March 5, 2021

Getting to Know Agnes Scott College (GA)

From a virtual distance Agnes Scott College, one of the Colleges That Change Lives, reminds me of Bryn Mawr, another women’s college closer to  home. It’s small (less than 1,000 undergrads) and close to a large city (Atlanta) that has many other colleges. Both campuses are quite attractive. Agnes Scott’s […]
February 23, 2021

Getting To Know St. John’s College (MD and NM)

St.John’s College has more in common with colleges of the distant past than other modern college. The curriculum is taught around The Great Books, famous works of mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, music, politics, and more. Courses are taught by professors, aka ‘tutors’, in seminar rooms, much like a college education over […]
February 4, 2021

Meet A Student Panel From Centre College (KY)

A short time ago I did a post about Centre College (NY), one of the Colleges That Change Lives. That post featured an interview with Pam Baughman, the College’s Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid. Pam is not only a senior administrator. She is also an alumnus as well […]
January 13, 2021

Beloit College Is Proactive-And Might Be Affordable, Too

The oldest college in Wisconsin, Beloit College is one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It has been so for nearly 30 years. I hope that you will listen to my conversation with Erin Guth, Director of Recruitment to learn more. Beloit College is a small school with less than […]
December 17, 2020

St. Olaf College Offers ‘Minnesota Nice’ Surprises

It would have been tough to get to St. Olaf College (MN), one of the Colleges That Change Lives, for a visit, COVID or no COVID. I’ve been to Minnesota twice on business and visit family, and winter feels longer than it does in New Jersey. St. Olaf College is […]
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 […]
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 12, 2016

Are The Colleges That Change Lives ‘Good’ Schools?

There are many books you can buy that profile colleges and universities. Among the more notable is The Colleges That Change Lives.  There have been four editions of The Colleges That Change Lives since 1996; the most recent edition was released in 2013. The major purpose behind the book has […]