Lynn University (FL) Fall Newsletter

Lynn University

Office of Admission Newsletter
September 2015


Why Lynn University? Simple … we’re innovative. With the recent publication of U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings, Lynn is being recognized as forward-thinking in the inaugural ranking of innovative schools, among other distinctions.


The future of student housing at Lynn is bright! With a generous donation by the Perper family, construction will begin soon on a new residence hall, increasing on-campus housing by 20 percent.


This fall, Lynn welcomed the largest incoming class since 2006 to campus. We’ve recorded tremendous increases in the past five years, and the university continues to grow along with the number of students.

Knightly News

Given the global mindset at Lynn, students have numerous opportunities to study abroad during their college career. Our Center for Learning Abroad offers programs in 50 cities and 21 countries, so students make sure you have their passports ready.

Open Houses

Students can discover program options and explore our campus at an upcoming Open House.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Saturday, Dec. 5

Attend an open house

Visit Lynn

Experience a university unlike any other when you visit Lynn’s vibrant campus in sunny South Florida.

Schedule your visit


For a list of resources to help students realize their full potential, visit

Office of Admission

+1 561-237-7900



3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431
+1 561-237-7900 | 1-800-888-5966

Clark University (MA) Newsletter


Don Honeman, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Clark University

Clark University finds itself in a transformative position. Our pioneering approach to undergraduate education, LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), together with a rising awareness of Clark’s unique academic and student life culture, has resulted in a sea change in our application volume, selectivity and enrolling student profile.

For the current fall 2015 admissions cycle, Clark:

  • received more than 8,000 applications for first-year admission (an 87% increase over the 4,200 applications we received just three years ago)
  • experienced a concurrent decline in our admit rate from 70% to 55% over the same period
  • enrolled students with a record average GPA of 3.66
The standards for offering admission to Clark are becoming more selective, but we’re determined not to change the fundamental nature of the Clark experience. So, as you advise students about their college options and point some in Clark’s direction, keep in mind that while our standards may be on the rise, we’re still looking for “Clarkies” who will live by our motto: Challenge Convention. Change Our World. 

An education on the cutting edge

The world needs a new kind of college graduate — one who not only has the confidence, integrity and unrelenting drive to solve daunting problems, but also the global awareness, personal experiences and professional understanding to get the job done. Clark University — located in the heart of New England: Worcester, Massachusetts — prepares students through LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) to address and impact the social, scientific and economic challenges facing the world today.

LEEP is designed to couple a strong traditional liberal arts experience with the development of core competencies that will lead to success in the work world, constructive citizenship and personal fulfillment. Education experts like Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., who mentioned Clark and the LEEP program in a chapter of his book “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that’s Transforming Education,” and Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, have recognized Clark’s commitment to education innovation.

A small research university with a major impact

Founded in 1887 as the first all-graduate institution in the country, Clark today is a renowned liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. With our small size, urban location, capacity for interdisciplinary learning and emphasis on effective practice, we cultivate an environment uniquely supportive of students’ interests and ambitions.


Rankings and recognition

Clark’s quality speaks for itself. The University’s strengths consistently receive recognition in some of the world’s premier college guides and rankings publications, including:

U.S. News Best Colleges
  • No. 75 Best National Universities
  • No. 32 Great Schools, Great Prices
Forbes America’s Top Colleges
  • No. 16 in America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities
  • No. 76 in Best (Colleges) in the Northeast
Princeton Review
  • Best 380 Colleges, 2016
  • Best Colleges in the Northeast, 2016
  • No. 3 in Lots of Race/Class Interaction, 2016
  • No. 20 in Best College Theater, 2016
Fiske Guide to Colleges
Named a “Best Buy” in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which identifies “the best and most interesting schools in the United States.”
Colleges That Change Lives
One of only 40 schools featured in the popular book based on Loren Pope’s years of research, Clark is described as “a place where a teenager can make things happen.”

Majors, minors and concentrations

At Clark, undergraduates can choose from among 32 majors (including a student-designed major), 32 minors and 11 concentrations (interdisciplinary minors). Qualified students can also take advantage of Clark’s 14 Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree programs, with the fifth year of study tuition-free.

