2011 School Guide
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Gustavus Adolphus College
Total full-time enrollment: 2,393 (fall 2010)
2011-12 tuition: $44,597 (includes tuition, room & board and fees)
Majors offered: 71 majors in 24 academic departments and three interdisciplinary programs (including 15 honors majors).
Most popular majors: Biology, communication studies, political science, psychology, and management.
You might not realize: We are fully accredited and known for strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-abroad, and service-learning programs, we host a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and we are internationally recognized for our annual Nobel Conference. (“The Brain and Being Human,” Oct. 4-5, 2011.) We celebrate our Sesquicentennial (150 years) in 2011–12.
www.gustavus.edu • Saint Peter • 507-933-8000
Total full-time enrollment: Approximately 2,500
2011-12 tuition: $40,585 (includes tuition, room & board)
Majors offered: More than 60 majors/minors and 11 special/preprofessional programs (premedicine, prelaw, preengineering, etc.) Most popular majors = biology, business management, elementary education, music, nursing, political science, and psychology.
How is your school distinctive? Before graduation, over 80 percent of our students will have studied abroad. Many students go overseas during January term, a one-month interim semester.
Our professors are… accessible. Over 90 percent of Luther faculty live near campus, and are readily available both in and out of the classroom.
Our students are… involved. With over 140 student organizations and activities, Luther students have an uncommonly high level of involvement on campus.
You might not realize: Students attend Luther not just to gain a highly competitive education, but also to be members of a community of faith and learning that will impact the rest of their lives.
www.luther.edu • Decorah, Iowa • 1-800-4-LUTHER
Total full-time enrollment: Approximately 600
2011-12 tuition: $25,725
Our educational philosophy: We are a very high quality, integrated liberal arts and sciences college with a unique environmental mission. Graduates receive practical, career-oriented skills that prepare them well for graduate study and the world of work.
We are distinctive because... we adopted our environmental mission in 1971, making us one of the first colleges or universities in the country to do so. Over the past 40 years, we have remained in the forefront of innovation in the integration of environmental concerns in its academic and co-curricular programs as well as energy efficiency, sustainability and reuse standards in our facilities and operations.
Most popular majors: Biology, teacher and outdoor education, natural resources, sociology/social justice, and business.
You might not realize: We were named the fourth most bike-friendly campus of 2011 by onlineuniversities.com; Sierra magazine named us the seventh “coolest” school for our efforts to stop global warming and operate sustainably; and FORBES magazine listed us as one of America’s greenest colleges and universities.
www.northland.edu • Ashland, Wis. • 1-800-753-1840
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Total full-time enrollment: 1,462 undergrads (fall 2010)
2011-12 tuition: $7,936 tuition + $2,691 in fees (includes the laptop computer and related technology) *85 percent of our students receive some type of scholarship or financial aid
We are distinctive because... students learn by doing. Instruction is provided by student-centered faculty in an environment focusing on personal interaction and hands-on learning with direct application of theory to real-world situations.
Unique programs: Agronomy, aviation, biology, criminal justice, environmental sciences, equine science, marketing, software engineering, and urban forestry in horticulture. We have a proven record of infusing technology and innovation in our curriculum.
You might not realize: We offer 10 bachelor’s programs online as well as on campus. Our online degree in business management was recently ranked among the “Top 10 Online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Programs of 2011” by The Best Colleges.
www.umcrookston.edu • Crookston • 1-800-862-6466
University of Minnesota, Morris
Total enrollment: 1,705
How should students prepare for the upcoming school year? High school seniors should apply to college early for admission, write essays for scholarship opportunities, and sign-up to visit college campuses.
Name an accomplished alum and what he or she has done: Lorie Skjerven Gildea ’83 is the Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice. A UMM political science major, Gildea holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, from which she graduated in 1986. She has served as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court since 2006.
You might not realize: Powered by on-site wind turbines and a biomass facility, our campus frequently produces more power than it uses. It is unlikely that there is another place in the world where such a full array of clean, renewable energy production, research, demonstration, and educational platforms can be found. Individuals, organizations, and businesses in and around Morris are making a difference in the way Minnesotans live, leading the state and the nation by example.
www.morris.umn.edu • Morris (three hours from the twin cities metro) • 1-888-866-3382
University of St. Thomas
Total full-time enrollment: 10,839 total, undergraduate and graduate (fall 2010)
2011-12 undergraduate tuition: $31,504 (tuition for graduate and professional programs is charged on a per credit basis and varies based on selected program of study).
Our educational philosophy: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.
Unique programs: Center for Irish Studies: (one of only a few in the nation), master’s degree program in Catholic Studies (oldest such program in the country), Center for Ethical Business Cultures, and the National Institute for Health Policy.
We are distinctive because... of our tradition of student-centered experiences. We offer an intimate, small-college feeling while providing an education that benefits from a larger university structure.
www.stthomas.edu • St. Paul (and campuses in Minneapolis, Owatonna and Rome, Italy) • 651-962-5000
University of Minnesota Duluth
Our mission: Nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, UMD provides nearly 11,800 students with a world-class education. Faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and to making the campus a welcoming environment. Founded in 1895, UMD provides an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges. Active learning through internships, honors programs, research, and community service promotes the development of skills, critical thinking and maturity.
Taking the lead: We are a leader in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). UROPs provide opportunities for students to explore their fields of interest in a research situation and experience discoveries outside the classroom. In addition, the entire student body benefits as UROP students make presentations and discuss their projects with friends and classmates. Research engages students as they learn to state a problem, look for a solution, and then, defend that solution. While most UROPs are in the sciences and engineering, students come from all colleges, and undergraduates are matched to faculty scholars in nearly every field of knowledge.
At a glance: Our campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior. Undergraduate students can choose from 13 bachelor degrees in 78 majors. In addition to the two-year program at the school of medicine and a College of Pharmacy program, UMD offers graduate programs in 21 different fields, and participates in seven Ph.D. programs.
www.d.umn.edu • Duluth • 218-726-8000