Indiana Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed July 22-26, 2013, as Indiana Private College Week. All 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state are opening their doors to prospective students and their families. Anderson University will participate in the event, sponsored by Independent Colleges of Indiana, by hosting students and families for campus tours and presentations daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
According to research conducted by TargetX, 90 percent of high-school students interviewed about their college selection said, “I visited campus and it just felt right.” The campus visit is a highly trusted source of information because a school’s description on paper finally comes to life. There’s 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 through visiting that Indiana private colleges are within reach, financially and otherwise,” says Richard L. Ludwick, president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. “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 and 20 touring ICI campuses during Indiana Private College Week will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of three Amazon Kindle Fires. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.
Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state’s 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll more than 90,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. For more information: www.icindiana.org.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.