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Molloy College’s Virtual Open House Set for April 18

Molloy’s open house will take place virtually on April 18 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Following a welcome by the College’s new president, Dr. James Lentini, prospective students will have the option to choose from a variety of sessions. Each session will be offered multiple times that day. “Molloy’s open house was designed to give prospective students the important information they need before choosing a college,” said Linda Albanese, the College’s vice president for enrollment management. “That’s why we created a number of breakout sessions on different topics with Q&A options available for each one.” “One of the most important things you can do at any open house is ask questions. This is your opportunity to get the information you need.” —Linda Albanese, Vice President for Enrollment Management Open house topics that will be covered include academics, admissions, student life, athletics, residence halls, financial aid and graduate assistantships. Molloy will also offer Transfer Tuesday and Freshman Welcome Wednesday, as well as graduate and adult learners information sessions throughout the spring semester. There are also in-person tours that can be scheduled at https://admissions.molloy.edu/portal/campus-tour “We are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible value. If you come to Molloy, you graduate with a job in your field at a salary that’s significantly higher than average." —Dr. James Lentini, President, Molloy College Academic Programs That Fuel Careers Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs (including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more) that lead to rich and rewarding careers. Additionally, Molloy offers a variety of graduate and doctoral programs that provide the opportunity for students to further enhance their career or take a new direction while pursuing a passion. The College’s graduate programs include a variety of M.B.A. options, as well as programs in clinical mental health counseling, criminal justice, music therapy, speech-language pathology, education and nursing. What’s New Molloy, home to approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students, continues to expand its flexible learning options for many of its programs, so that students can take night, weekend, hybrid or online classes. Some of Molloy’s newer offerings include an online M.B.A., as well as a new degree completion program that will enable returning students to easily complete their undergraduate degree. Molloy recently launched The Experiential Academy. This two-year program enables students to fulfill their entire general education requirements through hands-on, active, in-the-world learning. A unique opportunity, this program meets only one day a week on campus and uses online modules and assignments to create flexibility in the learning environment. At the end of two years, students will have completed an associate degree and have the opportunity to transition into most majors at the College. Visit molloy.edu to learn more.

WCC: Here For You!

