The Eden Prairie High School Counseling Department Presents

The Eden Prairie High School
Counseling Department
Thirteenth Annual On-site
Admissions Day
October 23, 2014
The Onsite Admissions Program will be held on October 23rd at Eden Prairie High School. This is an
exciting opportunity for you to apply to a maximum of two colleges and be accepted on this
day. This booklet contains information about all of the participating colleges. Application
information and check lists for the colleges will be available in the Career Resource Center
(CRC) once school begins.
The Onsite Admissions Day is a service that provides structure and may reduce the anxiety that
could accompany the college search and application process. Many of the colleges
participating on this day are willing to adjust their usual admission practices and will admit EPHS
students based simply on their ACT scores and GPA. Every senior, regardless of their GPA or test
scores, can be accepted to a college on this day.
It is important to note two things: 1. Colleges raise the bar for this day. So, even if you do not
meet the criteria the college has set, you are encouraged to apply the traditional way. 2. Even
though you may be accepted to a college on this date, you are not obligated to attend this
college and may spend time applying to other, non-participating, colleges.
How do you participate in Onsite Admissions Day?
1. Review the list of participating colleges and onsite admission requirements in this booklet.
2. If you meet the minimum requirements for onsite admissions, pick up a checklist in the
CRC in September.
3. Complete the application process as instructed on the checklist.
4. Request a copy of your transcript and schedule from Student Center South for a fee of
three dollars.
5. Return the completed checklist and materials to the counselors in the Student Center
East on October 7th or 8th from 7:30-3:30 and sign up for an October 23rd appointment
with your chosen college(s).
List of Participating Colleges (and pages):
Augsburg College…p.3
Bemidji State University …p.3
Bethel University…p.4
College of St. Benedict…p.5
DePaul University…p.5
Drake University…p.6
Gustavus Adolphus College…p.7
Hamline University…p.7
Hennepin Technical College…p.8
Iowa State University…p.9
Michigan State University…p.10
Michigan Technological
Minnesota State UniversityMankato…p.11
Normandale Community
North Dakota State College of
North Dakota State
South Dakota State
St. Cloud State University…p.15
St. John’s University…p.5
University of Iowa….p.16
University of Kansas…p.17
University of Minnesota, Duluth…p.17
University of Missouri, Columbia…p.18
University of Nebraska, Lincoln…p.18
University of North Dakota…p.19
University of St. Thomas…p.19
University of South Dakota…p.20
University of Wisconsin, River
University of Wisconsin, Stout…p.21
Western State Colorado
Winona State University…p.23
On-Site Colleges’ Minimum Admission Requirements
October 23, 2014
By graduation, students applying onsite on October 23rd to four-year colleges, will need
to have completed 4 years of English, 4 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Math through
Algebra 2, 3 years of Science, 1 year of Fine or Applied Arts, and 2 years of a single World
If you meet the minimum requirements for the following Colleges, you may apply to a
maximum of two.
Augsburg College
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 23 or higher
GPA of 3.3 or higher
What’s an Auggie? Even before you come to Augsburg, you may know you’re an Auggie.
Why? Because you value your education and strive to succeed. You may love living and learning
in the city. Perhaps you volunteer and serve in your community, and you are working to make a
difference in the world.
Set in a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College is a four-year,
private, liberal arts college, that offers more than 50 undergraduate majors to 2,100 undergraduate
students. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience.
Auggies come from 42 states and 40 countries. They represent different racial and cultural
backgrounds. They all have various ways of thinking, being, and doing.
But Auggies have one thing in common: they use their educational experiences—from first-year
courses to internships, study abroad, research, community service—to the fullest. Guided by the
faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg students leave informed citizens, thoughtful
stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.
How will an Augsburg College education distinguish you?
Augsburg was named to the Chronicle of Higher Education list of top Fulbright producing
schools with multiple Fulbright awardees every year since 2008.
Auggies have received the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the Rotary scholarship, the
Gilman scholarship and the Udall scholarship.
Our first Rhodes Scholar was Brian Krohn ’08, a chemistry major who studied environmental
change management at Oxford University.
In 2010, Augsburg was one of six colleges in the nation named to the Presidential Honor
Roll for Community Service. We are the only college in Minnesota to ever receive this
Augsburg has been named one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges by The Princeton
Bemidji State University
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21 or higher
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Students from across Minnesota and around the globe thrive in a community that celebrates
innovation and cherishes tradition. They pursue excellence in the arts, sciences, and professionsbased study. As graduates begin their careers and seek advanced degrees, they find the choice
to attend BSU was one of their best decisions ever.
BSU is a university in the pines, situated on the shores of Lake Bemidji in northern Minnesota. The
lake’s 6,400 acres are a recreational playground, a scientific laboratory, and an unforgettable
backdrop for one of life’s most important chapters.
5,000 undergraduate students
23:1 student to faculty ratio
Largest Programs: Business Administration, Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Psychology,
Biology, and Social Work
Unique Programs: Design Technology, Creative & Professional Writing, Musical Performance,
Indian Studies, and Aquatic Biology (Fisheries)
Bethel University
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21or higher
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Bethel University: Christ-Centered Education
Bethel University is a campus of intellectual, diligent and communal learners who seek to honor
God with their studies and their lives. Bethel was founded in 1871 as a Baptist Seminary, and it has
grown tremendously since then to incorporate 62 majors, a Master’s program and a PhD program.
Among Bethel’s top majors are Business (with 6 emphases), Communication, Nursing & Pre-Medical
Science, Education and Psychology. Our academic programs incorporate small class sizes,
intentional relationships with professors, consistent feedback, overwhelming internship opportunities
in the Twin Cities, and a notable 4-year graduation rate.
While the academics are impressive, Bethel also provides opportunities to: get involved in
community outreach through Twin Cities Outreach (TCO); study abroad through one of our 50+
programs (Bethel was ranked 7th in the nation for its study abroad program last year); enjoy
corporate worship at our weekly chapel services; grow in their faith through dorm-led Bible studies;
meet prominent leaders from Compassion International, The King Center, etc.; and play on one of
our 18 varsity men’s and women’s sports teams.
Bethel is located in Arden Hills, just 15 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis. This means that
Bethel is close enough to the city to accommodate internships, volunteer opportunities, and
community activities such as Twins games. It also means that Bethel is removed enough from the
city to enjoy a lakeside view, 270 acres of forested trails and a serene learning environment. Our
student activities committee is dedicated to building community – both on campus and off
campus. Whether students are critiquing foreign films, having lunch with CEO’s, participating in
“Bethel American Idol” or playing broomball, they are connecting with each other and enjoying
fellowship with Christ. We aim to be a campus that continually pursues Godly character, rigorous
academics and intentional community.
