Pro Deo et Patria


Think beyond next year. Choose a college that will prepare you for a successful career - and for life.

  • • What’s the graduation rate?
  • • What career resources are available?
  • • What percentage of students are employed or in graduate school upon graduation?
  • • What percentage of students are accepted into graduate, medical or law school?

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Campus Life

You'll be on campus approximately 900 days. Consider where you'll live, learn and grow.

  • • What is the size of the school?
  • • How many students live on campus? Do students go home on weekends?
  • • Is housing available for all four years?
  • • How many student clubs and organizations are there?
  • • What's the retention rate from the first to second year?
  • • How easy is it to get around campus – and the city?

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Is cost on your mind? Consider the overall value of each institution - and look for hidden costs.

  • • Will net tuition (the amount a family pays) stay the same each year?
  • • Are scholarships and grants guaranteed for all four years? Do the award values stay the same, decrease or increase over time?
  • • Are there any fees or surcharges?
  • • Is money provided for textbooks?

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Experiential Learning

To get a truly hands-on education, how will you get beyond the four walls of the classroom?

  • • Do undergraduates have research opportunities?
  • • Do students have capstone projects?
  • • Are there opportunities for global experiences?
  • • Is there an additional cost for study abroad programs? Do participants still graduate on time?
  • • Are internships and co-ops available? Is assistance available to find and apply for these positions? 

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No matter which degree you pursue, consider how you’ll be supported and encouraged in your studies.

  • • What is the class size and student-to-faculty ratio?
  • • What percent of classes are taught by faculty (vs. graduate assistants)?
  • • What percent of faculty have terminal degrees in their field?
  • • Are AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credits accepted?
  • • What academic advising is available?
  • • Is there flexibility to change majors?
  • • What academic and learning support resources are available?
  • • Are bachelor’s plus master’s degrees offered?

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