Throughout the tumultuous events of 2020, Westchester Community College (WCC) has maintained an unwavering focus on offering students a high-quality education while retaining one of the lowest tuition rates in the tri-state region. WCC did this while keeping the health and safety of its students and employees as a top priority. Westchester Community College is the largest educational institution in the county. As such, you will enjoy a wide variety of resources and options. WCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in high-demand fields including Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Nursing, Health Information Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Digital Filmmaking. Wherever your academic journey takes you, starting at WCC will provide you with the tools and support you need to succeed. Thousands of students have started their higher education journeys here, taken advantage of its many transfer agreements with four-year institutions, or its several honors programs, before pursuing their academic goals at such four-year institutions as Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Smith, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, as well as SUNY campuses and local four-year institutions. If your focus is on quickly entering the workforce, WCC offers many job skills and workforce training certificate programs. WCC students are often supported by grants and scholarships established specifically for these programs. Just as important as academics is the sense of community that WCC students join. As the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution, the WCC community reflects the cultural and economic diversity of the region. The institution is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. It is a showcase for the best of Westchester. When you arrive at Westchester Community College, you will be able to immerse yourself in your passions, or find new ones, with 60+ clubs and organizations. Becoming an active member in clubs/organizations is a great way to meet new friends who share your interests, to learn a new hobby, to expand your understanding of an area of study, to explore new cultures, and to make a positive impact on the community! WCC has always stressed accessibility, which is why the College has five locations around the county. However, during the COVID crisis, this concept has been broadened to include remote accessibility. Most classes (other than labs, culinary arts, and other classes that require in-person instruction) were moved online for the 2020-21 school year. WCC’s faculty underwent thorough training to ensure continued excellence in instruction. All support services, including tutoring, academic advising and personal counseling, were offered remotely. Students who did not have a home computer were able to receive a loaner laptop from the College, and clubs, organizations and e-sports were all operating online. All this is to say that if WCC does not offer its classes on campus next semester (and we are doing everything we can to do so safely), you will enjoy the high-quality educational experience students have come to expect from WCC. When we do return to campus, you will be able to enjoy WCC’s vast 218-acre location in Valhalla, where new buildings boasting state-of-the-art facilities dot the vibrant green expanse of the grounds. Each year, approximately 30,000 students come to the College to prepare for new careers, to improve their lives, to have fun, and to reach for their dreams. Many of them attend courses at the main campus with its state-of-the-art library, a bookstore, and astounding technological resources including thousands of computers at various locations. In addition to the main campus, the College has seen an unprecedented off-campus expansion. WCC has opened full extension sites in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Ossining, while doubling the size of its Peekskill Center. A true community college not only offers courses, but it becomes a real part of the community. There is no better way to illustrate this commitment than through WCC’s expansion into the areas where you live. The College’s impact goes beyond that of an institution which provides the means for success through courses for members of the community. On a typical day at the College, you will see any of its 300 community volunteers sprucing up the Native Plant Center gardens or helping international students improve their study skills. You will see festive revelers attending WCC’s Italian Club’s many lectures and festivals. You will see older members of the community attending Collegium workshops, intensive learning workshops for mature adults taught by their peers. You will see hundreds of members of the community flocking to the main campus for the College’s annual President’s Forum or the famous Friday Night Film Series or any of WCC’s Smart Arts cultural offerings. You will see members of the business community attending Professional Development Center sessions to improve their skills. As you start to explore your post-secondary options, consider Westchester Community College. Visit one of its Virtual Open House events to learn how WCC can help you establish the foundation you need for lifelong success – at the lowest tuition rates in the county! Visit at www.sunywcc.edu for more information about how Westchester Community College is the college for you! Remember, #WCChereforyou!

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology: Meet the Future

Located in New York City, Vaughn College is a private, nonprofit four-year college committed to providing its students with the excellent education and skills needed to achieve professional success in engineering, technology, management and aviation. The College offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs and fosters a culture of excellence in rigorous degree, professional, technical, and certification programs. Significant investments in the learning environment, laboratories, degree programs and academic resources continue to enhance the value of a Vaughn degree. Vaughn’s low 15:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that students benefit from a personalized learning environment. Vaughn’s curriculum, faculty and overall academic reputation once again earned it a place in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 survey of the best regional colleges in the North. More than 99 percent of Vaughn graduates, 89 percent in their field of study, are employed or continue their education within one year of graduation. Vaughn remains committed to providing its students with a private college experience at a highly competitive tuition rate: 90 percent of students receive some type of financial aid. Vaughn College was ranked number one in upward mobility among 2,137 colleges according to a study reported in 2017 in The New York Times. This means Vaughn is fulfilling its mission by moving students from the bottom 40 percent to the top 40 percent in income. Vaughn was also recently named a top college for your money by Money magazine. Vaughn College is so confident that it prepares its graduates for employment that it offers the Vaughn Guarantee for those who meet certain criteria*. If an eligible student is not employed full time in their field of study one year after graduating, and conducting an active job search, Vaughn College will provide reimbursement for one year of the graduate’s federal direct undergraduate student loan payments. A fully staffed career development office provides year-round opportunities for on-campus recruitment, employment and internships, and a new career services digital interface links students to opportunities nationwide. A leading-edge engineering lab allows students to experience the application of automation technology through the use of robotic devices, a new chemistry lab and a new energy conversion and smart grid power system lab have also been added. The College’s engineering curriculum also provides students with the understanding and application of design software such as SolidWorks and CATIA (Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) found in a variety of industries. Vaughn is also one of the only institutions in New York to offer a degree in mechatronic engineering and is one of four institutions in the country that received accreditation for the program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. A $1-million flight simulator laboratory enables students to take off alongside a member of the flight faculty to complement the learning experience. Partnerships with flight training institutions enable students to pursue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight certifications and ratings. Vaughn current training program includes an air traffic control simulation laboratory that allows students to train on the same state-of-the-art equipment used by the FAA and aviation maintenance training where students can obtain their airframe and powerplant certification. The College’s residence hall features panoramic views of Manhattan and a staff eager to assist students in taking advantage of all that New York City has to offer. An array of clubs and organizations are available to students, including the Robotics Club, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Club, American Association of Airport Executives–Student Chapter, Women in Aviation, International and the Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineers. Vaughn competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) offering men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer and baseball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s tennis. Since its establishment in 1932, Vaughn College has met each decade’s challenges with a bold commitment to remain on the leading edge of education and technology. Each year students take part in learning communities in which two courses are paired with the same group of students. Interesting pairings included global civilization with physics; engineering math with thermal analysis; English with developmental math; and physics for engineers with calculus for engineers. Faculty in both courses work together to provide at least three points of curriculum intersection, and students were able to see the application of concepts in both courses. Students also have the opportunity to engage in internships with engineering, management and aviation-related companies such as United Technologies Corporation, NASA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This real-world experience helps students to explore career options as well as build expertise in their field of study. Find out if Vaughn is the right institution for you. Visit www.vaughn.edu, email admitme@vaughn.edu or call 1-866-6VAUGHN. Visit Vaughn on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VaughnCollegeFB and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/vaughncollege or @VaughnCollege. Vaughn looks forward to meeting you and supporting your pursuit of a futureproof education. *For eligible full-time students. See full details at Vaughn.edu

