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C OLLEGE C ONFERENCE School Guide Publications www.schoolguides.com M A N U A L PHOTO COURTESY OF SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY FEATURING Pittsburgh to Host National College Fair Representatives from more than 250 twoyear and fouryear colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Pittsburgh National College Fair which will be held on Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 9th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Officers and enlisted personne

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The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, will be the site of the 2012 Pittsburgh National College Fair to be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 900 am to 1200 pm and 600 to 900 pm. The Fair continues on Thursday, February 9 from 900 am to 1200 pm. Cochairs of this years Fair are Cory Zahradnik of Washington and Jefferson College and Todd Pilipovich of Youngstown State Univesity. The Fair is not only for students to attend, but also their parents and friends, Mr. Zahradnik says. The Fair gives st

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College Graduates See Increase in Salary Offers The average starting salary to the college Class of 2011 rose 4.8 percent, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers NACE. The Summer issue of NACEs Salary Survey report shows the overall average is 51,018, up from 48,661 last year at this time. Another positive sign Among the disciplines that saw their average offer change, more than 82 percent saw their average offer gain ground. Overall, the average salary

Mount Aloysius College Accessible, Accommodating, Affordable Over 150 years young, Mount Aloysius College MAC was founded in 1853, but its learning environment is laser new. Mount Aloysius is a comprehensive, liberal arts and sciencebased college offering bachelors, masters and select associate degrees. MAC is committed to helping students get jobready, technologyready and communityready. Accessible Most MAC students live within three hours of the College. Located in Cresson, Pa., Mount Aloysius

West Chester University Excellence in Action One of the top schools in the MidAtlantic states, according to The Princeton Review, West Chester University of Penn sylvania WCU enrolls 14,000 students on its 400acre suburban Philadelphia campus. It is the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia region and the second largest of the 14 institutions that comprise Penn syl vanias State System of Higher Education. Established in 1871 as a teacher education institution, West Chester University now

Ohio University Where Promise Lives Ohio University OHIO, the states first university, strives to provide the nations best studentcentered learning experience. The University enjoys a rich tradition of excellence dating back to 1804. For the past two centuries, OHIO has been a respected center for scholarship, research, and creative activity where students from all backgrounds can discover their promise. The main campus population of more than 20,000 includes students from nearly every state and

Husson University The Right Focus Husson is built on the belief that a powerful educational experience should be inclusive. It should include students who bring with them unique gifts, backgrounds and questions learning beyond the classroom and, most importantly, the desire to partner with you to help you meet your goals. Community Husson has a beautiful campus located in central Maine Bangor. This is the perfect place to experience all that Maine has to offer. From whitewater rafting to snowbo

Students Personalize Their Shippensburg Experience At Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students experiences are as individual as they are. There are more than 75 programs of study including recent additions that prepare students for careers in growing fields including nanofabrication, computer engineering, forensic science, geographic information systems, and supply chain management. Students find plenty of ways to put a personal spin on their education independent study, the Honors Prog

Alfred State College Offers Outstanding Opportunities Alfred State College ASC, a college of technology within the State University of New York SUNY system, offers outstanding educational opportunities with more than 70 dynamic majors and more than 74 courses available online. Students can enroll in one of 19 bachelor degree programs, or they can choose an associate degree program from 52 other options. But one trait that sets Alfred State apart from other colleges is its learningbydoing philoso

Bryant UniversityThe One Todays world demands a different type of education. Bryant is The One. The One university that inspires students to discover their passions, unlock their potential, and develop what they love into a lifetime of success. A Tradition of Innovation Bryants nearly 150year tradition of continuous innovation offers an education like no other. You will learn more than you ever imagined possible at The One university that is shattering the thinking that liberal arts and business

Experience the Excitement at Notre Dame College When you visit Notre Dame College, you quickly see why so many students have made it their higher education choice. Notre Dame students love the challenge of stimulating academics, the personalized attention of caring and dedicated faculty, small class sizes, intercollegiate athletics, and vibrant student life. Founded in 1922 by the Sisters of Notre Dame as an allwomens college, men were admitted as fulltime students for the first time in 2001. To

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.

Frostburg State U. Preparing Students to Live, Work and Lead From its location in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland, Frostburg State University FSU is becoming a leader in preparing students to live, work and lead in a global environment. FSU offers a learnercentered academic environment created by a low studentfaculty ratio and an emphasis on teaching and realworld experience. Classes are taught by faculty who are dedicated to teaching and committed to their students success. A divers

U.S. Marines. The Few. The Proud. No one simply joins the Marines the title must be earned. Marine Corps Recruit Training is where the separation begins the weak from the strong, the child from the adult, the civilian from the Marine. These 12 weeks will break away all the things that bind you to the excesses of the past. And in the end, you will become a confident member of the finest warriorforce in the world. Youll be a United States Marine. United in Honor, Courage and Commitment Semper Fide

Manhattan College Dreams Delivered Manhattan College alumni and students know that promises are fulfilled. The Promise of Lasallian Catholic Community Manhattan College is a Lasallian educational institution founded in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order established by Saint John Baptist De La Salle. In 1680, De La Salle left a life of considerable wealth to teach, serve and live among the poor and underprivileged in France. Later canonized and declared the patr

