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Institute of Technical Minerology

March 24th, 2017

The Institute of Technical Minerology is a select private institution that was founded in 454 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 400, its setting is mountainous, and the campus size is 54 acres. It utilizes a quarterly academic calendar. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 8th. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s tuition and fees are 1,450 g.p. a year.

The Institute of Technical Minerology (ITM), located in the northern end of the Lortmil Mountains, is one of Greyhawk’s most-respected schools in the science of practical technology. The ITM Stalactites are members of the Giant League and are known for their on-the-field antics, often at the cost of victory. The Institute offers 11 programs, emphasizing geologic engineering, chemistry, and physics. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s motto,”Up from the Underground,” was changed in 503 CY from “Up from the Underdark” to better reflect the Institute’s new leadership and values.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 28

Student/faculty ratio:1/8

Standardized test required for entry: GMAT, GRE

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 3.65

Male/Female ratio: 48.5/51.5

Student body self-identifies as 64% stone giant, 12% gnome, 5% pech, 5% dwarf, 4% hobgoblin, 3% human, 2% derro, 2% drow, 2% illithid, and 1% other.

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 91%

President: Dr. Ssyl’de’ceer Milne

Jerlea Bay Community College

March 23rd, 2017

Jerlea Bay Community College is an open-admissions public institution that was founded in 545 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,700, its setting is coastal, and the campus size is 113 acres. It utilizes a trimester–or in the parlance of Jerlea Bay, a try-mester–academic calendar. Jerlea Bay Community College’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 37th. Jerlea Bay’s tuition and fees are 200 g.p. a year.

Jerlea Bay Community College, located on the beach 1 hex from Port Toli, is one of the most diverse institutes in Greyhawk. Its coastal setting and its innovative scheduling mix with the historical tolerance of seafaring people to create a welcoming atmosphere for a variety of land and sea races. The JBCC Hell Hounds are members of the Giant League and are consistently competitive in polo, basketball, and most water sports. The College offers 8 programs, and all students attend a “try-mester,” where they can take any course for no cost and no grade. Jerlea Bay Community College’s motto,”We All Start Somewhere,” was voted as JBCC’s motto by its first graduating class.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 23

Student/faculty ratio:1/25

Standardized test required for entry: None

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 1.78

Male/Female ratio: 50.2/49.8

Student body self-identifies as 34% fire giant, 14% merfolk, 12% human, 6% sahuagin, 5% kobold, 4% lacedon, 4% elf, 3% bugbear, 3% salamander, 2% sea hag, 2% scrag, 2% merrow, 2% triton, 2% nixie, 2% locathah, and 3% other.

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 55%

President: Dr. Obline Fyllih

College of Purmill

March 22nd, 2017

The College of Purmill is a historically giant-serving private institution that was founded in 499 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 589, its setting is artic, and the campus size is 311 acres. It utilizes a semester academic calendar. The College of Purmill’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 25th. The College of Purmill’s tuition and fees are 600 g.p. a year; the College also accepts furs and gems in lieu of tuition.

The College of Purmill, located on the outskirts of the town of Purmill in Stonehold, is the northern-most institute of higher education in Greyhawk. The College of Purmill is best-known for its end of the semester festivals, which correspond to the sun’s seasonal rising and setting. The College of Purmill Winter Wolves are members of the Giant League and are renowned for winter sports, having won multiple championships in skiing, ice axing, and competitive tobogganing. The College offers 8 programs, including programs in animal husbandry and climatology. The College of Purmill’s official motto,”The First to See the Sun,” displays the pride the College has in its geographic setting.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 15

Student/faculty ratio:1/16

Standardized test required for entry: SAT, ACT

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 2.45

Male/Female ratio: 54/46

Student body self-identifies as 78% frost giant, 8% frost man, 6% flind, 5% gnoll, 3% other

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 65%

President: Dr. Krond Stonefist

Hillhaven College

March 21st, 2017

Hillhaven College is a historically giant-serving private institution that was founded in 537 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 638, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 500 acres. It utilizes a year-long academic calendar. Hillhaven’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 18th. Hillhaven College tuition and fees are 850 g.p. a year.

Hillhaven College, founded by hill giants fleeing persecution from nearby Verbobonc, is located in the Kron Hills. The College is best-known for its commitment to institutional tolerance and inclusivity. The Hillhaven College Exiles are members of the Giant League and have a long-running but friendly rivalry with Ogre University. Hillhaven only offers one major: Giant Ecology. Hillhaven’s official motto, “All Hills Have Two Sides.” is also reflective of the College’s interest in dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 1

Student/faculty ratio:1/13

Standardized test required for entry: Two successful CLEP exams

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 3.12

Male/Female ratio: 49/51

Student body self-identifies as 68% hill giant, 12% ogre, 9% half-ogre, 4% hobgoblin, 3% orc, 2% minotaur, 2% other

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 81%

President: Gilgormus Trel, JD

Storm Giant State University

March 20th, 2017

Storm Giant State University is a historically giant-serving public institution that was founded in 143 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 800 and a graduate enrollment of 118, its setting is aerial, and the campus size is 918 acres. It utilizes a quarterly academic calendar. Storm Giant State University’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 3rd. Storm Giant State has no tuition.

Storm Giant State University, Greyhawk’s third-oldest institute of higher education, floats above the Plains of Paynmis, south of Zief. SGSU offers free room and board to all who are admitted; however, its acceptance rate is 1d4 percent, rolled annually.  The Storm Giant State Lightning Bolts are members of the Giant League and have won or shared 15 championships across a range of sports. Storm Giant State has 45 academic programs; its two doctoral programs are in Electrical Bio-Engineering and Pre-Invoked Devastation History. Storm Giant States’s official motto, “Storm, Light, Life,” was coined by the University’s first president, Dr. Pardish Relldo.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 62

Student/faculty ratio:1/8

Standardized test required for entry: SAT, ACT, GRE

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 3.93

Male/Female/Both ratio: 42/55/3

Student body self-identifies as 88% storm giant, 9% air elemental, 2% brass dragon, 1% other

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 98%

President: Dr. Suddnorth Twerlnau