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A Photojournalist works in a field of study known as Photojournalism in which images are used to tell a story, convey news, enrich media, and transfer information.  Photojournalism is generally understood to refer to still pictures or images, however the definition has been occasional stretched to include the use of videos.

Unlike other forms of photography, the field of photojournalism adheres to a strict set of principles demanding the work captured be unbiased and honest while conveying a specific event or story.  A trained photojournalist will be well versed with news events and news media as their work supplements written works through articles, newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media platforms.

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Syracuse University (SU) is a public research university located in Syracuse, New York. SU offer high-ranking degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a comprehensive range of subject areas. Known for its excellent study abroad programs, nearly 40 percent of SU students study in other countries through Syracuse University. Students can customize their Study Abroad experience, and have choices of programs in the Middle East and Florence, Italy, among other locations.

SU is committed to providing "Scholarship in Action," which is part of its mission of a "University as Public Good." The region around Syracuse has a rich tradition of social scholarship, and played a strong role in abolitionism and the women's rights movement. The SU mission includes fulfillment of the following objectives:

  • To educate fully informed and committed citizens
  • To provide access to opportunity
  • To strengthen democratic institutions
  • To create innovation that matters, and we share knowledge generously
  • To inform and engage public opinion and debate
  • To cultivate and sustain public intellectuals 

Syracuse University has an excellent faculty and has produced many illustrious alumni who have made their mark in a wide range of fields. Some noteworthy SU Alumni are Stephen Crane (author of The Red Badge of Courage), Dick Clark (host of American Bandstand), Jim Brown (football star, actor, and social activist), Frank Langella (award-winning stage and film actor), Joyce Carol Oates (award-winning novelist), Ted Koppel (award-winning broadcast journalist), Betsey Johnson (fashion designer known for whimsical designs), Lou Reed (rock singer-songwriter for The Velvet Underground), Joseph Biden (vice president of the United States), Bob Costas (host of NBC's "Football Night in America"), and Eileen Collins (first woman astronaut to command a NASA space mission), among many others.

History

Syracuse University was founded in 1870 as a private institution of higher education offering programs in physical sciences and modern languages.

Academics

The academic calendar for Syracuse University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. The summer semester is divided into a short "Maymester," Session I, Combined Session and Session II.

Colleges and Schools

  • School of Architecture
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Graduate School
  • David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • School of Information Studies
  • College of Law
  • The Martin J. Whitman School of Management
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • University College
  • Summer at Syracuse 

The academic and research centers at Syracuse University include:

  • Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture
  • Burton Blatt Institute
  • Center for Health and Behavior
  • Center for Natural Language Processing
  • Center for Policy Research
  • Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
  • Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media
  • Daniel P. Moynihan Global Affairs Institute
  • Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE)
  • NYS Science and Technology Law Center
  • Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
  • Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Community Solutions
  • Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Student Life

There are more than 300 registered student groups and organizations at Syracuse University, including an active Greek Life on campus, intramural sports and plenty of student events and activities. Student services include fitness facilities, on campus housing and dining, student health services, veteran and military services, advising, counseling, a resource center, and more.

Traditions

The traditional school colors for Syracuse University are orange and white, with royal blue as an accent color. The school mascot is "Otto the Orange," who makes more than 100 appearances every year at SU games or public events. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Syracuse "Orange."

Athletics

The Syracuse "Orange" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

Syracuse University's main campus is located in Syracuse, New York. In addition to its main campus, Syracuse has many Study Abroad programs around the world, including Florence, Italy, and satellite locations or programs in:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Manhattan (NY, NY)
  • SU West Coast (Semester in LA)
  • SU Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Community Life

Syracuse University is located at the top of a hill overlooking the City of Syracuse. Downtown Syracuse and Armory Center are a short walk, drive, or bus ride from campus. Syracuse is a vibrant city offering cultural, recreational, and artistic events.

As a Syracuse student, you can enjoy the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the nationally known Everson Museum of Art, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, sports events, the Carousel Center mall, and festivals like "JazzFest" and "Winterfest."

Acceptance Rate

44.38

Student to Faculty Ratio

15:1

George Washington University (GW) is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., a short distance from the White House. Students and faculty of GW have the opportunity to work on projects alongside leaders of politics, science, law and many other disciplines. Students also have the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill, or attend national events and listen to world leaders speak. The commencement ceremonies for graduates are held on the National Mall.

The three major campuses of GW University are the Foggy Bottom Campus and Mount Vernon Campus in D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Virginia. All the campuses offer excellent facilities, including a library system that houses more than two million volumes, and opportunities to attend professional sports events, headline entertainment, top art exhibits, and more. Off campus and distance learning is also available through online courses.

The GW alumni are internationally recognized, and include former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, former coach of the Boston Celtics, actors Alec Baldwin and Kerry Washington, and more than 50 Fulbright scholars, among others.

GW University offers hundreds of options for academic majors and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students can choose their major and minor from among the following academic interest areas:

  • Business & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Health, Medicine & Nursing
  • History & Government
  • International Studies
  • Literature & Language
  • Media, Journalism & Communication
  • Professional Studies
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Security and Public Safety
  • Social & Human Behavior
  • Visual & Performing Arts

History

The George Washington University was founded in 1821 as "Columbian College" through an Act of Congress. It was established in response to George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital that would educate and prepare its future leaders. Washington died before his vision was realized, but President James Monroe and others were committed to carrying out the venture. The university opened with three faculty members and 30 students enrolled.

Now the largest university in the District of Columbia, GW is comprised of three campuses: Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses in D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. GW also has several graduate education centers in the D.C. area.

Academics

The academic calendar for the George Washington University follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and multiple shorter summer "sessions."

