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Presentation on independent / private colleges and universities in Washington state. Presented to counselors and career specialists at the Washington Council of High School College Relations Fall 2009 ...

Presentation on independent / private colleges and universities in Washington state. Presented to counselors and career specialists at the Washington Council of High School College Relations Fall 2009 Workshops

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  • We want students, parents, and counselors to consider ALL options for education, and to seek out the colleges that fit them the best. College is a major investment, make sure that the college learning environment will give them the greatest success. We will be hearing from colleagues from the CTC, 4 year publics. All are great choices for the right student. Consider the best program for each student. Variety of schools, locations, missions and students.
  • Independent Colleges have 4 core commitments to our students and community: Diversity Quality Graduating successful students prepared for a global and knowledge based economy Affordability through student aid
  • Who is an independent college student? There is not a single characteristic to define them, except the desire to learn and success. Enroll about 40k most from Washington, and from all Socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
  • With minority distributions similar to State institutions. White Asian Hispanic Black Native American ICW 76% 9% 6% 3% 2% Pub Bacc: 71% 13% 6% 3% 2% CTC: 75% 7% 8% 5% 2%
  • Represent about 15% of students enrolled in 4 year schools in Washington, but graduate almost 25%. And of those that graduate, almost 80% graduate in 4 years or less. Faster graduation = less time in school and less money spent for tuition, room and board.
  • Our colleges are committed to making college affordable through grants, scholarships, and loans. A vast majority receive financial aid, and schools are working hard to keep tuition rates from rising – a 4% increase over last year in tuition, but a 9% increase in financial aid. There are some merit and academic scholarships, but most is need based.
  • College is expensive, but Tuition alone does not tell the entire story. Financial aid helps bridge the gap, especially institutional aid. The average debt upon graduation is less than one year of tuition at an independent school, but more than three times the amount of one year of tuition at a public school. You can’t just look at tuition alone. Apply to your best fit schools, then compare the costs after financial aid comes in. Average Financial Aid Package (for those receiving aid) in 2007-2008 Tuition and fees $26,136 Room and board $7369 Total $33,505 Financial Aid Federal grants $4,568 State grants $4,822 Institutional grants $11,987 Student loans $5,715 State/Federal Work Study Total $2,061 $29,153 Net Tuition $4,352
  • Created with the Ben Cheney Foundation and High School Counselors, for parents and students to learn about the admissions process. Relevant information for all students, regardless of which schools they are interested in attending. Check out the scholarship contest for a Kindle at ProjectOpportunity.net!
  • Brief sampling of a few of our schools
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  • highlight our new buildings on campus and emphasize that if students apply before December 1, they do not have to pay the application fee or write the essay. 

