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Selective publics form recruitment consortium
OXFORD, Ohio -- A recently formed consortium of nine public
universities with selective admission policies is expected to enhance Miami
University's efforts to recruit students nationwide.
Consortium members include Binghamton University (SUNY), College of William
and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology, Miami, University of Colorado at
Boulder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oregon,
University of Vermont and University of Virginia.
By pooling outreach efforts, Miami and its partner universities will be able
to recruit top students more efficiently and effectively, said James McCoy,
associate vice president for enrollment at Miami and founder of the
"As the advertising slogan goes, we like the company we keep," said McCoy,
explaining that the consortium includes some of the most prestigious public
universities in the country.
The first consortium activity will be a California tour Nov. 8-11. The deans
and director of admission from the nine universities will be holding joint
receptions for students and families and breakfast meetings with guidance
counselors in San Francisco, La Jolla, Irvine and Los Angeles.
Other tours and joint projects such as mailings that emphasize choosing
a public university are planned for the future .
Scheduling joint activities that involve nationally known public universities
is a convenience for families and prospective students. It also will be a more
efficient, cost-effective way to tell more people about Miami, said McCoy.
One of the goals of Miami's admission efforts is to increase the number
of students who apply to the university who live outside the Midwest, said
McCoy. "Promoting diversity of all types in our student body, including
geographical diversity, adds to the education all students receive."