Baltimore College Guide
Sign up for the average college tour and you learn all kinds of weird factoids, from the size of the quad to some famous alumni who died 100 years ago. But for answers to many of the more pressing questions, you need to hear from fellow students.
Orientation is under way at several local colleges, and freshman move-ins start this week and run through the end of the month. To help incoming freshman and sophomores make the most of their four (and sometimes five) years of higher education, we asked juniors, seniors and recent grads from 10 Baltimore-area colleges for some advice.
Where are the best places to get free wi-fi? The most interesting classes? And, most importantly, the advice they wish someone had told them when they were freshmen. College may be what you make of it. But it helps to have some tips from the pros. After all, knowledge is power. Or so they say on the campus tour. (Kim Hairston / The Baltimore Sun)
The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.
The 70 students enrolled at the Greenspring Drive branch can complete their degrees online or enroll at the school's Columbia campus in Howard County, said Rick Castellano, a spokesman with for the for-profit university.
"We understand its not the ideal situation for everyone," he said. But the vast majority of the school's 328,000 students are already enrolling in online courses, he said, reducing the need for physical locations.
The university has not provided a specific date that it will close the Timonium location, but that branch is no longer accepting new students. Castellano left open the possibility that the school could open a temporary location for current students to complete their degrees.
Students at the Timonium branch are being contacted through advisors and can call 866-992-3302 for more information about the closures.
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