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C OLLEGE C ONFERENCE School Guide Publications M A N U A L P HO T O C OU R T E S Y OF AM E R I C AN I N T E R N A T I O N AL C OL L E G E , S P R IN GF I E L D, M A FEATURING Springfield to Host National College Fair Representatives from more than 200 twoyear and fouryear colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Springfield National College Fair to be held on Sunday, March 4th and Monday, March 5th at the Eastern States Expos

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The Eastern States Exposition Center The Big E will be the site of the 2012 Springfield National College Fair, Sunday, March 4 from 100 to 400 p.m. and Monday, March 5 from 900 to 1130 a.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 pr

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UMass Boston Your Best Destination Situated at the waters edge on Boston Harbor, right next to the popular John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the Massachusetts State Archives and Museum, as well as the new Edward M. Kennedy Center for the United States Senate, UMass Boston is a busy and visibly worldly campus populated by nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from Massachusetts, New England, and around the world. These students from such diversity of backgrounds enjoy breathtak

Roger Williams UniversityWhat Will You Do Roger Williams 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 the 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 Create it. At

Anna Maria College Prepare for Excellence Anna Maria College AMC is a fouryear, private, coed, Catholic, institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, the College is located in the heart of New England on a 190acre campus in Paxton, Mass., minutes from the vibrant college town of Worcester. AMC provides quality academic programs that integrate a liberal arts education with career preparation. AMC is a closeknit commun

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Lasell College Experience Every Day Lasell College is a small, private, coeducational college located in Newton, Massachusetts, with over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students, representing 31 different states and 38 foreign countries. Lasell offers a unique blend of liberal arts and professional academic programs, immersing students in the educational concept of connected learning. Connected Learning permeates every program at Lasell College. Classroom walls become transparent, as real worl

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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 School Guides COLLEGE CONFERENCE MANUAL February 24, 2012 o 13

SCSU Helping to Build a KnowledgeBased Economy As Connecticut seeks to rebound from the economic downturn, Southern Connecticut State University is playing a key role in the recovery process, developing new programs that meet the needs of todays marketplace and anticipate the trends of tomorrow. Under the new leadership of President Mary A. Papazian, Southern prepares its students to work in more than 91 percent of the occupations requiring at least a bachelors degree for employment, as identifi

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. Spring Open House Sunday, April 29 Find out more

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

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

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

Manhattanville Involved in the World Located in Purchase, New York, Manhattanville Colleges mission is to educate students to be ethical and sociallyresponsible leaders in a global community. It is consistently rated among the best and most diverse colleges in the nation. Students come to Man hattanvilles beautiful 100acre campus from 30 states and 60 countries. The student body, 1,700 strong, is comprised of a mixture of races, religions and economic backgrounds. With that diversity comes healt

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

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

Endicott A Spectacular Campus and So Much More Located at the oceans scenic edge, just 20 miles north of Boston, Endicott College is a vibrant part of Massachusetts historic North Shore. This stunning waterfront campus has been hailed as one of the most spectacular in the United States. The treestudded, 235acre campus boasts private beaches, rolling lawns and tranquil ponds. Architectural styles on campus range from modern residence halls and study centers to apartments, townhouses, and Victoria

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

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

What Will UBecome We Have a Few Suggestions. With more than 125 innovative programs, the University of Bridgeport makes it easier for you to become the person you want to be. If youre interested in engineering, UB o ers the largest program in Connecticut. Our Health Science Division is the leader in integrated health science education. For your creative side, UBs fashion merchandising program and the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design programs in graphic, industrial and interior design provide st

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

Elms College Transform Yourself You can do anything learn anything achieve anything. The possibilities are infinite. But youll need to be at a college full of possibilities to help you achieve your goals. Youll find just that at Elms College in western Massachusetts, where nearly 1,400 students come together as a community of learners. A challenging curriculum, a caring and responsive faculty and staff, an average class size of 15 students, a safe and beautiful campus, and a thriving inclusive

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,

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.

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. lists Stony Brook among the top 22 public colleg

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

Holyoke Community College Start Smart Close to Home Wondering where you can find a universitycaliber education, comprehensive support services, career internships, athletics, clubs, activities and outstanding preparation for transfer right in the Pioneer Valley Holyoke Community College HCC, thats where As the oldest community college in Massachusetts founded in 1946, HCC has had plenty of time to get it right. With more than 100 degree and certificate options in everything from accounting and b

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Top students choose Stony Brook TopEarning Graduates 22 among public colleges 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

Paying for College with MEFA As the expert in Massa chusetts on education financing, MEFA is here to assist you on your journey of exploring and financing college. Getting familiar and comfortable with this big next step in your life is important, and many families like yours have turned to MEFA for guidance and support over the last thirty years. As you prepare for success after high school, do your homework and youll be on your way. It might be tempting to put off financial aid as a topic to w

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

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

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

Massachusetts Financial Aid For information on Commonwealth of Massachusetts financial aid programs, including grants, scholarships, tuition waivers, and nointerest loans contact the college financial aid office or Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway, Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151 6173916070 Email Please note The following programs are either currently unfunded or not accepting applications Educational Rewards Grant STEM Scholar Inte

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UBuild Your Future at University of Bridgeport The University of Bridgeport UB is built on the idea that academic excellence, careeroriented programs, and a pioneering spirit of innovation best serve the needs of todays student. More than 400 faculty members Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars, and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars support the idea. The University is committe

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Come to AIC. Find Your Path to Success For 125 years, American International College has helped students find their individual paths to success. We believe its our job to give you the tools to create your own success, and to help you along the way. Our personalized approach makes the difference. Our campus is a close, friendly community that is home to some big dreams and even bigger ideas. Its a place to make lifelong friendships and learn from our attentive professors, who are always there to

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