Touro College's NYSCAS: It's All About You

Ready to Apply for College? This School Adapts to Your Needs and Your Schedule Applying for college can be an overwhelming experience. You may find yourself asking an endless list of questions: Am I making the right decision? Is this the right time for me? How do I select the school that best suits my needs? Can I afford the tuition? With the right guidance, however, the admissions process can actually be a smooth and enjoyable experience. Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies, also known as NYSCAS, offers a uniquely efficient and responsive admissions process. NYSCAS is an undergraduate college with campuses across NYC metro area. Offering multiple degrees in a variety of subjects and a small average class size, this school is the right fit for those who are looking for a custom-made college experience. A Fast and Easy Admissions Process Touro College’s NYSCAS has a three-step admissions process. The school accepts applications on a rolling basis, so you can apply at any time of the year. Students can either complete their application independently, or with the help of one of the school’s admissions counselors. In your application, you will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and to indicate which degree and major you are considering to pursue. You are then going to be able to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of the Admissions Counselors. During this meeting, you will get the chance to ask any questions you may have about the school, and the counselor will help you understand if NYSCAS is the right fit for you. Shortly after the meeting, successful applicants receive their acceptance notice. Depending on their education background, some applicants may be asked to complete a placement testing before they can enroll in their classes and start their academic career with NYSCAS. “Over the ten years I have worked at NYSCAS, I’ve gotten to guide each student I’ve interacted with on a personal level, seeing them thrive as they fulfill their goals,” says Belkis Moquete-Defex, Assistant Director of Recruiting. Moquete-Defex understands the needs of the students on a deeply personal level, because just a decade ago she used to be a NYSCAS student herself. “While I was a student, I enrolled in the Federal Work Study Program, during which I worked at the registrar’s office,” she explains. “It’s no surprise that I’m so invested in the school and the success of our students.” A Custom-Made College Experience What makes NYSCAS truly unique and different from other colleges in New York City, is how customizable the experience can be for its students. The majority of our students receive financial aid each year,” Moquete-Defex says. “We offer free tutoring in virtually all subjects, and our academic counselors are always there to help the students pick the right major and the right classes for them.” NYSCAS offers its students the ability to personalize their college experience according to their schedule and responsibilities. Depending on your schedule, you will be able to enroll in daytime, evening, or Sunday classes. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, classes are currently being offered online via videoconference (synchronous), fully online (unsynchronous) and in-person. NYSCAS offers degrees in the fields of business, education, information technology, digital multimedia design, human services, social sciences, psychology, biology, nursing, medical imaging, paralegal studies, and more. All of the degrees are career-oriented and follow a curriculum focused on the professional knowledge you’ll need in the workplace. Get to Know NYSCAS! College can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences of your life. Visit https://nyscas.touro.edu to learn about the school and its programs or call at 888-334-7992 to schedule a call with one of the admissions counselors so that you can apply right away. NYSCAS is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2021 term and the Fall 2021 semester. Touro is an equal opportunity institution. For Touro’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit www.touro.edu

