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College Search Websites: College Navigator

College Navigator Website(You can see an updated evaluation of the College Navigator here.) The College Navigator website is part of the National Center for Education Statistics.  They are responsible for collecting all kinds of education related data including that in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The College Navigator is just the user-friendly way of accessing the IPEDS data. If you don’t like the user-friendly approach, you can access the data directly through the IPEDS Data Center. + Read More

50-50 Profile: Trinity University

Trinity University Campus

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity University-Private
San Antonio, TX
2,358 (2,161 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?
2012, 2013, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 64%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 72%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 81%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES
2014-15 Total Expenses: $50,550
Average Net Price 12-13: $26,013
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 23%
Net Price Calculator
5 Things to Know About Paying for College Before You Apply

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 690
SAT Math: 680
ACT: 31
The Truth About Scholarships

Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 29%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 42%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 99.2%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 49.6%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $19,506

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

Athletics
NCAA D3, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Trinity University Athletic Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to consider Trinity University (learn more):
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Research Fellowships
Sophomore Leadership Initiative
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Project for East Asian Studies
Languages Across the Curriculum
Mexico, The Americas, and Spain
Integrated Research in Biomathematics
Nobel Economists Lecture Series

Strength and Conditioning for Incoming College Freshman Student Athletes

male working outIf you read any books on college athletic recruiting, you’ll come across a section that discusses the biggest surprises to new college athletes coming from high school. I can’t think of a single one that doesn’t mention the dramatically harder strength and conditioning programs. In fact, I’m willing to bet it would come in first by a wide margin over anything else.

“Student-athletes we interviewed overwhelmingly reported that one of the hardest adjustments they had to make was in the level of physical endurance and fitness they were expected to meet to perform at the college level.” From Win a Sports Scholarship + Read More

50-50 Profile: Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University campus

 

 

 

 

 

Western Illinois University -Public
Macomb, Illinois
11,707 (9,873 undergraduates)
Does College Size Matter?
2012, 2013, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 59%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 29%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 51%
Why YOU Should Care About College Graduation Rates

FINANCES
Total Expenses In-State: $25,234
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $29,550
Average Net Price 12-13: $16,919
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 7%
Net Price Calculator
5 Things to Know About Paying for College Before You Apply

75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: na
SAT Math: na
ACT: 23
The Truth About Scholarships

COMMON DATA SET
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 72%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 74.1%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 60.1%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 4.1%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $3,172

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

Athletics
NCAA D1, Summit League

Western Illinois University athletic teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons to consider Western Illinois University (learn more):
Centennial Honors College
Graduation Guarantee
Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series
Institute for Applied Criminal Justice Studies
Institute for Environmental Studies
Center for the Application of Information Technologies
Integrated Baccalaureate and Masters Degree in Forensic Chemistry