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er Guide to America’s Best Colleges is the only comprehensive survey of higher-learning options compiled exclusively for women, using a ranking system based on criteria that women identify as most important to them. Safety, in particular, is an important concern that the women we surveyed consistently ranked as a high priority in their college search. For this reason, Her Guide to America’s Best Colleges is the only college guide that considers a school’s safety history in addition to other important criteria such as reputation, student to faculty ratio, graduation rates, and quality education programs. More than a collection of rankings and statistics, Her Guide to America’s Best Colleges also offers editorial insight and practical advice to serve as a trusted guide in helping college-bound women—and by extension their parents, guardians and counselors—arrive at the school choice that best meets their individual needs and priorities. Those colleges and universities that ranked in the top 300 are distinguished with the Women’s Choice Award®, an extraordinary accolade that is highly regarded by women. Women’s Choice Award colleges and universities can take advantage of that distinction with a custom profile in the College Guide to highlight the accomplishment and how the school meets her needs for a higher education. Best Wishes,

Delia Passi Editor-in-Chief Founder, Women’s Choice Award®

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methodology

OUR award methodology allows us to rank ALL COLLEGES using quantitative measures WHICH SUPPORT THE SAFETY AND REPUTATION ANALYSIS. Utilizing data from the US Dept. of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), as well as survey data we collected from over a thousand women on what is important to them in defining a quality college or university, we arrived at uniform measures for: • Reputation

and ranked schools according to the total points earned. Where ties existed, cost for out-of-state tuition determined precise ranking.

• Student to faculty ratios • Depth of education

Reputation is a function of female admission rates and enrollment rates, as well as out-of-state enrollments. Safety rankings were based on three years of campus crime rates, and weighed based on our women’s survey of the importance of different types of offens-

• Campus safety • 4 year graduation rates

Using weights derived from our survey of women, we assigned points to each of these measures

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es (forcible sex offenses rated highest). Depth of education was primarily a function of post-graduate to undergraduate ratio and levels of degrees granted. Data came from 2014 fall enrollment statistics. Safety data covered 2012-2014. We only considered schools offering at least a 4-year bachelor’s degree, that had a restrictive admissions policy (no open admissions).

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SAFETY Based on 3-year on-campus arrest records

GRAD-RATE Percentage of students who graduate in 4 years

REP INDEX Reputation Index based on applications to enrollments STUD/FAC Students to Faculty ratio

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contents

THE TOP

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Colleges and Universities We polled thousands of collegebound women to find out what’s important to them in choosing the right college or university. Here are the best of the best and more about each.

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contents

FEATURES

6 Going Off to College 101

Here are some tips and resources you’ll need for preparing yourself for higher education and starting off strong.

8 Safety in Numbers

Evaluating a school’s safety record and policies are important considerations for college-bound women.

10 A Guide to Getting In

Successfully navigating the admissions process can be daunting for any prospective students. We’ve gathered the best advice and strategies from fellow women, admissions counselors and decision makers to help you stand out.

14 DIY Dorm Décor

Learn how to personalize your living space so that it reflects who you are with this easy decorating craft.

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22 Staying Healthy

while in College

It’s not always easy to maintain your health habits while you’re away. Here’s some advice on how to be strong, healthy and smart.

26 Your Future:

A Smart Investment

Don’t leave money on the table when it comes to paying for college. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of a college education.

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Are you the first kid off to college or do you always over pack? Well, I’ve put together a roundup of some of my favorite articles and graphics from Pinterest! Get your notebooks and pens ready for your first course: Going Off to College 101. I spent hours compiling my Pinterest college board last summer, so I can honestly say that these are some really good resources to have under your belt! Here are some of my own tips for starting the college preparation journey!

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Everything from what to pack to how to pack it! Don’t stress out about the long process and get it done quickly and seamlessly.

CLEANING AND PRACTICAL TIPS AND TRICKS Did your mom clean your room? Never had to do laundry before? Check these out for some tips and tricks!

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Want to keep off the “freshman 15”? Healthy snacking options and dorm workouts kept me active and kicked my hunger.

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In school, you need to study, stay prepared and organized.

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25 THINGS TO KNOW

Before College

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Get out of the dorm and explore campus. Or grab some friends and take a weekend trip to a nearby city.

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Sit in the quad and people watch; you’ll be amazed at the community that exists around you.

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You are about to embark on a journey that will be terrifying, exciting, and downright unpredictable.

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Go to athletic events. Your school colors are now your favorite colors.

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Make mistakes and learn from them.

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Don’t sacrifice your ideals to be cool or to keep friends.

You will get homesick.

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You made it into your college which means you can succeed. Don’t ever give up.

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You’re responsible for your actions now; with more freedom comes more responsibility.

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Your professors are real people with super cool accomplishments. Take the time to learn about them.

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Sit in the front of your lecture halls, go to class and ask for help when you need it.

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Create budgets and don’t mindlessly spend.

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Talk to your RA, they’ve been doing this longer than you!

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Get involved with the community around your campus!

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You won’t be able to use the same tricks from high school to finish an assignment the night before and still get a decent grade.

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Be aware of your surroundings and know emergency contact information for the Dept. of Safety.

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It’s okay to switch your major and/or career aspirations. Choose your majors/minors based on what you’re passionate about.

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Apply for internships and study abroad opportunities.

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Be respectful to those with differing opinions than yours. Have enriching discussion rather than forceful argumentation.

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Take advantage of the bounty of seminars, talks, and programs that take place on your campus daily.

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Maybe, you didn’t pick the right place for you. That’s 100% okay. Transfer somewhere that will make YOU happy.

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School traditions are really important. Cherish the fact that you are now a part of a legacy that is bigger than you. Learn and have fun!

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Work out.

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Join clubs. If you’re not sure about which ones to join, go to a bunch of interest meetings to see what they’re all about.

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Safety in Evaluating a school’s safety record and policies are important considerations for college-bound women. Here are a few resources and key questions to help in the process.

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s college-bound students narrow down their list of schools, prepare applications and investigate which college or university is right for them, there’s another important aspect that should factor into the decision—campus safety. Female students, in particular, should vet a school’s safety performance, statistics and policies prior to applying for admission. Studies show that one in 10 female undergraduates may find their personal safety compromised at one point, whether at social events, inside dorm rooms or even

Female students should vet a school’s safety performance prior to applying.

just walking home at night from the library. In response, colleges are trying to arm students with self-defense strategies, as well as raise their overall awareness about violence and sexual assault. Under a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, brick-and-mortar schools that receive federal student aid are required to share information about crime on and around their campuses. Under the law, schools must submit an annual security report, maintain a crime log, share statistics for 8 HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

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a variety of crimes that happen on campus and in some off-campus facilities, issue timely campus alerts, maintain a fire log and create policies to handle reports of missing students. Families should first check the annual security report, which schools must submit by Oct. 1 each year, says Abigail Boyer, assistant executive director of programs at the Clery Center for Security On Campus. The Department of Education has a site that allows users to research statistics by institution. The Clery Act provides basic rules, but colleges have flexibility in how they implement certain sections, including how they handle campus alerts about safety issues. Parents and prospective students can look at an institution’s annual security report, which should be available on the school’s website, to find statistics on crime, disciplinary actions and campus safety policies.