Get Ready for a World of Opportunities at St. Joseph’s College

Ready to go? At St. Joseph’s College (SJC), we are too. Committed to the health and well-being of the entire SJC community, we are continuing to follow all guidelines to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn. Despite these challenging times, SJC students receive the personal attention needed to be ready to go further, whatever tomorrow brings. Innovative Programs Give You the Competitive Edge Our multifaceted approach to classes — with in-person, remote, hybrid and online learning options — provides students with a high-quality, affordable education along with an array of academic opportunities and a rich student life experience. SJC faculty have been instructing online courses for more than 20 years and our current approach gives students added flexibility, allowing them to create schedules with both in-person and remote classes. This award-winning education stays true to our founding values — integrity, intellectual rigor, social responsibility, spiritual depth and service — which, in today’s challenging world, are as relevant as the College’s innovative programs. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and preprofessional programs. Nationally Recognized, Student Focused Consistently named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities in the North,” students choose SJC for our small class sizes, vibrant student life and commitment to compassionate service to others. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means students benefit from engaged faculty who serve as mentors and advisers. We also offer one of the lowest tuition rates among private colleges in the New York metropolitan area, so you can earn a degree of value while remaining close to home. In response to the financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, SJC created an emergency fund for students experiencing financial hardship and increased the amount of emergency financial aid for current students. With the extreme circumstances facing high school students and the cancellation of SAT and ACT exams, we implemented a test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for fall 2021 and spring 2022 admissions, that’s now been extended for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 terms. Three Campuses, So You Can Find the Right One With three campuses in Brooklyn, Patchogue and Online, SJC offers something for everyone. SJC Brooklyn is at the center of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. The campus features the Dillon Child Study Center and the Hill Center with a NCAA-regulation basketball and volleyball court. SJC Brooklyn also offers off-campus housing at the St. George/Clark Residence. SJC Long Island is located on a 32-acre lakeside campus in Patchogue that includes the Clare Rose Playhouse, Callahan Library, John A. Danzi Athletic Center and a state-of-the-art 24.8-acre outdoor field complex that is home to several NCAA division III teams. SJC Online, the College’s fully online campus, is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and offers more than 25 online degree programs. SJC Military and Veteran Affairs SJC is continually recognized as a military friendly school, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Military Times for our commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans and active military. SJC is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program and offers special tuition rates for service members and their families. Our dedicated Office of Military and Veteran Services provides our military-affiliated students with the necessary resources that lead to personal, academic and professional success. SJC’s Military and Veteran Career Development initiative provides individualized attention and veteran-centric resources that result in positive job search experiences and career outcomes. Opportunity Will Knock and You’ll Be Ready to Answer As a graduate of St. Joseph’s College, you’ll benefit from an education that’s highly regarded in today’s job market — along with a network of 43,000 alumni who help provide tangible jobs — and be ready to lead a successful career and to live life with authenticity. Ready to Discover Your Full Potential? SJC Is Ready Too. To find out how SJC can help you reach your potential, visit sjcny.edu. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Central Connecticut State University—One of the Best in New England

