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High school students get a taste of college life during Private Colleges Week in Iowa


As many high schoolers start thinking about that next step after graduation. Private colleges and universities across Iowa are spending the next few days showing students what they have to offer.

It's all part of Iowa's Private College Week. Sioux City's Morningside College and Briar Cliff University are among the 26 schools participating. The week long event gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to meet current students and faculty, explore academics and learn about college life through a guided campus tours.

"I want to tour colleges and I like private colleges because of the small classes," said Rachel Kehrberg, senior at Hinton High School.

Families also had a chance to learn more about financial aid. The director of admissions at Morningside College said students are more likely to find significant financial aid at Iowa's Private Colleges and Universities.

"Every first time, full-time student is awarded financial aid here at Morningside. So, we work very hard to make it affordable for families," Steph Peters, Director of admissions at Morningside College.

"We give out great scholarships here at Briar Cliff too. We have an academic scholarship, that rewards students based off their GPA and their ACT score," said Adam Cory, Admissions Representative at Briar Cliff University.

Iowa's Private College Weeks runs through Friday, August 8th. For more information on the event, including how you can register, click on the link inside this story.


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