College Knowledge Encyclopedia

The best way to get a feel for a college – the personalities, the environment, even the academics – is to visit personally.  Magellan's team has visited over 350 colleges over the past seven years.  Here are some thoughts on the college campuses we’ve seen (We personally took all of the pictures on these pages!)

Map of Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

State by State Guide

Alabama Colleges and Universities

Auburn University's Ross Hall
Auburn University's Ross Hall

Auburn University

With a highly ranked business school and big school spirit, this small town school features a strong football culture and provides undecided students an interesting option for exploration with over 140 different majors. Learn more about Auburn University

Birmingham Southern College

A private liberal arts college in Birmingham affiliated with the United Methodist Church, BSC enrolls just over 1,200 students with an avergae class size of only 16 students and a personalized experience in whoch every senior presents a capstone project. Learn more about Birmingham Southern College , opens in new tab

Samford University

Located in Birmingham with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students, this private university boasts a strong core curriculum with classes in culturall perspectives, communication arts, biblical foundations, and concepts in fitness/health. Learn more about Samford University , opens in new tab

University of Alabama

With traditions rooted in football and great amounts of school spirit (you may recognize the common phrase "Roll Tide"), Alabama's flagship campus offers students over 80 majors within 10 colleges, and provides a strong honors college for approximately 6,000 students to make the large campus fell like a smaller community. Learn more about University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)

Arizona Colleges and Universities

University of Arizona Old Main building
University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Arizona State University

ASU's five campuses (featuring Tempe as the largest) offer 60% in-state/40% out-of-state students with a varitey of opportunities including: abundant scholarship opportunities, an honors college where every student publishes a thesis, and the School of Sustainability, which is the first of its kind in the nation. Learn more about Arizona State University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

With renowned programs in aviation, security and intelligence, and engineering, the Prescott campus of ERAU gives students the opportunity for a highly specialized education in the sciences and its own nationally recognized Flight Team. Learn more about Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University , opens in new tab

Northern Arizona University

Featuring the only accredited teaching program in Arizona, a top 15 program in hotel and restaurant management, and an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, NAU offers CA students WUE tuition and admits along similar lines to U of A and ASU. Learn more about Northern Arizona University

Prescott College

A small liberal arts college, Prescott is known for its experiential approach and curricula in environmemntal studies, psychology, and parks, recreation, and leisure studies. Learn more about Prescott College , opens in new tab

University of Arizona

Known for its school spirit and many regarded programs within its 12 colleges, U of A draws in an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students who are active in campus life (with 43 different fraternities and sororities for students to participate in if they choose.) Learn more about University of Arizona

Arkansas Colleges and Universities

University of Arkansas

With a total enrollment of over 27,000 students, Arkansas' top major public research university offers students Division I Athletics, almost ⅓ of students participating in Greek Life, and popular academic programs in nursing, finance, and agricultural sciences. Learn more about University of Arkansas , opens in new tab

California Colleges and Universities

CalTech -- the California Institute of Technology

California College of the Arts

Don't confuse California College of the Arts (Oakland) with CalArts (Santa Clarita). CCA has majors in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, glass, animation and a few other art disciplines. Learn more about California College of the Arts

California Institute of Technology

With only 900 students total and a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CalTech gives students the opportunity to form close relationships with their professors and peers. Everyone is heavily involved in scientific research here. Learn more about California Institute of Technology

Bayramian Hall, CSUN

California Lutheran University

CalLu is a good choice for pre-med and pre-vet students, and has a good exercise program. With their Public Price Promise, you'll pay the same as a UC if you're admitted to certain UC campuses. Learn more about California Lutheran University

California Maritime Academy

This small California State University campus has only a small selection of majors, all related to technology, engineering and business. All students spend time on the training ship Golden Bear! Learn more about California Maritime Academy

Chapman University

Cal Poly Pomona

Music industry and hospitality business concentrations complement Cal Poly Pomona's strong aerospace and mechanical engineering programs. They also have a five-year architecture major. Learn more about Cal Poly Pomona

Cal State Channel Islands

One of the smaller CSU campuses, Channel Islands has a beautiful campus in Camarillo, and is not impacted for any of its majors. Learn more about Cal State Channel Islands

Cal State East Bay

Chico State University

CSU East Bay has 16,000 undergraduates, half of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Nursing is impacted and very competitive here. Learn more about Cal State East Bay

Cal State Northridge (CSUN)

CSUN's strong programs in accounting and the performing arts are well-known in the Los Angeles area. With 25,000 students, CSUN is one of the largest CSU campuses. Learn more about Cal State Northridge (CSUN)

Cal State San Marcos

With about 10,000 undergradates, CSU San Marcos is in northern San Diego county and is easily accessible by public transit. Learn more about Cal State San Marcos

Santa Clara University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is the original polytechnic university in the CSU system. "Learn by doing" with Cal Poly's "upside down" curriculum: you'll take classes in your major as a freshman! Learn more about Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chapman University

Chapman's film and business schools are well-respected in Southern California, and Chapman's medium size allows students to build strong bonds with each other and professors. Chapman also has very solid natural science majors. Learn more about Chapman University

Chico State University

Magellan's team visited Chico State in early 2019 and we loved this campus! Great programs for engineering, business, nursing and the natural sciences, plus an engaged student body. Learn more about Chico State University

University of California at Berkeley, aka Cal

Dominican University

Dominican University is a small liberal arts college outside of San Francisco, which emphasizes mentorship and hands-on learning. Learn more about Dominican University

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

FIDM has campuses in San Diego and San Francisco, as well as the main campus in downtown Los Angeles. Students can do either an AA or a BA in this uber-creative and job-focused environment. Learn more about Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

Holy Names University

Average class size at HNU is just 15 students! You'll have a very personal experience at this Oakland based Catholic college. Learn more about Holy Names University.

Humboldt State University

Located less than 100 miles south of the Oregon border and 275 miles north of San Francisco, Humboldt State University is the northernmost of the 23 California State University campuses, and is transitioning to become the state's third Polytechnic campus.  Visit our Humboldt State University photo album here.

University of California, Irvine

Long Beach State University

One of the larger CSU campuses, Long Beach State has exceptional programs in business and engineering (11 different disciplines!). The campus is fully impacted, so admissions are competitive. Learn more about Long Beach State University

Loyola Marymount University

With its beach-adjacent location, LMU is popular for California students. Its film and business programs are well-known and outstanding, and LMU has excellent programs in the natural sciences. Learn more about Loyola Marymount University

Marymount California University

Formerly a 2-year institution, Marymount California offers excellent support for students with learning challenges, a beautiful location, and four-year bachelor's degrees. Learn more about Marymount California University

University of California, San Diego

Occidental College

Occidental College, or Oxy, is nestled in the Eagle Rock hills in Los Angeles, so students at this small liberal arts campus have tons of internship opportunities available to them. Learn more about Occidental College

Otis College of Art & Design

Otis College of Art & Design prepares students for a variety of arts-related careers, including toy design, architecture, fashion and other areas. Learn more about Otis College of Art & Design

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine's beautiful campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu.  A Christian university, Pepperdine has strong programs in business, education, psychology and the health sciences. Learn more about Pepperdine University

Sacramento State University

Not surprisingly, this Cal State campus in the state capital has a program for political journalism! Top majors include nursing, business and criminal justice. Learn more about Sacramento State University

The UCSB Library Quad

San Diego State University

One of the larger and most popular Cal State campuses, SDSU has become much more competitive for students who don't live in San Diego County. Their business program is very popular. Learn more about San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco State is an artsy campus in an urban section of San Francisco. Admission is less competitive than at some other campuses. Learn more about San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