At Hofstra, youre at the center of everything. So you can learn more. Think more. Be more. More than 140 degree programs. Hundreds of clubs and activities. A wellconnected alumni network. And easy 30minute access to all the jobs, internships and entertainment New York City has to offer. All on a suburban Long Island campus so beautiful, its a registered arboretum. If youre ready to do more with your education, Hofstra University is ready for you. Visit us on the Web at hofstra.edubemore pridean

Saint Francis Univ. Maintains High U.S. News Rankings Saint Francis University has moved up five places in the U.S. News World Reports Best Colleges 2012 survey. The University now ranks 46th in the Tier I North Regional Universities category, up from 51 in the last survey. The North Regional Universities category contains 183, mostly Masters I, private institutions. U.S. News ranks schools in 16 areas, which are weighted, to develop an overall score. programming and continue to develop new pro

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 who 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 and sen

Niagara U. Offers Students a Variety of Financial Aid Options Responding to concerns about the rising cost of higher education, Niagara University continues to strengthen the breadth of financial aid packages that it offers to freshmen and transfer students. Specific increases to the scholarship program include freshman awards that range from 7,500 to 15,000 per year, and transfer awards that range from 7,500 to 11,000 annually. In addition, all awards are renewable for each year that the studen

Utica College Offers Students Many Options Excellent academic programs that prepare students for personal and professional success, outstanding faculty who are highly regarded in their field, and personal attention that helps each and every student reach his or her full potential these are the defining experiences at Utica College. Utica College UC offers 37 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate programs, including two professional doctoral programs. UC additionally offers a number of preprofess

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

Education Has a Global Perspective at URI By Liz Prager OBrien If you are college bound, you are part of a generation that has virtually redefined the concept of multitasking, elevating efficiency, socialization, and even education to levels never before imagined. Coming from a generation for which the portable CD player was a monumental revolution, I can hardly fathom listening to an iPod while studying, texting with friends, and instant messaging with classmates all at the same time. Many of

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 TopEarning Graduates 22 among public colleges Payscale.com Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges Kiplinger Listed among Top 1 of all Universities in the World London Times Higher Education World University Rankings More than 150 majors, minors, and combineddegree programs, including business management, civil engineering, health science, mathematics, and music Sustainability Studies program with eight majors and minors leading to gr

Discover Your Pride and Purpose at Hofstra University At Hofstra University, students learn and grow on a campus that offers engaging classes, exceptional facilities and resources, dedicated faculty, and a supportive network of peers and mentors. At Hofstra, students are inspired to discover their strengths and find their purpose through careerenhancing, lifeshaping experiences. The Best and Brightest Every day on Hofstras vibrant campus, dynamic students enrich, enlighten and challenge one anot

Army Reserve Offers Education Benefits to Thousands of Students This year the Army Reserve is offering impressive educational benefits to thousands of collegebound students, like you, as part of their overall college plans. As an Army Reserve Soldier, you could partake in a wide array of programs to support your educational goals and help pay for college. Plus, the Army Reserve provides the option to stay in college without interruption making sure you have the time and freedom to put all of yo

YearbyYear Preparation Checklist for Students PREHIGH SCHOOL Take challenging classes in English, mathematics, science, history, geography, the arts, and a foreign language. Develop strong study skills. Start thinking about which high school classes will best prepare you for college. If you have an opportunity to choose among high schools or among different programs within one high school, investigate the options and determine which ones will help you to further your academic and career inte

Top Students Choose Stony Brook University Times Higher Education World University Rankings places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of the worlds universities. U.S. News World Report has named Stony Brook Uni versity among the 100 best public national 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. Payscale.com lists Stony Brook among the top 22 public colleg

Castleton The Right Size, The Right Place With 2,000 students, Castleton State College in Vermont is just the right size large enough to provide many opportunities in and outside the classroom, yet small enough to be a caring community. Castleton offers more than 30 majors in career preparation and the liberal arts, so students are able to find programs that appeal to varied interests. Classes are small, an average of 17 students, and professors have the time and the inclination to get to know

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

Pennsylvania Financial Aid For information on loan programs, grants, scholarships, work study, and all special programs in Pennsylvania contact Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Pennsylvania State Grant Program P.O. Box 8141 Harrisburg, PA 171058141 8006927392 www.pheaa.org Note The New Economy Technology Scholarship NETS Program is not funded for the 20112012 academic year. Contact PHEAA for additional information. State Grants Eligibility state residents enrolled or planning to

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

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,

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SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY Julie, a marketing and management graduate from Pittsburgh, PA, was President of SIFE and a studentathlete on the Red Flash Womens Cross Country and Track teams. Julie led her SIFE team to a regional championship and participated in a brand case competition sponsored by Clorox, Inc. in Oakland, CA that resulted in her being offered employment as a brand manager trainee with this major consumer products firm. O PEN HOU SES MAJORHIGHLIGHTS MAJORHIGHLIGHTS Location Total

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