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Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*, Curtin University is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing you for jobs of the future. Curtin is a leading global university with campuses in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai. In addition to our global campuses, Curtin University has education partnerships with more than 80 partner institutions in almost 20 countries. Curtin Perth is Western Australia's most popular and most multicultural university campus, and it offers our most complete range of courses. Curtin Business School is the only Western Australian business school to receive 'triple accreditation' from the world's leading business school accreditation systems, including AACSB International, EQUIS, and accreditation on our postgraduate Master of Business Administration from EFMD.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021
Ohio Northern University
Ada Ohio, USA
Located in the scenic town of Ada, Ohio Northern University began its journey in 1871. This private university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and ranks 3 by the U.S. News and World Report in the Best Colleges in Regional Colleges Midwest, 2022. It’s well known for its academic brilliance, high graduation rates, and excellent teaching quality.
The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It holds its door open for 3,116 students belong from 15 different countries. The class is sized moderately at 19. There are around 588 faculty and staff members, as well.
The Ohio Northern University campus spreads vast in Ada's rural settings, spanning over 342 acres. It's close to the cities of Ft. Wayne, Toledo, Columbus, and Dayton. There are over 200 student organizations and clubs, 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams, two libraries (Heterick Library and Taggart Library), and one Freed Center Box Office for students to freely partake in extra-curricular activities.
Students can indulge in diverse experiential-learning opportunities via the university's five colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, and College of Law. Additionally, there is the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Institute for Civics and Public Policy. Some top majors most first-year students choose are Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Civil Engineering, Nursing, Forensic Biology, General Business, Exercise Physiology, and Computer Engineering. The university is selective with its application acceptance rate of 65%.
Some of the university's notable alums include individuals like George Getty (Patriarch of the Getty family), Mike Kaufmann (CEO of Cardinal Health), Bob Peterson (story artist), Jamal Robertson (retired NFL football player), Thomas Hutson (medical researcher).
Ohio Northern University is also heavily committed to launching its students into successful careers. The university's Polar Career support service helps with internships and absolute job placements. The university's students have landed at high-profile companies like The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, National Geographic, Honda, Cardinal Health, P&G, GE Aviation, etc.
University of Scranton
Scranton Pennsylvania, USA
The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a Catholic institution prioritizing balanced education grounded in Liberal Arts. Founded in 1888 as Saint Thomas College by Scranton's first bishop, Reverend William G. O’Hara, D.D, the university was later handed to the Society of Jesus.
Currently, there are over 4,692 students enrolled in the institution for undergraduate and graduate programs. As a part of the employee force, 281 full-time and 175 tenured faculties are a part of the University of Scranton.
There is no shortage of student services and state-of-the-art laboratories in the institution. The university has recently spent more than USD 295 million on campus improvements. Students can avail the benefits of The Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus, The Loyola Science Center, The DeNaples Center, etc. All labs are equipped with the latest devices like an Atomic force microscope, The DeNaples Center, Proton Detectors, etc. Additionally, there are 80 student clubs like spiritual groups and nonprofit organizations.
Students get a chance to choose their course choice from the 69 undergraduate, 35 postgraduate, 5 minors, and 3 doctoral programs, The institution has divided courses into disciplines like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Humanities, Health Sciences & Related Professions, Social Science, and Business.
The University of Scranton has been home to many notable personalities in various fields like business, athletics, entertainment, and politics. Jason Miller, a renowned American playwright & actor, was awarded the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kathleen Kane served as the 48th Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2016 and previously worked as a lawyer. Additionally, the alumni group includes names like John Cusick and Kelvin C. Kiley, who remained a part of the US Army as Lieutenant General and Surgeon General, respectively.
To help students navigate the employment sector after graduation, the University of Scranton has a dedicated Gerard R. Roche Center For Career Development. Virtual events and fairs are regularly organized where multiple industry leaders like Geisinger, Deloitte, Highland Associates, Benefits Health System, etc., are present.
Founded in 1871, Elmhurst attracts students from across the nation and around the world. In small classes, our students work closely with faculty members who are accomplished scholars and professionals—but above all, they’re dedicated teachers.
On July 1, 2020, we officially changed our name from Elmhurst College to Elmhurst University. The change more accurately reflects Elmhurst’s current educational profile as a comprehensive higher education institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and applied sciences, while anticipating opportunities for new programs and partnerships.
