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Eastern Connecticut State University: A Liberal Education Practically Applied

Eastern Connecticut State University: A Liberal Education Practically Applied

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. Combining challenging academics with applied learning opportunities such as internships, paid co-ops and undergraduate research, Eastern is becoming a University of First Choice for Connecticut students as well as students from across the United States. Eastern’s distinctiveness is its public liberal arts mission. In addition to rigorous coursework, students who attend Eastern embrace involvement and service in and outside the classroom. Whether it is student teaching in local schools, interning at the state Capitol, or building houses for Habitat for Humanity, Eastern students gain valuable career and life skills in preparation for today’s changing and challenging world. Eastern focuses on undergraduate education on a residential campus; upwards of 60 percent of all students and 85 percent of freshmen live on campus. Supporting this residential community is a modern Student Center, which sponsors more than 2,500 student events annually and houses 100 student clubs, student government, a fitness center, performance stages, and other student-focused resources. All Eastern students take a broad-ranging core of liberal arts courses from the arts and sciences in preparation for focusing on one of 41 majors (from accounting to visual arts), as well as selecting from 59 minors. Small class sizes (average of 23 students); an attractive student/professor ratio (15:1); and the personal attention of full-time faculty provide students with an opportunity to get to know their professors and receive personal attention. Student interest in attending Eastern continues to grow. In fall 2018, total enrollment was 5,208. In addition to representing 160 of Connecticut’s 169 townships, Eastern students come from 33 states and 80 other countries. Students of color constitute 30 percent of the student body, up from 17 percent in 2009. In fall 2008, the University opened a 174,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Science Building, which is equipped with a confocal microscope, ground penetrating radar used in geological research, DNA sequencing technology and a state-of-the-art robotics lab. Eastern science students travel to exotic places such as French Polynesia and Costa Rica to conduct field experiments; receive NASA fellowships to conduct and report on their research into antibiotics; gain exposure presenting at regional and national conferences; and publish their findings in academic journals. In January 2016, Eastern opened a new 118,000-square-foot Fine Arts Instructional Center, which houses the Music, Theatre, and Art & Art History Departments as well as the University’s art gallery. Three different performance venues will offer performances and exhibits to the campus community, as well as local and regional audiences. In 2018 and 2019, the University completed major renovations on the Communication Building, upgrading the television studio and radio station; Goddard Hall, which features new psychology labs and a physical education performance lab; and Shafer Hall, which houses 90 upperclassmen in loft- and apartment-style suites. Successful Eastern alumni include nationally recognized ophthalmologists, TV producers, museum curators and research scientists. In July 2016, Marc Freeman ’93, whose work in neurobiology is used for potential treatments for spinal and nerve injury and neurodegenerative disease, became the director of the Vollum Institute, the biomedical research arm of the Oregon Health and Science University, where he leads more than 200 research scientists. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ’01 has published three books: “Purple Hibiscus” (2003), “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2006) and “Americanah” (2013), which was on the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013 list. Both “Half a Yellow Sun” and “Americanah” have been turned into Hollywood movies. Eastern has 18 varsity teams participating in Division III intercollegiate athletics. The Eastern softball team has won five national championships; the baseball team has won four national championships. Over the past 12 years, 40 teams have qualified for NCAA tournaments: seven in baseball; seven in women’s basketball; three each in women’s and men’s lacrosse; three in women’s soccer, three in men’s basketball; seven in softball; six in men’s soccer; and one in women’s volleyball. During that same period, 32 student-athletes have earned All-America honors, including seven Academic All-Americans. Eastern students have won three national Player of the Year honors in that time. In 2018–19, Eastern teams won six conference championships and 11 major individual conference awards. Softball player Morgan Bolduk ’21 was a Third-Team NCAA Division III All American. In 2019, the Warriors won the Little East Conference’s Commissioner’s Cup for the third year in a row for having the best athletic performance among the LEC’s nine schools. #HartfordCollegeFair #WestchesterCollegeConference #LongIslandSpringCollegeExpo #BostonCollegeFair #LongIslandCollegeFair #SpringfieldNationalCollegeFair #LongIslandFairFall2018 #DanburyCollegeFair #RhodeIslandCollegeFair #ProvidenceNationalCollegeFair