California's mission architecture is on display at San Jose State University. Learn more about San Jose State University

University of San Diego

Santa Clara University

This Jesuit school is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Santa Clara has outstanding business and engineering programs, as well as a stunning campus. Learn more about Santa Clara University

Sonoma State University

Sonoma State has a beautiful campus and a wine marketing major! They also have a unique program called Hutchins, which is interdisciplinary and has a small, liberal arts feeling. Learn more about Sonoma State University

Stanford University

Stanford's excellent STEM and engineering programs fit well in this Silicon Valley based campus. Stanford is known for having smart and sometimes quirky, but always talented, students. Learn more about Stanford University

St. Mary's College of California

St. Mary's College is a hidden gem! It's the only member of the Colleges That Change Lives in California. "Enter to learn; leave to serve" is their Lasallian motto. Learn more about St. Mary's College of California

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the University of California's nine undergraduate campuses. With strong engineering and biological science programs, Berkeley is also known for its long history as a politically active campus. Learn more about UC Berkeley

UC Davis

The largest physical campus of the nine UC undergraduate campuses, UC Davis is known for strength in the agricultural and biological sciences. Davis has one of the country's top veterinary schools. Go Aggies! Learn more about UC Davis

UC Irvine

Located not far from Disneyland, UC Irvine's campus layout was designed by the same architect! Irvine has strong engineering and science options, including computer science, and receives as many freshman applications as UCLA (some years more!).

UCLA

UCLA is an academic powerhouse, with strong sciences, engineering, theatre, arts and social sciences. There's no undergraduate business program, but the Anderson School of Management is one of the best in the country for graduate business education. Learn more about UCLA

UC Merced

The newest of the UC campuses, UC Merced's modern campus is sleek and welcoming. Former First Lady Michelle Obama was one of their first graduation speakers. Learn more about UC Merced

UC Riverside

Originally founded as a Southern California branch of UC Berkeley, UC Riverside has very strong engineering and science programs. Pre-med students are given priority at UCR's medical school. Learn more about UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC San Diego's Geisel Library is named after Dr. Seuss! Engineering and science programs are very strong here. Like Santa Cruz, UC San Diego students are assigned a residential college when they are admitted, and stay affiliated with that college throughout their four years here. Learn more about UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

It's really right.on.the.beach. UCSB has a very small engineering school (super-competitive) and the interesting College for Creative Studies, which allows students to conduct graduate-level independent research. Learn more about UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

Famous for political free speech and protests, UC Santa Cruz has interesting majors including linguistics, computer game design, ecology and evolution, and legal studies. Santa Cruz has a residential college system, so you'll be affiliated with your college for all four years. Learn more about UC Santa Cruz

University of Redlands

University of Redlands is a liberal arts gem in Southern California. With a beautiful campus and a low student-to-faculty ratio, Redlands students can be in the city or at the beach in about an hour and a half. Learn more about University of Redlands

University of San Diego

USD has strong social and natural sciences, as well as a Peace and Justice Center. About half of the ~5,500 undergraduates on this Jesuit campus are practicing Catholics. Learn more about University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

USF is the Jesuit school in the heart of San Francisco. There's a distinct social justice bent here, and science majors take courses and labs in an incredible new science building. Learn more about University of San Francisco

University of Southern California (USC)

What's there to say about USC? Fight on! Undergraduate business, communications, film and theatre programs are top tier. Learn more about University of Southern California (USC)

Westmont College

Westmont College is located in Montecito, in the hills above Santa Barbara.  This Christian college has about 1300 students, and is known for strong programs in business, psychology and kinesiology. Learn more about Westmont College

Whittier College

Whittier's beautiful campus about an hour east of Los Angeles is home to this close-knit student community of about 1800 undergraduates. Learn more about Whittier College

Woodbury University

Located in Burbank, Woodbury has arts, film, costuming and psychology programs geared towards helping students find jobs in their chosen field. Learn more about Woodbury University

Colorado Colleges and Universities

University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver

Adams State University

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Adams State offers popular majors such as kinesiology, business, and nursing, as well as other majors in the humanities. Learn more about Adams State University , opens in new tab

Colorado College

Colorado College's unique schedule allows students to explore one topic at a time by taking one class every three and a half weeks with the block program, and popular majors include biology, geology, and political science. Learn more about Colorado College.

Colorado Mesa University

CMU is a public university with approximately 7,000 students and its Grand Junction location gives it an outdoorsy campus feel. Popular majors include nursing, exercise science, and business. Learn more about Colorado Mesa University , opens in new tab

Colorado Mountain College

With a Division I Ski team, Colorado Mountain College's campuses are located near some of the most beautoful ski resorts in the world and offer students both Associates and Bachelors Degree tracks. Learn more about Colorado Mountain College.

Banner of University of Northern Colorado
Banner of University of Northern Colorado

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines prepares students interested in the sciences for their respective professions such as in engineering and computer science. Learn more about Colorado School of Mines , opens in new tab

Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, flagship campus)

Featuring top ranked business and veterinary programs, CSU offers students unique programs such as Semester at Sea, as well as popular majors like biomedical science and others in the arts. Learn more about Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, flagship campus).

Colorado State University, Pueblo

CSU Pueblo is a small public institution two hours from Denver, where the most popular majors on campus are nursing and sociology. Learn more about Colorado State University, Pueblo. , opens in new tab

Fort Lewis College

Durango-based Fort Lewis College has a special interest in recruiting first generation and Native American students to its liberal arts campus. It offers a variety of hands on majors in business, the arts, and biology for its over 2,800 students. Learn more about Fort Lewis College. , opens in new tab

Naropa University

Naropa is located in Boulder, and is inspired by blending Eastern and Western traditions with a core mission of respect and awareness. It even features a certificate program in Traditional Eastern Arts. Learn more about Naropa University. , opens in new tab

Regis University

A Jesuit University located in Denver, Regis is strong in the arts and humanities, as well as business, accounting,and computer science. Learn more about Regis University. , opens in new tab

University of Colorado, Boulder (main campus)

The main campus of the CU system, Boulder offers students the best of a suburban campus and a close proximity to Denver with popular majors including business, psychology, and economics, as well as a tremendous amount of school spirit. Learn more about University of Colorado, Boulder (main campus). , opens in new tab

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

UCCS is focused on providing students with degree programs that will get them out and working after school. This campus of over 12,000 students is a great fit for those interested in business and a variety of fields within the health sciences. Learn more about University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. , opens in new tab

University of Colorado, Denver

Located in the heart of Denver, CO, CU Denver offers students an experience of city life with popular programs including urban sustainability, business, criminal justice, and nursing. Learn more about University of Colorado, Denver. , opens in new tab

University of Denver

Mid-sized University of Denver is on the quarter system, and has strong business, international relations and engineering programs.  It's also known for supporting students with learning differences.  Learn more about University of Denver. , opens in new tab

University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)

UNC (a member of the WUE to offer students in the western states reduced tuition) offers students who are undecided a strong exploratory program, and students who are passionate about majors such as jazz studies, nursing, and the sciences the opportunity to dive into their specific curriculum head first. Learn more about University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).

