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All member schools are listed alphabetically. It can be assumed that tuition and fees are in-state rates if the university is located in Texas and out-of-state rates if the university is located outside of Texas. GPA’s listed are on a 4.0 scale.


DARN Member Schools Arizona State University Austin College Concordia University Fort Hays State University Iowa State University Kansas State University Lawrence Technological University Maryville University Missouri University of Science and Technology The Ohio State University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma State University Purdue University Rhodes College Sam Houston State University Samford University Stephen F. Austin State University Texas A&M – College Station Texas A&M – Commerce Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Texas State Texas Tech University University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of Central Arkansas University of Georgia University of Houston University of Missouri University of Oklahoma University of Rochester University of South Carolina University of Texas – Austin University of Texas – Tyler University of Tulsa


Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ www.asu.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Chad Decker, ASUChadDecker@asu.edu, (480)262-6009 Address:

ASU-Undergraduate Admissions Tempe, AZ 85287-0112 2012 Tuition: $22,319 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,700 Average GPA: 3.4 Average ACT: 23.6 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1100 Key Programs:

250 Academic Undergraduate programs and majors Barrett, The Honors College Only University in the 6th largest US City #5 University by employers for recruiting by Wall Street Journal #2 Public University in the US for student Fulbright Awards Important Facts:

Arizona State University is a creating a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


Austin College – Sherman, Texas www.austincollege.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Sarah Snyder, ssnyder@austincollege.edu, (903) 813-2060 Address:

900 N. Grand Avenue, Suite 6N Sherman, TX 75090 2012 Tuition: $32,850 2012 Room/Board Rate: $10,747 Average GPA: 3.5 Average ACT: 24-29 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1170-1330 (middle 50%) Key Programs:

Pre-Med/Health Sciences/Law International Relations Business Biology Psychology Important Facts:

Known for rigorous academics and for personal relationships between faculty and students, Austin College is a private, coeducational, residential, liberal arts & sciences institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our faculty mentor students all four years through course selection and career guidance. Almost 75% of our students study abroad – many during Jan Term (1 month, 1 course) – making AC a top ranked school in the country for international education. We are proud to have a 4-year graduation rate of 75%. Of our recent alumni, 90% are attending graduate school, have found job placement, or are in a prestigious fellowship.


Concordia University Texas – Austin, Texas www.concordia.edu University Representatives in DFW: Address:

11400 Concordia University Drive Austin, TX 78726 2012 Tuition: $22,920 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,460 Average GPA: 3.2 Average ACT: 23 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1040 Key Programs:

Education Business Administration Nursing Liberal Arts Biology Important Facts:

Concordia University Texas is a private, coeducational institution of liberal arts and sciences offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Concordia is under the auspices of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod; all faiths are welcome. The Concordia campus is located on 389 acres in Northwest Austin and sits on a 250 acre nature preserve. There are approximately 2,650 students with an 18:1 student to faculty ratio. Concordia is NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and track and field. The students at Concordia Texas consistently rank 2.8 points above the national average in critical thinking skills.


Fort Hays State University – Fort Hays, KS www.fhsu.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Chrisy Crough, cmcrough@fhsu.edu, (785)639-2944 Address:

6315 Fox Run Road Arlington, TX 76016 2012 Tuition: $ 2012 Room/Board Rate: $6837 Average GPA: N/A Average ACT: 22 Average SAT(critical reading and math): N/A Key Programs:

Arts-Graphic Design Allied Health – Medical Diagnostic Imaging Leadership Studies Petroleum Geology Elementary Education Important Facts:

Fort Hays State University is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. With an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels through 28 academic departments; we attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-toone attention and support.


Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa www.iastate.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Tom Becker, tsbecker@iastate.edu, (972) 632-9774 Address:

100 Enrollment Services Center Ames, IA 50011-2010 2012 Tuition: $19,357 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,622 Average GPA: 3.53 Average ACT: 22-28 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1030-1340 (middle 50%) Key Programs:

Engineering Design (Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Arts) Veterinary Medicine Biological Sciences Fashion Design Important Facts:

Iowa State is an international, prestigious university (one of only 61 members of the Association of American Universities) with a friendly welcoming personality. More than 30,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State offers a nurturing environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. Ames, Iowa has consistently been ranked as one of the best college towns in America and boasts Big 12 athletics and a major performing arts complex. The university offers specific merit based scholarships for Texans offered admission.


Kansas State University – Manhattan, Kansas www.k-state.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Cole Galyon, kstate8@k-state.edu, (214) 918-0585 Address: 119 Anderson Hall Manhattan, KS 66506-0102 2012 Tuition and Fees: $17,175 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,040 Average GPA- 3.44 Average SAT (critical reading and math): 1090 Average ACT: 24 Key Programs:

Architecture, Planning and Design Engineering Interior Design Pre-Veterinary Medicine Aviation Important Facts:

Kansas State University provides a comprehensive undergraduate experience. Our campus is home to over 23,500 students but we give a hands-on educational experience, with an average class size of 23 students. We offer 250 majors, 450 student organizations, a university honors program for high-achieving students, and 200 member institutions worldwide where students can study abroad. Our students make K-State their home and our freshman-tosophomore retention rate is 88%. K-State has ranked first among public institutions in its number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Udall, and Goldwater scholars since 1986 and we are committed to our students’ success at K-State and beyond.


Lawrence Technological University Southfield, Michigan www.ltu.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Leslie Keeler, lboydkeel@ltu.edu, (214) 773-8881 Address:

21000 West Ten Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075 2012 Tuition: $26,000 2012 Room/Board Rate: $6,700 Average GPA: 3.21 Average ACT: 23.8 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1110 Key Programs:

Transportation Design Game Art Architecture Biomedical Engineering Architectural Engineering (combo Bachelor/Master’s Program) Important Facts:

Lawrence Technological University is a pre-eminent private university producing leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and global view. Over 100 programs are offered in Colleges of Engineering, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, and Business Management. Our motto is "theory and practice", achieved in part by issuing a a high-end personal computer, customized with program specific software, to each undergraduate. The ratio of students to faculty is 12:1, providing for project-based learning offering real-world experience and networking opportunities. Graduates earn a return on their tuition investment ranking in the highest 30 percent of U.S. universities, according to "Bloomberg-Business Week."


Maryville University - St. Louis, Missouri www.maryville.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Nadia Jones, nadia.jones@maryville.edu, (817)683-9117 Address:

650 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, MO 63141 2012 Tuition: $22,786 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,042 Average GPA: 3.6 Average ACT: 25 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1120 Key Programs:

Physical Therapy (freshman entry) Psychological Occupational Therapy (freshman entry) Nursing Sport Business Management Interior Design Important Facts:

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in St. Louis, Missouri, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Colleges in the National Universities category. Maryville students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. With a population of 3,800 students, the average class size is 15 and student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Maryville's strong financial aid and merit scholarship programs along with state, federal and private programs make the overall cost to attend comparable to a public institution.


Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri www.mst.edu

University Representatives in DFW: Address:

106 Parker Hall, 300 W. 13th Street Rolla, MO 65409 2012 Tuition: $19,383 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,952 Average GPA: 3.8 Average ACT: 27.7 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1230 Key Programs:

15 Engineering majors/Explosives Engineering minor Biological Sciences/Chemistry (pre-med) Applied Mathematics Computer Science Information Science Technology Important Facts:

At S&T, students collaborate with great researchers and other talented students to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our rapidly changing world. 72% of students at Missouri S&T major in engineering, 90% are majoring in engineering, math, hard sciences or computing programs. Our Career Opportunities of Employer Relations office offers services in resume writing, interview evaluations, etiquette dinners and much more. Annually, over 670 companies recruit S&T students for full-time, co-op and internship opportunities. Student design teams complement our already hands-on, research focused educational approach. S&T also offers many summer programs for high school students in engineering (including explosives engineering, nuclear engineering and materials science) and computing.