Merrimack – Opportunity in Every Direction

Merrimack – Opportunity in Every Direction

Merrimack College is a private Augustinian Catholic college located just north of Boston, Mass., and is home to 3,800 undergraduate students and 850 graduate students from 31 states and 35 countries. Merrimack offers over 100 academic programs in liberal arts, health sciences, business, science and engineering, and education and social policy. You’re the Reason for Everything We Do From the academics and residence halls to athletics and spirit-rousing traditions — it’s all about you. Merrimack is devoted to going the extra mile to help students (like you) find your footing, and achieve personal academic, and career success, as you make a difference in your community and out in the world. Personalized Your Merrimack experience is 100 percent personalized, and you’ll never go at it alone. You’ll be mentored by Merrimack’s distinguished faculty members who are experts in their field and are devoted to your success. They take a deep interest in your studies and will help you bring learning to life. Career-Focused Truth be told, an education is only as good as where it can take you. That’s why Merrimack’s in-demand academic programs are strategically designed to help you build the skills and knowledge that today’s employers want. Within nine months of graduation, the Class of 2018 has a 96 percent career outcomes rate, with 86 percent of them completing at least one internship or co-op. Success-Driven Let’s face it: Anyone can achieve success once. Sustaining it takes hard work and the right mix of people and resources. At Merrimack, they think they’ve got the secret sauce. From your first day at Merrimack until graduation day, Merrimack’s wraparound academic and career support services will set you up for achievable, repeatable, measurable success. A Community that Feels Like Home Merrimack’s caring, tight-knit campus community will help make your college years some of the best of your life. And with 60+ student and service organizations and 40+ Division 1 sports, intramurals, and club athletics, you’ll find endless ways to get involved and find your place. Affordable The cost to attend Merrimack may surprise you (in a good way). The average annual tuition and fees — excluding housing — after scholarships and grants is $20,500. Not only do you get all the academic programs you’d expect from a large school, you also benefit from small classes, added amenities, and support services that only a smaller, private college can offer. College At-A-Glance Location: North Andover, Massachusetts; students enjoy small-town perks and big-city access at Merrimack College. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston’s culture and career opportunities just 25 miles away, Merrimack offers students the best of both worlds. Type: Merrimack is a private Catholic college with an Augustinian heritage. Size of campus: welcoming campus on 220 acres Number of Students: 3,800 undergraduate students, 850 graduate students Number of Faculty: 216 full-time faculty Academics: Merrimack’s schools (Girard School of Business, School of Education and Social Policy, School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering) offer more than 100 innovative academic programs. Geographic Diversity: students come from 31 states and 35 countries. Test Score requirements: Merrimack is a test-optional school. Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action 1/Early Decision: November 15; Early Action 2: January 15; Regular Decision: February 15; no application fee. Is Merrimack Right for You? The campus, the residence halls, the food, the total vibe. The only way to find out what they’re really like is by coming for a visit! At Merrimack, your on-campus experience is tailored just for you. Like science? Check out one of Merrimack’s state-of-the-art labs. Interested in technology? You’ll see how students are applying 3D printers in everyday life. Devoted to your art? Find out about Merrimack’s theater program and music clubs. Looking to study business? Tour Crowe Hall, home of the Girard School of Business with 20 Bloomberg terminals. You get the picture. From health sciences to engineering to education to liberal arts to business, you’ll have a chance to dive into, well, whatever you’re into. Schedule your visit and reserve a limited edition T-shirt at merrimack.edu/visit or by calling (978) 837-5100 (#1). #STEMNYC #STEMNJ #RocklandCountyCollegeNight #WestchesterCollegeConference

Experience Castleton, Explore Vermont

Experience Castleton, Explore Vermont

Castleton University is dedicated to educating future leaders of Vermont and beyond, just as it has been since its founding in 1787. With more than 230 years of service to students, Castleton is Vermont’s first institution of higher education, and the 18th oldest in the U.S. Steeped in history, the University cherishes its long-standing tradition of educating the future leaders of Vermont and beyond. Sixty-five percent of Castleton’s 2,000 students call Vermont home, while the rest come from across the U.S. and more than 35 countries. New England and the Middle Atlantic states are the most predominant areas represented in the University’s out-of-state students. Castleton students are positioned for success the moment they arrive on campus thanks to the First-Year Seminar, an immersive program designed to teach new students how to navigate and excel in their educational pursuits. First-year students also benefit from an innovative cultural program known as Soundings, which introduces a world of theater, music, dance, film, debate, and lecture by renowned performers and scholars. Student Life Eleven residence halls provide more than just housing to 1,100 students; living on campus provides opportunities for students to build community, interact with peers, learn to respect and appreciate differences, and become involved in community governance. Each residence hall room is comfortably furnished, and equipped with wireless high-speed internet. Students further their experience outside of the classroom with more than 50 clubs and organizations including club sports, a nationally-recognized student newspaper, an internet radio station, and clubs related to politics and government, academic majors, and community service. Vermont provides a majestic backdrop for an active student body that takes advantage of free skiing at nearby Pico Mountain, some of the best hiking and biking trails in the state, and countless other outdoor recreational opportunities provided by nearby Lake Bomoseen. At the varsity level, Castleton sponsors 28 NCAA Division III sports including men’s and women’s alpine skiing, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s golf, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, women’s rugby, and wrestling. In addition to the more than 600 student-athletes participating in a varsity sport, there are also many intramural opportunities throughout the year that serve the entire student population in a fun and supportive atmosphere. With nearly $100 million in infrastructure improvements since 2002, Castleton’s facilities are among the finest in New England as virtually every building on campus has either been built or renovated during that time. The largest project of the past decade was focused solely on the student experience, and resulted in a $25.7 million project that included a new multi-sport stadium, athletic complex, and campus center. Location Nestled at the base of the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the west, Castleton is located in a quintessential Vermont village. The small-town atmosphere, safety, and authenticity surround the University, but it is also just a short drive from two of Vermont’s largest cities of Rutland and Burlington. Major cities such as New York, Boston, Hartford, and Montreal are all just a train ride or easy drive away, and students also have access to Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, which supports flights in and out of Boston several times each day. Academic Programs Castleton offers over 75 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students. Students may pursue bachelor’s degrees in: accounting, American literature, art, biology, chemistry, children’s literature, computer information systems, criminal justice, digital media, ecological studies, economics, elementary education, English, environmental science, exercise science, forensic psychology, geography, geology, global studies, graphic design, health education, health science, history, journalism, kinesiology, management, marketing, mass media, mathematics, music, music education, nursing, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, public relations, secondary education, social studies, social work, sociology, Spanish, special education, sport management, theater arts, world literature, and women’s and gender studies. Associate degrees may be pursued in: business, media and communication, computer programming, criminal justice, and general studies. Castleton offers advanced degrees in school psychology, education with teacher licensure, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational leadership, athletic training, music education, accounting, athletic leadership, and a master of business administration. Experiential Learning Castleton University is committed to providing a holistic educational experience, relying on a strong liberal arts foundation to provide students with critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace. This foundation is complemented by a focus on career preparation through experiential learning. With more than 400 partnerships in the region, Castleton offers students hands-on opportunities through civic engagement, internships, and research. Students benefit from access to local employers, a state-of-the-art maker’s space, and a flourishing entrepreneurial spirit in the region. In 2017, Castleton was the recipient of a five-year grant from the McNair Foundation worth more than $1 million to help its students gain entry into doctoral programs. This new addition complements the growing number of pre-professional offerings such as pre-law, pre-med, and pre-pharmacy, as well as the countless research opportunities available through student–faculty partnerships and other off-campus opportunities. Undergraduate students typically enroll in five courses each 15-week semester. In addition to the traditional calendar, Castleton also offers summer and January terms to allow students to stay on track for degree completion. Learn more at castleton.edu. #HartfordCollegeFair #BostonCollegeFair #LongIslandCollegeFair #SpringfieldNationalCollegeFair #NorthernNewJerseyCollegeFair #ProvidenceNationalCollegeFair #BergenCountyCollegeNight #DanburyCollegeFair #RocklandCountyCollegeNight #WestchesterCollegeConference