Some fun facts:
Average incoming ACT score: 26
Average incoming GPA: 3.5
80% acceptance rate
Campus size: 2,800 undergraduate students
Bethel awards scholarships for academics, music, art, theater, forensics, leadership and more
91% of Bethel’s students receive scholarships and/or grants!
80% of our students graduate in four years
Since 1972, Bethel has been adding onto its campus every 18 months. Recently, we added a new
Nursing lab and Brushaber Commons.
Our next potential project is a fitness center with weight machines, cardio equipment and labs for
Human Kinetics & Applies Health Sciences (HAS) students
Chapel is held three times a week (not mandatory); we also host a Vespers worship service on
Sunday evenings – a popular event for both the Bethel community and its neighbors
College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 23 or higher
G.P.A.: 3.4
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Middle 50% ACT: 23-28
Middle 50% GPA: 3-4-3.9
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John's University (SJU) are two of the top three
Catholic institutions among the nation's most selective liberal arts colleges. Through our unique
partnership, the schools share an academic curriculum, offer 60 areas of study, and have identical
degree requirements. Students attend classes and participate in activities together on both
campuses. This integrated learning experience combines a challenging academic program with
extensive opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and
cultural and athletic involvement. The combined enrollment of more than 3,900 students makes
CSB/SJU the largest of the nation's liberal arts colleges.
The colleges are located on 3,700 amazing acres of woods and lakes, which include 15
miles of hiking trails, a private beach and plenty of room to roam.
More than 90% of CSB/SJU graduates earn their degree in four years.
All CSB/SJU graduates participate in an internship, independent research, or other
experiential learning activity.
Student to faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 21.
Through a four-year residential program, nearly all students live on campus.
Students can join any of 85 clubs and organizations, many of whom are responsible for
programming a variety of activities that keep students on campus through the weekends on a
regular basis.
CSB/SJU are members of the NCAA Division III and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic
Students annually take advantage of 18 music performance groups, multiple theater
productions and exceptional majors in art, music and theater.
U.S. News ranks CSB/SJU among the 20 most popular colleges in the nation and recently
named CSB among a select group of "Up and Coming Colleges."
CSB/SJU are ranked second in the nation for the number of students who participate in
international study.
DePaul University
 ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21
 G.P.A: 3.0 or higher (consistent or upward grade trends, no Ds, Fs or NCs in junior year)
Note: We will not be able to review applications for the School of Music or The Theatre School at
the On-Site because of the interview and/or audition requirements for those programs. If you are
interested in one of those programs, please apply through the traditional process. Applications to
the School of Music are due by December 1 st and applications to The Theatre School are due by
January 15th. In addition, DePaul has implemented a test-optional policy for students applying for
freshman admission. You can choose to apply with or without ACT or SAT scores. If you choose to
apply test-optional, you are required to submit answers to several short essay questions and will
need to apply through our traditional Early Action or Regular Notification deadlines. Test-optional
applications will not be considered at the On-Site.
DePaul University is the largest private, Catholic institution in America, founded by the Vincentian
Order in 1898. Located in Chicago, it is an urban university reflecting a wide diversity of ethnic,
religious, and economic backgrounds among its students. In fact, the Princeton Review has
ranked DePaul as one of the top 10 schools in the “Most Diverse Student Population” category for
the past 7 years. Chicago is an integral part of the educational, cultural, and social experience at
DePaul. DePaul students have access to and take advantage of world-class theatre, music
performances and concerts, renowned museums, sports events and numerous cultural festivals
that the city has to offer in addition to the 280 on-campus organizations and our 13 Division I
athletic teams, which compete in the Big East Conference.
Approximately 16,200 undergraduate students attend DePaul, majoring in over 200 different areas
of study in our 8 colleges (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and
Health, Driehaus College of Business, College of Education, College of Computing and Digital
Media, College of Communication, School of Music, and The Theatre School). Despite a relatively
large student population, small class sizes and personal attention are a primary focus as student
faculty ratio is 17 to 1, and 98% of all undergraduate classes have fewer than 50 students. A
DePaul education is grounded in the philosophy of holistic education, in which students learn
through their experience inside and outside of the classroom. Embracing a comprehensive
“learning by doing” approach, DePaul brings classroom theory to life through work-study programs,
internships, and community service.
Recent Awards:
-Named by Careers and Colleges as one of the 12 colleges that offer a top education at less-thanIvy-League costs.
-Profiled in The Princeton Review’s book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with
Outstanding Community Involvement, because of our record of having excellent service-learning
programs and blending academics with community work.
-One of the 163 colleges recognized as a Best Midwestern College named by The Princeton
-One of the "Schools with the Most Beautiful Campus in an Urban Setting" according to Kaplan
Publishing's The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider's Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges
Our early action deadline (non-binding) for admission is November 15th (these students are given
the highest consideration for merit scholarships), and our regular deadline is February 1 st. In 2012,
the average GPA for admitted freshmen was a 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, and the middle 50% of admitted
students scored between a 23 and a 28 on the ACT. Please visit to learn more.
Drake University
ACT (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 25 or higher
GPA of 3.5 or higher
Note: Students wishing to apply for admission to the Pre-Pharmacy program are not eligible to
apply through the on-site program. These applications and supporting documents must be
submitted to campus by December 1, 2014.
Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa is a collaborative educational community of individuals
pushing boundaries, raising standards, gaining knowledge and bettering their world. It is more than
just a great education. It’s about being transformed by an experience.
At Drake, an exceptional education is just the beginning. Whether it’s in a lab, an internship, or a
service project, students learn by doing. U.S News & World Report magazine has consistently
named Drake one of the top educational institutions in the Midwest, as well as a “best value.” In
addition, Drake is listed in Kiplinger’s “100 Best Values in Private Colleges”. Drake faculty members
are extraordinary professionals who strive not only to teach but to inspire students. You’ll learn from
expert faculty whose top priority is your education. No classes are taught by teaching assistants or
graduate students. Drake’s small class sizes and student-faculty ratio of 12:1 ensure a more
involved and flexible learning community. Faculty members engage themselves with each
individual student – both in the classroom as teachers and out of the classroom as mentors.
Students are empowered to become more involved, to think critically and independently, and to
collaborate and learn with their peers.
Drake offers more than 70 undergraduate programs across 5 undergraduate colleges and schools:
College of Arts and Sciences including the School of Fine Arts
College of Business and Public Administration
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
School of Education
Drake’s unique general education curriculum will allow you to customize your education so that
you can enhance your academic focus and pursue your interests at the same time.