The Ohio State University Columbus, OH www.osu.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Laura Hall, hall.1820@osu.edu, (214) 914-9104 Address:

PO Box 182646 Columbus, OH 43218 2012 Tuition: $25,445 2012 Room/Board Rate: $10,392 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 27-31 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1190 – 1340 (middle 50%) Key Programs:

Fisher College of Business, ranked 12th in the US College of Engineering, ranked 25th in the US College of Arts and Sciences School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences College of Education and Human Ecology Important Facts:

The Ohio State University, founded in 1870, is an urban public research institution in Columbus, OH, the 15th largest city in the United States. Our First Year Experience Program is an exemplary program in the nation leading to student success with 93% of freshman returning for their sophomore year. Living learning communities through the residence halls or our Honors and Scholars programs are just a few ways students can get involved. We are also home to an extensive student life program with over 1,000 student organizations. While Ohio State is big with 42,916 undergraduate students, we have an undergraduate student/faculty ratio of 19:1 and offer many ways for students to feel connected and involved. The Ohio State University is a member of the Common Application and has an application deadline of February 1.


Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma www.okcu.edu

University Representatives in DFW:

Esther Grabow, egrabow@okcu.edu, (405) 208-5357 Address:

2501 N. Blackwelder Oklahoma City, OK 73106 2011 Tuition: $24,980 2011 Room/Board Rate: TBD Average GPA: 3.5 Average SAT (critical reading and math): 1130 Average ACT: 25 Key Programs:

Music Dance Nursing Theatre Business Important Facts:

Small class sizes (17 for freshman, 13 for upperclassmen); 11:1 student to faculty ratio; National Merit Recognized Institution; One of the finest Dance departments in the Western Hemisphere; Nursing school boasts a 95% pass rate for first time NCLEX-RN takers (national average is 85-87%); All classes are taught by professors, not graduate assistants; Voted one of America’s best colleges by US News in 2010; Over 90% of students receive either scholarship or financial aid.


Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma go.okstate.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Caroline Batson, cbatson@okstate.edu, (405) 334-7056 Evan Townsend, evanct@okstate.edu, (405) 332-1138 Address:

219 Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078 2012 Tuition: $18,070 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,100 Average GPA: 2.98 Average ACT: 25.2 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1143 Key Programs:

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology College of Arts and Sciences College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Spears School of Business Important Facts:

Oklahoma State University, one of Oklahoma’s two largest public colleges, offers 200 majors in everything from anthropology to zoology on its scenic campus in the college town of Stillwater, OK. OSU’s thriving campus life, diverse student body, academic programs and competitive financial aid brought in one of its largest freshmen classes ever during fall 2010. Pairing value with leadership opportunities, OSU, is consistently ranked highly among the nation’s best college buys by rating agencies such as The Princeton Review.


Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana www.purdue.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Sherrill Landorf, slandorf@purdue.edu, (214) 784-3280 Address:

475 Stadium Mall Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 2012 Tuition: $27,646 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,510 Average GPA: 3.3-4.0 (middle 50%) Average ACT: 24-30 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1040-1300 (middle 50%) Key Programs:

15 Engineering Disciplines Business (Krannert School of Management) Professional Flight Hospitality and Tourism Management Industrial (Consumer Product) Design Important Facts:

Purdue University is ranked among the nation’s top 25 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is globally renowned for empowering student success, promoting fielddefining research, and delivering real-world discovery to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Purdue has earned more than 20 top-ten rankings and more than 40 top-twenty rankings from national ranking agencies. Purdue’s top-ranked students have earned the university a no. 4 ranking in a recent Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters, which ranked student preparedness for the workforce.


Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee www.rhodes.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Katie Frink, frinkk@rhodes.edu, (901) 843-3281 Address:

Office of Admission, Burrow Hall 2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112 2012 Tuition: $37,782 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,504 Average GPA: 3.5 Average ACT: 29-30 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1280-1350 Key Programs:

St. Jude Summer Plus Intensive Research Experience Mayor’s Urban Fellows Program Rhodes Learning Corridor Neighborhood Partnerships Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies The Laurence F. Kinney Program for Service and Social Action Important Facts:

At Rhodes, a residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences, our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We live this life on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, an economic, political, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of national liberal arts colleges in a metropolitan area. For the past two years, Rhodes has been named America’s #1 Service-Oriented College by Newsweek magazine, and garnered accolades from the Princeton Review, U.S. News and Forbes. Rhodes is profiled in the prestigious Colleges That Change Lives.


Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas www.shsu.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Paula Teague, pjt003@shsu.edu, (214) 356-7489 Address:

Physical: 1903 University Ave. Estill Suite 112 Huntsville, TX 77340 Mailing: Box 2418 Huntsville, TX 77341 2012 Tuition: $3,304 (12 hrs) 2012 Room/Board Rate: $3,705 (average) Average GPA: ---N/A--Average ACT: 21 Average SAT (critical reading and math): 1010 Key Programs:

Criminal Justice (nationally recognized) Performing Arts (nationally recognized) Education Business Agriculture Important Facts:

With over 80 undergraduate degree programs, SHSU (founded as a teachers college) is a medium size campus with about 17,000 students and can be walked from one end to the other in about 15 minutes. We are a diverse campus with over 200 student organizations including a student run newspaper, radio and television station. We have one of the top 25 theater and dance programs in the nation. Freshman students are required to live on campus in one of our 27 residence halls. SHSU is NCAA Division 1 with the highest GPA in the Southland Conference. We are located about 2.5 hours south of Dallas and 1 hour north of Houston.


Samford University Birmingham, Alabama www.samford.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Sheri Heasley, sheasley@samford.edu, (469) 450-6385 Address:

800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 2012 Tuition: $23,422 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,776 Average GPA: 3.7 Average ACT: 27 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1190 Key Programs:

Nursing/Pre-Med Business Journalism/Mass Communication Math/Sciences Fine Arts Important Facts:

Samford University is ranked in the top 100 best values among private universities by Kiplinger’s. U.S. News and World Report ranks Samford #4 in the south. With a 12:1 Student-to-faculty ratio, zero classes taught by graduate assistants and 139 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, Samford is a small feel (4,715 fall 2010 enrollment) with the benefits of having Division 1 sports and greek life. 66% of the freshman class from out-of-state, with students from 47 states and 16 countries. Samford offers international study in over 17 countries and a unique honors college experience through our Fellows Program. In fall 2011, 96% of undergraduates received gift aid.


Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas www.sfasu.edu

University Representatives in DFW:

Toni Chandler, chandlertd@sfasu.edu, (972) 359-1744 Address:

PO Box 13051 SFA Station Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3051 2012 Tuition: $6000 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8000 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 20.7 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 974 Key Programs:

Education Nursing Business Forestry Kinesiology Important Facts:

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work and service. Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, we engage our students in a learnercentered environment and offer opportunities to prepare for the challenges of living in the global community.


Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas www.tamu.edu University Representatives in DFW: Tierra Graves, t5graves@tamu.edu Vitia Martinez, vmartinez@oar.tamu.edu Jerry Peralta, gperalta@oar.tamu.edu Ray Person, rperson@oar.tamu.edu Elizabeth Rubalcava, erubalcava@oar.tamu.edu All reps can be reached at: (817) 375-0960 Address:

DFW Prospective Student Center 3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd, Suite 273 Arlington, TX 76018 2012 Tuition and Fees: $8,417 (30 Hours) 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,008 Average GPA: 82% of freshman graduate high school in the top 25% Average SAT (critical reading and math): 1210 Average ACT: 27 Key Programs:

Veterinary Medicines Mays Business School College of Architecture Dwight Look College of Engineering College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Important Facts:

Texas A&M University is the 6th largest school in the nation, with just under 50,000 students on campus. We have over 850 student organizations, and are consistently one of the top producers of both law and medical students in the state of Texas. 79% of our students are on some form of financial aid, and 25% of our students are first generation college students. Texas A&M also boasts a 92% freshman retention rate, and 6 year graduation rate of 86%.


Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, Texas www.tamuc.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Demetra Durham, demetra.durham@tamuc.edu, (903) 886-5063 Address:

PO Box 3011 Commerce, TX 75429 2013 Tuition: $3,292 2013 Room/Board Rate: $4,910/semester Average GPA: ---N/A--Average SAT(critical reading and math): 920 Average ACT: 19.5 Key Programs:

Education Music Photography Business Agriculture Important Facts:

Since 1889, Texas A&M-University Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree. A&M-Commerce offers a challenging education in an easy-going environment. You’ll make lifelong friends, meet professors who’ll make a difference in your life, and prepare yourself for a future filled with possibilities. Call today to learn more: 903-886-5102.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas www.tamucc.edu

University Representatives in DFW:

Danette Gutierrez, danette.gutierrez@tamucc.edu, (214) 335-4195 Address:

Office of Admissions 6300 Ocean Drive – Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, TX 78412 2012 Tuition: $6,528 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,283 Average GPA: 3.27 Average ACT: 20 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 965 Key Programs:

Nursing Elementary Education Marine Biology Biomedical Sciences Kinesiology/Athletic Training Important Facts:

Where can students blend daily work in classrooms and labs and walks along the beach? TAMU-CC! Yes, we’re a bit tropical but we’re more than beautiful scenery. Our award winning, nationally recognized First Year Learning Communities model is the most comprehensive learning community program among Texas public universities. With a total student enrollment of under 10,000, students will easily learn who their classmates are and enjoy a personalized approach to teaching. The TAMU-CC faculty is highly accomplished, with more than 90% holding the highest degrees in their field. Islanders also compete in NCAA Division I sports.


Texas State University San Marcos, Texas www.txstate.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Clark Mitchell, clark@txstate.edu, (660) 888-9045 Denim Pitman, denim@txstate.edu, (214) 682-0364 Address:

429 N Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 2012 Tuition: $8,230 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,310 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 24 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1050-1100 Key Programs:

Education Nursing McCoy College of Business Administration Geography Sound Recording Technology Important Facts:

Texas State University’s main campus is in San Marcos, located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. The students choose from 96 Bachelor’s, 89 Master’s and 12 Doctoral degree programs. As well, these students come from around the globe, with thirty-five percent of Texas State students being ethnic minorities. As the university's student population has grown — from 303 in 1903 to 34,087 in 2011 — the campus, too, has expanded. Today it consists of a 457-acre main campus and 5,038 additional acres in recreational, instructional, farm and ranch land. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River adds to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting.


Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas www.ttu.edu University Representatives in DFW: Jason Hale, jason.hale@ttu.edu Andrea Cheek, andrea.e.gage@ttu.edu Ricky Alarcon, ricardo.alarcon@ttu.edu Ever Macias, ever.macias@ttu.edu Channing Martin, channing.martin@ttu.edu All reps can be reached at: (214) 630-8324 Address:

1420 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 575 Dallas, TX 75247 2013 Tuition: $9,242 (30 hours) 2013 Room/Board Rate: $8,464 Average GPA: 3.5 Average ACT: 22-28 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1030-1340 (middle 50%) Key Programs:

Engineering Architecture Honors College Agricultural Sciences Business Important Facts:

Texas Tech University is a Big XII, Division I school with close to 32,000 students. Our Chancellor has an initiative to grow our campus to 40,000 students by 2020. Tech has 150 majors amongst 10 academic colleges and is the only school in the state of Texas that has an undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical school all on the same campus. Tech has more than 400 student organizations and a very school spirited athletic program. Texas Tech is a large campus with a small campus feel, at Tech you don’t get lost in the crowd and you aren’t just a number. From here it’s possible.


