<span>Colleges for a 1500 SAT</span>

Colleges for a 1500 SAT

The SAT is a prominent standardized test for high school students that most colleges consult as part of their admissions process. The SAT is scored on a scale of 400 to 1600 and a 1600 is considered the best possible result. A score of 1500 shows that you excelled on the exam and answered the majority of questions correctly.

Is a Score of 1500 Good?

A 1500 puts you in nearly the 99th percentile of all 1.7 million test takers. Just 100 points shy of a perfect score, a 1500 makes you eligible to apply to every college and university in the country and be competitive for admission at almost every single one, including elite institutions. Since increasing eligibility and competitiveness for higher education institutions is the primary goal of taking the SAT, a 1500 is an extremely effective score.

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

With a score of 1500, the question is less about what you need to do to go to college and more about focusing on the type of college to attend. Pay a visit to your counselor to create a list of 7 to 10 colleges and universities that fit you, academically, socially, and regionally. Focus your efforts on maintaining or improving your GPA, fleshing out your extracurricular activities, and getting the other components of your college application together, such as your personal statement.

There are very few reasons to retake the SAT except to become an even more competitive candidate at elite institutions. For instance, the SAT score of the most commonly accepted student hovers around 1540, which you’re shy of. If you’re a junior and you have your sights set on the most selective institutions out there, there’s no reason not to give it another go. Schedule the test 4 to 6 weeks out so you have time to study and take several practice tests. It’s not uncommon to have to take this standardized test multiple times to achieve a score of 1540, so don’t get discouraged!

Retaking the SAT as a senior would likely be a difficult task, but, depending on where you are in the year, it’s not impossible. If there isn’t time in your schedule before the deadline for your dream college arrives, focus on the other components of your application. A 1500 SAT equates to stellar academic performance, so bring the rest of your application up to that same threshold. The personal essay is a chance to stand out from the pack of college applicants so set aside enough time to craft a piece that is meaningful and represents you. Put together a list of your extracurriculars, ask for good recommendations from your more influential teachers, and don’t forget to double check all deadlines!

What Colleges Can I Apply to With a Score of 1500?

A score as high as 1500 makes you eligible to apply to every college and university in the nation, from small liberal arts colleges to large public universities. We’ve put together a sample list of schools to consider below. No SAT score guarantees admission, but all of these institutions have a history of accepting students with a 1500.
 

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Smith College is an all-female liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts and the largest all-women’s college in the country. The biggest school among the Seven Sisters Colleges, Smith offers degrees and certificates in over 50 areas of study...

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An academic challenge that pushes you to perfection. A social challenge that make or break you. A tradition of great women.

” – Katherine class of 2014

Furman
Greenville, SC

Furman University is a 4-year, 100% residential institution in Greenville, South Carolina, and is the oldest private institution in the state. The curriculum has a liberal arts focus throughout its 60 degrees of studies and is based around The Furman...

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Furman is a great environment academically. With a very good student to faculty ration, it is easy to get the attention needed while in class. Although most of the courses are difficult, the material is crucial and beneficial to achieving lifetime...

” – Dean from Pelzer, SC

The Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, Colorado. Established in 1873, Mines has been focusing on the sciences and engineering for more than 130 years, expanding its focus to include understanding the Earth, harnessing energy, and...

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Dedication to the opportunities given to a student at the Colorado School of Mines will prepare him or her for not only the career in which he or she may become engaged, but also many other careers within the fields of engineering pursued by...

” – Cody from bennett, CO

Gonzaga University is a Roman Catholic university in eastern Washington state and a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Gonzaga offers 15 undergraduate degrees featuring 52 majors. As a Catholic institution, Gonzaga...

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As an engineering student, I have a full schedule: maxed out at 18 credits. Even after maxing out, I decided to join a few music classes which you must fill out forms to be able to take the class, and then a fee waiver (or else you have to pay...

” – Greg from Honolulu, HI

St. Olaf College is a 4-year institution founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran Immigrants. Today, St. Olaf maintains its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on its 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, often called “The...

