<span>Colleges for a 1200 SAT</span>

Colleges for a 1200 SAT

The SAT is a college entrance exam taken by high school students throughout the country that covers the subjects of writing, reading, and math. Utilizing a scoring scale of 400 to 1600, the SAT’s best possible result is a 1600. A score of 1200 demonstrates an above average performance and shows that you answered a majority of the questions on the standardized test correctly.

Is a Score of 1200 Good?

A 1200 is an above average score that places you in approximately the 74th percentile of all high school students taking the exam. A score of 1200 makes it possible to apply to the vast majority of schools throughout the nation and be competitive for admission at a sizable number of colleges. Because one of the goals in taking the SAT is to generate a large number of college options to choose from, a score of 1200 proves to be very effective for this purpose.

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

A score of 1200 leads to a sizable amount of college options, so all you have to do is compile a list of colleges and universities that fit your criteria and match your academics. To help sort through all the options, pay a visit to your school’s college resource center and schedule a meeting with the college counselor. Other than that, now is the time to ensure that your academic record remains strong for the rest of your high school career. Remember that colleges tend to weigh SAT scores about equally with GPA, so keeping your performance strong is crucial.

If you want to increase your score, either to become eligible or competitive at more selective institutions or for more merit aid, junior year is a great time for that. Schedule a retake date at least 4 to 6 weeks out so you have enough time to study. Utilize the free SAT study website or look into SAT prep books to familiarize yourself with the materials. If you’re trying to increase your score significantly, it may be worthwhile to look into a test prep class or hire a tutor, if possible.

If you’re a senior, it may be difficult to retake the SAT with enough time to study, get your score back, and still apply to colleges you’re interested in. If you’re intent on retaking it, make sure to know all of your application deadlines and schedule accordingly. In the end, your time may be better spent concentrating on preparing the rest of your application. Be sure to set aside time to craft a well-developed personal essay that’s both persuasive and thoughtful. To make it as readable as possible, show it to your college counselor and ask for their suggestions for improvement, and don’t forget to ask for recommendations from your teachers and compile a list of your extracurriculars.

What Colleges Can I Apply to With a Score of 1200?

With a score of 1200, you’re eligible to apply to a large number of colleges and be considered a moderately competitive candidate. We’ve assembled a sample of these schools below. Be aware that even a high SAT score does not lead to automatic admission, but all of these colleges and universities have a history of accepting students with scores of 1200.

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Located on a 150-acre wooded campus, Nazareth College is a 4-year private school in western New York State. Nazareth confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a general education curriculum linked to internships and career...

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So many things I could say! The campus is gorgeous year round, the people (students, staff, faculty, etc) are all so friendly, helpful, and supportive. There's always something happening on campus. The food is great (and the DH staff: Grace, Marisol...

” – Haley from Scotia, NY

Morehead State University is a public institution situated at the base of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Morehead, Kentucky. MSU has one of only five space science programs in the nation and offers all students a chance for undergraduate...

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Morehead States faculty are very friendly, and most of the professor will help you as much as they can. If you want to go to a University that isn't overly expensive MSU is your best bet! MSU's campus is fairly small but campus life is amazing!

” – Shianne from Elizabethtown, KY

Named for a former state governor, Austin Peay State University is a public institution in north Tennessee. Austin Peay is home to colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and STEM conferring undergraduate degrees. In...

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If you go to class and work along in your book, you will do well in most classes. Be sure that you know how to work well in a group, and DON'T PROCRASTINATE. If there is an emergency most professors will understand and will work with you to succed...

” – Emily from Woodlawn, TN

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. It ranks #22 in Top Public Schools by the U.S. News & World Report. The university offers its students the chance to participate in Moot Court, Model UN, and...

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I learned a lot during my first year at Stephen F. Austin University. I learned that the professors are always there for you to talk with about your class performance and will give you extra work and help to increase your learning skills.

” – Douglas from Dallas, TX

Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota is the state’s oldest public university and is a designated R2 research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The Vermillion campus is located along the bluffs of the Missouri River and home to seven...

