Office of Admissions

Karah Vance

Admissions Counselor, Karah Vance

Karah Vance
Senior Admissions Counselor, Arts

Have questions for Karah? Schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment with her here!

I am more than happy to show you the amazing opportunities that spark from studying within CSU’s vibrant Arts Campus! Students receive hands-on, real-world experience in the fields of film, theatre, dance, and art and design, right in the heart of the largest performing arts center in the country outside of Broadway, NYC! CSU’s Arts Campus prepares students to excel in the high-demand fields in arts and entertainment.  If you dream of a career in the arts and entertainment industry, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for further information! 

What’s your favorite spot on the CSU campus and why?
See above – Arts Campus!

As a student, what did you appreciate most about your CSU experience?  
As a student at CSU, you will be immediately connected with the resources that you need to excel and those resources will stay with you every step of your journey. CSU offers a wealth of free student services such as career exploration, test preparation, specialized tutoring, success coaching, community involvement, internship placement and much, much more!  We work with students of all walks of life with a “whatever it takes” determination. CSU will do whatever it takes to help you succeed! 

If you had your own Magnus outfit, where would you wear it?
I would wear the Magnus outfit wherever encouragement is needed! We are CSU, we are Vikings, we can do anything! 

What advice do you have for students who are choosing a college?
Talk to many mentors and peers and visit as many colleges as you can. Research college websites as much as you can and do not be afraid to call a college representative to ask why that college is the right fit for you. Make sure the college of your choice has many services to help you succeed. You are not alone! 

What’s your favorite CSU fun fact?
CSU is a relatively young college founded in 1964 for students from all walks of life, including those without access to higher education. Despite the institution’s youth in comparison to other institutions across the country, CSU is known as a pioneer in its determination in providing caring support to students. There are many resources within the college to meet students where they are so that they may succeed as inventive trailblazers in their fields. A nationally top-rated research institution by "U.S. News and World Report," CSU is outstanding as a research institution and a place for students to get real-world experiences and internships, which often lead straight to employment!