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Learning. Caring. Connecting. At Quincy University, we’ve redefined three commonplace
The result? An uncommon education that moves beyond
words. You’ll recognize their new meanings as soon as you
the classroom and is individualized to your needs, your
Learning: The inspiring, dynamic way
career goals, and your dreams. An education that’s based
we teach, both inside and outside the classroom. Caring:
on living what you’re learning, on caring about you as a
The friendly way students greet each other in the hallways
student and as a person. An education that helps you
and professors visit with students after class and in the
make connections with others—through service work,
cafeteria. Connecting: The way students are networked
lifetime friendships with your peers, and pre-professional
with alumni and employers, often in their first years here.
relationships with professors and alumni.
step on campus.
Learning. Caring. Connecting. Three ordinary words. Thousands of extraordinary experiences.
“Learning at Quincy means … interacting with your professors. They are here to help you. They know your name and notice
Learning at Quincy means …
when you are gone. They give you the tools to take a chance for yourself and learn on your own. For example, because of my communications professor, I had the opportunity to work on the campus broadcasting station and start my own sports television show. That really increased my knowledge and my communications experience.” JEREMY CULVER : Broadcasting communication major from Walnut, Illinois
Learning. “Learning at Quincy means … engaging in thoughtful discussions. I am always impressed by my students’ insights and their willingness to consider multiple perspectives. This is how we develop empathy, and the world needs this now more than ever. I believe the most important questions posed in any classroom are those that are asked by the students. I treasure their intellectual curiosity and am thrilled that they recognize themselves as agents of change. Our students understand the importance of leading by example. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it.” CINDY LOVELL, PH.D. : Associate Professor of Education
I Want to Study in England … Costa Rica … Australia … Study around the globe through Quincy’s International Study Program, offering programs in 29 countries. By studying abroad, you not only get to travel and visit new places, you get to know another culture firsthand, expand your worldview, and enhance your language skills.
Big-Picture Thinking, Career-Minded Results
iberal arts education vs. career preparation? At Quincy University you don’t have to choose—you get the best of both. Quincy’s academic program integrates the liberal arts with real-world professional learning,
Franciscan values, and experienced professors. That means you learn how to think
broadly and critically, in addition to learning and practicing the general and advanced skills of your major. In short, you not only learn to see the big picture, you can apply it to the real world.
Why Liberal Arts? A liberal arts education at Quincy teaches you to be an independent thinker with skills in problem-solving, communication, and ethics. By taking courses outside of your major, you form a broad foundation of knowledge from which you can draw when obstacles arise or when you are presented with complex information. A liberal arts education develops your whole person at the same time it prepares you for your career—which is what employers want. They look for graduates who are skilled in their field of study and who can tackle new challenges. They want graduates who think outside the box, beyond their own selves and communities, to consider the good of all society in their decisions. This wide versatility and perspective paves your way for lifelong growth and success.
TEACHING FROM EXPERIENCE
At Quincy, your liberal arts education combined with hands-on learning prepares you for your career—and your life.
While their first commitment is to great teaching, Quincy professors also work on expanding the knowledge in their area of study. They research, write schol-
What’s Your Major?
arly articles and books, and work within the community. They share this specialized information with their students. Many Quincy professors also have had professional careers in the fields they’re teaching, and they bring that real-world experience into the classroom as well. 4
It’s a question you’ll hear over and over from family and friends before and during college. But don’t worry. At Quincy, we offer more than 30 majors, so your interests are sure to be covered. If you’re not certain what to major in, we have staff and support services to guide you. As a Quincy student, when you’re asked, “What’s your major?” you’ll be able to answer with confidence and pride.
HONORS PROGRAM Each year, Quincy University invites eligible students to enroll in our Honors Program. Our honors students enjoy learning, are curious, are willing to accept challenges, and are active participants in discussions. Honors students take special courses that further challenge their critical thinking skills and encourage them to think creatively about issues and ideas. Honors Program students have special foreign study opportunities as well as local and regional academic, cultural, and political opportunities.
Travis Yates Instructor in Communication
Keeping It Real “One of my main goals is to prepare students for when they graduate and take on that first job,” says Communication Instructor Travis Yates. “Anything that I’m teaching, I try to incorporate real-world examples. Theory is just a theory until you bring it to life by applying it to realworld situations.”
