The Latest News on College & University Admissions

posted May 12, 2014, 8:44 AM by williams@alumni.isd.sn   [ updated May 13, 2014, 12:40 AM ]
Offers of admission continue to arrive for our senior class.  Look for the purple New! below to see offers that have arrived since the last post.  Congratulations to our seniors! Even though some seniors have already made their decision and committed to a university, others are still receiving offers from Canada and Europe. 

Cloe Belanger: 

        
New!  Brock University - a public research university located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Brock is the only university in Canada located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Brock offers a wide range of programs at all academic levels and is 3rd ranked among Canadian undergraduate research universities based on research publication output and impact indicators.  Brock's rigorous programs combine a focus on analytical/rational thinking and on students' emotional/creative sides.  With Canada's 5th largest Co-op program, Brock graduates have one of the highest employment rates in Ontario at more than 97%. 


Tenimba Camara: 

        New!  Carleton University - Founded in 1942, Carleton is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and enrolls almost 24,000 undergraduate and 4000 graduate students from every Canadian province and more than 100 countries.  Carleton is perhaps best known in the fields of journalism, public affairs, international affairs, architecture and high technology.  Also well-known for Business, Science, Engineering, and the Arts, Carleton's six undergraduate and graduate faculties provide study in over 50 disciplines.  A fun fact: over 5 km of underground tunnels link the university's buildings.

            Drexel University - a private research university with the main campus located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded in 1891
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Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities.  Drexel has offered Tenimba the A. J. Drexel Scholarship in the amount of $12,000 each year!
    
            
University of Tampa - UT is a private 4-year university and liberal arts college in Tampa, Florida, USA.  Founded in 1931, UT enrolls 6000 undergraduate students (10% international).  Business/marketing, Journalism, and Social Sciences are among the most popular majors.


Aboubakr Dieng:
   
            University of Tampa - UT is a private 4-year university and liberal arts college in Tampa, Florida, USA.  Founded in 1931, UT enrolls 6000 undergraduate students (10% international).  Business/marketing, Journalism, and Social Sciences are among the most popular majors.


Nicholas (Nick) Dillener:

    
       Winthrop University - WU is a public 4-year university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.  Winthrop was founded in 1886 and enrolls 5000 undergrad's (2-3% international).  Business, Education, and the Visual/Performing Arts are among the most popular majors at WU. 
   

            Pennsylvania State University - Penn State is a public 4-year university with its main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.  Founded in 1855, Penn has 19 other branch campus locations.  35,000+ students attend University Park (5% international), with thousands more at other campuses.  Business, Engineering, and Communications are among the most popular majors.

            Hawaii Pacific University - HPU is a private liberal arts college and 4-year university located in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1965.  HPU enrolls 6500 undergraduates (6% international).  Business and Health Sciences are by far the most popular majors. 


Joseph Jatta: 
   

            University of Tampa - UT is a private 4-year university and liberal arts college in Tampa, Florida, USA.  Founded in 1931, UT enrolls 6000 undergraduate students (10% international).  Business/marketing, Journalism, and Social Sciences are among the most popular majors.

            University of Toronto - A public research university with a strong liberal arts undergraduate program, UT enrolls over 67,000 undergraduate students (over 10,000 international from 150 countries) on 3 campuses in Ontario.  The university enrolls more students, employs more faculty, has the largest library in Canada, and offers a greater range of courses than any other Canadian university.  UT was founded in 1827 as King's College, and now claims to be the most important research institution in Canada.


Maxime Lambert: 


            George Mason University - GMU is a public 4-year university in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 20 miles from Washington DC.  Founded in 1972, GMU enrolls almost 20,000 undergrad's (3% international).  The most popular majors include Business/Marketing, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and English. 

    New!  Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB is a world-renowned research university located in Brussels.  Founded in 1834, ULB is a ground-breaking research university with an impressive list of awards garnered by faculty and graduates:  5 Nobel prizes in the sciences (including Physics in 2013), one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes, and two Marie Curie Prizes.  Along with a taste for research, ULB places a strong emphasis on providing a solid foundation in critical thinking.  Most programs are taught in French, with a growing number of Masters Degrees taught entirely or partially in English.  One-third of ULB students are international.

Ndeye Ndiaye: 

    New!  Georgetown University - Founded in 1789, GU is a private research university in Washington, D.C. and the nation's oldest Jesuit and Catholic university.  Admission to GU is highly selective, with less than 10% of applicants admitted each year.  Approximately 7000 undergraduate and 8000 graduate students attend GU and benefit from the extraordinary range and diversity of research opportunities that Georgetown provides.  Faculty researchers typically receive research awards totaling $200 million or more each year.  In addition to the main campus in DC, GU has campus facilities in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, China, Chile, and Argentina. 

    New!  University of Southern California - With its main campus in Los Angeles, California, USC first opened its doors in 1880 with 53 students.  Now enrolling 18,000 undergrads and 22,000 grad students (8000 international), USC has earned its reputation as one of the world's leading research universities.  Very selective, USC admits only 20% of its applicants.  Some fun facts:  At least one USC alumnus has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an Academy Award every year since the inception of the Academy Awards in 1929.  Also, the first class valedictorian at USC was a woman: Minnie Miltimore, class of 1884. 


