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Post University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,855, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Post University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $27,450 (2012-13).
The main campus of Post University in Waterbury, Conn., offers small class sizes and more than 25 bachelor’s degree and certificate programs. There are only about 800 students on the main campus, and about one third of them commute. Post University also has three regional sites in Connecticut, in the cities of Danbury, Meriden, and Norwalk, and an online accelerated degree program (ADP), which is designed for working adults with busy schedules. Participants can take courses online or during evenings and weekends at all four campus locations.
Post University students can get involved in the Student Government Association and explore more than a dozen clubs on campus. Student athletes can play with the Post University Eagles varsity teams, which are members of the NCAA Division II Central Athletic Collegiate Conference and compete in about 15 sports. For a more relaxing workout, Post students can participate in the school’s weekly yoga program, which is designed to help them reduce stress and build strength.
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Founded in 1890, Post University is committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. On its main campus in Waterbury, Conn., and through its online accelerated degree program, Post University offers a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven undergraduate and graduate academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. It also has a Collegiate Sprint Football team, and equestrian, western and dressage riding teams. The University's more than 10,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.
|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to Post University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Post University is $40. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Post University is 22:1, and the school has 55.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Post University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Legal Assistant/Paralegal; Accounting; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Human Services, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57.0 percent.
Post University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,855, with a gender distribution of 40.0 percent male students and 60.0 percent female students. At this school, 7.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 93.0 percent of students live off campus. Post University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Post University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Post University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Post University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Post University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Post University, 79.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,977.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,450 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,430 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data