Central Connecticut State University is a premiere comprehensive public university that offers students affordable academic excellence with a supportive, personalized learning environment. Technology enables it to provide students with the best learning experience both online and in the classroom. While the oldest and largest university in the state system, CCSU was rated #1 “in the state for its raw affordability” (School.com) and as a Best Value School (Collegefactual.com). Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid awards more than $100 million to students each year on top of its already low tuition rates. Dedicated scholars, CCSU professors are experts in their fields having earned national and international awards for their research. Additionally, they strive to connect with each of their students and provide them the personal attention they need for academic success. They know how to make learning exciting and rewarding. CCSU’s low 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio keeps most classes small, with nearly half containing 20 or fewer students. In addition to being mentors, professors can help students secure internships, clinical placements, co-ops, and other real-world experience. As one student notes, “There are great professors at CCSU, and they will help you every step of the way.” With more than 100 majors, CCSU offers a breadth and depth of academic programs not found at many other institutions. Its Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (only 5 percent of Business Schools achieve this status) and Education programs are accredited by the highly regarded Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CCSU also is one of two Connecticut public institutions with undergraduate Engineering programs and the only one to offer a major in Robotics and Mechatronics. The University’s 16 NCAA Division I programs are a major source of campus pride and excitement. Blue Devil football, men’s basketball, women’s and men’s soccer, men’s track and cross country, and the women’s swimming and diving teams are frequent Northeast Conference Champions. CCSU also offers many intramural and club sports plus several fitness centers and playing fields for recreation. With 149 student clubs and organizations, you’ll find a community of acceptance, support, and opportunity. Central provides students with a strong and growing sense of connection where new and enduring friendships are formed. CCSU works to extend those connections outward to the community for service learning, internship and job opportunities, as well as for fun and entertainment. There’s something special about Central that reaches back to its beginnings in 1849. That’s why its motto is “CCSUConnected.” The University’s distinguished alumni include successful business men and women, the first Latinx United States Secretary of Education and Connecticut supreme court justice, CEOs in a wide range of industries and corporations, leading academics at national universities, award-winning educators and educational leaders, trainers and coaches at high schools and colleges as well as top NFL and MLB teams, journalists, novelists, and artists. You’ll find a network of loyal, inspiring alumni eager to connect with you to provide job- and career-starting advice and welcome you as a future Blue Devil alum! To learn more, please visit ccsu.edu. See for yourself all that CCSU has to offer by scheduling a campus tour at (860) 832-CCSU (2278) or via e-mail at Admissions@CCSU.edu. You can schedule a tour online at ccsu.edu/tours.

Fisher College Is Committed to Student Success

Fisher College is located in Boston, the best college city in America. The College offers students an experience that is truly unique: the intimacy and attention of a small institution and the excitement and opportunities only a city like Boston can provide. Founded in 1903, Fisher College is a private, coeducational institution which has been recognized as a leader in preparing students for challenging careers and further academic endeavors. With students coming from across the United States and over 35 different countries, Fisher College’s diversity creates a melting pot of cultural exchange, which makes this campus setting one of the finest for a college education in the United States. A Small College in a World-class City With Boston’s historic Back Bay as the campus’ backdrop, Fisher students are exposed to a wealth of cultural and academic opportunity. With an enrollment under 1,000 students (a faculty: student ratio of 17:1), Fisher is committed to small class sizes. A writing support center staffed by tutors and dedicated faculty members are always available. The Office of Financial Aid at Fisher College is committed to making education affordable to every student. Fisher College offers grants and scholarships as well as participates in all federal and state aid programs. Student scholarships range from $12,000 to $30,000 per year. Career-focused 95 percent of Fisher College graduates are either employed or continuing their studies in graduate school within a year of graduation, proving that the College’s hands-on approach to learning works! Fisher requires one internship and assists students with a specialized advisor and prep courses to succeed. The career readiness programs at the College prepare students to meet their career goals and hit the ground running in the real world. Unique location Fisher College is located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, within a 10-minute walk to many of the City’s major attractions. The College is situated across the street from the Public Garden and just up the hill from the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace- one of Boston’s most popular areas featuring historical space, shops, outdoor street entertainers, and more. For the style-minded, the Institution is located within steps of Newbury Street, a world-renowned destination for high-end fashion. Plus, Fenway Park is just down the street. Committed to student success With over 25 undergraduate programs, students have the choice to find a program that best fits their interests. From day one at Fisher College, students are assigned an advisor who is trained in college transition and dedicated to student success. All first-year students enroll in a Common Experience course to assist with the transition to college. Visit Fisher College Touring the Fisher campus is the ideal way to explore Fisher and its offerings. Personalized tours and meetings are available Monday–Saturday. To schedule a campus visit, please register at events.fisher.edu For a virtual experience of Fisher, please visit www.fisher.edu/admissions/virtual-fisher