The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama www.ua.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Cindy Wright, cindy.wright@ua.edu, (817) 602-4727 Heather Robinson, heather.robinson@ua.edu, (682) 999-7129 Address:

Box 870132 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132 2012 Tuition: $20,500 2012 Room/Board Rate: $7,244 Average GPA: 3.5 Average ACT: 25 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1130 Key Programs:

College of Communications Culverhouse College of Commerce College of Engineering College of Nursing College of Arts & Sciences Important Facts: The University of Alabama is a top 50 public university as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. We are regularly ranked among the top 100 public universities in Kiplinger’s list of colleges and universities combining “great academics and affordable tuition.” Enrollment reached a record high of 31,647 for fall 2011 with our largest entering freshman class at 5,728 students. Participation in original research and creative activities is becoming a hallmark of the undergraduate experience at The University of Alabama. As the state's flagship institution, The University of Alabama will continue excelling in instruction, research, and service. The best students, the best faculty, the best programs -- the facts are here in Crimson & White.


University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona www.arizona.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Antonio Benjamin, benjamin1@email.arizona.edu, (520) 621-3237 Address:

PO Box 210073 Tucson, AZ 85721 2012 Tuition: $25,494 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,540 Average GPA: 3.3 Average ACT: --N/A-Average SAT(critical reading and math): --N/A-Key Programs:

Business Nursing Engineering Dance Architecture Important Facts:

UA is a highly regarded public, land-grant institution offering over 100 different majors, in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Many programs are nationally ranked with ample opportunity for research, internships, and study abroad, as early as freshman year. UA recently opened a multi-million dollar athletic center, two more residence halls, and made major renovations to lab and classroom space. UA has a very active student body participating in over 500 different clubs and organizations. UA has a significant non-resident population (37%) and is interested in increasing that population offering highly competitive scholarship and financial aid packages.


University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas www.uark.edu

University Representatives in DFW:

Jennifer A. Duncan, jaduncan@uark.edu, (479) 856-8918 Address:

232 Silas H. Hunt Hall 1 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701 2012 Tuition: $17,022 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,672 Average GPA: 3.6 Average ACT: 26 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1152 Key Programs:

Architecture Agriculture Business Creative Writing History Important Facts: With enrollment over 23,000, The U of A is home to the largest endowed Honors College in the nation with a $200 million endowment for scholarship, research, and study abroad opportunities. The U of A's largest majors include nursing, biology, and marketing. The University is also home to the Sam M. Walton College of Business which is ranked in the top 30 undergraduate schools in the nation and offers numerous connections to more than 325 Fortune 500 companies’ offices located near campus. The New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition award offers academically qualified Texas students a reduced price on non-resident tuition rates.


University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas www.uca.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Mirtila Lovelace, mlovelace@uca.edu, (501) 472-4825 Address:

201 Donaghey Avenue Conway, AR 72035 2012 Tuition: $7,182 2012 Room/Board Rate: $5,190 Average GPA: 3.3 Average ACT: 23 Average SAT(critical reading and math): --N/A-Key Programs:

Physical Therapy Nursing Health/Biological Sciences Education Business Important Facts:

UCA is one of the most affordable options for higher education in the South. Students who live on-campus qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state tuition. SAT Number: 6012 ACT Number: 118 FAFSA/FICE: 001092 Total Enrollment: 11,000 Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Athletics (ucasports.com): Division 1 NCAA, Southland Conference


University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia www.uga.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Adriana Quintero White, aqwhite@uga.edu, (706) 542-2112 Address:

210 Jackson Street Athens, GA 30602-1633 2012 Tuition: $27,682 2012 Room/Board Rate: $4,196 Average GPA: 3.63-4.0 Average ACT: 27-31 Average SAT(critical reading, math, and writing): 1750-2020 Key Programs:

