Outlook on Collages Essay

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On the Outlook for Colleges
     In only two short years Arcadia’s class of 2004 will be leaving the nest and moving on to bigger and better things. Many of us are busy with the research of colleges that go heavy on the education but easy on the pocketbook. There are so many colleges out there that make a person want to attend just because of the party life they provide. Sure everybody is ready to go to one of the wild and crazy college parties that we’ve all seen on television, but is that really what it’s all about? We need to look at the important issues such as the degrees the college offers. George Mason University, Washington and Lee University, and Hawaii Pacific University are three colleges that compare
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The student life is made easy with on-campus housing. You are allowed to have a car on campus. Access to libraries and other learning facilities is a big plus to living so close to the school. According to Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges
85% of undergraduates are from out-of-state, mostly the south. Students come from 50 states, 18 foreign countries, and Canada. 68% are from public schools; 32% from private. 93% are white. 55% claim no religion affliction; 28% Protestant’14% Catholic. The average age of freshmen is 18;all undergraduates, 20.7% do not continue beyond their first year; 91% remain to graduate. (Barron’s, 1494).
According to Barron’s, the student/faculty ratio is 10:1. 81% of the faculty are males and 19% are females. The average class contains 24 students. The tuition is $15,435 for in and out-of-state students. The financial aid package is $12,300. WLU requires you to have taken the SAT 1 or ACT test, as well as 3 SAT 2: Subject tests. WLU offers B.A. and B.S. degrees.
     Hawaii Pacific University is a private school located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The student life is highly amusing. Students have the opportunity to study within miles of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. According to Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges
60% of undergraduates are from out-of-state, mostly the west. Students come from 50 states, 75 foreign countries,

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