College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mount Ida College

Date of Visit: 12/3/15
Location: Newton, MA
Number of BHS Students that have applied:
2015: 2
2014: 1
2013: 4
2012: 7

Mount Ida is a small, diverse, private college nestled in a suburban neighborhood in Newton. Over 70% of its 1,300 students live on campus.  Just 8 miles from Boston, Mount Ida offers small classes, typically no more than 15 students, which allows for personal faculty attention with a strong focus on internships and career preparation.  

The School of Applied Sciences offers some of the most popular majors on campus, among them are Dental Hygiene, Forensic Science and Veterinary Technology. The campus has a state of the art dental facility, which does a great deal of community service locally and abroad. Additionally, Pre-Med & Pre-Pharmacy are new majors. Other popular majors are Fashion, Interior Design, Game Art and Animation & Sports Management.
Mount Ida has a very strong focus on career readiness, as well as an established program of internships and practicums that provide students with the opportunity to apply what they are learning and determine their areas of interest for future employment.
The school has also made numerous campus renovation and construction projects, among them are:
  • New, state-of-the-art biology and chemistry labs
  • Reconstruction of Malloy Hall, the school’s largest residence hall
  • New student fitness center, added to the existing Athletic Center
  • Expansion of Dental Education Center & Community Dental Clinic
  • Restoration of 100-year-old Shaw Hall as the campus centerpiece

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