Independent Colleges of Washington WCHSCR 2009 Presentation Independent Colleges of Washington WCHSCR 2009 Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Washington Council of Chadd Bennett High School-College Relations [email_address] Fall Counselor Workshops 2009 206.623.4494 Consider All Options At Washington’s Independent Colleges
  • Independent Colleges are Committed Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Diversity in Student Body, Location and Mission High Quality, Personalized Programs and Facilities Graduating Successful Students, On Time and Prepared Comprehensive Student Aid and Affordability
  • Independent College Students Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Nearly 40,000 students enrolled each year About 2/3rds are from Washington state Representing every county in the state From all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds View slide
  • Diverse Student Body Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University View slide
  • Successful Students Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Independent Colleges award a quarter of baccalaureate and higher degrees in the state Nearly 80% of students who graduate do so in 4 years or less
  • Comprehensive Student Aid Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Over 90% of students receive financial aid at Independent Colleges Nearly 80% is need based aid A quarter receive the State Need Grant and/or Pell Grant
  • Look at Net Tuition Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University For students receiving financial aid: Average Tuition, Room and Board: $33,500 - Average Financial Aid Package: $29,150 Net Tuition: $4,350 Apply to the best fit, then compare the numbers
  • Independent Colleges of Washington Can Help Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University Guidance for Students and Families through ProjectOpportunity.net Public Policy Information on www.ICWashington.org Twitter.com/ICW Scholarships for students attending member colleges
  • Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University
    • Planning Calendars
    • Financial Aid
    • Essays
    • Standardized Tests
    • New in October 2009
    • Spanish Translation
    • Community College Transfer information
    • Kindle/Scholarship Contest for students
  • Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University (800) 533-4668 www.whitworth.edu Whitworth University (877) 462-9448 www.whitman.edu Whitman College (800) 541-8900 www.wallawalla.edu Walla Walla University (800) 396-7191 www.pugetsound.edu University of Puget Sound (800) 426-7123 www.seattleu.edu Seattle University (800) 366-3344 www.spu.edu Seattle Pacific University (800) 368-8803 www.stmartin.edu Saint Martin’s University (800) 274-6758 www.plu.edu Pacific Lutheran University (888) 272-6190 www.heritage.edu Heritage University (800) 322-2584 www.gonzaga.edu Gonzaga University
  • $0 December 22 Early Action: November 30 March 1 Whitworth University $50 December 15 / January 23 Early Decision I: November 15/ Early Decision II: January 1 January 15 Whitman College $40 N/A N/A Rolling Walla Walla University $40 December 15 / January 15 Early Decision I: November 15 Early Decision II: January 2 January 15 University of Puget Sound $45 February 1 November 15 deadline for Sullivan Leadership Award February 1 Seattle University $45 January Early Action: November 15 February 1 Seattle Pacific University $35 March 1 N/A Rolling admissions Priority: March 1 Final: August 20 Saint Martin's University $40 January 15 for priority consideration Rolling application reviews October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15 February 15 / rolling Pacific Lutheran University $0 Priority: March 15 Rolling Heritage University $50 January 15 Early Action: November 15 February 1 Gonzaga University Application Fee Financial Aid deadline Early Action/ Early Decision/ Priority Deadline Fall 2010 Application Deadline
  • Member School Highlights Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University
  • Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
    • Founded 1882. Enrollment: 1,450 from 45 states and 30 nations; Student-faculty ratio: 9:1; Average class size:15. About 75 percent of Whitman students live on campus.
    • Overall graduation rate of 88 percent and first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94 percent – both among the highest in the nation.
    • Facilities reflect Whitman’s excellence and devotion to students: the library, health center and computer labs are open 24/7, a $15.5 million renovation to the athletic center was completed in 2009, and a new visual arts center opened in 2008.
    • Award-winning students include 43 Fulbright recipients since 1999 as well as three Udall recipients, two National Science Foundation recipients, one Watson Fellow, one Emerson Hunger Fellow and two Truman finalists in 2009.
  • Gonzaga University Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University
    • Gonzaga University enrolled 1240 first-year students; it’s largest in its 123 year history and within the top three academic profiles
    • The new class is the most diverse; nearly 20% of students are from under-represented backgrounds
    • Gonzaga’s Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry departments have received prestigious grants, increasing undergraduate research opportunities
    • 40% of GU students study abroad
    • GU now holds the World Record for Dodge Ball! 
  • Updates from PLU
    • Received the 2009 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, a prestigious award that honors outstanding efforts on and off campus to engage the world and the international community
    • Entering the third year of the International Honors Program
    • Enrollment is strong as PLU enrolls another class of 700+ first-year students
    • In January 2010, PLU will have students and faculty studying on all seven continents
    • PLU is now a member of the Common Application
    • Jesuit/Roman Catholic/ Only classically urban institution in the Pacific Northwest
    • Incoming freshman class of 760
    • Undergraduate population 4300
    • Division I athletics
    • $50 million+ Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons Opening Fall 2010
    • Included in the Princeton Review 371 Best Colleges; Green Rating 97/100; quality of life rating 98/100; academic rating 89/100
    • One of only five universities in WA recognized in the Fiske Guide to Colleges
    • Ranked among top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters & undergraduate programs; U.S. News & World Report
    • 14 th university nationally in total number of students who study abroad
    • New majors in BM String Performance, BFA in Photography, BA Film Studies, BS Sport & Exercise Science
    Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin’s University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University
  • …a residential liberal arts college, with students from 48 states and 20 countries, devoted to: Academic Excellence Last summer, 65 Puget Sound students spent the summer conducting original research, while 9 recent graduates traveled overseas on teaching and research fellowships. Global Focus Through our new interdisciplinary emphasis in Global Development Studies , our students can now explore the philosophical, empirical, and political dimensions of global development. Environmental Responsibility Our new Live Green House , designed to meet LEED gold certification standards, is an environmentally friendly student residence and learning center for the greater community. Civic Engagement In the past year, Tacoma has honored the college and our faculty with awards for Poet Laureate, Tacoma Green Partnership, and Community Partner of the Year, recognizing our commitment to outreach, research, and service within the community.
  • 90–100% Acceptance Rate to Medical Schools Over the Past 10 years $3.7 million grant from the NSF for Science Education research NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Champions 2009 4 Teams in the National Top 10 Accepts the Common Application
  • SAINT MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY
    • On Campus Updates:
    • New Buildings
        • Student Recreation Center
      • Opening Fall of 2009
        • Harned Hall Academic Building
      • Opened 2008
        • Parson’s Residence Hall
      • Opened 2008
    • * Turn in application before Dec. 1, no application fee or essay