How is a Clark education so valuable and affordable?

More than 85 percent of our students receive financial aid, and we offer a range of merit scholarships, including the Presidential LEEP Scholarship for academically talented students who demonstrate incredible drive and the determination to grapple with complex global issues.

Key Facts about Clark University – Fall 2015

  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,298
  • Male/Female students: 39% / 61%
  • International students: 15%
  • Out-of-state students: 61%
  • ALANA students (Asian, Latino, African American, Native American): 20%
  • Study abroad programs: 40+
  • Student:Faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Average class size: 21
  • Faculty teaching undergraduates: 100%
  • SAT/ACT-optional policy for applications

Key Facts about Worcester

  • All-American City Award: five-time recipient
  • The second largest city in New England
  • Nine colleges and universities within the city limits
  • The city has been the site of many innovations and firsts in history, including Robert Goddard’s Dec. 6, 1925 static rocket test at Clark University and Sigmund Freud’s only speech about psychotherapy outside of Europe at Clark in 1909
  • BusinessWeek: Top 10 in “Best Cities for Generation Ys” survey
  • Emerging industries: green energy, healthcare, medical, biotechnology, higher education
  • Sperling’s Best Places: Bargain Education and Arts Mecca
  • An exciting cultural life featuring a world-class museum, multiple parks, various international restaurants, restored theaters, art galleries and large concert and event venues

Clark University

Siena College (NY): Upcoming Open House Information

Welcome back! We know you’re busy gearing up for the new year, so we’ll make this quick: Siena College is hosting two Open Houses soon, and we’d love to see your students there. Here are some details.


WHERE: On our gorgeous campus at 515 Loudon Road in Loudonville, New York.


WHAT TO EXPECT: A personalized day based on each student’s interests. They’ll meet current students, faculty and admissions counselors, and see what it’s like to be a Saint at one of the top colleges in the Northeast.

Click below for Open House registration and more about Siena. For those who can’t make either date, there is also information on weekday visits. 



Ned, Katie, Katie, Jen, Paul, Dale, Nikki, Marie, Charlieann, Colin, Eric and Jim Siena College Office of Admissions

Siena College 515 Loudon Road | Loudonville, NY 12211

Visit Opportunities For Students Interested In Rider University (NJ)


We hope your year is off to a terrific start!

Below you will find some great visit opportunities for students to visit Rider in the fall. We hope you find this handy as you counsel students who may be interested in Rider. 

Open Houses
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Be a Rider Student for a Day
Students can attend a class in their major, tour campus, talk with current Rider students and more.


Campus Tours
Offered weekdays and most Saturdays. Our student-led tours give prospective students a chance to hear about life and learning from a current student’s view.



William T. Larrousse
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Rider University


Contact: Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Oregon State University Updates





Greetings from Oregon State University!

As we begin the new school year and a new round of prospective student admissions, we’d like to provide you with a few updates.

Visit our counselor site at  for updates on:

-          New application fee waiver policy

-          SAT policy in preparation for the new, re-designed SAT

-          Math placement and Smarter Balance assessment policy at OSU

-          OSU admission deadlines

-          Meet your Admission Advisors

 Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!


Noah Buckley

Director of Admissions
Oregon State University

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About OSU: Oregon State University is a premier research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders and is in the Top 3 college towns in the U.S..

Oregon State University is the state’s largest research university generating more research dollars than all other schools combined and is one of only two American universities designated as a Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant institution.  It is also ranked in the Top 250 Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Our mailing address is:
OSU Admissions
104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) — September ’15 Updates

Greetings from Gustavus Adolphus College! We’ve had a tremendous start to our 154th academic year. The campus looks beautiful, our Gustie students are energized, and the Admission Office is buzzing with activity. Here are a three Gustavus updates to assist you this fall.