Colleges and Schools

  • Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Law School
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Graduate School of Education & Human Development
  • School of Business
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • School of Public Health & Health Services
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing

Student Life

There are more than 300 student clubs, groups and organizations for GW University students to get involved in. Student engagement at GW is high, and when students aren't participating in some of the many community service or leadership events or hands-on learning labs or partnerships available through local organizations, there is plenty to do to engage students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. GW offers a world-class library, state-of-the-art facilities, and a full range of sports, arts and entertainment.

The Washington, D.C., region offers many cultural and outdoor activities as well. The campuses are all well situated in interesting neighborhoods, with easy access to all the metro area has to offer.

Traditions

There are many rich traditions at the GW University, many of them tied to the school's namesake, President George Washington.

The school colors are Blue and Buff (pale gold), and the GW fight song makes reference to these colors:

Hail to the Buff,
Hail to the Blue,
Hail to the Buff and Blue!
All our lives we'll be proud to say,
We hail from GW! (Go Big Blue!)
Oh, by George, we're happy we can say,
We're GW, here to show the way, so
Raise high the Buff!
Raise high the Blue!
Loyal to GW
You bet we're
Loyal to GW!
Fight!

Athletics

The George Washington University "Colonials" athletic teams compete in 22 intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Satellite Campuses

The GW University has three major campuses: the Foggy Bottom Campus in the "Foggy Bottom neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C.; the Mount Vernon Campus in the wooded "Foxhall" neighborhood on the former site of Mount Vernon College; and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia - an area known for its focus on technology research.  Each campus has a distinct ambiance with integrated services and amenities.

In addition to its three major campuses, GW has education facilities throughout the region of Washington, D.C., that serve as centers for graduate professional studies programs.

Community Life

Students at all three main GW campuses enjoy great neighborhoods. The Foggy Bottom Campus is located in 18 city blocks of the "Foggy Bottom" neighborhood, known for its low-rise brick and brownstone buildings and streets lined with trees.

Students on the Mount Vernon Campus will enjoy a quieter setting on 23 acres within a wooded residential area.

Students at GW are very likely to be involved in community activities and service, contributing to hundreds of organizations from non-profits to politics. Students in the GW athletics department are active volunteers of community organizations, including motivational presentations to local high school groups, clean-up activities at local parks and facilities, assisting local youth sports, and more.

Acceptance Rate

40.84

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Widener University - Main Campus is a nonprofit private institution located in Chester, PA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Widener University - Main Campus has a yearly student enrollment of over four thousand. Areas of study offered at Widener University - Main Campus include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Education
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students accepted to this school score in-between 900 - 1110 on the SAT exam. Widener University - Main Campus accepts roughly 70% of students applying. Of those applicants accepted, around 22% of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found here. The cost of tuition is nearly $38,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for a cost of $6,800 each year. This school may provide financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of grants and loans. Widener University - Main Campus offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Students who would like to learn more about Widener University - Main Campus can visit their website at www.widener.edu.

Acceptance Rate

71.9

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

University of Cincinnati (UC) is one of the top 25 public research universities in the United States. Located in Ohio on what is considered one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world, the University of Cincinnati is ranked among the best national universities in 2010 by "US News and World Report" magazine.  The UC has also been named a "green university" by the Princeton Review.

Among its notable alumni are Joseph B. Strauss, who designed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and George Rieveschl, who invented Benadryl, the world's first antihistamine. Albert Sabin, another UC graduate, developed the first oral polio vaccine.

History

Founded in 1819 as the Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio, which merged around 1870 to become the University of Cincinnati. The first "Cooperative Education" program was established at UC in 1906. In 1977, the University of Cincinnati joined the University System of Ohio.

Academics

The academic calendar of the University of Cincinnati currently follows the quarter system, but will be transitioning to the semester system in the fall of 2012. Students may contact their academic advisors for assistance and guidance for successful semester conversion of academic units.

UC has 308 programs of study, and offers 49 Associate's, 103 undergraduate, 152 graduate and four professional degrees.

Colleges and Schools

The University of Cincinnati's 14 colleges and schools are:

  • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Clermont College
  • College-Conservatory of Music
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Raymond Walters College
  • Graduate School

Student Life

Many choices for on-campus housing are offered at UC, including suite-style living, lifestyle floors (where you live with students from major, athletic team or honors program), and more.  There are also numerous dining venues on the UC campus, including a Starbucks café and vegetarian options.

The Student Life Offices on the UC campus offers many resources and choices of clubs, groups, organizations and leadership opportunities including the African American Cultural & Resource Center, Bearcat Bands, Early Learning Center, Women's Center, Greek Leaders Council, Student Government, and more.

Traditions

The University of Cincinnati has several traditions, including its bearcat mascot, Lucy.  The former bearcat mascot, Alice, was a fixture at UC's home athletics games for more than 12 years.  Since 1008, Lucy has attended many "Bearcat" sporting events.

Athletics

The Cincinnati "Bearcats" athletics teams compete in many intercollegiate sports and they have won many national championships.

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main, Cincinnati Uptown Campus, the University of Cincinnati has several satellite campuses in the Cincinnati area:

  • Cincinnati Uptown Campus: Uptown East Campus; Uptown West Campus
  • Clermont Campus
  • Medical Campus
  • Raymond Walters Campus
  • Reading Campus
  • Victory Parkway Campus

Community Life

The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is located on UC's Uptown Campus and is open to students, employees and the community for recreation and fitness.  Many amenities are available, and events and activities at the CRC include guest lectures, parties, team-building events and sports tournaments. The Uptown East Campus offers recreation and exercise facilities at The Fitness Center.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) offers excellent productions in drama, musical theatre and opera for students and community members.  The CCM's annual Mainstage Series is a big attraction for the local community.