Deakin University, one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year. Deakin is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide (Shanghai Rankings), and is among the top 50 young universities in the world (QS).
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, USA
The New York Institute of Technology was established in 1955 and is among the most renowned institutes in America. The university acquired the Top Third position in the 2022 WSJ/THE College Rankings, in which 796 universities participated. It is ranked #34 in Best Regional Universities (North) and 4th in Campus Ethnic Diversity Category by US & World Report 2022 rankings.
Besides having a diverse student community, the institute offers affordable tuition fees for availing of world-class technical education. The institute is accredited by the prestigious Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is home to over 7,711 full-time students. New York Tech welcomes students from 72 countries and 40 states. Moreover, they have 316 full-time and 482 part-time faculty members with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Around 95% of the faculty members have terminal degrees, which enables them to guide students successfully.
New York Tech has two primary campuses in New York and Long Island. The other two campuses are situated at Arkansas State and Vancouver. Moreover, their academic centers include the Center for Global Health, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), and Center for Behavioral Health. Plus, there is an expansive library and multiple innovation labs enabling students to explore technologies like 3D printing, virtual reality, electronics, and multimedia production. The institute also boasts about its Office of Student Engagement & Development. It allows students to interact with faculty, administrative staff, and other students for personal and professional growth.
Students can choose from over 100 courses at New York Tech, which include subjects like computer science, architecture, arts, management, biology, behavioral sciences education, and medicine. The institute has an acceptance rate of 75%, and an SAT score of 1060-1290 will be suitable for admission. Further, 99% of the full-time students receive financial aid for pursuing their degrees.
New York Institute of Technology has an alumni base of over 112,000 spread across the globe. Some of the notable alums of the institute include Jenni Farley (TV personality), Brian Kenny (sports commentator), Vincent Connare (font designer), Patti Ann Browne (news anchor), and Jaron Varsano (Israeli film producer).
The career opportunities are excellent in the University, as 94% of the students get employed within six months of completing their graduate degree. Moreover, the institute has partnered with Big Interview and CareerShift to assist students in job preparation. Having a vast professional network of companies, including Amazon, Google, and IBM, New York Tech offers outstanding placements.
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
The University of Manchester operates sports clubs through its athletics union while student societies are operated by the Students' Union.
The university has more than 80 health and fitness classes while over 3,000 students are members of the 44 various Athletic Union clubs. The sports societies vary widely in their level and scope. Many more popular sports operate several university teams and departmental teams which compete in leagues against other teams within the university. Teams include: badminton, lacrosse, korfball, dodgeball, field hockey, rugby league, rugby union, football, basketball, fencing, netball, squash, water polo, ultimate, and cricket.
The athletic union was formed at Owens College in 1885 from four clubs: rugby, lacrosse, cricket and tennis. In 1901 the women's athletic union was founded. In 1981 the two unions were amalgamated. After the acquisition of the Firs estate in Fallowfield a sports ground and pavilion were provided there. From 1940 the McDougall Centre in Burlington Street was also in use as a sports centre. Ron Hill, Rowena Sweatman, James Hickman, Cyril Holmes and Harry Whittle are former students who have achieved Olympic success.
The Manchester Aquatics Centre, the swimming pool used for the Manchester Commonwealth Games is on the campus and used for water sports. The main facilities used for sports are the Sugden Centre in Grosvenor Street, the Armitage Site near Owens Park and the Wythenshawe Sports Ground.
The university has achieved success in the BUCS (British University & College Sports) competitions, with its men's water polo 1st team winning the national championships (2009, 2010, 2011) under the tutelage of their coach Andy Howard. It was positioned in eighth place in the overall BUCS rankings for 2009/10
The university competes annually in 28 different sports against Leeds and Liverpool universities in the Christie Cup, which Manchester has won for seven consecutive years. The Christie Cup is an inter-university competition between Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester in numerous sports since 1886. After the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry, the Christie's Championships is the oldest Inter–University competition on the sporting calendar: the cup was a benefaction of Richard Copley Christie.
Every year elite sportsmen and sportswomen are selected for membership of the XXI Club, a society formed in 1932 to promote sporting excellence at the university. Most members have gained a Full Maroon for representing the university and many have excelled at a British Universities or National level. No more than 21 active members are allowed, each elected for up to three years (after graduating they become passive members).