Professor Yates, who has a professional background in public relations and television news production, teaches public relations, media, and broadcasting courses at Quincy. His classes are lively, with discussions about today’s news, real public relations and television examples from his career and from the world at large, and assignments that take students out of the classroom to examine the communication strategies of area nonprofit agencies.
“No class gets stale,” he says. “Every day is something new.” It’s that “something new” that gets students excited about their classes, he says. At the same time, keeping his courses relevant and incorporating real-world application gives students confidence and knowledge as they pursue their careers.
P R E PA R E F O R YO U R C A R E E R A N D M O R E
“You will learn from your friends, peers, professors, and people who work all over campus. You will also learn in class, from travel, from service, and from hanging around with your friends. The lessons you learn from these various people and in these situations will help to truly prepare you for much more than just success in a job. Quincy University students participate in a wide range of events that allow them to gain the experiences and create relationships that help them to mature and grow.” VICKY EIDSON, PH.D. : Associate Professor of Accounting
Learn by Doing You’ll be surprised at the number of ways your degree is enhanced with hands-on learning opportunities. Here are just a few examples: • Courses for education majors are held at area elementary and high schools, where students can immediately apply what they’re learning. • Our communication majors can produce and host programs on QUTV. • Aviation students are in the air just two weeks into their first year.
WHO SAID YOUR DESK HAD TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM?
• Criminal justice majors work in criminal justice agencies, such as
Internships are an important part of Quincy’s academic program. Through an internship, you
the probation department, court
can put your classroom learning to work in professional settings in the Quincy community or
system, police and sheriff’s depart-
across the United States. With more than 125 companies offering internships to Quincy
ments, and agencies serving
students, 70% of our graduating students complete an internship or clinical experience.
Through internships, you take the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-life work. Plus, you create a network of career contacts, gain professional skills, and
build a powerful résumé.
Live Your Education
Zach Klein Business major from Streamwood, Illinois
Getting Closer to His Dream
hands-on learning is integral to our academic program and to your career success. So inside the classroom your professors may have you roll up your
sleeves and get to work on real-life problems, lab specimens, and case studies. They will engage you in discussions and group work. Your classroom will be an active one.
Your studies will also take you outside the classroom, where you’ll gain the professional skills you need to start your career. Depending on your major, your courses may be held in professional settings or in labs. You may have practicums or special assignments. Through our forward-looking internship program, you can have an internship as early as your first year. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to live what you’re learning, gaining professional experience in the process. A Quincy education prepares you for life by putting you right in the middle of it. Ultimately, you graduate ready to start your career.
Zach Klein’s dream is to own his own company, and he’s getting prepared. Zach has already completed two internships, and he has plans for a third one. Plus, he is co-president of Quincy’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO). Zach says he has seen the topics discussed in his business classes play out in real life through his internships. At the United Way of Adams County, Zach helped run a fundraising campaign and became certified to help with the nonprofit’s free tax assistance program. During his internship at the large car dealership Shottenkirk Chevrolet and Kia, Zach worked on marketing, learning about traditional forms as well as social media.
Quincy University education is grounded in the real world. We believe
“My internships have helped me see how companies and organizations are run,” he says. “I can take what I’ve learned from my internships and eventually apply that knowledge to my own business.”
Caring. “Caring at Quincy means … something that happens every day, from everyone. I experience caring on campus in the simplest form when students exchange smiles. Every time I run into a Friar on campus, my mood is lifted because they exude happiness and want the same for me. Whether you’re an outgoing or introverted student, the professors know more than your name. Students are continually reminded that the Quincy University staff wants us to succeed in all areas of life.” JULIE HOLDENER : Political science and pre-law major from Belleville, Illinois
“Caring at Quincy means … valuing each and every member of the university family. It means remembering Jesus’ challenge to serve others, to recognize the intrinsic worth of each person, and to promote the growth and well-being of all. This holds for all members of our community, whether on or off campus. Ultimately, caring at Quincy is about truly seeing the divine image in each person we encounter.”
Caring at Quincy means …
DANIEL M. STRUDWICK, PH.D. : Assistant Professor of Theology
Colleen McCormack Media communication major from St. Louis, Missouri
People Who Care Ask Colleen McCormack what she likes most about Quincy, and she doesn’t hesitate. It’s the people. “Everybody is really friendly and nice. You can strike up a conversation with just about anybody,” she says.
We Know More Than Your Name. We Know You.
t Quincy University, we want you to find success. So we get to know you. We learn your name, of course, but we also learn more about you—your goals, dreams, doubts. That’s possible here because of our small class sizes
and our emphasis on a caring environment.
