During three days in June, prospective college students and their families are invited to visit the University of Findlay, along with several other higher learning institutions in Ohio, that are coordinating to highlight the value and affordability of a private college education.
Ohio Independent College Visit Days 2016 will take place on June 27, 29 and 30. This will mark the second consecutive year of UF’s participation in the summer consortium, which includes 40 other participants.
Rising high school juniors and seniors are welcomed to tour up to six schools on those dates to find out how they can make their private education dream a reality. Morning sessions will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. While learning about individual school offerings, visitors will also learn other facts to dispel myths and misconceptions about cost and quality, such as:
- Private universities in Ohio have a 51 percent 4-year graduation rate, compared to 36 percent for state schools;
- Ohio’s private universities provided $1.25 billion in financial aid and scholarships to students in the 2013-14 school year, which represents a 20 percent increase from the previous three years;
- Borrowers from Ohio independent schools have a lower 2-year default rate on student loans than state schools – 5.1 percent compared to 12.8 percent.
Students who visit two or more participating campuses during Ohio Independent College Visit Days will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of five $1,000 book scholarships. To receive the award, winners must enroll at a participating college.