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Total full-time enrollment: 295
Average class size: 14
Fall 2010 tuition: $485 per credit
Application deadline: Rolling
Unique programs: Surgical Technician and Limited Scope X-ray
We encourage our students to... be successful and believe in themselves.
Our school is unique because... it is all hands on. The students do not take any online courses, and all programs have externships.
Total full-time enrollment: 2,423
Average class size: 20
Fall 2010 tuition: $33,330
Visit dates: Ongoing Monday through Saturday for individual visits. Group dates: September 18, October 11, 21-22, November 15, 19, December 2, January 17, February 21, March 7, 14, and June 13
Most popular majors: Biology, business management, elementary education, music, and nursing
How is your school distinctive? Before graduation, over 80 percent of our students will have studied abroad. Many students choose to go overseas during January term, a one-month interim semester.
One more thing: Students attend Luther not just to gain a highly competitive education, but also to be a member of a community of faith and learning that will impact the rest of their lives.
Total full-time enrollment: 600
Average class size: 18
Fall 2010 tuition: $25,616
Application deadline: Rolling
Open house dates: October 22, 29, November 12, and February 19
Unique programs: Sustainable Community Development, Outdoor Education, and Environmental Science
We encourage our students to... take the time to visit a college they are considering. It will really help them find out if the fit is right.
Our school is unique because...we have been an environmental liberal arts college since 1971. Our environmental mission is a part of every academic program, from Business to Environmental Sciences to Outdoor Education.
One more thing: Northland’s location on the shores of Lake Superior and surround by a million acres of forest offers geology, biology, and ecology that are unusual and extraordinary.
Total full-time enrollment: 9,017
Average class size: 24 Student-teacher ratio: 20:1
Fall 2010 tuition: $8,100 Application deadline: Rolling
Open house dates: October 15, 21- 23, 28-29, November 13,
March 25-26, April 16, and 29
Unique programs: Plastics Engineering, Packaging, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Golf Enterprise Management, Professional Communication and Emerging Media
We encourage our students to... take advantage of all the opportunities an education at UW-Stout offers.
Our school is unique because... of our Polytechnic designation. UW-Stout is one of 38 polytechnic universities in the nation along with CalPoly, MIT, and VirginiaTech. Being a polytechnic university provides our students with the opportunity to: earn a degree from one of 58 career-focused degree programs, access an endless network of employer contacts, learn from industry experts in the classroom, laboratory, and the real world.
One more thing: all of our students receive a laptop as part of our e-scholar program.
Total full-time enrollment: 5,796 (undergraduate)
Average class size: 17 (undergraduate)
Fall 2010 tuition: $29,952 Application deadline: Rolling
Open house dates: Tours are offered daily, including Saturdays and evenings, with overnight visits and admissions events on October 21-22, November 13, March 10, and May 7
Unique programs: Center for Irish Studies: (one of 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 encourage our students to... broaden their St. Thomas experience beyond the classroom.
Our school is unique because... our students can experience an intimate small-college feeling with a focus on student-centered learning, within a larger, dynamic university structure in a metropolitan area.
One more thing: St. Thomas is in the midst of its largest building effort since the campus opened in 1885.
Total full-time enrollment: 80,000 (national)
Student-teacher ratio: 25-30 (national)
Fall 2010 tuition: $8,100 (tuition per semester – Undergrad degree programs)
Application deadline: Next session starts on August 29 with 8-week sessions
Open house dates: August 7 or the virtual open house is available at any time
Unique programs: Media Arts, Healthcare Technology, Business
We encourage our students to... prepare for the real challenges they’ll face in the workplace by bringing the real world into the classroom. And it works. More than 90 percent of DeVry graduates system-wide in the active job market are employed in their field of study within 6 months of graduation.Our school is unique because... we have over 90 campuses in 26 states across the country with an Edina and St. Louis Park campus in Minnesota.
One more thing: Founded in 1931, DeVry is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America.
Total full time enrollment: 1,076
Average class size: 19
Fall 2010 tuition: $7,932
Application deadline: February 1
Unique programs: Equine Science with a pre-vet option, Software Engineering, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, and Organizational Psychology. New programs added recently include Environmental Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Marketing. Six programs, including Business Management and Accounting, are available entirely online.
We encourage our students to... learn by doing.
Our school is unique because... our campus-wide focus on technology equips students with exceptional technology skills.
One more thing: Currently our student body represents 40 states and 25 countries.
Total full-time undergraduate enrollment: 1,343
Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
Fall 2010 tuition: $25,600
Application deadlines: Rolling
Open House Dates: Tours are offered daily and upcoming overnight visits are scheduled for October 10-11 and November 5-6
Top programs: Education, business, music, and sciences
We encourage our students to... get involved.
Our school is unique because... of our beautiful location and the high level of individualized attention the students receive from the professors.
One more thing: There’s something about Saint Mary’s that can’t be defined. Undergraduate students and alumni constantly tell us their time in Winona was the best four years of their lives. There is a caring and supportive community here that extends even beyond graduation.