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St. Olaf College is a small liberal arts college in the rural town of Northfield, Minnesota. It has a Norwegian, Lutheran heritage that is seen throughout campus, from our accordion club to our Limestone buildings. In addition to its esteemed...

” – Mid-Western Student

Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Seattle metro area. UPS awards bachelor’s degrees in over 50 traditional and interdisciplinary fields of study and a number of programs feature experiential...

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I am learning a lot while here, and I enjoy my classes and my department. But, like any college, you will only get as much as you put in, so the harder you work the more you will learn. Sometimes how much you learn depends on the Professor, so ask...

” – Jane from Portland, OR

Founded in 1813, Colby College is a 4-year institution in Waterville, Maine, that serves only undergraduates. The test-optional school promises to meet 100% of demonstrated need through the Colby Commitment so that “the most talented students from...

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I am definitely learning here at Colby. Even after coming from a very good private school in the southeast, math and science continue to be a challenge for me. There are so many different types of classes and ideas just floating around the campus...

” – Kristen from Atlanta, GA

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the greater Orlando area and the first recognized college in the state of Florida. Rollins grants undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study with a focus on demonstrating the...

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The only tip I guess I have for prospective students would be that Rollins is not simply a reflection of the stereotypes it has been given. If you're looking at Rollins at all, I am sure you have heard about our reputation: Rollins isn't a college...

Founded in 1919, Babson College is a college of business in the greater Boston area. Babson offers an undergraduate curriculum in Business and Entrepreneurship and the college includes an accelerated degree program that enables students to graduate...

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Babson College is a small business school in the suburbs of Boston. Its entrepreneurship program has been rated #1 in the country for something like 18 years in a row, and it was recently rated #1 for business overall in Money Magazine, so it is very...

” – Katerina from East Setauket, NY

Named for the founder of the Lutheran Church in America, Muhlenberg College is a liberal arts college in Allentown. Muhlenberg confers bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic majors and students are encouraged to join in with faculty research projects...

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The people at Muhlenberg open doors for you, literally and figuratively. &#13;
I've never been in a class with a professor that I feel didn't care about me as a person, and I'm not the type to go to office hours every chance I get. &#13;
It may be a small...

” – Jamee from Silver Spring, MD

Chartered in 1783, Dickinson College is a liberal arts college in southeast Pennsylvania and the first college founded after the American Revolution. Dickinson grants bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic fields of study and all majors include the...

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Great people, staff and students, who will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great programs. And again, the people here are phenomenal.

” – Current Student

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, founded in 1859 in the East Village of Manhattan by Peter Cooper, is a top-ranked, all-honors college committed to making education fair and accessible to all. Every admitted undergraduate...

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I think the small class sizes will ensure maximum teacher/student interactions

” – Suhaibu from St.thomas, VI

With campuses three miles apart, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus with locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors and minors. In addition, the U of M is...

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In the classes that I have gotten into, I am enjoying them immensely. The professors are very knowledgeable and willing to help if you are having difficulty. Within this short amount of time, about a month and half, I can feel myself growing in an...

” – Stephanie from Mundelein, IL

Founded in 1869, Trinity University is a private liberal arts and sciences institution situated in San Antonio, TX. Trinity is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and offers undergrad degrees in 47 academic majors. All freshmen must take a First...

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The professors have an invested interest in every student. Class sizes are small usually not more then 30-50 students. The biggest class is Intro Bio with between 80-120 students, and my professors still knew my name. They have 5 office hours a week...

” – Kara from Las Cruces, NM

Pitzer College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southern California and a member of the Claremont Colleges. Pitzer offers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors including the first Secular Studies program in the nation. To provide a...

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It's a small school that doesn't feel small because of the 5 other colleges surrounding it. They're all extremely close to each other. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Pomona to Pitzer (and they're at opposite corners.)

” – Jose from San Diego, CA

Established in 1854, Wofford College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Spartanburg, SC. Wofford offers 67 majors, minors, and programs on its 170-acre campus, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and, in...

