For one week, July 22-26, Manchester University and Indiana’s 30 other private, non-profit colleges and universities are open for inspection. High school students and their families are invited to visit campus, check out the residence halls, chat with current students and admissions counselors and get the facts about higher education.
“There’s no better way for students to experience the feel of a campus than to visit and begin to discover their best fit for college,” says Adam Hohman, who found Manchester University the perfect fit for his bachelor’s degree and returned to tell others about his alma mater as admissions director.
Of course, prospective students and their parents are welcome throughout the year, but Private College Week is a great chance to visit (and compare) several campuses in a short time span. Find a complete schedule for the entire week at www.icindiana.org, the virtual home of Independent Colleges of Indiana.
To schedule a visit to Manchester University, click here or connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus visits are crucial to determining the perfect fit for college students, notes Hohman. Unexpected opportunities and connections often surface during those visits, almost like an “a-ha!” moment. TargetX researchers report that 90 percent of high-school students interviewed about their college selection replied: “I visited campus and it just felt right.”
“Students and families discover through visiting that Indiana private colleges are within reach, financially and otherwise,” says Richard L. Ludwick, president and CEO of Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc.
“ICI colleges and universities make millions of scholarship dollars available to students all four years, making top-flight higher education a dream come true for tens of thousands of students. We want this week to be a gateway to discovering that dream realized.”
Visitors age 16-20 touring ICI campuses during Private College Week also can enter a drawing for one of three Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.
Indiana’s independent colleges and universities enroll more than 90,000 students – about 20 percent of Indiana’s college-bound students – and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. Learn more about Manchester University at www.manchester.edu. Learn more about Independent Colleges of Indiana at www.iciindiana.org.