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So You Messed Up in High School: 10 Great Colleges That Are Looking For You

So You Messed Up in High School: 10 Great Colleges That Are Looking For You
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8. Drexel University

Drexel University is a private research university with 3 campuses in Philadelphia and 1 in Sacramento, California. It was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,138. The campuses in Philadelphia offers an urban setting in which to live and study.

Drexel has been ranked in 2017 edition of Best Colleges and National Universities at 96th. Many students live off campus and commute to campus using Mass Transit. There are more than 300 clubs and organizations in which the students can become actively involved. There are also 30 fraternities and sororities on campus as well.

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The Drexel sports teams compete in Division I in the Colonial Athletic Association.

 

Classes are generally small with fewer than 20 students. There are many majors offered at Drexel from Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences to Computer Science.

Drexel University is looking for students whose range of SAT scores accepted (25th -75th percentile) 1170 – 1390. The range of ACT scores accepted are 25 – 30. The average GPA for incoming Freshman /Minimum GPA accepted 3.56/2.5. The acceptance rate for students who apply is 70% and the Freshman Retention rate is 85%.


7. University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College is a public research university founded in 1791 and remains the sole land-grant university in Vermont. The total student enrollment is 10,973. The campus setting is suburban in Burlington, Vermont.

Its 2017 ranking in the edition of Best Colleges is National Universities is 92nd. This beautiful campus is located between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. If you like the great outdoors UVM offers all kinds of opportunities for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, canoeing, biking, running, rock climbing and the adventure rope course. There are more than 170 organizations and clubs and 15 fraternities and sororities. Freshman and Sophomores must live on campus. The Catamounts participate in Division I sports in the American East Conference.

Just a few strides away from campus is downtown Burlington offering students a chance to explore the Church Street Marketplace, numerous restaurants, and numerous shops. Montreal and Boston are the closest Metropolitan areas to the campus ranging from 100 miles to Montreal and 220 miles to Boston.

The classes at UVM are generally small with 49.7% having fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors are Business, General, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and  Political Science and Government. The range of SAT scores accepted by the university are (25th – 75th percentile) 1170 – 1390. The range of ACT scores accepted 25 – 30. The average GPA for incoming Freshman/Minimum GPA accepted 3.53/2.0 and the acceptance rate is 71%. The Freshman retention rate is 86%.


6. Loyola University

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Loyola University Chicago is a private American Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1870 as St.Ignatius College by the Jesuits and today is one of largest Catholic universities in this country. Loyola is known for its academics, its athletics and its spiritual education.

There are 16,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff members. Its main campus is in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods along Lake Michigan.  The Water Tower campus is along a stretch of Michigan Avenue. This campus puts students at the center of Chicago’s business and cultural life, as it borders Chicago’s top retail and tourist district.

Loyola offers over 80 undergraduate majors. Loyola is among the top 100 National Universities according to “U.S. News and World Report” in college rankings. It is also placed among the 50 “Best Value” colleges as well.  Loyola athletic teams known as the Ramblers compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Missouri Valley Conference. “Washington Monthly” ranked Loyola 21st in the nation for hours of community service.

All incoming freshman live on the Lake Shore campus in a number of different residence halls. There are a number of fraternities and sororities on campus. At the beginning of school the incoming freshman are invited to participate in Welcome Week which is designed to build community and to meet other people on campus and maybe develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Welcome Week consists of participating in many icebreakers that will help freshmen become acquainted with campus life; Trolley Tours of downtown Chicago – with free popcorn and trolleys full of people, a trip to Target to pick up any items you might have forgotten and it all happens after Target closes. Finally, there’s the New Year’s Festival – it is the beginning of the new academic year which is greeted with free food, live music and new friends and it all happens at the end of the first week of classes.

There are many student clubs and organizations that you can participate in throughout your time at Loyola.

Loyola offers a multitude of undergraduate majors that range from Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences and many more.

The range of SAT scores accepted (25th – 75th percentile) 1130 – 1330. The range of ACT scores accepted are 24 – 29. The average GPA for incoming Freshman/Minimum GPA accepted 3.65/2.5. The acceptance rate is 71% and the Freshman retention rate is 86%.

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