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There are great professors here. However, there are also some not so great professors. The trick is to ask some upper classmen about your professors so you can have only the best. I had a terrible professor for my algebra class and i already hate...

” – Cassandra

Xavier University of Louisiana is an historically black college and university (HBCU) located in New Orleans. This 4-year, liberal arts institution is one of 10 to receive a Building Infrastructures Leading to Diversity (BUILD) award for their...

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Xavier University is made for those students who want a education. The library and all the staff give you the tools you need to succeed. Nothing is impossible here. You can never feel alone when you are in class or out studying with friends.

” – Dehzcha from Lithonia, GA

Regent University is a private, non denominational evangelical institution based on the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. It is a military-friendly university with a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study communications, biblical...

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This school is wonderful in that they don't just spout information at you - they force you to think. Once you attend, you will no longer be able to take anything you here for granted, you will question and consider before taking something as a fact...

” – Emily from Mechanicsville, VA

Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is a 4-year public school and one of the oldest universities in the state. UCA awards undergraduate degrees in 86 academic programs and is one of the largest producers of teachers in Arkansas. For...

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This school has so much you can learn from. Every class I have taken I have learned something from it. The teachers are very passionate about the topic they are teaching and do A good job at it.

” – Jelisa from Brinkley, AR

Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, is a Catholic, women’s institution with a focus on “creating leaders & women of action.” The college offers more than 30 majors, which include 6 nationally accredited programs, and four graduate programs, which...

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Saint Marys, is a wonderful liberal arts college, ranked among the best in the country! I love it here! Saint Marys has an amazing atmosphere to be in and around.

” – Julie from Chicago, IL

Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1887, Cedarville University is a 4-year Baptist school in southwest Ohio. Cedarville offers undergraduate degrees in more than 150 biblically integrated academic programs and each program features a...

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I cannot believe how much I have learned. The material is presented clearly and any questions are encouraged by the professors. The professors are all very willing to help me grow, not only in the knowledge of my major, but also in my spiritual life...

” – Marie

The University of Central Oklahoma is a 4-year public school in the Oklahoma City metro area and one of the oldest universities in the southwest United States. UCO oversees six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 121 areas of study and operates...

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Yes, I am learning a lot, both inside and outside the classroom. UCO has taught me to be a better person, and to apply myself even more to get the grade I want.

” – Whitney from Oklahoma City, OK

Northern Kentucky University is a 4-year public university in the greater Cincinnati area. NKU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the Northern Kentucky campus is home to a laser...

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The small class sizes provide every student with more individualized learning opportunities. This is very helpful for students, especially in their first-semester of college, to adjust from the transition to college. Students involved in the NKU...

” – Kelsey from Franklin, KY

Originally founded as Mankato Normal School, Minnesota State University-Mankato is a 4-year public school overlooking the Blue Earth River valley in central Minnesota. MSU Mankato operates six colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 130 fields of...

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There are great professors to help you along the way, along with many other resources if you need help with school work.

” – Kelly from Mankato, MN

Originally founded as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public school and flagship campus of the U of A System. The oldest institution of higher-learning in the state, UAF is home to nine...

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I am only a freshman at the university of Alaska, Fairbanks; this being my first semester. Although I've only had this much experience, I'd have to say that I have learned so much. Not only book-smarts, but I have also learned many other important...

” – Tabitha from Delta Junction, AK

With campus a short walk from the Mississippi River, Winona State University is a public institution in southeast Minnesota and the oldest school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is home to five colleges conferring...

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Quiet and peaceful
Small college
Located in a very small town

” – Athitaya from Winona, MN

The California Institute of the Arts is a private university that offers degree programs in visual and performing arts. CalArts offers degrees in more than 70 degree-granting programs in Art, Music, Dance, Theater, and Film, with all undergraduate...

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CalArts is a wonderful choice for any student looking to stretch their artistic abilities. The faculty are very nurturing and helpful. The classes can be difficult, but it's worth the great education.