    New!  New York University - Founded in 1831, NYU is the largest private university in the US and is composed of 14 schools, colleges, and divisions occupying five major centers in Manhattan (the main campus is in Greenwich Village) and Brooklyn (the USA's 2nd oldest school of engineering and technology).  Over 19,000 undergrads and almost 19,000 graduate and professional students from all 50 states and 133 countries call NYU home.  In addition to its Manhattan centers, NYU has campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, plus study abroad opportunities in more than 20 other countries.  NYU's 16,000+ employees also make it one of New York City's largest employers.

    New!  Ithaca College - more info coming soon!
    New!  Fordham University - more info coming soon!


Mapendo Rampa Luhembwe:

    New!  University of Tampa - UT is a private 4-year university and liberal arts college in Tampa, Florida, USA.  Founded in 1931, UT enrolls 6000 undergraduate students (10% international).  Business/marketing, Journalism, and Social Sciences are among the most popular majors.

             University of Hartford - UH is a private 4-year university in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA, enrolling 7000 undergrad and graduate students (6% international) from 63 countries.  The most popular major is Visual & Performing Arts, and other popular majors include Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences.  Fun facts:  UH alumni include singer/songwriter Javier Colon, winner of NBC's The Voice singing competition, and Shane Shanahan, an original percussionist for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.


Bertrand Rwagacondo

       New!  Carleton University - Founded in 1942, Carleton is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and enrolls almost 24,000 undergraduate and 4000 graduate students from every Canadian province and more than 100 countries.  Carleton is perhaps best known in the fields of journalism, public affairs, international affairs, architecture and high technology.  Also well-known for Business, Science, Engineering, and the Arts, Carleton's six undergraduate and graduate faculties provide study in over 50 disciplines.  A fun fact: over 5 km of underground tunnels link the university's buildings.


Sang Hyun Shin:

            Purdue University - Purdue is a public 4-year university in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and enrolls 31,000 undergrad's (10-11% international).  World-renowned in engineering, Purdue's other most popular majors include Business/Marketing, Education, and Health Sciences.  (Purdue also graduated the first and last men to walk on the moon, along with more astronauts than any other university.)

            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - a public 4-year university in Champaign, Illinois, USA.  Founded in 1867 (re-named U of I in 1885) UIUC enrolls over 32,000 undergrad's including 4500 international students (2nd most international students of Top 20 Research Institutes in the US).  World renowned in Engineering, UIUC's other popular majors include Business, Social Sciences, Psychology, and English.  Fun fact:  researchers at the university are perfecting a method of converting plastic shopping bags into diesel fuel, natural gas, and other petroleum products.


Arnold Toppo:


            Purdue University - Purdue is a public 4-year university in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and enrolls 31,000 undergrad's (10-11% international).  World-renowned in engineering, Purdue's other most popular majors include Business/Marketing, Education, and Health Sciences.  (Purdue also graduated the first and last men to walk on the moon, along with more astronauts than any other university.)

            McGill University - Located in Montreal, Quebec, McGill is a publicly supported private university with almost 39,000 students (13% international).  McGill received its Royal Charter from King George IV in 1821.  Some trivia:  McGill has Canada's oldest Faculty of Medicine, and researchers at McGill created the first artificial cell and the first internet search engine.  Popular majors include Engineering, Medicine, Education, and Agricultural Sciences.


Camille Vittin:

            Eckerd College - Eckerd is a private 4-year liberal arts college in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.  Founded in 1958, Eckerd boasts a very impressive 4-year graduation rate of 97%.  Among Eckerd's 1800+ undergrads, the most popular majors include Biology, Business, and Social Sciences.  Fun facts:  Eckerd's campus is pet-friendly and has 332 pets living on campus.  There are also 15 hammocks and 150 "yellow bikes" for students to use free

            Flagler College - Flagler is a private 4-year liberal arts college in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest European settlement in the US.  Almost 2600 students call Flagler home, 63% from Florida and the remainder from 43 US states and 38 other countries.  Flagler graduates are very successful upon graduation with over 87% accepting positions or entering graduate school within 6 months.  Ranked #8 among Regional Colleges (South) by US News & World Report, Flagler is known as one of the more affordable private colleges. 


Anabelle Voisard: 


       New!  American University - A private, liberal arts, doctoral, and research-based university in Washington, D.C., AU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although the university's curriculum is secular.  Founded in 1893, AU enrolls almost 7000 undergrads and 3500 grad students from all 50 US states and 130 countries.  AU is perhaps best known for academic programs in international service, public policy and public affairs, international law, and human rights.  However, AU is also proud that almost 70% of its physical and natural science majors are women, and that the university boasts the USA's largest International Studies undergraduate program (over 1900 students). 
              
                George Mason University - GMU is a public 4-year university in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 20 miles from Washington DC.  Founded in 1972, GMU enrolls almost 20,000 undergrad's (3% international).  The most popular majors include Business/Marketing, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and English. 

            
               Concordia University - Concordia was founded in 1974, following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University.  Located in Montreal, Quebec, Concordia
is a public university enrolling 24,000 full-time undergraduates (13% international).  Concordia's international population has increased 150% in the last ten year, perhaps in part because Montreal is now ranked No. 1 as the "best city in the world to invest in an overseas degree".  


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