Explore the possibilities
Private College Week is a chance for you and your family to imagine your future at any one of Indiana’s 30 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. From Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, students and their families are invited to come experience these campuses through free tours and informational sessions. Schedules will be available soon. You can also visit any of Indiana’s private colleges and universities whenever it’s most convenient for you. Learn more here.
Why visit campuses?
Visiting a campus can be an instrumental part of making your college decision. Campus visits can provide information and experiences that cannot be gotten through websites, brochures, or other sources. This is a great opportunity to imagine your future at any of these unique institutions.
Just a few of the many reasons Indiana’s private colleges are the smart choice:
- Availability of Financial Aid: More than 90% of students at Indiana’s private colleges receive one or more types of financial aid (state, federal, institutional aid, and/or special scholarships), making a private college education affordable and often no more expensive (and sometimes even less so) than a state university.
- Personal Attention: Class size at Indiana’s private colleges and universities averages 14 students to one professor, and graduates are more likely to report that they are “highly satisfied” with the quality of their education.
- Opportunities for Leadership: With smaller and more personal learning environments, there are more opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities of all sorts, further developing their leadership skills.
- Higher Graduation Rates: Students at Indiana’s private, non-profit campuses are twice as likely to graduate in four years as students at other types of institutions.