Australian National University
Founded in 1946, Australian National University (ANU) is a leading public university situated in Canberra, Australia. With more than 350 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees, the university has seven colleges that offer courses in various disciplines. Consistent higher rankings, cutting-edge curriculum, and modern pedagogy with a vision to uplift society are the features that make Australian National University one of the sought-after study abroad destinations.
University of West Florida
The University of West Florida (UWF) based in Northwest Florida is a public institution founded in 1963. However, the doors to the University of West Florida opened as an upper-division school in 1967. UWF offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires creativity, innovation, and collaboration and is focused on student success with 110+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moreover, UWF has received Claudia Stanny Excellence in Assessment, which highlights the quality of education offered by the university.
The university is committed to devising and investing strategically to enhance student access and educational attainment, build on existing strengths and enhance distinctive research programs. At UWF, students are supervised by faculty members having a pool of experience. Each program at the university is coherently designed to offer a cutting-edge curriculum and industry-oriented pedagogy in a supportive environment. A degree from UWF equips students in every domain to achieve their professional aspirations, from enhancing knowledge to acquiring new competencies.
Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a public institution in Macomb, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1899 as the Western Illinois State Normal School to prepare teachers to work at grammar schools throughout the state. It became Western Illinois University in 1967.
Western Illinois University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is also approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. As of fall 2021, the total student enrollment is 7,455 out of which 5,394 are undergraduate and 2,061 are graduate students. The student-to-faculty ratio stands at 13:1 and there are 288 full-time tenured faculty.
The university’s main campus is located in Macomb, Illinois, and includes more than 60 buildings spread across an area of 1,000 acres. It has several research and study centers including the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center, Children's Literature Examination Center, COEHS Advising, Infant and Preschool Center, Center for Applied Criminal Justice, Maurice G. Kellogg Science Education Center, Reading Center, and the Center for Social Studies Education.
There are 47 degree programs including bachelor's, master’s, certificate, and doctoral programs along with four degrees that are exclusively for the WIU Quad Cities campus, namely engineering, counseling, museum studies, and environmental science.
Notable alumni include commentator, editor, and television producer, Mary Matalin, actor, journalist and voice actor, John Mahoney, businessperson, Robert Nardelli, and the head athletic trainer for the men’s paralympic basketball team, Mary Vacala.
Students have an opportunity to get practical experience across the spectrum, including gaining work experience at smaller businesses, various companies, and leading Fortune 500 entities, such as John Deere. The university has a Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement which links students to companies for projects, internships, and career-related prospects. It also offers career appointments, along with handshake activities, resume development, cover letter development and review, personal statement building, mock interviews and support, searching for internships and jobs, navigating careers, and a lot more. It helps organizations in choosing future graduate study programs along with career planning and career fairs.
The University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales is a leading public research university in Sydney, Australia. It offers personalized teaching experiences with cutting-edge infrastructure. It is ranked number 70 in THE World Rankings 2022 and 45 in the QS World University Rankings 2023. It was founded in 1949, originating from the Sydney Mechanics Institute in 1843.
This was followed by the Sydney Technical College in 1878, finally leading to the University of New South Wales in 1958. The university has several accreditations for its courses, including Chartered Accountants Australia, CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA, and ACCA. The Business School has prestigious EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. The university has 63,232+ students hailing from 132 countries, along with a staff strength of 7,230. It has more than 334,000 alumni worldwide.
The University of New South Wales has its central campus at Kensington in Sydney. Other campuses include Paddington, Sydney CBD, Canberra, and the upcoming Canberra City Campus. The institution is known for its emphasis on research, offering top-notch infrastructures like the UNSW Scientia Program and the UNSW Network Labs for research purposes. Other laboratories include the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Creative Robotics Lab, Interactive Media Lab, and the 3D Visualization Aesthetic Lab.
UNSW has six faculties, including Business, Arts, Design & Architecture, Law & Justice, Engineering, Science, and Medicine & Health. The institution offers innovative research and innovative teaching experiences. There are a total of 47 schools along with 53 centers and institutes. At the same time, students can choose from 400 degrees, covering top disciplines like architecture and building, natural and physical sciences, business and management, engineering and related techniques, education, health, creative arts, and humanities and law.
