- Div 1
- nice campus
- No application deadlines
- SAT optional
- Old or new SAT – no use of writing component
- IB – 5s – 30
- Scholarships – 1300 SAT upwards
- Liz Atkins – Dean for International Admissions (?)
- Nadia, Vikki
- Originally South Jersey Law School
- 4.5k undergrads
- NCAA Div 3
- 4 schools – Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, Law School
- Public research institution
- SRAR – self-reported academic record
- Letters of Rec not reviewed
- $40k per year total
Penn – How are you going to use the spaces? What are you going to contribute to the world?
- E.g. developing algorithms to help in pediatric diagnostic
- Not the top GPA necessarily
Drexel – Business & Engineering
- 3 x 10 week classes
- art history
- Architecture & Interior Design
- Fashion Design
- All kinds of design, often nationally-ranked
- Media, screenwriting – Drexel LA
- Digital media
- Entertainment and Arts Mgt – media, tv – producing
- Music industry – production & business
- Dance major – education, PT, etc
- Founded 1891
- 14k undergrads. Average class size 19. 10-1 student to faculty ratio. 80 + majors
- Engineering & Business.
- Co-op employer – Google, Microsoft, MTV, J P Morgan
- Have to declare a major when apply. 10 week academic terms – need to be well-organised, hard-working
- 4 co-op option, 3 co-op option
- 300k students in this area. Vibrant academic community.
- 2 year residency program
- CSS Profile – important for international need-based financial aid
- Various co-op options – this is flexible
- Star program – summer research.
- Global scholars – full tuition scholarship. Drexel Global Scholars Program.
- Hard work – lots of exams
The College of New Jersey – IF ENGLISH IS A PROBLEM – Institute for ESL – State Uni Like a Liberal Arts
- Faculty mostly Ivy League
- incrsasing international students
- Media, Education
- Division 3.
- 6.5k undergrads.
- 21 average class size.
- 92% retention rate
- Communication, Business (Bloomberg Business week ranked as number 1), Education, Engineering, Humanities, Nursing Health Exercise Science
- Writing intensive
- SAT preferred but optional
- $45k total cost (merit scholarships 2.5 to 10k
- 65% admit rate – international admission results.
- Less than 1% international students
Drew University, Madison, NJ
- 55% admit rate
- Small-scale recruitment
- 1.5k undergrads – very small
- Average class size 17-1
- NYC semesters – 45 minutes transport. Go in 2 times a week. Go to station, get on train.
- Various possibilities in NY.
- 3 x off-campus experiences
- Interviews on website.
- NCAA Div 3. Scholarships from 10k to 20k.
- Need-based scholarships for international students.
- IB 33 plus – no need for SAT if IB.
- V small class sizes.
Fairleigh-Dickinson – EPFL in New Jersey!
- Florham, Madison, NJ & Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck NJ)
- Hospitality Managemenent
- Some courses specific to each campus.
- Dual programme – Rockstone, near Banbury
- Metropolitan – Division 1 – GPA typically above 3.0, tennis, 3.8. Strong emphasis on academics.
- Not too suburban, not too big
- Global Scholars Program
- UN Program
Manhattanville College – Castle – Smart – Mastercard Internships
- Geisler (Middlebury)
- Global and local – applied liberal arts, deep personal involvement faculty-students.
- 1 hour from NY and lots of multinational businesses in the area
- Possibility of research triangle
Sacred Heart – Fairfield, CT – Pleasant, Division 1, Social & Media, Business, RC. Wrestling.
- recruiting undergrads
- performing arts students who don’t want to major theatre
- Education Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Athletic Training, Business, English, Media
- Located between very privileged and unprivileged areas
- Communications Program – School of Communications and Media Arts – fast-growing
- Division 1 European students – soccer
- Athletics up and coming – North East Conference – Mid Major (Major) – Bryant, Boston College, BU, Fordham similar level
Sarah Lawrence – Liberal, Progressive, Performing Arts JJ Abrams.
- Inspired by John Dewey. Link to Vassar College.
- Student-led discussion – IB type of curriculum helpful.
- Academic model has not changed much.
- Independent research with faculty.
- Quiet, pastoral environment
- 1 on 1 tutorials, Oxbridge style
- Michelle (student) from Tampa – performing arts. Tommy – CT, Fairfield, Music, Literature etc.
- Lots of choice – open curriculum. Student-centered. 1 student and 1 teacher.
- Egalitarian community of scholars. 1st name terms.
- Faculty with research interests. Very responsive to student
- 1.4k students.
- Founder built a mansion for his wife Sarah Lawrence.
- Conservatory style performing arts
- Electronic music studio
- Creative expression is valuable work in college.
- Half of the credits can be taken in creative & performing arts
- 3 x seminars and 3 x research projects
- Not part of being admitted to the college. Strong curriculum, essay-writing. Then auditions for music ensembles etc.
- A particular student strength will be staffed appropriately at the NY Met, for example. Lessons and training.
- Typically the student wants BA but is dramatically talented.
- 70-30 female-male ratio. Not artificially engineered.
- 65-35 is average for small liberal arts college.
- Many students active in LGBT.
- Bright, confident, progressive, liberal students.
- Visual arts studios, screenwriting center. JJ Abrams. Top film program. Barbara Walters.
- Vera Long
- 40 acres
- Tommy – drawing, comic books. Learned loads, despite a strong background – questioning what he’d done before, pushing him into unfamiliar territory. Student-curated arts space. Pushing him to create funny and serious stuff.
Baruch, CUNY – NY for the Less Privileged
- Tools for Clear Speech
- 10% international.
