<span>Colleges for a 20 ACT</span>

Colleges for a 20 ACT

The ACT is a standardized test that measures academic performance and compares it to that of other high school students across the country. A score of 20 on the ACT demonstrates that you correctly answered a little more than half of the questions on the exam.

Is a Score of 20 Good?

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 the best possible result. A score of 20 is just below the national average of 20.8 and means that approximately half of all test takers received a higher score on the test. One of the purposes of taking the ACT is to increase your competitiveness during the college application process and a 20 doesn’t necessarily accomplish that at most colleges.

I Want to Go to College, What Do I Do?

In order to improve on a score of 20, consider retaking the ACT.  If you’re a junior, there are still several opportunities to do so. In the time before the retest date, prepare for the exam by taking ACT Practice Tests. Consult the breakdown of your score in each of the test’s four subjects: science, English, mathematics, and reading. Those subject scores will give a sense of which fields of study to concentrate on.

For further test prep, utilize your high school’s ACT resources. Consult an academic advisor or college counselor for recommendations on practice test books. If you have time to do so, enroll in a test prep course overseen by your school or the district. For those who work best in a one-on-one setting, visit a private tutor if it’s within your financial means.

If you’ve decided to retake the ACT as a senior, there are typically test dates in the fall that will return scores in enough time for the latter half of admission season. Check out some colleges that have later application deadlines, in January through March, and see if any of them interest you. If retaking the test isn’t possible or doesn’t make sense in your situation, take a look at your college application as a whole and adjust how you’re labeling your safety, reach, and match schools.

What Colleges Can I Apply to With an ACT Score of 20?

A test score is only one component of the application and many institutions don’t have a “required” ACT score, but a range that they typically accept. However, the colleges and universities we have listed below have a history of admitting students who earned a 20 on their ACT.

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With a campus nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, California State University-San Bernardino is a 4-year public institution and part of the Cal State system. An Hispanic-serving institution, Cal State San Bernardino is home to...

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College teaches you things you will actually use. Each lesson is applicable to your life and each quarter you get more and more to grow on and feed off of as you live your first years in adult life. CSUSB will teach you the things that high school...

” – Alyson from Riverside, CA

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest Historically Black College and University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the United States. Bowie State encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Professional...

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Bowie State University is a small school with about 6,000 students. While mostly commuter, it serves those in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is easily accessible by public transportation. Most importantly, the campus is a tight-knit...

” – Julius from Landover, MD

Humboldt State University is a 4-year public institution in Arcata, CA, and is the northernmost campus of the California State University system. HSU is an Hispanic-serving institution conferring bachelor’s degrees in 51 academic majors. HSU also...

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The natural beauty up here with the redwood forest is really unsurpassed. I feel the school is a good choice academically for those in the natural sciences (which is what I am doing and is a major reason I chose to go there). Finally, the community...

” – Dion from Thousand Oaks, CA

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian institution in Chicago affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. North Park is home to six colleges and schools as well as a seminary conferring degrees in over 60 undergrad and graduate...

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Amazing location since it's in the city but due to it's location and a small campus, it doesn't completely feel like you're living in the city. It has great diversity on campus.

” – Megan from Dwight, IL

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Lincoln University is a public, historically black institution established in Oxford, Pennsylvania, with a satellite location in Philadelphia. The 422-acre main campus is home to over 50 buildings built as early as 1899. The college offers nearly 40...

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Lincoln University is a very good university. It has a lot of legacy behind it. It very family oriented and the professors are very helpful.

” – Nykeisha from Philadelphia, PA

Clayton State University is a 4-year public school in the Atlanta metro area and part of the University System of Georgia. Featuring a 214-acre park-like campus, Clayton State confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. In...

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Clayton State University is an unique school. This school offers a varies of programs and resources to that can be tailored to fit your needs and wants. Clayton State might be a small campus but it impact of the world is huge.

