Why students like Minnesota Private College Week
Minnesota Private College Week is an easy, no pressure way to get started on your college search. It's also a useful way to check out several campuses in one week.
Read what high school students who attended the 2016 event had to say. (And don't miss the quotes from current and former college students that are further down the page.)
“Even though it's in the summer when school is not in session, Minnesota Private College Week gives prospective students a good overview of each individual college, therefore helping the student's choice.”
—Hannah, high school senior from New Brighton, Minn.
“I am very glad I participated in this event because it has put a college at the top of my list, and I now have an idea of what to do after high school.”
—Bailey, high school senior from Faribault, Minn.
“I was very pleasantly surprised by what I saw and heard during Minnesota Private College Week. I really enjoyed hearing from counselors, professors, and students in order to put a picture together of what life at each of the schools would be like. My questions were answered to my satisfaction and the tour guides were very informed and very helpful.”
—Sydney, high school junior from Hudson, Wis.
“I was very satisfied with attending Minnesota Private College Week! It definitely makes me truly consider going to a private college to continue my education! Thank you for all of your hard work for the week!”
—KaSondra, high school junior from Le Sueur, Minn.
“It really helped me narrow down what I'm looking for in a school and helped me understand what they offer, and how college life would be like at that particular school.”
—Emma, high school senior from New Ulm, Minn.
“It was a great opportunity to see what campus life is like at these colleges. I especially liked how the tours were given by students because they good answer questions based on current experience.”
—Grace, high school junior from Dayton, Minn.
“It was a really cool week to participate in and am glad that I attended.”
—Sophie, high school senior from New Hope, Minn.
“Minnesota Private College Week was a phenomenal opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of students who all, despite their differences, are insanely passionate about their school. It's interesting how much you can learn about a college by the attitude and integrity of its students. That being said, I certainly learned a lot about the amazing institutions I was able to visit.”
—Rachel, high school junior from Wheaton, Ill.
“Minnesota Private College Week is a great way to spend a little time at a college to find what you like most in a school and be able to narrow your choices of colleges.”
—Bill, high school junior from Virginia, Minn.
“My visit was an excellent way to meet other prospective students and learn more about a private college of interest. The admissions counselors, current students, tour guides, and college staff were very well informed and respectful in sharing their expertise! I would highly recommend other students take the opportunity to visit campuses during future Minnesota Private College Week experiences. The individual attention given and information shared was very worthwhile!”
—Jessica Petersen, high school junior from New Ulm, Minn.
“The greatest quality of a private college is that students receive a specialized education. With small class sizes and close relationships with professors, one is able to truly control their education and that is what appealed to me.”
—Marlee, high school senior from Mankato, Minn.
“The schools were very well organized and everyone approached us with great energy. I'm very glad I toured on Minnesota private college week, it helped me learn a lot and get a great feel for the atmosphere of the school!”
—Marisa, high school senior from Mahtomedi, Minn.
“Very organized and well put together.”
—Kieran, high school senior from Lincoln, Neb.
“Visiting schools during Minnesota Private College Week helped solidify my #1 choice.”
—Rebekah, high school senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill.
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