Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Just like land, there is a science specific to the sea. Students seeking to make a career out of their curiosity for aquatic life may want to pursue marine biology. Marine biology students study the behavior and ecology of plants and animals that live in oceans, coastal waters, and saltwater wetlands. Marine ecology, microbiology, and oceanography are among the main topics that students explore. Often offered as a separate degree, the field of oceanography explores the chemical, geological, and physical environment of the ocean. While some schools do offer a Bachelor of Science in marine biology, most degrees in this field are earned at the master's or doctorate (PhD) level. Undergraduate students can expect to complete core courses in physical and natural sciences, math, and computer science in preparation for graduate school. Marine biology-specific topics include oceanography, marine microbiology, marine botany, marine ecology, population dynamics, and biodiversity. Fieldwork is central to undergraduate and graduate marine biology education programs. Students participate in field research in laboratories and the habitats of marine life and are also encouraged to complete volunteer work and internships involving marine research. Graduates of marine biology and oceanography programs find work at state and federal agencies, private industries, aquariums and marine science museums, environmental consulting firms, biomedical laboratories, and secondary schools.

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Colleges

University of California-Los Angeles

The University of California in Los Angeles, better known as UCLA, is one of 10 campuses in the UC system. With 109 academic departments and more than 125 majors offered, as well as an average of one billion dollars funded for research every year and...

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The amount of knowledge you will gain during your first year at UCLA will be more valuable than any previous experiences. First, there is the academic aspect. Essentially, the material being taught in college is the same for any school, so self...

” – Joanna from Carson City, NV
Duke University

Duke University is a selective, private research university that calls Durham, NC, home. Founded originally as Trinity College in 1838, it was renamed by tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke in 1924 and became the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today...

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Duke's a diverse school with students of all sorts of races and backgrounds. The education is vigorous, so you'll get out whatever you put in. There are hundreds of student groups, academic opportunities and living environments to choose from, so...

” – Elisabeth from Durham, NC
Texas A & M University-College Station

Opening its doors on October 4, 1876, Texas A&M University’s College Station campus was the first institution of higher education in Texas. A&M is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 125 academic programs. This...

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The professors at Texas A&M are well prepared and does a good job at covering all of the material at a timely pace. Some post the powerpoint slides the day before so that you can have them in class and take notes on stuff he talks about. They have...

” – Johann from Killeen, TX
Boston University

Boston University is a private, non-profit university with a heavy emphasis on research. BU’s main location is right in its name—Boston, MA—but the university has flagship locations around the world, including in London, Sydney, and Washington, DC...

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The faculty is usually attentive and pretty entertaining. Most professors know exactly what they're talking about and provide insight into difficult fields with ease. I took the Core Curriculum and am learning much about history and philosophy. I...

” – Alex from Waco, TX
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a high-research institution located in Los Angeles, California, where it’s been educating students since 1880. The university is comprised of two campuses, the main University Park and the Health Sciences...

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A wonderful Campus and community for students. Great for meeting people while receiving a great education. I would recommend this college to any person looking for an incredible college experience.

” – Devan from Mission Viejo, CA
Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university that was founded in 1764. The university offers more than 40 academic departments. The campus is home to program housing for students who share similar interests, plus substance-free...

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Brown University is a great place to expand not only your knowledge in academia but also your personal context in the world. This university is a place of diversity and freedom. The students, faculty, staff, and courses are all wonderful attributes...

” – Vivian from South Windsor, CT
University of Washington-Seattle Campus

The University of Washington is a selective institution located in Seattle, WA, with two satellite campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. At this Public Ivy, sustainability is a major focus and the school has made The Princeton Review Green College Honor...

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Paying attention in class is very important - I notice a lot of students get away with surfing Facebook or MSN in class because undergrad classes are so large. If you take notes and use the wealth of knowledge that your TA's have, you'll do well.

” – Jessica from Seattle, WA
University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant public research university in Athens, GA. Founded in 1785, University of Georgia is one of three public universities to hold the title of the oldest public university in the US. With 17 different...

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UGA provides the opportunity, especially for incoming freshman with hours on their side, to take classes that are intriguing and that otherwise you wouldn't be able to take. This gives you a chance to learn about something entirely different from you...

” – Courtney from Social Circle, GA
University of Miami

Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research institution in south Florida. The U encompasses 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 180 fields of study. Away from the classroom, the Miami campus is home to...