1. Easier Recommendation Process for Counselors & Teachers

Based on feedback from our counselor survey last spring, we have simplified the process of submitting a student’s recommendation to Gustavus! Students applying to Gustavus now simply need to submit one recommendation – from a school counselor or a teacher. The former Gustavus Teacher Evaluation and Gustavus School Report have been replaced by a simplified Gustavus Recommendation Form. Gone are the days when a counselor would need to type each of a student’s senior classes into the Gustavus School Report.

Perhaps your counselor prefers to write a recommendation on his/her own letterhead or use the NACAC Secondary School Report Form? No problem! If a student has applied using the Common Application? Again, no problem! We will accept the Common Application recommendation forms in place of our own. Counselors may use our Gustavus Recommendation Form or their own preferred method of submitting a recommendation. In summary: No matter how a counselor or teacher prefers to submit a recommendation (via email, online, fax, postal mail, etc.), they can be confident that we will add it to a student’s application file upon arrival.

Finally, while it is only September, Gustavus is certainly accepting admission applications for Fall 2016. This is the second year we are offering a non-binding Early Action admission option by November 1 for students who consider Gustavus a top college choice. We also offer a Rolling Admission timeline beginning after November 1. More details regarding our admission timelines can be found on our Apply for Admission page.

2. Gustavus Receives $25 Million Gift for Nobel Hall of Science

An extraordinary $25 million gift, the largest single contribution in the history of Gustavus Adolphus College, will serve as the cornerstone of the $65 million complete renovation and 50 percent expansion planned for Alfred Nobel Hall of Science. This important project will give the College the facilities necessary to prepare students for successful careers in the physical sciences and health careers in the 21st century. The family making this gift — long-time Gustavus supporters and Twin Cities entrepreneurs — wishes to remain anonymous.

‘The Nobel Hall of Science has served the college well for 52 years,’ said President Rebecca Bergman, ‘but the time has come to upgrade the College’s principal science building. This transformational gift will allow the College to continue to provide a world-class undergraduate science education rooted in the liberal arts tradition.’

3. Gustavus Expands Nursing Program

While Gustavus has offered a nursing major for nearly 50 years, the past two years have brought exciting changes to our nursing program. Gustavus and St. Olaf College no longer participate in the former Minnesota Intercollegiate Nursing Consortium (MINC).

Instead, Gustavus now offers its own nursing program, and we have expanded our yearly number of nursing majors from 24 to 32 students. Interest in the Gustavus nursing major continues to be high, and admission into the program is competitive. Increasing the number of Gustavus nursing majors is a symbol of the strength of the department and of our commitment to producing highly qualified professional nurses. See our Nursing Department website for more information.

Please contact us whenever we can answer questions about Gustavus. Until next month, Go Gusties!

The Gustavus Admission Office

800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
507 933 7676
1 800 GUSTAVUS (toll free)

Instagram: @gustavusadmission
Twitter: @gustavusadm

2015 Meet Us In Your Own Backyard: Harvard, Princeton, UVA, and Yale



The annual Meet Us In Your Own Backyard event, featuring Harvard, Princeton, UVA, and Yale, will be in eighteen U.S. cities October 4 – 22, 2015.  Visit and click on preferred link for registration information.

Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, and Yale would like to spend some time with you in your own backyard.
  You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs this fall.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all four schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings.
  We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible and unforgettable.  Please join us.


New Admission options at University of Mary Washington (VA)

University of Mary Washingtonlocated in Fredericksburg, VA, fifty miles from Richmond and Washington, D.C. UMW is a public liberal arts and science institution that opened in 1908 and became coed 1970. Applications overlap with Christopher Newport, George Mason, James Madison, Virginia Commonwealth, VA Tech, and College of William & Mary. The undergrad population of approximately 4400 represents 35% men and 65% women. Stats include 28% gift aid to out-of-state students; 77% admit rate; 83% retention rate; 67% graduate four years; 76% graduate six years. Visit for more information.



Did you know that UMW has added:

·         A new test optional admission policy and curriculum-based scholarships?

·         A new agreement with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for early admission to medical school for Honors students?

·         Early decision as an opportunity for applicants?

·         New staff members to our recruitment team?

Click on links above for details!