Our classes average about 20 students, so our professors can truly take the time to care. They know when you’re excelling and when you’re struggling. They know
That friendliness extends from students to professors. For example, after a couple of weeks working the cameras for QUTV, the university’s on-campus television station, Colleen wanted experience as a technical director. Her professor was immediately on board. He saw to it that she received training, and he stood with her as she completed her first few broadcasts. He also took the time to talk with her after every production. With professors, students, and staff members who care, Quincy has made Colleen feel right at home. “I absolutely love it here,” she says.
if you’ve missed class. And they know what can help you succeed. They engage you inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom. As one Quincy student’s experience illustrates: “I went to visit my buddy at his university. I sat in on a class with him, and the professor didn’t even know I was there. That would never happen at Quincy.” Quincy professors are committed to your intellectual growth, as well as your personal growth. Our professors help students find internships and connect them to professional colleagues. They make themselves available to further explain homework or classroom discussions. They stop their students in the hallway and the cafeteria just to chat. You’ll have a support system while you’re here at Quincy and after you graduate, giving you the confidence and know-how to live your dreams.
Y O U A R E A S T U D E N T, N O T A N U M B E R
“Students are valued as individuals here. They are not numbers; they are people. We have small classrooms, and students do not get lost in the crowd.” JUSTIN COFFEY, PH.D. : Assistant Professor of History
You’ve Got Our Attention Quincy’s student-faculty ratio is 14:1, with an average class size of 20.
E X T R A P R E PA R AT I O N What if you start feeling anxious about an upcoming test or paper? Quincy’s Learning Resource Center can help. The center offers individual and group tutoring in a variety of subject areas, a writing lab, and computer stations. It’s free to students. And it’s yet another way we strive to help you succeed.
Meredith Coleman Public relations major from Arnold, Missouri
Giving Back Is Her Goal Life changed for Meredith Coleman after her roommate invited her along to a few Circle K meetings at Quincy. Soon, she was volunteering at the soup kitchen Friday afternoons and delivering Meals on Wheels each month.
Then she joined the Haiti Connection, a Quincy student organization that raises funds to improve the lives of the Haitian people. In December, Meredith traveled to the country with a group of students. It was an eye-opening and humbling experience. “The poverty was expected. But I didn’t realize the severity of it,” she says. “It’s nothing I’ve ever seen before. It was a very emotional experience.”
Meredith’s service work for Haiti and in Quincy enables her to give back to society, and through it, she’s learned to appreciate all that she has. Plus, she says, she’s made many new friends.
She recommends new students give it a try. “The volunteer work that you do at Quincy will become a part of who you are,” she says. “It’s something you’ll never regret doing.”
MOVE YOUR SPIRIT From home-cooked meals at the Campus Ministry house to weekly Mass and nondenominational services to volunteering in our community, our Campus Ministry programs promote spiritual life on campus. You are welcome to join in, no matter your faith or beliefs.
VA L U E S F O R E V E RY DAY L I F E
“At Quincy, the Franciscan values permeate everyday life. The values the Franciscans bring are so universal in terms of human need that they are easy to respond to, no matter your religion or beliefs. I saw a need for a service project and talked to people in Campus Ministry about starting it. They answered with a resounding ���Yes!’ It’s so easy to start something like that here.” JAY AUSTIN : Sport management and marketing major from Kansas City, Missouri
Live Your Values
n 1860, a group of German Franciscan friars, realizing the need for education in the frontier Midwest, established the institution that would become Quincy University. They founded Quincy on Franciscan values—inclusion,
nonviolence, reverence for creation, and celebration. More than 150 years later, Quincy continues to live those values. We welcome students of all faiths and beliefs and foster an environment that shows respect and value for every person. Half of our students are non-Catholics. Our campus ministry program is open to everyone and has activities for people of all faith backgrounds. Because we live our values, service to others is a primary focus at Quincy. Our
strong Franciscan heritage compels us to help those in need, to promote social justice, to be peacemakers in the world, and to protect and nurture the environment. We integrate these ethics and values into our academic program. No matter your faith or beliefs, you can explore and grow here—personally, ethically, and morally. You will more fully develop your sense of justice and service. And by your example, you will help create a better society.
