You can find liberal arts colleges across the United States. Most are private schools located in small towns and most are in the midwest and east coast. There are some top liberal arts colleges in the south and on the west coast as well. Unlike the large universities who encourage professors to publish research, the academic environment provided by these colleges focuses on student teaching. Most of the liberal arts colleges found here don't offer any graduate programs, as their primary objective is to educate undergraduate students. This means small average class sizes and personal … Learn more...
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14 Reasons Why US News College Rankings are Meaningless
US News and World Report released its US News College Rankings, including "National Universities Rankings," "Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings," and about 50 more. Parents, high school guidance … Learn more...
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Why a Liberal Arts Degree Might Be a Better Choice than a Technical Degree
Does anyone really know what they want to do with the rest of their life at age 18? Perhaps, but the problem with technical undergraduate degrees is that if you end up changing your mind about a … Read more...
The Past in Service to the Future
The current turmoil in American society is a reminder of the value of knowing the past. The past may not tell us exactly what to do about our present troubles, but it can certainly offer insight into how similar problems were dealt with in the past by the wise and even the not-so-wise.
How Ohio Liberal Arts Colleges are Managing During the Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of society as businesses and schools close down worldwide. Emergency policies in Ohio have affected education at all levels, including colleges and universities. In addition to changing the way that instruction is provided to current students, colleges have had to adapt the processes for recruiting and admitting future […]
5 Ways to Learn About Colleges from Home
Uncertainty. I think that might be the word I use most frequently in conversations, emails, Zoom calls – so much is uncertain and up in the air as a result of the global pandemic. Much of the focus during these chaotic times has been on high school seniors as counselors scramble to connect with them […]
College Transfers – 5 Simple Hacks to Get into Any College
With the rising cost of college tuition, many students opt to begin their higher education at a community college and then transfer colleges to a four-year school to save money. Others may recognize that their current school is not the right fit so choose to continue their education at a different one. Whatever the reason […]
The Truth about Declaring Your College Major
Whether you’re applying to colleges or are already a college student, you are no stranger to the topic of focusing your studies. In other words, declaring a major. Selecting a college major is an important decision that will impact your future employment options and therefore can feel like an overwhelming and impossible choice. You might […]
10 Reasons to Take a Gap Year
As the name suggests, a gap year is typically a break in academic work between high school and the beginning of college. While traditionally a concept practiced in European countries, the gap year is becoming a more widely accepted concept here in the US as a way to engage in service programs, work experiences and […]
Liberal Arts Grads Leading the Fastest Growing Companies in America
Metrics for measuring success in the business world include market share, dividend yield, financial statements and more. In addition, there is industry-wide recognition from Fortune 1000, the largest US companies as determined by revenue, to Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which identifies people who made an impact in their respective fields early in their careers. […]
Are Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study Programs Just an Expensive Vacation?
For many students, an off-campus study opportunity can be a touchstone experience for their college education. It might be the chance to study in London to learn about the impact of modern genetics research. Or, it could mean living on remote property in Texas to rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s plays. Study abroad is certainly a […]
Preparing College Students for the New Work
Long gone are the days when college students sat idly in a classroom, reading from outdated textbooks and addressing instructors only when called on. As employers move quickly toward an increasingly conceptual age, liberal arts colleges are taking notice and preparing students for a new, innovative workplace. The New Work requires us to question the […]
9 Reasons Why Undergraduate Research Matters
When thinking about possible colleges to attend, you consider many factors, such as small class sizes, a large number of majors and disciplines, and study abroad and internship opportunities. But, one aspect you might not have considered is the potential to conduct research. Data from the University of Michigan suggests that research at the undergraduate […]