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August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia

Description

Located on 84 park-like acres in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., American University has made a name for itself as one of the most internationally-engaged universities in the country. The university was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1893, and it now boasts of a student body that comes from over 150 countries. Programs in International Relations, Political Science and Government are particularly strong, but the university's general strengths in the arts and sciences has earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The law and business schools also place well in most national rankings. On the athletic front, the American University Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication Studies, International Relations, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 11684
Total Grad Students: 5036
Undergraduate Students: 6648
Faculty: 571

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington District of Columbia 20016

Website: http://www.american.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-885-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Mimi Lewis
Transfer Admissions
(202) 885-6000
mlewis@american.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Evelyn Levinson
Director, International Admissions
(202) 885-6000
intadm@american.edu

Athletics Contact:
Keith Gill
Director, Athletics
(202) 885-3001
gill@american.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
You should have a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0. The following academic units have specific min requirements: Kogod School of Business, School of Communication and School of Public Affairs 2.5, School of Education 2.7, School of International Service 3.0.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade received in a college level course that counts towards transfer credits is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A max of 75 credit hours may be transferred toward a bachelor's from a 4-year institution, and a max of 60 from a 2-year college. If you have attended both, a max of 75 credits are eligible to transfer, with no more than 60 of those coming from the 2-year.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT test score(s) are required of those applicants who have completed less then 24 college credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation for transfer students are strongly recommended but not required.

Essay(s) required:
A personal essay is required of all who apply. A Statement of Interest must be submitted unless you apply using the Common Application.

Application Fee:
Using a credit card or e-check, pay the nonrefundable $65 application fee required for all applications. If payment of the application fee would cause your family undue hardship, fee waivers are available (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only).

Other Requirements:
If you have been out of school for a semester or longer excluding summers and school-designated breaks, you must submit a statement describing your activities during the time you were out of school.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.american.edu/admissions/transfer/transferinstructions.cfm

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 26 30
English 26 32
Math 24 29
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 700
Math 570 670
Writing 580 680

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 42%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -42%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1134

Room and Board: 13648

Tuition and Fees: 38071

Total Cost: 53653

Note on Costs:
Total Undergraduate Cost of Attendance = $53,653: Tuition - $37,554; Average housing - $9,18; Average meal plan - $4,54.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
For merit-based scholarships, submit a complete admissions app by March 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. For need-based financial aid, submit the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by March 1 for both fall and spring semester.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8128

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 70%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Catholic University of America

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia

Description

Founded by U.S. bishops, the Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church. Students come to CUA from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, and the student body is about half undergraduates and half graduate students. Among undergraduates, architecture and political science are the most popular majors. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned CUA a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The D.C. Metro is on the edge of campus, and students can easily take advantage of the opportunities found in the capitol. The CUA Cardinals compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Most Popular Majors

Architecture, Business Administration, Communication Studies, History, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6705
Total Grad Students: 3132
Undergraduate Students: 3573
Faculty: 347

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
620 Michigan Avenue
Washington District of Columbia 20064

Website: http://www.cua.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-319-9500

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Michael Cummings
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, Admissions
1.800.673.2772
cua-admissions@cua.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Erin Zimmerer
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Admissions
1.800.673.2772
cua-admissions@cua.edu

Athletics Contact:
Michael Allen
Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics , Athletics
202-319-5286
allen@cua.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minumum GPA of 2.80.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transferability of credit is determined at the discretion of the program based on factors such as course equivalence, date of completion, and grade (minimum "C").

Credits (Min/Max):
Students may transfer in up to 84 credits (total) from regionally-accredited institutions of higher learning or qualifying non-traditional sources. Students must have a minimum of 12 transfer credits to apply.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required for those who have completed less than 24 credits at the college level. If you have 24 graded credits on your college transcript these scores will be waived.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Your application must include one letter of recommendation from a current or recent professor. Ask this individual to write a brief, one-page appraisal of your academic and personal qualities and your potential as a student at Catholic University.

Essay(s) required:
Your statement of intent should be 1-2 pages long. Write about why you want to transfer to CUA, your goals, any struggles or success you have had as a student, etc. Any aspect or experience you think CUA should know about you as a student and person.

Application Fee:
There is a $55 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
A Portfolio Review is required for Architecture students only. An Audition is required for Music students only.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://applyonline.cua.edu/select.cfm?type=UGRD

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 610
Math 500 610
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 540

Transfers Accepted: 202

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 37%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 87%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -50%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007

Costs

Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 2500

Room and Board: 13824

Tuition and Fees: 35460

Total Cost: 53184

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
In addition to Academic Scholarships and need based grants, 3 other grants are offered. Grant applications must be submitted with your application.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7302

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 67%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

George Washington University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia

Description

The George Washington University (or GW) is a private university located in Foggy Bottom of Washington, D.C., close to the White House. GW takes advantage of its location in the nation's capital -- graduation is held on the National Mall, and the curriculum has an international emphasis. International relations, international business, and political science are some of the most popular majors among undergraduates. For its strengths in the liberal arts and science, GW was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the George Washington University Colonials compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 25116
Total Grad Students: 14758
Undergraduate Students: 10358
Faculty: 1081

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
2121 I Street nw
Washington District of Columbia 20052