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Even some of the introductory classes are harder than high school classes. If you're in the honors program, you will be challenged by the honors classes, but if you aren't, the second level classes (especially in science) are very challenging.

” – Sal from Metairie, LA
University of Oregon

With a campus along the Willamette River, the University of Oregon is a 4-year public university in Eugene and the flagship campus of the UO System. The UO is home to nine colleges hosting more than 300 degree-granting academic programs. To provide a...

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The University of Oregon is not only a beautiful campus but offers the kind of liberal arts studies that I prefer. The excitement of living on campus and attending favored sporting events has contributed to my enjoyment at this school. I look forward...

” – Katharine from Claremont, CA
Northeastern University

A private research institution located in Boston, Northeastern University was founded in 1898. Northeastern is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic majors. Additionally, the university operates a...

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I'm learning so much from Northeastern. I'm currently a psychology major and a music industry minor. I absolutely love it here because there is so many diverse majors and minors that I can do. One of the greatest things here is that I can always see...

” – Xiangling from Staten Island`, NY
Auburn University
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Auburn University is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in Alabama. Auburn encompasses 15 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 140 academic majors. Outside of the classroom, Auburn is home to...

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Just walking around this place, you know it's no place for dummies.

” – Michael from Birmingham, AL
University of South Carolina-Columbia

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public research institution in the state capital of Columbia. South Carolina encompasses 12 colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, U of SC is home to the first freestanding academic...

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At the University of South Carolina in Columbia, there are a multitude of classes to choose from. From the Psychology of Sex to the Philosophy of Contemporary Moral Issues, this University has many classes that will tickle your fancy. Being the...

” – Emily from Ladson, SC
University of California-San Diego

Founded in 1960, the University of California of San Diego is a research institution located in La Jolla, CA. The 1,200 coastal woodland campus along the Pacific Ocean is home to six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, 5 graduate and...

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The campus is huge and nice.
The academic environment is strict, compared to the free campus environment.
The location is pretty great, as it is located in La Jolla, near a beach.

” – MiraMesa from San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is a private research university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. USD offers 42 different bachelor's degrees and 54 minors, in addition to various study abroad programs, and more than half of the student body...

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I am a current freshman at USD. The first semester is tough academically, but only because it is so different from high school. I have learned so much more that I would have ever thought possible. The average class size is about 20 to 35 students...

” – Madeline from Huntington Beach, CA
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University is a public research university, one of the first nine original colonial colleges, and a land grant institution, as well. The largest university in New Jersey, Rutgers maintains 29 schools and colleges between its three campuses...

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Rutgers University is an excellent school because it offers various majors and minors to accommodate every student. Their Pharmacy, Engineering, as well as Business schools are widely acclaimed and their challenging programs drastically prepare you...

” – Lawrenceville, NJ
Stony Brook University

Originally founded as a school for math and science teachers, Stony Brook University is a 4-year public university on Long Island and part of the State University of New York system. Stony Brook is home to 12 schools and colleges conferring degrees...

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Stony Brook University affords one the opportunity to achieve goals they never thought possible. You will be pushed and tested but it is for your benefit in the future. For the price of the school, the amount you will learn about life, relationships...

” – Ashley from Amityville, NY
Florida International University

Florida International University is the only public research university in Miami. FIU offers bachelor’s degrees in over 190 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the FIU campus houses the International Hurricane Research...

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an amazing school to attend. coming from new york, florida international university felt like home with the warm people and the warm climate. i would recommend anyone to come here.

” – Amber from Cambria Heights, NY
University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California in Santa Barbara is a leading research institution in the city and state of the same name. UCSB is a member of the Association of American Universities, home to the National Center for Ecological Analysis, as well as an...

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You can think of the quarter system as your frenemy; by the time it takes you to get bored of your classes, a new quarter begins. UCSB offers so many interesting classes with so many great professors and you have so many chances to take them....

” – Amanda from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware is a 4-year public university in northern Delaware and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country—noting signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution in its first graduating...

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University of Delaware courses are not easy A's. I find them challenging, but not to the point where they are impossible. Most professors are really great when it comes to office hours, answering e-mails quickly, and keeping their SAKAI pages up-to...