Acceptance Rate

76.67

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

Gallaudet University is a nonprofit private institution located in Washington, DC and provides a large number of program options for students. Around a thousand students enroll at Galludet University yearly. Students can choose from many areas of study, including:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Ethnic Cultural And Gender Studies
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Psychology
Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 630 to 905 for the SAT exam and between 15 to 21 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. An estimated 70 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 71 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here. Tuition is approximately $13,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,000 each year. Students attending Gallaudet University may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Athletic programs are available at Gallaudet University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs that are available include:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
Students should visit the Gallaudet University website to see a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more.

Acceptance Rate

61.22

Student to Faculty Ratio

6:1

Central Michigan University (CMU) is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is situated on a park-like campus of more than 400 acres.  CMU offers more than 200 academic degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. CMU also offers professional degrees.  CMU has built its reputation as a large university with a small college feeling, and a focus on student leadership and civic engagement.

In addition to its main Mount Pleasant Campus, CMU offers programs at more than 60 locations throughout Michigan, the U.S., and the world. It offers online courses for distance learning in many degree programs. CMU was named a "military-friendly" university by magazines such as G.I. Jobs and Advanced Military Education.

The faculty and programs at CMU are considered top-notch, and CMU is ranked in the top 20 research institutions in the U.S.  One of its research programs is involved in helping the Pentagon develop a filtration technology system to remove hazardous materials and contaminants from water.

History

Central Michigan University was founded in 1892 as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute. It offered courses in teaching, business and stenography, with formal teacher training as the primary focus.  Classes were originally held in second-floor rooms in an office building in downtown Mount Pleasant. Land was acquired in 1894, and the first school buildings were constructed on the current campus.

By 1909, many of the first teachers trained at "Central" were teaching in schools across the U.S., and also in Canada, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. By 1910, the school had expanded its offering of academic study programs. By 1918, Central was offering its first bachelor's degree.  As programs developed and expanded over the years, the name of the school changed several times, until it became Central Michigan University.

Academics

The academic calendar for Central Michigan University follows the semester format, with fall (August - December), spring (January - May) and summer (May - August) semesters.  Online programs have shorter terms throughout the year so students can move through their programs relatively quickly.

Colleges and Schools

CMU designates its colleges and schools as "academic units," as follows:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Science and Technology
  • The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Medicine

Academic programs at CMU are organized into the following categories:

  • American Indian Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Health-related
  • Human Services
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Pre-Professional
  • Science and Technology
  • Teacher Education

Student Life

Students are very engaged at CMU, with senior-level students exceeding that national average for participation in co-curricular activities by nearly 20 percent. There are many student clubs, groups and organizations on the CMU campus, and many opportunities for involvement. Leadership opportunities are many, and at least 70 percent of CMU students volunteer or participate in community service during their time on campus.

CMU has many dining services on campus and 22 residence halls with many different options for campus living.  There is always ample space for first-year students, who are encouraged to live on campus to get the full college experience.

Athletics

Some of CMU's athletic teams are champions, with the wrestling team winning 12 out of 13 championships. In 2011, the women's soccer team is ranked number one for the sixth consecutive year. CMU's athletic teams compete in 16 intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Indoor/Outdoor Track
  • Wrestling

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor/Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

CMU has thousands of students around the world enrolled in degree programs through CMU Online.  In addition to its online programs and it flagship campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, CMU has 17 "off campus locations" in Michigan. It also has many satellite campuses or "off campus locations" in other states and countries including:

  • CMU in Metro Detroit (Several locations in Detroit, MI)
  • Camp Pendleton Center (Oceanside, CA)
  • Minot AFB Center (North Dakota)
  • Offutt AFB Center (Nebraska)
  • Fort Leavenworth Center (Kansas)
  • Fort Riley Center (Kansas)
  • Fort Polk Center (Louisiana)
  • Columbus Center (Ohio)
  • Wright Patterson AFB Center (Ohio)
  • Defense Supply Center - Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
  • Fort Hamilton Center (New York)
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (New Jersey)
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground Center (Maryland)
  • Andrews AFB Center (Maryland)
  • Fort Meade Center (Maryland)
  • Seymour Johnson AFB Center (North Carolina)
  • Kinston Center (North Carolina)
  • CMU in Georgia (Several locations in Atlanta, Georgia)
  • CMU in Metro DC (7 locations in Washington, DC)
  • CMU in Virginia (6 locations in Virginia)
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Hawaii)
  • Schofield Center, Schofield Education Center (Hawaii)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center - Tripler (Hawaii)
  • CMU at George Brown College (Toronto, Canada)
  • CMU at Georgian College (Ontario, Canada)
  • CMU at Humber College (Toronto, Canada)
  • CMU at Loyalist College (Ontario, Canada)
  • CMU at Red River College (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • CMU at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (Mexico)

Acceptance Rate

69.51

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

About
Assumption College is a Catholic post secondary institution founded in 1904 and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. When first established the school was dedicated to educating French immigrants and residents to become leaders in their New England communities. During World War II the school suffered a massive decline in enrollment due to nearly all students enlisting in the military. The school was kept afloat financially through increased enrollment in the preparatory school it operated. In 1952 a graduate school was added to Assumption COllege and in that same year the school was struck by a tornado. As a result, Assumption College took the opportunity to separate the college from the preparatory school and move to its Worcester location. Since that time the school has seen growth both in its facilities and enrollment, currently serving nearly 3000 student a year.