Plymouth State Offers New Climate Studies Program

Plymouth State University (PSU) is an innovative, forward-looking institution, where students gain real-world experience working on matters that they care deeply about. Climate change represents one of the greatest issues to face humanity, and PSU’s new bachelor’s degree in climate studies is designed for students who are motivated to address it. This undergraduate degree program is the first of its kind in New Hampshire and one of only a few nationwide. Climate change causes, effects, mitigation, adaptation, policy, communication, and education are some of today’s most pressing challenges, and the University is now accepting applications for the initial climate studies cohort of students to begin this fall. The program will help address the growing need for trained professionals, in both private industry and government jobs, to work on the various aspects of the climate crisis. PSU’s climate studies program will prepare students for careers in fields such as emergency management, conservation, public policy, tourism, science journalism, planning, and other related fields. Take an Active Role in One of Today’s Most Important Issues “High school and college-age students are increasingly taking an active role in doing something about climate change and its effects, yet there are very few college programs available to them that focus on climate studies,” says PSU Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Ann McClellan. “Our new climate studies program allows students to go deeper into climate science, while offering them flexibility to explore specific areas of interest.” Plymouth State University is distinguished by its innovative Integrated Clusters learning model, which features project-based learning. Students team up like innovative entrepreneurs with other disciplines and fellow students, faculty, alumni, and community/industry partners, then build upon their ideas through coursework and projects. In 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that PSU ranked first among public colleges and universities across the country for its ability to improve students’ critical thinking abilities. You’ll begin right away as a first-year student, developing skills that employers prize. A Strong Foundation for an Expanding Field The new climate studies program joins PSU’s nationally recognized meteorology program, offering students the benefit of state-of-the-art facilities and faculty expertise. Climate studies will allow you to explore a variety of related disciplines, topics, and skills, or pursue areas of specialization that match your interests, such as business or art. “Climate study is a rapidly evolving and expanding field, and our program will give students a strong foundation of knowledge and skills,” says Professor of Meteorology and Climate Studies Program Coordinator Lourdes Avilés. “PSU’s Integrated Clusters approach will help students learn to think critically and adapt and work collaboratively — all attributes that are essential for our fast-changing world.” For more information on PSU’s new climate studies program, visit plymouth.edu/climate-studies, and be sure to check out this New Hampshire Public Radio story about it at https://tinyurl.com/y65m76rr. An Environmentally Responsible Campus The climate studies major is just the latest initiative of Plymouth State’s commitment to environmental responsibility. The University recently installed nearly an acre’s worth of advanced solar panels atop its Physical Education Center. Covering all available roof space, the solar photovoltaic (PV) array will offset more than 90 percent of the center’s annual electricity consumption. PSU also recently added two electric vehicles (EV) chargers to campus. You are invited to top off your electric vehicle for free with the “no-charge” chargers when you visit! PSU Sees Faces, Not Crowds PSU looks closely at each applicant’s character, leadership qualities, initiative, and special talents, and sees you as a unique individual. At PSU, everyone wants to help you succeed. Academic Advising, Career Development, the Math Activities Center, Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS), and the Writing Center are among the many services designed for you. Work Hard, Play Hard Plymouth is bordered by the White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire’s scenic Lakes Region — perfect for hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or just relaxing. Think of the campus as a laboratory, a classroom, and a playground. PSU is within 30 minutes of some of New England’s best skiing at four major areas. Club and intramural sports encourage everyone to play, and its Outdoor Center offers free use of recreational equipment and sponsors trips, so you can learn or practice skills like rock climbing, paddling, surfing, and skiing. Contact Plymouth State University There are many great majors to choose from at Plymouth State University, and you can design your own with the University’s interdisciplinary studies program. Take the first step toward your future by visiting plymouth.edu or contacting the Office of Admission at 800-842-6900 or admissions@plymouth.edu.