” – Sarah from Pennsville, NJ
Nova Southeastern University

Founded by a group of local businessmen over breakfast, Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university in southeast Florida and an Hispanic-serving institution. NSU is home to 18 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in...

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My major is Education and the professors were learning from defiantly gives us a lot of their experiences to help us in our future teaching. Your not only learning through the textbooks but through stories shared in the classroom

” – Hanadi from Pembroke Pines, FL
University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a public research university that houses 14 schools and colleges, and more than 100 undergraduate majors. Centered around Horsebarn Hill, the university features a floriculture greenhouse, animal barns, and Dairy Bar...

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College is expected to be way different from high school on an academic level. However I never expected college courses to be so much more work than the AP courses I took in high school. UConn requires a really good work ethic in almost all courses...

” – Sarah from West Hartford, CT
University of California-Santa Cruz

Founded in 1965, the University of California-Santa Cruz is a public institution and part of the University of California System. UCSC offers undergraduate degrees in 65 academic majors within departments of Arts, Humanities, Physical Sciences...

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UCSC is an excellent school with many professors at the top of their fields. Many of our undergraduate programs are top in the country (or were, before the budget crisis), and I believe that UCSC is greatly underrated as an awesome undergraduate...

” – Megan the Banana Slug
Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a 4-year public institution in northern New Jersey and the second largest university in the state. Montclair State is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and the...

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Montclair State University has a very diverse campus.
Montclair State University has 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs.
Montclair State University has an SAT optional policy on their application for admission.

” – William from Teaneck, NJ
College of Charleston

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public university and is the oldest campus in South Carolina. The university offers 62 undergraduate majors and 80 minors from six schools, plus 23 master's degree programs and 9 graduate-level...

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Professors are reasonable, knowledgeable, and experienced. If you make an effort to go to their office hours for help, stay involved in in-class discussion, and overall try to perform well in the class, everyone is very willing to help and listen.

” – Maureen from Augusta, GA
Hampton University

Founded in 1868 after the Civil War to provide education to freedmen, Hampton University is an Historically Black College and University on the Virginia Peninsula. Hampton is home to eight undergraduate colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees and...

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Hampton University is an excellent school when it comes to academics.l The professors are very interested in their students. They provide office hours as well as email addresses in order for their students to contact them. All of my professors...

” – Asia from Winterville, NC
University of Hawaii at Manoa

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is a 4-year public university on the island of O’ahu and the flagship campus of the UH System. The largest and oldest of the Hawai’i campuses, UH Manoa confers bachelor’s degrees in 100 academic majors. Additionally...

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the campus is so nice. the dorms are very clean and renovated, as are the classrooms. i love that the classes have a range of the number of students there are in a class.

” – rachael-ashlyn from issaquah, wa
Troy University

Founded in 1887 as Troy State Normal School, Troy University is a 4-year public school in southeast Alabama and the flagship of the Troy University System. Troy is home to five colleges conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 260...

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The professors are very helpful, available, easy to reach and extremely knowledgeable. I couldn't be happier with them!

” – Karissa from Shaw A F B, SC
Suffolk University

Located a short walk from the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common, Suffolk University is a private research institution in Boston. Suffolk confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 fields of study. For students interested in...

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Suffolk University has great professors that not only challenge your mind but guide you thoroughly through the course. The campus is in the heart of Boston which is another plus. And there are also so many opportunities for clubs and activities for...

” – Desiree from Beverly, MA
University of New Haven

Originally founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a 4-year private institution on the New Haven coast. UNH is home to six colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 100 fields of study. Additionally, the UNH...

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I can say that college is definitely different from high school but at the end of the day it is all about how much effort you put into your work. The University of New Haven has so much to offer. There's tutoring readily available, mentors for us...

” – Julissa from New York, NY
University of New England

With campus situated a short distance from Saco Bay, The University of New England is a 4-year institution in coastal Maine and the largest private university in the state. UNE is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy...

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The classes are usually about the size of high school classrooms, the teachers will know your name and will make sure you know of office hours. Don't be surprised if they give you their home phone number!

” – Megan from Biddeford, ME

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Southwestern College is a private school in southern Kansas. Southwestern confers bachelor’s degrees in 24 fields of study. As part of its technological initiative, Southwestern issues a laptop to every...

