You’re Invited to Come See for Yourself: Indiana Private College Week, July 21-25

Liberal Arts General
FOR RELEASE
2014-06-24
INDIANAPOLIS – From July 21-25, Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit colleges and universities, including Huntington University, invite students, parents and others interested in the college selection process to experience the personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions and conversations with students and staff. All activities are free of charge.

A complete list of participating campuses, event schedules and registration information is available at www.icindiana.org. Individually-scheduled tours also are offered. 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. To visit HU, register online at www.explorehuntington.com.

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 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 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.

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 93,000 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.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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