Western Colorado University

A small public university in Gunniston, CO with Division II sports and a variety of clubs, WCU offers a rolling admissions program for students with interests in kinesiology, business, and biology, and offers over 100 areas of study. Learn more about Western Colorado University. , opens in new tab

Connecticut Colleges and Universities

Trinity College
Trinity College

Quinnipiac University

Known for its strong communications school and health sciences, this beautiful Connecticut campus of approximately 7,000 students has a very strong sports presence, an emphasis on experiential learning and generous merit aid. Learn more about Quinnipiac University 

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart, about an hour and a half from NYC, features a competitive nursing and health science program, with immaculate new facilities and involved students (some of whom even participate on SHU's Division I sports teams). Learn more about Sacred Heart University 

Trinity College

Focused on critical thinking, writing, and discussion, Trintiy's gorgeous (and typical New England style) Hartford campus is not the only place of learnign for the university, as Trinity's active students are encouraged to take their talents into the city to gain valuable work experience. Learn more about Trinity College 

Wesleyan University

A small liberal arts college with a number 1 rating for most Vegan friendly campus from PETA, this highly selective school is a perfect fit for artsy, quirky, and eager students intrested in making a significant impact on the world. Learn more about Wesleyan University 

University of Delaware
University of Delaware

Delaware Colleges and Universities

University of Delaware

With a tremendous amount of school spirit and vast opportunities in fields such as engineering, education, and health sciences, Delaware also offers an honors college and ways to create small communities within the larger institution of 18,000 students. Learn more about University of Delaware

Florida Colleges and Universities

Eckerd College

Located on Florida's Gulf Coast with 70% of students participating in study abroad and the #1 most pet friendly campus in the US, Eckerd emphasizes faculty mentorship and social consciousness and responsibility. Eckerd boasts strong programming in the sciences, and every student is assigned a librarian during their time at Eckerd through the Center for Innovative Excellence. Learn more about Eckerd College

Florida Atlantic University

FAU is a large public institution that is not only high in school spirit, but strong in their offerings for students interested in education and business (and they are ranked the highest out of FL public schools for job placement). Learn more about Florida Atlantic University

Eckerd College
Eckerd College

Florida International University

Located in Miami, FIU is a large public institution with a strong international business program, as well as curricula in hospitality, criminal justice, and psychology.

Lynn University

Lynn students enjoy a fully iPad enabled curriculum! Lynn is also a great place for students with learning challenges. Learn more about Lynn University

New College of Florida (Florida’s Public Honors College)

A public liberal arts honors college with an enrollment of only 800 students, New College of Florida offers a highly specialized education by pairing students with professors who share mutual interests in the pursuit of intellectual curiosity and academic excellence. Learn more about New College of Florida , opens in new tab

Rollins College

Only 10 minutes from Downtown Orlando, Rollins is a small liberal arts college with an emphasis on providing students with a strong foundation in their liberal arts "neighboorhoods," and 80% of Rollins students study abroad. Learn more about Rollins College

University of Tampa
University of Tampa

Stetson University

Lined with Palm Trees, this small private university offers many fields of study, including both business and biology, and all students are required to perform research in their senior year. Students can automatically earn a language minor if they choose to spend a semester abroad in a non-English speaking country. Learn more about Stetson University

University of Central Florida

A large public university in Orlando not too far away from Florida's most famous amusement parks, UCF's most popular majors include psychology, health sciences, biomedical sciences, and the university offers students many opportunities to take their talents into the city of Orlando. Learn more about University of Central Florida , opens in new tab

University of Florida

With a large sports and Greek life influence on campus, UF not only offers students the opportunity to conrtibute to its massive amounts of school spirit, but this well-regarded research university provides students with the opportunities to study fields such as engineering, business, and biology. Learn more about University of Florida , opens in new tab

University of Miami

Also known as "The U," Miami caters to well-rounded students, offers robust academics such as music, business, and engineering that students balance with their prominent sports programs and a tremendous amount of school spirit. Learn more about University of Miami

University of South Florida

USF is a tier 1 public research university of approximately 24,000 students who have the opportunity to explore over 100 fields of study and participate in Greek life, which is very active on campus. Learn more about University of South Florida

University of Tampa

USF is a tier 1 public research university of approximately 24,000 students who have the opportunity to explore over 100 fields of study and participate in Greek life, which is very active on campus. Learn more about University of Tampa

Georgia Colleges and Universities

Sign of Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Sign of Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Agnes Scott College

A women's college near Atlanta, ASC focuses on their SUMMIT program, which is a model to help advide students and provide opportunities in leadership, study abroad, and critical thinking. Learn more about Agnes Scott College 

Berry College

Berry College provides students with a liberal arts education, and emphasizes the importance of taking an active role in planning your own education. Learn more about Berry College , opens in new tab 

Emory University

A private institution in Atlana, Emory is known for its research offerings, and hospital on campus. Popular majors include business, biology, and nursing. Learn more about Emory University , opens in new tab 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

A public research institution located in Atlanta, Georgia Tech offers a variety of majors (many of which are technologically focused) and has nationally ranked engineering and business programs. Learn more about Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) 

Evelyn at Oxford College
Evelyn at Oxford College

Morehouse College

With an incoming class of approximately 700 students, Morehouse College is a small male-only HBCU close to Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University with strong STEM, journalism, and business programs. Learn more about Morehouse College 

Oglethorpe University

With a mission to connect students to resources in Atlanta, this small liberal arts school requires students to take one core course every semester of their undergraduate experience and encourages interdisciplinary learning by exposing students to a variety of different subjects. Learn more about Oglethorpe University 

Oxford College of Emory University

An undergraduate college for first and second year students at Emory, Oxford's curriculum is focused on the liberal arts and guiding students toward the requirements necessary to fulfill their eventual major at Emory. Learn more about Oxford College of Emory University , opens in new tab  

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) (Atlanta campus)

SCAD offers over 40 art-centric majors, which is more than any other design school in the country, and looks for well-rounded students (they do not require a portfolio for admission). Learn more about Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) (Atlanta campus) 

University of Georgia

A public university in Athens (about an hour from Atlanta), UGA not only offers a large campus with active Greek life and school spirit, but it offers popular majors such as finance, psychology, and business. Learn more about University of Georgia , opens in new tab 

Hawai’i Colleges and Universities

Hawai’i Pacific University

The largest private college in Hawai'i, HPU's strongest programs include marine biology and nursing, and offers students the opportunity to study in both Downtown Honolulu and the Loa Campus on the northwest side of the island. Learn more about Hawai’i Pacific University 

University of Hawai’i – Mãnoa campus

Steps away from Waikiki Beach and full of independent and motivated students, University of Hawai'i is known for its top 25 business school, Pacific Rim studies program, and marine biology curriculum. The school offers CA students WUE tuition rates. Learn more about University of Hawai’i – Mãnoa campus 

Illinois Colleges and Universities

Bradley University
Bradley University

Augustana College

A small liberal arts school on the trimester system, Augustana encourages students to study abroad during their undergraduate experience, and seniors are required to perform a full year of research. Learn more about Augustana College 

Bradley University

With a focus on engineering, business, nursing, and sports communication, Bradley University is located two hours south of Chicago and features both small class sizes and big Division I school spirit. Learn more about Bradley University 

Columbia College Chicago

DePaul University

The largest Catholic university in the United States is an urban campus in the middle of Chicago! DePaul is known for its theatre and music programs but has strong business and science majors as well. Learn more about DePaul University 

Illinois Wesleyan University

IWU emphasizes a hands-on education by connecting students and professors. Financial and merit aid is a priority for IWU, and offers strong programs in nursong, performing arts, and business. Learn more about Illinois Wesleyan University 

Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago

Knox College

A small liberal arts school with a focus on experiential learning, Knox encourages students to supplement their academics with creative work, research, internships, and off-campus programming. Learn more about Knox College , opens in new tab 

Lake Forest College

Only 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest has small class sizes, over 200 study abroad programs, and encourages students to pursue multiple majors and minors with the ability to graduate in four years. Learn more about Lake Forest College , opens in new tab 

Loyola University Chicago

With gorgeous art-deco architecture and an incredible location, Loyola Chicago offers 80 different majors including pre-med, science, and business, and along with being generous with merit aid, the school offers graduate options in law and medicine. Learn more about Loyola University Chicago 