” – Erin from Saugus, CA

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College is a coeducational Catholic institution on Long Island. Molloy confers degrees in over 50 undergrad and graduate programs and the college is home to one of the largest nursing programs in the United States. As a Catholic college...

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I have heard so much of how this school has such good programs. I'm so excited because I'm going to be learning Speech pathology and i can't wait. I also see that this school has a nice student to teacher ratio which will help us, the students, to...

” – Ashley from West Hempstead, NY

Founded in 1842, Willamette University is a liberal arts institution in northwest Oregon and the oldest university in the western half of the United States. Willamette’s College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic fields...

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I knew that the Willamette Professors were going to be helpful and probably more so than a bigger school but I never expected such dedicated people to the education of every student. Even in classes I think I do not care for at first, I come out...

” – Meryl from Sacramento, CA

Founded by The Society of Jesus, Le Moyne College is a Jesuit school in Syracuse. The first co-ed Jesuit college in the United States, Le Moyne offers degrees in over 30 fields of study. For students interested in the performing arts, Le Moyne is...

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From my visits, Le Moyne has been a very welcoming and informative environment. Although you may need to be switched over a few times to different departments, they have bent over backwards to accommodate you.

Founded in 1827, Hanover College is a liberal arts college and the oldest private institution in Indiana. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Hanover offers a “May Term,” which provides unique month-long class options, many of which take...

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Hanover College is not only a college but a place of growth and change. In my first year of Hanover I enhanced my intellectual abilities and I grew as an individual. Hanover is challenging but without the challenge it would be impossible to grow as a...

” – Norah from Fairfield, OH

Founded in 1865, Fairmont State University is a public institution based in Fairmont, Virginia. It is a “selective” university and operates the satellite Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center where aviation technology programs are...

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A small community within a small community. You have a lot of opportunities to experience different cultures and different activities in general. An overall great place.

” – Savannah

Houston Baptist University is a 4-year institution located on 100 acres of land just outside of its namesake town in Texas. The university promotes academic, spiritual, and academic excellence centered around their central confession “Jesus Christ is...

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At Houston Baptist University, there are so many things to learn when arriving at any college, but HBU is a place where there are great professors that teach you the material in their own way. Many of my professors add their own flair to the class...

” – Tania from Simonton, TX

Methodist University is a private institution based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study accounting, biology, or fire...

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I absolutely love the student to professor ratio. Other than the general Biology classes, none of my classes have more than 30 students which makes a world of difference when it comes to academics. My professors know me on a first name basis and if I...

” – Kaitlyn from Conover, NC

With campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River,  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a liberal arts institution in the Chesapeake Bay region. One of only two public honors colleges in the nation, St. Mary’s offers bachelor’s degrees in 24 academic majors...

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Always remember to ask a handful of current students about their opinion of the school. There will probably be a fairly large variety of answers, but If you do choose to attend St.Maryâ??s take advantage of the opportunities that are available to...

” – Aryana from Montgomery Village, MD

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in western Pennsylvania and one of the oldest Franciscan Catholic universities in the United States. St. Francis confers undergraduate degrees in 48 academic fields of...

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Saint Francis University has been great in transitioning me from living at home, to living away from family members. The environment is very welcoming and all of the faculty and staff are more than willing to help any student in need. Saint Francis...

” – Jordan from Pittsburgh, PA

The University of the Sciences is a healthcare, science, and pharmacy education institution in Philadelphia. USciences is home to three colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 20 scientific fields of study and the university also hosts a pre-med...

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For a university in the city, there's enough grass to roll around on, and if not, Drexel, which has more greenery, is pretty close by! USP, UPenn, and Drexel are the three universities that make up University City, so we all share our resources...

” – Mary from Philadelphia, PA

York College of Pennsylvania is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Pennsylvania emphasizing experience-based learning. York hosts five colleges of Communication, Education, Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s...

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The class sizes are small which I think is great because it gives you a chance to form a bond with the professor and they know who their students are and the teachers really want to help their students do well.

