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Upcoming University Visits to UCC

Monday, September 15 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—Syracuse University

A nationally recognized university set on a beautiful hilltop campus overlooking the downtown, Syracuse University combines a strong emphasis on research with a focus on undergraduate teaching. The most prestigious programs are in the School of Public Communications and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. It has Division I teams in rowing, soccer, and lacrosse.

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Monday, September 15 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—University of Notre Dame

Located near South Bend, Indiana, Notre Dame is a great choice for students who value both academic rigour and high-level sports. The Roman Catholic tradition ensures a strong emphasis on community life and voluntary service.

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Tuesday, September 16 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Middlebury College

As one of the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S., Middlebury offers its students the benefits of a wide-ranging curriculum within an intimate academic setting. With world-renowned programs in languages, Middlebury has always prided itself on being outward-looking and internationally focused. Most of its students study abroad at some point during their degree. The “central purpose of a Middlebury education is precisely to transcend oneself and one’s own concerns.” Speak to Mr. Webb about his experience there as an undergraduate student.

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Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Manhattanville College

Located in Westchester Country, Manhattanville College’s 100-acre campus was designed by the architect of Central Park, Frederick Law Olmstead. Just 35 miles north of New York City, the school offers all the benefits of a small liberal arts college in addition to abundant opportunities for experiential learning through internships with top firms such as JP Morgan, IBM, and MasterCard. Popular programs include art and design, music, psychology, history, and management. Its mission is to “educate ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community.”

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Wednesday, September 17 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—University of New Brunswick

With campuses in both Fredericton and Saint John, the University of New Brunswick offers great facilities and a knowledgeable faculty who make a real effort to know their students. The biomedical engineering program is a leader in the improvement of artificial limbs and the geomatics program is considered by many to be the finest in North America. Military history and creative writing are other specialties. One of the most intriguing programs is Renaissance College, offering an interdisciplinary degree with a strong emphasis on leadership. www.unb.ca

Thursday, September 18 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—Northeastern University

Renowned for its ground-breaking and extensive program in cooperative education, Northeastern University prides itself on connecting the classroom with real-life experience. Programs in health sciences, business, engineering, and criminal justice are especially strong. Located just a few minutes walk from Fenway Park, theatres, and museums, the campus allows easy access to the attractions of Boston.

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Friday, September 19 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Sarah Lawrence College

A top-ranked liberal arts college, Sarah Lawrence College combines the best of both big and small, urban and rural. Located in a lovely wooded setting in Bronxville, NY, it is only 30 minutes by train from the heart of Manhattan. The faculty-student ratio is 9:1 and most classes are discussion-based seminars. Students meet with their professors one-on-one every other week to discuss their research projects. The college offers renowned programs in theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and film, but is also strong in the sciences (with 100% placement rate into medical school).

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