Make a Difference In big and small ways, you can make a difference in people’s lives through Quincy’s volunteer service projects. You can help out right here in the community of Quincy by participating in food drives, visiting the elderly, or building homes. Or our service trips can take you across the United States and beyond. You can serve food at a soup kitchen in Chicago, help children in New Mexico and North Carolina, or work with the poor in Mississippi and Louisiana. When you volunteer, you’re not only helping your community and the good of society, you’re also benefiting as an individual. You can make new friends, build your résumé, learn more about other communities and different cultures, and develop new skills, such as team building, organization, and leadership skills. No matter how you choose to serve others, your work is important to developing your whole self—from head to heart—and to bettering the world. 13
“Connecting at Quincy means … everyone is very invested in everyone else’s future. For example, the alumni of our school provide
Connecting at Quincy means …
many of our scholarships, and they are also a very active presence on campus. I had an internship my freshman year due to networking with other students and their families. And I have been given many opportunities to connect with others on a more personal basis. I have already established friendships and relationships with students and faculty alike that I know will remain strong long after I have graduated from college.” LAUREN STEPHANS : Communication major from Batavia, Illinois
Connecting. “Connecting at Quincy means … getting involved. From sporting events to service organizations, Quincy offers numerous ways to connect to your peers and exchange ideas. You can also connect off campus by volunteering or interning in the community. I found that I connected most by joining clubs and meeting new people. Then when it came time to apply for an internship, I was able to find out what it was like to live and work in the Quincy community.” MEGAN BACKS : 2010 Quincy graduate, project manager for the Great River Economic
Todd Jordan Communication major from St. Louis, Missouri
Making Friends Is Easy Todd Jordan likes meeting people. Don’t be surprised to find him in the cafeteria introducing himself to students or sitting on the lawn with students he just met. “It’s easy to make friends here,” he says. “QU people are really friendly and social.”
But what if you’re not that outgoing? Not to worry, says Todd. Quincy’s student organizations and oncampus events offer many opportunities to meet new people. “There’s a lot to do on campus. I don’t think you could ever get bored,” he says. “It’s important to be involved because it helps you become comfortable with the campus and with the people here.”
Todd attends many campus events, but he wanted to do more. So, he and two friends organized Quincy’s first-ever Men’s Awareness Week. He enjoyed networking with the speakers he booked and learning how to advertise an event. And, knowing Todd, he also enjoyed meeting a lot of new people.
“This is a place where everyone wants to know your name.”
sk our students why they chose Quincy University, and they’ll often tell you one reason was how nice everyone was when they toured campus. Fortunately, our warm, inviting atmosphere extends beyond campus tours.
We’re like that every day! At Quincy, our students come from small towns and big cities—from the Midwest,
from across the nation, and from around the world. Yet here students are able to find common ground, making friendships that last a lifetime. Quincy is small enough for you to get to know your classmates, the students in your residence hall, and your peers attending campus events. Here, when you walk down the hallways or eat lunch in the cafeteria, you won’t be alone. For many students, our school feels like a second home. One of the easiest ways to meet people at Quincy is to get involved on campus, by attending a campus event or joining one of our more than 40 student clubs and organizations. You’ll fill your social calendar, expand your interests, and make friends all at the same time.
Join a Club. Meet Friends. Learn Something New. From academics to Greek life to service, Quincy’s student clubs and organizations offer something for everyone. At Quincy, you can explore organizations inside and outside your major, while meeting new people, discovering new talents, and having fun. For example, even if you’re not a communication major, you can write for the school newspaper. Or, you can participate in our nationally ranked mock trial team, whether or not political science is your focus. When you take part in our clubs and organizations, you’ll not only fill your free time with fun, you’ll develop many important career-building skills as you help plan, organize, and lead events and activities.
Free Time = Fun Time You’ll find plenty to do in your free time at Quincy. Our campus activities range from comedians to intramurals to bands and are scheduled every week.
W H AT I N S T R U M E N T D O Y O U P L AY ? If you’re a fan of the arts, you have many options to participate in and attend performances at Quincy. You can continue to hone your musical talents, even if you’re not a music major, through one of our many music ensembles, including our concert choir, chamber choir, symphonic band, marching band, brass quintet, and jazz ensemble. All students are welcome to audition for our annual plays and musicals. If you favor the small stage, our student theatre club even hosts monthly improv nights. If you’re an artist, students display original works in Quincy’s Gray Gallery and take part in the city of Quincy’s fine arts exhibits.