A Transformative Jesuit Education at Buffalo’s Canisius College

A Transformative Jesuit Education at Buffalo’s Canisius College

Located in Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city, Canisius College is a private master’s-level institution ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the Northeast. As one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit colleges in the U.S. — and the only Jesuit college in Western New York — Canisius is grounded in a centuries-old tradition of intellectual inquiry, inspired leadership and service to others. Students benefit from a challenging, transformative education that blends both liberal arts and pre-professional academic programs. A Holistic, Personal Approach Canisius educates the whole person — intellectually, ethically and spiritually — through an approach that is holistic, collaborative and highly personal. Central to the College’s mission are the Jesuit values of cura personalis (care for the whole person), magis (the pursuit of excellence) and a commitment to social justice by being “for and with others.” Students are encouraged to stand in solidarity with others, especially the poor and the marginalized. In addition to coursework that challenges their preconceptions and expands their worldview, students can participate in an array of local and international service-immersion projects through the Office of Campus Ministry. Thanks to an average class size of 19 and a student–faculty ratio of 11-to-1, a Canisius education is also highly personal. Professors and advisers get to know students on a personal level, both in the classroom and around the campus. As a result, the opportunities for individualized academic paths and hands-on learning are unmatched. Students majoring in science, for instance, can partner with faculty on intensive research projects not typically available at the undergraduate level. The College provides more than 100 annual research stipends to students in a variety of majors through the Canisius Earning Excellence Program. Local and National Acclaim Canisius is among the top one-third of colleges ranked nationally and the top Western New York institution on Money magazine’s 2019 list of “Best Colleges For Your Money.” (The publication ranks more than 700 schools based on 27 measures of educational quality, affordability and alumni success.) U.S. News & World Report places Canisius College in the top 25 of regional universities in the North in its 2019 ranking of “America’s Best Colleges,” and in the top 10 regional universities in its “Best Value” category. The College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business has also earned national acclaim. U.S. News & World Report ranks Canisius’ business programs 5th in the nation among private institutions with tuition under $30,000 in its 2019 ranking of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs.” When compared to other business programs offered by more than 400 institutions nationwide, Canisius’ accounting program has been ranked in the top 10 percent, and finance in the top 5 percent for two consecutive years. Impressive Outcomes Canisius offers its future graduates significant pre-professional advantages, including access to high-profile internships, a network of 50,000 active alumni, and partnerships with 3,600 companies and organizations. For the past six years, Canisius pre-health students have achieved a nearly 90 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools. For the past eight years, Canisius pre-law students have been accepted to law programs at a similar rate. The College also tops the list for undergraduate business, achieving exceptional outcomes for in-demand fields such as finance and accounting. Global Experiences Canisius students can enrich their learning through a number of short- and long-term travel experiences that take them across the country and around the globe. Through the College’s longstanding partnerships with 21 universities in 13 countries, students are able to pursue special semester-long and summer study-abroad programs. Students can also participate in international travel opportunities specific to their academic coursework. Service-immersion trips are organized through the Office of Campus Ministry. A Centrally Located Campus From The New York Times to The Times of London, Buffalo has been earning rave reviews for its vibrant waterfront, historic architecture and affordable lifestyle. Canisius is proud to be part of the city’s ongoing resurgence. Located in the historic Hamlin Park neighborhood, the campus gives students easy access to the best the city has to offer — nearby Delaware Park, the eclectic Elmwood Village, the bustling Hertel Avenue shops and restaurants, the Canalside district and much more. It’s because of this prime urban location, along with local alumni connections, that Canisius students enjoy some of the most coveted internships in the city. To learn more about the undergraduate experience at Canisius, explore the interactive brochure at canisius.edu/viewbook. For information or to schedule a tour, go to canisius.edu/visit or email admissions@canisius.edu. #CincinnatiCollegeFair #LongIslandFairFall2018 #ChicagoCollegeFair #BinghamtonCollegeDay #PittsburghNationalCollegeFair #RochesterNationalCollegeFair #SyracuseNationalCollegeFair #BuffaloNationalCollegeFair #ClevelandNationalCollegeFair #LongIslandCollegeFair #PhiladelphiaCollegeFair