The University of New South Wales has a stellar lineup of famous alumni. Professor June Griffith taught at the institution as its first female graduate in 1952. Pat O’Shane AM was the first indigenous Law Graduate in the country, becoming the country’s first Aboriginal Magistrate and the first woman and indigenous citizen to head a Government Department. Justice David Wong (Federal Court of Malaysia) studied here, along with Senator Mehreen Faruqi, the first Muslim woman in the Australian Senate. Other notable alumni include Justin Jones, famous for his record-breaking sea kayak expedition over the Trans-Tasman in 2008.
The University of New South Wales offers several career development programs for students. These include virtual internships via InsideSherpa, professional development programs for international students, faculty-specific programs, and support for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups. UNSWConnect is the main jobs board for students, offering internships and volunteering opportunities, along with casual, part-time, and full-time jobs. The UNSW Employability Hub is another resource for students, helping them with skill development and vital skills they require to succeed in the workplace.
Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University is a public institution at Monmouth in Oregon. It is ranked 45 in the Regional Universities West ranking by U.S. News (2023). The institution was founded in 1856 as a private institution while being integrated into the state framework in 1882 as a teacher training organization.
The University attained independence in 2015, with its own directors’ board. It has accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It has around 5,500 students with smaller class sizes.
The main campus covers 160 acres at Monmouth, and the institution also has its own research institute.
Leading study disciplines include aerospace studies, accounting, art and design, biology, chemistry, business, computer science, and many others.
Notable alumni include photographer Jennifer Lyon, actor-painter Ariana Richards, and bodybuilder Shelley Beattie.
Career services, including the Center for Professional Pathways, are readily available at the institution. It helps counsel students while offering career coaching, assessments, internship access, cover letter and resume development, guidance and advice, mock interviews, and more. There are several opportunities for students to get service-based and professional experience.
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Utah Tech University
St George, USA
Utah Tech University, formerly known as the Dixie State University, is an open-access public educational institution committed to providing quality learning opportunities to all.
The Northwest Commission has accredited Utah Tech University on Colleges and Universities. The university has a humongous community of over 12,000 students and more than 190 international student representatives. The average class size in the university is 23 to ensure participative and meaningful classroom learning experiences.
The campus of Utah Tech University is located in St. George, Utah. The university is surrounded by more than 300 miles of mountain biking trails and 1660 bouldering and rock climbing routes, allowing students to explore the realms of adventure to their fullest extent. The university holds more than 180 student events annually and has over 85 clubs and organizations to facilitate the holistic development of its learners' persona outside the academic portals.
The university offers Bachelors, Master's, Associate's, and Certification courses in Humanities, Education, Business, STEM, Arts, and Health Sciences. The university has over 250 programs to choose from and six dedicated learning schools. Apart from this myriad of learning programs, the university also offers a wide range of student-centric facilities to promote a seamless learning experience. The students have unlimited excess to the Campus Store for their education supplies and resources; Library and Archives Collections; Student Success Program, and Student Employment Services. The Student Success Program is merit-based and requires the pupil to satisfy specific criteria to qualify for membership in this value-addition learning opportunity. It's a lucrative program with numerous benefits like Success Coach, Special Workshops & Events, Scholarship, Endless Resources, and much more. Utah Tech University aims to provide an academic impetus for the students to excel in their lives and career and thus boasts a 100% acceptance rate.
The Career Acceleration Program of Utah Tech University is designed to make the students 'career ready' by equipping them with all the relevant skills. Students can also participate in the Handshake initiative of the university to explore different internships and job profiles to gain hands-on learning experience and upgrade their professional acumen.
The University of Queensland Australia
The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research institutions with a top-class academic infrastructure. The institution is ranked 54 in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2022, while it has earned the 36th position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities List. The university was founded in 1909, with its foundation date being April 16, 1910.
Classes started at the institution on March 14, 1911. The institution has diverse accreditations, including the prestigious EQUIS accreditation for its UQ Business School. The University had 56,000+ students in 2021, inclusive of 21,000 international students hailing from 137 countries. It has 20,000 postgraduate students, along with a network of 307,000+ alumni.
The University of Queensland has campuses at St. Lucia, Herston, Gatton, and Boyce Gardens. It also has a campus at UQ Brisbane City, along with the Customs House facility. It has several research and study facilities, including the Heron Island Research Station, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Center, Hidden Vale Wildlife Center, Pharmacy Australia Center of Excellence, Moreton Bay Research Station, UQ Seismograph Station, and Pinjarra Hills Research Facility, among others.