Academics
Assumption College offers over 40 undergraduate programs and 5 graduate programs. These programs are fully accredited and provide students with a high quality education in their field of study. Undergraduate programs may be augmented through minor studies programs, allowing students to pursue a secondary education in a separate interest or in a field that augments their major. Graduate programs require a bachelor degree in order to be enrolled and provide students with a more in depth education in that particular field. All programs are taught in the Catholic tradition and provide an academically stimulating environment.

Programs offered include:

Adult and continuing education programs are also available, resulting in certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. These programs provide an education in a high demand fields and assist in planning for one's future. Professional workshops are also available to provide additional information and training in a given field.

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Assumption College must submit an application for admission, including standardized test scores and pertinent transcripts. Once submitted the provided information will be reviewed and a decision rendered regarding admission. Once the decision is made, the student will be notified shortly thereafter. Students should determine which program of study they wish to pursue prior to applying. Graduate programs may have requirements unique to the program and should be reviewed prior to applying.

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans, a majority of which is based on financial need. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine need, eligibility and award. Students may be asked to produce financial documents prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure that the information provided in the FAFSA is accurate.

Athletics
The Assumption College Greyhounds participate in a number of intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA Northeast-10 Conference. Intercollegiate athletic provide a forum for healthy competition and teach students the value of teamwork and discipline.

Athletic programs offered include:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Acceptance Rate

81.08

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Students at St. John's receive an education that includes both academic study and service to those less fortunate. The curriculum at St. John's includes centers of excellence that provide research opportunities in sustainable global development and social justice. Students can participate in volunteering, mentoring and "service learning" programs at all of St. John's campuses and beyond.

Among its more than 100,000 alumni are officials with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, leaders of well-known businesses and industries, and at least one successful producer in the entertainment industry.

History

The Vincentian Community founded St. John's University in 1870 as an educational institution committed to the values of St. Vincent de Paul. The St. John's approach to education places an emphasis on the teachings of St. Vincent, which focus on respect for the individual, human solidarity, service to the needy and making the world a better place.

Academics

The academic calendar for St. John's University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. Students have several ways to earn college credit during the summer through four summer sessions: Pre Session in May, Session I in May-July, Session II in July-August, and Post Session in August.

Colleges and Schools

The colleges and schools of St. John's University are:

  • St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Education
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
  • College of Professional Studies
  • St. John's Distance Learning
  • School of Law 

The centers and institutes at St. John's University include:

  • Center for Community Services
    • Center for Psychological Services
    • Reading and Writing Education Center
    • Speech and Hearing Center
  • Center for Global Development
  • Center for Professional Education
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • CLACS - Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Division of Academic Support Services
  • Division of Special and Opportunity Programs
  • Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center
  • Emergency Medical Services Institute
  • English Language Institute: The Language Connection
  • Financial Services Institute
  • Grants and Sponsored Research
  • Health Education Resource Center (HERC)
  • Imagery Institute
  • Institute for Asian Studies
  • Institute for Biotechnology
  • Institute for Core Studies (ICS)
  • Institute for Writing Studies
  • Italian Cultural Center
  • Multicultural Advisory Committee
  • ROTC
  • Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
  • Vincentian Center for Church and Society
  • Women in Science Program

Student Life

Student life activities at St. John's University include campus ministry, multicultural affairs, intramural sports for men and women, campus fitness and recreation, and special campus activities like grocery bingo, where students can play bingo to win free groceries.

The student wellness program at St. John's, called "SWELLness," is committed to helping students maintain a holistic approach to their health in all areas, including physical, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual and intellectual. The SWELL calendar offers many health-related workshops and seminars through the year, including meditation courses.

St. John's three campuses in New York provide residential living. The Queens Campus provides six high-tech residence halls with wireless Internet access, study rooms, a computer center, lounges, dining hall and 24-hour security.

The Staten Island Campus offers modern, apartment-style living adjacent to campus, and the Manhattan Campus offers limited student housing in a 10-story high rise.

Traditions

The athletic program at St. John's University was founded in 1907 with its intercollegiate men's basketball program. In the beginning, this team was traditionally referred to as the "Wonder Five." The baseball team was established at St. John's at a later date, and made it to the College World Series several times between 1949 and 1968. Women's athletics were added in the 1970s. In the 1990s the St. John's athletic teams changed their nickname from the "Wonder Five" to the "Red Storm," a nickname that continues today.

The color of the athletic uniforms for St. John's has been red since the early days, and the traditional colors for the university are red and white.

Athletics

St. John's 17 "Red Storm" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its primary campus in Queens, New York, St. John's University has five satellite locations, including:

  • Staten Island, NY
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Oakdale, NY
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France

Community Life

St. John's University has strong partnerships in the diverse communities of New York City. The Offices of Community Relations and Community Business Development at St. John's facilitate civic groups, social organizations, arts agencies, free concerts, special events, blood drives, food drives, community support for local businesses, and many charitable efforts.

Acceptance Rate

72.34

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

Minnesota State University - Moorhead provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Moorhead, MN and publically funded. Enrollment at MSU Moorhead exceeds 7,500 per year. A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1003 - 1120 on the SAT and between 20 - 24 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to Minnesota State University - Moorhead. This school has an acceptance rate of about 63% of which only 43% decided to attend.  Key admissions information can be gathered by completing the form on this page or calling the school. The cost of tuition is close to $8,100 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's net price calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $4,600 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. The MSU Moorhead "Dragons" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available:
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Acceptance Rate

65.38

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

Oakwood University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's Seventh Day Adventists affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 1,900 students are enrolled per year at Oakwood University. A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 790 to 1013 for the SAT exam and in a range of 16 to 22 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. 44% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 58% choose to attend.  Additional information regarding admissions can be found via the school's website or by requesting information here. Undergraduate tuition is approximately $16,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine cost. Housing is available for students, which costs around $5,000 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students may visit the Oakwood University website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Acceptance Rate

64.73

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Ohio University (OHIO) is a national, public research university located in Athens, Ohio. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ohio University in the top 60 public national universities. It is ranked fourth in the nation by the Forbes ranking for its return on investment in research dollars.

