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Bates College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Maine

Description

Bates College typically ranks among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country. The college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 2/3 of students participate in study abroad. An equal number eventually go on to graduate school. Students can expect a lot of interaction between students and faculty for the college places emphasis on seminar classes, research, service-learning, and senior thesis work. The college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates was founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1776
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1776
Faculty: 156

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Transfer-Out Rate
9

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston Maine 4240

Website: http://www.bates.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-786-6255

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Karen Kothe
Associate Dean, Admissions
855.228.3755
kkothe@bates.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Kevin McHugh
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
207.786.6341
kmchugh@bates.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Though we don't require a minimum grade point average, students who transfer to Bates generally have a college grade point average in the range of 3.5 or better (out of a possible 4.0) in a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
A grade of at least a C is required for course credit to transfer to Bates.

Credits (Min/Max):
In order to apply as a transfer, you must have earned at least 4 libl arts courses at an accredited college/university. All degree candidates must earn a min of 16 Bates credits. You may transfer a max of 2 non-Bates credits earned after matriculation.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of standardized testing (the SAT I, SAT II, and the ACT) for admission is optional.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Included in the Common Application are the school report (including a counselor evaluation) and two teacher evaluations.

Essay(s) required:
A Personal Statement and biographical information concerning extracurricular interests is required with the Common Application. The Bates Supplement requires an essay and a mid-year report.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.

Other Requirements:
If you plan to pursue the performing or visual arts at Bates, you may supplement your application with a sample of your talent and interest in the arts. We also welcome information about your athletic accomplishments.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.bates.edu/admission/apply/application-forms/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 187

Transfers Accepted: 44

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 24%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 27%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -3%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1250

Room and Board: 12500

Tuition and Fees: 42800

Total Cost: 57350

Note on Costs:
The comprehensive fee for 211-212 is $55,3. Please visit us at http://www.bates.edu/catalog/?s=current&a=renderStatic&c=costs for more information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
If you are interested in receiving financial assistance from Bates, you must submit a CSS PROFILE. Please check the schedule for deadlines. You must indicate that you wish to apply for aid at the time of application for admission.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6196

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 41%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 38%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 25%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Bowdoin College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine

Description

Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of 21,000 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin takes pride in both its beautiful location and its academic excellence. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Bowdoin was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Eight miles away from the main campus is Bowdoin's 118-acre Coastal Studies Center on Orr's Island. Bowdoin recently changed their financial aid practices, and students can look forward to graduating with no loans.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1723
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1723
Faculty: 199

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
5700 College Station
Brunswick Maine 4011

Website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-725-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Scott Meiklejohn
Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid
207-725-3233
smeiklej@bowdoin.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Jeff Ward
Director, Athletics
207-725-3016
jward2@bowdoin.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Although Bowdoin sets no cut-off guidelines successful candidates usually submit work of honors quality: "B" work or better, or a GPA of no lower than 3.0.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Bowdoin typically accepts transfer credit for liberal arts courses in which a grade of C or higher has been received.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum number of credits that may be transferred are 16. You must complete a minimum of 16 credits at Bowdoin to earn your bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of standardized test scores is optional.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A special statement from the dean or advisor of the your current college or university; and two letters of recommendation from current or recent college professors are required.

Essay(s) required:
The Common Application Transfer essay as well as the essay described in the Bowdoin Supplement are required.

Application Fee:
There is a $60 application fee for all applicants to Bowdoin College.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/apply/index.shtml

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 33
English 31 35
Math 29 34
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 670 750
Math 660 740
Writing 670 760

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 149

Transfers Accepted: 6

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 4%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 16%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -12%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 820

Other Expenses: 1250

Room and Board: 11654

Tuition and Fees: 42816

Total Cost: 56540

Note on Costs:
Schedule of Fees for 211-212: Tuition $42,386; Room $5,454; Board $6,2; Student Activities Fee $43; Total $54,47.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid is very occasionally available for transfer students, but is limited by the commitment we make to assist already enrolled and incoming first-year students. All financial aid (including grants and scholarships) is based upon financial need.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5205

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 44%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 44%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 6%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Colby College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Maine

Description

Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby College frequently ranks among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the country. The 714-acre campus houses attractive red-brick buildings and a 128-acre arboretum. Students have 53 majors from which to choose, and the college boasts of a 10 to 1 student faculty / ratio. The college has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Colby wins high marks for its environmental initiatives and for its emphasis on study abroad and internationalization. The alpine and Nordic ski teams at Colby compete in Division I.

Most Popular Majors

Area Studies, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1847
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1847
Faculty: 167

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Transfer-Out Rate
7

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville Maine 4901

Website: http://www.colby.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-859-4000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Steve Thomas
Director, Admissions
207-859-4818
tsthomas@colby.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Marcella Zalot
Director, Athletics
207-859-4904
mkzalot@colby.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses taken at other accredited institutions, in which grades of C or higher have been earned, may be credited toward the Colby degree.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students who hope to transfer after two years of college should know that only up to 64 semester credit hours may be transferred toward a Colby degree. You must earn 64 credits at Colby to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
As part of the process for evaluating transfer candidates, we review the results of the SAT Reasoning Test, or the ACT. These tests may appear on your high school transcript, or you should arrange for an official score report sent by the test agency.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two Academic Teacher Evaluations are required.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay is required.