Monmouth College

With an integrated studies program to promote connections to the liberal arts as well as research opportunities, Monmouth is a residential campus with a small and charming community. Learn more about Monmouth College , opens in new tab 

Northwestern University

Located right on Lake Michigan, thrity minutes north of Chicago, Northwestern offers students a variety of opportunities within their strong journalism, economics, and theatre programs, as well as Big 10 athletics. Learn more about Northwestern University , opens in new tab 

University of Chicago

Known for its quirky application essay prompts, UChicago is a great place for highly intellectual students to explore the liberal arts. Learn more about University of Chicago 

University of Illinois (Flagship - Urbana/Champaign)

The flagship campus of the Univeristy of Illinois is home to 15 colleges, Division I sports, several museums and theatres, and is rated as "one of the most disability friendly U.S. campuses." Learn more about University of Illinois (Flagship - Urbana/Champaign) , opens in new tab 

Indiana Colleges and Universities

Indiana University
Indiana University

Butler University

Butler's curriculum has a strong liberal arts focus, but it promotes preprofessional programs and students can take advantage of its city location. They also have an adorable mascot who often delivers admissions decisions personally! Learn more about Butler University

DePauw University

DePauw is not only commited to providing its students a liberal arts education that helps them think critically, it also guarantees that if an alumnus does not have a job or graduate school enrollment within six months of graduation, they will reach out to employer contacts. Learn more about DePauw University

Purdue University
Purdue University

Indiana University

Indiana University's undergraduate programs in business and international studies are as well renowned as its Big 10 basketball. Learn more about Indiana University

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI is home to over 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with 40% of freshmen living on campus and popular majors include business, nursing, and healthcare management. Learn more about Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis , opens in new tab

Purdue University

A STEM-focused public university, Purdue is an excellent place for students looking to pursue a STEM field, but this competitive environment with major school spirit also caters to undecided students, as their exploratory program helps students find fields of interest by connecting them with advisors. Learn more about Purdue University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

With an incoming freshman class of approximately 521 students, Rose-Hulman is a small institution focused on STEM fields, with 98% job placement for the Class of 2019. Learn more about Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology , opens in new tab

Iowa Colleges and Universities

Cornell College
Cornell College

Coe College

Located in Cedar Rapids, Coe is a small liberal arts college with approximately 1,300 undergraduates, knwon for its Writing Across the Curriculum program, which emphasizes writing in all majors. Learn more about Coe College , opens in new tab

Cornell College

With its unique block schedule that promotes an in-depth exploration of one topic at a time, Cornell College's small campus allows students to get to know each other and students are all assigned faculty advisors for guidance. This school is also on the list of Colleges That Change Lives. Learn more about Cornell College

Drake University

Drake has Division 1 sports and over 100 academic programs, including data analytics, journalism and a pharmacy program, in a medium-sized urban campus.  Located in Iowa's capital city of Des Moines, you can play an active role in the Iowa Caucuses here!  Learn more about Drake University

Grinnell College

There are no mandatory general education courses at Grinnell, but this regarded liberal arts college truly allows more a multi-disciplinary approach (and is likened to schools like Swarthmore and Wesleyan). Learn more about Grinnell College

Tippie College of Business at University of Iowa
Tippie College of Business at University of Iowa

Iowa State University

ISU's programs in engineering, nutritional science, agriculture, and veterinary science are strong, and even though it is a large campus, students say that classes and professors are highly accessible. Learn more about Iowa State University

Luther College

A small residential college with an engaged student body, Luther offers a holistic education and focuses on experiential learning. They even make their own peanut butter on campus! Learn more about Luther College , opens in new tab

University of Iowa

Located in the #4 college town in the nation, the University of Iowa is famous for its Writers Workshop and its strong college of business. This is a great option for students who love the feel of Big 10 type schools. Learn more about University of Iowa

Kansas Colleges and Universities

Bicentennial Flags at Centre College
Bicentennial Flags at Centre College

University of Kansas

A large public research institution with over 400 degree and certificate programs, KU emphasizes cross-disciplinary research, and an active student body participates in over 600 clubs and 80,000 hours of community service. Learn more about University of Kansas , opens in new tab

Kentucky Colleges and Universities

Centre College

On the list of Colleges That Change Lives, Centre's liberal arts program not only gives students the opportunity to build their own field of study, but it also emphasizes pre-professional opportunitites and 85% of students go abroad. Learn more about Centre College.

University of Kentucky

Boasting Wildcat school spirit all over campus, UK has an impressive honors college that gives students the benefit of a small communtiy at a large institution, and its Lexington location offers a lot of internship opportunities. Learn more about University of Kentucky.

Louisiana Colleges and Universities

Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans

Louisiana State University

2 in 3 LSU students graduate with no debt, and with popular athletics, this large campus offers popular majors such as business, management, and marketing. Learn more about Louisiana State University. , opens in new tab

Loyola University New Orleans

With Division I athletics and over 110 different undergraduate programs, this Jesuit institution enrolls just over 3,000 students and offers access to opportunities in the city of New Orleans. Learn more about Loyola University New Orleans. , opens in new tab

Tigaer Stadium at Louisiana State University
Tigaer Stadium at Louisiana State University

Tulane University

With a culture of community service, social justice, and rigorous academics, Tulane is a great fit for a student who wants equal parts academics, spirit, and community outreach. Learn more about Tulane University.

Maryland Colleges and Universities

Goucher College

Goucher offers liberal arts majors in a lush suburban campus - and you can bring your horse if you want! Learn more about Goucher College.

Johns Hopkins University

America's first research institution has become a world leader in public health. But don't be mistaken, JHU has top political science, international studies, writing and art history programs as well. Learn more about Johns Hopkins University.

Patriot League Flag at Loyola University Maryland
Patriot League Flag at Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

A residential Jesuit campus, Loyola Maryland is located in Baltimore, and when students apply, they are accepted into the school as a whole, allowing for the opportunity to explore a variety of interests in its three academic colleges. Learn more about Loyola University Maryland.

Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA]

MICA blends artistic specialties with required liberal arts and humanities courses with the goal of training BFA students to think critically. Learn more about Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA].

St. John’s College – Annapolis

There are no majors here at one of the oldest colleges in the US. Instead of majors and lectures, St. John;s uses the Great Books curriculum, and values small class discussion. Learn more about St. John’s College – Annapolis.

Angelos Law Center at University of Baltimore
Angelos Law Center at University of Baltimore

Towson University

Excelling in education fields, this public university is only 15 minutes north of Baltimore and students can participate in a consortium-style registration agreement (and just hop on a shuttle to Goucher, MICA, or Johns Hopkins. Learn more about Towson University.

University of Baltimore

UB has a majority commuter student body, and its unique programs and city campus make UB a great school for motivated students interested in living and working in a city. Learn more about University of Baltimore.

University of Maryland

A large public research institution with over 200 degree-granting programs, the University of Maryland's unique location just outside of Washington D.C. offers students academics, school spirits, research, and internship opportunities in D.C. Learn more about University of Maryland. , opens in new tab

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Sign of U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

With an emphasis on math and science, the U.S. Naval Academy requires students to participate in a varsity sport and has a specific core curriculum in seamanship, physics, calculus, chemistry, ethics and weapons engineering. Learn more about U.S. Naval Academy.

Massachusetts Colleges and Universities

Babson College

Focused on entrepeneurship, students at Babson all earn a B.S. in Business Administration, and take a foundational course in Management and Entrepeneurship where they create and vote on the most viable businesses. Learn more about Babson College.