Find What You’re Looking for at Avila

Find What You’re Looking for at Avila

You’re welcome at Avila University. With students from 27 different counties and nearly every state in the U.S., you’ll be surrounded by people just like you, while being exposed to a world of differences. Opened in 1916, the Avila community is guided by its Catholic identity as inspired by its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (if kick-butt, social justice activists are your thing, you’ll love the CSJ). Walking the talk of Avila’s mission and values, you’ll find opportunities around every corner to make a difference. Study immersion trips across the country and around the world. Social justice issues. Community outreach. Last year, Avila students volunteered more than 140,000 service hours in the community and around the world. Avila students graduate to become nurses, and teachers, and entrepreneurs, and legislators, and lawyers, and leaders in all sorts of industries, organizations, and communities. With 60 majors and minors, you’ll find your place in the world and follow your passions at Avila. You can get involved in more than 40 on-campus organizations and 14 NAIA varsity sports. Join the theatre (the Goppert Performing Arts Center will be completed just in time for your arrival!). Work on The Talon student media network. Strike up the band. Avila’s largest student organization is the Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action (OMSA) and is open to all students of all beliefs. Another thing all traditional, resident undergraduate students enjoy is the Avila Promise. It starts with Avila’s on-time graduation guarantee. Graduating on-time is the absolute best way to lower the cost of your college degree. And at Avila, if you do your part, they’ll do theirs to make sure that happens, guaranteed. The next of the four-cornerstones is a guaranteed research or internship experience opportunity for every student, in every major. It’s exactly what employers and grad programs are looking for along with your stellar grades. The third cornerstone is tuition protection from unexpected tuition and fee hikes, which includes your books and standard campus fees in your tuition price. And the fourth leg of the Avila Promise is a travel award worth up to $1,000. Avila is putting its money where its beliefs are to help you experience new cultures, new ideas, and a broader perspective. Your next four years are going to be thrilling, overwhelming, inspiring, and challenging. Avila has resources, student support services, programs, scholarships, and campus life to make your transition to college and beyond successful. Avila University has what you’re looking for at Avila.edu #ChicagoCollegeFair

Find Your Fit at West Chester University

Find Your Fit at West Chester University

When you set foot on campus, you get it. That “this is it” feeling. There’s something special about this place, where you’re encouraged to pursue your passions and shine your brightest. Where you can find your element—whatever it may be—and become the best version of yourself. From your first class, your professors will challenge you to bring out your best work. They’ll encourage you to see things from a different point of view, expand your horizons, and make you fall in love with your chosen major. You’ll find them in your classes every single day because professors, never teaching assistants will lead all your courses. With a 19:1 student to faculty ratio, you’ll make connections with your faculty members that will lead to collaborative research opportunities, recommendations for graduate school, and long-lasting relationships. And outside the classroom? That’s where the rest of college life takes place! In your residence hall, you’ll meet new friends from around the block and around the globe. You’ll have opportunities for involvement everywhere you look with more than 300 clubs and organizations, one of the biggest NCAA DII programs in the nation, and more than 200 events on campus each year. You’ll have the chance to do well and do good in the world around you. And you won’t be alone! WCU faculty, staff, and students routinely complete hundreds of thousands of hours of community service, earning WCU a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll year after year and classification as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation. Want to get away? WCU offers more 670+ study abroad opportunities on every continent but Antarctica. Best of all, depending on your program, your tuition cost may be the same price as it is right here in West Chester. So, whether you choose to travel for a week, a semester, or a year, you can find a program to take you where you want to go. Then there’s WCU’s location which is the perfect starting point for just about any adventure. Downtown West Chester is the epitome of a college town with independent shops, coffee houses, tons of restaurants, a great music and art scene, and just 30 miles from Philadelphia. West Chester is also located midway between Washington, D.C. and New York City, putting the very best of the East Coast at your fingertips. It’s no wonder that West Chester was named a top college town, AND a best college town to live in after graduation. You can read all you want about WCU, BUT, the best way to learn about the University is to come and see it for yourself. Visit and find out if you’re one of the many students who got to campus and “just knew!” Register for a tour at wcupa.edu/visitors and experience WCU for yourself.