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This school has several faculty members who are here for the soul purpose of helping your get your desired degree. My favorite thing about these staff members is that even if one person can't help you, then you always have another staff member to...

” – Cody from Wamego, KS
Western Washington University

Western Washington University is a public institution located in the coastal city of Bellingham. WWU offers more than 160 academic programs on the campus, which is surrounding by 6 miles of trails for students to explore. The university was named a...

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Going to WWU you'll get an all-encompassing education. Because it is a liberal arts school you get to take a little bit of everything but still get to cater to your interests. For example, you have to take some science but you can take anything...

” – Student from Duvall, WA
California State University-Long Beach

California State University-Long Beach is a public institution and the most applied-to campus in the 23 campus CSU system. The university is home to eight schools, with a majority of students attending the College of Business and the College of...

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California State University has provided me with the appropriate skills to pursue my graduate studies in Europe. This excellent university holds a large number of influential educators that have supported me throughout my undergraduate studies...

” – Heidi from Corona, CA
University of Maine

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a 4-year public institution and the flagship campus of the UMaine system. UMaine encompasses colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering, and Natural Sciences conferring degrees in almost 100...

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The University Of Maine has provided me with the opportunity to earn the degree that I wanted to earn while I have been able to enjoy some outdoor activities that I may not have otherwise been able to. By coming here from out of state I have been...

” – Caitlyn from Wilmington, DE
University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is the state's largest university as well as the land- and sea- grant institution. The main campus is based in Kingston, which, as of 2018, is named to the National Register of Historic Places, and spans 1,200 acres...

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While some classes are much easier than others, it is very important to go to class, do the homework, and study. If you slack off, it will reflect on your GPA and that is not always easy to get back up.

” – Ashley from CT
University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public institution ranked #6 in Top Public Schools and #14 in Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report. UNC Wilmington is a designated military-friendly university with ties to the...

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The faculty are friendly and more than willing to offer help. They seem like they really want to get to know the students. Many of the faculty are also very well educated and really make an effort to teach the material in a way that is understandable...

” – uncdubstudent
Coastal Carolina University

With campus a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Coastal Carolina University is a 4-year public liberal arts institution in South Carolina. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 74 academic areas of study. In addition to the academic facilities on its...

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Though this is my freshman year, almost all of my professor's here make me want to come to class and not feel as though I'm wasting thousands of dollars; they help me learn things by keeping me interested in the material being taught. Walking out of...

” – Mark from Charleston, SC
Alabama State University

Originally founded by former slaves, Alabama State University is an HBCU situated in Montgomery and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The ASU campus hosts eight colleges offering over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The ASU...

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alabama state university is a well rounded school. the school offers a great amount of oppurtunities for the students that attend the school. the school is located around a lot of stores and businesses that offer plenty of jobs to the students...

” – trevion - rex, ga
Florida Southern College

With campus along the shore of Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern College is a 4-year private institution in Lakeland, Florida. Florida Southern confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic programs. For students interested in history and...

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Florida southern offers a variety of courses including half semester courses that can boost your gpa. one unique class here is modern family or modern myth. it is a sociology roughly based off the television modern family.

” – Vivian-teri from Jacksonville, FL
University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth is located in Plymouth, England, with affiliated campuses located throughout South West England. The Royal Statistical Society selected Plymouth as the home for the Centre for Statistical Education and has been awarded the...

The University of British Columbia is a public institution with campuses located in the city of Vancouver and the city of Kelowna. The college is deeply rooted in academic research and maintains a number of research facilities, such as the Bamfield...

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1. Although UBC is huge, it is easy to feel a little bit lost at times but it but because of its big size, it's also easy to find your nietzsche. 
2. UBC has one of the most gorgeous campuses in the world, hands down.
3. UBC has a great...

” – Anonymous
Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in southwest Connecticut and the first Catholic university in the nation to be staffed by non-clergy members. The second largest Catholic university in the Northeast, Sacred Heart is home...

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The environment on campus is amazing. Everyone is so friendly. The school is small and easy to get around.

” – Madeline from Suffern, NY
Florida Institute of Technology

Founded as Brevard Engineering College in the midst of the Space Race, Florida Institute of Technology is a private research university with a focus on STEM programs. FIT is home to colleges of Engineering, Aeronautics, Liberal Arts, and Business. In...

