Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Perfect Fit: Stern College for Women

From the blog post, “New Students Look Forward to Unique Opportunities—and Success—at Yeshiva University” see why Michal Segall decided upon this women's college.

“For Michal Segall, of New York City, Stern College for Women’s outstanding research contributions to cutting-edge scientific fields was a major draw. “I was hugely interested in medicine and knew that Stern had both a strong premed major and a great connection to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where Stern students are eligible to receive up to full-tuition scholarships,” she said.

Segall chose wisely. While the national average of medical school acceptance rates is just 45 percent, 91 percent of applicants from Stern College and 78 percent of applicants from Yeshiva College were accepted to at least one medical school last year, including highly competitive and prestigious programs such as Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, and YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“Nationally there are a very large number of college freshmen who declare themselves pre-med majors but, generally, only a few make it,” said Dr. Karen Bacon, the Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of Stern College. “At Stern College, the story is quite different. Here motivated and talented women find not only a supportive faculty but also a culture of high achievement and grand expectations that ensures success.”

Stern’s strong liberal arts program was equally important to Segall. “In high school, I did dance, art, theater and anything in the humanities I could—English was one of my favorite classes,” she said. “I’m excited to continue pursuing those passions in the extracurricular clubs here and I’ve heard great things about Stern’s English department. Living in Midtown Manhattan, I’m also excited to have all the resources of the New York arts scene right at my fingertips.”

Her first step when the semester kicks off? “I’m going to get involved in Stern’s Environmental Club to promote awareness of issues like climate change and other topics the modern world needs to be dealing with.””

Continue reading here.

To learn more about Stern College for Women, visit their Web site.

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