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  1. JUNIOR PARENT State Colleges INFORMATION NIGHT

  2. Illinois State Schools WHEATON UIC NIU ISU UIUC UIS WIU EIU SIUE SIUC

  3. 12 Public Universities in Illinois • Chicago State University, Chicago (CSU) • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston (EIU) • Governor’s State University, University Park (GSU) • Illinois State University, Normal (ISU) • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (NEIU) • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (NIU)

  4. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC) • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE) • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) • University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) • Western Illinois University, Macomb (WIU)

  5. State School Size--Undergrads

  6. Expenses (estimated)(Tuition, Room & Board, Fees) *Many schools have other fees—Ex. UIUC has fees for many of their specific college majors (All College of Business programs--$1,264extra, etc…)

  7. Important Notes • SENIOR YEAR COUNTS!Encourage your student to take strong core classes all year! • Application Fees • EIU $30 • ISU $40 • SIUC $30 • SIUE $30 • UIC $50 • UIS $50 • UIUC $50 • WIU $30 • NIU $40 • Enrollment Management • Holding to guidelines/priority filing dates • Response Date—several weeks for any notification. BE PATIENT!

  8. . . .more notes. . . • Most of the state universities use a formula based on class rank and test scores for determining admission. • If you have lower test scores you will need a good rank/GPA. • If you have high test scores you can sometimes have a lower rank/GPA.

  9. ADMISSION INFORMATION

  10. Governors State University • 2014 will mark the first freshman class at Governors State. Students will have 3 tracks they can participate in and will be part of a cohort. They will not be able to change majors • Standards for admissions will be released January 2013 • Bachelor’s Degrees in Business, Education, Criminal Justice • Extensive Masters and Doctorate programs

  11. Chicago State University • Highlights • 15:1 Student to faculty ratio • Pharmacy school graduate their first class in 2012 • Popular majors include: Education, Business, Nursing • Requirements: 16 ACT 2.75 GPA

  12. Northeastern Illinois University • Highlights: • According to U.S. News and World Report, NEIU is the most ethnically diverse university in the Midwest • Top Majors include: Education, Accounting, Biology, Computer Science • Admission Requirements: 19 ACT Top 50% of Class Does not require 2 years of Foreign Language, but requires either 2 years of Fine Arts or 1 year of Vocation Education

  13. Western Illinois UniversityMacomb, IL (222 Miles Away) Highlights: • Home of the only Urban Forestry & Sports Production Majors in IL • 5-yr. Bachelor/Master Degree Programs • Pre-Pharmacy major articulation w/UIC • Reserves 5 spots for WIU grads • Western Commitment Scholarship • Award Freshman with a 4-yr. guaranteed scholarship based on ACT & GPA • GPA: 2.6 – 3.4 • ACT: 18 - 23 • HSPR: N/A Alternative Admission: • Applicants that fall below the middle 50% range need to submit: • Personal Statement • Letters of Recommendation from Counselor • Need to apply through the Academic Services Program before Dec. 1st Top Majors/Programs: • Law Enforcement • Broadcasting & Sports Broadcasting • Meteorology • Construction Management

  14. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (268 Miles Away) Highlights: • Newly Division 1 Athletics as a member of Ohio Valley Conference • The Daily Beast, ranks SIUE in the nation among its Top 50 Safest Colleges • URCA Program (Undergrad Research & Creative Activities) • Allows all students to gain experience in the lab, field or studio with a real world setting • Close proximity to downtown St. Louis New Undergrad Minors: • Native-American Studies • Forensic Sciences • Pre- Law • GPA: N/A • ACT: 20 - 25 • HSPR: 47 – 84% • Incoming Freshman will be considered with a Act: 18 & GPA: 2.5/4.0 Popular Majors: • Nursing • Pre-Pharmacy • Business Administration • Biological Sciences • Psychology

  15. Eastern Illinois UniversityCharleston, IL (200 miles away) FUN Facts: • New Fine Arts Center • Textbook Rental saves students $300- $600 per year • New Commitment to Excellence Scholarships • Tiers 1-3 based on ACT/GPA • Awards: $1,500 - $3,500 per year for keeping grades up • GATEWAY Alternative Admission • ACT: 15-17 • GPA: 2.0-2.5 / 4.0 • GPA: 3.0 • ACT: 21 • HSRP: Top 40% • Foreign Lang. not required but student with 2 years of the same language & a C avg. will be considered to have met EIU’s lang. grad requirement • Application Requirements: • Personal Statement • Academic Letters of Recommendation (in some cases)

  16. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (346 miles away) Highlights: • Legacy Tuition Rate- students with SIUC parent alumni will receive a 20% discount on tuition • Summer Bridge Program • ACHIEVE Program for students with Learning Disabilities including extra financial help and individual support • Student to Faculty Ratio is 15:1and 80% of classes have less than 30 students • Added Specializations effective Summer 2013 • Journalism - Sports Media • Radio-TV - Electronic Sports Media & Digital Media Arts & Animation • GPA: 2.85 - 3.47 • ACT: 21 - 25 • HSPR: 50 – 78% • Students with a ACT of 23 or above or a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above in core courses will be automatically admitted • Entry into specific academic programs is by individual review

