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50-50 Profile: St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College campus

 

 

 

 

 

St. Olaf College-Private
Northfield, Minnesota
3,125 (all undergraduates)
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2012, 2013, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 59%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 83%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 87%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES
2013-14 Total Expenses: $53,100
Average Net Price 12-13: $26,915
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 9%
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5 Things to Know About Paying for College Before You Apply

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 710
SAT Math: 710
ACT: 31
The Truth About Scholarships

Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 24%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 33%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 99%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 20.1%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $13,319

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: No
Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?

Athletics
NCAA D3, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

St. Olaf College Athletic teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to consider St. Olaf College (learn more):
The Conversations (Great, American, Asian, Science)
Summer Research Program
Interim (January Term)
Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts
Service Leadership Scholarships
Center for Geophysical Studies of Ice and Climate
Collaborative Undergraduate Research Inquiry

50-50 Profile: Southwestern University

Southwestern University campus

 

 

 

 

 

Southwestern University-Private
Georgetown, Texas
1,535 (all undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?
2012, 2013, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 52%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 65%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 70%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES
2013-14 Total Expenses: $49,090
Average Net Price 12-13: $24,691
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 9%
Net Price Calculator
5 Things to Know About Paying for College Before You Apply

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 640
SAT Math: 640
ACT: 29
The Truth About Scholarships

Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 28%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: not reported
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 87%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 31.2%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $18,874

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?

Athletics
NCAA D3, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Southwestern University athletic teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to consider Southwestern University:
Paideia Program
The Catalyst Leadership Program
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
Environmentalist Abroad
The Writers Voice
King Creativity Fund
Shilling Lectures

Top Colleges for Business Majors

College of Business signWhich colleges are graduating the most students with majors in business excluding specialty schools?  I looked at schools with at least a 49% or better four-year graduation rate because “graduating” is an important part of this question. In terms of absolute numbers, the top 15 are pretty much large universities, almost all public universities with two exceptions, Indiana Wesleyan University and Bentley University.

Not surprisingly, these two universities are on the list of the top 15 institutions with the highest percentage of graduates with business majors.  These 15 colleges were all private and tended to be on the small size with Indiana Wesleyan University being the largest at just under 10,000 full-time undergraduates. The percentage of business majors ranged from 41% to 95% at Bentley University. Continue reading

50-50 Profile: Sewanee-The University of the South

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Sewanee The University of the South-Private
Sewanee, Tennessee
1,701 (1,620 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?
2012, 2013, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 60%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 74%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 78%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES
2013-14 Total Expenses: $49,700
Average Net Price 12-13: $25,994
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 0%
Net Price Calculator
5 Things to Know About Paying for College Before You Apply

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 670
SAT Math: 650
ACT: 30
The Truth About Scholarships

Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 34%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 39.5%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 93.9%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 20.5%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $9,984

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?

Athletics
NCAA D3, Southern Athletic Association

Sewanee the university of the south athletic teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to consider Sewanee The University of the South (learn more):
Located on 13,000 acres referred to as the Domain
Biehl International Research Fellowships
Sewanee Environmental Institute
Yale Directed Research Program
Theatre Semester in New York
Haiti Institute in Sewanee
Babson Center for Global Commerce
Environmental Residents
Center for Religion and Environment
Landscape Analysis Lab
Island Ecology Program
Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Russian Houses