Most popular majors: Business, Education, Nursing, Art Therapy, Music

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ACT prep classes are available for area high schools and students. Our Act Prep classes are offered at Xavier High School, Kimberly High School, Neenah High School, Kaukauna High School and Lourdes High School. The teachers are from local high schools who regularly teach each of the areas covered by the ACT test. ACT Test PREP classes are taught immediately preceding all of the ACT Test dates.

Although we do not guarantee results, typically the student will raise his/her composite scores by 2-3 points. Registration forms are available at the ACT Test Prep table, on the web site or from your High School Counselor.

Alverno College

Four-year, liberal arts college for women located on a 46-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the southwest edge of Milwaukee, just 15 minutes from downtown. Easy access to Lake Michigan, performing arts centers, museums, coffee shops, galleries, shopping, entertainment.

Population: 1,898

% Female: 100% undergrad; co-ed graduate programs

% Minority: 42%

% Applicants Admitted: 65%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 17-21

% Graduate in 6 years: 39%

% Return as Sophomores: 72%

Approximate Cost:  $29.200/yr

Average Financial Aid Package: $17,700

Most popular majors: Business, Education, Nursing, Art Therapy, Music, Psychology

What makes us special: Our ability-based curriculum ensures you’ll learn more in class and retain knowledge longer.  This innovative approach to education is recognized around the globe.  We have a nationally-ranked internship program (required of every student), study-abroad program offering short-term, semester and academic year opportunities, academic scholarships, and many leadership and campus/community involvement opportunities.

Private, four-year liberal arts college located in Minneapolis, MN


% Female: 51%
% Minority: 33%
% Applicants Admitted: 60%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 17-25
% Graduate in 6 years: 61%
% Return as Sophomores: 79%
Approximate cost: $46,075/year
Average Financial Aid Package: more than 90% of students receive some form of aid

Most popular majors: Biology, Psychology, Management, Exercise Science, Computer Science, Social Work, Elementary Education and Marketing

What makes us special: Set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors to nearly 2,000 undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Augsburg demonstrates its commitments through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.
Bellin College

Private four-year college with degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences

Population:  303 (undergraduates) plus 41 (masters): Total Population: 314

% Female: 93%

% Male: 7%

% Applicants Admitted:  48%

Mid 50% ACT scores:  22-25

% Graduated in 6 years:  89%

% Return as Sophomores:  92%

Approximate cost: $20,000/year

Average Financial Aid Package: N/A

Most popular majors:  Nursing, Radiologic Sciences

What makes us special: Bellin College was founded in 1909 as part of the Bellin Health system and is one of Wisconsin's premier private Bachelor of Science-Nursing and Master of Science-Nursing degree accredited colleges. The college also offers a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. In 2009, the college moved to its new campus located at 3201 Eaton Road in the village of Bellevue. The college is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution receiving its primary income from tuition, donors, foundations and corporations. Bellin College works cooperatively with area health care organizations to provide nursing and imaging students with real-life clinical experience to complement the outstanding classroom and lab instruction they receive on campus, in order to the meet the region's growing need for well-educated and skilled leaders in health care.
Beloit College

Private liberal arts college in urban area in south central Wisconsin

Population: 1,274

% Female: 59%
% Minority: 27%
% Applicants Admitted: 67%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 24-30
% Graduate in 6 years: 78%
% Return as Sophomores: 91%
Approximate cost: $46,200/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $28,200

Most popular majors: Liberal Arts, Anthropology, Biology, Education, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Creative Writing, International Relations

What makes us special: Beloit is a small liberal arts college that fosters close faculty-student relationships. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1. The average class size is 15 students. Beloit has very strong programs in international studies, business and science.

Benedictine University
Population: 3,659

% Female: 61%

% Minority: 33%

% Applicants Admitted: 76%

Mid 50% ACT Scores- 19-24%

Graduate in 6 years: 49%

% Return as Sophomores: 73%

Approximate Costs: $27,100/ yr.