Lead the Pack at Alvernia University

Lead the Pack at Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a private liberal arts university guided by Franciscan values that serves a diverse student body of 3,000 students who hail from 25 states and 14 countries. Located in Berks County — just three miles from the heart of historic Reading, Pennsylvania — Alvernia is an easy car ride to some of the Northeast’s major metropolitan areas. With more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors, Alvernia offers students its unique blend of a rigorous liberal arts core for development of the mind, strong technical training in high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and community engagement through its service model. The University calls this the Alvernia Advantage, and believes it transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. As one of only 22 Franciscan institutions in the Country, the University’s values influence all that it does. From curriculum to culture, Alvernia students learn to care about others and to be cognizant of social justice, equality and human dignity — qualities needed in our society — now, more than ever. Alvernia’s Reading CollegeTowne initiative and its new downtown metropolitan complex will be a dynamic extension of main campus. This new facility will not only showcase Alvernia’s student-centric approach to learning, but will actively nurture economic development in the city of Reading. This facility will house expanded business and communication programs, new majors in industrial, electrical and mechanical engineering, modern student residences, and a state-of-the-art esports suite. It will also be home to Alvernia’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship’s student-powered business incubator, which enables students to work with businesses and entrepreneurs in the community, applying what they’ve learned in the classroom. Nearly 40 percent of Alvernia undergraduates are student athletes. Alvernia’s Golden Wolves compete at the NCAA Division III level and have made 35 appearances in championships tournaments, with baseball appearing 14 times! Men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis have also appeared in respective tournaments, as have field hockey and softball. Alvernia is proud to be the Golden Wolves, and its pack ranks in the top 100 among best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report and the University is recognized as a College of Distinction for its commitment to engaged, experiential education. Are you ready to Lead the Pack? Visit Alvernia’s virtual booth and learn more about Alvernia University. Alvernia.edu admissions@alvernia.edu 1-888-Alvernia

Discover YOU @Hofstra

Discover YOU @Hofstra

Hofstra University is one of the largest private colleges on Long Island, New York, and one of only three universities in the New York metropolitan area with schools of medicine, law and engineering. Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, and Forbes. Hofstra University and Northwell Health are launching a new undergraduate nursing program to address a nursing shortage fueled by an aging population and the growth of community-based health care. The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing marks the latest expansion of the Hofstra Northwell partnership, which includes the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. The first class begins in Fall 2021. In conjunction with the new program, Hofstra will build a $60-million, 70,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and learning spaces for nursing and engineering students. The new building will open in Fall 2022. The Frank G. Zarb School of Business opened its brand new, state-of-the-art building in January of 2019 as a way to enhance students’ hands-on learning by increasing their ability to do real-world business and research projects. The 52,000-square-foot building is equipped with a new Behavioral Research in Business Lab, an enhanced Center for Entrepreneurship, makerspace/startup incubator, multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study, as well as administrative, faculty and student club offices. Hofstra’s diverse and driven student body of over 10,000 can choose from more than 165 undergraduate and 175 graduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, teacher education, law, health professions and human services, and honors studies. Hofstra offers more than 100 dual-degree programs that allow students to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. More information is available at hofstra.edu/dualdegree. Hofstra hosts hundreds of social, academic and cultural events each year. Notably, Hofstra is only the second school to ever host three consecutive U.S. Presidential debates, in 2008, 2012, and 2016. These events help foster a connection between classroom work and extracurricular interests, as well as encourage civic engagement among Hofstra’s students. In addition, Hofstra offers 21 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level and more than 220 academic, fraternal/sororal, media, multicultural, performance, pre-professional, religious, social, social/political, and sports clubs and organizations. The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, a 93,000-square-foot facility, is home to the Hofstra Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams and wrestling, and is also the site for events such as commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, televised political events and concerts. Each year, the University is visited by more than 400 employers who recognize how much Hofstra students have to offer. In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities on campus, over 70 percent of students complete at least one internship at a top company before they graduate, thus gaining critical work experience that gives them an edge in a competitive job market. Location: Best of Both Worlds Hofstra’s 244-acre suburban campus is located only 25 miles east of New York City — a short train ride from all the cultural, recreational, internship and career opportunities the city has to offer — and is only minutes from beautiful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants and two international airports. The University blends longstanding traditions with twenty-first-century resources; it is home to both ivy-covered academic buildings and modern, facilities and resources, including: technologically advanced classrooms, six theaters, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an accredited museum, and an impressive 11-floor library that has more than 1 million print volumes and provides 24/7 access to more than 300,000 electronic books and journals. And, students can choose to live in one of the 35 residence halls, each with a unique flair and life of its own, including living/learning communities, with 18 on-campus dining facilities options. Off-Campus Programs Hofstra extends learning beyond the classroom through varied internship programs and study-abroad opportunities. Internship programs take advantage of Hofstra’s proximity to New York City, allowing students to gain on-the-job experience in areas such as business, media, advertising, and entertainment. Through study-abroad programs in Europe, Asia, South America, and other locations, students can explore the world while earning college credits. More information is available at hofstra.edu/studyabroad. Experience Hofstra Experience all Hofstra has to offer: take a virtual campus tour or schedule an in-person campus visit. Go to hofstra.edu/visit or call (516) 463-6700 today.

