William Jessup’s Spring Preview Day is Feb. 22
As William Jessup University continues to report record-breaking enrollment numbers, the university plans to open its doors to prospective students during its Spring Preview Day on Friday, Feb. 22.
Preview Day gives students and parents the opportunity to connect early, attending classes and interacting with faculty, students and other parents in a small, intimate setting. Information about majors and financial aid will be available throughout the day.
The university is also expanding its academic offerings to include a biology major that started in spring 2013 and a creative arts program beginning in fall 2013.
“Preview Day is a unique way for students and their families to understand how seriously we take our commitment to educating the whole student: academically, spiritually and socially,” explained Vance Pascua, Jessup’s director of admission.
“At a time of economic uncertainty, many families and students might overlook the possibility of attending a private university, but the reality is that the financial commitments may not be as great as prospective students think,” Pascua said.
According to President Obama’s Presidential Scorecard, mentioned in his recent State of the Union address, WJU ranks third in the state among private Christian colleges and universities for its cost value.
The university offers a variety of scholarships and financial assistance. In the current academic year, the university awarded more than $6 million in institutional financial aid.
“Many people may be surprised to find out that attending a private university could be less expensive than attending a UC institution,” Pascua said.
The Preview Day event features hands-on opportunities ranging from campus tours, attending sample classes, chapel and a university fair with information on specific majors and programs of study. Students and parents will have the chance to interact during faculty, student and parent panels, as well as gather information about admission and financial aid.
In August, the university unveiled a $17 million campus expansion that added 54,000 square-feet to include a full-feature dining facility, an intercollegiate gymnasium, multiple classrooms and 11 music practice rooms.
William Jessup University’s student/faculty ratio in its traditional undergraduate program is 14 to 1, enabling students to be engaged and accountable in numerous ways.
“Our students have little to worry about getting the courses they need, which translates to completing their educational goals on time,” Pascua added.