<span>Colleges for a 1300 SAT</span>

Colleges for a 1300 SAT

The SAT is a college entrance exam measuring academic proficiency in math, reading, and writing. Scored on a scale of 400 to 1600, a 1600 is considered a perfect score on the SAT. Clocking in at only 300 points shy of the highest available score, a 1300 demonstrates that you ranked in the upper echelon of all students who took the exam and answered a large majority of questions correctly.

Is a Score of 1300 Good?

Simply put, yes. It indicates good performance in all sections of the exam and places you around the 87th percentile of all test takers. A score of 1300 makes it possible to apply to just about every college and university in the country and be competitive for admission at the vast majority, including a number of selective schools. As one of the goals of taking the SAT is to open up a large number of college options to choose from, a 1300 is very effective with this objective in mind.

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

Figure out where! With so many available options, you can be choosy about where you spend the next 4-years. Schedule a meeting with your college counselor and ask them to suggest a list of schools that might be a good fit based on your social and academic needs. In addition, supplement this information by attending sessions with visiting admissions officers from those schools to get to know them better.

If you already have a list of 7 to 10 colleges that you’re interested in, check the commonly accepted SAT scores. Institutions typically provide two numbers, the 25th and 75th percentiles. If your score falls at, near, or above their 75th percentile, you’re in great shape and are likely a competitive applicant at the college or university. If this is the case, keep up with your classes and focus on maintaining your GPA.

The only reason to consider retaking the SAT is if you have your sights set on a very selective or elite school, such as those in the Ivy League. The 25th percentile for these institutions hovers around 1390, which means you’d fall short as a competitive candidate. The good news is that you’re close to being eligible. Schedule a test date 4 to 6 weeks out and utilize free SAT prep resources online, pick up a test prep book, or even consider hiring a tutor if it’s an option. The goal for a competitive Ivy League application is 1540.  

Depending on where you are in your senior year, it will likely be difficult to retake the SAT with enough time to study, take the test, and receive your score before college application season starts. The good news is that a 1300 is a great score and makes you a competitive candidate at many colleges and universities. Concentrate on all other aspects of your application, your personal statement, recommendations, and GPA, with the goal of making them as strong as your SAT score.

What Schools Can I Apply to With a Score of 1300?

A score of 1300 means that you’ll be able to apply to a very large number of colleges and universities, and we’ve assembled a list to consider below. No SAT score alone guarantees admission to an institution, but all of these schools have historically admitted students with a score of 1300.

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Formed by the merger of two junior college, Harding University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in northern Arkansas. Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Harding confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 100 academic majors and minors. As...

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God's hand is very present here on campus. If you are looking for a place with legitimate people coming to know The Lord, Harding is the place for you. I would not be anywhere else.

” – Brittany from Olive Branch, MS

Founded by Norwegian immigrants, Luther College is a 4-year liberal arts college in northeast Iowa affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Luther confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 academic majors and preprofessional programs. For students...

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Despite the cost it is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the state and definitely worth the price tag.

” – Douglas from Humboldt, IA

Originally founded as a school for women, Sarah Lawrence College is a coed liberal arts college in the New York City metro area. Sarah Lawrence is home to over 50 academic disciplines and all students design their own courses of study. Within each...

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Sarah Lawrence is all about learning. It is sort of the Juliard for writers. You get in based on your writing, and you do well acedemically because of it. There are very few tests, since most of the curriculum is based on essays. It is unlike any...

” – Elizabeth from Cincinnati, OH

The University of Southern Maine is a public institution with three regional campuses. USM confers bachelor’s degrees in 54 academic majors and is one of two universities in the state to offer an ABET accredited Computer Science degree program. USM...

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This a fantastic school, especially for the price. Programs are divided into three campuses: Gorham, Portland, and Lewiston. The Portland and Gorham campuses are the most established, but the Lewiston campus has a small-community feel that makes it...

” – Jasmine from Gray, ME

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, The College of New Jersey is a 4-year public institution in the Trenton area. TCNJ is home to seven colleges and schools including the oldest teacher-training program in the state. In addition to...

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The College of New Jersey is a thriving academic community with wonderful staff and educational programs that will create the leaders of tomorrow. Enrolling into Biology program.

” – Armando from Teaneck, NJ

Originally founded as a normal school, East Tennessee State University is a 4-year public university and part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. ETSU is home to 11 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees...

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East Tennessee State University is a wonderful school, full of amazing professors who genuinely love the students. I'm on a break this semester from school to raise money while working in hopes to raise $7,000 to come back in the spring 2017. I love...

” – Aspen - Livingston, TN

Nestled in the Santa Barbara foothills, Westmont College is a Christian liberal arts college in southern California. Westmont confers bachelor’s degrees in 26 fields of study and is also home to 11 pre-professional academic programs. As a Christian...

