Leo Versel offered admission at Northeastern U, American U, and Eckerd College

posted Mar 24, 2011, 9:27 AM by williams@alumni.isd.sn
Leo Versel, a Senior at ISD, has been offered admission to American University, Northeastern University, and Eckerd College, and he has already been offered a substantial scholarship by Eckerd.  Leo still has applications pending at several other universities and will not make his final decision on which to attend until later in the spring.  Leo has been an active member of ISD's student body for many years and has left his mark on ISD as few have.  He has been a key member of Student Council, often volunteering his time with athletic events, PTO activities, and other school functions.  Leo is very involved in school social events and is also a founding member of the ISD Rock Band, which regularly entertains students and community members in free concerts.  He has also remained dedicated to serving as a volunteer and has accumulated approximately 100 hours of community service so far.  Congratulations, Leo!

A brief look at Leo's universities and colleges:

American University:

Princeton Review Best Colleges (2009)
#1 Most Politically Active Students
#5 Great College Town
#13 Best Quality of Life
#13 Best Career Services

U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (2009)
#58 Best College Rankings, High School Guidance Counselors
#83 Best National University

Location: Washington, D.C.

Private, coeducational, liberal arts curriculum, doctoral institution
Methodist affiliated

Famous For: Political Activism
Since 2006, American University’s students have been recognized twice by Princeton Review as the most politically active in the nation.

Faculty (2009-10)
646 teaching and research faculty
95 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Class Size
22.8 average class size
18.1 average class size for graduate courses

Enrollment (Fall 2009)
Undergraduate: 6,241
Graduate: 3,507
Law: 1,676
Nondegree, certificate, Washington Semester, AU Abroad: 1,101

Eckerd College

A private 4-year liberal arts college,
founded in 1958, in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
1,819 degree-seeking undergraduates:
    58% women
      3% African American
      2% Asian
      4% Hispanic American
      1% International

113 full-time faculty, 95% with terminal degrees
416 Bachelors Degrees awarded 2009-10
One of 40 Colleges described in Lauren Pope's book Colleges that Change Lives
NCAA Athletics
Marine Science Laboratory and Waterfront Program
Most Popular Majors:  Biology, Business/Marketing, Foreign Language, Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences, and the Social Sciences

Northeastern University: 
only 39% of applicants admitted

Northeastern’s student population is drawn from all 50 states and 125 countries around the world.

Full-time undergraduate
Full-time graduate
Law School
Total full-time University enrollment
Students of color
International students
Countries represented
Female students
Undergraduate Applications 37,710
Freshmen enrolled (projected) 2,800
Mean SAT 1308 (on 1600 scale)
Freshmen graduating in top 10 percent of
   their high school class
National Merit Scholars