Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Originally founded as Christian Female College, the college was the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. The college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it transitioned from a two-year women's college to a four-year coeducational college. Though Columbia College has retained a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since its inception, the college is a nonsectarian school welcoming students of all religious denominations.
DePaul University provides students with a nationally respected, hands-on education through personal attention, broad based liberal studies, and in intergraded service learning approach. More than 150 undergraduate programs of study combine practical experience with current theory, preparing students for both immediate and long term success.
Educated in the heart of city of Chicago, our students are connected and confident. DePaul’s location offers students easy access to internships and learning opportunities. Many of America’s top corporations call Chicago home and hire DePaul students for internships and jobs. As a DePaul student, you will be connected to more than 180,000 alumni – 110,000 in the Chicago metropolitan area alone who form a vibrant network to support your career goals.
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.
Within these general responsibilities and purposes, the University is dedicated to three specific functions -- high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.
Illinois College offers a comprehensive liberal arts experience that focuses on hands-on learning and the impact that comes from close faculty and student interactions. All IC graduates will leave the college having completed one or more internship, undergraduate research project, or other hands-on learning opportunity. With an average class size of 16, students can expect to have professors who care about them as individuals and seek to mentor their professional development. The College welcomes students from over 30 countries and offers more the 45 programs of study. An academic bridge program is also available for students needing to blend their English language training along with courses toward their bachelor's degree. Illinois College is located in Jacksonville, IL, a safe community located between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.
Established in 1930 in Fort Wayne as an engineering college, today’s Indiana Institute of Technology is a comprehensive university that arms its students with career-focused degrees and skills that employers are looking for. Indiana Tech which is the unofficial name we go by, is a non-profit 4-year university which has become one of the strongest universities in the Midwest region. We believe in and excel at educating students of all ages and from all walks of life. Indiana Tech creates an inclusive community of scholars that prepares students for active participation, career advancement, and leadership in the global 21st century society.
Indiana Tech offers over 60 different majors and degrees in Associate, Bachelor, Master and P.hD levels with program accreditations including the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Indiana Tech student body consists of 17% international student from 28 different countries around the world. Our 42-acre campus is located only 2 miles from downtown Fort Wayne, where students are free to sample all Fort Wayne has to offer along with 140 free events a year on campus. Indiana Tech is a top university in the region for return on investment (ROI) after graduation by PayScale, Inc. (2016).
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology located in Chicago, is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.
One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Illinois Tech offers Co-terminal degrees that allow students to simultaneously complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree (Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree). Because most co-terminal degrees allow students to share course credit (a maximum of 9 credit hours), students may complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in as few as five years.
Kansas State University
Kansas State University is a land-grant research institution originally founded in 1863 that has now expanded beyond its agricultural roots to provide a quality education, fantastic amenities, and a family environment for all students. Rated number 4 in the nation of best quality of life by the Princeton Review (2018), Kansas State University is found in the heart of the Midwest where the people are friendly and our students representing more than 100 countries are well-supported. K-State is always working to give you the best education with newly renovated buildings for the College of Engineering and the College of Business, as well as some of the best recreational facilities in the U.S., ranked number 6 by the Princeton Review (2018).
Kansas State University offers more than 250 undergraduate majors and more than 150 graduate degrees and certificates, including 12 majors in Engineering, seven majors in Business, and Hospitality Management. Some specialized degree options include Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Cybersecurity in Computer Science, and Aviation in addition to other world-class research-based programs. K-State also conducts groundbreaking research in more than 90 research centers and is always expanding to achieve the goal of being one of the top 50 public research universities by 2025. Contact us to learn more about joining the Kansas State Wildcat Family!
Kent State University
Kent State University is one of America’s great public universities. Founded in 1910 and with more than 220,000 alumni worldwide, Kent State is currently ranked by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 77 public research universities. Kent State University offers more than 300 academic programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels and internationally respected faculty and researchers who are dedicated to student success.
Located in the Great Lakes region, Kent State has a high density of Fortune 500 companies within 48 kilometers of the campus, which offer opportunities for internships to enhance students’ learning.