The University has six faculties, along with eight research institutes with global recognition, along with 100+ centers. Leading faculties include Business, Economics and Law, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Medicine. There are undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs on offer for students.
Some notable alumni at the university include ex-Queensland Premier The Honorable Michael Ahern AO, Niue High Commissioner Susan Allen, and the ex-CEO and Managing Director at the Brisbane Airport Corporation, Julieanne Alroe. Other alumni include leading author Thea Beatrice May Astley, the Honorable Mark Bailey MP, the Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Sundeep Biswas, the Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Newcrest Mining Limited, and many others.
The University strives to enhance the employability quotients of students, helping them develop their talents and find new opportunities. It has a dedicated career development cell, building industry connections, enabling better employment options, and preparing students to venture into the corporate sector. There are many global research and experience programs along with internships and staff-student partnerships on offer. There are internships available for students, work-integrated learning (placements or internships), and mentorship solutions. Students can also gain invaluable volunteering experience. There are numerous industry events and programs, along with several resources. The institution tailors applications while enabling several educational sessions and workshops. My Career Adviser is a tool for student support in this regard.
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is a public university located in Charleston, United States of America (USA), offering over 80 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, arts, science, humanities, and education. Students are guided by a faculty known for their excellence in teaching, creative activity, research, and free and rigorous inquiry. Eastern Illinois University is consistently ranked amongst the top third Midwest universities by US News and World Report, thereby earning its reputation of offering a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university has a mission to enrich the social, educational, cultural, and personal development of the students by offering exhilarating co-curricular experiences.
University of Canberra
Monash University is a global research-based Australian university that focuses on research excellence. It offers the best academic infrastructure and teaching environments for aspirants. Ranked at number 57 each in THE (2022) and QS World University Rankings (2023), it is named after Sir John Monash. It was founded in 1958 by an Act of Parliament.
It became a university in 1961, with students beginning their programs at the Clayton Campus. The major accreditations of the institution include AASCB, EQUIS, and AMBA. The university has 17,000 staff members and 86,000 students, with 44,000+ alumni across its six campuses, global teaching areas, and 100+ partner universities.
The main campus is the one at Clayton, followed by others at Caulfield, Peninsula, Parkville, and 750 Collins Street. There are the Law Chambers as well. The university also has campuses in Indonesia and Malaysia, along with the Joint Graduate School (Southeast University) in China. It also runs the Prato Centre in Italy, and the IITB Monash Academy in India. The institution has cutting-edge research facilities and laboratories. There is the Monash Biomedical Proteomics Facility with its spectrometer and other equipment, along with the MASSIVE facility for research and the Monash Micro Imaging facility with its advanced microscopes. This is a part of the Monash Technology Research Platforms as well.
The institution offers 127 undergraduate programs and 214 postgraduate programs for students. There are 150+ active research fields, 4,700+ higher degree by research students, and 10 faculties. Major courses include Arts, Business and Economics, Design and Architecture, Nursing and Health Sciences, Information Technology, Education, Law, Engineering, Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Medicine.
Famous alumni at the university include the CEO at Linfox Armaguard, Annette Carey, Carman’s Fine Foods Managing Director, Carolyn Creswell, Richmond Football Club CEO Brendon Gale, and the Honorable Justice Anne Ferguson (former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Victoria). Others include the founder and chief enabling officer at the I CAN Network, Christopher Varney, actor Dr. Max Gillies, BBC presenter Yalda Hakim, and singer-songwriter Vance Joy. Interestingly, famous Indian multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer, and singer, Raghav Sachar, also studied here.
Monash University has its own Career Center for enhancing the employability quotients of students. There are crucial eLearning materials and other tools for students, expert career coaching, 700+ short courses, self-guided quizzes and assessments, cover letter and resume assistance, interview simulators, and more. There are online Career Consultations available for students, along with Career Planning support. Students can find workshops and other information at Career Connect. They can also take up part-time and other jobs while studying.
University of Wisconsin Stout
UW-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university. Our students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy, and serve society.
Located in scenic Menomonie, Wisconsin, our campus has a long and rich history of providing a distinct array of programs. Our students enjoy a 98.4% rate of finding employment or continuing their education after they graduate. We're proud of our tremendous industry partnerships and our contribution to the local and regional economy.