The acclaimed faculty members of Ohio University include at least 10 Fulbright Scholars, and many other award winners.

Ohio University offers more than 250 undergraduate majors, and a range of majors at the master's and doctoral levels. Top ranking academic programs at Ohio University include ceramics, printmaking, speech and language pathology, audiology, physical therapy, fine arts, clinical psychology, social work, physics, English, and biological sciences.

Ohio University has many "firsts" to its credit, including the first university-based business incubator in the state, which helped develop nine spin-off companies and created more than 1,000 jobs.

History

The Ohio University was established in 1804 by an act passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Ohio University opened in 1803 with three students enrolled, and one professor. In 1828, Ohio University conferred a degree on its first black graduate, the third in the United States. In 1873, the University conferred a degree on its first female graduate.

Academics

In the fall of 2012, Ohio University will transition from a quarter-format academic calendar, to a semester format.

Colleges and Schools

Ohio University has 11 colleges, including:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Honors Tutorial College
  • Patton College of Education and Human Services
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • Scripps College of Communication
  • University College
  • Graduate College
  • Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Ohio University also has three Centers of Excellence:

  • Energy and the Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Scripps College of Communication

Student Life

Students attending Ohio University can take advantage of the more than 350 student clubs and organizations available for involvement. Interest areas that are represented include the arts, politics, professions, religion, sports and health, the arts, and more. Student club resources include a Campus Involvement Fair and a Handbook for Student Organizations.

There is a Campus Life newsletter that keeps students and their families informed of campus events and activities. Greek Life is thriving at Ohio University, with 33 active local chapters of national fraternities and sororities.

Traditions

The Ohio University school colors are green and white, with gold as an accent color. Fans of the university's teams traditionally join the "Green and White Club."

The bobcat is the Ohio University mascot, and the athletic teams at OHIO are nicknamed the "Bobcats."

Athletics

The OHIO "Bobcats" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross County
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

Athens University has its main campus in Athens, Ohio. It has five regional campuses and two centers located throughout Ohio:

  • Chillicothe Campus
  • Eastern Campus
  • Lancaster Campus
  • Pickerington Center
  • Southern Campus
  • Proctorville Campus
  • Zanesville Campus

Community Life

Ohio University forges partnerships in the community. It has partnered with high schools in SE Ohio to offer hands-on training to teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. It created an online virtual museum for Latino culture and art in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.

Acceptance Rate

82.07

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

Point Park University provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and operated as a private institution. Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled yearly at Point Park University. A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Communications And Journalism
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to Point Park University. Scores between 20 to 25 on the ACT or 1360 to 1670 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for getting accepted. This school has an admissions rate of about 75 percent of which only 20 percent chose to enroll.  Additional information on admissions can be found at pointpark.edu or simply by requesting information from this portal. Tuition is approximately $26,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $5,100 for the year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. The Point Park University "Pioneers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:
  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
Students who wish to get more about this school may take a look at their website at pointpark.edu.

Acceptance Rate

73.11

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Kent State University is a public research university, and one of the largest university's in the state of Ohio, comprised of eight campuses. Kent State offers high-quality bachelor's degree programs, as well as innovative graduate studies and research at the master's and doctoral degree levels. The Kent Campus is the university's main location, which offers on-campus housing and state-of-the-art facilities. Kent State's seven other campuses, located throughout Northeastern Ohio, are small liberal arts colleges. These regional campuses offer associate and bachelor's degrees, many with a technical or vocational focus, along with a few select graduate programs.

Kent State University offers 255 academic programs at the bachelor's degree level, 39 programs at the master's degree level and 21 programs at the doctoral level.  KSU has an award-winning faculty, with many renowned scholars and researchers leading programs in its institutes, centers and research departments. The KSU Liquid Crystal Institute leads research in technologies that are used around the world in laptops, flat screen televisions and calculators. Among KSU's notable alumni are 11 Pulitzer Prize winners who completed their studies at Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

History

Kent State University was founded as a teacher training school called "Kent State Normal School" in Kent, Ohio in 1910.  Sixty years later, in May of 1970, Kent State University made international headlines when a violent on-campus student demonstration held in protest of the Vietnam War drew gunfire from law enforcement that killed four Kent State students. In the years since that time, many events and memorials have been established on campus to honor those who died.

Academics

The academic calendar for KSU follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and multiple shorter summer "sessions."

Colleges, Schools and Programs

  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Communication and Information
  • Office of Continuing and Distance Education
  • College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Technology
  • School of Digital Sciences
  • Honors College 

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Financial Engineering
  • Information Architecture and Knowledge Management

Other Programs

  • Aerospace Studies/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFROTC)
  • Military Science/Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Police Academy 

Regional College Programs

  • Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Graduate Studies
  • Undergraduate Studies

Student Life

Kent State is known for its student involvement, both historically and in recent years, and currently offers more than 200 student organizations for student participation. Student activities and organizations include everything from leadership programs, to community service, cultural awareness, sororities and fraternities, arts and theatre, sports and fitness, and more.

KSU student services include health and wellness services, housing, transportation, dining options, and a career services center, among others.