Here are a few key questions to ask:

What is the college doing to cultivate a safe campus? How does the school communicate with students in an emergency? What prevention programs do you have to educate students about safety? How do you protect students who live off campus?


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oing to college can be one of the most important and life changing experiences in your life. You spend the majority of

high school hearing how every decision you make will impact your chances of getting into the school of your dreams. It can feel overwhelming. We’ve composed a few tips that show what admissions officers value most and how to stand out in the crowd.

WHEN STRATEGIZING YOUR APPLICATION WHEN STRATEGIZING PROCESS,

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✓✓ How many schools you apply to. Most counselors recommend applying to 5 to 8 colleges.

✓✓ How many safety/reach/match schools you include. Choose an equal number of schools where your academic credentials fall within the schools average (match), above the schools average (safety) and below the schools average (reach).

✓✓ When to apply. Every authority on the college admissions process agrees – apply as early as possible.

✓✓ What kind of application you

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Get an interview if you can. It indicates that you’re genuinely interested in attending. If you get an interview, dress professionally, prepare questions about the school and remember you’re interviewing them as much as they’re interviewing you. After the interview, be sure to send a thank you note. Start looking early, and in person. A lot of students don’t realize that colleges keep track of who visits their school and how often. If you’re really interested in a school, the best thing you can do is get a campus tour. Keep your grades in check. “Getting straight A’s” is not always feasible. What college admissions officers notice the most on transcripts is a “C” – avoid these at all costs. Highlight what makes you unique. Ad­missions counselors recommend you create a “hook” – something about you that separates you from the other applicants. This might be volunteer work, an experience abroad, excelling at a sport or starting a new club at your school. Highlight this is in your essay. 2016 / 17


moving in

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3 LOFTING OPENS DOORS. I lofted my bed just high enough so that I could fit 3-drawer containers underneath for extra storage. Take advantage of this space to fit more stuff. I use this extra storage for towels, school supplies, and kitchen essentials. This is also where you can store your food, but don’t stock up on that until you get there.

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1 ORGANIZE, CATEGORIZE, AND CONQUER.

CLING WRAP YOUR DRAWERS.

First things first, dump all of your dorm stuff into one area/room. Then go through all of your stuff and separate it into categories. This way you can pack everything in related categories into the same storage. Categorizing also helps you identify areas where you over packed or overbought.

Use cling wrap to keep the drawers secure and the objects inside from moving. Basically you just wrap it around each item until the whole thing is tight and covered.

2 PAPER OR PLASTIC? Depending on how you’re moving to college (car, plane, train, or bus), you’ll have to be smart about what type of containers you use to pack everything. If moving by car, I find that a mixture of plastic containers and tote bags work best. Put small items in tote bags that you can fold up and store away when not in use.

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It’s a lot easier to move in the clothes that will hang up in your closet if they are already put on hangers and ready to hang up. So, I DIYed hanging bags for my hanging clothes using large black trash bags. Tip: put the clothing items in the order you’ll want them in your closet. After all that is completed, take the items in stacks of 10 and cover them with an upside down trash bag with a hole cut at the top for the hanger to go through. Secure with a rubber band or twist tie.

So, there you go: my tips and tricks for moving in. Get packed and get ready for one of the most exciting times of your life! HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

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moving in

College Moves: Moving on a Student Budget Are you trying to find out how to move to college and stick within a budget? These tips include the perfect ways to trim your spending as we understand a full-service move isn’t for everyone. Here are a few great ways to enjoy a more streamlined, efficient move while also watching your bottom line.

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If you don’t mind a little hard work, plan on doing all your own packing. Although it will take more time to get everything safely protected and boxed up, this will allow you to go straight to the loading-the-movingvan step.

Few things are more enticing to a new college student than the words “free stuff.” If you don’t want to pay for the hassle of moving some of your things, consider giving them to other students on in your area. Not only will this make the move easier on you, but you’ll be helping the next crop of students.

If you move to and from your college campus every year, it might be worthwhile to find a storage facility nearby to keep your larger items. This way, you only have to move those items you need during summer vacation— the heavier, more costly items can wait until you return.

GET FREE BOXES You don’t always have to pay for packing supplies. Instead of purchasing boxes, try stopping by grocery stores or even book stores to see if they have spares.

PARE YOUR BELONGINGS One of the nice things about being a college student is that you don’t always have to invest in nice furniture and belongings. By living more simply (futon, anyone?) and selling back heavy items like textbooks, you can substantially cut back on moving costs. 1 2 HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

TRUSTED MOVER It can also be a good idea to build a relationship with your regular mover. Many college students lead a nomadic existence for the first few years after graduation, so find a company you trust and sign up for newsletters. You may get discounts, coupons, and other bonus offers to help you cut back on moving costs.

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ASK FOR DISCOUNTS Many moving companies will offer student discounts when you move to or from a college campus—but you have to ask to get it.

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personalize your space

How to Make a Dorm Room Feel like Home We know some first-time college students don’t care to admit it, but homesickness can and does happen. Fortunately, we have some tips for decorating your new dorm room and how to make it feel more like home.

The Bed: In a dorm room, your bed becomes everything— couch, study corral, dining table, and more. That’s why it’s a good idea to create a space you feel good about. Splurge on quality bedding and lots of pillows.

Fancy Artwork: Dorm rooms are known for being covered in posters and photos. We suggest you class things up a bit by investing in one or two larger pieces that tie the whole room together. Frame a favorite poster instead. Put up a bulletin board or chalkboard that allows you to decorate and organize. Create a collage out of favorite sayings and photos.

Live Plants: There’s something about greenery that makes even the most sterile room feel like home. Find a plant that won’t mind if it doesn’t get too much sunshine (or if you forget to water it every day), and put it in a colorful pot. Soft Lighting: There’s a reason twinkle lights and playful lamp fixtures are common in dorm rooms—they give you an alternative to the harsh fluorescents overhead. A desk lamp for studying and a string of holiday lights will go a long way in making your room more inviting. And it can improve your mood too!

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Washi tape is colorful, playful, decorative, and—best of all—it doesn’t leave residue behind, which means most dorm rooms will allow you to put it up. You can add a touch of color around posters, on bookshelves, on doors, and on your walls without spending a fortune.