WELCOM E HOM E Our residence halls are more than just a collection of rooms. They’re home. You have a variety of living options at Quincy, including traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, and, when you’re a senior, houses. Each hall has wireless Internet access, cable television, and laundry facilities, all free of charge. And just as important, each hall has activities and events almost every week that enable you to step out of your room and meet your neighbors and make new friends.
HAWKS ATH LETICS
Quincy’s Hawks are top contenders in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Volleyball
Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball 18
Get Your Game On
Dan Camp Biology and history major from Rochester, Illinois
“The people here, they make it fun.”
king or queen? No matter your athletic expertise, Quincy’s athletic program brings students together for fun, fitness, and, if you’re
Stay Fit. Relax. Re-energize. Open seven days a week, our modern Health & Fitness Center is a great place to meet friends and stay healthy. Our center is equipped to serve you, regardless of your fitness level: three gymnasium courts, a fitness room with plenty of cardio machines, a walking/running track, racquetball courts, an aerobics room, and an intercollegiate pool and whirlpool. The center is free to all students.
Try a New Sport or Play Your Favorite Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just looking to try something new, Quincy’s intramural program is for you. You can choose from more than 20 intramural sports, ranging from soccer and softball to ping-pong and mini-golf. Whatever you choose, having fun is the goal.
Let’s Go Hawks! Quincy’s athletic program is just one more way we bring students together, whether in the stands cheering on the team or competing on the playing field. Join the fans in the bleachers or play with the pep band at one of the many Hawks games. If you’re an athlete who wants to compete at the NCAA Division II level, we have 15 intercollegiate teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. No matter if you’re a spectator or athlete, Hawks games are yet another way to meet new people, take a break from studying, and have a good time.
When Quincy linebacker Dan Camp talks about being named to the All-American team—what he calls “every college player’s dream”—he always includes his teammates. That appreciation for his team is one of the things that stands out for Dan when it comes to Quincy athletics. “An incoming freshman’s biggest fear isn’t playing time,” he says. “It’s ‘Are the guys on the team going to like me?’ ” Not a problem at Quincy.
on’t know a layup from a pushup? Or perhaps you are the home-run
He also appreciates the fun athletics brings to campus. Just as Quincy students fill the stands at his games, he cheers on Hawks athletes from other sports. And he plays in as many intramural sports as possible, meeting new people in the process.
“The people here, they make it fun,” he says. “My buddies that I hang out with, the football team, the student body—everyone’s really nice and looking out for each other.”
WE’RE H ERE TO H ELP Choosing a future career. Applying for jobs. Interviewing for a great position. We’ve got you covered. Our Career Services Center offers a variety of programs to get you ready for the working world. The center can help you explore careers, write your résumé, practice interviewing for jobs, get ready for graduate school, and find employment. As you think about and prepare for your life after college, we’ll be here with you every step of the way.
Daniel Spector 2005 Quincy graduate
Discussing Mathematics— Even on Saturdays
Daniel Spector, a 2005 Quincy graduate in mathematics, chemistry, and computer science, is working toward his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. When he becomes a math professor, he hopes his students find him welcoming and encouraging—the same qualities he appreciates in his former Quincy University professors. “From the very beginning, I had a personal relationship with all of my professors,” he says. “From the first day I walked on campus, I could go into any professor’s office and they were happy to talk about any questions I had.”
Daniel says Quincy professors challenged him to go beyond his coursework and explore his three majors even further. He spent a lot of time with his professors, even visiting them on Saturdays to discuss complex math problems.
“QU has a great resource in the faculty members it has. They are all people who are very interested in what they can do to build you up and invest in your education,” he says.
13,000 Connections and Growing
hen you enroll at Quincy, your connections increase by the thousands. Quincy’s more than 13,000 alumni live in all 50 states and across the world. Our alumni are successful in business, education, health care,
nonprofit organizations, and graduate schools. Many live and work in Quincy and the surrounding area, including Chicago and St. Louis, and they are eager
to meet new students and help them succeed, too. Alumni know the importance of connecting with Quincy students, before and after graduation. They help students obtain internships and employment. They volunteer as mentors and guest speakers, offering advice about networking, careers, and job seeking. Alumni also know the power of a Quincy degree, as do their employers. Employers seek out our graduates and appreciate their combination of knowledge and professional skills. They recognize a Quincy graduate’s ability to adapt to new situations, work with a team, and think critically and thoughtfully. They value our graduates’ know-how and their internship and other hands-on work experiences. As a graduate from Quincy, you too will have the power of a Quincy degree— and all the connections that come with it.