Average Financial Aid Package: 7,899

Most popular majors:

Biology, Business/marketing, education, health science, psychology

What makes us special:

Benedictine University is situated in a suburban environment with 108 acre campus that boasts modern well-equipped classrooms and labs. We offer over 40 undergraduate majors through the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the College of Science, and the College of Education and Health Services. Three residence halls are available in addition to an independent student apartment community. Other features include a scenic campus lake, well­ maintained athletic fields, a student center that includes coffee shop, chapel, and dining halls.

Bethany Lutheran College
A private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in Mankato, MN

Population: 529

Female: 54%

Minority: 10%

Applicants Admitted: 78%

Mid 50% ACT scores: 20-27

Graduate in 6 years: 53%

Return as Sophomores: 72%

Approximate cost: $30,330/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $25,164

Most popular majors: Communications (Journalism/Broadcasting), Biology, Psychology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Media Arts

What makes us special: If you are looking for a College that offers small class sizes and individualized attention, Bethany Lutheran may be the one you have been looking for. We are a residential campus, located on an attractive, fifty acre residential campus in the city of Mankato, MN.

Bradley University

A private, independent, four-year university in Peoria, Illinois

Population: 5,700
Female: 50%
Minority: 21% of the freshman class
Applicants Admitted: 66%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 23-28
Graduate in 6 years: 78%
Return as Sophomores: 86%
Approximate cost: Tuition, room, board and fees total $40,264 for the 2014-2015 school year. Average Financial Aid Package: n/a. Financial Assistance awards are received by over 85% of Bradley students.
Most popular majors: Business, Communication, Engineering, Education, Health Science (including our direct-admit Physical Therapy program,) Nursing, Psychology, Pre-Med, Interactive Media, and Sports Communication

What makes us special: Bradley University offers students more opportunities than small, private schools and more personalized experiences than large, public institutions. We are home to 100 academic programs, 240 student organizations, 15 Division I athletic teams, and a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Calvin College     


Private, 4 year, Christian Liberal Arts College in Grand Rapids, MI.

Population: 4,000 Undergraduate

NCAA Division III 21 Teams

% Female: 56

% Minority: 14

% International Students: 10

% Applicants Admitted: 74

ACT Composite (middle 50%): 23-30

Graduate in 6 y ears: 73.3

% Return as Sophomores: 85.9

Approximate cost: $ 40,000

Average Financial Aid Package: $ 20,000
Most popular majors: Engineering, Business, Nursing, Education, Biology, Psychology.

What makes us special: Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, MI. Through rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, Calvin cultivates courageous wonder about the world and equips students to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Calvin offers over 100 academic programs, 40 Off-Campus Programs, Class sizes of 22 on average and a student to faculty ratio of 13:1. There are over 100 research opportunities in various fields every year for students. The Calvin experience prepares students well for their path after graduation, with 99% of graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Cardinal Stritch University


Private urban college located in the quiet, residential northern suburbs of Milwaukee

Population: 2,308 about 1,000 traditional daytime undergraduate students

% Female: 70%

% Minority: 41%

% Applicants Admitted: 77% of completed applications

Mid 50% ACT scores: 22-24

% Graduate in 6 years: 42%

% Return as Sophomores: 71%

Approximate cost: $36,150/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $18,713

Most popular majors: Education, Nursing, Business, Biology, Psychology

What makes us special: Located just minutes from downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, Stritch is a Catholic Franciscan university committed to transforming the lives of students of all faiths through value-centered education. With a comfortable, non-intimidating learning environment, you'll work side by side with your professors from beginning to end, gaining practical learning experiences that will prepare you for your career after college.
Carroll University

Private university in Waukesha, WI

Population: 2,800

% Female: 66%

% Minority: 8%

% Applicants Admitted: 77%

Average ACT score: 22-26

Graduate in 6 y ears: 59%

% Return as Sophomores: 80%

Approximate cost: $38,257 (tuition, room, board, fees)

Average Financial Aid Package: $22,000

Most popular majors: Nursing (direct admission), Biology, Education, Business, Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (direct admission), Psychology, Marine Sciences, Actuarial Science, Athletic Training, Forensic Science, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Physician Assistant, Master of Occupational Therapy.

What makes us special: Carroll offers internships/field experience in every department and has strong international study programs. Carroll offers the opportunity to study in a small school setting within the largest metropolitan area in the state.

