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These 10 Colleges Get the Most Applications
When it’s time to apply for college, the first thing you need to do is make a list of schools that interest you. As you narrow down your college top 25, one thing you may ask is whether the school gets many applications. In fall 2017, these 10 United States colleges and universities received the most applications, as stated by U.S. News & World Report. Eight of the 10 are based in California, while the other two are in the Northeast. Look and see if your favorites or potential submission selections from your college top 25 made the list.
University of California-Los Angeles
UCLA is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, about five miles from the Pacific Ocean. This school received 102,242 applications in 2017 and had an acceptance rate of 16 percent, one of the lowest in the UC system.
University of California-San Diego
The University of California-San Diego sits on 1,976 acres next to the Pacific Ocean in the city’s La Jolla neighborhood. In 2017, 88,428 prospective students applied to this school, and its acceptance rate was 34 percent.
University of California-Irvine
The University of California-Irvine is a research university near the Pacific Ocean that specializes in scientific fields, such as neuroscience. It received 85,102 applicants in fall 2017 and had an acceptance rate of 37 percent.
University of California-Berkeley
Located near the San Francisco Bay, the University of California-Berkeley is the oldest in the UC system. It received 85,057 applicants in 2017 and is one of the most selective in the state with an acceptance rate of 17 percent.
University of California-Santa Barbara
The University of California-Santa Barbara sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. About 22,186 undergraduates attend this suburban campus. In 2017, it received 80,319 applications, and its acceptance rate was 33 percent.
University of California-Davis
The University of California-Davis is approximately 15 miles from Sacramento and has an airport and fire department on its campus. This school received 70,214 applications in 2017 and had an acceptance rate of 44 percent.
New York University
New York University is a private university located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. This urban university received 64,007 applicants in 2017. It’s very selective, having an acceptance rate of 28 percent.
California State University-Long Beach
California State University-Long Beach has a scenic 322-acre campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It received a total of 61,806 applications in 2017 and is selective, with a 29 percent acceptance rate.
Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the U.S. It is an urban campus in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston. BU received 60,825 applications and had an acceptance rate of 25 percent in 2017.
San Diego State University
San Diego State University is located about 15 miles west of the city’s downtown. There were 60,697 applicants in fall 2017, and the school had an acceptance rate of 35 percent.
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Presentation College Online BSN programs to be offered by St. Ambrose University, all other academic programs to end after Spring and Summer 2023
Aberdeen, South Dakota – January 17, 2023 – Presentation College announced today that it will not enroll students for the 2023-24 academic year and will cease educational operations at its Aberdeen campus after the Spring and Summer 2023 sessions. Three Teach-Out Agreements with other higher educational institutions are in place to provide complete credit acceptance and comparable net tuition costs for current students. Employees will be provided staggered end dates and final compensation based upon their responsibilities.
St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa) will continue to offer Presentation’s signature Online BSN program, a pathway for nursing students established through a consortial arrangement that was communicated last week. The Online BSN programs will become the Nano Nagle Online School of Nursing at St. Ambrose University in honor of Nano Nagle who founded the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Aberdeen, South Dakota (Presentation Sisters) in Ireland in 1775.
“After careful evaluation of the sustainability of the College’s academic programs, and a thorough review of alternatives, the Board of Trustees and Presentation Sisters reluctantly decided to close the physical campus and implement Teach-Out programs as the most responsible way to steward students’ pathways to completing their degrees,” Sister Mary Thomas, president of the Presentation Sisters Corporate Board shared. “We understand and share the heartbreak by our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Aberdeen community, and we will work closely with them to succeed through this transition.”
Presentation Sisters founded the College in 1951 to fulfill its mission of rural health care and service through nursing education. The College later expanded to include academic programs in Health and Natural Sciences, and Social Science and Humanities, to support its mission of development of the whole person, in the Catholic tradition. Presentation Sisters have continuously sponsored the College and retained ownership of the campus land with the College as a separate nonprofit.
Just before the COVID pandemic, the College, the Board of Trustees, and the Corporate Board of the Presentation Sisters embarked on a year-long process of examining data and market impacts, engaging constituent groups to better understand the financial health of the College and its potential for growing enrollment to achieve sustainability. Its rural location, difficult for many out-of-state students to access, was already a known factor, along with a significant dependency on tuition revenue and gifts. The impact of COVID exacerbated the College’s challenges.
“The College explored and brought to the boards numerous partnership options over the last year, resulting in their selection of St. Ambrose University (SAU) for continuing the Online BSN programs,” said Paula Langteau, president of Presentation College. “As previously announced, St. Ambrose University’s state-of-the-art nursing program is a natural fit with Presentation to create the Nano Nagle Online School of Nursing, ensuring the legacies of the College and the Presentation Sisters,” President Paula Langteau said. “SAU also will serve as one of a number of Teach-Out Partners for other majors. It is important to us that every student has multiple, comparable options to complete their chosen degrees on time and without an increased financial investment.”
