Miami U. of Ohio, Indiana U, West Virginia U, and U South Carolina

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Local counselors (MD/DC/VA) were invited to an information event on September 30th, highlighting the campuses of Miami U of Ohio, Indiana U, West Virginia U, and U of South Carolina.  A summary of updates is available for review.
Miami University of Ohio
-Public university; Oxford, OH; opened 1809
-1 of 8 original public ivy universities in the U.S.
-15,462 undergrads; average class size=31
-More than 100 majors
-Liberal arts and science institution; College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
-College of Creative Arts has new dance and fashion design minor (CCA)
-College of Education, Health and Society (EHS)
-College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
-Farmer School of Business (FSB)-
-University Academic Scholars Program (UASP)
-University Honors Program (UHP)
-Music classes are open to non-majors
-SLAM=Sports Leadership and Management is popular
-Several engineering majors
-46% direct admit to business department
-84% admit rate to medical school
-95% admit rate to law school
-Honors program=10% of freshman class; 2+2 program
-Oxford is located near Dayton; 9-hour drive from DC area
-Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus
-NCAA D-1 athletic program; 18 teams; Mid-American Conference; National Collegiate Hockey Conference; U.S. Figure Skating Association
-30 intramural sporting teams
-475 clubs
-Exclusively uses the Common Application; high school curriculum is considered in review
-One recommendation required
-Early decision=11/15; Early Action=12/1; Regular Decision=2/1
-Minimum scholarship GPA is 3.5
-ACT score range=26-31
-SAT (CR+M) score range=1170-1340
-Non-resident tuition=$29,640; service fees=$700; room + board=$11,109
-Fall 2015 Merit Scholarship Awards can be viewed at MiamiOH.edu/merit
 
 
 
Indiana University
-Public university located in Bloomington (82,000 pop.); one hour from Indianapolis
-Shuttles available from Indianapolis airport
-Most applicants are undecided
-37,000 undergrads/47,000 total
-47% out of state population
-150 majors/programs; 4000 courses available each semester
-Individual major program options
-Average class size=35; 18:1=student/professor ratio
-64% of undergrad classes have fewer than 30 students; fewer than 7% have 100+ students
-Students are invited to honors program; no separate application; honors residence halls and scholarships
-IU is a large research institution and freshmen can do research with professors
-More than 750 clubs; large Greek system; 25% of students participate in Greek life
-NCAA D-1 athletics; Big Ten Conference; 24 sports
-Large number of intramural sport options
-Jacobs School of Music offers many campus performances
-Essay will be evaluated for scholarships; many awards available; deadline is 11/1
-Letters of recommendation not required for admission
-College of Arts & Sciences; The Media School; School of Global & International Studies; Jacobs School of Music; Kelley School of Business; School of Education, School of Informatics and Computing; School of Nursing; School of Public and Environmental Affairs; School of Public Health; School of Social Work
-20+ learning communities
-20 residence halls and on-campus apartment buildings
-25 dining locations
-GPA range=3.47-4.0
-ACT composite range=25-30
-SAT (CR+M) range=1110-1290
-51% male/49% female
-19% students of color
-Non-resident tuition=$33,240; room + board=$9494; books/supplies=$1500
-View scholarship information at scholarships.indiana.edu
-Office of First Year Experience (FYE) helps freshmen with academic and personal transition to IU
West Virginia University
-Located in Morgantown
-Public; flagship campus of West Virginia
-Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees
-WVU is a L-1 research facility
-Lots of new construction on campus
-22,757 undergrads/29,466 total
-4913 freshmen admitted in 2013
-Diversity is 13%
-Average GPA=3.4; SAT=1052; ACT composite=24; will superscore
-191 degree programs
-15 schools and colleges; 115+ minors
-Five-year master’s program in education
-Sports management majors intern with Pittsburgh sports teams
-Rolling admission notification is 4-6 weeks
-Essays/letters of recommendation are optional
-Essays are only needed for scholarships
-WVU is applying for Common Application membership
-Housing is available on “first come – first serve” action
-Non-resident scholarships are automatically awarded if the students have the required criteria
-WVU and Maryland are both members of the Academic Common Market
-Honors residence hall open only to honors students
-Several transportation options to the campus
-52% male/48% female
-400+ student organizations
-Non-resident tuition=$20,424

University of South Carolina

-Located in downtown Columbia

-Freshmen cannot have cars on campus

-24,180 undergrads/32,000 total population

-100+ majors in 13 colleges

-20% minority students

-Public university

-Have medical, law, and pharmacy schools

-Top tier research university

-39 living learning communities

-Applicants can self-report transcript (can be unofficial) but the final copy must be official

-Test scores must be official; must be sent to USC from the test agency

-Honors program is selective

-Application process is a holistic review

-Application includes a personal statement

-All freshmen must live on campus

-400+ student organizations

-25 on-campus dining locations

-NCAA D-1 athletics; Southeastern Conference

-Non-resident tuition=$29,372; housing=$6378; meals=$3,032; books/supplies=$1008

-54% female/46% male

-32% out-of-state students

-47 nationally ranked programs

-SAT (CR+M) range=1120-1280

-ACT range=24-29

-Honors College Freshmen:  SAT range=1390-1465; ACT range=31-33

-17:1=student/professor ratio

-Largest sport and entertainment management program in the nation

-2 credits of foreign language required for admission; must be earned in the same language

-View financial aid and scholarship link at sc.edu/financialaid

-Students who have excellent HS grades and competitive test scores are generally considered for university merit scholarships

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