Leaders Are Made at Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College gives students an exceptional education they can really use. Just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., W&J is proud to be one of the oldest colleges in the United States, giving students the opportunity to discover the leaders in themselves. For more than 200 years, its focus has been on student success and building leaders of character. A Place to Thrive Becoming one of tomorrow's leaders starts with the right education today, and W&J, will help you combine your passion with one-of-a-kind research and internship experiences to build the career you want. The College’s 32 majors and 34 minors are led by expert faculty who take the time to get to know you. They’ll do research right alongside you in the classroom and will help you connect with alumni mentors and off-campus internships to get you the professional experience you need. With a flexible liberal arts approach to college, W&J helps you craft an education that’s versatile, relevant, and completely personalized. Pittsburgh Connection W&J is just south of Pittsburgh, which has been voted one of the most livable cities in the United States. We love it here, and we think you will, too! Pittsburgh’s got it all: art, music, pro sports, internship and career opportunities, and much more, only a short drive away. The W&J faculty and Office of Career Pathways can help you connect with real-world learning opportunities at numerous Pittsburgh institutions and organizations and can also help you network with alumni who now call Pittsburgh home. W&J’s location gives you the best of both worlds: a charming, historic campus with one of the most vibrant and fun cities in the country right in its backyard. Financial Support W&J is the place where you’ll thrive! The College believes in recognizing and rewarding students’ excellence in academic achievements by offering a variety of merit-based scholarships. Its signature W&J Thrive Scholarship is all about rewarding you for your accomplishments before coming to W&J and for the outstanding work we know you’ll continue to do as a student there! Starting at $33,000/year, W&J Thrive is the College’s highest merit scholarship and is awarded to students committed to being leaders. Learn more about Thrive and other scholarships at www.washjeff.edu/scholarships. Realizing Your Dreams W&J will help you combine your passion with one-of-a-kind research, internship, or travel experiences – they just want to know what you want to do. W&J wants to learn about the dreams you’ll realize, the opportunities you’ll seize, and the people you’ll impact. The College wants to know all about you – everything that makes you undeniably and uniquely yourself. Because when W&J understands who you are and who you want to become, it can help you forge the foundation to do anything. Visit – Virtually! You can always make a connection with W&J and its Admission counselors, even if its virtual! Admission counselors are available to meet virtually, one-on-one, with interested students and their families. You can also learn more by exploring the W&J Virtual Experience, showcasing faculty, current students, and admission and student life staff members as they detail the many opportunities for students to thrive on-campus and beyond the classroom. Check out washjeff.edu/visit to meet the team of counselors, schedule an interview, or experience a virtual tour.