Drake is large enough to offer a wide variety of campus activities, yet small enough that you can
actually take advantage of the array of experiences. You can choose to participate in more than
160 clubs and social organizations ranging from student government to professional societies and
intramural sports.
Drake offers substantial opportunities for internships and other kinds of experiential learning. The
success of Drake’s hands-on approach speaks for itself – nearly all Drake graduates (97.6% in 20122013) find career employment or enter the graduate and professional school of their choice within
six months of receiving their degrees.
Gustavus Adolphus College
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 26 or higher
 G.P.A: 3.6 or higher
As one of the 22 Best Buy private colleges and universities in the U.S. by The Fiske Guide to Colleges,
Gustavus is an option for all students. Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college
committed to the ideals of excellence, community, justice, service, and faith. The interplay of these
ideals guides us in our educational endeavors making Gustavus a unique place to learn and live.
Around 2500 full-time, undergraduate, residential students call Gustavus home
The college is listed as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction by Student Horizons
Our campus is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, 65 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul in
the beautiful Minnesota River Valley
66 majors and 15 pre-professional programs are offered so you have the freedom to
change your major more than once
January Term provides time for intensive study of a single subject, touring with a musical
group, studying abroad, participating in a research project, and career exploration
through an off-campus internship
25 NCAA III varsity athletic teams, 35 music ensembles, and over 110 student organizations
will keep your schedule full
An average size of 15 students is ideal for discussion-oriented classes
Over 100 students present academic research in an off-campus forum and an average of
38 students present annually at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research
The Institute of International Education ranks Gustavus among the “top 10 baccalaureate
institutions” for the number of students who study abroad (over 50%)
(Note for students not applying to Gustavus through the On-Site program: Gustavus is a testoptional school and while they encourage students to take the ACT or SAT, applicants are not
required to submit their score if they don’t feel it reflects their GPA. Test-optional students are
encourage to have a 3.7 GPA or higher. All students applying through the On-Site must submit a
test score.)
Hamline University
ACT: (or SAT critical reading/math equivalent) of 24 or higher
GPA: 3.4 or higher
Hamline University, founded in 1854, is Minnesota’s first university. Today, Hamline is a nationallyranked comprehensive university with about 5,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts, School of
Business, School of Education, School of Law, and creative writing programs. Located in Saint Paul,
Hamline’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the
development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership,
scholarship, and service.
Undergraduate information at a glance:
Academic Excellence: Ranked 11th among 147 Midwestern universities in its class,
according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2014). No other
Minnesota school ranks higher.
Social Justice: Just over 2,000 undergraduates logged 53,000 hours of service last year! 4
service-related spring break trips in 2014 sent students all over the country to serve others.
Study Abroad: Options include one-month programs, one semester, full academic year, or
summer programs.
Hands-on Learning: 100% of Hamline students complete an internship, collaborative or
field-based research, and/or a service-learning project. These experiences help students
connect with professionals in their field. Internships often lead to full-time employment
upon graduation.
NCUR: Hamline sends one of the largest delegations to the National Conference on
Undergraduate Research annually; 43 students were selected and attended in April 2014.
Diversity: 2,140 undergraduate degree-seeking students from 41 states and 33 countries,
including 25% students of color (26% in the first year class) and 2% international students.
After Graduation: Hamline makes the list of U.S. colleges and universities that have
produced the most U.S. Fulbright Fellows. Twenty-six graduates have won Fulbright
fellowships in the past 20 years to teach and study around the world.
Small Classes: Median class size is 22; student-faculty ratio is 13:1.
Athletics: Belongs to the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
and fields 19 teams for men and women.
Affordable: Competitive financial aid packages make Hamline affordable. 96% of families
receive aid (grants, loans, work-study, etc.) and 92% of families receive Hamline grants
and/or scholarship aid, either need- or merit-based. Our average financial aid package
last year was over $28,000.
 The Hamline Assurance: First-year students at Hamline University may enter into a
partnership with the institution to ensure completion of their bachelor’s degree within four
years. This could represent a potential savings to you of $40,000 to $60,000 in tuition and
lost income. Should Hamline fail to meet its responsibilities and provided the student
fulfilled her/his responsibilities, the university will provide the additional course or courses
needed to complete the degree in the following academic year--at no additional tuition
cost. Fees and room and board are not included.
Questions? Contact an admission counselor at the Office of Undergraduate Admission @
651-523-2207 or [email protected]
Hennepin Technical College
Successful completion of Eden Prairie High School’s graduation requirements
Hennepin Technical College is a two-year state college. The mission of the college is to provide
“Education for Employment.” As a technical college, the main focus of our education is “hands-on
training.” Our students spend about 30% of their time in classroom setting, and about 70% of their
time in a lab environment where they receive practical experience in the area they are studying.
At Hennepin Technical College, we offer over 45 different programs for students from which to
Some examples of unique/popular programs are the following:
Audio Production, Photography, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Dental Assistant, Computer Careers,
Accounting, Carpentry, Cabinetmaking, HVAC, Architectural Technology, Fluid Power, Automation
Robotics Engineering, Auto Mechanics, Small Engines, Auto Body, Child Development, Fire
Protection and Emergency Medical Services.
We offer Certificates, Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Associate of Applied Science Degrees in
almost all of our programs. If a student completes a two-year AS or AAS Degree from Hennepin
Technical College, there are a number of opportunities to transfer to a four-year college/university
and receive a Bachelor’s Degree in just two additional years. We require students to complete our
Placement Testing, which consists of basic reading, writing, math and computer literacy
assessments. The test results will indicate to us what the appropriate level coursework is for each
individual. The testing is completed at one of our campuses and is not pass/fail.
Iowa State University
A Regent Admission Index (RAI) score will be calculated for each applicant, based on the
following equation:
(2 x ACT composite score)
+ (20 x high school GPA)
+ (5 x number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas through senior year)
Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite
equivalents; high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses
completed in the core subject areas (English, Math, Science, Social Science and Foreign
Language) is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study. Students must also have 2 of
the 3 following science courses: Biology, Physics, & Chemistry.
Applicants who achieve at least a 200 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course
requirements will be offered admission. Applicants who achieve less than a 200 RAI score and who
meet the minimum high school course requirements may also be offered admission, but should
send their applications to ISU traditionally through the East Student Center. Those applications will
be reviewed on an individual basis. Additional information can be found online:
At Iowa State University, you will have the opportunity to pursue your career dreams while you're
meeting people from all over the world, participating in clubs and organizations you didn't know
existed, and enjoying the excitement of a Big 12 College Campus. With over 100 programs of
study to choose from and over 800 clubs and organizations, you won't be disappointed.
