College of the Week

Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a private, non-profit university located in Hempstead, New York (Long Island)- only 7 miles outside of New York City. Undergraduates have a choice 155 programs of study to choose from with a staff to student ration of 14:1. Hofstra’s motto is that all students have a commitment to service, engagement, and the world around them.

Tuition & Fees + Room & Board

$44,000 annually for undergraduates                                                                                                          *Average institutional tuition aid: $25,000                                                                                                        95% of students receive financial aid (which excludes loans)

Accepted Applicant Averages

GPA: 3.6   SAT: 1242    ACT: 27

Application Deadlines

Early Action I: November 15th    Early Action II: December 15th   Regular Decision: Rolling Basis               *Accepts the Common Application

Melrose Application History

Class Apply Admit Enroll
2017 7 6 0
2016 1 1 0
2015 5 4 0
2014 2 2 0

Website: https://www.hofstra.edu/admission/index.html 

George Washington University

George Washington University is a private, research based university located in Washington, DC. The university offers 100+ programs of study to choose from and with an average class size of 28, each student gets individualized support from their professors. There are currently 11,200 undergraduates enrolled at the university. GWU is passionate about their student body holding internships throughout the city and giving back to the community. They also have a fixed tuition policy which ensures tuition to remain the same for an undergraduate’s entire career at the university.

Tuition & Fees + Room & Board

$53,000 annually for undergraduates

Accepted Applicant Averages

GPA: No minimum    SAT: 1295 (out of 1600)   ACT: 29                                                                                                *School is test optional- scores are not required to be sent

Application Deadlines

Early Decision I: November 1st     Early Decision II: January 5th    Regular Decision: January 5th                             *Accepts the Common Application

Melrose Application History

Class Apply Admit Enroll
2017 3 0 0
2016 4 3 3
2015 7 1 0
2014 2 1 1

Website: https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/freshman-application-process


Fordham University

Fordham University is a private, research focused university located in New York City. It is the oldest Catholic institution in the northeastern United States. There are a total of 9,250 undergraduate students who choose from a total of 70 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. The average class size is 22 with an typical 14:1 student to teacher ratio.

Tuition & Fees + Room & Board

$47,850 annually for undergraduates                                                                                                            *81% of undergraduates receive financial aid

Accepted Applicant Averages

GPA: 3.7   SAT: 1290-1420 (middle 50%)   ACT: 28-32 (middle 50%)

Application Deadlines

Early Action and Decision: November 1st    Regular Decision: January 1st                                                 *Accepts the Common Application

Melrose Application History

Class Apply Admit Enroll
2017 12 6 0
2016 6 3 0
2015 12 9 0
2014 7 3 0

Website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20063/undergraduate_admission


Fairfield University

Fairfield University is private university with a Jesuit Catholic tradition, located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The university prides itself on a liberal humanistic approach to education encouraging each student to gain ethical values and social responsibility. There are currently 3,500 undergraduate students enrolled in over 40 majors. The university is most notable for its nationally recognized accounting and nursing majors.

Tuition & Fees + Room & Board

$60,500 (ranges slightly based on the type of housing a student chooses)                                     90% of students receive some type of financial assistance from the university

Accepted Applicant Averages 

GPA: 3.25      SAT: Between a 1200-1330/1600    ACT: Between a 26-30                                       *Fairfield University is test optional, meaning scores are not required to apply           

Application Deadlines

Early Action: November 1st     Early Decision I: November 15th                                                                      Early Decision II: January 15th    Regular Decision: January 15th

**Can apply using the Common App.

Melrose Application History

Class Apply Admit Enroll
2017 7 5 0
2016 10 5 1
2015 7 6 0
2014 8 5 1


Website:
https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/visit-and-apply/how-to-apply/

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is a public, research-focused, state university located in Kingston, RI. The university aims to enrich the lives of their students through their land, sea and urban grant traditions. Currently the student body is comprised of 14,700 students (7,700 in-state; 7,000 out-of-state) and offers a choice of over 80 different majors.

Tuition & Fees + Room & Board

$42,464 (Regional: $35,246 discount applies to select group of majors)                                                                                                *75% of students receive Financial Aid

Accepted Applicant Averages

GPA: 3.49    SAT: 1100/1600    ACT: 25

Application Deadlines

Early Action: December 1st      Regular Decision: February 1st

Melrose Application History

Class Applications Accepted Enrolled
2017 29 20  2
2016 13 2  2
2015 21 10  1
2014 25 16  6

Website: http://web.uri.edu/admission/admission-information/