Floor Coverings: Most dorm rooms have floors that are generally ugly. Purchase a rug that will not only brighten up the space, but also provide a much-needed sitting space for when you have company. Brought to you by

It’s also a good idea to use vertical space whenever possible. Raise your bed so you can use the underneath space for seating or storage. Stack fridges and other large items on top of storage carts for extra space. By using the air between ceiling and floor for everyday storage, you can leave more space for the things that make you feel most at home. HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

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DIY Dorm Décor: Framed Photo Display When you walk into your dorm room for the first time, it may seem slightly underwhelming. Even after you’ve stuffed it with all of your dorm supplies, the cinderblock walls can still leave you with an impersonalized feel. Take the opportunity to personalize your space and make it your own with cute dorm décor! You can save money and have awesome decorations for your dorm if you DIY.

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BELOW ARE THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to making a Framed Photo Display!

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1. Remove the glass and cardboard so that you’re only working with the wooden frame. You’ll need to cut four pieces of floral wire that cover the width of the frame. 2. Measure the distance that you want between each row of photos, since I used 2×2 photos, I left about half an inch from the top of the frame and an inch between each row. I marked these with a pencil on the back of the frame. This gave me enough room to make 4 rows. 3. Secure one end of the floral wire with hot glue. No need to be very neat since this side won’t be on display. Repeat on other side. Make sure the floral wire is pulled taut. It’s easiest to bend the floral wire and place a strip of hot glue along the part of the frame you’ll place the excess wire. 4. After you’ve completed all four rows and let the hot glue harden and dry, you’re ready to place the photos on the wire with mini clothespins. I could fit 4 photos on each row! Check our site for more fun dorm décor! Follow us on Instagram @theswirlblog for more updates. 2016 / 17


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Dorm Room Decorating Tips

Ahh, dorm living. For many college students, sharing a 15 x 15 space with one window is a reality of the higher learning experience. But your room does not have to be a dull, lifeless crash pad! It can be a warm and inviting space where everyone wants to hang out. Make your dorm room your own little spot of heaven on earth. Here are 7 dorm room decorating tips we’ve culled just for students.

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Fill your walls with pictures of friends, family, idols and your pet. Having pictures of the people (and animals) you care about the most is really uplifting!

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Get a snazzy comforter that will last. You won’t want to buy a new one every year, so spending some money on a comforter is ok. Colorful comforters will allow you to expand your rooms color range.

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Stepping stools prevent leaps into beds. A stepping stool can be vital when you have a loft bed! No more running jumps!

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Temporary wallpaper can transform your white walls. If your school allows it, try spicing up your drab dorm room with self-adhesive, repositionable, temporary wallpaper.

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A headboard can add style to your room. Check out Pinterest for awesome DIY headboards!

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Posters are key! Invest in some great posters, because they will travel with you throughout college.

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Decals come to life on tired walls. Wall decals are another option for decorating.

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checklist

Getting Ready For College:

A Checklist For High School Teens

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etting accepted to some colleges can be quite competitive, so high school

students should take every opportunity to make themselves stand out from

the crowd. Starting in your freshman year, your efforts should focus on academics, with a healthy dose of extracurricular pursuits and college and career planning. The high school years can be a busy time, and it’s easy to lose track of the many steps involved in the college search and application process. To help you stay on track, we’ve compiled a list of what you should be doing each year.

Checklist for High School Teens FRESHMEN SHOULD PLAN TO:

SOPHOMORES SHOULD:

✓✓ Take challenging classes in core academic courses. ✓✓ Work with their school counselor to create a yearly

✓✓ Attend college and career information events. ✓✓ Research funding for college, including

schedule for meeting graduation requirements.

✓✓ Talk to an advisor or school counselor about taking AP and honors courses.

✓✓ Get involved with community-based and leadership-oriented activities.

✓✓ Explore and identify career fields of interest through online research and by attending career fairs and other events.

✓✓ Explore The Four Steps to College. ✓✓ Keep a running list of accomplishments, awards, and recognitions to use in preparing a resume and college applications.

✓✓ Keep in mind that many of these freshman-year activities should continue through all four years of high school. Career planning, in particular, will merit careful, ongoing research; students may need help refining their goals as they learn new information.

scholarships, grants, loans, etc.

✓✓ Reach out to mentors in the fields of interest. ✓✓ Continue exploring college and career options. ✓✓ Consider taking a practice test to prepare for the PSAT.

IN FALL SEMESTER, JUNIORS NEED TO:

✓✓ Take the PSAT. Students must take the test in 11th grade to qualify for National Merit scholarships and programs.

✓✓ Attend in-person or online college fairs and college-prep presentations.

✓✓ Explore careers and their earning potentials in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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university spotlight

Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) was founded with a mission to serve the underserved of the region. The University is a valuesbased learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in liberal arts and professional studies.

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incoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Undergraduate options range from the traditional – business, education, nursing – to the innovative – professional golf management, energy science management and wildlife and fisheries biology. LMU opened the Hamilton Math and Science Building in 2012. The building includes a 400-seat auditorium, microscopy suite, research labs, anatomy suite with four pods and biology, chemistry and physics labs/classrooms. LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine offers students access to a state-of-the-art medical school and its resources while providing health care providers and hospitals with highly qualified students to assist with patient care. Today, the next generation of osteopathic physicians train side-by-side with the next generation of nurses and physician assistants, fostering a team approach to health care.

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LMU-John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) offers innovative teaching and cutting-edge technology. All lectures are captured and streamed online for easy recall. The University’s newest endeavor is the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine. With nationally renowned veterinary educators, LMU-CVM provides the perfect training center for future veterinarians. 1 8 HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

Beyond our academic offerings, LMU also offers students a wealth of social and cultural opportunities with over 30 activities on campus, including sororities and fraternities, professional and religious clubs, honor societies, student government organizations, special interest and performing arts groups. The University is home to a variety of student housing. The main campus offers a bike check-out program for students, faculty and staff to get around campus.

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ur Railsplitter athletic teams are also on the rise. Competing in 17 sports, LMU has captured multiple crowns and tournament titles since 2006. The men’s bas­ketball team finished the last four seasons with a ranking in the Top 25. Additional sports include track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse. As an independent, private liberal arts learning community, LMU provides millions of dollars of financial aid to our students each year. At LMU you’ll find high quality education, innovative programs and a vibrant campus community on a campus that is both picturesque and historic.

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A College Girl’s Guide: Dorm Room Snacks

W

hen your college days are filled with long walks to class, countless hours spent studying in the library, and just hanging out

in your dorm room, you’re bound to work up an appetite between trips to the dining hall. Grabbing something at one of the on-campus eateries might be convenient, but can really put a strain on your bank account/flex dollars balance. Save yourself some cash (and some calories!) by investing in healthy dorm room snacks that you can easily throw in your backpack. When you have snacks on hand, you’ll never be caught empty-handed when that mid-lecture hunger strikes.