Carthage College

Private college in suburban atmosphere of Kenosha (hallway between Milwaukee and Chicago)

Population: 2,608

% Female: 52%

% Minority: 19%

% Applicants Admitted: 69%

Mid 50% ACT scores: 22-27

Graduate in 4 y ears: 95%

% Return as Sophomores: 81%

Approximate cost: $48,835/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $18,000-$25,000

Most popular majors: Nursing, Biology, Business, Education, Athletic Training, Social Work

What makes us special: Carthage features a safe, suburban 90-acre campus located on Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago Our spectacular view is just the beginning. Here at Carthage, you will find immersive academic experiences that will awaken your potential, and professors committed to helping you succeed – wherever you plan to go. Carthage seniors score in the top 11 percent nationally in critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication. 95% of our students graduate within 4 years with 95% job placement/acceptance in to grad school within 6 months of graduation. Private college in suburban atmosphere of Kenosha

Clarke University
Small, four-year Catholic University located in Dubuque, Iowa

Population: 1,200

% Female: 68%

% Minority: 9%

% Applicants Admitted: 67%

Mid 50% ACT scores: 20-24

% Graduate in 6 years: 68%

% Return as Sophomores: 77%

Approximate cost: $38,000/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $24,000

Most popular majors: Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Psychology and Open (undecided)

What makes us special: Clarke is located in a residential area near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke offers over 28 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs (including a six year doctorate in Physical Therapy), many designed to offer early access to students continuing in graduate coursework. With the average class size of 13 and a student to faculty ration of 11:1, students have close relationships with professors and other students. Clarke offers a variety of clubs and organizations, as well as 16 men and women’s athletics competing in the NAIA (with lacrosse to be added in the fall of 2015)

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Private, Catholic, four-year liberal arts college located in De Pere, Wisconsin

Population: 2,189

% Female: 54%

% Minority: 11%

% Applicants Admitted: 80%

Mid 50% ACT scores: 24-26

% Graduate in 6 years: 82%

% Return as Sophomores: 84%

Approximate cost: $43,000/year

Average Financial Aid Package: $26,000

Most popular majors: Pre-Med, Business, Education, Psychology

What makes us special: St. Norbert College is located on the banks of the Fox River in the community of De Pere, WI. Intellectually, spiritually, and personally challenging, the community of St. Norbert offers small class sizes, individual attention, and faculty whose number one priority is student success. Built on the Norbertine Principles of community, service to others, and leadership, St. Norbert students live out these traditions in their everyday lives, alongside the over 80 clubs and organizations with which they get involved. With an over 95% placement rate in graduate school or employed full-time in an area in their field of study within 9 months of graduation, students use the incredible internship and study abroad opportunities to their advantage. St. Norbert students are challenged to think critically, problem solve, and distinguish themselves to ensure success after only four years.

Concordia University Chicago

 Private, four-year, liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition
Population: 5,286 (1,604 Undergraduate & 3,682 Graduate)

NCAA Division III (14 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams)

% Female:  60%

% Minority:  approximately 40%

Average ACT score:  22

Average GPA:  3.0

Total Fixed Cost:  $37,900 (Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees)
Average Financial Aid Package from CUC:  $15,000 (for new freshman)
Average Total Financial Aid Package (including CUC awards, federal/state grants, and low interest loans):  $23,300 (for new freshman)

Most popular majors: Education, Business Management, Psychology, Exercise Science, Sports Management, Social Work, Biology, Director of Christian Education (DCE) 
What makes us special: Concordia University Chicago was founded in 1864 as a college for teachers and today is a comprehensive university comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs.  CUC offers more than 100 areas of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.  With an average undergraduate class size of 17 and student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1, you have access to resources and opportunities, along with professors who know and support you and your goals.  CUC occupies 40 tree-lined acres, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, in beautiful, upscale, suburban River Forest, Illinois.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Private, four-year college in suburban Mequon, Wisconsin
Population: 7,943
% Female: 67%
% Minority: 14%
% Applicants Admitted: 70%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 20-25
% Graduate in 6 years: 59%
% Return as Sophomores: 74%
Approximate cost: $36,000/year
Average Financial Aid Package: $22,500
Most popular majors: Education, Business, Nursing, Theology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Doctorate in Pharmacology, Security/Protective Services
What makes us special: Concordia University Wisconsin is blessed with a tremendous location on the shores overlooking Lake Michigan and just 15 minutes north of Milwaukee, the cultural, social and employment hub of the state of Wisconsin. Our beautiful 200 acre campus is home to 2,700 traditional students with over half of those living in university housing. CUW offers 70 plus undergraduate majors and over 50 minors, with new programs being added on a regular basis. Small class sizes are the norm, with a student/faculty ratio of 14:1 and an average class size of 19. At Concordia, you won’t be “just a number,” you will get to know your teachers and they will know you. Likewise you will make friendships that will last a lifetime! Stop by our booth and find out more, then make your plans to schedule a tour of our amazing campus!