Application Fee:
Colby accepts credit card payment of your $65 application fee online. This fee is waived for electronic applications, Maine residents, financial hardship, or transfer applicants who have previously applied to Colby.

Other Requirements:
The Colby Common Application Supplement is not required for transfer applicants. If you have a special talent, you are invited to submit materials to supplement your application, e.g., tapes of individual musical performances.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.colby.edu/admissions_cs/apply_to_colby/transferforms.cfm

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
English 28 33
Math 27 32
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 620 710
Math 630 710
Writing 610 710

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 155

Transfers Accepted: 27

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 17%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 29%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -12%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011

Costs

Books: 700

Other Expenses: 900

Room and Board: 10980

Tuition and Fees: 42820

Total Cost: 55400

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/catalogue/211_212/general_information/fees_charges.cfm for information about comprehensive fees and charges.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial assistance is awarded on the basis of calculated need. Candidates who wish to apply for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile form.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6953

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 47%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 41%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 24%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Husson University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine

Description

Husson University is a small private university with the feel of a liberal arts college. Located on a 208-acre campus in Bangor, Maine, the university gives students easy access to outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, camping and boating. The University of Maine is a few miles away. Founded as a business school in 1898, Husson University is now a comprehensive university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Professional fields in business, health and criminal justice are some of the most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Tuition is significantly lower than most similar private institutions, and the majority of students receive some form of grant aid. The university fields 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Husson Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2672
Total Grad Students: 146
Undergraduate Students: 2526
Faculty: 69

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 39:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 37:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
One College Circle
Bangor Maine 4401

Website: http://www.husson.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-941-7000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Sandy Glynn
Associate Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
207.878.0733
glynns@husson.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Trudy McLeod
Admissions Operation Coordinator, Office of Admissions
207.941.7100
mcleodt@husson.edu [ mailto:mcleodt@husson.edu%20 ]

International Admissions Contact:
Carlena Bean
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
207.941.7067
beanc@husson.edu

Athletics Contact:
Rick Stephens
Athletic Director, Athletic Department
207.941.7063
stephensr@husson.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer applicants generally need a grade-point average of at least 2.0 to be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Completion of courses with a "C" or better, or its equivalent, is recommended.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Forward SAT I or ACT scores (students entering a four-year program).

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy applicants are required to send two letters of recommendation. Transfer applicants should be in good academic standing.

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

Application Fee:
Submit a $25 application fee.

Other Requirements:
All students born after December 31, 1956, must submit immunization records. Please submit immunization records with this application. This is a State of Maine requirement.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 21
English 15 21
Math 16 24
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 510
Math 420 530
Writing 420 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -75%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1750

Room and Board: 7520

Tuition and Fees: 14435

Total Cost: 24705

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Applicants seeking financial aid are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is available at your guidance office, from the Husson University Financial Aid Office, or online.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6727

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 82%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine

Description

Founded in 1912, Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a private, Catholic liberal arts college. Saint Joseph's 350-acre campus has an attractive location on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. Boston is just two hours to the south. Students can choose from 40 academic programs with nursing being most popular at the bachelor's level. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The college takes pride in the close relationship between students and their professors. The college encourages hands-on learning experiences through internships and study abroad (Saint Joseph's students can choose from 240 institutions in about 40 countries). The college also has robust graduate and professional programs delivered online to students around the country and world. For residential students, Saint Joseph's has a wide range of student clubs and activities. In athletics, the Monks compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference and Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The college fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Health Administration, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2758
Total Grad Students: 954
Undergraduate Students: 1804
Faculty: 69

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 40:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1

Percent Male: 31%
Percent Female: 69%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish Maine 4084

Website: http://www.sjcme.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-892-6766

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Anna Gordon
Associate Director, Admissions
207-893-7675
agordon@sjcme.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Academic rigor is important. Applicants need to take at least college preparatory classes. If an applicant has a lower GPA but took honors classes, then the applicant is considered a stronger candidate because of the honors challenge.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit towards graduation from SJC is granted for courses taken at accredited institutions with a grade of 2.0 or above (4.0 scale), if those courses are deemed both comparable to a course at SJC and relevant to the proposed program of study at SJC.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Joseph's College in order to meet degree requirements.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants are required to take SAT or ACT, including transfer students with fewer than 15 college credit hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Have a college advisor or professor write a letter of recommendation. If that's not available we'll accept a work supervisor or religious leader.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay is required with your application.

Application Fee:
There is no application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.sjcme.edu/admissions/applying

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 26
English 17 26
Math 16 25
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 530
Math 430 530
Writing 420 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 88%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -88%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1700

Room and Board: 11000

Tuition and Fees: 28700

Total Cost: 42500

Note on Costs:
For the 211-212 academic year, tuition is $27,7, room and board is $11,, and general fees are $1, - for a total of $39,7.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We offer students a very competitive financial aid package. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance, generally a combination of grants, scholarships, work opportunities, and loans.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 13106

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 87%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information