the programs outlined below and all types of financial aid available to students in Illinois, including scholarships, grants, work study, loans, and loan forgiveness programs, contact Illinois Student Assistance Commission ISAC 1755 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 800899ISAC 4722 8479488550 Email isac.collegezone NOTE Students are encouraged to file as early as possible as funding is limited for many prog

at Hofstra, I designed my future Emily Miethner 10 B.A., Fine Arts The future is looking bright for Emily, a fine arts major whose talents flourished under the guidance of her professors and fellow students. Her creativity and networking skills helped her land three prestigious design and event internships in New York City. Its more than just a degree. Its a superior education, a full college experience, access to stateoftheart resources and facilities, and a network of peers and mentors. At H

Selecting a College Students often have preconceived notions about the college or university they want to attend. Maybe its the college that a parent or friend attended perhaps its a schools athletic team or locale. These are strong influences and need not be ignored. On the other hand, early impressions might make a student believe incorrectly that a college is perfect for himher. Understanding that there is no perfect college will make the application process more exciting. The student who nar

Celebrate heritage. Learn from the past. Pioneer the future. Lead the parade. N Op ov e em n H be o u r6 s , 2 e 01 1 Matter. To speak to an admissions counselor or schedule a campus visit call 800 231IONA. Dedicated to academic excellence in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Follow us facebook.comICAdmissions twitter.comICAdmissions School Guides COLLEGE CONFERENCE MANUAL September 30, 2011 o 27

Choosing the Right College There are currently more than 4,000 colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning in the United States. Each has its own personality and strengths. Almost every student, regardless of academic record or family resources, has a large number and variety of appropriate schools to choose from. During the search process you should look for the schools that can fulfill your needs. The first step is to ask yourself, What do I want from a college Listed below are

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Top students choose Stony Brook Top Earning Graduates 22 among public colleges Top 25 Best Values in Public Colleges Kiplinger Top 100 among all American Universities U.S.News World Report Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by the London Times Higher Education World University Rankings More than 150 majors, minors, and combineddegree programs, from business management to health science and from music to mathematics Sustain

Morgan State Is Growing the Future Welcome to Morgan State University MSU, an institution rich in academic excellence, achievement and leadership, and one of the great centers of higher learning in the United States. One of only four public, Carnegieclassified Doctoral Research Institutions in the State of Maryland, Morgan offers a dedicated, worldclass faculty an ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse student body and nearly 90 academic programs leading to bachelors, masters and d

Big Changes Happening at Dean College Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, has built its reputation on providing exceptional academic preparation within an environment of strong support and recognition of individual learning styles. That commitment to student development has created a welcome challenge for the small, New England college Students dont want to leave. I came to Dean intending to complete my associate degree and transfer to a fouryear school, says Kelly OLeary, a sophomore commu

Roger Williams UniversityWhat Will You Do Roger Williams University RWU is a mediumsized university with huge opportunities and they are all open to you. With 42 majors to choose from, along with minors galore, your course of study can be almost anything you want it to be. And RWUs small classes 19 student average and low student to faculty ratio 121 allow for personalized attention and, ultimately, a personalized educational experience. Are you interested in a class that you dont see offered C

Saint Marys College Women Who Transform the World Shes chief nurse in an intensive care unit in a major city or a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique an opera singer in Germany or an organic chemistry doctoral student at a Big Ten university a committed social worker or an accountant with a Fortune 500 firm. She may be a lawyer, artist or teacher. Shes a Saint Marys College graduate, a woman making a difference in our world. A Dynamic Community Saint Marys College is a community of over 1,500 wo

529 Plans Attractive Way to Save for College Over the years the U.S. Congress has given taxpayers a variety of taxadvantaged ways to save and pay for higher education. One particularly effective program is the qualified tuition plan, commonly referred to as a 529 plan. Since Congress added the 529 plan to the law in 1996, most states have established at least one 529 plan. What Is a 529 Plan A 529 plan is a taxadvantaged investment savings account for saving for higher education expenses run by

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Discover Concordia University Chicago Inspiring faith, learning Inspiring faith, learning and leadership r g , rning Concordia inspires leadership because it involves everyone. The professors here inspire leadership for life by giving you the con dence to literally be whatever you want to be. They push you to do more than you ever thought you could. Denzel Randle, business major Choose from more than 70 undergraduate from more undergraduate programs programs at CUC including including Accounti

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