Kent State has awarded around $3,000,000 in international student scholarships in 2018. We pride ourselves on being a very safe campus, we even have our own Kent Campus Police Department. Stay healthy with our state-of-the art recreation facilities, and, we are also connected to a trendy downtown area with plenty of shopping, delicious restaurants and entertainment.
At Northern Illinois University, we offer you the best of both worlds: the resources and breadth of a large university with the culture, mindset and accessibility of a smaller college. We take a student-centered approach that provides you with the resources, tools and guidance to build an educational experience that is rewarding, transformative and often as unique as you are. Through internships, mentorships, research and artistry opportunities, study abroad, over 320 student organizations and more, our faculty and staff work hard to provide you with life-changing opportunities.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology, located in Rolla, state of Missouri, west of the Mississippi River, is one of the nation's top technological research universities. It is currently rated the #3 engineering school in the United States. The school is a medium-sized four-year, public institution founded in 1870, utilizing a semester-based academic calendar, and providing nearly 100 programs of study including: Chemical Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Engineering Management, Physics, Business and Humanities. With a variety of lab and research centers on campus, the university encourages both undergraduates and graduates to conduct research in their fields.
Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university. Northwest has over 130 undergraduate and 40 Graduate programs. Our premier undergraduate programs include Biology, Nanoscale Science, Geographic Information Systems, Emergency & Disaster Management, Business (Econ, Finance, Accounting, etc.), Communication & Media Studies, Data Mining, Cybersecurity, Crim Justice/Criminology, and Education. At the Graduate level, we offer Applied Computer Science and an MBA (General, Agri Econ, and IT-emphasis), Information Systems, Agriculture and Math.
Recently ranked one of the top 3 universities in Missouri and 74th among regional universities in the United States, Northwest currently has around 7,000 students, offering great opportunities for students to succeed socially as well as academically. Maryville was also recently ranked #22 safest university town in the United States.
Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America. Students from more than 100 countries benefit from faculty who are known for research and innovation and who make mentoring their students a top priority. Our Athens, Ohio, campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the top 15 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America. With more than 250 Undergraduate programs and 195 Graduate programs, OHIO continues a 200-year-old tradition of academic excellence.
The University of Toledo
The University of Toledo (UT) is a public metropolitan research university renowned for its beautiful, scenic campuses.Located in the city of Toledo, Ohio, UT is a student-centred institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.Established in 1872, the university became a member of the state university system in 1967. In the summer of 2006, it merged with the Medical University of Ohio to create the third-largest public university operating budget in the state.
Today, UT is one of 14 state universities in Ohio and its main mission is to ‘improve the human condition’.
It offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional programmes, and counts law, engineering, business and occupational therapy among its nationally ranked programmes.Day and evening classes, as well as online programmes, are also available for students at associate, bachelor's, graduate and doctoral levels.The main UT campus comprises nine modern residence halls, a student recreation centre, a gothic bell tower, cutting edge classrooms, a football stadium and basketball and athletics complex.
For more than 130 years, Trine has prepared students to lead, succeed and serve. Located in Angola, Indiana, a destination known for its 101 lakes, Trine offers students experience with real-world projects, expert and caring faculty mentors, state-of-the-art facilities, and alumni who impact their communities, nation and world. While our ABET-accredited engineering school is central to our reputation, we also offer outstanding programs in computer sciences, business (ACBSP), education (NCATE), and health sciences (CAPTE). With an average class size of 19 students and a 16 to 1 student to faculty ratio, our high standards are consistently recognized by publications like U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review. Our 99.3% job and graduate school placement ranks highest in Indiana and possibly the region.
Amenities include an 18-hole PGA golf course, Thunder Ice Arena, The Bock Center for Innovation and Biomedical Engineering, and the T. Furth Performing Arts Center. Trine's beautiful 450-acre campus provides a safe, nurturing environment while also boasting proximity to major urban centers like Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Each year, Trine University provides excellent service and a high quality education to over 300 international students from around the world as we strive to be a premiere private university.