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The staff is amazingly caring. The campus is gorgeous and last but not least it is only a couple minutes from the beach in Santa Barbara.

” – freshman from WA

Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a private institution and one of the oldest evangelical Christian colleges in the nation. The school is based in Upland, Indiana. All students, staff, and faculty are required to resist tobacco, alcohol, and drug...

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I'm going into Business and Music. I spoke with several profs in both departments and was quite impressed. These folks knew their stuff and really had a desire to teach. The music program blew my mind and the business department has many top marks...

” – Peter from Rapid City, SD

With campus overlooking Lake Champlain, Champlain College is a private school with a main campus in northwest Vermont and international campuses in Montreal and Dublin. Champlain offers undergraduate degrees in 29 fields of study and makes 15...

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Good small school, for anyone who loves a class not more than 24 students. Great reputation and still growing, and above all good school especially for business majors. I would recommend anyone to come and check out Champlain College in VT.

” – Student @ CC

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is a 4-year liberal arts institution, the second-oldest Lutheran-affiliated college in America. Roanoke offers over 100 areas of study on its Salem, Virginia, campus, all of which are complemented by a core curriculum...

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Roanoke College has a large mount of differnt classes and small class sizes so you get a really personal connection with your teachers. This provides a good environment to learn and grow in.

” – Ashley from Roanoke, VA

Simmons University is a private, liberal arts university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons offers a women’s undergraduate education in 60+ majors and programs, as well as four graduate schools for its co-ed graduate population. The university...

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All of my classes have been instructed by extremely knowledgeable professors and they are always available for outside questions.

” – Katrina from East Dennis, MA

Albion College is a private liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church, though the institution is committed to religious diversity and non-discrimination. It is included in the 2019 Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges in the US...

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The small sized classes and close knit campus is perfect for anyone looking for one-on-one attention in college. You will often hear people refer to Albion as a family. The professors are willing to put the time in outside of the classroom to help...

Founded by the Church of the Nazarene in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college in San Diego. PLU offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study and the university’s Office of Strengths and Vocation provides...

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Point Loma strives to help you succeed in all areas of your academic life. Unlike many larger public schools, PLNU's small and intimate class size allows students to engage in the the classroom activity and ask questions, thus letting the student...

” – Michal from Huntington Beach, CA

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City University is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences university in Oklahoma’s capital city. OKCU hosts 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. For...

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OCU has a close-knit community and warm, welcoming atmosphere. There's an organization (or organizations!) for everyone. If you can afford it, I can't think of a better place to get your college education!

” – Nicole from Oklahoma City, OK

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Olivet Nazarene confers bachelor’s degrees in over 140 academic areas of study. As a Christian institution, ONU holds twice...

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Olivet Nazarene University is a wonderful school that focuses on educating students for their future careers with an emphasis on how their Christian faith will affect their careers and their lives. The Christian atmosphere allows for great...

” – Corey from Merrillville, IN

Youngstown State University is a 4-year public school and urban research university based in northeast Ohio. Youngstown State awards undergraduate degrees in over 115 academic majors and is home to research centers including the Center of Excellence...

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Youngstown State University offers an array of certified majors and minors that will continuously challenge you from freshman year through graduate school. YSU's Anthropology program is very proactive in keeping students informed with updated field...

” – Andrew from Boardman, OH

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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Nazareth College is amazing. It has such a great atmosphere and everyone is so friendly. The teachers and classes are awesome and you really feel like you're getting the education that you want.

” – Sierra from Harrisville, 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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I have learned a lot the past few years I've been here. It has great teachers. Of course, there are a few who everyone has a problem with, but the majority will do anything to help you out with any problems. The teachers are always willing to listen...

” – Lauren from Harrodsburg, 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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Your class load varies on how many “hours” you sign up for—your credit hours just count how many hours a week that you will be in class. I took 17 credit hours this past semester, which is really close to a heavy load; most people only take 12 or 13...

” – Christina from Old Hickory, 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 have learned a lot in my first semester on campus and not just about the subjects I'm taking, I'm learning about different cultures and types of people, and places.

” – Sarah

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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I definitely feel like a very many of these teachers are passionate about teaching and helping students learn. Some are pretty lax and others are strict, but they definitely know what they are doing. Being the liberal arts school of South Dakota, one...

” – Randi from Sioux Falls, SD

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 is a wonderful university for those who are very interested in learning. The work load isn't too much but it also isn't a walk in the park either. At xavier they give you the right amount of work to help your mind.

” – Stephanie

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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I am learning a lot in terms of my intended major and in the honing of my academic writing and communicative skills. I couldn't ask for anything more!

” – Kristen A. from Florida

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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Hands down, UCA is one of the best schools as far as education goes. In each class you will feel the desire to learn because the instructors ensure that.

” – Damian from Parkin, 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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Most of the class sizes are small, so you can get one on one help easily! The professors are also very good about making themselves available for their students.