” – Amber from Morrow, GA

Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is an Historically Black College and University in Atlanta and a 4-year liberal arts college for men. Morehouse grants bachelor’s degrees in 26 academic majors and the college consistently produces more Rhodes...

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morehouse college upholds a rich tradition in promoting intelligent and strong men for the future. the institution offers programs that cover a wide array of student interests from academic to sports. international students love the college's...

” – Jonathan from Miami, FL

Originally founded as the Girls Industrial College, Texas Woman's University is a school primarily for women in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and the largest such university in the United States. Although TWU is designed for women, the university...

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I have learned so much in my freshman year here it's AMAZING. The teachers are great and are willing to help you with any problems you are having. There are centers to go to for writing help and much more.

” – Asha from Houston, TX

Affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Wingate University is a Christian institution with a main campus and two satellite locations in southern North Carolina. Wingate confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields of study. For...

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Work hard in high school, so they will offer you a large scholarship. Visit the campus. It's really beautiful. :)

” – Shelley from NC

Frostburg State University is a public, 4-year institution established in the state of Maryland. FSU offers a wide variety of degree programs, many of which are unique, such as Adventure Sports Management, Forestry, and Ethnobotany. The school bases...

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Very dedicated to informing students of important information and school events. Great place to stay concentrated on school work. Teachers here are very friendly.

” – Cameron from Clinton, MD

California State University-Northridge is a public university in Los Angeles and one of the largest single-campus universities in the nation. CSU Northridge encompasses nine colleges and schools conferring 68 bachelor’s degrees. Additionally, CSUN...

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CSUN is a smaller university, but has a lot to offer and is close to home for many people. The advisers are always there to help and make sure you are on task and recommend programs to get into that help accelerate your graduation process. There are...

” – Jennifer from Pacoima, CA

With campus along the coast of the Long Island Sound, the University of Bridgeport is a private institution in southern Connecticut. UB is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences offering degrees in over 125 academic...

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The university is warm, welcoming and dedicated to their students. Expect to receive a packed pamphlet full of activities and ways for you to get used to the campus and surrounding area. Also, the dean and professors are very active in the lives of...

” – Rachael from Torrington, CT

Fort Lewis College is a public liberal arts institution based in Durango, Colorado. It is a designated Native American-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The school permits qualified Native American students to attend tuition...

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Great small school. Beneficial class sizes. And super chill.

” – Tyler from Durango, CO

Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is a private school in the greater Los Angeles area affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. La Verne encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Law awarding undergrad degrees in...

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Its small and easy to get around. The campus is lovely and they keep improving it. The dorms are also nice.

” – Karina from Oceanside, CA

Founded in 1922 in Wichita Falls, Midwestern State University is the only institution in the state to become a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The 255-acre campus near Sikes Lakes offers 49 undergraduate programs and...

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Great university!! Filled with amazing people!

” – Lucia from Wichita Falls, TX

With campus located along the Mississippi River, St. Cloud State University is a 4-year public institution and one of the largest universities in Minnesota. St. Cloud State confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic programs and is the only...

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I do believe that I have learned a lot from my professors at SCSU. For the most part, they make themselves available to students. The only downfall I have encountered is the English speaking abilities of some teachers. I recently had a teacher where...

” – Lindie from Saint Cloud, MN

Founded in 1871, SUNY Buffalo State is a public school in Buffalo and the largest 4-year college in the State University of New York System. SUNY Buffalo State is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Education, the Professions, and Sciences, and is...

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Buff State is an amazing college and the campus is beautiful. The buildings interiors are decked in posters and exhibits and maps and all types of visual information. The teachers there are willing to dedicate their time to help students and lead...

” – Richard from Buffalo, NY

California Baptist University is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conventions. The 160-acre campus in Riverside, CA, features 10 schools and colleges that offer 76 bachelor’s degrees with Christ-centered...

