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JUNIOR PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT State Colleges. EIU Illinois State Schools SIUE ISU UIUC WIU UIC NIU WHEATON SIUC UIS.

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1 JUNIOR PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT State Colleges

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

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!  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 University Macomb, IL (222 Miles Away)  GPA: 2.6 – 3.4  ACT:  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 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 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:  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 University Charleston, 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:  GPA: / 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:  ACT:  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 1 st 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:  HSPR: 55 – 86% Admission Requirements:  Personal & Academic Statements  Honors programs: requires 2 yrs. of Foreign Language

18 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, 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:  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)  GPA:  ACT:  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) 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

20 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:  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 University of Illinois-Chicago 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:  3 rd 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  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 College Selectivity at UIUC

23 Wheaton North Students Acceptance 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:  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  GPA on a 4.0  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 (4.0 scale)  ACT Ave.= (writing is required) *18-19 year long core courses highly recommended (4-5 each yr.)

27 Stats of Class 2012 IL School# of Applicants# AdmittedStudents Enrolled University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign University of IL - Chicago20116 University of IL - Springfield211 Eastern Illinois University771 Illinois State University Northern Illinois University40308 Southern at Carbondale25245 Southern at Edwardsville16127 Western Illinois University13115 Purdue University29244 University of Iowa40353 Indiana University40399 Mizzou31212 Last Years Grad Class: 508 Students 63% Attended a 4 – year school

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 4 th year is taught by the Governors State Faculty on C.O.D.’s Campus

30 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Thanks for attending Junior Parent Night !


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