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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: June 23-29, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, celebrates a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor through integrated knowledge, world renowned research opportunities, extensive civic engagement, and a dynamic and diverse community.
Penn students work with faculty across a flexible curriculum spanning 4 undergraduate and 12 graduate schools, students develop adaptable, well-rounded minds. Whichever of the four schools they call home: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School of Business, in everything they do, Penn students combine theoretical and practical thinking while developing the tools they need to innovate and lead in a world that demands an increasingly broad perspective.
For the Class of 2022, 53% of students self-identify as students of color, 12% international and 14.2% are first generation to college. The Class of 2022 welcomes 33 Native American and Native Hawaiian students to the new freshman class. The Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) serves as a home base for Natives at Penn, our student-run organization that increases awareness about Native American traditions and presence on campus. Beyond a Penn degree, the Association of Native Alumni and local tribal communities provide support for the Penn Native community.
Penn practices need-blind admissions for US citizens and permanent residents of the US, Canada and Mexico. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, and Penn meets 100 percent of this demonstrated need for all admitted students. Penn financial aid packages do not include loans, which means students are able to graduate debt-free. With the abundant academic, cultural, and social opportunities, Penn students are happy to call Philadelphia home for their college years.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER: June 23-29, 2018
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.
The University is a community where about 86% of undergraduates live on campus. With more than 220 student organizations ranging from cultural and political to religious and athletic, students find communities of friends who share their interests and passions. The expectation is that each student will live up to Rochester’s motto, “Meliora” (ever better), recognizing that they are future leaders in industry, education, and culture. Navigating through world-renowned facilities and resources, a day in the life of two Rochester students—or any two days in the life of a single student—is never the same.
HAWAII PREPARATORY ACADEMY: June 9-15, 2018
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: June 17-23, 2017
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship that blends the strengths of a major research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the nation. The University’s 5,200 undergraduate students hail from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
Princeton is committed to access and affordability, with one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. Princeton provides aid in the form of grants—not student loans—to meet full demonstrated financial need, making it possible for students to graduate debt free. The University, located about an hour south of New York City and an hour north of Philadelphia, is a close-knit community; about 96 percent of students live on campus in residential colleges and dormitories. With a student to faculty ratio of 5:1, Princeton highlights an academic environment focused on undergraduates. Research is an integral part of the academic experience, as each of our students explore their individual interests through junior independent work and the development of a senior thesis. Living up to our unofficial motto, “In the Nation’s Service and in the Service of Humanity,” Princeton students are instilled with a commitment to civic engagement. Students’ experiences inside and outside of the classroom simultaneously prepare them for meaningful lives and careers, broaden their outlook, and help shape their character.
WHITMAN COLLEGE: July 8-14, 2017
Located in Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman College is a vibrant, residential learning community widely known for offering a unique combination of an unpretentious Northwest culture with academic excellence and an engaging community. The college is honored to attract students who represent the Whitman mosaic—down to earth, high achievers with diverse backgrounds and interests. It is a place where both the individual and the collective are celebrated. Whitman students' intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership, and flexibility make it possible to adapt to, and impact, an ever-changing multicultural and global world.
Twenty percent of the student body self-identifies as a student of color. Over 100 clubs and organizations are represented on campus, with 22 musical ensembles, a nationally renowned theater program, award winning debate team, Division III varsity athletics and exceptional Outdoors Program. Whitman College offers a visit scholarship fly-in program during the fall and spring semesters. Native American cultural activities are available on the campus and in the surrounding community.
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AMHERST COLLEGE: June 18-24, 2016
Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College has become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, enrolling some 1,800 talented, energetic, and diverse young scholars. Diversity, defined in its broadest sense, is fundamental to Amherst’s mission. The college enrolls students from nearly every state and from more than 40 countries, and for the past several years, more than 40 percent of Amherst's students have been students of color.
Amherst has an active Native Student Organization on campus, a Five-College Certificate program in Native American Studies headed by one of our Native faculty members, and our Frost Library recently acquired the Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature. Amherst also has a Native American Overnight program as part of the Diversity Open Houses for prospective students to visit campus.
Since its founding, Amherst has remained one of the few truly need-blind colleges in the nation; students are admitted without regard to financial aid, and each admitted student is guaranteed financial aid equal to financial need. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of 35,000 people in the western part of the state, Amherst College’s 1,000-acre campus is adjacent to downtown Amherst. With its faculty-student ratio of 1 to 8, and its open curriculum (there are not distribution requirements) Amherst allows each student—with the help of faculty advisers — to chart an individual path through the more than 800 courses offered at the college each semester.
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY: July 9-15, 2016
Lawrence University is a nationally recognized college of liberal arts and sciences and conservatory of music dedicated exclusively to undergraduate education. Our 1,500 students come to Lawrence from nearly every state and more 50 countries, making Lawrence one of the nation’s most internationally diverse colleges. Lawrence offers extraordinary individualized learning experiences; over 90% of our students take at least one class where they are the only student. Adjacent to downtown Appleton, Wisconsin (metro pop. 250,000), students have abundant opportunities for community engagement and social life. Bjorklunden, Lawrence’s 425-acre estate on 1.5 miles of undisturbed Lake Michigan shoreline, offers students and professors a beautiful retreat and learning center for use each weekend of the academic year. Academic rigor in a nurturing, collegial atmosphere characterizes the Lawrence experience. A residential learning community, all Lawrence students live in campus housing throughout their college careers.
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