Think Deeply and Act Boldly at Lycoming College

Think Deeply and Act Boldly at Lycoming College

With so many colleges to choose from (nearly 250 in Pennsylvania alone), it’s important to look for a community of active learners — a place where you can pursue a high-impact education with global and career-related experiences — a place where you can think deeply and act boldly. Here are five traits of a college that can help you do so: A 21st-Century Academic Offering Eighty-five percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. To succeed, you need to be creative, adaptable, and well informed. Lycoming College prepares students to lead the next generation with customized, cross-disciplinary programs and thousands of major/minor combinations. Additionally, Lycoming has made investments in programs exploring the century’s most important questions: neuroscience, biochemistry, entrepreneurship, energy studies and astrophysics. An innovative yet rigorous curriculum rooted in the liberal arts instills Lycoming graduates with the deepened intellectual curiosity, expanded worldview, and critical thinking skills employers are looking for in the digital age. High-Impact Experiences Students who participate in internships, research, or global study are more likely to be accepted into graduate programs and find jobs. Lycoming’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) fosters partnerships with faculty, alumni, and organizations in order to connect students with hands-on learning experiences locally, nationally, and internationally. Through individualized guidance from a career advisor in their academic area, students have studied reliable drinking water and sustainable coffee farming in the Dominican Republic; translated poetry with faculty; interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; explored the history of mathematics in Italy and Greece; and participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs). The CEAE also provides subject-specific career advising, professional skills workshops, and graduate school application guidance, ensuring students graduate with a clear path to their future. Big Resources A college’s endowment, when stacked against its student population, can give you a good idea of the resources available. Lycoming’s endowment ranks among the highest per student in the country, enabling them to award more than $31M in financial aid annually, invite world-renowned scholars to visit/teach, and invest in premier facilities/technology. Over the past six years, Lycoming has added a new science center, planetarium, biochemistry suite, 120-acre biology field station, gateway center, and renovated academic center as part of its commitment to putting advanced learning opportunities at every student’s fingertips. Extraordinary Outcomes When considering the return on your college investment, it’s important to look at graduate outcomes — both long-term and short-term. Look no further than Lycoming’s 16,000 alumni, who have found success across all industries: executives of Fortune 500 companies; public servants of local, national, and international government; Pulitzer, Oscar, and Emmy Award winners; doctors; lawyers; teachers; and more. But Lycoming graduates don’t need to wait years to find that success. In fact, 98.3 percent of the Class of 2019 were employed or in a graduate program within 6–12 months after graduation. Because of the built-in opportunities for research and hands-on learning from day one, Lycoming students have a high rate of success getting into graduate, law, and medical schools, with many students receiving scholarships to do so; young Lycoming alumni and even current students are no strangers to receiving awards as prominent as the Fulbright and Goldwater scholarships. An Active, Supportive Community While academics, learning opportunities, facilities, and outcomes are all excellent indicators of a respectable college or university, one of the most important traits which cannot be overlooked is campus culture. As a solely undergraduate institution serving just 1,200, Lycoming College is able to provide every student with a truly individualized, active college experience. With a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, professors are more than just scholars — they become mentors for life. They frequently include students on their personal research and publications and have even been known to invite students to their homes for dinner. On campus, the already tight-knit community is strengthened through more than 80 student-run clubs and organizations, 17 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports teams, an Outdoor Leadership & Education program, plentiful opportunities for service, and affinity housing communities. Find a place that makes you confident in your pursuit of knowledge and bold in its application — a college that prepares you not only for your first job, but for a lifetime of professional growth and personal fulfillment. Visit Lycoming College: www.lycoming.edu.