- Diversity – socio-economic, nationality, religion
- Average class size – 30 students
- JP Morgan Chase, Santander, KPMG, Standard Chartered, UN
- 90% of internationals go to the Business School
- $15k (cf 40k, 50k elsewhere NY) but $39k total (all included)
- Guaranteed accommodation 1st year accommodation internationals
- Lots of clubs
- IB 34 points
- SAT 1250 average old system. 550 CR. 500 Math.
NYU – “DIFFERENT » STUDENTS – THEY DON’T FIT IN WHERE THEY ARE (US) – CREATIVE, INDEPENDENT, CITY IS THEIR CAMPUS. NO-ONE WILL CHECK UP ON THEM – ALREADY DOING PROFESSIONAL WORK IN DRAMA AND WRITING
- 63k applications
- 1st year often spent away – London, Paris, Florence, Washington DC
- Indicate willingness for this on application!
- $70k per year
- Financial aid from Bobbe F!
- Underrepresented majors are awarded scholarships at times.
- Tics School of Arts – Performance Studies (portfolio required) – all written – and Game Design
- Education Studies
- Education Theatre Major –
- Abu Dhabi – students who – like all NYU – want to make a difference in the Middle East. Funded by Crown Prince! Unparalleled facilities, internships, business and commerce possibilities in a developing market with not many students competing!
- Tisch – some professional training but not all – e.g. published play, summer programmes – e.g. Stage Door Manor – top 16 actors at camp
- Conservatory and academics. Writing in a local magazine.
- 10k applied to Tisch – 300 got in.
- Library – “text a librarian” 24-7 – answer within 3 minutes.
Barnard – High-Powered Intellectual Women
- 3 x letters of rec – 2 academic (core subjects) & 1 x letter of rec
- admit rate has gone from 36% a few years ago to 17% currenty
Fordham – Division 1 Sports, In NY but Sheltered. NY Enclave.
- select Arts & Science or Business
- Dance and Drama – v selective – must declare these majors up front
- pick college and campus
- Acceptance rate same across board – 45%
- School of Business more competitive
- Must apply to the college you intend to stay at
- No additional writing task
- SAT or ACT
- TOEFL or IELTS can be waived
- Business – Maths will be looked at more closely
- Keep the Common App essay AUTHENTIC – with errors corrected.
Rutgers – Friendly, Lively, Fun
- careers and internships
- 12 internship fairs per year – companies from NY City. Online search facility. Online résumé builder tool. Mock interviews.
- Networking – alumni mentoring – e.g. “Road to Wall Street »
- Lots of research possibilities.
- 100 majors, 8k courses, 200 grad programs.
- Liberal Arts example – Psychology Major, Italian Minor, Masters in Education.
- 120 credits to graduate over the 4 years. Core requirements – academic writing. All planned out beforehand (summer) Social science requirement – options within.
- IB – 5s, 6s, 7s. Grade trends.
- Online application – Rutgers Applications. Self-reported academic record. Official SAT scores.
- EA – November 1. Regular Action – December 1 if want to be eligible for scholarship.
July 2016 Rutgers session – Uni Georgia, Marquette Uni
- Georgia sends lots to Olympics.
- D1 v D2
- “If you’re not in top 80 in the world, not going to go to U Georgia”.
- If you go, you are supported
- Marquette – medium-sized. Jesuit. Big East conference.
- Men’s rowing
- How can se demonstrate your ability?
- NAIA – not the most competitive – and exists in Canada – e.g. UBC. More lenient on eligibility requirements. Credential evaluation service –
Canada – Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Quebec, Ontario, Canada West.
- academics important.
- Student-athlete is huge time commitment.
- Kid mjust make the contact
- Don’t send hours of video.
- Coaches not allowed to call back.
- DON’T send hours of testimonial.
NCAA vs. NAIA: Collegiate Sports in the US of A and Students’ Choices
20 November 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michelle Lewis, Carroll College Chair and Presenter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Scott, Texas Christian University, Presenter, email@example.com
Cathy Day, Carroll College, Virtual Presenter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Hazard, Texas Christian University, Virtual Presenter, email@example.com
Ike Ukaegbu, Texas Christian University, Virtual Presenter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
NAIA Guide for the Student Athlete
International Documents Required by Country
International Academic Published Standards
Directions for Submitting International Records
NAIA Monthly E-News for International Student Eligibility Center Updates
NAIA and NCAA Scholarship comparisons
Highly Selective International Admissions – Ruby Swarthmore, Sarah Vassar NY, Tanya Oberlin Ohio, Ryan Bowdoin (Maine), Kora (Wesleyan, CT)
- test averages may be similar but same student waitlisted or admitted at different institutions
- Academics important but not determining
- 1st gen? Socio-economic status? Gender? Financial aspects? Development? Legacy? Athletics?
- Small-medium liberal arts – space is an issue.
- USE BULLETS!
Public Universities Admissions – British Columbia, St Andrews, Oregon, Washington
- Public tend to be larger. Great variation in degree programs. Larger numbers – more opps
- Georgia, N Carolina and William & Mary claim oldest public uni.
- First uni created as federal land grant institution – Kansas
- State funding for research opportunities
- Top scholars
- Admissions – open enrollment (no requirements), competitive, selective.
- Pacemakers Minnesota, wetsuits – UCLA , insulin – Toronto, computers Iowa State and gatorade Florida – all invented at public universities
- Most need SATs. Only 30% need rec letters.
- Demonstrated interest not needed
- Test scores and academic grades most important
- Committee reviews only in exceptional cases – 75% of unis.
- Jan-March – decisions delivered to internationals
- Oregon – extra curio and special talents not considered for internationals. ILESTS sub-scores considered.
2017 fall application – 4 out of 8 questions. 350 words max.
- Leadership question – any kind of leadership.
- Creative side
- Greatest talent of skill