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Im majoring in Marine Biology and Ecology. I love how the labs are hands on. Almost every biology lab has one or more research projects that you work on for the semester. It teaches you how to design, conduct, and present research. This skills...

” – Stephanie from Hudsonville, MI
Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College

Located in St. Petersburg, FL, Eckerd College is a 4-year liberal arts institution on a mile-long waterfront beach. Eckerd offers upwards of 40 majors, all of which include 4 years of classes in art, literature, the natural and social sciences...

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eckerd college is like no other college you'll find, often times referred to as camp eckerd. located on the waterfront, this very small college focuses largely on protecting environmental and marine habitats. eckerd provides amazing people, programs...

” – Mattie from St. Petersburg, FL
Savannah State University

Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is an Historically Black College and University in east Georgia and the state’s oldest public HBCU. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Savannah State grants bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic...

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While I don't find my courses to be too strenuous, I do feel like I'm learning. Some may complain that the teachers are too lax, or feel as though they're not doing their job, but in my own opinion your learning experience is your own. The teacher's...

” – Ada from Washington, DC
Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University is a 4-year institution in O’ahu and the largest private university in the central Pacific. HPU hosts colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Health, Natural Sciences, and Professional Studies. In addition, the HPU campus is...

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Hawaii Pacific University offers an environment that makes you comfortable learning about different subjects and areas because they allow you to ask questions and take the time to really make sure you understand what you are learning. The teachers...

” – Katya from Montebello, CA
Rollins College

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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When i started attending this college it was so surreal, everything about his school was perfect. The campus was beautiful, the professors amazing and my peers pretty awesome. The classes are small and have been more focused on the individual...

” – Justin from Winter Park, FL
Samford University

Founded in 1841, Samford University is a 4-year Christian university in the greater Birmingham area affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Samford is home to 10 colleges conferring numerous undergraduate degrees and all classes are focused...

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This is an outstanding college with outstanding professors who intimately care about their students and how much they will learn.

” – Corey from Mc Calla, AL
Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University of New Orleans is a 4-year, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Loyola Core and core curriculum operates on the idea of “students as scholars” and centers on five key elements: critical thinking, effective...

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Loyola wants its students to be well-rounded. So you learn many things while you are there... about different cultures, religions, ways of thinking.
Also even though Loyola is a Jesuit University religion is never something that is forced upon you...

” – Zaina from Metairie, LA
Oral Roberts University

Named for a famous televangelist, Oral Roberts University is an Evangelical Christian institution in Tulsa. ORU is home to six colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 77 academic majors and 65 minors. As an evangelical institution, Chapel...

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At ORU the teachers and faculty don't take lightly the importance of an education. They truly care about the students and not just the grade earned in the class. Teachers and faculty teach students lessons that will be useful outside the classroom in...

” – Amber from Tulsa, OK
Stockton University

With a main campus surrounded by the Pinelands National Reserve, Stockton University is a 4-year public institution in southern New Jersey. Stockton grants bachelor’s and graduate degrees in over 160 academic fields of study. To promote...

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There is a wide variety of courses available. When it comes time for me to register for classes, I am stuck because there are so many I want to take, and not enough time. I really love that Stockton encourages students to gain a breadth of...

” – Maria from Beachwood, NJ
University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a 4-year public school in southeast Mississippi. Southern Miss is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing as well as the sixth-oldest acceptance-based Honors College in the...

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The Professors here are really dedicated to making sure the students understand the material. The classes are fun and easy to get to.

” – Janna from Slidell, LA
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

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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Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides a positive and upbeat learning environment. You are not only living on a beautiful campus, you're earning an amazing education while doing so. Overall, it's a fantastic...

” – Miranda from Canyon, TX
Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a private institution located in Bristol, RI, that was named for a 17th century visionary who advocated for religious liberty, equality, and a government free of religion. What began as a junior college back in 1956 is...

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The campus is absolutely beautiful and one of the major reasons I fell in love with this school, but because we are directly on the water, there is a lot of rain. The teachers are willing to help whenever and wherever possible and are actually...

” – Rachel from Durham, CT
Jacksonville University

Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors, and...

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My classes are amazing! The teachers are very responsive to the students and don't mind you asking question if you don't understand something. Even if you send them an email, it is usually answered within 24 hours. As a Biology student, having the St...