If you are dreaming about studying abroad, Iowa State is for you! If you are dreaming about
leading a political organization, Iowa State is for you! If you are dreaming about doing an
internship that pays well and prepares you for a professional career, Iowa State is for you! You're
only limited by your imagination when you choose Iowa State.
Iowa State's nearly 2,000-acre, park-like campus includes more than 160 buildings, many of which
are included on the National Register of Historic Places. The Stanton Memorial Carillon bells are
housed in the Campanile, perhaps Iowa State's best-known landmark. Iowa State is located in
Ames, Iowa, ranked as the second most livable small city in the nation by the New Rating Guide to
Life in America's Small Cities. Ames is 30 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa's state capital and largest
population center and an easy three-hour drive south from the Twin Cities on I-35.
Michigan State University
ACT with Writing: 23 or higher ( or SAT math/reading equivalent)
G.P.A: 3.4 or higher
Facts at a Glance
Fall 2012 enrollment: 47,954 total: 36,675 undergraduate
Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
Number of undergraduate majors: 200
Top majors: advertising, business, biological and life sciences, communications, education,
engineering and engineering technologies, finance, history, hospitality business, marketing, social
Average ACT: middle 50 percent range 23-28
Average SAT: 1020-1240
Average GPA: middle 50 percent range 3.4-3.8
Acceptance rate: 74 percent
Michigan State University, the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution, is a dynamic community with
a rich history of providing educational opportunities to undergraduates of diverse interests and
backgrounds. The university boasts more than 36,000 undergraduate students, 200 undergraduate
majors, more than 3,000 faculty members, and a developed campus of 5,200 acres. Despite the
numbers, you will have the access and attention that you might expect from institutions a fraction
of our size. Far from intimidating, our size means opportunity, excellence, excitement, and diversity.
At MSU, your undergraduate education is our primary mission. Eighty percent of our students are
pursuing bachelor’s degrees, the highest percentage of any Big Ten university. Your educational
experience will be shared with students representing many social and economic backgrounds.
Approximately 7,400 students (more than 16 percent of the student body) are students of color,
and international students make up more than 9 percent of our enrollment.
More than 88 percent of our faculty holds the highest degrees awarded in their fields. Their expert
instruction and personal attention will help you make the transition to college-level work and lay
the foundation for a rewarding career. At MSU, you will work directly with nationally and
internationally renowned experts from your first semester to your last.
Visit to learn more about Michigan State University. Visitors are welcome
on campus throughout the year. Call the Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332 or e-mail
[email protected] for more information.
Michigan Technological University
ACT: 27 or higher (SAT math/reading equivalent)
G.P.A: 3.0 or higher
Michigan Technological University is where crazy and smart combine--giving students incredible
opportunities that result in impressive outcomes.
- 30-foot tall snow statues, human ice bowling, broomball, and our own ski and snowboard hill
- 220+ student clubs and organizations
- 350 companies on campus each year recruiting for co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs
- Small classes with professors who know you by name
- 95 percent placement with the tenth-highest starting salaries in the country among public
- Undergraduate research, hands-on Enterprise programs, study abroad, and accelerated Master's
Michigan Tech is a top public research university that prepares students to create the future in
more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources;
computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical, and environmental sciences; arts;
humanities; and social sciences.
Undergraduate students have early access to labs and equipment and learn from professors
starting their first year. Opportunities exist for undergraduate research with faculty members, realworld experience on corporate-sponsored projects through our Enterprise and Senior Design
programs, international leadership programs, and adventure in the classroom and beyond.
Our 7,000 students live and learn on our residential campus in Houghton, Michigan--just 7 hours
from the Twin Cities. Located in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, students have unparalleled
access to miles of lakeshore and kilometers of trails for hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing. Through the
Experience Tech program, students have unlimited access to our own Mont Ripley for downhill
skiing and snowboarding, varsity athletic games (including Division I men's ice hockey), intramural
sports, visual and performing arts events, Portage Lake golf course, and more. On average, our
students have an eight- to ten-hour drive to campus which creates a family-like atmosphere
between students on campus--one of the safest in the country. With over 220 student
organizations, there is always something to do and people to hang out with.
Over 350 companies--many from the Twin Cities and Wisconsin--visit campus each year to recruit
students for co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs. Students have a 95 percent placement rate with
average starting salaries of $56,000. Students wishing to pursue graduate studies are accepted at
top schools across the country.
Minnesota students with an ACT composite of 27 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of a
3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) automatically receive the National Scholars of Excellence scholarship valued
at $12,500 per year--$50,000 over four years (eight semesters) of study. Students who don't meet this
criteria are automatically considered for annual awards of $10,000 and $7,000. Other financial aid,
including need-based aid, is available and is awarded based on results from the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More than 91 percent of Michigan Tech students receive financial
Minnesota State University, Mankato
ACT (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21 or higher
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Minnesota State University, Mankato offers new perspectives, skills, and opportunities. Our
committed faculty challenge students to high levels of thought by offering applied research in a
diverse academic and cultural environment. More than 150 programs of study focus on learning,
research, and student involvement to develop strong, capable graduates who build successful
careers. At Minnesota State Mankato, students receive the support they need to succeed.
Examples of programs and services designed for student success include:
Office of New Student and Family Programs introduces students to the university
community, provides academic advising, and serves as a resource for first year students
and families.
Learning Communities are a great opportunity to live with students who share a common
academic goal.
Office of Institutional Diversity and Multicultural Affairs offer programs and events for
students developing in a multicultural society.
The Center for Academic Success offers free tutoring, academic support, and workshops
to help build skills in areas such as time management, test taking strategies, and study skills.
The Career Development Center offers services and resources which assist students and
graduates with career planning and the search for employment.
Student Financial Services helps students understand and plan for their financial situation
and the cost of attending college.
Disability Services ensures equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to
programs and activities offered by Minnesota State Mankato.
Outside the classroom, Minnesota State Mankato offers a wide variety of student organizations
such as club teams and intramurals, IMPACT team, fraternities and sororities, special interest groups,
music ensembles, religious organizations, multicultural organizations, and much more.
For more information, visit
Normandale Community College
Successful completion of Eden Prairie High School’s graduation requirements
ACT/SAT are not required, but may be used to waive placement testing.
Why choose Normandale?
Quality education … Our faculty is experienced and dedicated to helping you reach your goal.
We offer a broad range of degrees that will enable you to further your education at a 4-year
college or university or become prepared to enter a new career after graduation.
Exceptional value … Finish the first two years of your education at Normandale and you will save
huge sums of money while not compromising your education or the transferability of your credits.
