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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

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Arizona State University--Tempe

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University was founded in 1885 and is a public institution. The university has four campuses throughout Phoenix occupying 1,966 acres. Students can choose from more than 275 majors, 500 clubs and organizations and more than 300 study abroad options. ASU’s Sun Devils student athletes compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 conference. Notable alumni of the university include David Spade, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and baseball star Barry Bonds.

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Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, located in Baton Rouge, LA, offers students many degrees available at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the college of engineering, and the school of law. This public institution, founded in 1860, has much to do on its 2,000 acre campus including numerous student organizations and the nearby 14-acre Hilltop Arboretum and the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. Students can also get involved in the school’s varsity sports teams.

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University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

The University of Cincinnati, a public institution, provides a variety of online degrees in the medical counseling and education fields. There is no distinction between on-campus and distance learning degrees. Students have access to online services including bulletin boards, simulations, live and recorded video and audio, technical support, digital library materials and mentoring.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University, located in suburban Hempstead, NY, runs many academic institutions including the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the National Center for Suburban Studies, and the Long Island Studies Institute. This private institution, founded in 1935, allows students to enjoy attractions in the area and the opportunity for internships. The school also offers several student organizations, an active Greek life, and sports teams.

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New School

New York, NY

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University, located in suburban Fairfax, VA, may have a small campus but the school offers all of the excitement and options of a large campus. George Mason offers a Weekend at Mason program with events for students who reside on campus on the weekends. There are also numerous clubs and organizations, an active Greek life, and sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

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Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Illinois State University, located in urban Normal, IL, is Illinois’ first public university and was originally used to prepare the state’s teachers. This public institution, founded in 1857, offers many undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees as well with programs in business, education, and social sciences and humanities. Students have plenty to do at Illinois State with numerous organizations, the Vidette student newspaper, and intramural and varsity sports.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University, located in urban Manhattan, KS, was one of America’s first land-grant colleges. This public institution, founded in 1863, offers many undergraduate programs and master’s degrees in field such as business, engineering, and education. K-State has many unique activities on campus like a golf course, insect museum, dairy bar, and gardens. The school also offers numerous organizations, fraternities and sororities, and varsity sports teams.

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Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University, located in urban Washington, DC, is a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive university. This private institution, founded in 1867, has many graduate programs which include a School of Business, School of Law, College of Medicine, and College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences. Howard University offers many fraternities and sororities, academic and professional organizations, and social clubs for students to participate in.

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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

Adelphi University, founded in 1896, is a private institution located in Garden City, New Jersey. The suburban campus covers 75 acres. The university is part of the NCAA II athletic conference and offers programs in sports like lacrosse, swimming, basketball and soccer.

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