” – Kaitlyn from Budd Lake, NJ

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is a 4-year liberal arts institution and the third oldest public university in Connecticut. ECSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all students are required to fulfill...

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Very friendly and fun student life. Professors are good at their jobs. It feels very homely.

” – Gabriela from Middletown, CT

California State University at Monterey Bay is a public university and a member of the 23-school CSU system. Located along the northern coast of California, approximately a mile from the shores of Monterey Bay, the university offers 24 undergraduate...

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My major has already got me doing hands on activities. I am not always sitting in a classroom.

” – Brittany from Long Beach, CA

Founded in 1855, Berea College is a liberal arts college in Kentucky and the first coed and interracial college in the south. Berea confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors and the college provides free tuition to all students through the...

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berea college is a fun yet challenging institution. it is generally hit or miss with professors as far as teaching ability is concerned. much of the progress attained by students depends on their personal drive and intellectual ambition.

” – Brittany from Berea, KY

Founded in 1819 and situated near the Great Smoky Mountains, Maryville College is a 4-year liberal arts college in east Tennessee. Maryville confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 academic programs. Surrounded by a 140-acre forest, Maryville...

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It's a great campus. Maryville is about 20 minutes away from Knoxville. They also have a graduation rate.

” – Shemar from Cordova, TN

Founded in 1887, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an Historically Black College and University in Tallahassee and the only public HBCU in the state of Florida. Florida A&M is home to 12 colleges and schools granting bachelor’s...

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I am learning a lot here at Florida A and M University. I learn more about our past as African Americans here than i have anywhere else. We are constantly told that a first appearance is everything because you only have one time to make it and since...

” – James from Tampa, FL

Messiah College is a private liberal arts and sciences institution based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Brethren in Christ Church and has a “more selective” admissions process. Students are required to sign a Community Covenant...

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I never thought that I would learn as much as I have being at this college. Most of the classes you feel like you're doing nothing but little do you know that the professors are teaching you on how to deal with real life situations and how to think...

” – Messiah Student, Business Administrative major

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a 4-year public urban university in the heart of downtown Denver. MSU Denver is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate degrees in over 85...

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The learning level is good. There are a lot of different type of teachers there and from the one I've had they were really cool. Plus if for what ever reason you didn't understand the teacher they all have a wide range of office hours that you can go...

” – Joanna from Denver, CO

Mills College is a private, liberal arts college located in Oakland, California. The college’s undergraduate program is exclusively open to women, though its graduate program is open to students of all genders. Mills has a unique core curriculum...

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Every professor I have had at this college has been enthusiastic and passionate about the subject they teach. Every professor holds ample office hours and goes out of their way to make time for meeting with their students.

” – Kaila from Oakland, CA

Caldwell University is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Caldwell, New Jersey. Founded by the Dominican sisters, the university has a strong Catholic identity which students will experience through the Enriched Core, which requires a...

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Caldwell gives perfect environment to study. Very helpful and friendly faculty and staff. Some college with small size class rooms.

” – Sudin from Nepal

Ohio Northern University is a private institution based in Ada, OH, associated with the United Methodist Church. ONU is a sister university of a private school in Seoul, South Korea, the Dankook University. ONU offers one of the only pharmacy...

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Professors at ONU take an incredibly hands-on approach to teaching. Their dedication and support can't be ignored, helping students to achieve excellence and find their True North.

” – Sam

Dallas Baptist University is a private Christian institution that features a “Christ-centered,” liberal arts curriculum with “selective” admissions. DBU operates three campuses around Texas in Dallas, Hurst, and Plano. A majority of students choose...

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my professors are all so knowledgable, and passionate about what they teach!

” – Reagan from Garland, TX

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a public institution and doctoral/research facility according to the Carnegie Foundation. It is home to a Biomechanics Research Building, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, and Baxter Arena. UNO is a...

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This school is constantly changing and evolving. The student body is involved in the community and the promotion of everyone succeeding. This school is one of the best in the tri-state area, even if the football program has been cut....hey, we will...