Credits that transfer … Normandale’s credits transfer to public and private schools in Minnesota
and across the country. If you have questions about the transferability of a class to a specific
program, check with your Normandale counselor or the counselor in the other school.
Facts about Normandale
Enrollment: 14,693 credit students, 3,987 non-credit students
Female: 55%
Male: 45%
Students of color: 33.8%
Average class size: 28
Admit rate: 100%
Cost of Normandale 2014-2015 (Resident Tuition Rate)
Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies:
$ 5,694 (189.80/credit and based off going 30 credits/year)
$ 1,500
$ 7,194
North Dakota State College of Science
 Successful completion of Eden Prairie High School’s graduation requirements
Here are the reasons you belong at NDSCS!
Whatever your interests may be, NDSCS is a great place to begin your education and to get your
mind – and your hands – around learning. Experience real world situations in every classroom and
lab with an outstanding, knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff.
Founded in 1903
Second Oldest 2-year college in the country
3066 students on campus
80+ academic options
13:1 student to faculty ratio
Hands on learning
State of the art equipment
Majors in the areas of: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Building
Construction; Business, Finance, Management and Marketing; Education and Training;
Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law,
Public Safety, Corrections and Security; Liberal Arts; Manufacturing; Science Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and, Transportation (Auto, Diesel, Power Sports, etc)
Academic Services
Study groups
Mildred Johnson Library
Academic Advising and Counseling
First Year Experience
Co-ops and Internships
Accessibility Services
Career Services
99% Placement Rate!
Comprehensive Fee: $10,709
Breakdown - - Tuition and Fees: $4325; Room and Board: $5384; Books and Supplies: $1000
Financial Aid
Life as a Wildcat
When it’s time to close the books and take a break, students get involved, are active and
have fun! There’s something for everyone at NDSCS!
Campus activities and events
Student Clubs and Organizations
Performing Arts
Dances, Karaoke and Bingo nights
Video Games, darts, and pool
…so much more!
Wildcat Athletics
5 Intercollegiate teams: Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and Softball
Your Wellness
Top-notch fitness & wellness facilities
Weight room
Racquetball Courts
8 Intramural Leagues
Life In The Dorms
Are you ready to experience life in the dorms?
6 Residence Halls
3 Apartment Complexes
Honors Housing!
Campus Dining
Flickertail Dining Room serves traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner meals
Campus Connection is a quick service restaurant offering Wildcat pizza, burgers, grab and go
salads and sandwiches, beverages and more!
North Dakota State University
Cumulative High School Grade Point Average of 2.50 or higher
ACT composite score of 21 or higher OR SAT of 970 (math and reading) or higher
Completion of the following course work prior to high school graduation:
4 years of English
3 years of mathematics (at the level of algebra 1 and above)
3 years of laboratory science
3 years of social science
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university,
ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private
universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research
Activity," with several programs ranked in the Top 100 by the National Science Foundation.
NDSU is a public institution with an enrollment of approximately 14,400 students from 46 states and
84 countries who choose from more than 100 majors in eight academic units. We have 700 highly
qualified faculty; 76 percent have the highest degrees in their fields. Students will benefit from the
18:1 student to faculty ratio through individual interaction with faculty and staff. With a
metropolitan area population of about 190,000, the Fargo-Moorhead community offers you movie
theaters, shopping, concerts and shows at the Fargo Dome. The F-M area is friendly, safe and easy
to get around. The community consistently appears on national lists of best places to live and is
noted for its safety, health care, recreation, job opportunities and economic development.
South Dakota State University
ACT of 18 or higher (or SAT math/reading of 870 or higher)
GPA of 2.6 or higher (with at least a 2.0 in your core courses)
South Dakota State University—located in Brookings, SD—was founded in 1881 and is the state’s
land-grant institution. With an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, SDSU is South Dakota’s largest
university and offers nearly 175 majors and minors from seven academic colleges, so that you can
find the program that’s right for you! The average class size at SDSU is between 25-30, which allows
you the opportunity to interact closely with other students as well as receive individual guidance
from your professors.
You’ll never be bored at South Dakota State! Aside from academics, SDSU also has more than 200
student activities and organizations to give you yet another great outlet for meeting new people.
Each year, SDSU awards thousands of scholarships to new students based on numerous factors,
including GPA, ACT scores, extracurricular activities, leadership and community involvement. In
addition, SDSU’s Jackrabbit Guarantee scholarship program promises a minimum of $1,000 per year
for up to four years to any new student who scores a 24 or higher on the ACT.
South Dakota’s largest university (endless opportunities)
Approximately 13,000 students from 50 states and 45 international countries (diversity)
18:1 student to faculty ratio (individual attention)
70% of the faculty hold a doctorate degree (top-notch instruction)
Participate in Broom Hockey or any one of our 20+ intramural programs – More than 6,000
students do each year!
Join the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, which has performed during the Rose Bowl
Parade in Pasadena two times.
Explore your major and all it has to offer through numerous departmental associations and
honors societies
Plan Hobo Day – SDSU’s homecoming celebration—as a member of the University Program
Interested? Find out more! For more information about what SDSU has to offer you or to set up a
campus visit, check out our Web site at or call 1-800-952-3541.
St. Cloud State University
ACT (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21 or higher
 GPA of 2.75
GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT or SAT score
St. Cloud State University is the second largest university in Minnesota, with a student enrollment of
18,000. Students discover higher quality of education this mid-size university, in a setting that is able
to offer an abundance of opportunities that aim to enhance student’s education, while providing
the advantages and personal touch of a smaller campus. SCSU offers over 200 options for majors,
minors and pre-professional programs. Majors are nationally recognized for the quality of faculty,
curriculum, equipment, and alumni. The student to teacher ratio is 19:1, with average class size of
27 students in a classroom. SCSU's student body joins together students from all over the world.
Currently, 48 states and 84 countries are represented, and each year approximately 1,100
international students study at our campus.
Please note, the 21+ ACT requirement is for participation in the EPHS On Site Admissions Program
only, it is not our standard admissions requirement.
Students NOT applying during the On-Site Day will be considered for admission through a
comprehensive review of their application, which uses a combination of high school rank, GPA,
curriculum, test scores and other indicators of academic performance and potential. The
academic record is most important. The committee will give the greatest weight to performance in
college preparation classes, and the strength of a student's curriculum. Other criteria that may be
considered are extra-curricular and community activities, school profile, and grade trends.
Personal statements and recommendations are optional, but will be considered when submitted.