Becker College

Located in Central Massachussetts, Becker's offerings are very career-focused, and is an institution focused on creaitng a positive social and environmental impact. Learn more about Becker College. , opens in new tab

Bentley University

Bentley's business-focused curriculum attracts students who looking to prepare for life as entrepreneurs and in the business world. Learn more about Bentley University.

Boston University

As the fourth largest teaching and research univeristy in the US with access to unique opportunities in Boston, BU's city campus offers strong Divison I athletics and popular majors in the College of Communication, Questrom School of Business, and College of Fine Arts. Learn more about Boston University.

Outdoor Patio at Bentley University
Outdoor Patio at Bentley University

Brandeis University

With opportunities in both the liberal arts and research, Brandeis has strong programs in the arts and from its founding has shown commitment to social justice. Learn more about Brandeis University.

Clark University

Known for its LEEP (liberal education and effective practice) curriculum, Clark emphasizes a tight-knit communty feel and a liberal arts model that also exposes students to real-world opportunities. Learn more about Clark University.

Dean College

With a train station just off campus, Dean students can take advantage of their location 45 minutes from Boston. Great performing arts and sport management programs. Learn more about Dean College. , opens in new tab

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Engineering School Banner

Emerson College

Located in the heart of Boston (across from the Boston Common) with an entertainment-centric study away campus in Los Angeles, Emerson features specialized programs in communications, visual and performing arts, and journalism with a strong liberal arts context. Learn more about Emerson College.

Emmanuel College

Located right in Boston, this Catholic liberal arts institution has a 100% internship participation rate and encourages both expriential learning and student/faculty research. Learn more about Emmanuel College.

Hampshire College

Hampshire, a member of the five college consortium, offers a divisional academic system, which allows you to carefully craft your own concentration and culminates in a year-long independent project. Learn more about Hampshire College. , opens in new tab

Harvard University

Located in beautiful Cambrige, Harvard is not only home to the largest academic library in the world, museums, and a partnership with American Repertory Theatre, but it also offers a unique housing system to create living and learning communities. Learn more about Harvard University. , opens in new tab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

With an emphasis on research and practice, MIT's learning by doing philosophy contributes to 85% of undergradates working alongside faculty in research.

Mount Holyoke College

A highly selective research liberal arts women's college that is gender diverse, Mount Holyoke enrolls just over 2,100 students and 35% of majors are interdisciplinary. Learn more about Mount Holyoke College. , opens in new tab

Northeastern University

Known for its co-op program, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience during their undergraduate years, Northeastern's Boston campus features popular majors such as engineering, business, and computer science with a focus on " a hands-on education." Learn more about Northeastern University.

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

All students at Olin receive a half tuition scholarship, and at this specialized college, half of the small undergraduate population identifies as female. Learn more about Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

Simmons College

A women's college with a required independent exploratory program, Simmons offers a top 10 library sciences program and is a member of the Colleges of Fenway Consortium. Learn more about Simmons College.

Smith College

Admitting only women at the undergraduate level, and opening up to men at the graduate level, Smith is one of the largest women's colleges and is a member of the five college consortium, offering students the opportunity to take advantage of resources at Smith and beyond. Learn more about Smith College. , opens in new tab

Tufts University East Hall
Tufts University East Hall

Tufts University

A highly compettive university with approximately 5,000 students, Tufts is research intensive and students are selected due to their strength academically and outside of the classroom. Learn more about Tufts University.

University of Massachusetts – Lowell

UMass Lowell, with an enrollment of 12,000 students, has a strong engineering school, as well performing arts and business opportunities. Learn more about University of Massachusetts – Lowell.

Wellesley College

Wellesley is a liberal arts women's college that enrolls approximately 2,350 students and 70% of students participate in internships with 96% of the Class of 2019 either employed, enrolled in graduate school, volunteering or serving in the military within 6 months of graduation. Learn more about Wellesley College. , opens in new tab

Wentworth Institute of Technology

WIT is focused on providing practical applications for engineering students, and offers an exceptional location in Fenway with the opportunuty to cross register as a member of the Colleges of Fenway consortium. Learn more about Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Wheaton College

Emphasizing an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, Wheaton is strong in the arts and humanities. It is a short drive away from Providence, RI and Boston. Learn more about Wheaton College.

Williams College

Surrounded by the Berkshires and featuring a collaborative campus environment, Williams is a small liberal arts college that takes advantage of its talented faculty and the ability to being "everything" to a remote campus for $3 or less for students. Learn more about Williams College.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute [WPI]

WPI is a STEM focused institution on the 7 week quarter system known for project requirements in the junior and senior year curricula. Learn more about Worcester Polytechnic Institute [WPI].

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Kalamazoo College Covered in Snow

Michigan Colleges and Universities

Albion College

With an emphasis on providing a hands-on liberal arts education focused on career readiness, Albion enrolls approximately 1,500 students and is a quick bus ride to Detroit and Chicago. Learn more about Albion College. , opens in new tab

Kalamazoo College

An intimate campus feel, Kalamazoo participates in the quarter system and it's top majors are chemistry, biology, economics, psychology and English, with ⅓ of the freshman class choosing the pre-med track. Learn more about Kalamazoo College.

Michigan State University

Even though it is a large public university, Michigan State has small class sizes, and through a variety of student organizations and Greek life, students can find more intimate communities. Also, Michigan State has a top College of Education. Learn more about Michigan State University.

1100 North University Building at University of Michigan
1100 North University Building at University of Michigan

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

With a wide variety of academic and research offerings as well as an even wider range of school spirit, University of Michigan has a vibrant campus community including Division I sports, Greek Life, and offers over 275 areas of study. Learn more about University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Western Michigan University

WMU enrolls approximately 19,000 students, has one of the oldest honors colleges in the nation, and has a top program in aviation flight science. Learn more about Western Michigan University.

Minnesota Colleges and Universities

Carleton College

Nearly half of liberal arts Carleton College students enter undecided, and by their senior year, they complete original research in their field, through the Senior Comprehensive Project. Learn more about Carleton College. , opens in new tab

Gustavus Adolphus College

A small residenential college with an avergae class size of 18, Gustavus Adolphus enrolls approximately 2,200 students and 94% of students live on campus. Learn more about Gustavus Adolphus College. , opens in new tab

St. Olaf College

A private liberal arts college known for a multidisciplinary and mulitcultural education, St. Olaf's academic environment is not only rigorous, but supportive for students. Learn more about St. Olaf College. , opens in new tab

University of Minnesota

Located in the Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota is a large public research institution with over 800 student groups, a supportive arts community, and is a part of the Big 10 Conference. Learn more about University of Minnesota. , opens in new tab

Mississippi Colleges and Universities

Mississippi State University

With students enrolled across 8 academic colleges, Mississippi State offers programs in business, education, kinesiology, and agricultural sciences. Learn more about Mississippi State University. , opens in new tab

Quad at St. Louis University
Quad at St. Louis University

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

Part of the SEC,Ole Miss is home to a number of liberal arts, graduate, and research programs, as well as nationally recognized institutes of study and a spirited community. Learn more about University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). , opens in new tab

Missouri Colleges and Universities

Maryville University

Maryville is largely a commuter school located outside of St. Louis, and has strong programs in education and sports business management. Learn more about Maryville University.

Missouri University of Science & Technology

With a unique STEM based teacher certification program and 75% of students in STEM majors, Missouri University of Science and Technology offers strong hands on learning and boasts a very active career center. Learn more about Missouri University of Science & Technology.

St. Louis University

A Jesuit institution with the first ever federally licensed school of aviation, SLU's beautiful campus is home to Division I sports teams, modern technology in the classrooms, and the largest Alpha Phi Omega (national service fraternity) chapter in the country. Learn more about St. Louis University.