We foster a culture where students gain invaluable skills and knowledge at UW-Stout. Our students are immersed in industry-relevant, hands-on learning with three times as many labs as lecture halls. This is partially thanks to our tremendous industry partnerships with nationally recognized companies like Target, Thomson Reuters, Sony, and 3M.
The University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom
Born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Our campus in Coventry welcomes over 26,500 students from over 150 countries. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK's and the world’s greatest universities, and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework placed us 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking. Warwick constantly invests into student services and campus facilities. You'll benefit from excellent support from accommodation help to careers advice, free counselling and health services. You can study in The Oculus, our teaching and learning building, and soon enjoy a new state-of-the-art SportsHub. Surrounded by peaceful greenery and bustling cities, we have access to a great transport network to travel across the UK and Europe too. We offer you the potential to follow your ambitions anywhere, if you bring your energy and determination to succeed.
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, USA
One of Utah's finer educational institutes, Southern Utah University (SUU), is situated in Cedar City, USA. The non-profit public state university was established in 1897. However, the college received its university status only in 1991. According to U.S. News & World Report, SUU ranks 67 in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities West.
Furthermore, the University houses around 12,000 students yearly, with a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. SUU guarantees a nurturing educational and recreational space with accreditations from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), etc.
The institute houses a massive 129-acre campus that renders a perfect learning environment for students. Interestingly, SUU is also known as the “University of Parks,” and it owes its name to the various outdoor recreational parks and National Park Service partnerships. As a result, students can experience outdoor adventures seamlessly alongside their academic endeavors. Moreover, the University is also home to 120 organizations and clubs, allowing them to completely utilize the rather adventurous and rural area surrounding the university campus.
SUU also offers some of the top educational programs in the state. The most well-known programs offered are nursing, psychology, criminal justice, aviation, etc. SUU also has the highest altitude flight program in the US. Collectively, the University offers over 140 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs. As of Fall 2020, SUU had an acceptance rate of 76%.
The robust and immersive learning space at SUU has also paved the way for some notable alumni over the past few years. For instance, SUU's most notable alumni, Harry Reid, is an ex-senator for Nevada, United States. Keala Settle, who is a popular American singer and actress, is also an SUU alumnus. SUU is also the alma mater of Mike Leavitt, the 14th governor of Utah. Lastly, LeShaun Sims, a Southern Utah football player, was also from SUU.
Lastly, the institute has an abundant job, internship, and research opportunities available to its students. To make sure students are prepared to take on the professional world, SUU offers a career center. Here, you can obtain help deciding your major, resume writing tips, find an on-campus job, etc. Some of the popular sponsors behind this career center are Avantguard, Vantage Marketing, Enterprise, BrainHead Resort, etc.
Minnesota State University
Minnesota State University was established as Mankato Normal School in 1868. Initially, the school started with 27 students. In 1921, it became Mankato State Teachers College. The institution was renamed as Mankato State College in 1957 and again to Mankato State University in 1975. It was given its existing name in 1998. Currently, the university holds the accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and many of its programs are approved by various relevant accrediting agencies.
Situated in Mankato, Minnesota, the university campus is sprawled across 303 acres and consists of numerous buildings. These buildings include several academic buildings, a huge library, research stations, a music library, a recreation center, two astronomy observatories, a student center, an athletics complex, and an administration center. The campus houses excellent residential facilities with spacious dorms that come with a capacity to accommodate over 2,900 people. It also features athletic fields stretched across 50 acres including Blakeslee Stadium for playing football. Edina campus, located in Edina, Minnesota, is one of the university's satellite campuses. It offers a range of academic programs, from professional certifications to undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Dakota State University
Established in the year 1881 for teacher education, Dakota State University (DSU) is amongst the most prestigious institutes of the U.S. In the year 1902, the name was changed from Madison Normal School to Madison State Normal School. Almost two decades later, the name was again changed to Eastern State Normal School.
In 1969, the name Dakota State College was adopted, while in 1989, the name was changed to Dakota State University in order to reflect the addition of new graduate programs. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is managed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents.
Located in South Dakota's city of Madison, the university offers over 45 major programs to choose from and follows the Academic Quality Improvement Program procedure. South Dakota Department of Education has also accredited the teacher education programs of the university. The city of Madison is a beautiful city located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The DSU campus houses a renovated science center, which is home to physics, biology, and chemistry labs. The Trojan Center within the campus offers dining facilities, apart from housing a bookstore. The campus has different halls, which are dedicated to diverse departments. Dakota State University has four different colleges under its purview, which offer an innovative experience to its students.
