Akhokem Amin accepted at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Penn State!

posted Feb 9, 2011, 2:29 AM by williams@alumni.isd.sn
More good news for the Amin family!   Akhokem Amin has been accepted for fall admission at both Penn State University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, making it three schools so far that have offered her admission.  The U. of Minn, Twin Cities, is one of the nation's Top Ten schools of Psychology, Akhokem's planned major, and is one of her two "first choices".  Akhokem has applications pending at other prestigious universities and will make a final decision later in the spring.  Congratulations again, Akhokem!

A glance at these two schools:

U of M was founded in 1851 and is ranked as one of the world's top public research universities.  A 4-year public university with over 28,000 undergraduate students, U of M Twin Cities offers everything a student might want in a university:  exceptional academics with most classes having less than 20 students, world renown research facilities, Division 1 athletics, multiple museums and performing arts facilities on campus , and a wide variety of student activities and special activity facilities.
  • 32% out-of-state students
  • Over 1750full-time faculty members, 90% with terminal degrees
  • 53% women, 47% men
  • Approximately 1000 international students

Penn State offers more than 160 baccalaureate majors... 1,200 students clubs and organizations... a system of 20 undergraduate campuses across Pennsylvania that enroll first year students, 15 of which are recommended to international students... faculty internationally recognized for achievements in research and education... Big Ten intercollegiate athletics... and foremost, Penn State's high-quality academics
  • The student body represents 50 states and 131 countries
  • 20% out-of-state first-year students
    • (34% at Penn State University Park)
  • 54% Men, 46% Women
  • 4,621 International Student Population (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Students of color comprise 15% of total enrollment
  • Average Student/Faculty Ratio is 17:1
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