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I came to Wofford as a former IB student expecting a bit of a challenge in some areas. I'm learning more here than I ever have, though, and each day is a joy, so I always look forward to going to class. The professors are passionate about their...

” – Kayley from Catawba, SC

Kalamazoo College is a private liberal arts institution based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo offers students an immersive first-year experience that includes an 18-day wilderness adventure and a Summer Common Reading conversation. All students are...

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The school puts a strong emphasis on education that's centered on you, that is liberal arts. English, philosophy, history and biology are just a few of the main subjects to take upon at Kalamazoo.&#13;
From my visits, I can tell that teachers are readily...

” – Victor from Monroe, MI

Bard College
Annandale On Hudson, NY

Bard College is a liberal arts institution with a main location surrounded by the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The 1,000-acre Annandale campus provides 48 undergraduate programs and concentrations in five divisions, as well as a number of 3+2...

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Bard College is not only a beautiful college, but is also on a beautiful mission to help college student learn and cultivate their ambitions and talents. Bard College has just the right balance of peace on campus to study and adventure in the city...

” – Briana from Alpharetta, GA

Binghamton University is a 4-year research institution located on a 930-acre campus in New York state and is ranked #32 in Top Public Schools by US News & World Report. The university’s six schools offer 130 academic programs that provide research...

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Every class i've taken has been stimulating. Besides the fact that the majority of the professors here are great, the students are motivated and bring up insightful and intelligent discussions in class. Its fantastic.

” – Christina

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Bates College is a liberal arts college in southern Maine with a focus on social justice and egalitarianism. Bates confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and students have the option to pursue...

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The opportunities that Bates offers to its students are endless, from the arts to the sciences and to athletics. Every student is welcomed with open arms. The small classes offer great relationships with Professors as well as your fellow classmates...

” – Logan from South Berwick, ME

Claremont McKenna College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the greater Los Angeles area and a member of the Claremont Colleges. CMC confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors and students can also cross register to take classes in the other...

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Claremont McKenna places a high emphasis on leadership and ethics. The school is designed for students to actively learn and participate in activities they genuinely enjoy. Their motto is work hard, play harder.

” – Jessica from Claremont, CA

Harvey Mudd College is a liberal arts institution in the greater Los Angeles area specializing in science, engineering and math. Harvey Mudd is home to seven STEM-related departments, six academic majors, and four joint majors. Furthermore, Harvey...

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Harvey Mudd allows a lot of freedom to learn your major as well as experience other areas. It's huge on research and that's something I love. The people are fantastic and you can almost always instantly connect with at least a couple.

” – Callie

Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a school of engineering and technology in central Massachusetts. WPI grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 technical and scientific fields of study. In addition, every academic program is centered around...

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wpi was my top choice for colleges, and it lived up to all of my expectations. i have made amazing friends and taken some pretty awesome, engaging classes. overall, a great college experience.

” – caroline from norwell, ma

Hillsdale College is a nondenominational liberal arts college in southern Michigan and the country’s first college to officially ban discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and religion. Hillsdale confers undergraduate degrees in 46 fields of...

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Certainly. I have learned not just about my chosen fields, but about myself and what I have to contribute to the world--and also how I need to continue to grow in order to make that contribution. The one thing I would change is the way some...

” – Sharon from TX

Haverford College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Philadelphia metro area. Founded in 1833 as a Quaker school, Haverford now grants bachelor’s degrees in 29 academic majors and all degrees culminate in a senior thesis research project. With a...

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Haverford College is a community of extremely caring and concerned people. One of the many aspects of the college that stands out is the our Honor Code; the Code is representative of the standard of trust and respect shared in the community and is...

” – K-dog

Founded in 1894, the University of Tulsa is a 4-year private research institution in northeast Oklahoma. Tulsa is home to six colleges conferring degrees in 67 academic majors and its campus is noteworthy for its Collegiate Gothic buildings. A...

