Post University

Post University

Waterbury, CT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
828
total students
Tuition Cost $28,250 | $28,250
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $19,829
Rolling
fall application deadline
47%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
19
act composite

Overview

Introduction to Post University

Post University understands student life and the importance of a quality learning experience, which is why they are committed to provide unmatched levels of personal support to students, whether online or on campus. Beginning with the admissions process through graduation and beyond, Post works to provide every resource students need to have an extraordinary learning experience...and they are committed to being with students every step of the way. That's how Post Makes It Personal.

For over 125 years, Post University has been a student-focused, career-driven institution committed to helping students develop the knowledge, personal skills, and experience they need to become leaders in their chosen fields. With small classes and dedicated faculty and staff, Post University can provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed.

Online

Post has provided over two decades of excellent online education opportunities to those seeking a more flexible learning format. Whether students are just starting out or making major career moves, Post's online degree programs can help students reach their goals. Once a student applies, an admissions counselor is assigned to each student and guides them through their educational journey.

Post also offers Evening and Weekend programs, where students will learn from the same expert faculty members who teach in the traditional degree paths, and students will take the same challenging classes, but on their own schedule. With a unique hybrid on-campus/online format, Post's Evening and Weekend programs deliver the best of both worlds: all the flexible scheduling of an online degree program, along with the unique experience and support of a campus community.

On Campus

At Post University, students can choose from master's and bachelor's degree programs, 20 NCAA Division II sports, a Sprint Football Program, equestrian teams, cheerleading and dozens of on-campus clubs and activities -- all on a small, safe, and centrally located New England campus! If students are looking for a place where they can really get to know their professors and classmates, Post University is known for its small class sizes and close-knit community.

Campus Setting and Surrounding Location

Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post can offer the best of all worlds -- a small, safe New England campus that's within two hours of two of the nation's most exciting cities and business centers, Boston and New York. Students are invited to explore all that Post University has to offer.

There are six residence halls that range from single rooms to suites consisting of private rooms around a shared living and eating facility. This is in addition to the University's main dining hall.

Academic Programs and Faculty

Post University offers 20 undergraduate programs with customizable concentrations to support students entering today's growing fields. All of Post University's degree programs are focused on preparing students for careers upon graduation.

The university offers four on-ground graduate degrees and numerous graduate degree programs through Post University's Online Accelerated Degree Program.

The Post University faculty, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees in their respective fields, focus on instruction and are involved in all facets of student life. All full-time faculty members serve as academic advisers and maintain weekly office hours for student consultation. The on campus student-faculty ratio is 8:1.

Student Government

Students play active roles in the day-to-day functioning of Post University. The students' official voice at the University is the Student Government Association (SGA), which expresses recommendations pertaining to student life and oversees the operations of each active student group. The Student Activities Committee participates in the scheduling and programming of campus events. A large percentage of Post University's standing committees include student representatives.

Academic Facilities

All classroom buildings are equipped with the facilities that are necessary for the applied arts and sciences, business, and liberal arts curricula. The Academic Computer Center houses computers to serve all components of the academic curriculum. The center is open to all students, who use the facility for course assignments, simulations, and special projects. The Leever Learning Center provides learning systems that are structured to meet the needs of individual students. Post's Writing Center is staffed with experienced writing coaches, who work with students at all levels of ability.

The Traurig Library and Learning Resource Center has a capacity of more than 84,000 volumes and a growing media collection. As a government document depository, the library houses an extensive government publications collection. University-wide Internet access is available. Students majoring in the equine area use several nearby facilities.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the 2016 to 2017 school year, full-time students pay a comprehensive fee of $30,750 covering tuition, fees, and books. For resident students, the comprehensive fee is $42,350 per year, including room and board.

Post University believes an education is an essential part of students' future success. The university's financial aid staff works with students and their families to develop a plan to make their education affordable. To develop the most comprehensive plan that utilizes all available resources, the university encourages students and parents to apply for all available scholarships, federal aid, grants, and loans. The financial aid staff can deliver a financial aid award letter in as few as seven to ten days after students have completed and submitted all required financial aid forms. Financial aid commitments are made on a first come, first served basis.

A vast majority of students today use some combination of the following to finance their education and day-to-day living expenses: loans, scholarships, federal financial aid (through the filing of a FAFSA), payment plans, and federal work study programs.

Student Government

Students play active roles in the day-to-day functioning of Post University. The students' official voice at the University is the Student Government Association (SGA), which expresses recommendations pertaining to student life and oversees the operations of each active student group. The Student Activities Committee participates in the scheduling and programming of campus events. A large percentage of Post University's standing committees include student representatives.

Admission Requirements

Post University is a small, but very diverse university and encourages applications from students of all ethnic, religious, racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds. Post requires a completed admissions application, an application fee, an official High School Transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The Admissions Committee makes a decision with respect to a candidate's admission to the University as soon as the candidate's file is complete. International students are not required to take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS, however, in order to be considered for academic scholarships, international students need to provide an SAT or ACT score. Students without a TOEFL or IELTS score will be tested for English language proficiency on campus and will be placed in the appropriate English or ESL classes.

Campus tours and interviews may be scheduled Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the semester. To schedule a campus visit students may contact admissions at 1-800-582-8250 or admissions@post.edu, or submit the campus visit request form at: http://www.post.edu/admissions/oncampus-students/visit-us

As an accredited institution, Post University will accept credits earned from another accredited institution of higher education providing the courses presented for the degree were successfully completed with a final grade of C or better. A student may transfer up to 90 credits from accredited colleges or universities, no more than 75 of which may have been earned at a two-year college.


Location & Contact

800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540
USA

Ms.Kathryn Reilly

Director of Admissions, Main Campus

Phone: 203-596-4555
Fax: 203-756-5810
Email: admissions@post.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Equestrian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Child-Care and Support Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

47% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,244
    • Accepted586
    • Acceptance Rate47%
    • Enrolled828
    • Female Applicants647
    • Females Accepted299
    • Female Acceptance Rate46%
    • Male Applicants597
    • Males Accepted287
    • Male Acceptance Rate48%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.68
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 19 17 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$28,250
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,250
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,300
    • Room and board *$10,600
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$19,829
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$19,696
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$21,725
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,023
    • Average Grant Aid:$9,807
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$15,866
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 58%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 15%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students828
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.59%
    • Black or African American14.01%
    • White or Caucasian37.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.27%
    • Asian1.65%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races2.2%
    • Unknown or International Student35.3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.92% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students43% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 51%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Equine Club, Newman Club, GSA, Accounting Club, Choir
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other annual and semi-annual emergency preparedness training for students and staff

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Football No Division C No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty131
    • Full-time Percentage23%
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 718 students to 61 faculty


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