Cornell College (Iowa)

Population: 1,031

% Female: 53%

% Minority: 24%

% Applicants Admitted: 74%

Mid 50% ACT scores: 23 - 29 for Class of 2019

% Graduate in 6 years: 68%

% Return as Sophomores: 82%

Approximate cost: $48,800/year

Most popular majors: Top 10 programs by number of students: psychology, kinesiology, economics and business, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, English, elementary education, politics, international relations, art/art history/studio art.

What makes us special: Cornell College, a selective liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is recognized as one of the “Colleges That Change Lives.” The academic immersion of its One Course At A Time curriculum allows students to focus on a single academic subject per 18-day block. With a student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries, and renowned faculty, speakers, and entertainers, Cornell offers the world from its hilltop campus.

Private Liberal Arts College in Mount Vernon, Iowa

Cottey College

Private two and four year liberal arts college for women located in Nevada, Missouri.

Population: 326

% Female: 100%

% Minority: 43 states & 23 countries represented.

% Applicants Admitted: 80%

Mid 50% ACT score: 23

% Graduate in 2 years: 90%. %Graduate in 4 years: 99%.

% Return as Sophomores: 84%

Approximate cost: $26,300/year.

Average Financial Aid Package: 98% Receive financial aid.

Most popular majors: Psychology, International Relations, International Business

What makes us special: The campus includes 14 buildings and a 33 acre wooded recreational area with a lodge. Cottey was founded in 1884 and is owned and supported by women. The college provides an international experience for all second year students and has both Bachelor and Associate degree programs. The college has 40 student clubs, organizations and athletic teams. All residence halls offer suite style housing. Average class size is 13. Cottey’s environment is supportive and friendly, and focused on developing every student’s individual p


Creighton University

Private Jesuit college in Omaha, Nebraska

Population: 4,032

% Female: 59%
% Minority: 25%
% Applicants Admitted: 78%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 24-29
% Graduate in 6 years: 75%
% Return as Sophomores: 90%
Approximate cost: $42,800/year
Average Financial Aid Package: $27,700

Most popular majors: Pre-professional, Biology, Chemistry, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Business, Journalism, Psychology, English

What makes us special: Creighton is the most comprehensive university of its size in the country. Students represent fifty states and fifty-four countries. Creighton has excellent pre-professional programs (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and law) with an admission preference for Creighton undergraduate students.

Drake University

A private coeducational university in Des Moines, Iowa founded in 1881
Population: 3,700
% Female: 57%
% Minority: 16%
% Applicants Admitted: 63%
Mid 50% ACT scores: 24-30

Placement rate: 98% within 6 months of graduation (90% graduate survey return rate!)

% Graduate in 6 years: 78% (93% in 4 years for those who stay after the first year and excluding those in the six year Pharmacy program)
% Return as Sophomores: 90%
Approximate cost: $40,500/year
Average Financial Aid Package: $16,500 (Grant & Scholarships)

Average Loan Debt: $32,204

Most popular majors: Business, Pharmacy, Journalism/Multi Media , Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Politics, Law, Arts, Sciences, and Education

What makes us special: More than 70 major programs of study including top-notch professional and pre-professional programs.  Over 86% of our graduates had at least one internship or research experience on their resume last year and many had more than one experience.  . The student faculty ratio is currently 12:1 and over 50% of our classes have 25 students or fewer in them. Last fall 74% of our students came from out of state with all 50 states represented. 98% percent of Drake graduates (*90% graduate survey return rate) find a job or enter graduate school within six months after graduation!

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