August 10, 2020

Small Colleges and Pre-Professional Degree Programs

When it comes to academics, college students face two concerns, regardless of their major. The first is classroom size, the second is how well major will prepare them for life after college. Students may be tempted to try to find the best of both worlds by choosing from among the […]
August 5, 2020

I’ve Come to Appreciate Liberal Arts Colleges

My college education, as well as graduate school, took place at big public universities. Although I did get into some private schools when I was pursuing advanced degrees, I went with the publics. They were the financially feasible option at the time. I never gave the small liberal arts colleges a […]
June 21, 2020

Tips to Help You Look at Liberal Arts Colleges

Over the years I have posted many pieces to help parents and students consider publicly-supported colleges and universities. But I also wanted to help those who are looking at private liberal arts colleges. This is an oft-criticized segment of higher education. But it offers many advantages to the right student. […]
May 4, 2020

Creative Colleges: Schools on Trimester Calendars

Last week I introduced a new series about creative colleges. These are the schools that have the most original ideas to deliver a rewarding educational experience in the new reality of COVID-19. My good friend, Elizabeth LaScala, founder of Doing College-and Beyond in Northern California, offers several suggestions for juniors […]
April 4, 2016

Profile: Lycoming College (PA)

Last month I was invited to visit Lycoming College, a small (around 1,300 undergraduates) located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. If you’re a baseball fan, you might know of Williamsport as the home of the Little League World Series. However, it is also a college town with two colleges. Lycoming shares the community with […]
December 16, 2015

My Time on Campus: Trinity College (CT)

In early October I made a trip to visit five New England colleges. Trinity College, located in Hartford, was the last on my trip. It was also my shortest visit, so my impressions will be briefer than most. I made a Pinterest page as well.  Founded in 1823, Trinity College […]