As the leaves change, the rich palette of fall colors at our campuses is an experience to savor. View a slide show for some of our best photos.
As the leaves change, the rich palette of fall colors at our campuses is an experience to savor. View the slide show above for some of our best photos (click on the first photo to see a larger view with a caption about the campus).
Most campuses offer special events and tours in the fall for high school juniors and seniors. Check out the list of fall visit events and consider visiting one or more campuses.
Many of our campuses host special fall events and tours for high school juniors and seniors, in particular over "MEA," October 20-21. This is a great time for students to visit in their quest to find a college that's right for them. Consider sharing our list with students and parents.
Many undergraduates at Minnesota's Private Colleges live on campus — a sense of community and convenience are just some of the advantages
For Javier Gutierrez, director of residential life at Hamline University, there are many student stories that affirm the value of living on campus. Often, he finds, it is the intangible aspects of residential life that make all the difference in a student's experience. He recalls one student who spent his freshman year living in the dorm and was excited to have an off-campus apartment sophomore year. Not far into the semester, the student came to his office and wanted to move back into campus housing. He missed the academic environment and the convenience of being on campus.
Representatives from Minnesota's Private Colleges are visiting community colleges to share information about transferring to one of our institutions. They may be stopping at a community college near you; view the schedule.
Every fall, transfer representatives from Minnesota's Private Colleges hit the road to share information about transferring to one of our schools — and they may be stopping at a community college near you. Students do not need to register to attend the event.
From international development to music theater, campuses are tailoring their offerings to meet the changing interests of students while continuing to provide a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Students at some of our institutions are finding new academic choices. From international development work to music theater to sports management, campuses are tailoring their offerings to meet the changing interests of students — while continuing to provide a well-rounded liberal arts education.
When it comes to choosing a college, high school students and families
agree that visiting campuses can help everyone involved make more informed
choices. Minnesota Private College Week, June 20-24, is coming up; see what
parents and students say about the value of this event.
high school students are just getting started or finalizing their plans, the
college search process can be daunting. But there is one thing most families agree
on: visiting campuses can help everyone involved make more informed choices.
Minnesota Private College Week, held June 20-24, can help. It's
an invitation for students and families to visit all of the Minnesota Private
Colleges on their list in a single week. With two brief sessions held each day,
there's no pressure. Whether a student will be a sophomore, junior or senior
This annual event is coming up June 20-24. It's a great chance for students — whether they're going to be sophomores, juniors or seniors — to get started with a college search. Students and parents often come together to these free introductory sessions, offered twice daily at all 17 of our campuses. Running about two hours, these sessions are also shorter than the typical open houses that our colleges organize individually and give students just enough information to get started and decide which schools to revisit.
A key factor in the decision of what college to attend is the financial aid award letter. Financial aid directors explain how to decipher these letters and provide tips and advice.
For parents with college-bound seniors, spring means more than just planning graduation parties — it's also the season for making major decisions about college. After finding out which schools have accepted them, students have a limited amount of time to choose where they will attend college. A key factor in that decision is deciphering financial aid award letters.
Nearly 4,000 high school students visited our 17 campuses this past June
during Minnesota Private College Week (MPCW). They attended short
introductory sessions that included campus tours and admissions
briefings. Students also discovered that MPCW is a great way to zero in
on what they’re looking for in a college. Encourage your students —
especially sophomores and juniors — to plan to attend the 2011 event,
scheduled for June 20-24. Read more about MPCW.