SNACK STORAGE Last year, I used a large plastic container with a lid to keep all my dorm room snacks in. I kept this container under my bed and pulled it out whenever I needed a snack. Find a container that fits the size and layout of your room- a shelf or some smaller containers stacked on top of each other might work better for the space you are in! I also kept a box of snack-sized plastic storage bags handy, which worked perfectly for loose food (almonds, cereal, etc.). These small storage bags keep portion sizes in check, and you can stash a few in your backpack. These little bags make it easy to grab a snack on the way out to class or on the way to a long study session in the library! Tweet the swirl @theswirlblog. We’re always up for a good chat!

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Major in STEM,

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MA Young Scientist Spotlight: At the age of 17, Deepika Kurup is a scientist, an inventor, a clean water advocate and the recipient of several innovation awards. She created a solar-powered water purification system designed to provide millions of people in the developing world with access to portable drinking water. If Deepika can do it, why can’t you?

There are so many reasons why you should care about a career in STEM. Not only is it interesting and rewarding, there are many people who are willing to help and guide you through making the right choices in your career. Key considerations when choosing a STEM school: 1. Are there resources and programs in place to help you not just survive but thrive as a STEM major? 2. Are there hands-on learning opportunities such as internships and apprenticeships? 3. Is the structure of your STEM program aligned with your learning style? Regardless of difficulties that you may encounter, mentors can serve as motivation to push you towards a bright future in STEM. Opportunity secured my decision to attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and my experiences over the past three years have reassured me that I made the right choice. The Meyerhoff Scholarship Program, the Center for Women in Technology, and the Honors College are some of the programs that have guided my growth academically, professionally, and mentally. I have worked all over the country and made a larger impact at my school and in my community than I could have ever imagined. I love UMBC because the empowering spirit of the school has prepared me to become a leader, not only in my field, but globally as well. - Randi Williams Senior, University of Maryland, Balitmore County

Million Women Mentors (MWM) is a collaboration of over 30 corporate sponsors, 31 state leadership teams and 56 partners who reach 30 million girls and women. This initiative will support the engagement of men and women to serve as STEM mentors for girls and women throughout the middle school to work age continuum by 2018. Launched January 8, 2014, Million Women Mentors already has 535,000+ pledges to mentor. States in which MWM is building within include California, New York, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Massachusetts and more. To learn more about Million Women Mentors, visit: www.MillionWomenMentors.org


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1) Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation. Issue brief no. 04-11. US Department of Commerce, April 2011. <http://www.esa.doc.gov/ sites/default/files/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf>. 2) Solving the Equation. Publication. Washington DC: AAUW, 2015. Print. 3) Women in STEM Research - Findings from Recent MyCollegeOptions® College Planning Study. NRCCUA. 27 June 2014. <https://www.nrccua.org/cms/press-room/2014/39/Women-inSTEM-Research-Gender-Gap-in-STEM-Majors-Career-Interests>. 4) Top 10 Most Valuable STEM Majors and Careers.18 December 2014. <http://www.monster.com/career-start/a/top-10-most-valuable-STEM-majors-and-careers>. HER GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

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Workout Apps for College Students

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This app is all about building and toning muscle by using classic drills like pushups, squats, and lunges. Most drills are timed and only last for 3060 seconds. Pros: All the programs come with instructional videos and an audio coach that guides you through the program. The most equipment you’ll need to do any of these workouts is a set of hand weights and a jump rope, which makes this app ideal for using in a dorm room.

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Pros: While this app doesn’t offer any specific workouts, I like that I can track how many steps and stairs I take during the day. I can also track the time and distance of my runs around campus. The Fitbit bracelet syncs with both the Fitbit app on your phone and the Fitbit online dashboard.

I can’t stress enough how awesome yoga is- it relieves a ton of stress while increasing strength and flexibility. The best part about yoga is that you only need a yoga mat or a soft surface (think dorm room rug).

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Cons: All Fitbit models have to be charged at some point. The app will notify you when its time to charge.

Cons: Sometimes the app closes unexpectedly and then won’t let you pick up your workout where you left off when reopened.

Pros: This app is great because it lets you pick different programs based on goals or duration. Programs range from 9-71 minutes and include goals like “Balance”, “Flexibility”, and “Strong Back”. If you’re not up for completing a full program, you can opt to pick and choose individual poses. Cons: Unfortunately, most of the programs are not free. While all 280+ individual poses are free, only about 4 full programs are free.

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new beginnings

12

Ways to Kick Off Your New Semester 7

Attend the first home game of the season. If you’re starting in the fall, football gets everyone riled up and full of school spirit! Make sure to sit in the student section for the best experience.

1

Take a picture in your favorite spot on campus. How cool would it be to have a picture in one location for all four years? You can see how you’ve grown and everything you’ve accomplished over the time span!

2

Fill your new planner with dates for exams, breaks, days off, and weekend plans. Use the school’s official academic calendar and fill in fall, Thanksgiving, and winter breaks. Have your syllabi? Mark your exams and big assignments now.

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Have something that’s a good conversation starter. I like to bake which always gets people talking about how they have a sweet tooth.

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Walk out your schedule with friends.

Jump-start your workout routine. Start exercising in the fall so that it becomes a healthy habit throughout the school year.

5

Try something new: a restaurant, activity, etc. New year, new you. Right?

6

Invite a first year/transfer student out to lunch and answer all their questions. They’ll appreciate all of the knowledge, time and advice you give them!

Sign up for new clubs. Now’s the time to find clubs that you’re truly passionate about! Join clubs and committees you can see yourself being helpful in.

Attend as many welcome/year kick off events as possible. Meeting new people and making new friends are a lot easier at these events because most of the attendees will be open to trying new things and meeting new people.

Walk the campus a couple days before classes start to get an idea of where your classes are located.

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Get to know your new room/suitemates.