Also, in the news…
President Richard V. Hurley and members of the UMW Board of Visitors officially dedicated the NEW 108,000 square foot University Center this week.  In his comments, President Hurley acknowledged, “We can all be proud of what the University Center represents—the heart of UMW—and what it will mean to the quality of life of our students—now and well into the future.”


This gathering place on campus features fourth floor dining, the James Farmer Multicultural Center, the Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service, Career Services, student offices and meeting space, and a beautiful ballroom.  Students have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat at Q’doba, a smoothie at Jamba Juice, or simply meet up in the living room on the first floor.    


Members of the Board of Visitors also took the opportunity this week to recognize the tremendous contributions of President Hurley during his sixteen year career with UMW.  The Information Technology Convergence Center, which opened last fall, will now be known as the Hurley Convergence Center in his honor. 


It’s an exciting time to be a part of our UMW community!  Look for our staff members to visit many of your regions this fall.  Feel

free to ask questions and connect.


Melissa Yakabouski

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

University of Mary Washington
(800) 468-5614
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401



University of California – Santa Barbara


Visitor Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check holiday and closure dates at

Reservations are required for individuals, families and groups. Register online!

ADMISSIONS PRESENTATIONS: Monday – Friday at 11 a.m.

Information sessions for individuals and families.

Additional presentations offered March through April.

CAMPUS TOURS: Monday – Friday at 12 noon and 2 p.m.

Guided walking tours for individuals and families.

GROUP VISITS: Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Includes presentation and tour for school and community groups.

SPRING INSIGHT: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A campus open house for admitted and prospective students and their families. Learn more at


(805) 893-2881


The Office of Admissions provides a variety of online advising services for you and your students. Browse a list of pre-recorded webinars and find information on the resources for freshmen and transfers below at webinars. To schedule a webinar for your school, email Cuca Acosta at


• UC Application Webinar: A step-by-step tutorial on how to fill out the UC application.

• UC Personal Statement Webinar: Learn how UC Admissions uses the personal statement in freshman selection, what makes a great personal statement and what to avoid.


• Virtual Transfer Appointments: Transfer students can schedule a one-on-one online advising session with a UCSB Admissions Counselor.

• UC TAP/TAG, UC Application & Major-Specific Webinars: Transfer-specific webinars covering UC TAP/TAG, the UC application for transfers and major-specific information are available for transfers throughout the summer.

Back to School 8/13/15 @ 11 AM – 5 PM PST
All Access September 9/10/15 @ 11 AM – 6 PM PST
UC Day 10/8/15 @ 1 – 7 PM PST
All Access October 10/29/15 @ 11 AM – 6 PM PST
November Live Chat* 11/30/15 @ 3 – 5 PM PST
Paying for College 1/14/16 @ 11 AM – 6 PM PST
All Access March 3/31/16 @ 11 AM – 6 PM PST
All Access May 5/19/16 @ 11 AM – 6 PM PST

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 2015 Fall Updates
As we begin accepting applications for fall 2016 and welcoming visitors to campus, I wanted to share a few updates with you:
  • Freshman Enrollment. This fall we welcomed 7,565 freshmen and 1,381 new transfer students to campus. This is the second-largest freshman class in history. The largest freshman class was 7,583 in 2005.

  • Fall 2016 Application Is Live. All applicants can now select a second-choice major, and we  encourage them to do so. As a reminder, the priority deadline is November 1 and the final application deadline is December 1. Learn more about our dates and deadlines at our website.

  • We Encourage Students to Visit Illinois! Fall is the perfect time to visit Illinois. We encourage all interested students to attend a visit program this fall. Our Orange & Blue Days begin in October and are a great opportunity for students to tour campus, learn about the admissions process, meet with their college of interest, and hear from our current students. We also have Saturday Visits and daily visit opportunities on weekdays. 

  • Admissions Counselor Videos. Two of our admissions counselors are answering common admissions questions in a new video series. These are a great way for students to learn more about Illinois and the admissions process, and get some of their questions answered. Students can submit questions via Twitter using #AskAprilandVern.
Go Illini!
Keith A. Marshall, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management