University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
The University of Evansville, located in the third largest city in Indiana, is home to about 2,500 students from 43 states and over 50 countries. The University has been educating students for about 160 years and boasts over 30, 000 alumni from around the world. The current international student population includes about 400 international students, about 15% of the total student population on campus.
More than 80 undergraduate programs are offered. Our College of Engineering and Computer Science holds ABET accreditation and the School of Business Administration is AACSB International accredited, the top accreditations awarded to such programs. The University is ranked by the U.S News and World Report as a top ten university among master’s granting universities in the Midwest; the University’s campus in the United Kingdom, Harlaxton College, has been ranked as the #1 study abroad program in America.
Generous academic based scholarships are available to international students demonstrating outstanding academic performance; the University is SAT/ACT test optional but does require proof of English proficiency. Students whose English does not yet meet university requirements may begin their studies in the university’s Intensive English Center.
University of Kansas
Established in 1865, the University of Kansas (KU) is an international teaching and research institution in the Midwestern United States offering nearly 400 degrees in fields as varied as engineering, journalism, business, the health professions, the performing arts, and the liberal arts and sciences. More than 2,100 international students represent over 100 countries in every region of the world. Alumni include world leaders, CEOs, astronauts, and international athletic and entertainment celebrities.
KU is one of only 34 public universities in the Association of American Universities, an invite-only association of North America’s leading teaching and research institutions. KU consistently earns high marks from U.S. News and World Report, placing 53rd of 190 national, public universities and 249th of only 1,000 global universities to make the list. 42 of KU’s graduate programs are ranked in the top 50 among public universities. The Applied English Center (AEC) is one of the oldest and best regarded English language programs in the United States.
Our residential campus is located in Lawrence, an affordable, cosmopolitan city of 100,000 located only 50 minutes from an international airport. The university is rich in tradition and offers a multitude of ways to connect with classmates and enrich the academic experience in hundreds of thousands of square feet of new research and instructional facilities, student housing, and meeting spaces.
University of Kentucky
There are many reasons to become a University of Kentucky student:
• A top university for international students (U.S. News & World Report)
• Outstanding academics and faculty with 200 programs and 25 ranked in the top 20 in the U.S.
• Vibrant city ranked #21 Best Places to live in America (U.S. News & World Report) and #3 Safest Metro Cities (Safewise)
• A one-of-a-kind school spirit that will turn you into a Wildcat fan in no time
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, KY. From the bustling downtown streets to the rolling hills of world-class horse farms, Lexington is a city like no other. A vibrant college town, Lexington is home to metropolitan luxuries and the warm, welcoming feel of a small town. It’s has been recently ranked as the #1 city in the U.S. for finding a job and as a top ten city for its vibrant economy, reasonable living costs and great amenities.
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou) is a comprehensive research university offering over 300 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Founded in 1839, Mizzou is a proud member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an invitation-only group of 62 of the top teaching and research institutions in all of North America.
Mizzou is located in Columbia, Missouri – a small, safe city that consistently ranks as one of the best college-towns in the US. The campus is located in the downtown area, which is filled with cafés, shops, music venues, theaters, and restaurants. The city hosts annual festivals for film, music, and food. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy many parks and trails for biking, walking, or hiking. The Islamic Center of Central Missouri is located just one block from the campus.
MU enrolls nearly 30,000 students from all 50 US states and over 100 countries from around the world. The student to faculty ratio of 18:1 means that students are able to take advantage of all the opportunities of a major research university while having access to faculty and staff like on a smaller campus. The Office of Sponsored Students in the Mizzou International Center provides specialized service to students with sponsored scholarships.
Students who do not yet meet university English requirements may apply to begin their studies with the Intensive English Program (IEP). International applicants do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration and transfer students from English speaking institutions may not have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
We are the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our faculty are leaders in their fields – and they're within reach. Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors know their students' names and take mentorship seriously.
Our students come from all 50 states and 85+ countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. And with more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career.
We're at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here.