Biology Psychology Business Management Political Science Important Facts:

Early Action Application Deadline: October 15 Foundation Fellowship Application: November 1 Regular Decision Application Deadline: January 15 Student/Faculty Ratio of 18 to 1 Average number of students per class 36 First year retention rate 94% % Graduating with Study Abroad 33% % Graduating with Research Credit 55%


University of Houston – Houston, Texas www.uh.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Rachel Dickerson, rdickerson@uh.edu, (903) 504-7746 Address:

Welcome Center 4400 University Drive Houston, TX 77204 2012 Tuition: $9,211 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,800 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 25 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1108 Key Programs:

Business Engineering Hotel and Restaurant Management Theatre Music Important Facts:

UH is currently serving more than 38,000 students in twelve academic colleges and in the inter-disciplinary Honors College. We offer 109 bachelor’s degrees, 128 masters, 50 doctoral, and three professional degree programs. We are the second most ethnically diverse research university in the United States and the UH students represent more than 137 countries. UH stands at the forefront of education, research, and service. Our students gain real-world experience through a combination of academic excellence in a mentoring community of stellar faculty and dynamic programs coupled with an innovative curriculum. UH graduates can be found in leadership positions from Capitol Hill to Olympic Gold.


University of Missouri - Columbia, MO www.missouri.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Adam Barklage, askadam@missouri.edu, (469) 878-7337 Address:

230 Jesse Hall Columbia, MO 65211 2012 Tuition: $19,160 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,600 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 25.6 Average SAT(critical reading and math): --N/A-Key Programs:

Journalism Business Education Health Sciences Engineering Important Facts:

Mizzou is one of very few universities featuring a medical, law, and vet med school all on one campus. Lenient residency requirements allow students to pay resident tuition after completing a few steps throughout a 12 month period. Current students and alumni have exclusive access to HireMizzouTigers.com and career services on campus. Mizzou offers thematic housing options- freshmen can choose from 100 Freshman Interest Groups that provide co-enrollment in classes as well as a faculty advisor.


University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma www.ou.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Kimberly Rutland, krutland@ou.edu, (972) 444-9218 Lauren Marks, lmarks@ou.edu, (972) 869-8041 Monica Rowland, mrowland@ou.edu, (214) 855-5574 Address:

550 Parrington Oval Norman, OK 73019 2012 Tuition: $19,277 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,060 Average GPA: 3.6 Average ACT: 26 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1170 Key Programs:

Meteorology Petroleum Engineering Dance: Ballet Musical Theatre Entrepreneurship and Venture Management Important Facts:

At the University of Oklahoma, students will experience a stimulating academic community where you are a hands-on participant in the learning process. OU has more than 2,400 fulltime faculty members and has 21 colleges offering 163 majors at the baccalaureate level, 166 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 27 majors at the first professional level and 26 certificates. We have students from all 50 states, more than 50 tribal affiliations and more than 100 countries represented on our campus. The University of Oklahoma has all the amenities of a large research institution, but a small campus feel.


University of Rochester – Rochester, New York www.rochester.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Karime Naime, knaime@rochester.edu, (585) 298-9294 Address:

PO BOX 270251 Rochester, NY 14627 2012 Tuition: $41,826 2012 Room/Board Rate: $12,120 Average GPA: 3.8 Average ACT: 28-32 (middle 50%) Average SAT(critical reading and math): Key Programs: Combined Admissions Programs in Medicine (REMS), Engineering (GEAR) and Education Brain and Cognitive Sciences Engineering and Optics Eastman School of Music School of Medicine Important Facts:

The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. Rochester operates on a personal scale, creating exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close work with faculty. The University consistently ranks among the top in federally financed science, engineering, medical, and other research. The unique Rochester Curriculum invites students to learn what they love, allowing for both focus and flexibility. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, and Schools of Medicine and Nursing.