” – Tamara from Omaha, NE

North Central College is a private comprehensive institution located just 30 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, Illinois. Founded in 1861, North Central offers nearly 100 different majors, minors and programs that serve the needs and interests of...

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There are a lot of great teachers who are available to help any student who needs it! Not only that, but there are student tutors who are connected with the teachers who can help you with your studying when the teacher is not available!

” – Carmen from Memphis, TN

The University of Montevallo is the only public liberal arts college in Alabama and is part of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The center of campus is a designated National Historic District, which features the James Wylie Shepherd...

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All of my classes are so small that I can tell that I'm really learning a lot. All of my professors are extremely approachable and always willing to help.

” – Hannah from Mc Calla, AL

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private institution based in Milton, Massachusetts. The school operates a main campus near a state park in Norfolk county and a satellite campus in Plymouth. All students must take a General Education curriculum...

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Curry is a great College to go to, its small campus is great for meeting close friends. The clas sizes are small and it makes it easy for me to flourish here.

” – annon

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Illinois and the first college in the state to offer a degree. Illinois confers undergraduate degrees in over 45 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn in...

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illinois college is great school, family like environment. lots of help opportunities are offered. very beautiful campus all year round.

” – Geeleeyaw from Chicago, IL

Originally founded as a school of teaching and telegraphy, Husson University is a 4-year private university in coastal Maine with a focus on the sciences and humanities. Husson is home to five colleges, of Health, Pharmacy, Business, Communications...

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Husson university is a wonderful place to attend. It is nestled in a small city and in a friendly environment. Another plus is that the shopping area is a 5 min walk from campus.

” – Dennis from Dover Foxcroft, ME

Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year institution calling Danbury, CT, home. The university is comprised of two campuses within 3 miles of each other: a 34-acre campus downtown called Midtown and a 364-acre campus called Westside. WCSU is...

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Westconn, or as we call Bestconn is a college with a calm, friendly atmosphere. There is a mountain of activities to do and club to join. No matter what you aim to do, there are always people willing to help you out.

” – Samantha from Beacon Falls, CT

Chatham University is a liberal arts college based in Pittsburgh, PA. CU offers 60 majors and programs, also providing Integrated Degree Programs to complete a bachelor’s and master’s more quickly. The university is comprised of three campuses, the...

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As a Gateway student I feel Chatham has been a great experience for me. I enjoy the program I am in (Cultural Studies) and the faculty and students are wonderful and warm. Everyone seems to have an open door policy!

” – Amanda from Bellevue, PA

Otterbein University is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Westerville, OH, minutes from the 14th largest city in the US, Columbus. Founded in 1847, Otterbein has been co-educational from the beginning and takes pride in its diversity and...

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I'm a Health Promotion and Fitness Major, and the professors are great! The classes are small, the professors are excited to be here, the area is safe but close to big city excitement, and the food's pretty good too! I also got a lot of financial aid...

” – Elizabeth from Avalon, CA

Otis College of Art and Design is a private school of fine arts and fashion design in Los Angeles. Otis grants bachelor’s degrees in seven art & design-centered majors such as Digital Media, Fashion Design, and Architecture. Additionally, all first...

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I have learned so much over the past two semesters. ( I came in Spring/ Summer) Which makes me a sophomore in the fall. I learned so much more than I could at a community college.

” – Veronica from Torrance, CA

Saginaw Valley State University is a public institution based in University Center, Michigan. SVSU has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study elementary education, nursing, or kinesiology and exercise science. The school also...

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Saginaw Valley State University is a great school. The classes have the right amount of students in them. You are able to learn what you need to learn and the professors will work with you. So when choosing Saginaw Valley State University, i think...

” – Samantha from Detroit, MI

Georgia College and State University is a public liberal arts university located in Millegdeville, GA, and a member of the University System of Georgia. Georgia College is home to schools of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences...

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Almost all of the teachers are wonderful! Most teachers design the class to allow you to learn, instead of worry about the grades. I thought college was going to be just sit in a classroom and listen to the lectures, but GCSU has small class sizes so...

” – Robin from Decatur, GA