NAME: Fort Lewis College
LOCATION: Durango, CO
TOP PROGRAMS: Art, Biology, Business, Engineering, English,
Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Psychology, Sociology, Teaching
Why Fort Lewis?
Canterbury's college counselors have been recommending Fort Lewis College to hard working, great outdoors students with modest GPAs for years now. As an institution of relatively small size, FLC offers the benefit of a low cost public institution coupled with the feel and attention of a private college. Add to this a setting that is to die for, especially for those students who love the great outdoors, and FLC becomes a very desirable matriculation option and a “must add” to your long list of schools you are considering.
Fort Lewis College is a medium-sized public liberal arts college that launches careers and changes lives through a compelling educational experience that features national recognized academic programs, extraordinary personal attention from faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning opportunities. FLC is a physically active and athletic campus that takes full advantage of its breathtaking beautiful mountain setting in Durango, Colorado.
The John F. Reed Honors Program is a selective curriculum for students seeking interdisciplinary intellectual exploration through forums, interaction with writers and scholars, and cultural events and field trips. I’m also struck by the kind of instruction students receive at FLC which tends to be much more “hands on” in nature with lots of collaborative learning and less “lecture and test” in its approach to educating minds.
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NAME: Winthrop University
LOCATION: Rock Hill, SC
TOP PROGRAMS: Education, Business, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences
Winthrop University, nationally recognized for its quality and value, is a comprehensive institution of higher education that embodies the characteristics essential to being one of the best universities of its kind. Winthrop is for you if you’re looking for a state school price with private college attention. Winthrop’s dedicated faculty maintains a 14:1 teacher/student ratio (43% of all classes have fewer than 20 students, unheard of for most state universities) which helps maintain a lofty 70% sophomore retention rate. Located just a half hour from Charlotte, NC, the Rock Hill campus combines great weather, Southern hospitality, and country club grounds, making Winthrop unique and outstanding at the same time.
Winthrop University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,859, with a gender distribution of 32.8 percent male students and 67.2 percent female students. At this school, 45.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55.0 percent of students live off campus. Winthrop University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
With the implementation of its Global Learning Initiative, Winthrop is committed to becoming a school of distinction for preparing its students to be educated and involved global citizens, to understand their place in global society and their responsibilities to human society at large, and to celebrate the very rich cultures of their communities, states, regions, nations, and world. The Winthrop Experience prepares students to live, learn, and lead for a lifetime.
Where can I learn more about WU?
Learn more at www.winthrop.edu.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Top Programs: English,
Psychology, Geology, Political Science
Why Colorado College?
Do you hate, loath, despise, and detest multi-tasking? Guess what? So does
Colorado College, that’s CC for short. Because of this, CC only let’s you take
one class at a time. That’s right; just one.
How does this work?
You take this class and only this class for 3.5 weeks. Your class meets from
9 a.m. until noon, unless you’re taking Astronomy which meets from 9 p.m. until
midnight. Seriously. After these 3.5 weeks, you are given 4.5 days for R&R,
that’s Rest and Recuperate for you civilian types. Then you take another class...and then another...and then, well you get the picture. You take eight
of these BLOCK classes one after another, ending up with the same number of
classes you would have taken during a traditional college year.
What do I do all
Whatever you want. If you’re taking a science class, you might
schedule your lab a couple of days a week. If you’re taking a foreign language,
you might make use of the Adjunct Class program to keep your r’s rolled and
your schwa’s perfected. You might use this time to spend the $1,000 CC just
gave you to work on your Venture Grant (think Independent Project that they are
paying you to complete). One thing is for sure - you’ll be doing a lot of
homework to get a semester’s worth of learning compressed into those 3.5 weeks.
Where can I learn
more about CC?
NAME: Union College
LOCATION: Barbourville, KY
SIZE: Very Small
TOP PROGRAMS: Business, Education, Psychology, Sciences
Union’s low tuition, one-to-one commitment to learning & advising, and outstanding athletic teams make it a serious option for students looking to continue to grow both academically and athletically in a caring, supportive environment.
Snuggled among the rolling hills of southeastern Kentucky on the land that lays claim to Daniel Boone lies Union College, a very small college with a very big commitment to serving the needs of its students through the one-to-one attention of the most dedicated faculty an undergraduate would ever hope to find. For just a little more than you would pay to attend State U, you can have the benefits of a first-class liberal arts college that absolutely refuses to allow you to fall through the cracks. And if you’re not quite ready to hang up your cleats or gym shoes, then Union will make that cost even less because it’s a Division II college with scholarship dollars to spend.
Visit www.union.edu to learn more.