Students, parents and others interested in the college selection process are invited to tour one or more of Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities Monday-Friday, July 21-25, to experience the personality of each campus through informational sessions and conversations with students and staff. All activities are free of charge, according to a press release.
A complete list of participating campuses, event schedules and registration information is available at www.icindiana.org. Individually-scheduled tours are also offered at some schools. Although Indiana’s private colleges encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers students an opportunity to visit as many campuses as they would like without missing school.
According to research conducted by TargetX, 90 percent of high school students interviewed about their college selection said that their campus visit influenced their choice because it “felt right.” The campus visit is a highly trusted source of information because a school’s description on paper finally comes to life. There is no better way for students to experience the “feel” of a campus than to visit and begin to discover what their best fit for college will be.
“Students and families discover by visiting that Indiana private colleges are within reach, financially and otherwise,” says Richard Ludwick, Independent Colleges of Indiana president and chief executive officer. “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 between the ages of 16-20 touring ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for one of three Microsoft Surface or Apple iPad mini tablets. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.