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INSTITUTION

CITY

STATE

REP INDEX

OOSTATE

STUD/ FAC

SAFETY

GRADRATE

TOTAL

IN-STATE $

OUTSTATE $

1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore

MD

28

11

21

15

35

158

$47,060

$47,060

2

Northwestern University

Evanston

IL

29

9

23

10

34

153

$46,836

$46,836

3

Yale University

New Haven

CT

30

12

24

3

35

152

$45,800

$45,800

4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

30

10

24

5

34

151

$42,176

$42,176

5

University of Chicago

Chicago

IL

30

10

24

5

34

151

$47,139

$47,139

6

Columbia University in the City of NewYork

New York

NY

30

10

24

3

35

150

$48,646

$48,646

7

Duke University

Durham

NC

29

11

23

3

35

149

$45,800

$45,800

8

Harvard University

Cambridge

MA

30

11

22

3

34

148

$40,418

$40,418

9

Yeshiva University

New York

NY

16

8

23

20

31

146

$37,730

$37,730

Washington

DC

28

12

18

5

35

146

$46,200

$46,200

10

Georgetown University

11

New York University

New York

NY

22

9

19

23

32

145

$43,746

$43,746

12

Washington University in St. Louis

Saint Louis

MO

27

12

22

3

35

139

$45,700

$45,700

13

Stanford University

Stanford

CA

30

8

19

-

33

138

$44,184

$44,184

14

Dartmouth College

Hanover

NH

29

12

22

-

35

138

$46,764

$46,764

15

Cornell University

Ithaca

NY

28

9

21

5

35

138

$47,050

$47,050

16

The Juilliard School

NewYork

NY

30

12

24

8

34

138

$38,190

$38,190

17

Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit

PA

24

7

21

25

20

137

$18,960

$18,960

Nashville

TN

29

11

22

-

35

137

$42,768

$42,768

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19

Brown University

Providence

RI

30

12

21

-

34

137

$46,408

$46,408

20

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge

MA

30

12

22

3

34

137

$44,720

$44,720

21

University of Notre Dame

NotreDame

IN

28

12

19

3

35

137

$45,730

$45,730

22

Tufts University

Medford

MA

28

10

21

3

35

137

$47,596

$47,596

23

University of Southern California

Los Angeles

CA

27

7

21

8

33

136

$47,562

$47,562

24

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena

CA

28

8

25

3

35

135

$41,790

$41,790

25

Princeton University

Princeton

NJ

30

10

24

3

35

132

$41,820

$41,820

26

Wake Forest University

Winston Salem

NC

24

10

18

5

34

131

$45,638

$45,638

27

Emory University

Atlanta

GA

24

10

22

-

34

130

$44,400

$44,400

28

Rice University

Houston

TX

28

7

24

3

34

126

$39,880

$39,880

29

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York

NY

30

6

22

25

30

125

$39,600

$39,600

30

The Boston Conservatory

Boston

MA

18

11

24

25

27

125

$40,150

$40,150

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NATIONAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Click here to view the full list of colleges and universities. CITY

