College one of 25 in state encouraging students to visit campuses
7/13/2005 3:10:29 PM
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will be participating in the annual Virginia Private College Week Aug. 1-6.
The program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its 24 member colleges, offers high school students the opportunity to explore the various higher education options available in the state. As an added bonus, students who visit four or more campuses during the week will receive application fee waivers to any three private colleges or universities in Virginia.
A private college education is more affordable than many families think. Last year, Virginia’s private colleges and universities gave students more than $200 million in scholarships and grants. In addition, all full-time students from Virginia attending a Virginia private college are eligible to receive a $2,500 state grant – Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) – for a maximum of four years.
During Private College Week, each CICV college and university will hold daily open houses. Sessions will include campus tours, curriculum and programs overviews, and financial and admissions workshops.
"Here at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, we're always pleased to participate in Virginia Private College Week because we believe that such visits offer prospective students and their families the clearest possible picture of the R-MWC community," said Kathleen Bowman, president of R-MWC. "It's a chance for them to see how an R-MWC education blends both tradition and innovation, to discover what it means to live and learn in a community committed to shared values and high aspirations, and, perhaps most importantly, to experience the difference that a personal commitment to the education of each and every student can make."
Last year, CICV colleges reported almost 2,000 visits during Virginia Private College Week, with students and families originating from 33 states and the District of Columbia.
More information about Virginia Private College Week and the application fee waivers can be found at www.cicv.org or by calling CICV or any of the participating colleges.
All CICV member colleges participate in Private College Week except the Appalachian School of Law.
"Families will be impressed with the diversity, quality, and affordability of our colleges," said Robert Lambeth, CICV president. “Students at private colleges benefit from a supportive campus environment where classes are small, professors are accessible, and students are encouraged to become involved in extra-curricular activities.”
To sign up for a tour, contact R-MWC's Admission's Department at (434)947-8100. CICV can be contacted at (540) 586-0606.
CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of Communications