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This will come in the long run when your degree from this university will be attractive to potential employers. When joining clubs or organizations, you will also find that the university covers activities and excursions. For example, as a member...

” – Erin from Springfield, MO

The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts college in the state capital of Providence and one of the first art and design institutions in the United States. RISD confers bachelor’s degrees in 21 fine arts fields of study such as Ceramics...

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This school is an incredibly challenging school, however the ability to grow as an artist and a designer is limitless. The amount of talent and dedication here is something that doesn't exist at other schools and is something that forces a student to...

” – William

Washington and Lee University is a liberal arts university located in Lexington, VA, along the Shenandoah River and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. W&L's motto is "Non Incautus Futuri," which means "not unmindful...

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I toured W&amp;L this past year, and I had the most amazing experience! I got to sit with a guidance counselor and talk with him and my mom for over an hour about the school and various programs that I was interested in, and then I went on a tour with a...

” – McKenzie from Winston Salem, NC

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a 4-year liberal arts college in St. Paul. Macalester confers undergraduate degrees in 39 majors from over 60 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, Mac offers a Study...

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Macalester offers a unique and highly intensified education - you'll definitely learn a lot here.

” – Savannah from Tucson, AZ

Named for a newspaper publisher, Scripps College is an all-female liberal arts college in the greater Los Angeles area and a member of the Claremont Colleges. Scripps offers undergraduate degrees in over 65 academic majors and the college features a...

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At Scripps, we live and learn in a tight-knit community where we share our experiences and make meaningful connections with others. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by not only independent and self-motivated students at Scripps, but also other...

” – Current Student

Founded in 1831, Denison University is a private school in mid-Ohio and the second oldest liberal arts college in the state. Denison grants bachelor’s degrees in 54 academic majors and its First-Year Program provides academic and co-curricular...

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Denison University is an exceptional private liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio. Although the campus is small, the diversity of both students and academics makes the university a perfect match for students, who are looking to create an...

” – Recent Grad - 2012

Royally chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II and founded in 1693, The College of William & Mary is a public institution in eastern Virginia and the second-oldest university in the nation. William and Mary offers bachelor’s degrees in 40...

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William and Mary has blown my mind, and I love it. The classes are small and the professors are not only intelligent and talented but incredibly giving with their time, so personalized academic help is just a 5-minute walk or an email away. What...

” – Madeline from VA

Founded in 1846, Beloit College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southern Wisconsin and the oldest continuously operating college in the state. Beloit confers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors and provides the opportunity to create...

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At Beloit, you'll find a wide variety of study opportunities and all-around great professors. Since it is a smaller school, you can get as much one-on-one time with your professors as you want or need, something that isn't as available in high school...

” – Emma from Minneapolis, MN

Located in Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman College is a liberal arts institution chartered in 1883. Today, the Whitman’s residential campus offers more than 35 departments and programs, houses its student body, and doubles as both an outdoor art...

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I can honestly say I have grown so much in the past year both in and out of the classroom. I am academically stimulated and challenged in my courses but I also enjoy the college lifestyle. I have gained a larger interest in my studies now that I can...

” – Diana from Walla Walla, WA

Founded by leaders of the Presbyterian Church, Centre College is a 4-year liberal arts college in central Kentucky. Centre confers bachelor’s degrees in over 50 fields of study and also allows students to create their own majors in consultation with...

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Centre College is a beautiful campus with very friendly and helpful professors. Students stay very busy with homework, but they bring in puppies for finals week. Definitely a good school to consider if you're going into research.

” – Sarah

Originally founded as the Masonic University of Tennessee, Rhodes College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Memphis. With a campus noteworthy for its numerous Collegiate Gothic buildings and line of trees known as “Oak Alley,” Rhodes awards...

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Rhodes is a small, private liberal arts college in a big city. Not many other schools can provide an intimate learning environment, an all the opportunities of a big city. This along with its Honor Code, high caliber students and its gorgeous campus...