STATE

REP INDEX

OOSTATE

STUD/ FAC

SAFETY

GRADRATE

TOTAL

IN-STATE $

OUTSTATE $

Malibu

CA

16

7

16

13

33

125

$46,440

$46,440

31

Pepperdine University

32

Chatham University

Pittsburgh

PA

16

5

21

25

20

123

$32,234

$32,234

33

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

MI

25

6

16

3

33

123

$14,008

$43,049

34

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg

VA

25

5

16

10

34

122

$10,237

$34,132

35

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans

LA

16

11

21

3

31

122

$44,426

$44,426

36

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore

MD

14

2

18

25

22

121

$31,910

$31,910

37

Liberty University

Lynchburg

VA

28

9

8

23

13

121

$20,300

$20,300

38

Washington and Lee University

Lexington

VA

27

11

22

3

34

121

$44,660

$44,660

39

Boston University

Boston

MA

14

11

15

8

33

121

$45,686

$45,686

George Washington University

Washington

DC

18

12

16

3

32

121

$46,674

$46,674

41

William Carey University

Hattiesburg

MS

18

3

11

25

23

120

$10,500

$10,500

42

Samford University

Birmingham

AL

12

9

16

20

23

120

$26,524

$26,524

43

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

NC

26

2

15

3

34

120

$6,423

$31,505

44

University of VirginiaMain Campus

Charlottesville

VA

26

4

11

3

35

119

$10,484

$38,988

45

Boston College

Chestnut Hill

MA

20

10

11

3

35

119

$46,670

$46,670

46

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh

PA

24

11

19

3

32

119

$48,030

$48,030

47

University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

27

3

10

5

33

118

$11,220

$34,098

48

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley

CA

28

4

9

5

32

118

$11,220

$34,098

49

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia

PA

-

7

19

23

29

118

$34,336

$34,336

50

American University

Washington

DC

14

12

16

3

33

118

$41,316

$41,316

51

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia

CA

26

7

23

-

31

117

$41,700

$41,700

52

University of Rochester

Rochester

NY

14

9

19

3

32

117

$46,150

$46,150

53

St Louis College of Pharmacy

Saint Louis

MO

20

6

21

18

31

116

$27,106

$27,106

54

Wheaton College

Wheaton

IL

16

10

1

8

34

116

$31,900

$31,900

55

University of Miami

Coral Gables

FL

12

9

16

8

31

116

$43,040

$43,040

56

Touro College

New York

NY

28

1

10

25

21

115

$15,200

$15,200

57

The Master’s College and Seminary

Santa Clarita

CA

18

5

19

25

24

115

$29,440

$29,440

58

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland

OH

6

9

18

3

31

115

$42,766

$42,766

59

Lipscomb University

Nashville

TN

14

5

16

25

22

114

$25,290

$25,290

60

Southern Methodist University

Dallas

TX

12

8

18

5

31

114

$40,770

$40,770

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Middlebury College

Middlebury

VT

28

12

21

-

35

114

$45,637

$45,637

62

Hampton University

Hampton

VA

14

9

21

18

20

114

$19,548

$19,548

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion

IN

12

5

10

23

24

114

$24,102

$24,102

64

The New School

New York

NY

14

10

19

18

23

114

$40,309

$40,309

65

Brandeis University

Waltham

MA

18

10

19

3

34

114

$45,939

$45,939

66

Eastern University

Saint Davids

PA

14

5

18

10

26

113

$29,440

$29,440

67

University of WashingtonSeattle Campus

Seattle

WA

16

4

8

15

30

113

$11,305

$32,424

68

Wesleyan University

Middletown

CT

26

12

22

-

35

113

$47,702

$47,702

69

Marywood University

Scranton

PA

-

5

18

23

27

113

$30,070

$30,070

70

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh

PA

6

4

15

18

30

113

$30,070

$30,070

71

University of Florida

Gainesville

FL

24

2

4

10

32

112

$4,477

$25,694

72

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City

OK

12

8

18

10

24

112

$26,246

$26,246

73

Springfield College

Springfield

MA

14

8

15

3

32

112

$32,980

$32,980

74

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken

NJ

14

5

19

23

21

112

$44,210

$44,210

75

Syracuse University

Syracuse

NY

12

8

10

10

31

111

$40,380

$40,380

76

Bob Jones University

Greenville

SC

18

9

16

15

28

110

$13,570

$13,570

77

Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque

IA

26

9

21

25

25

110

$14,600

$14,600

78

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale

FL

14

5

10

20

13

110

$25,950

$25,950

79

Williams College

Williamstown

MA

28

11

24

-

35

110

$48,030

$48,030

80

William Woods University

Fulton

MO

12

5

19

23

21

110

$20,550

$20,550

81

Piedmont College

Demorest

GA

20

2

18

25

14

109

$21,350

$21,350

82

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas

TX

18

1

15

25

20

109

$23,250

$23,250

83

Union University

Jackson

TN

6

3

19

15

26

109

$27,470

$27,470

84

University of Richmond

20

10

85

Mississippi College

86

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

87

Smith College

88

Hardin-Simmons University

89 90

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University of Richmond

VA

22

-

33

109

$46,680

$46,680

Clinton

MS

16

6

11

18

18

109

$14,670

$14,670

Worcester

MA

12

8

14

18

33

109

$43,612

$43,612

Northampton

MA

18

10

21

3

33

109

$44,450

$44,450

Abilene

TX

16

1

16

25

18

108

$22,350

$22,350

Howard University

Washington

DC

12

12

22

-

22

108

$22,737

$22,737

Catholic University of America

Washington

DC

-

12

23

5

28

108

$39,200

$39,200

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Villanova

PA

12

11

16

3

34

108

$45,376

$45,376

Milligan College

TN

18

6

15

25

27

107

$27,700

$27,700

91

Villanova University

92

Milligan College

93

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr

PA

18

11

22

-

32

107

$44,470

$44,470

94

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis

MO

6

9

16

8

28

107

$37,350

$37,350

95

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence

RI

26

12

19

3

31

107

$44,284

$44,284

96

Lehigh University

Bethlehem

PA

18

0

19

3

33

107

$44,520

$44,520

97

University of MinnesotaTwin Cities

Minneapolis

MN

14

5

9

10

28

106

$12,060

$19,310

98

University of PittsburghPittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh

PA

12

4

14

5

31

106

$16,872

$27,268

99

University of Dallas

Irving

TX

6

7

19

15

29

106

$32,080

$32,080

100

Chapman University

Orange

CA

14

5

14

5

28

106

$44,710

$44,710

101

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont

CA

29

9

22

-

34

106

$47,150

$47,150

102

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie

NY

27

10

22

-

35

106

$48,840

$48,840

103

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago

IL

24

10

9

13

34

106

$9,600

$9,600

104

Andrews University

Berrien Springs

MI

18

9

21

13

15

106

$25,416

$25,416

NY

26

-

18

25

16

105

$17,280

$17,280

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Metropolitan College of New York

