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  1. The Liberal Arts Option

  2. 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
  3. According to www.merriam-webster.com liberal 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
  4. A Liberal Arts College is the Complete Package Pre-law Pre-med Pre-dental, vet & PT Engineering programs Sciences & Research Foreign Languages Social Science And 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 graduate
  5. Key Features of a true “Liberal Arts” College Undergraduate Population only Small sized college Core curriculum Stress on academic integrity Collaborative work environment
  6. Pros and Cons of Liberal Arts College Pros Cons Small size – may be looking for that “big school” experience May not have a vocational specialty like engineering or architecture for example……. Then again, some do have these options Competitiveness of admissions may limit merit aid to the upper tier schools 100% of funding is for YOU, the undergraduate Small size means familiarity and opportunity Research, 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
  7. The Big Names in Liberal Arts(According to US News & World Report) Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges 2013 Top 10 Universities 2013 Harvard Princeton Yale Columbia University of Chicago M.I.T. Stanford Duke University of Pennsylvania Cal-Tech Williams College Amherst College Swarthmore College Middlebury College Pomona College Bowdoin College Wellesley College Carleton College Haverford College Claremont McKenna College
  8. Other Noteworthy Schools MAST grads are here: Think Prestigious: Oberlin College Vassar College Bryn MawrCollege Wesleyan College Macalester College College of the Holy Cross Colorado College Bucknell University Kenyon College Harvey Mudd College Occidental College Grinnell College Washington & Lee Davidson College Bates College Colby College Mt. Holyoke College New College of Florida Hampshire College Pitzer College Franklin & Marshall College Barnard College Reed College
  9. So you say you’re not in the top of the class……. Don’t despair! Bennington College Juniata College Calvin College Stonehill College Goucher College Roanoke College Eckerd College Warren Wilson College Maryville College Marymount Manhattan College Salem College College of Charleston Lesley University
  10. Liberal Arts Colleges in FloridaCare to Stay in-state? New College of Florida (State Tuition!) Eckerd College Flagler College Florida Southern College Rollins College Saint Leo University Bethune-Cookman College Florida Memorial University Lynn University
  11. “Alternative” Liberal Arts Colleges Unique Features Schools New College of Florida Hampshire College Sarah Lawrence College Colorado College Evergreen State College Reed College Grinnell College No grades! Students work is reviewed and critiqued, collaborative work is rewarded Quirky 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 goals The focus is on learning
  12. Liberal Arts Colleges Visiting MAST Oberlin College – Today at 12:20 College of Charleston – Today at 1:15 Williams – Tomorrow – 8:30 am Amherst – Tomorrow 9 am Mt. Holyoke – Tomorrow 1 pm Bates – Tuesday, 10/16 – 9 am Lesley University, 10/16 – 12:15 pm Pitzer College 10/16 – 1 pm Middlebury College – 10/16 – 1:30 pm Wesleyan University – 10/17 2:30 pm Lafayette College – 10/18 – 12:30 pm Harvey Mudd College – 10/24 – 9 am Denison – 11/7 – 10 am
  13. Famous Liberal Arts College Grads Actor Chevy Chase – Bard College Martha Stewart– Barnard College Bryant Gumbel – Bates College Andy Rooney (60 Minutes) – Colgate Steve Carell (The Office) – Denison Barbara Kingsolver (Author) – DePauw Ronald Reagan – Eureka College B.F. Skinner (Psychologist) – Hamilton Actor Paul Newman & Writer Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit) – Kenyon College Emily Dickinson – Mt. Holyoke Jeff Greenfield (Founder of Ben & Jerry’s) – Oberlin Peter Norton (of Norton Utilities) – Reed College Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House) – Trinity College Actors Meryl Streep &Lisa Kudrow – Vassar Hillary Rodham Clinton – Wellesley John Glenn (Astronaut) – Muskingum College
  14. Williams College Ranked #1 Year after Year Williamstown, Massachussetts
  15. New College of Florida (In-state tuition)
  16. Carleton College Northfield, Minnessotta
  17. Pomona College One of the Claremont Colleges – California Approximately 40 minutes east of Los Angeles
  18. St. Mary’s College of Maryland The Public “Honors College” of Maryland Also listed in “Colleges that Change Lives”
  19. Colgate University Upstate New York
  20. Bucknell University Lewisberg, Pennsylvania Susquehanna Valley
  21. Swarthmore College Become an engineer at Swarthmore……. Part of a 3 school consortium with Haverford and Bryn Mawr…… and cross register at University of Pennsylvania
  22. Stonehill College Go to School in Boston
  23. Spelman College Historically Black College for Women Atlanta, Georgia
  24. Morehouse College It is an honor to be a “Morehouse Man” Atlanta, Georgia
  25. Bates College Lewiston, Maine
  26. Please Welcome Mrs. Elena Delgado