” – Taylor from Memphis, TN

Earlham College is a liberal arts institution situated in Richmond, IN. Earlham grounds their curricula in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, emphasizing intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and...

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The professors here are very fun and understanding. They're there to help you with whatever you need. They have high expectations and trust that you'll meet them.

” – Raven from South Bend, IN

St. Lawrence University is a liberal arts college on the border of New York State and Canada. The Canton, NY, campus consist of 94 buildings on 1,000 acres that provide students with 69 majors and the option to design a program through St. Lawrence’s...

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St. Lawrence is a great university for those who want strong academics as well as a connection with nature. SLU offers challenging courses, a huge variety of clubs and activities, and friendly professors who want to get involved with your education...

” – Sophie from Chazy, NY

Originally founded as The School of Automobile Trades, Kettering University is a 4-year private school in eastern Michigan. Kettering awards bachelor’s degrees in 13 academic programs with a STEM-centered focus. In addition to classroom facilities...

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Kettering University is an extremely challenging University that is completely based on the co-op program. Kettering is a great school to be challenged in a unique way to provide the best learning environment possible.

” – Andy from Mount Morris, MI

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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At Sarah Lawrence, not only do you learn a lot but you question everything you thought you knew. I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge since I began attending in such varied academic areas and I know I am gaining an extremely comprehensive...

” – Erin

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

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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This is the kind of school that can only be dreamed of. From the great academics, to the incredible campus any student with a passion for Christ and a will to experience the best four years of their life will fall head over heels in love.

” – Dalila from Moreno Valley, CA

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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Truman State University is a great university. You will enjoy your classes and never be bored. Truman State University is for those who are ready to work hard n to take their education to the next level.

” – Jessica from Maryland Heights, MO

Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is a 4-year women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. The oldest college among the Seven Sisters, Mount Holyoke grants undergraduate degrees in 48 academic majors and also gives students the...

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Like any school, your learning experience is influenced by the professors, so as long as you research your professors, you can get what you want out of your classroom experience. The 5 College Consortium expands your options in terms of what classes...

” – Siobhan from Tucson, AZ

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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UD is an extremely challenging university that will push you harder than you have ever been pushed. You will meet wonderful people and professors at this institution that will change your mentality and who you are as a person, as well as making great...

” – Kim from Arlington, TX

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a 4-year public institution based in Baltimore and part of the University of Maryland system. UMBC is home to seven colleges and schools hosting over 55 undergraduate degree-granting programs. In...

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Lots of information, but if you keep on top of the material, it is pretty easy to pass the exams

” – Emily from Germantown, MD

Established in 1821, the University of Alabama is a 4-year research institution in Tuscaloosa and the oldest and largest public university in the state. UA features 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 70 fields of study. For...

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At The University of Alabama excelling in learning is a part of our motto. Whether a student is taking Theatre or Human Development classes they are sure to learn something that will not only help them in class but as well as out of class.

” – Brianca from Prattville, AL

New College of Florida is a public liberal arts and sciences institution and honors college situated in Sarasota, FL. It is part of the State University System of Florida and has been rated as having a “more selective” admissions process. Favored...

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The courses I've taken go beyond a textbook. Most professors will provide additional knowledge to facilitate your studies and research, as well as take you out into the fields for experience.

” – Stephanie from Sarasota, FL

Founded in 1957 by the Evangelical Free Churches of America, Trinity Western University is an independent Christian liberal arts college in the Vancouver metro area and the largest Christian liberal arts school in Canada. Trinity Western is home to...

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Don't be afraid to dig in to life here. The more you put into you time at TWU, the more you'll get out of it! And trust me, there is no other school that is as warm, closely-connected, and designed for your success and growth than Trinity!

” – Teagan from Canada

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public school in northern Alabama and part of the UA system. UAH is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

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You will not party much; however, you will learn more at this university than anywhere else. After leaving my sophomore year; I quickly returned in one semester because I enjoyed learning my way through college rather than cheating through it. I will...

” – Britt from Decatur, AL