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As a pre-nursing major, my academic course load was heavier than the average student. With this major, it is impossible not to learn something. The 4 unit science classes are intensive but fascinating. In my general education classes, such as English...

” – Brittany from Trabuco Canyon, CA

Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution focused on liberal arts and professional training. SCSU is part of the Connecticut State University System and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. All students must complete a Liberal...

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This was my first choice school because I got an amazing vibe visiting. The students and staff were so welcoming and excited to have new students coming to join the campus. The psychology program, is one of the best also. So my major is going to be...

” – Danielle from Vernon, CT

Founded in 1891, Delaware State University is a public Historically Black College and University in the state capital of Dover. Delaware State is home to colleges of Humanities, Agriculture, Business, and Health Sciences conferring undergrad degrees...

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I definitely am learning a lot here I transferred from Long island University in Brooklyn NY, and I never had the opportunity to learn such variety of things. For example about black history, the most I knew about Black History was what they could...

” – Danielle from Brentwood, NY

Formerly known as Armstrong State University, Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus is a residential campus of the University System of Georgia. GSU-Armstrong offers bachelor’s degree programs in over 50 Georgia Southern majors from seven...

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small campus that allows freshmen to bring their cars on campus. professors are very friendly and openly encourage for students to come to them for one-on-one time if needed. &#13;
a wide variety of degrees are available along with new ones being added...

” – Lindsey from Pooler, GA

Founded in 1840, Bridgewater State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Bridgewater State encompasses colleges of Science & Mathematics, Business, Education, and Humanities granting undergrad degrees in over 90 fields of...

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BSU is a great School. The community and school spirit can be seen all over campus. It is not a large school, which I like.

” – Rachel from Taunton, MA

The Immaculata University is a Catholic university in Malvern, PA, that was founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Christian core values of charism and tradition permeate the more than 60 majors available at Immaculata...

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While on my visit to Immaculata, I was able to have an opportnity to talk to one of the Professors about my major. I was told that a classroom could be from 5-11 people tops! Thats' an AMAZING ratio! So if you need extra help or attention, your more...

” – Ebonee from Blackwood, NJ

Founded by a group of African American farmers in 1901, Grambling State University is a 4-year public school in north central Louisiana. This Historically Black College and University is listed on the Louisiana African-American heritage trail. Part...

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it's a great educational environment.
teachers are ready to help students and
most students work together.

” – Les Dames from Grambling, LA

Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University is a 4-year public school in central North Carolina and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the University of North Carolina System, FSU...

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Fayetteville State is a great school, with helpful professors, counselors, and students. When I visited for the first time, I felt like FSU was the school for me. I strongly recommend this school to all who are looking for a promising future.

” – anonymous

North Carolina Central University is a 4-year public school in the Research Triangle and an Historically Black College and University. NCCU is home to six colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 32 academic majors and is the first...

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I am learning a lot of new things and I becoming very mature and more independent. The school is amazing and the professors are great.

” – Kaneesha from Angier, NC

Founded in 1867, Chicago State University is a coeducational public institution based in Chicago, Illinois. CSU is a member of both the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Chicago State...

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Chicago state is a great school, it has a lot to offer for students who do not make enough money to go to a top university school.

” – Emmanuel from Chicago, IL

Indiana Tech, is a 4-year college located in Fort Wayne, IN, that was founded in 1930. Indiana Tech offers 58 career-focused degree programs through their seven academic divisions, as well as a Discovery Track for students who aren’t quite sure which...

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Its a really great school. They have a beautiful campus and its not too large so you can walk the whole thing and won't be out of breath or your feet won't be hurting. People here are also lively and friendly.

” – Samuel from Chicago, IL

With a campus on Ward Island overlooking Corpus Christi Bay, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is a 4-year public university in south Texas and a campus of the Texas A&M system. Known as The Island University, A&M Corpus Christi offers undergrad...

