50-50 Highlights: University of California-Santa Cruz, Lycoming College, and Salisbury University

University of California Santa Cruz50-50 Colleges accept at least 50% of their applicants and have at least a 50% graduation rate. The 50-50 Highlights lists some of the distinctive features of selected institutions.

At the University of California-Santa Cruz all undergraduate students are affiliated with one the ten residential colleges. The University supports undergraduate research through a searchable Research Opportunities Database. The Institute for Humanities Research sponsors Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards. Human Biology majors must complete an internship at an area health care facility.?  STEM majors are supported through the Academic Excellence Program which offers small discussion sections for selected courses. The Global Information Internship Program trains students to work with and places students as interns with non-profits.?  Students have the opportunity to gain experience doing outreach and public education or work on research projects or design their own projects through The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. The Center for Integrated Water Research offers students experiences through research projects and training programs.

Students at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania are eligible to participate in The Philadelphia Center Internship or the Semester on the United Nations. The Institute for Management Studies offers Business and Economic majors the chance to participate in study abroad program at the University of Westminster as well as a variety of internship opportunities. Students can work on research projects or internships through the Clean Water Institute. All students can apply for the Leadership Education Advancement Project that is a one semester program of combined activities and academics. The Center for the Study of Community & Economy provides students with the opportunity to work on applied research projects with faculty.

Salisbury University in Maryland encourages student attendance at cultural events through its Cultural Laureate Program. Students in the School of Liberal Arts can apply for Fulton Student Research Grants for scholarly and artistic projects. The School of Science and Technology sponsors an undergraduate research summer program as well as the Explore the Emerging Computing in Science and Engineering program where students apply emerging parallel computing models. Students in health care related majors will benefit from the Henson Medical Simulation Center. The School of Business offers students study abroad programs in Argentina, China, France, Germany, and Scandinavia. Students can gain hands-on experience working on research projects or internships through the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

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