University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina www.sc.edu

University Representatives in DFW:

Trey Patty, pattyk@mailbox.sc.edu, (214) 784-0426 Address:

4024 N. Story Road, #827 Irving, TX 75038 2012 Tuition: $26,352 2012 Room/Board Rate: $5,440 Average GPA: 3.7 Average ACT: 24-28 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1110-1270 Key Programs:

Business (#1 – International Business) Biology Pharmacy Psychology Sport and Entertainment Management Important Facts: USC is a flagship institution serving a diverse population of more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Though the campus is a major research institution, USC manages to keep class sizes small. Sixty-five percent of courses taken by freshmen have 25 or fewer students. Located in the capital city of Columbia, USC’s location is ideal for students participating in internships related to their majors. Kaplan Publishing’s The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine’s recent rankings cited South Carolina as #32 in the nation in its list for the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”


University of Texas - Austin Austin, Texas www.utexas.edu University Representatives in DFW: Brian Taylor, brian.taylor@austin.utexas.edu Wintress James, wintress.james@austin.utexas.edu David Killeen, david.killeen@austin.utexas.edu Kevin Martin, kevin.martin@autsin.utexas.edu All reps can be reached at: (214) 526-BEVO (2386) Address:

3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 350 Dallas, TX 75219 2012 Tuition: $8,986 - $10,326 2012 Room/Board Rate: $8,714 - $10,826 Average GPA: --N/A-Average ACT: 28 Average SAT(critical reading, math, and writing): 1844 Key Programs:

170 fields of study, more than 100 majors Red McCombs School of Business School of Architecture College of Communication Cockrell School of Engineering Important Facts: The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the country and, with an undergraduate population of about 38,000 students, the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The university's culture of innovation and its position as the hub of the creative community of Austin drive a focus on new ideas, multidisciplinary research, and bold innovations that the world needs to address complex economic, social and cultural issues across Texas, the nation and the world. A leading provider of education and research, the university offers students a depth and diversity of resources unmatched by most public universities and serves as an enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas — big, ambitious and bold.


University of Texas - Tyler ` Tyler, Texas www.uttyler.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Jeff Hawthorne, jhawthorne@uttyler.edu, (214) 458-4403 Address:

3900 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75799 2012 Tuition: $6,592 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,692 Average GPA: 3.2 Average ACT: 23 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1062 Key Programs:

Nursing Education Engineering Business Psychology Important Facts:

Enrollment of 6,700 16:1 student to professor ratio Average class size 27 80+ degree programs Doctorate in Nursing and Human Resource Development 99% pass rate on NCLEX exam for nursing majors Academic Scholarships starting at 24 ACT and 1650 (critical reading, math and writing) SAT


University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma www.utulsa.edu University Representatives in DFW:

Beverly Henry Wheeler, beverly-wheeler@utulsa.edu, (800) 331-3050 Address:

800 S. Tucker Drive Tulsa, OK 74104 2012 Tuition: $30,866 2012 Room/Board Rate: $9,328 Average GPA: 3.8 Average ACT: 29 Average SAT(critical reading and math): 1270 Key Programs:

Business Engineering Cyber Corp Athletic Training Nursing Important Facts:

As a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting institution, The University of Tulsa provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and applied health sciences.


DFW Admissions Regional Network WHO WE ARE: The Dallas/Fort Worth Admissions Regional Network (DARN) is a community of professional college and university representatives from two (2) year or four (4) year academic institutions who serve students and their families in the DFW area. These networking opportunities will provide support to those that are regionally located in the DFW area and who work from home or at a university sponsored regional center. We are here to support each other –especially since we are all not located on the main campus of our respective colleges or universities.

MISSION: DARN is committed to collaborating with high schools and college counselors to provide educational access and resources centered on each student and their needs for their future endeavors in higher education.

texas.darn@gmail.com

DFW Admissions Regional Network  

Membership 2012-2013

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