Visit our neighboring institutions.

Conference attendees are encouraged to sign up for one of four college tours being offered throughout the local area on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tours 1, 2, and 3 will depart at 9:00 a.m. Tour 4 will depart at 12 noon. All four tours will return to campus in time for the Conference Welcome. Please note that all college tours will run concurrently therefore only one can be selected. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits.

  • Tour 1: Stony Brook University
    • Location: Sixty miles from New York City on suburban Long Island, Stony Brook is a public research university
    • Ranking: U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 public universities in the country; the Times Higher Education World University Rankings put Stony Brook among the top 1% of all universities in the world
    • Program: More than 150 majors, minors, and combined-degree programs for its student population of 24,103
    • Facilities: The Stony Brook University Medical Center, located on campus is among the top 15 teaching hospitals in the country
    • Athletics: Division I athletes have won multiple conference championships in recent years
  • Tour 2: Fordham University, Lincoln Center and New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus
    • Fordham University, Lincoln Center
      • Population: 2,000 undergraduate students on a self-contained eight-acre campus at the corner of W 60th St and Columbus Ave in midtown Manhattan.
      • Facilities: New home to a 22-story undergraduate residence hall and the Fordham Law School.
      • Programs: New program options in global business, humanitarian affairs, communications, fashion, music, and social work
      • Admission: Fordham’s three undergraduate colleges receive more than 40,000 applications annually. The average admitted student earned a 3.7 GPA and the middle 50% scored between 1830 and 2040 on the SAT (CR+M+W).
      • Fordham Education: Internships, service, global experience, leadership on and off campus, independent research, research in collaboration with faculty, a strong moral compass, critical thinking, creative problem-solving — this is what Fordham students bring into the world.
    • New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus
      • Population: 10,000 students attend on campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, while 3000 students study on global campuses. Students can study at both NY campuses, taking advantage of New York culture, and job, internship, and community service opportunities
      • Programs: 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine.
      • Our Graduates: More than 90% of NYIT alumni are employed in their chosen field or pursuing further education within six months of graduation.
      • Extracurricular Opportunities: NYIT offers more than 60 student clubs and organizations, from Greek life and professional organizations to WNYT radio and the Sustainability Club. It sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs, one Division I team, and offers a variety of intramural sports and recreational activities.
  • Tour 3: Queens College (CUNY) and St. John’s University
    • Queens College (CUNY)
      • Population: Students from more than 150 nations, many first-generation, low-income; cited by the Education Trust as one of five colleges in the country that serve low-income students well
      • Facilities: a 79-acre campus, state-of-the art computer and science laboratories, music building, six-story library; cited by Princeton Review as one of 322 Green Colleges; LEED Gold rating for the residence hall
      • Program: Vibrant cultural scene; Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts brings together academic departments in the arts and its museums.
      • Honors Program: Queens College participates in CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, and offers its own honors programs in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences to qualified students.
    • St. John’s University
      • Population: 15,000 undergraduates, more than 5,000 graduate students represent 48 states and 114 countries•Faculty: 90% hold a doctorate or other terminal degree; 18:1 student faculty ratio
      • Financial Aid: In 2012-13, 94% of undergraduates received $477 million in financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans and work/study programs. Freshman scholarships range from $5000 per year to full tuition
      • Queens Campus: High-tech residence halls, wi-fi lounges and study rooms, 24-hour security, dining halls are a train ride from New York City
      • Manhattan Campus: Houses the School of Risk Management, a key division of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, in a 12-story “vertical “ campus near the World Financial Center
      • Staten Island Campus: Garden-style apartment housing, a smaller, close-knit community and unique courses for undergraduate and adult students; a free 20-minute ride across New York Bay to New York City.
      • International Campuses: Rome, Italy and Paris, France
  • Tour 4: Hofstra University and Nassau Community College (SUNY)
    • Hofstra University
      • Location: State-of-the-art campus A short commute from New York City where students take advantage of internships, class trips, research, recreation and cultural life
      • Faculty: where all undergraduates are taught by professors who are leaders in their fields and mentors in the classroom. They are Emmy Award winners, entrepreneurs, groundbreaking scientists, best-selling authors, and respected executives
      • Preparation for life after college through internships (nearly 70% of students) and a strong record of graduate school placement
      • Programs: 140 undergraduate program options, more than 100 dual-degree programs; new schools of medicine, health and human services, and engineering
      • Pride and Purpose: Students are encouraged to grow individually, as well as academically, through community service, leadership development, study abroad, internships
    • Nassau Community College (SUNY)
      • Population: Located in Garden City, NY, it is the largest single-campus community college in the SUNY system with 23,000 students. There is a wide array of support services available.
      • Programs: More than 80 programs of study leading to A.A., A.S., A.A.S. degrees and one-year certificates, for both transfer-oriented and career-seeking students including nursing, x-ray technology, website design, fire science, fashion design, teacher education, art studies, dietetics, music, business administration, photography, medical billing and coding, as well as all traditional liberal arts areas.
      • Activities: There are more than 100 extracurricular clubs and organizations, varsity and intramural sports • Schedule: Flexible scheduling allows students to attend days, evenings and weekends
      • Faculty: Much of the teaching is done by full-time faculty
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