Campus Entrance to University of Missouri
Campus Entrance to University of Missouri

University of Missouri

Known for its strong business and journalism schools, Mizzou offers a sense of community, school spirit, and academics that are focused on giving students real world experiences. Learn more about University of Missouri.

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU not only has a beautiful campus, but its rigorous academics and strong community feel make it a great place for adventurous and independent students seeking competitive coursework and a flexible curriculum. Learn more about Washington University in St. Louis.

William Woods University

A private liberal arts university with an internationally recognized equestrian studies program and strong American Sign Language curriculum, William Woods University is committed to creating a caring academic community. Learn more about William Woods University. , opens in new tab

Nebraska Colleges and Universities

Hastings College

A small liberal arts college that is "student-focused," their IDEA program lets students choose a major, a minor, and an additional interdisciplinary minor. Learn more about Hastings University. , opens in new tab

University of Nebraska

A member of the Big Ten conference with a hospital attached to the university, this large public research institution offers a large sports program, Greek life, and popular majors include, business, psychology, public relations, and finance. Learn more about University of Nebraska. , opens in new tab

Montana Colleges and Universities

Carroll College
Carroll College

Carroll College

Located in Montana's capitol, Carroll is a great place for outdoorsy students, as it is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and even offers an anthrozoology major. Learn more about Carroll College

Montana State University

Montana's flagship institution in Bozeman is home to strong engineering and business programs - and it's 20 minutes away from the nearest ski slopes! Learn more about Montana State University

University of Montana

With an emphasis on critical thinking, ethics, and creative exploration, the University of Montana is a large research institution where popular mjaors include business, psychology, and elementary education. Learn more about University of Montana

Nevada Colleges and Universities

Lincoln Hall at University of Nevada - Reno
Lincoln Hall at University of Nevada - Reno

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Not surprisingly, UNLV has one of the top hospitality programs in the nation - all a mile and a half from the Las Vegas strip. Learn more about University of Nevada – Las Vegas

University of Nevada – Reno

Nevada's flaghship institution is everything you'd expect in a college experience - beautiful campus, strong school spirit, strong nursing, education, business and engineering programs. Learn more about University of Nevada – Reno

New Hampshire Colleges and Universities

University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

UNH draws 65% of students from out of state, and has a very down-to-earth feel on campus. All majors at UNH require a senior capstone project! Learn more about University of New Hampshire

New Jersey Colleges and Universities

Drew University
Drew University

Drew University

Located about an hour outside of New York City, Drew's small tree-lined campus offers a strong liberal arts foundation with key pillars of community service and social entrepeneurship. Learn more about Drew University

Monmouth University

Not far from NYC and Philadelphia, and located on the Jersey shore, Monmouth offers notable programs in marine biology, music industry, and even has its own real estate license. Learn more about Monmouth University

Princeton University

Princeton looks for students who demonstrate individuality during their high school years, and undergraduates should be prepared for rigorous coursework and students are not allowed to double major due to the intensity of the senior thesis. Learn more about Princeton University

Rider University

Offering a liberal arts feel not far from New York City, Rider has both Division 1 sports and a recognized music and performing arts program. Learn more about Rider University

Princeton University
Princeton University

Rowan University

A mid-sized school in Southern NJ with top engineering programs, Rowan offers both small class sizes and Division I sports programs. Learn more about Rowan University

Rutgers University

New Jersey's flagship public university has strong agricultural sciences, and is a quick train ride away from either New York City or Philadelphia. Learn more about Rutgers University

Richard Stockton College

Most Stockton students come from New Jersey, and Stockton's hospitality and tourism management department has a partnership with Cornell University and many internship opportunities. Learn more about Richard Stockton College

Seton Hall University

A Catholic institution with approximately 6,200 undergrads, Seton Hall is a short trip from NYC and still offers a suburban feel with sports, Greek life, and an average class size of 21 students. Learn more about Seton Hall University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Just across the Hudson river, Stevens Institute of Technology is known for its engineering, science, and business offerings, and even allows students to connect with industry professionals in a senior capstone project. Learn more about Stevens Institute of Technology

New Mexico Colleges and Universities

Entrance Sign of St. John's College
Entrance Sign of St. John's College

St. John’s College (Santa Fe campus)

Just one minute away from 400 miles worth of trails, St.Johns prioritizes the importance of a comprehensive liberal arts education. Students don't have majors here, but are exposed to a wide variety of subjects and great books. Learn more about St. John’s College (Santa Fe campus)

University of New Mexico

Near the beautiful mountains of Albuquerque and only 20 minutes away from a ski resort, you can find the University of New Mexico, which boasts strong engineering computer science, and business programs, and offers over 200 majors. Learn more about University of New Mexico

New York Colleges and Universities

Quad at Ithaca College
Quad at Ithaca College

Barnard College

Barnard College, the women's college founded before Columbia accepted female students, offers students a foundational curriculum for a well-rounded education and a unique partnership with Columbia University to cross-register for courses. Learn more about Barnard College

Columbia University (New York City)

A member of the Ivy League with Divison I sports, Columbia's beautiful Morningside Heights campus offers students a structured core curriculum to understand other disciplines and connect with their alumni network, as well as the opportunity to cross-register for courses at Barnard College. Learn more about Columbia University (New York City)

Cooper Union

In the heart of the East Village of Manhattan, just a few blocks from NYU and The New School, Cooper Union is a small school, offering stong programs in art, architecture, and engineering. Learn more about Cooper Union

Culinary Institute of America (Main campus – Poughkeepsie)

CIA offers majors around culinary science and hospitality management, and even has its own student-run craft brewery on its beautiful upstate NY campus. Learn more about Culinary Institute of America (Main campus – Poughkeepsie)

Fordham University (New York City)

Taking advantage of its location, with campuses located in the Bronx and at Lincoln Center, Fordham is a Jesuit University with a recognized business school and core course requirements in nine fields, including philosophy and theology. Learn more about Fordham University (New York City)

Hofstra University

Located on Long Island (a quick ride on the LIRR away from NYC), Hofstra not only has an award winning college radio station, but it has strong programs in business (where all students get Bloomberg certified), the arts, and communication. Learn more about Hofstra University

Ithaca College

Undecided on your major? Ithaca has a wonderful exploratory program, and all students participate in a multidisciplinary core curriculum program. You can also register for a few courses at nearby Cornell University. Learn more about Ithaca College

Marist College

The most popular programs at Marist are business and communications, and this small campus offers students a small student-to-faculty ratio. 60% of students are from out of state. Learn more about Marist College

Global Village at Rochester Institute of Technology
Global Village at Rochester Institute of Technology

Marymount Manhattan College

Located in the Upper East Side, Marymount Manhattan is a small liberal arts college with programs in theatre, dance, and communication with the opportunity for students to take on multiple majors/minors and study within multiple fields. Learn more about Marymount Manhattan College

New York University

With degree granting campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, as well as twelve global sites, NYU boasts renowned programs in the arts and business, featuring a vast alumni network. Learn more about New York University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

RPI is best known for its engineering and STEM programs, but also offers a Division I hockey team and greek life. Learn more about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT is a very technical campus with a lot of STEM offerings, but many different kinds of majors are available to students. This is a great place for students who really prioritize education and coursework. Learn more about Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Sarah Lawrence College

With an emphasis on providing a one-on-one education, Sarah Lawrence is a liberal arts college north of NYC where students can study a variety of specializations and faculty adivisng begins on day one of freshman year. Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College

Syracuse University

With a tremendous amount of school spirit and active student life (including greek life and sports), Syracuse is known for programs in film, communication and business/entrepreneurship, among many others. Learn more about Syracuse University