University of Iowa
A Regent Admission Index (RAI) score will be calculated for each applicant, based on the
following equation for this day only:
(2 x ACT composite score)
+ (20 x high school GPA)
+ (5 x number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas through senior year)
Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite
equivalents; high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses
completed in the core subject areas (English, Math, Science, Social Science and World Language)
is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study.
Applicants who achieve at least a 200 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course
requirements will be offered admission through the EPHS Onsite Admissions Day. Applicants who do
not meet the above requirements for this day may still be considered for admission through our
standard application process. Additional information can be found online:
The University of Iowa is home to over 200 areas of study and 500 student clubs and organizations.
With just over 30,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research
universities and one of the smallest institutions in the Big Ten Conference. It is home to one of the
nation’s largest academic medical center (University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics), the pioneering
Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and is located in one of the seven UNESCO Cities of Literature (and the
only one in the western hemisphere)!
The University of Iowa is home to 11 Academic Colleges. The Tippie College of Business ranks 21st
amongst all Public Universities and is built on the principles of integrity, innovation, and impact.
Students can be admitted directly into the College of Engineering from high school and
experience a supportive and collaborative community. You will experience personal attention
within your Engineering at Iowa education and can take advantage of endless opportunities for
exploring your interests, developing your career, and having a remarkable college experience.
Renowned faculty, advanced clinical experiences and a tradition of innovative leadership have
led to the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing ranking as one of the best nursing programs in the
Many opportunities outside of the classroom await students at The University of Iowa whether your
interest is studying abroad, doing internships, or volunteering. Roughly 1,300 students will study
overseas any given year and students participated in nearly 900 different internships over the last
year alone. Our student body also ranked second in the nation in volunteerism (by Volunteering in
The University of Iowa is located in the heart of Iowa City, Iowa home to 70,000 people; which also
happens to be the number of people that fit inside historic Kinnick Stadium for any home football
game. There is a strong sense of community not only on campus but within the city and students
will find the downtown area located across the street from the heart of campus and home to
many unique restaurants and shopping opportunities.
University of Kansas
 ACT of 24 or higher (or SAT 1090 Math & Critical Reading)
GPA of 2.5 or higher on Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum (4 years English, 3 years Math
through Algebra 2, 3 years of Science including 1 year of Chemistry or Physics, and 3 years
of Social Studies classes)
Contrary to popular belief Kansas is not flat, as least not Lawrence, KS, home of the Jayhawks. Our
campus is located atop scenic Mount Oread and KU is so much more than just basketball and
passionate fans. Home to more than 48 nationally ranked programs, including journalism and music
therapy, KU offers nearly 200 majors; you’ll definitely be able to discover your passion here.
You’ll find the ultimate college experience through nationally recognized academics, affordability
and value, unparalleled traditions, and top-ranked athletics. Our faculty are leaders in their fields
and consistently win major teaching and research awards. We also boast one of the best study
abroad programs in the nation as well as emphasis on experiential learning for all students.
Thousands of graduates are proud to be life-long Jayhawks, including the founder of Google Earth,
the President of Colombia, and actor Paul Rudd.
KU has been honored as one of the top fifty public colleges in the country according to U.S. News
& World Report. The Fiske guide gives KU four out of five stars in the categories for academics,
quality of life and social life. For more information please visit our website at Check out KU, and discover the true meaning of the phrase - rock chalk
University of Minnesota, Duluth
You must meet the following criteria EXACTLY:
For the College of Liberal Arts, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, School of Fine Arts and
College of Education and Human Service Professions (excluding Exercise Science):
GPA of 3.40 or higher
4 years of Math
For the Swenson College of Science and Engineering and College of Education and Human
Service Professions Exercise Science majors:
ACT Math subscore of 21 or higher(SAT equivalent—490)
GPA of 3.40 or higher
4 years of Math
If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.40 you are still encouraged to submit your application to the
University of Minnesota Duluth, but must do so through traditional means for a holistic review.
The University of Minnesota Duluth provides over 11,400 students with a quality, student-centered
education. Undergraduate students can choose from 80 majors leading to 13 bachelor’s degrees;
all degree programs have a strong liberal arts foundation. UMD attracts students looking for a
personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university, providing an
alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges. UMD’s campus,
located in a residential neighborhood in eastern Duluth, consists of more than 50 buildings on 247
acres overlooking Lake Superior. Most buildings at UMD are connected by concourses or hallways,
providing easy access for students with disabilities and convenience for all students throughout the
year. UMD has a nationally recognized Outdoor Program and offers more than 200 student clubs
and organizations. Over 90 percent of UMD students participate in intramural and club sports. The
UMD Bulldogs compete at the NCAA Division I level in men’s and women’s hockey (Men’s &
Women’s Hockey—2011 and 2010 National Champions, respectively); all other varsity sports are at
the Division II level (Football 2010 Div. II National Champions). Go Bulldogs!!
University of Missouri
You must meet the following criteria EXACTLY:
24 ACT composite score or higher (excluding the writing section) OR a 1090 combined
critical reading and math subscore (excluding the writing section).
GPA of 3.0 or higher
4 years of math (Algebra I or higher)
Mizzou is nestled in the middle of the quintessential college town of Columbia, MO (population
108,500) and located 128 miles east of Kansas City, 124 miles west of St. Louis and 482 miles south of
the Twin Cities. As one of only five schools in the nation to offer a Veterinary Medicine, Law School,
and Medical School all on one campus, we are proud to boast more than 280 different
undergraduate degree programs as well. Students are often drawn to the world’s first School of
Journalism with 30+ emphasis areas and real world media outlets for each area. The Missouri
School of Journalism is the only school in the nation to own and operate a NBC-affiliate television
Non-resident students and families are particularly fond of the ability to gain Missouri residency as
soon as a student’s sophomore, saving families approximately $14,000/year in tuition.
