Visit from Four American Public Universities
Date: 2015-10-23

 On October 22, 2015, college reps from four American prestigious public universities visited CMIS' International Programs Division, representing University of Colorado Boulder, University of Iowa, University of Missouri, and Indiana University.

The University of Colorado Boulder (UCB, also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Colorado Boulder tied for 89th best among all national universities and tied for 37th among public universities in the U.S. in 2016. The Center for World University Rankings ranked CU-Boulder 19th among U.S. public comprehensive institutions and 63rd overall in the world in its 2014 ranking of the top 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education.

The University of Iowa (also known as the UI, or simply Iowa[5]) is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state. The University of Iowa is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees. For 2016, University of Iowa was nationally ranked #82 overall and #34 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and #183 by Forbes. Globally for 2015, the university was ranked #169 by Times, #199 by both QS and #121 by U.S. News & World Report. For 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked 22 University of Iowa graduate programs among the top 25 in the nation.

The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia, or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the U.S. state of Missouri. University of Missouri's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 103.

Indiana University--Bloomington is a public institution that was founded in 1820. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 36,419, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,929 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University--Bloomington's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 75.

The admissions officers met with our high school students in the auditorium. Each of them introduced the profile and the admissions policies for the university they represent. They showed our students videos of the university, from which students could see the geographic locations, the environment, and the features of each university. Every student was given an application card to fill out and submit on site. After presentations were given by each of the four college reps, they asked students questions and they also answered questions posed by students. As they said, they have special admissions policies for IB students. They also mentioned that IB students can earn up to a year or a half's worth of college credit with completed IB coursework, esp. HL courses. Many of the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors had no idea of the university they will apply to in the near future. After learning the information given by college reps, many students start to set up their goals. They know they have to work very hard if they want to be accepted by prestigious universities.