Presentation also has Teach-Out Agreements in place with the University of Mary (Bismarck, North Dakota) and Olivet College (Olivet, Michigan) and continues to pursue adding agreements with other regional and online institutions. January 30-31, the College is hosting a Teach-Out Fair (in the afternoons) and a Career Fair (in the mornings) to assist students and faculty, respectively, with their transitions to other higher educational institutions. In a unique partnership for college transitions, the College is also bringing independent academic coaches from College Possible to campus to assist students with their individual plans. A Job Fair will be organized for later this Spring to help staff to explore future employment opportunities.
Visit presentation.edu/teach-out for more information about resources available to students and employees.
Presentation College Emily Greenbaum Executive Assistant to the President [email protected] 605-229-8405
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Presentation College in South Dakota plans to close
- Presentation College said Tuesday that it will soon shut down, ending the run of the small nonprofit in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which was founded more than seven decades ago by an order of Catholic nuns seeking to provide nursing education to boost rural healthcare.
- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, college leaders started evaluating their prospects for increasing enrollment, which totaled under 600 students in fall 2021. But the college faced challenges including a high dependency on gifts and tuition revenue, a remote location that's hard for out-of-state students to reach, and the pandemic.
- Presentation won't enroll new students for the 2023-24 academic year. It will shut down its Aberdeen campus operations after the upcoming spring and summer sessions and transfer an online nursing program it operates to a Catholic university in Iowa.
Several of Presentation College's key metrics mirror those of other stressed or closing colleges. It's small, it has been losing enrollment, and it has been increasingly discounting tuition.
The institution enrolled 821 students in fall 2016, according to federal data. But its student body shrank steadily since then to just 577 five years later.
Presentation discounted tuition at increasing rates over that time period, its audited financial statements show. In fiscal 2016 , it listed $3.5 million in scholarships and grants versus $13.8 million in topline tuition and fee revenue. By 2021 , scholarships and grants totaled $4.3 million against $11.8 million in tuition and fee revenue.
In other words, the college went from not collecting 25 cents for every dollar it charged in sticker price to forgoing 36 cents, even as it enrolled fewer students.
"After careful evaluation of the sustainability of the College’s academic programs, and a thorough review of alternatives, the Board of Trustees and Presentation Sisters reluctantly decided to close the physical campus and implement Teach-Out programs as the most responsible way to steward students’ pathways to completing their degrees," Sister Mary Thomas, president of the Presentation Sisters Corporate Board, said in a statement Tuesday.
The university has teach-out agreements in place with the University of Mary, in North Dakota, Olivet College, in Michigan, and St. Ambrose University, in Iowa. It's seeking additional teach-out partners.
St. Ambrose is also taking on an online bachelor of science in nursing program operated by Presentation. It will become known as the Nano Nagle Online School of Nursing at St. Ambrose University, named for the founder of the Presentation Sisters.
"St. Ambrose University’s state-of-the-art nursing program is a natural fit with Presentation to create the Nano Nagle Online School of Nursing, ensuring the legacies of the College and the Presentation Sisters," Presentation College President Paula Langteau said in a statement.
Most Presentation programs will end after the spring semester. A practical nursing program will run through August.
Presentation is shutting down after closing a branch campus in Fairmont, Minnesota, where it started operating in 2003 . The institution closed that branch in 2021.
When the branch closure was announced, Vice President for Academics Diane Duin pointed to low application numbers and increasing local competition. Duin told the Fairmont Sentinel the college had "opportunities for online learning." As of 2019, the branch had enrolled about 50 students.
Presentation College joins a growing list of institutions to close or announce plans to shutter in the wake of the pandemic.
Among them are several other Catholic institutions. In the last year, two in California, Holy Names University and Marymount California University , decided to close. Chatfield College , a two-year institution in Ohio, opted to stop operating as a higher education institution and turn into a nonprofit group trying to improve degree attainment. And St. John's University laid plans to close a campus it operates on Staten Island, New York, after the spring 2024 term.
In each of those cases, college leaders pointed to declining enrollment. They often also cited rising expenses and pressures exacerbated by the pandemic.
Numerous factors challenging small private colleges existed before the pandemic. Pressures stemming from college costs, student price sensitivity and economies of scale in operations predate the crisis. So do declines in birth rates around the Great Recession that have long been predicted to drive down the overall number of high school graduates available to enroll in college in many parts of the country.
But colleges were temporarily buoyed by millions of dollars apiece in federal pandemic relief funding. That money was generally most valuable to institutions under the greatest preexisting financial stress.
Now no more aid is coming, leaving college leaders still worried about risks that enrollment constraints pose to their business models. Institutions with noncompetitive admissions are generally considered most likely to lose enrollment and the important net tuition revenue it drives.
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Presentation College is a Catholic private college located in South Dakota and Minnesota, split across campuses in Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls in South Dakota and Fairmont, Minnesota. The college, founded in 1951, has a current enrollment of 786 students.
