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December 14, 2020

Cornell College Teaches ‘Round The Blocks’

At the start of the pandemic I wrote about creative colleges that use a block plan. Cornell College, a liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has operated on a block plan for over four decades. The college has a nice collection of YouTube productions on the campus, the […]
December 1, 2020

Centre College (KY) Does All A Liberal Arts College Should Do

If you visit Educated Quest, you probably know that I try to write about colleges that are good values. Centre College, based in Danville, Kentucky, has been on my radar for several years. I have not had the opportunity to visit, but I have tried to do the next best […]
November 10, 2020

Looking for Good Public College Values?

Since starting Educated Quest I’ve often given my opinion of “the good college.” To me a good college is does well by the students. A good college: Guides a clear majority of its freshmen and transfer students to a degree Helps them to set a direction for their future Provides […]
November 10, 2020

Chatham University Eden Hall: A Sustainable Campus Community

I visited Chatham University (PA) a few years ago. That was  shortly before the school opened Eden Hall, America’s first sustainable college campus. Located a half hour from Chatham’s main campus in Pittsburgh, Eden Hall is a living-learning community. Eden Hall is also host to unique bachelors and masters programs […]
November 5, 2020

Dream Scenario: West Chester University (PA)

Before COVID I visited anywhere between 10 and 15 schools during the first six months of a year. I sometimes left campus with a dream scenario about the school I had just visited. For instance, what if Cornell was in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, a place with waterfalls, close to […]
November 4, 2020

Update: Rutgers Honors College, New Brunswick, NJ

I have paid two visits to the Rutgers Honors College since it opened in 2015. It’s an impressive student-oriented public honors college facility, as you will from the pictures on my Pinterest page. This year, like all academic and services programs at Rutgers, the Honors College went virtual. I invite […]
October 27, 2020

Clark University (MA) Changes Lives

Lydia Mann, director of admissions outreach at Clark University, put the COVID essay on the Common Application in proper perspective. Don’t feel pressured to write something, she says, or to try to find a “right answer.” Clark has also been test optional since 2012. If there is a school that is […]
October 26, 2020

Distant Look: Clemson University (SC)

Clemson University has been a national power in college football. I might have been a little rough on the school last week, when I covered college towns and COVID. I’d like to make it up to their community by taking a distant look into the school. I also collected some […]
October 22, 2020

The Affordable Four-Year College: Is It Really What a High School Senior Wants?

Whenever state or national elections come around I keep reading the promises and diatribes from candidates on both sides about the “value,” or lack thereof, of a college education as well “reasons” why college “costs so much.” It’s very easy for a politician who has never run a college to […]
October 21, 2020

How To Look At A Big School In A College Town

Clemson University made national news these past week that rocked their college town. The Tigers soundly beat then seventh-ranked Miami in football last weekend, then lit up Georgia Tech for 73 points to maintain their number one ranking. But Clemson also has taken the lead in having the largest number […]