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50-50 Profile: Hiram College

Hiram College campus

Hiram College-Private

Hiram, Ohio
1,122 (1,100 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?

Full ride scholarship available

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2015-16 Accepted: 58%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 57%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 62%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES

2015-16 Total Expenses: $44,787
Average Net Price 14-15: $23,517
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 8%
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5 Rules About Paying for College That Most Parents Don’t Know

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES

SAT RW: 640
SAT Math: 600
ACT: 27
The Truth About Scholarships

Common Data Set

Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 55%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 53%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 95%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 3.3%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $9,657

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

Athletics

NCAA D3, North Coast Athletic Conference

Hiram College athletic teams

Reasons to consider Hiram College (learn more):

Biomedical Humanities
Center for the Study of Nature and Society
Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities
Garfield Institute for Public Leadership
Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature
The Center for Scientific Engagement
Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship
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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

50-50 Profile: Illinois State University

Illinois State University campus

Illinois State University -Public

Normal, Illinois
20,760 (18,426 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?

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2015-16 Accepted: 88%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 46%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 68%
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FINANCES

Total Expenses In-State: $27,421
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $35,237
Average Net Price 14-15: $17,509
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 9%
Net Price Calculator
5 Rules About Paying for College That Most Parents Don’t Know

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES

SAT RW: na
SAT Math: na
ACT: 26
The Truth About Scholarships

COMMON DATA SET

Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: not reported
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 59%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 72%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 42.5%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $2,769

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

Athletics

NCAA D1, Missouri Valley Conference
Illinois State University athletic teams table

Reasons to consider Illinois State University:

Honors Program
University Scholars
Undergraduate Research Support Program
ISULeads
Center for Renewable Energy
Institute for Geospatial Analysis and Mapping
Center for Adoption Studies
Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services
Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis
Professional Sales Institute
Gamma Phi Circus
Applied Social Research Unit
Horticulture Center
University Farm
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