” – Therese from Cherry Valley, 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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The faculty of Cedarville University are highly qualified, many of the professors holding doctorates in their field. The class sizes are reasonable, allowing for one-on-one time with the professors, who are both helpful and accommodating to students.

” – Lewis from Goshen, OH

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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I have definitely learned a lot about the University of Central Oklahoma, ranging in all aspects of my life. Most importantly, I have learned to communicate better with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Also, intellectually, I have...

” – Eric from Oklahoma City, OK

Truman State University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in northeast Missouri. Truman confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and its Liberal Studies program combines “traditional learning” and “personal investigation.” Truman hosts...

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The academic programs at this school are so vast it’s almost hard to pick which class you want to take. That also means that when you don’t get into the class you wanted that there are still plenty other options to choose from. The professors are...

” – Chelsea from Kansas City, MO

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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An Excellent University! Building up to become one of the leading schools in the area. Safe and Affordable.

” – Beau from Cincinnati, OH

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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I am a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I recently finished my first semester at Mankato. I have learned a lot within my first semester. Why I think I have succeed so far at Mankato is because the class sizes aren't too big...

” – Breanna from Eagan, 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 going to be a History major. I believe that UAF will help me to learn a lot and help me to pursue the stuff that I want to do the most.

” – Kristie from Graham, WA

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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Come into college with an open mind. Meet new people, and enjoy the college life too, because you will learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life from these experiences.

” – Samuel from Waukesha, WI

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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molloy college is an intriguing college. it's small yet close-knit and friendly. molloy college is where you go to start something.

” – Elana from Brooklyn, 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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The accepting community and engaging academic environment makes for well-rounded students. There are a lot of resources on campus to help students succeed academically. The campus is beautiful and adds a level of content and amusement to studying and...

” – Grace from Salem, OR

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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This small school is devoted to helping students learn in order to find solid careers for the future.

” – Sarah from Essex Junction, VT

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 is more than a college, it's a community. I've never felt so accepted and welcomed in such a great environment. I feel like I wouldn't be the same person without my liberal arts education I've received here.

” – Shana from Hanover, IN

The University of Dallas is a small, private Catholic institution based in Irving, Texas. The school offers programs in business, liberal arts, and ministry. A majority of students participate in study abroad programs and have traveled to places such...

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This University is definitely a challenge. You will learn to make connections between two or more subjects you're studying simultaneously, and can therefore more easily apply your knowledge to everyday life and your future career...UD is big on the...

” – Amanda from Clint, TX

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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I am learning a lot from the teachers and even more about myself. The way the professors teach and lecture (some of them) is helpful and encouraging for all kinds of knowledge. The curriculum is shaped in a way that you are learning spiritually and...

” – Kylee from Houston, 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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Methodist University, would be an excellent choice for college searching students. The financial assistance is great. I believe I wouldn't find a better experience anywhere else.

” – Aaron from Fayetteville, 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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The professors at St. Mary's love the subjects they teach with a contagious passion that makes each student want to know more. The courses are challenging without being impossible to master, and students are encouraged to think, contribute, and...

” – Mallory from Callaway, 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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The opportunity to learn at this university is very intense. As long as you are willing to learn, you will benefit from everything this school does for you including recitation classes for chemistry and more. If science is your forte, then this...

” – Daniel from Linwood, NJ

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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It is a reasonably priced privite school. It has many opportunties to have fun, advance your career, and knowledge while attending. I would reccomend this school to anyone looking for a degree in science.

” – Parker from Waldorf, MD

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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I am learning so much at CSUMB. I have learned a lot from my classes, but I think I have learned even more from living on my own and living with my room mate.

” – Kara from Fairfield, 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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From the students I talked to when I visited, they said that the curriculum at Berea is very demanding. You will be challenged in every aspect. A graduating senior told me that at the end of her 5 years at Berea, she feels like she was prepared for...

” – Mia Janay from San Pablo, CA

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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If you choose to go to Maryville, then I suggest that you try to get into activities that you enjoy and that way you make new friends who share your interests.

” – Anonymous

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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Messiah College has challenged me academically is various ways. The classes i have attended have been very discussion based allowing us to share our opinions and challenge each other. My bible class has stretched me more than i thought it could. It...

” – Cassy from Columbia, PA

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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Mills focuses on a variety of things including social justice, food sustainability, and environmental sustainability. Important discussions pertaining to these topics occur on campus in and out of class sessions. Everything is extremely important for...

” – Ina from Montrose, CA

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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Great college in a small quiet town. The professors are amazing at their jobs and are very personable. I definitely recommend checking out Ohio Northern University as a choice for future students.

” – Jessica from Farmersville, OH

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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Dallas Baptist University is a university that puts values student leadership. From academics, to relationships with Christ, to the workers, faculty, and classes, Dallas Baptist University values each student and member and offers every possible way...

” – CHRISTINA from Austin, TX