Ready to Work? Among our 2011 graduates, 92% were placed in a professional position or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Our placement rate for medical school has been 95% since 1999. And for the last six years, weâ€™ve also had a 95% placement rate in graduate school for psychology majors.
Come Visit Us! See for yourself. Schedule your campus visit. The best way to experience Quincy University is to visit campus.
and you can sit in on a class, meet with an admissions counselor,
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and visit with students, professors, and coaches.
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Welcome to Quincy, Illinois Enjoy the Comforts of Small and the Benefits of Big
ne visit to Quincy, Illinois, and you’ll know what we mean when we describe our community as a “small, big city.” With a population of 45,000, Quincy has all the comforts of a small town: safety, security, community
pride, friendliness. And because we’re a regional hub, we have the big-city benefits, too: a variety of employers and industries, recreational opportunities, history,
art, and nature. In Quincy, you have easy access to big-city career experience in a small-town atmosphere. You can work and intern in places such as TV and radio stations, the hospital, airport, museums, or large businesses and corporations. We have a strong connection with area employers, and they look to us for students to fill part-time jobs, internships, and full-time career opportunities. Social activities are plentiful in our city, as well. You can eat out at our popular chain and family-owned restaurants (favorites include The Abbey and Tower Pizza & Mexican). You can catch a Quincy Gems baseball game, experience our thriving arts scene, kayak the Mississippi, or shop at the largest shopping mall in the area. Plus, with easy access to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, you have even more recreational options. You’ll find it’s easy to make Quincy your second home, and the community will be happy to welcome you!
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Making College Affordable
hen you invest in Quincy, you get our commitment to hands-on learning, caring about your success, and connections to a close-knit, welcoming community. Our value is far-reaching and long-lasting.
We are committed to helping you sort through the financial side of your college decisions and to keeping our costs within reach for all students. We offer a comprehensive financial aid program of scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Plus, the cost to attend Quincy is significantly lower than at many private colleges.
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Approximately 98% of our students receive scholarships or other financial aid, and
from you and welcoming you to Quincy
we offer merit-based scholarships ranging from $8,000 to full tuition per year
to qualified students. It also helps that 90% of our students who start and finish their college experience at Quincy complete their degrees in four years.
Quincy University at a Glance Profile A Catholic Franciscan liberal arts, co-educational, residential university, offering an academic program that integrates liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. History Founded by Franciscan friars in 1860. Location Quincy, Illinois (pop. 45,000), sits on limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. The county seat of Adams County, Quincy is a regional hub for a variety of industries, as well as for shopping and recreation.
Distinctions Cited in U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2012” as a Top 100 Regional University in the Midwest. Activities More than 40 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, student magazine, and radio station; vocal and instrumental groups, a marching band, and theatre performances; three national Greek organizations; intramural athletics; and professional organizations. Financial Aid Approximately 98% of students from all family income levels receive need- or merit-based financial aid.
Student Enrollment More than 1,300 students from 26 states and 5 foreign countries. Faculty More than 70% of full-time faculty have the highest degrees in their fields. Student/faculty ratio is 14:1, with an average class size of 20. Housing A majority of our students live on campus in residence halls, suites (including the Student Living Center which opened in 2011), apartments, Greek housing, or senior housing. All students are allowed to have cars on campus at no additional cost. Technology Wireless Internet access available across campus. Every resident room equipped with high-speed Internet. Seven computer labs on campus, each averaging 20 computers and a printer for student use.
Majors and Minors Accounting* Art: Art History* Art Studio* Graphic Design* Aviation Aviation Management Biological Sciences:+ Environmental Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Professional Biology* Business Administration Chemistry* Forensic Science* Church Music Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication: Broadcasting* Journalism* Professional Communication Public Relations* Sports Communication Communication & Music Production Computer Information Systems Computer Science* Criminal Justice* Education Studies Elementary Education English*+ Exercise Science: Personal Training Pre-Physical Therapy Finance* General Studies History*+ Humanities: English History Philosophy Theology Human Services Management* Marketing* Mathematics*+ Music*+ Music Education Nursing Physical Education*+ Political Science* Psychological Studies Psychology* Sign Language Interpreter Training* Special Education* Sport Management* Theology & Philosophy:* Catholic & Franciscan Theology Pastoral Ministry Philosophy & Ethics Theology
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