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The Liberal Arts Option. What is a “Liberal Arts” College?. Is it for artists? A school that doesn’t have science. A school that embraces artistic freedom NONE of the above! A Liberal Arts College is for EVERYONE…….. Let’s explore this term. According to - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Liberal Arts Option

The Liberal Arts Option

What is a Liberal Arts College?Is it for artists?A school that doesnt have science.A school that embraces artistic freedomNONE of the above!

A Liberal Arts College is for EVERYONE..Lets explore this termAccording to www.merriam-webster.comliberal arts noun pl Definition of LIBERAL ARTS: college or university studies (as language, philosophy, literature, abstract science) intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities (as reason and judgment) as opposed to professional or vocational skills

A Liberal Arts College is the Complete PackagePre-lawPre-medPre-dental, vet & PTEngineering programsSciences & ResearchForeign LanguagesSocial ScienceAnd of course the Arts!

A Liberal Arts college creates a completely rounded educated individual who will be able to do ANY post graduate career.A Liberal Arts college produces an employable graduateKey Features of a true Liberal Arts CollegeUndergraduate Population onlySmall sized collegeCore curriculumStress on academic integrityCollaborative work environment

Pros and Cons of Liberal Arts CollegePros100% of funding is for YOU, the undergraduateSmall size means familiarity and opportunityResearch, research & more research!Schools are very deliberate in building their populations and look beyond your numbers and more at you this helps for financial aid as well

ConsSmall size may be looking for that big school experienceMay not have a vocational specialty like engineering or architecture for example. Then again, some do have these optionsCompetitiveness of admissions may limit merit aid to the upper tier schools

The Big Names in Liberal Arts(According to US News & World Report)Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges 2013Williams CollegeAmherst CollegeSwarthmore CollegeMiddlebury CollegePomona CollegeBowdoin CollegeWellesley CollegeCarleton CollegeHaverford CollegeClaremont McKenna CollegeTop 10 Universities 2013HarvardPrinceton YaleColumbiaUniversity of Chicago M.I.T.StanfordDukeUniversity of PennsylvaniaCal-TechOther Noteworthy SchoolsMAST grads are here:Washington & LeeDavidson CollegeBates CollegeColby CollegeMt. Holyoke CollegeNew College of FloridaHampshire CollegePitzer CollegeFranklin & Marshall CollegeBarnard CollegeReed College

Think Prestigious:Oberlin CollegeVassar CollegeBryn Mawr CollegeWesleyan CollegeMacalester CollegeCollege of the Holy CrossColorado CollegeBucknell UniversityKenyon CollegeHarvey Mudd CollegeOccidental CollegeGrinnell College

So you say youre not in the top of the class. Dont despair!Bennington CollegeJuniata CollegeCalvin CollegeStonehill CollegeGoucher CollegeRoanoke CollegeEckerd CollegeWarren Wilson CollegeMaryville CollegeMarymount Manhattan CollegeSalem CollegeCollege of CharlestonLesley University

Liberal Arts Colleges in FloridaCare to Stay in-state?New College of Florida (State Tuition!)Eckerd CollegeFlagler CollegeFlorida Southern CollegeRollins CollegeSaint Leo UniversityBethune-Cookman CollegeFlorida Memorial UniversityLynn University

Alternative Liberal Arts CollegesUnique FeaturesNo grades! Students work is reviewed and critiqued, collaborative work is rewardedQuirky semester systems at Colorado College you take one class at a time!Make your own major just make it up! Under a professors guidance you direct your studies to achieve your goalsThe focus is on learningSchoolsNew College of FloridaHampshire CollegeSarah Lawrence CollegeColorado CollegeEvergreen State CollegeReed CollegeGrinnell College

Liberal Arts Colleges Visiting MAST Oberlin College Today at 12:20College of Charleston Today at 1:15Williams Tomorrow 8:30 amAmherst Tomorrow 9 amMt. Holyoke Tomorrow 1 pmBates Tuesday, 10/16 9 amLesley University, 10/16 12:15 pmPitzer College 10/16 1 pmMiddlebury College 10/16 1:30 pmWesleyan University 10/17 2:30 pmLafayette College 10/18 12:30 pmHarvey Mudd College 10/24 9 amDenison 11/7 10 amFamous Liberal Arts College GradsActor Chevy Chase Bard CollegeMartha Stewart Barnard CollegeBryant Gumbel Bates CollegeAndy Rooney (60 Minutes) ColgateSteve Carell (The Office) DenisonBarbara Kingsolver (Author) DePauwRonald Reagan Eureka CollegeB.F. Skinner (Psychologist) HamiltonActor Paul Newman & Writer Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit) Kenyon CollegeEmily Dickinson Mt. HolyokeJeff Greenfield (Founder of Ben & Jerrys) OberlinPeter Norton (of Norton Utilities) Reed CollegeNancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House) Trinity CollegeActors Meryl Streep &Lisa Kudrow VassarHillary Rodham Clinton WellesleyJohn Glenn (Astronaut) Muskingum College

Williams College

Ranked #1 Year after YearWilliamstown, Massachussetts

New College of Florida

(In-state tuition)15Carleton College

Northfield, Minnessotta Pomona College

One of the Claremont Colleges CaliforniaApproximately 40 minutes east of Los AngelesSt. Marys College of Maryland

The Public Honors College of MarylandAlso listed in Colleges that Change LivesColgate University

Upstate New YorkBucknell University

Lewisberg, PennsylvaniaSusquehanna ValleySwarthmore CollegeBecome an engineer at Swarthmore. Part of a 3 school consortium with Haverford and Bryn Mawr and cross register at University of Pennsylvania

Stonehill College

Go to School in BostonSpelman College

Historically Black College for WomenAtlanta, GeorgiaMorehouse College

It is an honor to be a Morehouse ManAtlanta, GeorgiaBates College

Lewiston, MaineMrs. Elena DelgadoPlease Welcome