Traditions

The school colors for KSU are blue and gold. The school motto at sporting events is "get your gold on." The KSU mascot is "Flash," a Golden Eagle, and the sports teams are referred to as the "Golden Flash."

Athletics

The "Golden Flash" athletic teams of KSU compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main Kent Campus, Kent State University has seven satellite campuses in the Northeastern Ohio region, including campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas.

Community Life

The city of Kent, Ohio is one of the largest cities in the county. It has been nicknamed "Tree City, USA," for its abundance of trees, parks and gardens. Located 10 miles east of Akron along the Cuyahoga River, Kent has the ambiance of a small town, but the amenities of a big city. The "Festival of Trees" is one of many festivals held in the city throughout the year.

There are many longtime businesses in Kent, including the world headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies. The city is named for Marvin Kent, who established major railroad stops in the city, which fostered its growth and prosperity in the late 1800s.

Acceptance Rate

85.54

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

Campbellsville University provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Campbellsville, KY and operated as a private institution. The school's Southern Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Campbellsville University has an annual student enrollment of nearly three thousand. Here is a list of some of the popular programs Campbellsville University offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1220 to 1630 for the SAT exam and between 18 to 23 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Campbellsville University. 63% of those who apply are admitted to Campbellsville University, of which 36 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here. The cost of tuition is around $23,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. The Campbellsville University "Tigers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Sports available:
  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)
Students can visit the website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

70.06

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Columbia College Chicago provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois and operated as a private institution. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled per year at Columbia College Chicago.

Areas of study offered at Columbia College Chicago include:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Communication Technology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be needed for certain programs.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $23,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Students who would like to see more about this school may check out their website at http://www.colum.edu.

Acceptance Rate

90.22

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is situated on a hilltop campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is a public research university with top research faculty and many nationally recognized academic programs. Some of the top WKU programs include journalism, business, education, broadcasting and engineering.

WKU, which is comprised of four campuses and Study Abroad/overseas programs, is the fastest growing university in Kentucky. High school juniors and seniors who are high achievers can enroll in the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Sciences at WKU.

WKU has more than 170 academic study areas at the undergraduate and pre-professional levels. WKU offers associate degrees, certificates, and bachelor's degrees. There are 50 graduate programs to choose from.

WKU offers flexible programs through its University College, which are suited to non-traditional students such as working adults or those seeking lifelong learning. Flexible classes are offered at locations across the mid-state area.

History

Western Kentucky University was established in 1906 as one of two teacher training institutions - the Western Kentucky State Normal School in Bowling Green. Classes commenced in 1907. Eventually this state-supported school took over the Southern Normal School, and its owner, Henry cherry, became WKU's first president.  

In 1911, the school moved to the Hill, which is the present site of its main campus. The curricula continued to focus on teacher training for 10 years. The school was approved to grant four-year degrees, and in 1922, was approved to grant four-year degrees.

In 1927, Western merged with Ogden College. In 1930, Western's name was changed to Western Kentucky State Teachers College. In 1931, the first master's degree was offered.

The curriculum began to broaden beyond teacher training, and the name was changed to Western Kentucky State College in 1948.

In 1963, Western merged with the Bowling Green College of Commerce, which became a separate college within Western's structure. The Graduate School at Western also had separate status. In 1965, three more colleges formed:  the College of Education, the Ogden College of Science and Technology, and the Potter College of Liberal Arts. In 1966, the name was changed to Western Kentucky University.

Academics

The academic calendar for Western Kentucky University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. WKU also offers a Winter Term in the month of January. Its summer semester is divided into two sessions in June, and two sessions in July.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Ogden College of Science and Engineering
  • Potter College of Arts & Letters
  • University College
  • Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
  • Honors College

Student Life

Students at Western Kentucky University enjoy a wide range of student services, including:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Advising
  • Library
  • Testing
  • Tutoring
  • Campus Safety
  • Campus Security
  • WKU Store
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Disabilities Services
  • Health Services
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Community Links
  • Study Abroad 

Students at WKU are encouraged to join one of the many student clubs and organizations that are available for participation. Students may also log onto the WKU-O Blog to find out more about student clubs and activities on campus. There is a Dynamic Leadership Institute (DLI) on campus that teaches students interpersonal skills and the knowledge they will need to engage in leadership activities on campus.

On campus housing is available in one of the WKU Residence Halls, and there is a range of dining options available.

Traditions

The traditional school colors of Western Kentucky University are red, black and white. The athletic teams are called the WKU "Hilltoppers" or the WKU "Lady Toppers" for the women's teams. The mascot for WKU is "Big Red," a large, red, furry creature that was designed by a WKU student in 1979. Big Red represents the Spirit of Western.

There is a tradition of the "Red Towel at WKU, which began with the late basketball coach, E.A. Diddle. Coach Diddle used to clutch and wave a red towel throughout all Hilltopper basketball games. Now the Red Towel has become synonymous with outstanding basketball, and fans at WKU sporting events will wave red-colored towels in the air as they cheer for "Big Red."

Athletics

The Western Kentucky University "Hilltoppers" and "Lady Toppers" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The campuses of Western Kentucky University include its main campus at Bowling Green, Kentucky, and satellite campuses at:

  • Glasgow
  • Owensboro
  • Elizabethtown 

WKU also sends students each term to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Community Life

WKU has outreach programs that allow students and faculty to interface with community business and industry, local organizations and more. The Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO) offers both credit and non-credit classes to students of all ages. DELO partners with local businesses to plan special events, provide customized training, and develop degree programs that meet the needs of the organization.

The ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships brings campus and community together to enrich both higher education and public life. ALIVE CCP facilitates collaborative efforts that address local, regional, and global needs while also enhancing the level of student learning and educational experience.

