“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire

Date:

9/24/2018 @ 9:10 AM

Name of College:

Plymouth State University

Name of Representative:

Danielle Blondin

Email Address:

dnblondin@plymouth.edu

Phone Number:

Office: 603-535-2450   Mobile: 603-475-1354

College Web Page:

www.plymouth.edu

Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Fall Fling held for first time.

#1 College in country for improved critical thinking skills. Ranked by the Wall Street Journal.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

90%, although many are off exploring the area.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Transitioned to cluster approach, new learning model.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Student population is half the population of the town! “college town”

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

40 min. To Concord, NH

2 hours to Boston

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

2 hours driving

What are your most popular majors?

Education, Business, Psychology, Criminal Justice.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Meteorology, Adventure Ed., Musical Theatre, Sales, Allied Health.

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Allied Health & STEM programs.

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

No, ⅓ of our incoming class is undeclared every year, about 300 students.

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

N/A, Rolling Admissions. Everyone qualifies for merit scholarship no matter when they apply.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

N/A, only if student wants it.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes, automatic scholarship for 2.25 GPA or above; awarded at the time of application.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

Need blind, but 90% of students receive aid, either merit or need based.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

4+1 in Accounting

3+2 Athletic Training