Christopher Newport University
CNU is named for Christopher Newport, an English sea captain best known for leading the voyage to Jamestown, the first English-speaking settlement in America, in 1607. CNU’s 260-acre campus is located in Newport News, Va., which was settled in 1621 and is geographically the fourth largest city in the state.
Christopher Newport University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 6 up-andcoming regional university in the South. U.S. News ranked CNU among the top 46 colleges and universities in the nation "that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus and facilities." CNU has hired more than 100 new faculty in the past five years and is on track to add 100 more in the next five years. Nearly 90 percent of CNU’s faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their fields.
CNU enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes as well as an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.
Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University, situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland, provides its diverse student body with a learner-centered academic environment created by a low student-faculty ratio and an emphasis on teaching. FSU students connect with the world at large through opportunities to engage in community service, leadership development, undergraduate research, internships in nearly every major and international study.
With 45 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs, strong disciplines in liberal arts and sciences, business, education, environmental studies and leadership draw students from across the region and around the world.
University of Mary Washington
Ranked #2 in our class by U.S. News and World Report and in the
top ten nationally in Peace Corps alumni, and with a Pulitzer-prize
winning poet on the faculty, UMW is an institution on the move. Our
spectacular two campuses - one park-like and intimate, nestled in
the picturesque, culturally lively city of Fredericksburg, and the
other a sleek, high tech graduate and professional campus in the
growing technology corridor of Stafford - offer you the best of all
Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university located just minutes from the nation's capital.
Marymount's academic programs combine a strong liberal arts foundation with solid career preparation. Ethics and values are emphasized here, as is service to others. Marymount's mission is to educate the whole person, preparing students to achieve personal and professional success.
Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most recognized institutions in the nation. Penn State Harrisburg brings nationally-accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's capitol region.
Located eight miles east of Harrisburg in Middletown, Pa., the campus enrolls more than 4,500 students and offers more than 60 associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The college also offers the first two years of study leading to 160 baccalaureate offered throughout the University system. At the transfer level, Penn State Harrisburg serves students from all Penn State campuses and other accredited colleges and universities. Penn State Harrisburg offers an extensive selection of graduate programs for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited colleges and universities and for international students.
Salisbury University, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland,
is a regionally accredited, four-year comprehensive university
offering 55 distinct undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We
are 30 miles from the beaches and 2.5 hours from Washington, DC and
Southern Virginia University
Founded in 1867 and renewed in 1996, Southern Virginia University is one of the top 50 All-American Colleges chosen by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Set in the majestic Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southern Virginia rests atop a tree-shaded hill in Buena Vista, Va. Southern Virginia is the only liberal arts college that embraces the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.
Enrolling more than 800 students, Southern Virginia provides the finest undergraduate education available in letters, arts and sciences in a wholesom Latter-day Saints environment. Academic rigor, spiritual nourishment, engaging extracurricular activities and an innovative and nationally-recognized travel study program characterize the Southern Virginia experience.
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Non-sectarian since its founding in 1840, St. Mary's College of Maryland enjoys a unique status in public higher education as Maryland's public honors college. Because it is a coeducational state college, St. Mary's is committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. As Maryland's public honors college, St. Mary's offers an undergraduate, liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges.
St. Mary's shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an
outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a
challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a
spirit of intellectual inquiry. By combining the virtues of public
and private education, St. Mary's provides a unique alternative for
students and their families. This special identity underpins the
College's success and its reputation for excellence. Its
spectacular waterfront setting in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay
region, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south
of Baltimore, enhances the College's uniqueness. The St. Mary's
campus is one of uncommon charm, inspiring a powerful sense of
Founded in 1873 as a preparatory school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers 30 bachelors, four associates, and master's degrees in nursing, education, business administration and environmental science in a multi-denominational, multi-cultural campus setting.
Wesley College and its athletic facilities are located on 50
acres in historic Dover, Delaware. Dover is the capital of the
nation's first state and has 35,000 residents. The campus is
situated in Dover's major residential community with stores and
banks in easy walking distance and malls a short commute.
York College of Pennsylvania
York College of Pennsylvania is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, which focuses on offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts and sciences, as well as professional programs. Students may also enroll in courses leading to the associate degree and the master's degree in selected professional fields.
The College draws its 4,400 full-time undergraduate and 1500
part-time and graduate students from some 30 states and 15 foreign
countries. The College occupies a 115-acre, park-like, suburban
campus, in the rolling hills of the south central part of the
state. York is an economically vibrant area, with a solid
industrial base as well as productive service and agricultural
centers. Close to the heart of "Pennsylvania Dutch" country and the
spectacular Susquehanna River recreation area, York is one hour
from Baltimore, two hours from Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.,
and four hours from New York City, Pittsburgh, or Richmond.