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posted on 7/16/12
Saint Joseph's College Welcomes Guests to Indiana Private College Week
The Office of the Governor of Indiana has proclaimed July 23-27, 2012, as Indiana Private College Week. During the week, Saint Joseph's College will join other colleges and universities across the state in welcoming students, parents, and any others involved in the college selection process. Those visiting will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff.
The signed proclamation cites the productivity of Indiana's independent sector of higher education. While enrolling only 20% of the state's undergraduates, ICI campuses produce 35% of its bachelor's degrees. Also cited is the distinctive role the 31 campuses play in the advancement of Indiana, not only through high quality education, but also economic, cultural and civic contributions to communities throughout the state.
Although ICI campuses encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers the opportunity to experience one or more campuses in a less formal way during the summer. It also allows students who may not have ever considered attending one of Indiana's independent colleges to begin to explore that option.
A complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, is available at www.indianacollegechoices.org. Advance registration is encouraged but not required, other than for those campuses offering individually scheduled tours.
Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring one or more ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.
For more information, contact SJC's Admissions Department at 800.447.8781.
Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 34 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of 1,100 students.
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