” – Robyn from Jacksonville, FL
University of New South Wales (UNSW-Sydney)

The University of New South Wales is an Australian public university in the Sydney metro area. UNSW is home to nine academic faculties conferring undergraduate degrees and is a member of the Australian coalition of research universities known as...

Salem State University

Established in 1854, Salem State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Salem State grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic programs with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. In addition to classroom facilities, Salem...

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salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain times of day. the student body is very diverse and welcoming.

” – Meghan from Beverly, MA
College of William and Mary

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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The professors at W&M are definitely great, some more so than others but you can find a phenomenal professor in any department, or for any type of class (if you take the time to look). In general, they make themselves very available outside of class...

” – Christiana from Chevy Chase, MD
Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a state-funded institution based in the rural town of Maryville, Missouri. The tree-filled campus is designated as the official Missouri State Arboretum. Business, elementary education, and communications are...

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My experience with the learning process at NWMSU are very optimistic. The interaction with students and teachers are overwhelming.

” – Arianna from Kansas City, MO
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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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UAF is an exciting and interesting place to go to school! With many degree programs to choose from, this highly accredited school is great for anyone looking to further their education.

” – Liam from Healy, AK
Saint Francis University

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
California State University-Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay is changing the way students experience college! Featuring a diverse student body on a campus located just one mile from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. California State University, Monterey Bay offers students...

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The classes are not too large so the teachers have more one-on-one time with their students. The only problem are furlough days that take away more time to learn.

” – Pauline from Whittier, CA
University of Maryland-Baltimore County

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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I did not expect to learn much due to entering this college with AP credits, but I have still learned many new things due to the immense variety of classes. In my internship, 90% or more of my daily activities were taught.

” – Roxanne from Glen Burnie, MD
University of North Alabama

Founded in 1830, the University of North Alabama is a public institution of higher learning based in Florence, AL. UNA is home to an outdoor Memorial Amphitheater and the only 4-year culinary program in the state. Popular majors include nursing...

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I am learning a great deal at the University of North Alabama. The instructors seem to genuinely care about your success in the classroom. I enjoy the fact that they take the extra time needed to make sure each student is reaching their full...

” – Madison from Slocomb, AL
The University of Alabama

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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The academics are challenging and keep you thinking. Football and traditions here are important. Roll Tide.

” – Kathryn from Roseville, CA
Ave Maria University

Founded by the creator of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts college in southwest Florida. Ave confers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors and all classes focus on creating dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. As a...

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Ave Maria offers a beautiful atmosphere in which to study. It is not a normal college campus because it has a town literally across the street from the campus itself. Most of the college employees live in town and open their homes to students on a...

” – John Paul from Springfield, PA
University of Hawaii at Hilo

Originally founded as Hawai’i Vocational College, the University of Hawai’i at Hilo is a public liberal arts college on The Big Island. UH Hilo confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors including Hawai’ian Studies. The university also...

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UH Hilo is a very fast paced, education oriented, welcoming institution.

” – Shantel from Hilo, HI
University of West Alabama

Originally founded as a school for women called the Livingston Female Academy, the University of West Alabama is a coeducational 4-year public university. UWA is home to five colleges and divisions offering undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic...

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It is not the best school, but it is pretty decent. The professors I have had have been great and have gotten to know every student individually. Overall, the campus and community is very safe and close-knit.

” – Essence from Birmingham, AL
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the second largest public university in the state and maintains six colleges that collectively offer more than 175 degree programs. Programs at UMass Lowell span and interconnect the disciplines of business...

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When I was first looking at schools to go to, UMASS Lowell was my safety net, in case I didn't get into any other college. I was looking at these schools that were 40,000 dollars a year and I had got accepted to most of them. But when it came down to...

” – Kyle from Marlborough, MA

Central Methodist University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Fayette, Missouri. While CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the university values diversity and diplomacy making students of all faiths welcome. CMU’s...

Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the...

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nicholls is a terrific school for art students. i am one, and i love how diverse and welcoming our campus is; as i've remarked to a friend from another state, you know your classmates are awesome when all you have to do is say the game. and half the...

” – Alexis from Napoleonville, LA
Unity College

Unity College, “America’s Environmental College,” is located in Unity, Maine, and was founded in 1965. Sitting within three climate zones, UC is comprised of 225 acres and features a liberal arts education in environmentally focused majors...