Website: http://www.gwu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-994-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jane Alexander
Associate Director for Student Recruitment, Office of Admissions
202.994.6040
jcalex@gwu.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Arturo Carrillo
Assistant Director, Office of Admissions
202.994.6692
artycarr@gwu.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Susan J. D'Amico
Associate Director, International Services
202.994.4477
sdamico@gwu.edu

Athletics Contact:
Jack Kvancz
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
202.994.6650
jkvancz@gwu.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
No minimum GPA required is published by George Washington University.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution varies by major. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 30-45.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Application Fee of $65 but can be waived for applicants with financial need.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Apply Here:
http://gwapplication.gwu.edu/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 31
English 27 33
Math 26 31
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 610 700
Writing 620 700

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1804

Transfers Accepted: 980

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 54%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 32%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 22%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007

Costs

Books: 1275

Other Expenses: 1400

Room and Board: 10325

Tuition and Fees: 44148

Total Cost: 57148

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Traditionally, financing a college education is the responsibility of the family. The GWU realizes that the cost of a education may exceed a families ability. In such cases, GW provides a wide range of financial aid to help a family finance a GW education.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6060

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 65%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 40%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Georgetown University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia

Description

Georgetown is a private Jesuit university in Washington, D.C. The school's location in the capital has contributed to its sizable international student population, and the popularity of the International Relations major. Bill Clinton stands out among Georgetown's notable alumni. Over half of Georgetown students take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities, and the university recently opened a campus in Qatar. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Georgetown was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On the athletic front, the Georgetown Hoyas compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Most Popular Majors

English, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 15318
Total Grad Students: 7739
Undergraduate Students: 7579
Faculty: 1268

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
37th And O St Nw
Washington District of Columbia 20057

Website: http://www.georgetown.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-687-0100

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Leah B Thomas
Assistant Director , Office of Undergraduate Admissions
202.687.3600
guadmiss@georgetown.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Bernard Muir
Athletic Director , Athletic Department
202.687.6513
athletics@georgetown.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Typically, a cumulative B+ average or higher is recommended for consideration for admission. The average college GPA for an accepted transfer applicant is 3.7.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades earned must be at least one level above minimum passing level, e.g. "C." Passing grades on a Pass/Fail system are acceptable.

Credits (Min/Max):
GU requires a min of 12 transferable credits. The max transferable credits is 1/2 of the total required for the degree (60 credits). Students must spend a minimum of four full semesters and earn 60 credits in residency at Georgetown to earn a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submit SAT or ACT results. If, however, a transfer applicant has been out of high school for more than 5 years, the SAT/ACT requirement is waived.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Submit recommendations from a current college dean and one professor, preferably from the major department.

Essay(s) required:
Georgetown University does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $65.00. Accepts paper applications.

Other Requirements:
Submit a Transfer Application for Admission and a Personal Data Form.

Fall Deadline:
1-Mar

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/transfer/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 33
English 30 35
Math 28 33
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 640 750
Math 650 750
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 20%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -20%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2482

Room and Board: 13050

Tuition and Fees: 41393

Total Cost: 58125

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at http://finaid.georgetown.edu/cost-of-attendance/undergraduate/ for current tuition and fee information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
To assist those admitted, the University makes every effort to meet the demonstrated financial need of eligible applicants through a combination of need-based aid programs which include grants, scholarships, student employment and student loans.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5372

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 49%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 33%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Howard University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia

Description

Howard University's rich history began shortly after the Civil War when the First Congregational Society of Washington established a university for the education of African Americans. To this day, Howard remains a national leader in fulfilling that mission. The 256-acre main campus is located in the northwest of Washington, D.C. The university has an impressive 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its strengths in the liberal arts earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Howard Bison compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) with other historically black colleges.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Psychology, Radio and Television,

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10320
Total Grad Students: 3388
Undergraduate Students: 6932
Faculty: 1471

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Percent Male: 33%
Percent Female: 67%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
2400 Sixth St
Washington District of Columbia 20059

Website: http://www.howard.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-806-6100

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Linda Sanders-Hawkins
Director, Admissions
202-806-2755
lsanders-hawkins@howard.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Linda Sanders-Hawkins
Director, Admissions
202-806-2755
lsanders-hawkins@howard.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Linda Sanders-Hawkins
Director, Admissions
202-806-2755
lsanders-hawkins@howard.edu

Athletics Contact:
Dwight Datcher
Athletics Director, Athletics Department
202-806-7141
ddatcher@howard.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.5 (3.0 for the School of Business).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses where a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits - 15 credits (30 credits for the School of Business). Credit maximums vary by school and college.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT scores may be requested.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One letter of recommendation from a college professor is required.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
Yes, $45 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application. Howard University does not waive application fees.

Other Requirements:
Applicants must have received a passing grade of C or better in both a college-level English and college-level math course. Additional requirements vary by school and college.

Fall Deadline:
February 15 - Traditional Action

Spring Deadline:
1-Nov

Summer Deadline:
1-Apr

Apply Here:
http://banweb.howard.edu:4443/pls/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 20 26
Math 18 25
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 580
Math 470 570
Writing 460 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 54%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -54%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 2509

Other Expenses: 1216

Room and Board: 15341

Tuition and Fees: 20171

Total Cost: 39237

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students may apply for the Transfer Scholarship Program. For Financial Aid, first complete a FAFSA. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 202-806-2820 or inaid@howard.edu.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10307

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 84%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information