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7 Reasons to Choose Doane

Few institutions can match our mission to include traditional and non-traditional learners. Fewer yet can boast our world-class liberal arts and sciences education built on pillars of leadership, inquiry, values and engagement. None can seamlessly weave it into one academic community that has stood tall for more than 140 years.
Here are seven good reasons to EARN YOUR SHIELD at Doane.  
  1. 1. You don't have to be rich to get an enriching education.  — Read More…
    • We were the first college to implement a four-year graduation guarantee. Our faculty will bend over backwards to help your earn your degree in four years, capping your college costs instead of adding to it. Starting your professional life without paying for those extra years of tuition you could be burdened with at other schools? Now that’s bang for your buck. Not to mention 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
    • Why Doane? For the 2014-15 school year, the average first-year student in our Class of 2018 received a financial aid package of $22,791.
  2. 2. Nationally recognized for greatness on the Great Plains.  — Read More…
    • Labeled “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, we back that distinction with an extraordinary education – and even more hardware. US News & World Report deemed us one of the Top 25 Midwestern Schools. Forbes calls us as one of America’s Top Colleges and Kaplan/Newsweek thinks we are a Hidden Treasure. Best of all, we've been Money's No. 1 school in Nebraska in its "Best Colleges for Your Money" rankings for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Need we say more?
    • Why Doane? US News &World Report went so far as to name us a “Great School at a Great Price.”
  3. 3. You'll get used to the phrase "You're hired."  — Read More…
    • Coming to Doane is just the beginning. You can network to find internships, craft a standout resume and chart your career path in our new College to Career Center. Our graduates have shown just how capable and prepared they are for real-world opportunities, with our Class of 2015 boasting a 90-percent graduate school placement rate at the time they graduated.
    • Why Doane? In an independent survey of 2002-12 alumni, 84 percent of respondents said their first job after graduating from Doane was related to their undergraduate field of study.
  4. 4. Get lost finding your passion.  — Read More…
    • We believe learning has no borders, and we empower our students with the financial capability to make that dream a reality. For all who enroll as a first-year student, we provide a $1,000 travel scholarship to take you anywhere in the world and help with those study-abroad expenses during your junior and senior years.
    • Why Doane? Our students are passionate about taking their learning out-of-country or overseas, like biology and environmental science major Lindsey Wilson ’15, who was awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Ghana.
  5. 5. A small school doing BIG things.  — Read More…
  6. 6. First-name basis is our first priority.  — Read More…
    • We consistently place among the top schools in the Midwest in national rankings, but we pride ourselves on the finer details. Our average classroom has just 11 students, making for interactive, engaging learning environments that challenge students. Our service-focused Hansen Leadership Program, impressive research achievements and rich tradition of Fulbright Scholars are a few indicators of how our academics harness greatness in our students.
    • Why Doane? Few things make us more proud than our rich Fulbright Scholar legacy, which dates back to 1952. Since 1994, at least one student each year has placed in the program.
  7. 7. Small-town charm meets big-time opportunities.  — Read More…
    • Doane’s 300-acre School of Arts and Sciences campus in Crete, a designated arboretum and the first of its kind among Nebraska colleges, is renowned for its beauty and has three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also a safe, close-knit and unforgettable place to develop in.
    • Why Doane? Doane was the first liberal arts and sciences college in Nebraska and has the second-highest four-year graduation rate among all Nebraska colleges and universities - both public and private - which beats the national average by two full years.
Come for one reason. Come for all of them. Do yourself a favor and visit, and you’ll discover even more reasons why you should EARN YOUR SHIELD at Doane University.
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