Learn how this first-generation student weighed her college options and manages the cost.
Monique Rondeau grew up in Stillwater knowing she wanted to go to college — even though she would be the first person in her family to do so. She also knew she wanted to go to a small liberal arts college, and her research led her to St. Olaf College. “We did some campus tours and after the St. Olaf tour I knew it was going to be a good fit,” Rondeau said.
Learn how the “student” in student-athlete comes first at our college and universities.
Athletics are a bit different at our 17 private colleges and universities. Even with NCAA Division II and Division III student athletics, our campuses never lose sight of placing the primary emphasis on the student. Add in a wide range of club and intermural sports, and students will never be at a loss to tap into their athletic aptitudes and interests.
Set the facts straight about several pervasive myths that regularly circulate off and online.
There’s a lot of misinformation online about nonprofit private colleges, and it’s hard to put the genie back in the bottle once it’s been shared (and reshared) on social media. Below are a couple of the most pervasive myths that make the rounds every year.
Myth: Private college students only come from wealthy families.
Learn about free resources to promote the event and changes to our group registration process.
The Council has a number of free resources on our website to get the word out about Minnesota Private College Week, which runs from June 24 to June 28 this year with sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can:
Share information about summer programs offered by our colleges with families.
Our colleges offer summer programming that provides parents with many options to keep their teens busy and growing over the summer months. Many programs are offered each year. Whether it’s learning something new, expanding their current knowledge or skills, or staying physically active, teens are sure to find something they enjoy.