Students Receive World-Class Training at AMDA

Students Receive World-Class Training at AMDA

For more than 55 years, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) has been recognized throughout the industry for its rich history and tradition of launching some of the most successful careers in theatre, film, television and new media. Today AMDA continues to build upon its prestige with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, two of the most influential entertainment hubs in the world. AMDA College of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York provide unparalleled education and training for the aspiring actor, dancer, singer, versatile artist, and beyond. Ranked No. 4 on Playbill’s Big 10, AMDA is among the top most represented colleges on Broadway in the 2018–2019 Season, indicating the tremendous level of success students reach after graduation. AMDA is a thriving institution and community which includes thousands of prominent alumni in virtually every field of the entertainment industry. Students are positioned for success from the moment they step on campus. With access to more than 300 faculty of acclaimed actors, choreographers, directors, filmmakers, and TV producers, students regularly receive industry insight and expertise from teachers currently working in the business. AMDA is one of the only performing arts institutions offering Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees (BFA), Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees, and Professional Conservatory Certificates with campuses located in New York City and Los Angeles. Academic Rigor AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience; one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. AMDA's educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between instructors and students — in class, in production and through active mentorship. Offering a diverse array of degree and certificate programs, AMDA gives students the power to design their own unique path in the performing arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees (BFA) Designed to transform creative individuals into well-rounded performing artists, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs combine a comprehensive college education with rigorous conservatory-style artistic training. Available program options include: • Acting • Music Theatre • Dance Theatre • Performing Arts Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees (AOS) The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree Programs offer a focused development of essential skills and techniques necessary to launch a career in the performing arts. Available program options include: • Acting • Musical Theatre • Dance Theatre Conservatory Professional Programs The Professional Conservatory Certificate Programs focus on intensive and practical instruction, providing a solid foundation for a successful career in the performing arts. AMDA offers students the following Conservatory programs: • Studio Program: Acting for Stage, Film, and Television • Integrated Program: Acting, Music Theatre, and Dance Theatre • Dance Theatre Conservatory: Theatrical, Commercial, and Concert Dance. New York Campus (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) Home to the inimitable grandeur of Broadway, New York City is the epicenter of the arts world. Artists from every corner of the globe gather in this cultural hub to experience, create, produce, and perform the wide variety of films, operas, ballets, symphonies, television shows, dance performances, and plays offered throughout the city. AMDA’s New York City campus resides in one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods: Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Living legends walk the streets here, and the world’s greatest museums, libraries, and theatres sit on every corner. Students have easy access to Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, and (of course) the Broadway Theatre District. Los Angeles Campus (AMDA College of the Performing Arts) Internationally regarded as the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is the beating heart for the performing arts, with hundreds of feature films, television shows, and theatre productions created every year. The legendary mystique of Hollywood stems from L.A.’s profound history and commitment to the performing arts. AMDA’s Los Angeles campus is located in the very heart of the city’s creative center, the Hollywood Entertainment District. The campus’ neighbors include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the famous Pantages Theatre and Dolby Theatre, Capitol Records, numerous television and motion picture studios, Griffith Park, and the Hollywood Bowl. Auditions Applicants must audition for admission to AMDA. For ease, AMDA holds auditions in more than 50 cities across the globe (and monthly auditions on AMDA’s New York and L.A. campuses). Students can schedule their audition online at amda.edu/admissions, where they can also find the dates for AMDA’s national audition tour. Additionally, students are able to audition via video submission. Incredible Alumni “I went to AMDA to make sure that every aspect of performance was mastered as best as possible. I’m a performer — and that’s what AMDA allows you to be.” —Jason Derulo, multi-platinum music artist Each day, AMDA alumni perform on the world’s stages, film sets, and movie screens, influencing the way audiences connect with art and entertainment. AMDA alumni never wait for life to happen — they carve their own career path. Below are some career highlights showing the success of the celebrated AMDA Alumni community: Caissie Levy Just one week after graduation from AMDA, Caissie Levy was cast as Maureen in the US National Tour of Rent. This success catapulted her into Broadway stardom, with six leading roles in Ghost, Les Misérables, Hair, Wicked, Hairspray and most recently Frozen – for which she originated the role of Elsa. Frozen set a new box office record at Broadway’s St. James Theatre, grossing more than $2.2 million in its first full week of shows. Additionally, Caissie is a successful recording artist, having performed to sold-out crowds across the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Jason Derulo With 11 Billboard Top 10 hits and more than 1 billion plays on Spotify, multi-platinum selling recording singer and songwriter Jason Derulo is considered one of the decade’s best-selling recording artists. He has sold over 50 million singles worldwide from four multi-platinum-selling studio albums and has won five BMI Pop Awards. Jason made his acting breakthrough as Rum Tum Tugger in the 2019 motion picture, Cats. Jesse Tyler Ferguson Best known for his role as Mitchell Pritchett in the enormously successful ABC sitcom, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a four-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner and a five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee. In addition to his extensive television, film, and theatre credits, including Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Tyler is an active philanthropist and founder of ‘Tie the Knot,’ which advocates for marriage equality. Tyne Daly With a career that spans hit television shows, blockbuster movies, and classic Broadway theatre, Tyne Daly is one of AMDA’s most prolific alumni. She is a six-time Emmy winner, Tony Award winner, and American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. With more than 100 film and television credits to her name alone, it is no wonder why her legacy is cemented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From Broadway’s Gypsy to television’s Judging Amy, Tyne is regarded as a true feminist icon in the entertainment industry who champions the portrayal of strong leading female characters. Christopher Sieber Two-time Tony Award nominee, Christopher Sieber has starred in 22 Broadway roles, most notably as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical and most recently as Trent Oliver in The Prom. To television audiences, Christopher is known for his role as Kevin Burke in Two of a Kind, with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and as Simon Banks in It’s All Relative. He is actively involved with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, regularly offering his time and talent for its charitable events. Contact Information For general information call 1-800-367-7908 or e-mail admissionsteam@amda.edu. The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, 211 West 61st St., New York, NY 10023, (212) 787-5300. AMDA College of the Performing Arts, 6305 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA 90028, (323) 469-3300.

Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

You’re ready to explore. To question. To discover your path to the future. As you enter this new phase in your life, the staff and faculty at California University of Pennsylvania are ready to assist you on your journey. Cal U connects classroom learning with real-world experiences designed to help every student grow. You’ll be empowered to unlock your story. Enter the Workforce with Knowledge Today’s workforce is competitive, so job candidates need to be career-ready, possessing universal skills that let them work effectively and efficiently on any team. That’s why Cal U provides not only career-focused learning, but also the hands-on experience and knowledge you’ll need to compete for those top-level jobs in the industry you choose. Whether you know where you’re going or are still figuring out your destination, Cal U has an academic program that’s just right for you! California offers more than 100 undergraduate and over 95 graduate programs in specialized areas of study. You can: Construct a career in advanced manufacturing with mechatronics engineering technology, the only four-year program of its type in Pennsylvania. Or earn a degree in industrial technology management, 100 percent online. Enter the business world with specialized skills in accounting, finance, management or marketing. Then add a competitive edge — and learn to manage big data — with a SAS certificate in data science, among the most in-demand credentials in today’s job market. Keep an eye on the sky with a career in meteorology. Head outdoors with a degree in fisheries and wildlife, geology or natural resource management. Or turn your love of animals into a career in veterinary technology. Shape the future of education by teaching children, including kids with special needs. Or create safer communities with a degree in criminal justice, where you can focus on homeland and international security, criminology, forensic science or cyber forensics. Knowledge is vital, but experience counts, too. Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with internships, practicums and study-abroad programs. These opportunities supplement classroom education, build your résumé and get you ready to meet the demands of today’s job market. STEM Skills Are the Key to the Future In this digital age, technology isn’t confined to the lab. It’s a part of everyday life. For more than 40 years, Cal U has made science and technology its special mission. You’ll find information literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) infused throughout the curriculum — even in programs where you might not expect it. For example: Imagine preschoolers who use robots to learn their ABCs, or special needs students using iPads to reinforce behavioral skills. Cal U’s teacher-education students work with the latest classroom technology and software — and they share their learning with teachers in area schools. Cal U’s Music and Theatre Department houses an innovative, multidisciplinary program in commercial music technology — the intersection of art and science. Theatre majors can specialize in design and entertainment technology, exploring equipment and software used throughout the entertainment industry. Cal U English students have been involved in a series of digital storytelling projects that bring history into the digital age. Recognizing the power of images as well as words, the communication studies program teaches the graphic design skills essential for social media and video production. Realize Success Cal U’s technology focus doesn’t mean it’s lost that personal touch. You’ll have the support you need to feel right at home and discover success. California offers small classes, with an average class size of just 19 students. And every class is taught by an expert faculty member, not a graduate student or teaching assistant. Online and on campus, Cal U’s faculty and staff take a real interest in the success of their students. They take pride in seeing students graduate with both the skills and the confidence needed to reach their career goals. All Cal U students, including first-year students, have access to career advisers from the Career and Professional Development Center. With your advisers’ help, you can explore career options and develop a Career Advantage plan that’s the perfect fit for your skills, talents and interests. It’s never too soon to start building the future you envision! See for Yourself Visit Cal U’s beautiful 294-acre campus or get a glimpse of what Cal U has to offer by taking a virtual tour online. You can contact the Welcome Center today at (724) 938-1626 for details abo ut campus visits and open house events, or learn more online at calu.edu/visit. Live, learn and grow with Cal U.

Discover the NU You at Neumann University

Discover the NU You at Neumann University

At Neumann University, excellent majors, expert faculty and professional internships give you every opportunity to discover your passion and prepare for a career. Academic Excellence Neumann is known for its exceptional programs in Nursing and Health Sciences. A new, multi-million-dollar Health Sciences Center opened in January 2019 to accommodate classes in nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and other programs. In 2019, the University opened a Data Analytics Lab to support new majors in Cybersecurity and Data Science & Analytics. Students in the Communication and Digital Media major can use Neumann’s high-tech radio and television studios from their first semester on campus. Neumann’s Business, Criminal Justice, Education and Sport Management faculty bring unparalleled experience to the classroom. And that’s just a sampling of the academic expertise you’ll find there. Look at the list of majors and pick your passion. Internships in Every Major Your classroom experience will be challenging, but your education won’t stop there. Neumann is a recognized leader in combining classroom theory with practical experience. Your internships and field experiences will let you test your skills, discover your talents, and build a professional network. Athletics Neumann has 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams that compete in the Atlantic East Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Softball and men’s soccer won conference championships in 2018–19, and 16 teams qualified for postseason play. At Neumann, sports are about more than a won-lost record, however. Working with the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development®, its teams complete community service projects, nights of reflection and leadership training. Location Neumann’s scenic 68-acre campus sits high on a hill in suburban Aston, Pennsylvania, just a 25-minute drive from Philadelphia. Every suite in its residence halls is cable-TV ready and includes a private bathroom, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. There are laundry rooms, computer labs, a cardio-weight room, and 24/7 security. You are invited to take a tour, sit in on a class, and ask students why they’re happy at Neumann. Visit neumann.edu/visit to arrange a tour. Neumann’s strong tradition of learning and compassion allows you to balance liberal arts, professional preparation, and community service in a college experience that is designed to ensure that you can Discover the NU You.