The prestigious university offers various programs in diverse fields. It offers bachelor’s degrees, associate programs, certifications, and pre-professional programs. Some of the fields in which the university offers bachelor’s degrees are accounting, biology, computer education, cyber operations, finance, management, marketing, physical science, and respiratory care. The associate degrees are offered in business management, general studies, web development, and many more. Certifications in different fields pave the way for a successful career in diverse spheres. DSU also offers online courses for working professionals and homemakers. The university provides lucrative career options in different categories, be it academic or non-academic.
The prestigious university has an extensive list of alumni across the globe, some of which are Miles Beacom (President, CEO of Premier Bankcard and of First Premier Financial Services), Shantel Krebs (Current South Dakota Secretary of State), Matt Paulson (Founder of MarketBeat.com; Co-Founder of GoGo Photo Contest; and, Partner with USGolfTV), Susan Bulfer Koch (Chancellor of the University of Illinois-Springfield) and Ruth Habeger (teacher).
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Found in 1867, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign started its journey with the desire to create transformative learning experiences and graduates that can make a significant impact in the world. The public research university has won 29 Pulitzer awards, and the QS World University Ranking 2023 places it at 85th rank. It is situated in Champaign, United States.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It invites students worldwide, holding space for over 56,000 students and 4,500 academic staff. It holds the second position as the US' top public institute that welcomes international students.
The University campus stretches out 1,783 acres and has 651 total buildings. The public research university has one of the largest public university libraries worldwide, with a collection of over 24,000,000 books. Around 367 buildings of the University have on-and-off wireless computing access. The institute also boasts four theaters in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and 21 NCAA teams. One cannot overlook the sports facilities, including the Memorial stadium, Atkins tennis center, Huffhall, Illinois field, Demirjian golf practice facility, and Illinois track and soccer stadium.
Besides extra-curricular activities, the University is committed to providing excellent education to its students. It offers over 5,000 courses and 150 programs of study. These courses are offered through 15 different colleges and instructional entities – College of Agricultural, College of Applied Health Sciences, College of Education, Grainger College of Engineering, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, School of Labor and Employment Relations, Gies College of Business, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Graduate College, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Information Sciences, College of Media, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, School of Social Work and College of Veterinary Medicine. The University’s acceptance rate was 63% in Fall 2020.
If you look at the University's glorious history, you will notice the following famous alums: Nick Offerman (Actor known for Parks and Recreation), Jawed Karim (co-founder of Youtube), and Jerry Orbach (singer), among others.
The University of Illinois not only imparts excellent knowledge but also pushes forth to prepare its students for great careers. It has 'The Career Center' that helps students figure out their career paths. Additionally, it offers resources like 'Handshake' that help connect students and recruiters. It also hosts several events like 'Career Drop-ins' and 'Career Fair Preparation.'
Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University is a public institution in Youngstown, Ohio. It was founded in 1908 by the YMCA, which later transferred its leadership.
The University became a part of the Ohio System of Higher Education in 1967. It has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Several other programs have accreditation from the CAEP. The institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 along with 12,76 students and an average class size of 21 students.
The University has campuses in Cleveland in Ohio, and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. There are several research centers and institutions, including the Center for Advanced Materials Analysis, Center of Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering, Center of Excellence in Applied Chemical Biology, and many others.
There are several academic degrees, including associate (two-year courses) degrees, graduate degrees (master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate courses), and online degrees across undergraduate and graduate disciplines. Key study areas include anthropology, accounting, American studies, biology, biochemistry, art history, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, dietetics, criminal justice, electrical engineering, ethics, entrepreneurship, fashion, geography, finance, journalism, law enforcement, management, and public health.
Notable alumni include politician and police officer James Traficant, astronaut and scientist Ronald A. Parise, and businessperson Linda R. Gooden.
The institution has its own Office of Career Exploration & Development. It supports students, helping them prepare for future work and higher education throughout various streams and fields. There are several options for assisting those seeking internships and jobs, along with career and professional preparation and development programs. Students also get opportunities for experiential learning, which include externships, internships, clinical or field observations, service learning, practicums, co-op activity, research for credit options, and of course, student teaching opportunities.
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