New York

106

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara

CA

6

5

16

5

33

105

$43,812

$43,812

107

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville

KY

18

12

18

3

18

105

$15,792

$15,792

108

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign

IL

14

4

7

8

32

105

$13,775

$29,637

109

Elon University

Elon

NC

14

10

16

8

33

105

$30,848

$30,848

110

Suffolk University

Boston

MA

-

6

18

23

18

105

$32,530

$32,530

111

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster

PA

20

4

11

25

20

104

$18,170

$18,170

112

Cedarville University

Cedarville

OH

12

8

15

25

26

104

$26,220

$26,220

113

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson

TX

16

1

4

15

28

104

$10,864

$26,894

114

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London

CT

28

12

23

3

34

104

$-

$-

115

United States Military Academy

West Point

NY

30

12

23

3

32

104

$-

$-

116

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis

MD

30

12

21

3

34

104

$-

$-

117

Monroe College

Bronx

NY

26

4

11

23

28

104

$12,840

$12,840

118

University at Buffalo

Buffalo

NY

12

2

15

8

27

104

$6,170

$19,590

119

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar

MO

18

3

11

23

17

104

$20,000

$20,000

120

University of Louisville

Louisville

KY

12

2

16

18

16

104

$10,236

$24,124

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Mount Mary University

Milwaukee

WI

27

1

19

18

9

104

$25,336

$25,336

122

Drake University

Des Moines

IA

-

10

16

8

30

104

$32,100

$32,100

123

Creighton University

Omaha

NE

-

10

18

5

30

103

$33,796

$33,796

124

Colorado College

Colorado Springs

CO

27

11

19

-

34

103

$46,000

$46,000

125

Harding University

Searcy

AR

12

9

10

18

22

103

$16,560

$16,560

126

University of Baltimore

Baltimore

MD

25

1

11

23

3

103

$6,172

$17,046

127

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette

IN

12

6

16

13

24

103

$9,208

$28,010

128

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia

SC

12

6

8

18

27

103

$10,758

$29,040

129

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Winona

MN

-

7

10

18

28

103

$29,790

$29,790

130

University of Connecticut

Storrs

CT

14

5

10

3

31

103

$9,858

$30,038

131

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield

CT

12

9

11

18

29

103

$35,500

$35,500

132

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles

MO

22

7

15

15

13

102

$15,230

$15,230

133

Mount Marty College

Yankton

SD

14

5

19

25

23

102

$21,062

$21,062

134

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago

IL

29

1

4

25

31

102

$23,700

$23,700

135

MCPHS University

Boston

MA

-

6

3

20

25

102

$28,600

$28,600

136

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin

TX

24

1

9

10

26

102

$9,830

$34,836

137

Colgate University

Hamilton

NY

25

9

21

-

35

102

$47,855

$47,855

138

Oberlin College

Oberlin

OH

24

12

21

-

33

102

$48,054

$48,054

139

United States Air Force Academy

USAFA

CO

30

10

22

3

33

102

$-

$-

140

King University

Bristol

TN

16

7

18

18

19

102

$24,316

$24,316

141

University of Tulsa

Tulsa

OK

16

7

18

3

26

102

$34,085

$34,085

142

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles

CA

6

4

18

3

31

102

$40,680

$40,680

143

Fordham University

Bronx

NY

-

8

14

8

32

102

$44,450

$44,450

144

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison

WI

16

5

8

5

27

101

$9,273

$25,523

145

Corban University

Salem

OR

14

7

14

25

25

101

$27,980

$27,980

146

Pomona College

Claremont

CA

29

10

23

-

35

101

$45,500

$45,500

147

Clemson University

Clemson

SC

18

5

10

13

31

101

$12,606

$30,622

148

Seattle University

Seattle

WA

-

8

16

8

29

101

$37,485

$37,485

149

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout

MO

30

2

11

25

28

100

$18,100

$18,100

150

Anderson University

Anderson

IN

14

3

16

20

23

100

$26,770

$26,770

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Goshen

IN

12

5

19

25

27

100

$29,700

$29,700

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PA

28

11

22

-

35

100

$45,700

$45,700

Bowdoin College

Brunswick

ME

29

11

21

-

35

100

$46,354

$46,354

154

Amherst College

Amherst

MA

28

11

22

-

35

100

$47,720

$47,720

155

Bucknell University

Lewisburg

PA

25

10

19

-

34

100

$48,234

$48,234

156

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem

NC

25

7

24

3

25

100

$5,870

$21,240

157

Martin Luther College

New Ulm

MN

22

11

14

15

25

99

$12,920

$12,920

158

SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal

NY

12

3

5

15

32

99

$6,170

$17,810

159

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City

MO

14

3

14

20

8

99

$8,103

$21,162

160

William Jewell College

Liberty

MO

12

6

19

25

29

99

$30,911

$30,911

161

Mercer University

Macon

GA

6

3

15

10

25

99

$33,480

$33,480

162

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul

MN

6

3

11

10

29

99

$35,872

$35,872

163

Pratt Institute-Main

Brooklyn

NY

12

10

22

15

20

99

$42,866

$42,866

164

Haverford College

Haverford

PA

27

11

22

-

35

99

$46,790

$46,790

165

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro

NM

29

2

14

18

12

99

$5,298

$17,226

166

Bentley University

Waltham

MA

14

8

16

3

34

99

$40,990

$40,990

167

University of Denver

Denver

CO

-

8

18

3

30

99

$41,112

$41,112

168

Tabor College

Hillsboro

KS

12

6

16

25

27

98

$23,100

$23,100

169

Wilson College

Chambersburg

PA

27

3

21

25

10

98

$23,745

$23,745

170

Taylor University

Upland

IN

6

8

15

25

32

98

$29,298

$29,298

171

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe

PA

6

3

16

25

30

98

$30,540

$30,540

University of New England

Biddeford

ME

-

9

15

10

24

98

$32,880

$32,880

173

Hamline University

Saint Paul

MN

-

4

15

5

26

98

$35,710

$35,710

174

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago

IL

-

5

14

10

29

98

$36,146

$36,146

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago

IL

12

5

15

5

13

98

$38,752

$38,752

CA

6

5

11

5

31

98

$42,330

$42,330

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University of San Diego

San Diego

177

Babson College

Wellesley

MA

20

10

14

-

34

98

$45,120

$45,120

178

Carleton College

Northfield

MN

27

11

21

-

35

98

$47,460

$47,460

179

CUNY Hunter College

New York

NY

16

-

18

23

9

98

$6,030

$12,840

180

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Mequon

WI

12

4

15

23

14

98

$25,930

$25,930

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University of MarylandCollege Park