Acceptance Rate

97.26

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

About The University of Central Oklahoma, located in Edmond, Oklahoma, is the oldest post-secondary educational institution in the state, having been founded in 1890. The school was originally a normal school established with the purpose of educating individuals in the methods of teaching to further the territory's educational system. The school was built on 40 acres donated by the territorial legislature, and with additional fund the first class of 23 students began their studies in 1891.

By 1904 the school had become Central State Normal School, though statehood for the Oklahoma territory would still be 3 years away. By 1919 the school became a four year degree granting teacher's college and by 1939 became a full fledged college. Between 1954 and 1971 the school was given the authority to confer a variety of master degrees, resulting in the school becoming recognized as a university and taking on the name Central State University.

On the school's 100 year anniversary the name was once again changed, this time to its current. The school has grown from its humble roots, currently serving nearly 16,000 students on a 300 acre campus.
Academics The University of Central Oklahoma offers a large number of majors that allows students to choose which program tract will best suit their goals and allow them to prepare for their future. Students will take courses related to their major as well as general education requirements and elective courses outside of their field of study, all of which typically takes four years to complete.

During this time students may also choose to pursue a minor degree through additional courses of study, providing an extra area of study and expertise outside their major. Graduate programs are also available, having separate requirements for admission, typically involving graduate level exams, the appropriate degree earned, as well as a strong academic record.
Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid Students interested in enrollment at University of Central Oklahoma may qualify for admission  through one of the several requirements for admissions. This includes a cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a class rank of 50% or higher, and ACT score of 20 or a SAT reading and math score of 940, or a 2.7 GPA and 15 units of a core high school curriculum.

Students must submit a completed application for admission, along with essay, transcripts and test scores which will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Once a decision is rendered, the student will be notified and provided the necessary information for beginning their college experience.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students requiring financial assistance must obtain a federal PIN and submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards.

Financial aid must be reapplied for at the start of each academic year, and students may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to verify the accuracy of the SAR prior to the disbursement of funds due to new federal regulations for aid. Scholarships may also be pursued from sources outside of the school. Such sources typically require a separate application for each scholarship and award funds based on varying criterion.
Athletics The University of Central Oklahoma Broncos participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Intercollegiate athletics provide participating students with the opportunity to engage in healthy competition in a controlled environment, learning skills and habits that are useful in one's personal, academic and professional life.

These skills and habits include teamwork, discipline, leadership, responsibility and good health habits. Students will also experience the camaraderie associated with experiencing the shared successes and failures with their teammates.
Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Acceptance Rate

84.1

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

Randolph Community College, located in Asheboro, North Carolina, was founded in 1962 as a joint city-county education center known as the Randolph Industrial Education Center. The Randolph Industrial Education Center joined the North Carolina Community College System in 1963, shortly after the founding of the system. The school is situated in the center of North Carolina and serves a population of over 140,000 countywide.

Academics

Randolph Community College offers a wide variety of programs and majors that lead to either or certificates or degrees. Vocational programs are geared toward preparing individuals for work post-graduation while transfer programs are designed to assist students in pursuing higher education at a four year institution. RCC also offers continuing education courses as well as adult education programs.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Enrollment at Randolph Community College requires a high school diploma or GED. Applicants should complete and submit the application along with transcripts or official test scores. Once received, applicants should take a placement exam and familiarize themselves with the campus. Students will begin registration t orientation.

Students wishing to apply for financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for a PIN. The applicant will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which will determine which forms of aid the student is eligible for.

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

About Rich Mountain Community College, located in Mena, Arkansas, was founded 1973 and was originally known as RIch Mountain Vocational-Technical School. The school began operations in 1975 with an initial enrollment of 250 students. The school was merged with Henderson State University's off campus program, forming Rich Mountain Community College. The school became part of the Polk County Community College District and became fully accredited in 1996, and again in 2005.
Academics As a comprehensive community college, RMCC offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue their goals. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide students the opportunity to obtain an education in a given field or industry, eventually allowing for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid Rich Mountain Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows entry for any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores, and may be asked to complete a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and a meeting with a counselor is encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and awarded based on need as determined by the information provided within the Free Application of the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

Ohio University - Eastern Campus is located in Saint Clairsville, Ohio and is a public institution that assists students to meet their educational goals. Enrollment at Ohio University - Eastern Campus is nearly 990 annually. The school offers two programs of study in the areas of Liberal Arts and Humanistic Studies. The school has an open enrollment policy, accepting all students that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be required for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found at ohio.edu. Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $5,000 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $6,400 per year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans. Students should visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Ohio University - Lancaster Campus, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Lancaster, Ohio, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Nearly 2,500 students enroll at Ohio University - Lancaster Campus per year. Students may select from several areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Information Systems
  • Business Administration
The school has an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and personal statements may be requested for certain programs. More information from the admissions office can be found at lancaster.ohiou.edu. The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $5,200 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $9,900 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students should visit the website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

Are you fresh from high school, a job, another college, a university or a technical institute? Then consider Ohio University’s Zanesville campus for a good educational foundation for your career. It is nestled off 1425 Newark Rd in Zanesville near Zane State College.  OUZ, as it is popularly known, offers world-class education programs that include associate's, bachelor's and master's degree in various fields of education.

As The Path to Your Promises, the university offers a variety of courses to help you realize your dreams. Some of the degree courses offered include applied management, Education Psychology and Nursing. OUZ also offers associate degrees in arts, electronic media, individualized studies, nursing and science. OUZ features campuses such as Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Lifelong Learning, Southern and regional Higher education.