The New School

Known for its renowned Parsons School of Design and its highly ranked art and design programs, The New School offers students a multidisciplinary approach to a liberal arts education, and takes advantage of its location New York City to offer students internships and a unique educational setting. Learn more about The New School

Union College

Offering classes on the fast-paced trimester system, Union is a small liberal arts school (with engineering) that encourages students to study in a variety of disciplines. There are a lot of internship opportunities for students in Schenectady. Learn more about Union College

University of Rochester

Rochester offers a unqiue "build your own" curriculum for students to truly craft their own experience, and also houses the renowned Eastman School of Music. Learn more about University of Rochester

Vassar College

Vassar's artsy and collaborative atmosphere is a great place for students interested in their English, arts, and psychology programs. It is a liberal arts college, but does not require students to take courses from a core curriculum. Learn more about Vassar College

North Carolina Colleges and Universities

Duke University
Duke University

Davidson College

Davidson is a small liberal arts college with a large Division I sports program, and offers students rigoruous coursework in a variety of fields (including several interdisciplinary majors/minors). Ask any student or faculty member about their honor code, which is a major guide on campus. Learn more about Davidson College

Duke University

Some of the top majors at this well known research institution include economics, biomedical engineering, biology, psychology and public policy studies. Duke's campus is very large, and is full of Southern hospitality. Learn more about Duke University

Elon University

Looking for "smart students with a good heart," Elon is a great place to study exercise science and communications, and the school encourages students to participate in a variety of activities beyond academic coursework. Learn more about Elon University

Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center at Elon University
Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center at Elon University

Guilford College

A small Quaker institution apart of the Colleges That Change Lives list, Guilford is focused on strong writing and community justice. Learn more about Guilford College

High Point University

HPU has a beautiful campus, where academics are focused on experiential learning. HPU has the first ever degree in sports medicine in the US and an incredibly impressive kinesiology traning center. Learn more about High Point University

North Carolina State University

With a newly renovated library and a spirited community, NC state enrolls 36,000 students and prioritizes an experiential, career-ready approach. Learn more about North Carolina State University

University Center at High Point University
University Center at High Point University

Johnson & Wales University

The J & W Charlotte campus offers students the opportunity to study in a vibrant city with access to the great outdoors, as well as academic programs in culinary arts, management, and business. Learn more about Johnson & Wales University

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

UNC Chapel Hill not only offers students a beautiful campus filled with school spirit and a unique innovation program, but students at this research institution are commited to community outreeach and service. Learn more about University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

University of North Carolina (Charlotte)

UNC Charlotte enrolls approximately 24,000 undergraduate students and offers a variety of early entry masters programs where students can begin graduate coursework before they complete their baccalaureate degree. Learn more about University of North Carolina (Charlotte)

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest has strong school spirit, an emphasis on community service, and a core curriculum that requires students to take a vareity of courses in different fields. Learn more about Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson is a small liberal arts college in the mountains of Asheville, which offers students a work program to gain experience on campus and within the community to further career readiness. Learn more about Warren Wilson College

Ohio Colleges and Universities

Baldwin Wallace University

A small school located in suburban Cleveland, Baldwin Wallace is commited to both a strong liberal arts foundation and a pre-professional focus, and is known for its nationally recognized Conservatory of Music. Learn more about Baldwin Wallace University

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western is known for its STEM programs, but also has strong programs in the social sciences. About a third of students participate in Greek life and cultural activities are a short walk from campus. Learn more about Case Western Reserve University

College of Wooster

The centerpiece of a Wooster education is the independent study program, where every student conducts and presents faculty-mentored research. Learn more about College of Wooster

Denison University
Denison University

Denison University

Denison, not far from Columbus, is committed to the liberal arts and affordability with a nationally recognized career center. Learn more about Denison University

John Carroll University

JCU's entrepeneurship program is #1 in Ohio, and pairs students with local alumni who own businesses. Learn more about John Carroll University

Kent State University

Kent State's tuition is comparable to a CSU for California students, and has a strong program for those interested in sports administration. Learn more about Kent State University

Kenyon College

With small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratios, Kenyon is a traditional liberal arts college with strong writing, academics, and economics curricula. Learn more about Kenyon College

Marietta College

Marietta is known for its petroleum engineering program, and students get a tight-knit community feel on this campus. Learn more about Marietta College

Miami University of Ohio

With nationally recognized business and engineering programs, Miami Univeristy is a residential school with Division I athletics, its own campus for study abroad in Luxembourg, and an art museum. Learn more about Miami University of Ohio

Oberlin College Science Center
Oberlin College Science Center

Oberlin College

Oberlin College has both a liberal arts college and a renowned Conservatory of Music on its campus, which means that students have the opportunity to double major (although it might not occur for everyone in 4 years). Learn more about Oberlin College

Ohio State University

Ohio State has a lot of school spirit and a large campus. This research institution is located in the Columbus area, which means there are plenty of internship opportunities for students to explore. Learn more about Ohio State University

Ohio University

Ohio University enrolls 17,000 students, but has the feel of a small liberal arts college. OU is known for its journalism school and has state of the art facilities on campus. Learn more about Ohio University

John Calhoun Baker University Center at Ohio University
John Calhoun Baker University Center at Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU is known as the "friendly school," with strong performing arts and an emphasis on community service. Over 40% of students play a varsity sport and join Greek life. p.s. AMAZING MERIT AID! Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan University

Otterbein University

Otterbein offers an Integrative Studies program, which allows students to take 8 interdisciplinary seminars while at school. It is a dry campus known for their equine science and zoo science programs, as well as performing arts. Learn more about Otterbein University

Xavier University

A Jesuit university known for its basketball team's success in March Madness, Xavier offers over 160 clubs, and students are involved in both academics and community service. Learn more about Xavier University

Oklahoma Colleges and Universities

Oklahoma City University

Giving students both a campus feel and access to Oklahoma City, OCU is known for its music and performance programs, as well as storng programs in nursing and business. Learn more about Oklahoma City University. , opens in new tab

Oklahoma State University

Known for its sports marketing and management and hospitality programs, OK State has a beautiful new performing arts center for its theatre program. The Greek system is very strong here. Learn more about Oklahoma State University. , opens in new tab

University of Oklahoma

A large public research institution with a prominent sports culture, University of Oklahoma is located 20 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, and even has a School of Aviation. Learn more about University of Oklahoma. , opens in new tab

Oregon Colleges and Universities

Observatory at Linfield College
Observatory at Linfield College

Lewis & Clark College

Located only 6 miles from downtown Portland, Lewis and Clark is a small liberal arts college with an emphasis on student and faculty relationships and exploration. Popular majors include psychology, philosophy, and international affairs. Learn more about Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

There are over 300 wineries within 60 miles of Linfield, so not only is this a fun place to visit over parents weekend, but this small liberal arts college offers students the opportunity to find work experience within the industry in many different fields. Learn more about Linfield College

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Institute of Technology's programs are focused on the hands on application of known theories, and this is a wonderful place for visual learners and self-starters. Learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon State University

Oregon State is a large research institution that encourages undergraduate research, and features 15 different engineering concentrations. This is a great place for students looking to stay on the west coast who want the experience of a large campus. Learn more about Oregon State University

Pacific University

Pacific offers students a liberal arts foundation with the opportunity to explore pathways to graduate school and has a four-year graduation guarantee. Learn more about Pacific University

Reed College

At Reed, individualism is appreciated, and is a unique college experience, especially for those interested in obtaining other degrees within higher education, as 75% go on to obtain a higher level degree. Learn more about Reed College

