Catholic colleges offer unique education, formation

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Catholic colleges and universities dot the landscape of the entire country, offering a quality education and a spiritual foundation for their students.

High school students and their families can get a glimpse of what some of those schools offer at the annual Catholic College Fair to be held 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at St. Cecilia Academy.

“A student’s college years are often the most formative years in their adult life, setting a foundation for who they will become regardless of career or vocation,” said Dr. Carole Taylor, director of college counseling at St. Cecilia. “Our nation’s Catholic institutions of higher education offer some of the most rigorous and enriching educational experiences available today. And we want to provide an opportunity for these schools to connect with prospective students, whether or not those students are presently attending a Catholic high school.

“A Catholic education is holistic in the fullest sense,” Taylor added. “At Catholic colleges and universities the goal is not simply to form intellects but to form whole persons whose very being is sacred. Catholic higher education is about helping students become more human, that is, more reflective of the One in whose image and likeness they were made.” 

The college fair is open to the public. Representatives from 21 Catholic colleges and universities will be on hand to provide “up-to-date information regarding their school’s admissions requirements and deadlines,” Taylor said. “They will also be able to answer questions regarding the school’s course offerings and programs.”

The colleges and universities that will be represented at the Catholic College Fair are:

  • Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky 
  • Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina 
  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee 
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts 
  • Collegium Sanctorum Angelorum, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Fordham University, the Bronx, New York 
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana 
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey 
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 
  • University of Dallas, Irving, Texas 
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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