The University has highly trained and professional staff that is passionate about the students’ success. OUZ affords the students rich educational experiences combined with quality tutoring, academic advising and specialized testing services. Students also have access to wireless internet, coffee cafe and cafeteria, a bookstore, a vast electronic database and resources, a 62,000-volume library and a fitness center.

If you study part time, you require flexibly scheduled classes. That is exactly what the university offers in Cambridge and Zanesville. Students have many fun activities they can participate in ranging from sports and music to cultural activities.

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

18:1

Vincennes University is a post-secondary institution located in small-town Vincennes, Indiana. With an enrollment of some 10,000 students, Vincennes is small compared to her big sister, Indiana University. But VU has a big spirit: its motto, “Smaller certainly doesn’t imply inferior,” communicates the school’s commitment to big ideals. Vincennes is the perfect choice for students who desire a university education but prefer a more intimate environment. In the spirit of proving it is “small but not inferior,” the school offers over two hundred degree programs in a variety of disciplines from the humanities and performing arts to science and business. Well-rounded university students don’t study all the time; they join fraternities or sororities, perform community service, and spend time developing leadership skills. Vincennes offers an array of extracurricular activities. The Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and the Donald G. Bell Recreational Facility are points of school pride, offering cultural and fitness enrichment as well. Paying for college is a valid concern for students facing the college years, but with its affordable tuition costs, Vincennes is an attractive option! And academic scholarships, partial and full home-school scholarships, work study, and financial aid are available to help qualified students defray educational costs. Students with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. For details, contact the VU admissions office. Students who desire the best of both worlds—a university education in an intimate environment—will agree that Vincennes University is their best choice.

Acceptance Rate

-

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

The Spokane Falls Community College is located west of Spokane in Washington. It was first incorporated in 1881 but it was only in 1961 that the community college opened its doors for  more enrollees.  Also known as The Falls, the college has a 113-acre campus that offers associate of arts or science degrees to students. Aside from associate degrees, SFCC also offers technical degrees as well as certificate programs such as prosthetic technician, physical therapy training and hearing instrument repairs. On the other hand, the school is also considered as the center for performing arts in Washington and is highly regarded for its drama, music and fine arts program. Moreover, the school has an agreement with Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute that allow students from Japan to study in the US. Aside from the science and engineering disciplines, Spokane Falls Community College also offer a growing number of direct transfer degrees to any four-year institution within the state. This is to ensure that students will be able to proceed to a bachelor’s degree without any problem. In fact, 60% of associate degree holders from Spokane Falls Community College get into a four-year college or university upon graduation. On the other hand, the tuition fee rate for resident enrollees is $106 per credit hour while non-resident including international students need to pay $279 per credit hour. However, non-residents with operating fee waiver can get discounted tuition fee rate.

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Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

South Plains College is a community college located in the city of Levelland, Texas, fittingly close to the city of Lubbock to the east. SPC provides students with the perfect starting ground, and offers a very intimate setting, along with a unique opportunity to learn in a small community setting.

Because South Plains College in Levelland, Texas is more community based, students will no doubt enjoy smaller classes, and the advantages of better student/teacher interactions. Besides the benefits already mentioned, it’s worth noting that SPC’s tuition costs can’t be ignored either.

Students considering South Plains College will find a much cheaper alternative too many other local universities. With a low annual tuition rate of under $1200 a year, it’s no wonder that almost 10,000 students are currently enrolled. Even if you are from out of state, tuition costs are only about $1500.

Students can choose to major in a number of popular academic programs at SPCC, earning an associate's degree in fields including agricultural business and management, biology/biological sciences, business administration and management, communication studies/speech communication and rhetoric, and many more. If you need transfer credits to attend major universities or want to attain a technical career, then SPC is a great choice.

Considering its prime location in a smaller community but with access to a major metropolitan area, students in search of off-campus extracurricular activities will find any number of entertainment options, at home or abroad, is well within reach at South Plains College.

For more information on the academic opportunities at South Plains College, please visit their website.

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Why Become a Photojournalist?

A photojournalist elects the profession for a variety of reasons from country to country. The freedom of expression, ability to travel, earnestly connect with others, and ability to utilize art to communicate across languages tend to be reasons at the top of most professionals list. Photojournalists convey the most by saying the least.

As a profession, they capture moments in time that forever cling to people the way other media cannot compare. Students considering a future as a photojournalist have ready access to professionals at the top of their game by looking to social media, magazines, and independent members of the community worldwide.

College Requirements for Photojournalist Majors

In terms of educational requirements, Photojournalist degree holders will have typically studied the following courses while in college:

Skills & Abilities Required for a Photojournalist

  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speaking
  • Instructing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
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Employment Information & Industry Specializations

For students that earn a college degree in Photojournalism, there are several fields of specialization that one can pursue. The options range from managers, marketing, advertising, promotions specialist, leaders, directors, project specialists, human resources, teachers, editors, public relations, graphic designers, author, broadcast technician, technical writer, and business administration in the public or private domain to name a few possible career tracks.

Job Growth & Journalist Careers

The job growth in the greater Photojournalist domain are at or above average. For example, the rate of job growth for advertising managers is expected to rise 9% through 2024 and for market research analysts a 19% growth rate is expected during the same period. Given the broad nature of the Photojournalism degree, compensation after graduation can vary greatly from career field to career field given prior experience and geographic location. Related fields include teaching, marketing, artist, managing, leading, public relations, and editing.

For a snapshot of the work of the best photojournalists around, consider visiting this top list or this article detailing the importance of photojournalists in our world today. For those serious about taking their career to the next level, it may be worth investigating the merits of a national association or trade group. Top-tier associations include the PPA and the NPPA with member benefits not found elsewhere.

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