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texas a&amp;m university corpus christi is a great campus. the senery is beautiful, campus life is always busy you will never find yourself bored, and there are so may oppertunities for growth as a student. the profesors are really good at being there...

” – Brandy from San Antonio, TX

Originally founded as Montgomery Bible School, Faulkner University is a Christian liberal arts school in Montgomery affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Faulkner confers undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors and its honors program...

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Faulkner awlways trys to help you learn but you have to help them

” – Lisa from Wetumpka, AL

Adams State University is a 4-year, liberal arts institute in Alamosa, Colorado. ASU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields, and the university is also the center of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...

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Adams is a great little college full of great professors as well as plenty of help. Everything is within walking distance but also has plenty of parking. Plus there are plenty of activities to do during the school year including; bands, hypnotists...

” – Laurel from Alamosa, CO

Northeastern Illinois University is a public, Hispanic-Serving Institution located in Chicago, Illinois. NEIU offers a Tuition Guarantee Program for all students up to six years. The school has three unique campus locations in the Chicago...

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Northeastern has a very comfortable environment. Teachers that you don't even have will ask you about your day and classes, they'll even offer any help that you would need. As well with the students, everyone is very talkative and welcoming.

” – Migdalia from Chicago, IL

Originally founded as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, LIM College is a private school in New York City with a focus on the business of fashion. LIM confers undergraduate degrees in seven fields of study such as Fashion Media and Fashion...

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LIM is such a lively school. I love the teachers and the fact that they don't just teach you inside the classrooms, but they teach you outside in the real world. LIM is a school that would help you achieve your dream jobs

” – KeaLani from Jersey City, NJ

Angelo State University is a 4-year institution offering more than 100 majors located in San Angelo, Texas. Every year since 2010, Angelo State has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a military friendly school, and ranked as one of the Best...

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I am learning so much not only with the teachers I have but with the numerous tutoring services offered here. Each teacher has office hours plus they refer me to other teachers if they think I need more help.

” – Christina from Odessa, TX

Founded as a teacher training school, Rhode Island College is a public college in Providence and the second oldest institution of higher learning in the state. RIC is home to five schools of Education, Arts & Sciences, Social Work, Nursing, and...

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Rhode Island College is a great school. Is a small campus with many different race of people that are very friendly and helpful. It feels like a small village that everyone is happy to be in.

Affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Union College is a Christian liberal arts college in Lincoln. Union confers undergraduate degrees in 29 academic fields of study. As a Christian institution, Union features weekly chapel services and...

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Professors at Union have an impressive knowledge of the content area and related areas of knowledge. They also strive to connect interdisciplinary ways of thinking and provide an all-around excellent educational experience. There is a very good...

” – Unionite with Unionitis

Originally founded as Indiana Central University, the University of Indianapolis is a 4-year private school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. UIndy confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study including the only...

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I am currently a Sophomore Nursing Student at the University of Indianapolis. I have learned so much about the field of nursing just within these first couple of years. As a nursing major we get to experience class room styled learning but also...

” – Katie from Frankfort, IN

Founded in 1839, Longwood University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in central Virginia and one of the oldest universities in the United States. Longwood awards undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study and all students...

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Super homey campus, its a pleasure to be here. I love knowing everyone, and having a personal relationship with my professors. The lancer spirit can be felt throughout the campus.

” – David from Leesburg, VA

Winston-Salem State University is an Historically Black College and University and a public constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. WSSU is the country’s only HBCU to  offer a Motorsports Management degree and its Department of...

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Since being at Winston Salem State University I have been impressed. The envirnoment is outstanding. The faculty and staff is excellent always willing to help. The school always have activities planned for students to attend.

” – Zachary Bernard Lake

Prairie View A&M University is an Historically Black College and University in the Houston metro area and the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Texas A&M...

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Prairie View A&amp;M is a community based college. It's main purpose is to bring the students and faculty together to achieve the common goal of a quality education. Prairie View offers multiple services just to make sure that it's students are...