  17. University of Illinois, Springfield(194 miles away) Highlights: • “Scholarship on Hold” Program • Admitted Freshman who are awarded a scholarship but choose to attend a community college for their 1st 2 yrs. • As a transfer back to UIS, the student will receive their scholarship if maintained a 3.0 • NCAA DII Athletics • Student to Faculty Ratio- 14:1 • New Major: • Environmental Studies • New Minors: • Marketing • Spanish • Pre-Med • GPA: 2.9 – 3.8 • ACT: 20 - 25 • HSPR: 55 – 86% Admission Requirements: • Personal & Academic Statements • Honors programs: requires 2 yrs. of Foreign Language

  18. Northern Illinois UniversityDekalb, IL (42 miles away) FUN Facts: • Help students find jobs & internships after college • New Residence Hall opening in 2012 (with Honors Housing) • New Outdoor Recreational Complex • New Music/ Art Building coming in 2013 • University Scholars: Full Tuition, Fees, Room & Board • ACT: 33 & GPA: 3.75 Popular Programs: • Business • Music • Speech Communication • Psychology • Nursing • GPA: 2.85 – 3.47 • ACT: 20 - 25 • HSPR: 50 – 78% • If students are deficient in any requirement areas- they still may be eligible for admittance • Application Requirements: • 2 years of Foreign Lang., Fine Arts, OR Vocational Education

  19. Illinois State University Bloomington, IL (123 miles away) FUN Facts: • Founded as a Teacher College • Apply Early to Nursing & Elementary Ed. Programs – very popular and fill up fast!! • Popular Majors: • Athletic Training • Early Childhood Education • Exercise Science • Graphic Communications • Renewable Energy • Speech Pathology • GPA: 3.13 - 3.8 • ACT: 22 - 26 • HSPR: N/A • Requires 2 years of Foreign Lang. OR 2 years of Fine Arts • Early Admission Deadline: Nov. 15th • Application Requirements: • Rigor of high school courses completed • Grade trends • Academic Personal Statement (OPTIONAL- but strongly encouraged when falling on the lower end of GPA/ ACT)

  20. University of Illinois-Chicago Highlights: • 1/3 of IL Pharmacists is a graduate of the UIC College of Pharmacy • College of Nursing ranked among the Top 10 nationally • One of the most diverse campuses in the nation • Home to Chicago’s largest undergrad engineering programs • Includes unique co-ops & internships with businesses such as Microsoft, Caterpillar & Motorola • GPA: 2.8 – 3.5 • ACT: 21 - 27 • HSPR: 68 – 89% • Admission Requirements: • Personal Statement • Letters of Recommendation (optional) • Honors College- higher requirements depending on major • GPPA • Admitted to undergrad programs with guarentee of admission to their choice of professional programs • ACT: 28 & Class Rank: Top 15% • Application on Common App • With Additional Supplements Top Colleges: • Education • Engineering • Medicine • Business

  21. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (153 miles) Self-Reporting: • GPA: College Specific • ACT: 26 – 31 (avg. 28.4) • HSPR: 83 – 96% (54% in top 10%) Admission Requirements: • Essays • Some curricula have additional admission requirements (Audition, Portfolio, Interview) • Apply before NOVEMBER 1(Priority Deadline) • 4 years in all academic areas are recommended (including foreign lang.) Highlights: • 3rd most recruited undergrads in the nation • #1 in Big10 for starting/mid-career salaries • Freshman can now apply for Social Work • Engineering- new program to apply: • First Year Engineering: Undeclared

  22. College Selectivityat UIUC • Includes 9 Colleges • Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences • Applied Health Sciences • Business • Media • General Studies • Education • Engineering • Fine & Applied Arts • Liberal Acts and Sciences • Each college has different admission criteria • 2 yrs. of a foreign language is required

  23. Wheaton North StudentsAcceptance Standards to U of I

  24. Midwest State Schools:University of Iowa Application Requirements: • Choose a College to apply to: • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • College of Engineering • Students accepted by a formula called the Regent Admission Index score: www.uiowa.edu/admissions • 2 yrs. of Foreign Lang. • $40 Application Fee Top Majors: • Business • Management • Marketing • GPA: 3.61 avg. • ACT: 23 – 28 (avg. 25) Additional Info: • Cost: $36,035 • Includes Tuition, Room & Board & Fees • Size: 21,176 Undergrad

  25. Other Midwest State Schools Cost: $37,288 Size: 30,836 approx. Admission (2010): Middle 50% Range • Top ¼ in senior class • 3.3-3.9 GPA on a 4.0 • 23-29 ACT (writing portion is required)

  26. Other Midwest State Schools Indiana University Cost: $34,958-$37,561 Size: 32,490 Admission (2010): • 95% in Top ½ of class • GPA 3.3-3.9 (4.0 scale) • ACT Ave.= 25-29 (writing is required) *18-19 year long core courses highly recommended (4-5 each yr.)

  27. Last Years Grad Class: 508 Students 63% Attended a 4 – year school Stats of Class 2012

  28. Pathways to Engineering Program • C.O.D. also has a partnership with the University of Illinois and their College of Engineering • Program guarantees admission to U of I’s College of Engineering if students complete the Pathway Program • Completion of the program requires students to take a set of required courses and maintain a 3.3 GPA in those courses. Students also must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at C.O.D. • Admission into the program is very competitive

  29. College of DuPage 3+1 Program • C.O.D. has several 3+1 Programs • Governors State offers a degree program in Nursing • Program requires students to take 3 years of classes at C.O.D. and then the 4th year is taught by the Governors State Faculty on C.O.D.’s Campus

  30. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Thanks for attending Junior Parent Night!