Total enrollment: 34,748
Undergraduate enrollment: 26,996
Student Organizations: 750+
Class sizes: 78% < 30 students, 20:1 student to faculty ratio
Scholarships: Automatic, merit based awards range from $5,000-10,000/year. Departmental
scholarships require an essay and have a priority submission deadline of December 1 st.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
ACT: 20 or higher (SAT math/reading 950) OR a GPA of 3.43 or higher
4 years of math (Alg. 1, Geometry, Alg. 2 & one year of a higher level math)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of today’s most dynamic universities. Over the past
decade, NEBRASKA has developed a national reputation for undergraduate education grounded
in technology, research, innovation, and student engagement. Undergraduates have the
opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers, dedicated professors, and accomplished
peers. The University’s residential campus embodies the traditional collegiate atmosphere with
renovated residence halls, learning communities and an active Greek system while providing
immediate access to downtown Lincoln (pop. 250,000), the state capital of Nebraska. Students
find a “big time” college experience at one of the nation’s premier state universities while enjoying
the manageable size of an 19,500 undergraduate student community. Nebraska’s engaged
student body represents every state in the nation and over 100 countries around the world. Few
schools can rival Nebraska’s nearly 400 campus organizations, school spirit, and overall
opportunities for campus involvement. Special opportunities include: a well-respected honors
program, undergraduate research, internships, study-abroad programs, extensive intramural and
club sports, and ROTC. Minnesota students will find affordable out-of-state tuition along with a
variety of scholarship opportunities. As one of the nation’s most comprehensive universities,
Nebraska offers nearly 150 majors and pre-professional programs. Students find majors as varied as
architecture, meteorology, film and new media, professional golf management and forensic
science. The most frequently chosen undergraduate majors include business, engineering and life
sciences. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students encounter a college experience unlike
any other – one steeped in spirit for education, athletics, and undergraduate experience.
University of North Dakota
You must meet the following Admissions score: 210
An Admission Index score will be calculated based on the following formula:
(GPA x 20)+ (ACT x 3)+ (High School Cores Courses x 5)+ (10 residency points)
Use the unweighted GPA based on a 4 point scale
Use the highest composite ACT score. SAT scores are converted for composite equivalents
Core courses should reflect a minimum of the following: 4 years of English, 3 years of math
(Algebra I and higher), 3 years of science, and 3 years of social science. The number of
core courses that can be used in the calculations is capped at a total of 15
Applicants who are legal residents of North Dakota or who qualify for Minnesota
reciprocity are awarded 10 residency points
The University of North Dakota is a major residential university located on a 530 acre campus in
Grand Forks, a classic college town on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. Greater Grand Forks,
with a population of 60,000, has a quality of life ranked among the top in the nation. With about
15,000 students (approximately 13,000 undergraduate, 2,000 graduate, and 450 professional
students in law and medicine), UND offers a solid liberal arts foundation, high quality facilities, and
an outstanding faculty. The state’s only law and medical degree programs are located at UND.
The university provides more than 180 fields of study as well as a variety of academic, social and
cultural services and activities.
University of St. Thomas
ACT: (SAT math/reading equivalent) of 25 or higher
GPA: 3.4 or higher
The University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution located on historic Summit
Avenue in St. Paul. The Mississippi River borders the western edge of campus. Just minutes from
downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul, St. Thomas offers a quiet, academic setting with easy access to
major metropolitan areas. As the largest private university in the state, St. Thomas offers the best of
both worlds. Students can choose from more than 90 majors while working with faculty who are
committed to personal attention and helping students succeed.
Important Academic Statistics:
Average Class Size: 21
Freshman average ACT: 26
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Freshman average GPA: 3.6
Approximately 6,300 undergraduate students and 4000 graduate students.
Study Abroad:
Each year nearly 1,000 St. Thomas students study abroad on semester, yearlong, J-Term or summer
programs. St. Thomas typically offers between 150 and 160 programs in more than 45 countries.
Career Development:
A professionally staffed career development center helps students arrange hundreds of internships
each year. Other resources include job preparation seminars, job postings, mock interviews, job
fairs and on-campus recruiting. With an alumni base of 97,000 strong, there are many opportunities
to connect with alumni. One of our most popular is the “Take a Tommie to Lunch” program.
Outside of the Classroom:
There are more than 150 student clubs, activities and organizations at St. Thomas. If you can’t find
a club that interests you, you can start your own! St. Thomas students are also committed to
community service – locally, nationally and globally.
University of South Dakota
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21 or higher
GPA: 2.6 or higher
The University of South Dakota is a medium-sized liberal arts university made up of 10,200 total
students. USD is just the right size; it is big enough to bring nationally recognized faculty and
programs, but small enough to give you the personal attention you want. The average class size at
USD is 26 students; the student-to- faculty ratio is 17:1. The University has South Dakota’s only
Business, Medical, and Law Schools. USD offers many majors, minors, and undergraduate and
graduate programs in seven colleges and schools. There are more than 120 different clubs and
organizations for USD students to get involved in, including Division I athletics, intramural and club
sports, music and theatre, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, service organizations, and
many others. There are also many opportunities for students to participate in exchange programs,
both nationally and internationally. USD’s campus in Vermillion, SD features the brand new
Muenster University Center, Beacom School of Business, Coyote Village residence hall and the
Wellness Center.
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
ACT: (or SAT math/reading Equivalent) 22 or higher
GPA: 3.2 or higher
The University of Wisconsin - River Falls mission is to help students learn so that they are successful as
productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.
At River Falls you'll discover a close-knit community where you, your fellow students and great
faculty will work and learn together in ways not seen at other schools. That is what makes River Falls
unique, and what makes it the school of choice each year for more than 6,400 students from
throughout the region and beyond. Located in scenic western Wisconsin, just 25 miles from the Twin
Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, River Falls students benefit from access to internships, arts,
athletic events and cultural activities.
2014 Best Colleges in the Midwest by Princeton Review
2014 Best Colleges by US News
6,400 Students
45 majors to choose from
25 Miles from the Twin Cities.
2 x’s more likely to study abroad with Global Connections
24-1 Class size
Internships in the Wi and the Twin Cities
64.5 Million dollar athletic facility coming soon! The Falcon Center
The New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) program at River Falls helps new students become
successful and well-oriented members of the campus community. They assist new students as they
transition to and through college by sponsoring programs and services that connect new students,
transfer students, and their families with the UW-River Falls campus community. They facilitate
communication and develop connections that provide new students with the information,
resources, and support they need to be successful at River Falls and beyond.
Student Support Services: The SSS program on the campus of UW-RF is a TRIO Program funded by
the United States Department of Education with a yearly grant of $278,292. SSS is designed to assist
first generation, low-income and/or students with disabilities in pursuit of a college degree. The
goal of the program is to increase graduation and retention rates of targeted students. (You are
considered a first generation college student if your parents do not have a bachelor's degree.)
Other Support Services:
Student Ability Services
New Student and Family Programs
Global Connections
McNair Scholars
Pre-College Programs
Student Support Services
Upward Bound
College of Business & Economics (AACSB Accredited)
College of Agriculture and Food and Environmental Sciences
College of Education and Professional Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Multicultural Clubs and Organizations:
Asian American Student Association
Black Student Union
Desi Student Organization
Gay Straight Alliance
International Student Association
Latino Student Organization
Native American Council
Sisters and Brothers of Islam
University of Wisconsin, Stout
ACT: (or SAT math/reading Equivalent) of 22 or higher
GPA: 3.3 or higher
UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University:
Provides coursework that develops critical thinking skills valued by employers.