182

George Fox University

183

Florida Institute of Technology

184

Calumet College of Saint Joseph

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College Park

MD

16

3

8

8

31

98

$7,612

$27,905

Newberg

OR

6

6

14

18

24

98

$31,510

$31,510

Melbourne

FL

-

8

21

8

21

98

$37,240

$37,240

Whiting

IN

27

3

18

25

8

97

$16,170

$16,170

TN

-

6

15

25

3

97

$19,440

$19,440

185

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate

186

Evangel University

Springfield

MO

16

8

14

25

16

97

$19,676

$19,676

187

Crown College

Saint Bonifacius

MN

24

6

8

25

18

97

$23,080

$23,080

188

Concordia University-Nebraska

Seward

NE

12

7

15

20

23

97

$25,700

$25,700

189

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester

NY

14

2

15

25

25

97

$27,036

$27,036

190

Simmons College

Boston

MA

-

6

19

5

27

97

$35,200

$35,200

191

Pacific University

Forest Grove

OR

-

8

19

-

22

97

$37,632

$37,632

192

University of San Francisco

San Francisco

CA

-

5

14

10

28

97

$40,996

$40,996

193

Wellesley College

Wellesley

MA

26

11

23

-

33

97

$44,802

$44,802

194

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa

OK

12

7

10

23

21

97

$22,564

$22,564

195

Webster University

Saint Louis

MO

16

4

15

18

20

97

$24,500

$24,500

196

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg

VA

12

4

10

8

31

97

$10,088

$25,515

197

University of Georgia

Athens

GA

18

2

8

8

29

97

$8,590

$26,800

198

Gonzaga University

Spokane

WA

6

6

18

3

32

97

$36,040

$36,040

199

University of Dayton

Dayton

OH

6

7

11

3

30

97

$37,230

$37,230

200

Johnson University

Knoxville

TN

25

9

9

10

25

96

$11,200

$11,200

201

Herzing University-Madison

Madison

WI

18

10

11

25

20

96

$12,020

$12,020

202

Presentation College

Aberdeen

SD

25

9

19

25

14

96

$17,500

$17,500

203

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh

NC

18

2

10

10

24

96

$6,038

$21,293

204

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville

TN

14

5

8

20

19

96

$22,626

$22,626

205

Texas A & M UniversityCollege Station

College Station

TX

16

1

5

15

27

96

$6,476

$23,374

University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth

KS

14

7

21

10

20

96

$23,750

$23,750

NJ

-

1

18

20

17

96

$10,954

$25,732

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Rutgers UniversityNewark

Newark

208

Asbury University

Wilmore

KY

12

6

16

25

25

96

$26,670

$26,670

209

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond

WA

18

7

14

25

20

96

$27,200

$27,200

210

Houghton College

Houghton

NY

6

6

18

25

29

96

$28,406

$28,406

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Davidson College

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New York

NY

-

8

21

25

26

96

$33,560

$33,560

Detroit

MI

20

2

21

25

16

96

$35,700

$35,700

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NC

28

10

19

-

35

96

$44,928

$44,928

University of Delaware

Newark

DE

6

8

11

8

31

96

$10,900

$29,250

215

Daniel Webster College

Nashua

NH

12

8

14

25

20

95

$15,630

$15,630

216

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock

AR

26

1

15

20

1

95

$5,768

$16,100

217

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook

NY

12

3

10

5

25

95

$6,170

$19,590

218

Lakeland College

Plymouth

WI

20

4

14

20

21

95

$23,050

$23,050

219

Ohio State UniversityMain Campus

Columbus

OH

16

4

8

5

30

95

$9,168

$25,668

220

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Los Angeles

CA

6

1

16

25

23

95

$33,836

$33,836

221

Manhattan School of Music

New York

NY

16

11

8

5

31

95

$37,250

$37,250

222

Bates College

Lewiston

ME

27

11

19

-

34

95

$46,750

$46,750

223

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

Daytona Beach

FL

25

11

16

3

10

95

$8,040

$8,040

224

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park

PA

14

6

9

3

31

95

$16,572

$29,522

225

Biola University

La Mirada

CA

12

4

9

23

23

95

$33,322

$33,322

226

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore

MD

-

11

16

3

33

95

$42,690

$42,690

227

Barnard College

New York

NY

27

9

19

3

33

95

$44,300

$44,300

228

Spelman College

Atlanta

GA

12

9

19

20

30

94

$22,055

$22,055

229

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer

NC

14

5

16

25

14

94

$25,175

$25,175

230

The Sage Colleges

Troy

NY

6

3

16

5

24

94

$27,000

$27,000

231

Seton Hall University

South Orange

NJ

-

4

14

10

26

94

$34,820

$34,820

232

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore

MD

14

10

19

10

29

94

$40,850

$40,850

233

Trinity College

Hartford

CT

16

11

21

-

34

94

$46,796

$46,796

234

Hamilton College

Clinton

NY

25

9

21

-

35

94

$47,350

$47,350

235

Marshall University

Huntington

WV

24

3

7

18

10

94

$5,450

$13,950

236

University of Mary

Bismarck

ND

14

7

11

18

14

94

$14,990

$14,990

237

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg

KY

12

5

10

23

14

94

$19,640

$19,640

238

Anderson University

Anderson

SC

14

3

14

23

22

94

$21,660

$21,660

239

Principia College

Elsah

IL

20

11

23

3

33

94

$26,350

$26,350

240

Mercyhurst University

Erie

PA

6

8

15

18

29

94

$29,600

$29,600

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INSTITUTION

CITY

STATE

REP INDEX

OOSTATE

STUD/ FAC

SAFETY

GRADRATE

TOTAL

IN-STATE $

OUTSTATE $

San Diego

CA

12

3

14

18

27

94

$30,800

$30,800

241

Point Loma Nazarene University

242

Adelphi University

Garden City

NY

-

1

18

8

27

94

$30,840

$30,840

243

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis

MN

16

7

15

18

26

94

$33,696

$33,696

244

University of California-Irvine

Irvine

CA

14

2

7

8

31

94

$11,220

$34,098

245

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown

WI

20

9

14

25

13

93

$12,370

$12,370

246

Ohio Christian University

Circleville

OH

22

5

19

25

10

93

$16,470

$16,470

247

Nossi College of Art

Madison

TN

24

3

21

25

16

93

$17,700

$17,700

248

Rochester College

Rochester Hills

MI

24

2

18

25

12

93

$19,422

$19,422

249

John Brown University

Siloam Springs

AR

14

8

11

20

24

93

$22,552

$22,552

250

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee

WI

18

5

19

25

22

93

$30,800

$30,800

251

Meredith College

Raleigh

NC

16

2

16

25

22

93

$32,100

$32,100

252

Salve Regina University

Newport

RI

-

11

15

5

30

93

$35,140

$35,140

253

Grinnell College

Grinnell

IA

22

12

21

-

34

93

$45,217

$45,217

254

Kenyon College

Gambier

OH

25

10

19

-

35

93

$45,500

$45,500

255

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont

CA

26

8

22

-

33

93

$48,315

$48,315

256

Governors State University

University Park

IL

16

-

19

18

-

93

$7,650

$15,300

257

Ashland University

Ashland

OH

6

2

15

8

22

93

$18,908

$18,908

258

Southwestern College

Winfield

KS

12

7

22

13

23

93

$24,685

$24,685

259

Shenandoah University

Winchester

VA

6

5

19

3

20

93

$28,998

$28,998

260

University of St Thomas

Houston

TX

12

2

21

13

15

93

$29,100

$29,100

261

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

New York

NY

26

11

5

18

29

93

$32,320

$32,320

262

Widener University-Main Campus

Chester

PA

6

5

16

8

18

93

$39,052

$39,052

263

Clark University

Worcester

MA

-

9

19

3

32

93

$40,380

$40,380

264

Brigham Young University-Provo

Provo

UT

26

9

8

10

15

92

$5,000

$5,000

265

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis

MO

14

4

15

15

20

92

$24,694

$24,694

266

Quincy University

Quincy

IL

6

6

15

25

20

92

$25,598

$25,598

267

Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick

NJ

14

2

10

5

29

92

$10,954

$25,732

268

Northwest University

Kirkland

WA

6

4

15

25

18

92

$26,410

$26,410

269

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso

IN

-

7

16

10

29

92

$33,680

$33,680

270

Pace University-New York

New York

NY

-

7

14

15

16

92

$38,200

$38,200

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INSTITUTION

CITY

STATE

REP INDEX

OOSTATE

STUD/ FAC

SAFETY

GRADRATE

TOTAL

IN-STATE $

OUTSTATE $

271

Drew University

Madison

NJ

-

5

21

-

26

92

$44,232

$44,232

272

Colby College

Waterville

ME

24

11

19

-

34

92

$45,360

$45,360

273

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro

San Juan

PR

29

-

2

23

8

92

$6,408

$6,408

274

Troy University

Troy

AL

27

3

11

23

4

92

$6,528

$13,056

275

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville

AR

16

6

7

13

18

92

$6,824

$18,914

276

Bryan College-Dayton

Dayton

TN

24

4

11

18

23

92

$22,200

$22,200

277

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville

TN

12

2

9

8

21

92

$9,493

$27,683

278

Endicott College

Beverly

MA

6

7

15

3

31

92

$28,994

$28,994

279

Central Christian College of Kansas

McPherson

KS

22

11

14

25

15

91

$15,854

$15,854

280

Warner University

Lake Wales

FL

28

1

9

25

12

91

$18,416

$18,416

281

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls

GA

27

4

11

25

20

91

$19,150

$19,150

282

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston

LA

18

2

3

20

16

91

$6,233

$20,816

283

Trinity Washington University

Washington

DC

12

5

21

25

12

91

$21,930

$21,930

284

Temple University

Philadelphia

PA

12

3

14

10

20

91

$14,406

$24,432

285

LeTourneau University

Longview

TX

24

5

14

20

16

91

$26,390

$26,390

286

Immaculata University

Immaculata

PA

-

4

21

10

24

91

$30,148

$30,148

287

DePaul University

Chicago

IL

-

5

9

10

27

91

$34,390

$34,390

288

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks

CA

-

3

10

20

28

91

$36,690

$36,690

289

Skidmore College

Saratoga

NY

14

9

22

-

34

91

$46,390

$46,390

290

St John’s College

Annapolis

MD

12

11

22

-

30

91

$47,176

$47,176

291

Connecticut College

New London

CT

14

11

21

-

33

91

$47,420

$47,420

292

Norwich University

Northfield

VT

12

11

19

3

26

91

$32,812

$32,812

293

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley

MA

14

11

19

3

32

91

$42,470

$42,470

294

University of Puerto RicoRio Piedras

San Juan

PR

28

-

10

15

5

90

$1,537

$1,565

295

University of South Dakota

Vermillion

SD

12

5

9

10

14

90

$4,164

$6,246

296

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal

MO

18

5

16

25

14

90

$18,680

$18,680

297

James Madison University

Harrisonburg

VA

12

4

10

10

30

90

$5,406

$19,710

298

Robert Morris University

Moon Township

PA

-

3

11

20

24

90

$25,380

$25,380

299

Bethel College-Indiana

Mishawaka

IN

6

4

16

25

27

90

$25,480

$25,480

300

Belmont University

Nashville

TN

6

9

15

10

26

90

$27,320

$27,320

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