Utica College: Small College, Big Opportunity

At Utica College (UC), students experience the best of both worlds. Located in the heart of Central New York, UC combines many of the advantages of a large university — such as innovative programs, world-renowned faculty, advanced research facilities, and real-world learning opportunities — with the personal attention and close-knit culture of a small, private college. With more than 40 academic majors, Utica College offers a unique blend of liberal and professional studies that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to build successful lives and achieve their dreams. A History of Innovation UC has a proud history. The College was founded in 1946 to serve veterans returning from World War II. Over the decades that followed, UC has seen remarkable growth, earning a national reputation for excellence and innovation. Several programs are ranked among the top in the nation, including cybersecurity, construction management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and public relations/journalism. Since the College’s founding, its mission has remained the same: that of making the dream of a quality, private education more attainable for the families and communities it serves. Taking the Lead on Affordability In 2015, Utica College took the lead in college affordability, reducing the cost of undergraduate tuition and fees by 42 percent — and that’s before financial aid. As a result, Utica was proud to offer the best private college price among peer institutions in the Northeast region, from New York to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Along with setting a better tuition price, Utica College continues to award both merit scholarships and need-based grants to qualified students, lowering the cost even further. Today, Utica College remains on the forefront among American higher education institutions in seizing the initiative on the important issue of college affordability. Four-Year Graduation Guarantee With Utica College’s Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, students get all the support they need to stay on track, achieve their goals, and graduate on time … guaranteed. That means greater savings and a shorter path to their chosen careers. Coming ‘Home’ When visitors come to UC for an admissions event or a private visit, they discover an extraordinarily welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff; a campus that celebrates diversity in all of its forms; a place that feels like home. While UC’s programs, facilities, and learning technologies are of exceptional quality, what truly sets Utica College apart is its people. Learn more at utica.edu.

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

See Hilbert College, See Different…

Hilbert College appreciates and understands what it means to be different. From its Franciscan heritage and liberal learning curriculum to its small class sizes and welcoming community, Hilbert is focused on one thing: student success. Located just 15 minutes south of downtown Buffalo and minutes from the Village of Hamburg, Hilbert’s welcoming campus is recognized as one of the safest and most picturesque in WNY. See Different Passions Hilbert College offers a variety of programs from liberal arts to professional studies, including 19 career-focused programs and over 40 minors and concentrations to drive your passion. Hilbert recently expanded its opportunity programs with HEOP and Say Yes to Education, which makes the value of a Hilbert education accessible for more students. Hilbert is nationally recognized for its criminal justice and forensic science programs as well as emerging majors in cybersecurity, psychology, business, paralegal studies, sports industry, and more. See Different Outcomes The value of a Hilbert College education starts with its focus on student success, both in the classroom and after graduation. Hilbert knows what is most important to you — your future! More than 90 percent of the Class of 2018 were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Many of the graduates were not only employed, but found employment related to their major. As one of the most affordable private colleges in New York, combined with a job placement rate above 90 percent — that is some serious return on investment. Hilbert’s NCAA Division III athletics program emphasizes a well-rounded student experience. Student-athletes will graduate with the skills to be affluent leaders, humble winners, and responsible professionals. The Department of Athletics strives to provide physical, social, and intellectual growth. 14 student-athletes earned 4.0 for the fall 2019 semester. See Different Perspectives Over the last several years, Hilbert College has crafted a plan promoting a four-year college experience that will bolster student involvement and leadership potential — The Hilbert Blueprint. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years. The Blueprint begins with the Foundations Seminar — a key piece to the First-Year Experience, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and concludes with the Senior Capstone. See Different Values Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” Hilbert College embraces the traditions of St. Francis: respect, service, hope, vision, joy, integrity, compassion, and peace. Hilbert hosts two campus-wide service days — the Day of Service in the fall semester, and Unity with our Community in the spring. Both are days where students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together and volunteer at various community organizations in and around the City of Buffalo. Unity with our Community is a service day devoted to carrying on the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our community. Last fall, before the Hilbert community kicked off the Day of Service, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented Hilbert College with a special proclamation recognizing the College’s 60 years in the Hamburg community. During the last academic year, Hilbert students participated in over 5,800 hours of community service. See Different Cultures Hilbert College encourages and embraces the opportunities to expand your college involvement with experiential learning. Whether it is in its own backyard or around the globe, Hilbert offers programs for experiential and service learning. Hilbert students have frequent opportunities to study abroad or perform service learning projects in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Italy, and more.