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Unity College is hands on learning based. They put you out in your field of study and relate all subjects to the environment.

” – Jordan from Johnsburg, IL
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Founded in 1807, University of Maryland in Baltimore is the public health, law, and human services university in the state with a mission to “improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland at large through education, research...

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University of Maryland- Baltimore is a clean safe campus. UM Baltimore shows dedication to diversity in the student body. UM Baltimore is home to an internationally recognized shock trauma facility.

” – Mary from Pasadena, MD
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

With campus overlooking the Rio Grande, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a 4-year public school in south Texas and a part of the UT System. UTRGV is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees and has been...

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The University of Texas-Pan American is in the middle is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. 
Has conferred over 2,600 associate's, 55,700 bachelor's, 12,300...

” – Marlin from Pharr, TX

Marlboro College is a 4-year liberal arts college with a campus nestled in the heart of southern Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains. Marlboro offers a standard array of degree fields, but more than half of the student body opts to take an...

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There are a lot of intellectuals on campus, and everyone seems to be a self-created expert in something. Just a casual conversation with someone over lunch can be a stimulating experience.

” – wendalement
The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a 4-year private university with a campus in the heart of downtown Tampa. UT features a Four College Model consisting of colleges of Business, Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For students who wish to learn in...

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The University of Tampa is a great learning environment. The small class sizes and a no teaching assistants policy, help in getting the most out of every class. It is easier to learn when you aren't one out of a class of 400, and when only professors...

” – MICHAEL from Spring Hill, FL
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Founded in 1886, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public Historically Black College and University in southeast Maryland. UMES is home to schools of Business, Natural Sciences, Education, and Health Professions conferring undergrad...

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a wonderful university to further your education at. You will be among a diverse population of students and faculty. As i biology major i have been presented with many great opportunities from meeting...

” – Beatrice from Beverly, NJ
Waynesburg University

Founded in 1850, Waynesburg University is a private school situated in the hills of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and prides itself on being a “good value” school with tuition, room, and board priced below...

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Great environment to learn...small classes and informative and helpful professors.

” – Maryland student
University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Prichard, Alabama. Full-time undergraduate students at U Mobile are required to attend at least ten chapel services each semester. Classes at U Mobile only run from...

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The Classrooms here are top-notch. the class sizes are small (typically under 20 per class) so your teacher will know you by name and you will know your teacher. Trust me, this will help your GPA tremendously.

” – Cody from Dadeville, AL
Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Founded and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University-Hawai’i is a 4-year private university on O’ahu that integrates secular and spiritual learning. BYU-Hawai’i is home to colleges of Arts & Humanities...

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Excellent school, plenty of great education environment. Small school means better attention from teachers and faculty. Beaches.

” – Andrew from Holladay, UT
University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands is a public, historically black institution established on the scenic islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The college offers over 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in variety of areas of...

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The learning experience here is quite interesting because the professors know their stuff and very knowledgeable in their fields. You can learn a good bit just by attending the classes but to get the most out of the college you would have to take...

” – Tyriq from St. Thomas, VI

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Milwaukee. WLC offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, which feature small class sizes, one-on-one mentoring with faculty, and a Christian learning...

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WLC is the best family I have ever had. College Life and the professors are especially loving and care about you and your future. WLC has a wide variety of Majors and Minors and there is always someone to talk to and help guide you down the path God...

” – Mc Naughton, WI
The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida is a 4-year public school in the Florida Panhandle and a member of the State University System of Florida. UWF hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 70 fields of study. For students...

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Once you push through your general studies courses, you really do learn quite a bit, but it's extremely difficult going through the basics again. I suppose this is true for any college though. Other than that, the teachers are helpful and kind....

” – Karyssa from Navarre, FL

Southern Maine Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in the city of South Portland, with a satellite campus located in Brunswick. The college offers over 40 academic programs in five different divisions of study...

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The teachers here at SMCC give a real life prospective on what you are going to see out in the field. At times they will throw a lot of valuable information at you, but it is well needed information for your success at SMCC.

” – Stephen from Freeport, ME
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Founded as a normal school in 1893, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in the Poconos region of eastern Pennsylvania. ESU is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Health Sciences granting...

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I see it through my french and the french cinema class I took. Everytime I watch a movie I notice things I never would have noticed before this class. And I can't wait for my Spring Semester classes.