Presentation College is an independent Catholic educational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM). The college began in Mitchell, S.D. in 1922, when the Right Reverend Monsignor J.M. Brady, Pastor of Holy Family Church, established Notre Dame Junior College, a parochial junior college. Notre Dame Junior College operated in Mitchell until 1951, when Brady gave sponsorship of the school to the Presentation Sisters, who staffed the school from its inception.
The name was changed to Presentation College and the campus moved to Aberdeen. The campus was housed in Butler Hall at the Presentation Convent for three years before moving to its present 100-acre (40 ha) location. In 1968 the college became co-educational.
The 1,200-seat Strode Activity Center was dedicated in 1998 as the home of Saints Athletics. A new student housing complex opened in 1999, featuring suites with private bedrooms, semi-private bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, computers and Internet access. A new dining and recreation hall opened in 2000, and in 2005 Presentation College launched its Wireless Initiative, which provides a dynamic learning environment for students with access to a flexible and ubiquitous learning community.
Presentation College has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971. The College conferred diplomas to its graduates until 1966, when the College began offering associate degrees in Arts and Sciences. In 1990 the College was also accredited to confer four-year professional baccalaureate programs.
In 1980 the Cheyenne River Lakota Nursing School in Eagle Butte, S.D., became a satellite of the nursing program at Presentation College and enrolled its first class of Native American students. In 1991 the name of the school was changed to Presentation College-Lakota Campus. In 2013, Presentation College announced that it would be closing its outreach, Lakota Campus on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, S.D. , next May 2014 with a plan in place to teach out all remaining students currently enrolled at the site before closing. There were many deciding factors that went into this decision. The Presentation Sisters’ and the college have accomplished the mission in Eagle Butte and have provided a great service over the past three decades since the campus opened.
In 2003 a second satellite location, Presentation College – Fairmont Campus, was opened its doors in Fairmont, Minn.
In 2006 Presentation College partnered with Kilian Community College in Sioux Falls, S.D., to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. As of May 2013, they no longer have this partnership, and have their own campus in Sioux Falls.
The College received the ABBY Award for Community Involvement in 1998 and the Outstanding Rural Health Program Award from the National Rural Health Association in 2002.
Welcoming people of all faiths, Presentation College challenges learners toward academic excellence and, in the Catholic tradition, the development of the whole person.
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Presentation College (PC)is a specialty Health Science Baccalaureate institution with multiple education sites. Traditionally, the College responds to emerging needs and conditions. The response of the College is critiqued against its values and beliefs. Presentation College is committed to: -Programs of distinction which educate the whole person -Service to God and the community -Flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of students and in particular to those communities in which the College already has a presence
The purposes of Presentation College are: -Offer students an undergraduate education of distinction -Educate the whole person -Begin the development of a global perspective within the College learning community -Provide the basis for lifelong learning -Make available opportunities for service to God and the community -Promote understanding and value of diversity
PC is located on a 100-acre (40 ha) campus at 1500 N. Main Street in Aberdeen, S.D. Branch campuses exist in Sioux Falls, S.D. and Fairmont, Minn. The College also offers instruction online through PC Virtual.
PC offers Bachelor degree programs in American studies, athletic training, biology, business, nursing, communication, criminal justice, radiologic technology, secondary education, and social work. Associate degree programs offered at Presentation College include biology, business, chemistry, communication, exercise science, English, general studies, medical assisting, medical office administration, radiologic technology, religious studies, surgical technology, and religious studies. Also, certificate programs are offered in medical coding and surgical technology. Presentation College is known for its excellence in academics, offering Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Certificate programs through a number of delivery methods to suit the individual student’s needs.
PC is also known for its distinctive and outstanding academics, focusing on health and medical-related programs, professional staff and faculty, and individualized lettering. The academic programs include classroom work and on-the-job experience gained through internships, externships and supervised clinical practice. Graduates are highly sought. Presentation's most popular program is nursing, due in large part to the fact that Northern State University also in Aberdeen, does not offer a path to RN or LPN.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or GED minimum score of 450, and an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or an 860 minimum SAT score. The cumulative high school GPA is considered for first-time students, while cumulative college GPA is considered for transfer students.Presentation College will accept the GED and students who are schooled at home. Transfer students may be admitted from any accredited college, university, or technical school. All college credits completed with a grade of C or above will be evaluated for acceptance to the College. The Registrar and appropriate Department Chair(s) or Vice President of Academics, will approve the application of transfer credits for specific Presentation College courses. More information about transfer credits and transcript evaluations may be obtained through the College Catalog or your Admissions Representative.
Presentation College serves a large part of its student body through an extensive financial aid program. Aid available through federal programs includes the PELL Grant, Perkins Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant and Work-Study Program. Other sources of aid include institutional scholarships, student employment, loans and grants.
Approximately 99% of Presentation College’s students receive financial aid. Always feel free to contact us for additional information at 1-800-437-6060 ext. 429 or 605-229-8429. If you are unable to reach someone, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
Presentation College is a member of both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA).The athletic department at Presentation College offers ten sports, including Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Football, Men’s Baseball, Women's Basketball, Women’s Fast-Pitch Softball and Men’s and Women’s Golf. Athletic scholarships are available.
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