” – Aliyah from Glendale, AZ

Originally founded in 1856 by Oregon pioneers, Western Oregon University is a 4-year public school and the oldest public institution in the state. Western Oregon grants bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic majors. To provide a break from campus, the...

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This is a great school if you are motivated to work hard and achieve. If you are looking for a small campus with a big heart, you will find your home in Western Oregon university. A perfect, almost private school feel for a nice public school price.

” – Lindsay from Monmouth, OR

Delta State University is a public institution based in Cleveland, Mississippi. DSU began, and continues to be, a teacher’s college, but also offers programs in traditional areas as well. It is home to the Delta Music Institute, the Bologna...

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Delta State University is a small school where the teachers genuinely care about the education their students earn. Everyone knows everyone, and we are all one big Fighting Okra family. Delta State University is a perfect example of what a university...

” – Magnolia from Hernando, MS

Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a private women’s college with approximately 2,000 students attending, making it one of the largest women’s colleges in the nation. Meredith offers more than 80 majors, minors, and academic programs...

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Meredith College is a very welcoming place with a loving atmosphere. Everyone is nice and willing to help you and you will make life long lasting friendships. There is not a person there that does not want to see you succeed and prosper in the real...

” – Jessica from Raeford, NC

Originally founded as the Alabama Shield of Faith Institute, Southeastern University is a Christ-centered liberal arts college in central Florida affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church. Southeastern grants bachelor’s degrees in more than 70...

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I sat in on a US History class while I visited for Preview Days. The professor opened up class with a prayer. I really loved that. His lecture was excellent! I learned things about Thomas Jefferson that I would never have learned in another class. It...

” – Josie from Spring Hill, TN

Aurora University is a private liberal arts college based in Aurora, Illinois. AU offers more than 40 academic programs, several of which can be completely taken online. Aurora is home to the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, which is home to...

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Right now I am a Junior at AU majoring in Health Science. I am taking many science classes and am learning a lot! I love my classes and the professors are great. They motivate you to do your best, and are people you can trust. Do not be afraid to ask...

” – From Montgomery, IL

Originally founded as Baptist College, Charleston Southern University is a Christian school in the greater Charleston area and the only Christian college in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. CSU grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic...

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CSU has an excellent location close to stores and eateries ,two minutes from a water park and close to downtown Charleston and the beach. The campus is BEAUTIFUL and peaceful, and sized just right! And the campus is still growing, to accommodate...

” – Angel from Sumter, SC

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a 4-year public school with a main campus in south central New Mexico. A designated Hispanic-serving research institution, New Mexico State encompasses six academic colleges conferring undergraduate...

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Here at NMSU I am learning a lot in my field for Biology I am currently doing a lot of dental work I want to one day be a dentist. At NMSU there is a lot of engagement in my classes so I get a lot of hands on experience and one on time with...

” – Jennifer from Carlsbad, NM

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic school in San Antonio and an Hispanic-serving institution. The largest Catholic university in the state of Texas, UIW is home to 11...

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the university of the incarnate word is a catholic and private university. there are as well many students that go to the university with different religions. this university promotes students to study abroad so the students can expand their world...

” – Stephanie from San Antonio, TX

Founded by the Society of Mary, Chaminade University of Honolulu is a Christian institution and Hawaii’s only Catholic university. Chaminade is home to six academic departments conferring over 25 undergrad and graduate degree programs. As one of only...

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chaminade is an amazing school. the faculty, staff, and students are very friendly. the environment is awesome as well.

” – Stella from American Samoa

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a 4-year private school in northeast Iowa. UIU hosts schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 45 academic programs. Additionally, UIU makes 32 bachelor’s degrees...

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The classes here are great. There aren't usually a large number of students in each class, so students have more of an opportunity for one on one time with the teachers. The teachers, advisers and all the staff are always very helpful and are always...

” – UIU Fan