Places high value on liberal studies – a balanced approach that helps you develop more
Empowers you with our e-Scholar program, equipping you with a laptop computer in
addition to special-purpose computing laboratories.
Stresses learning through involvement – facilities are balanced almost equally between
classrooms and laboratories.
Emphasizes career preparation – you’ll work on “real-world” problems both on and off
9,247 Students
46 Undergraduate Majors
24 Average Class Size
19:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
52% Male | 48% Female
254 International Students from 42 Nations
89% Undergraduate | 11% Graduate
11% Multicultural Students
145+ Clubs and Organizations for Student Involvement
98% Job Placement Rate
Stouts campus is located in Menomonie Wisconsin, just 60 miles east of the Minneapolis-St. Paul
metropolitan area. You can enjoy year-round recreational activities including water and snow
skiing, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, cycling and camping.
Western State Colorado University
You must meet the following criteria EXACTLY:
 GPA 2.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
 No D/F grades throughout high school
 ACT or SAT test scores:
o ACT 18 or higher (composite score)
o SAT 900 or higher (combined Critical Reading and Math scores only)
 Required Priority Course Work (must be in progress or completed at the time of
o 4 units of English
o 2 units of Academic
o 3 units of Math (4 units
o 1 unit of Foreign Language
o 3 units of Natural/Physical
o 3 units of Social Science
Western State Colorado University offers a private university education at a public university value,
deep in the heart of the Rockies. We deliver a full, 4-year liberal arts curriculum with graduate
programs, but it’s much more than that. With an average class size of just 17 students, professors will
handcraft your education to fit your interests and prepare you for a career. And Western delivers
all of this at one of the best educational values in the state of Colorado.
With 2,300 students at Western, undergraduates have opportunities to perform research that most
large universities reserve for graduate students. For example, students can track foxes through the
wilderness, study stream ecology minutes from campus, or research the effects of Western’s high
elevation (campus is above 7,700 feet!) on athletes in our High Altitude Performance Laboratory.
Western offers exceptional experiential learning opportunities, outstanding faculty, and the tools
you need to be successful during your time at Western and after graduation.
We balance educational opportunities with a vibrant campus offering more than 50 clubs,
amazing sports, and learning communities designed to help you succeed—not to mention the
abundant recreational activities suited to our ideal location. All of this means a great educational
value and an opportunity for you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.
Merit Scholarships
Western offers highly competitive merit scholarships to attract the best and the brightest from
Colorado, across the US, and internationally. For the 2013-2014 academic year, out-of-state award
amounts ranged from $6,000 to $8,000 annually. See our online scholarship chart for this year’s
scholarship amounts.
The Central Plains (CP) Tuition Discount Program
The CP tuition is a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the
CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. The tuition discount was valued
at $4,518.00 for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you are a permanent resident of Minnesota and
you are accepted to Western, then you are automatically awarded this tuition discount (CP will
not be combined with merit scholarships).
Undergraduate information at a glance:
Location: Gunnison, Colorado. Western is 4 hours from Denver, 3 hours from Colorado
Springs. We are only 28 miles from Crested Butte Mountain Resort (with a free bus ride from
campus) and 41 miles from Monarch Mountain.
Programs of Excellence: Western offers a full range of majors including: education,
psychology, business, natural sciences, and the arts. Because of the university’s high
mountain location, it is also able to offer degrees in: Environment and Sustainability,
Exercise and Sports Science, and Professional Land and Resource Management
Experiential Learning: In addition to undergraduate research opportunities, Western has a
Career Services office that assists students with internship placement, career guidance
and planning, graduate school preparation, interview skills, and job search resources.
Diversity: The 2013-2014 class has been the most diverse in Western's history. This year,
enrollment of incoming freshmen reported a total Non-Caucasian proportion of 23% and
Hispanic & Multi-Race of 16%. All 50 states, and international students, are represented by
Western’s student body. The Multicultural Center on campus celebrates and honors the
diversity of people and cultures in and around the Gunnison community.
Small classes: Average class size is 17 students; Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1 (with 90% of
professors having attained the highest degree possible in their fields of study).
Athletics: Western is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Rocky Mountain
Athletic Conference. Various club sports, in addition to our Mountain Sports team (which
offers opportunities to compete in free-ride skiing, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, park &
pipe, trail running, and more), are also offered.
National Rankings: Forbes - “America’s Top Colleges” Top 100 in the West; US News &
World Report - “10 Colleges Where Merit Aid is Most Common”; Washington Monthly – 2013
top national liberal arts college; Business Insider – “America’s Smartest Colleges”; GI Jobs –
Top Military Friendly School
Contact us: The Admissions Office may be reached at (800)876-5309 or [email protected]
Winona State University
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 21 or higher AND 2.75 GPA
ACT: (or SAT math/reading equivalent) of 18 or higher AND a 3.0 GPA
Winona State University is an affordable public liberal arts university located in Winona, MN
(population 29,000), enrolling approximately 8,800 students. The WSU main campus and local area
are scenic, featuring beautiful bluffland facing the Mississippi River. WSU is a laptop and tablet
university on a wireless academic campus. The comprehensive digital life and learning program
includes PC or Mac laptops and IPad mini tablets (replaced every 2 yrs.), software, technical
support, training opportunities, printing, and insurance. WSU offers over 80 different undergraduate
majors, 10 pre-professional programs, 200-plus registered student clubs and organizations, and
Division II athletics. Student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1, and average class size is 26-30.
Our students enjoy opportunities such as undergraduate student research, internships, travel study
and study abroad programs, and WSU-sponsored outdoor education/wellness experiences. WSU’s
Integrated Wellness Center, completed in 2010, includes spacious fitness and health facilities for
general student use. On-campus student housing options include traditional residence halls, suitestyle living, and apartments.
WSU was ranked second among public universities in Minnesota in the 2013 edition of “Best
Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group, and the Princeton Review has included WSU as a “Best
Midwestern College” for many years. WSU also receives national recognition for community
service and environmental sustainability initiatives.
On-Site Application Program- October 23, 2014
Have you reviewed the list of participating colleges and narrowed it down to a maximum of
two schools?
Do you meet the minimum requirements? Have you picked up a checklist in the CRC?
Have you fully completed the application, either on paper or online?
Have you picked up a transcript and schedule in Student Center South for three dollars?
Please request your transcript 2-3 days before turning in your application.
Have you submitted the materials as instructed on the checklist to the Student Center East on
October 7th or 8th from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.?
Did you leave the Student Center East with a reminder note/ pass to be dismissed from class
with your interview time?