” – Nathaly from East Stroudsburg, PA
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a liberal arts college that was founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, and it is the only Catholic college in Maine. The Mercy tradition is encouraged at Saint Joseph’s through volunteering, service trips, Respect...

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The teachers at St. Joe's are very friendly and welcome questions at any time. At the beginning of the semester you will be given their office hours and they tell you, you can always email them or go up to their office for help. The class size...

” – Ashley from sanford, ME
Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University is a small, private institution established in the city of Anchorage. APU’s scenic campuses consist of a main campus with 175 acres of wooded land, and a remote, 900-acre education center located on a private farm in the...

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Very open and largely discussion based courses

” – William from Anchorage, AK

Located a few miles from the Gulf of Maine, the University of Maine at Machias is a liberal arts college and a regional campus in the UM system. UM Machias is home to eleven 4-year majors including programs in Marine Biology and Recreation and...

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The University of Maine at Machias has small classes which are perfect for learning. You really get the help that you need from professors. At UMM, professors know who you are and can help you receive the grades you want to achieve. The professors...

” – Second Year Student
University of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast is a part of the University of Alaska system, and a public institution that focuses on the sciences and humanities. The campus features the Anderson Science building, where students learn about marine transportation...

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They offer all of the classes that I need for my degree online which is important to me since I work full time and online is the only way I can get my degree.

” – Monica from Homer, AK
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the first historically black university in the nation and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. This public institution is home to a planetarium and aquaponics greenhouse, and features a...

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By attending you have a lot of learning experiences whether its in the class room or on campus. Being there i learned that no matter what problem you have there will always be someone there to help.

” – Rachael from Virginia

Rowan College at Gloucester County is a community college in the southern New Jersey town of Sewell, which is about 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia. For students looking to save money while studying to attain a bachelor’s degree, Rowan College...

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The majority of my friends attend GCC and they have found that they learn a great deal from their professors, both in and out of the classrooms. The professors generally move at an acceptable pace that is tolerable for all students.

” – Jennifer from Atco, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University operates two campuses in New Jersey, a metropolitan campus in Teaneck, and a suburban campus in Florham, which makes FDU the largest private university in the state. FDU offers a Two Worlds degree programs, which allow...

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FDU offers many majors/minors, and has exceptional programs available for prospective and current students. Many of the professors here are highly qualified and challenge students to get the most out of their education. The small class sizes allow...

” – Sandra from Avenel, NJ
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez is a state institution also known as Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. Classes at UPRM are primarily taught in Spanish, and students are required to have a moderate understanding of English as well in order...

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This university has great professors, beautiful agricultural research stations and amazing architecture. It is in the west side of the island where the best beaches are. People are friendly and helpful, this campus is the best.

” – Laura from Puerto Rico
Long Island University

Named for breakfast cereal magnate C.W. Post, LIU Post is a private school on Long Island’s north shore and the largest campus of Long Island University. LIU Post grants bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors. In addition, LIU Post is home to...

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C.W Post have very beautiful campus and welcoming environment.
At this college there are very hoepful staff memebers. Well visiting and staying at this campus the staff memebers helped me in picking classes and also gave advice on classes.

” – Ashley from Bronx, NY

Located a short drive from Yaquina Bay, Oregon Coast Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and two satellite locations in western Oregon. Oregon Coast is home to seven academic departments and, to provide academic support for...

The University of Puerto Rico-Humacao is a regional campus of the UPR system in eastern Puerto Rico. UPR Humacao is home to 16 academic departments and an honors program. As a science-intensive institution, UPR Humacao features more chemistry...

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It is clean, comfortable, the people who attend the university are very formal, they respect each other. The services the university has to help students is excellent. The facilities are mostly clean not perfect, but clean.

” – Dianel from Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico in Ponce is the only campus in the UPR system in the southern region of Puerto Rico. UPR Ponce is home to 12 academic departments and an honors program. To provide an opportunity for students to earn money while taking...

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Its a perfectly competing university of the state of Puerto Rico and excels giving its students top notch education with well known professors recognized by their research.

” – Juan from Ponce, PR
University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is an institution located in the city of the same name. Founded in 1881, the redbrick university is proud of their founding mission, ‘for the advancement of learning and enoblement of life,’ which they still maintain today...