Southern Oregon University

SOU has strong programs in radio and theatre, forensics, criminal justice, and journalism. Located in Ashland, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, SOU has the only lab in the world focused on crimes against animals. Learn more about Southern Oregon University

Museum of Art at University of Oregon
Museum of Art at University of Oregon

University of Oregon

School spirit is huge at the Univeristy of Oregon! This environmentally friendly campus is great for students who love the outdoors and want vibrant student activities, and the architecture program is ranked #1 in the nation for sustainable design education. Learn more about University of Oregon

University of Portland

This is the #1 school in the United States for community service, and in addition to having small class sizes and a Division I women's soccer team, students are passionate about social justice. Learn more about University of Portland

Western Oregon University

Popular programs at WOU include Teacher education, special education, American Sign Language, and Gerontology, and teaching students can earn a ceritifcate that is recognized by 47 states. Learn more about Western Oregon University

Willamette University

Located in Oregon's capital, politics is a strong major at Willamette. On the list of Colleges That Change Lives, Willamette professors are very available to students and shares a similar vibe to Pomona College. Learn more about Willamette University

Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities

Sign of Founding of Allegheny College
Sign of Founding of Allegheny College

Allegheny College

Allegheny is a small school focused on students who are interested in multiple disciplines, and each student must declare both a major and minor by their sophomore year. Learn more about Allegheny College

Carnegie Mellon University

With a strong focus in engineering and the hard sciences as well as a nationally recognized drama program, Carnegie Mellon offers small class sizes and a campus feel, while located in the city of Pittsburgh. Learn more about Carnegie Mellon University

Cedar Crest College

A small liberal arts women's college, Cedar Crest is a regional school with many students coming from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, and features strong programs in nursing, nutrition, art therapy and criminal justice. Learn more about Cedar Crest College

DeSales University

DeSales has the #1 Physicans Assistant program in the nation, and this Catholic university features a global-centric curriculum and Divison I sports. Learn more about DeSales University

Drexel University

Drexel, a university on the quarter system, features a strong co-op program, allowing students real work experience and is right in the heart of Philadelphia. Learn more about Drexel University

Duquesne University

This medium sized school in downtown Pittsburgh features a core curriculum and strongly encourages students to participate in community service. Learn more about Duquesne University

Dining Center at Gettysburg College
Dining Center at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

Featuring a unique Global Learning Initiative, Gettysburg aims to make both internships and study aborad accessible to students. Learn more about Gettysburg College

Grove City College

Grove City College is a religious environment centered around faith and purpose, with a freshman class size of approximately 600 students. Learn more about Grove City College

Haverford College

Haverford has a strong connection to social justice, and students have the opportunity to take classes at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore (the Quaker Colleges Consortium). Learn more about Haverford College

Holy Family University

Located in Philadelphia, Holy Family is a small catholic institution with a 3:1 female to male ratio, and a large number of students from within a 50 mile radius of campus. Learn more about Holy Family University

Lafayette College

Known for its strong engineering program and dynamic liberal arts education, Lafayette's campus boasts a positive energy with an intellectually vibrant student body. Learn more about Lafayette College

Lehigh University

An engaging and competitive atmosphere, Lehigh students have the opportunity to take part in their well known engineering program, as well as a unique Integrated Product Development Program. Learn more about Lehigh University

Moravian College

Moravian's largest majors are sychology, education, music & art, biological sciences, business and nursing, and the college community selects a common theme of focus for the school year. Learn more about Moravian College

Muhlenberg College

A liberal arts college with an emphasis on experiential learning, Muhlenberg's beautiful campus in Allentown features strong curricula in theatre, communications, business, and pre-med/pre-vet (and has a 90% acceptance rate into medical school). Learn more about Muhlenberg College

Penn State University

A large research university known for its even larger amount of school spirit and athletics, Penn State offers over 160 undergraduate areas of study and a vibrant campus life. Learn more about Penn State University

Point Park University

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park is known for its Conservatory of Performing Arts, and its location is a great resource for internships. Learn more about Point Park University

Swarthmore College

Freshmen at Swarthmore will take classes in their first semester as pass/fail with no recorded GPA, and the campus environment is focused on peer support. Learn more about Swarthmore College

Temple University

A large public research university in Philadelphia, Temple's popular majors include architecture, tourism and recreation management, journalism, communications, music and dance, and students have many options to fulfill general education courses. Learn more about Temple University

University of the Arts

A collaborative and creative community, the University of the Arts offers majors in music, theater, dance, creative writing and visual art/design (including film), and students must take some courses within a core curriculum. Learn more about University of the Arts

Quad at Villanova University
Quad at Villanova University

University of Pennsylvania

Almost a third of Penn students are involved in Greek life, and this very social campus features a "work hard, play hard" mentality. Learn more about University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Pitt gives students the opportunity to study in one of four undergraduate colleges, and with a 14:1 student faculty ratio, and only 6% of the 2200 classes offered each semester have over 100 students. Learn more about University of Pittsburgh

Villanova University

A suburban Philadelphia campus, Villanova students are passionate about community service, and the school is known for its business and engineering programs. Learn more about Villanova University

Rhode Island Colleges and Universities

Wilson Hall at Brown University
Wilson Hall at Brown University

Brown University

With an active student body and a beautiful campus, Brown lets students select a concentration and encourages students to build their own academic path. Learn more about Brown University

Johnson & Wales University

Offering Division III sports and over 100 student clubs (including Quidditch), Johnson and Wales' Providence campus offers degrees in culinary arts, business, and even has a new program focused on Cannabis Entrepreneurship. Learn more about Johnson & Wales University

Providence College

Providence College crafts its academic and extracurricular offerings based on four pillars, and offers students Division I athletics. Learn more about Providence College

Providence College
Providence College

Rhode Island College

RIC is best-known for education, nursing and social work, and this medium sized college offers a comfortable feeling on campus with an east coast experience. Learn more about Rhode Island College

Rhode Island School of Design

RISD offers a variety of BFA art programs, and this renowned design school is located right next to Brown University, which gives students the opportunity to take advantge of a variety of Brown's offerings in addition to the unique studen tlife at RISD. Learn more about Rhode Island School of Design

Salve Regina University

Located in beautiful Newport, Salve Regina's community is both collaborative and service-oriented, and athletics are popular on campus. Learn more about Salve Regina University

University of Rhode Island

URI has a traditional feeling campus with about 13,000 undergraduates. Popular programs include biology, ocean engineering, kinesiology and nursing. Learn more about University of Rhode Island

South Carolina Colleges and Universities

Clemson University

With an honors college and a variety of degrees that have options to pursue a fast track into a masters, Clemson is a public research institution with sports driven school spirit and the opportunity to participate in popular Greek life organizations. Learn more about Clemson University. , opens in new tab

College of Charleston

Located right in downtown Charleston, the College of Charleston is also right on the coast! Strong protrams include hospitality, environmental science, historic preservation and business. Learn more about College of Charleston. , opens in new tab

University of South Carolina

All students at the University of South Carolina start with a core curriculum of general education courses and campus life is vibrant, whether you love sports or the arts. Learn more about University of South Carolina. , opens in new tab

Tennessee Colleges and Universities

Belmont University

A Christian community, Belmont is just 2 miles from downtown Nashville, and is a great place for students interested in their wide variety of BFA and BM music programs. Learn more about Belmont University

Quad at University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Quad at University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

Christian Brothers University

CBU is located in Memphis, and 97% of students recieve either financial aid or scholarships, as well as a 97% employment rate within 2 years of graduation. Learn more about Christian Brothers University

Middle Tennessee State University

Just a half hour from Nashville, MTSU has a strong music business program, as well as a nationally-known aviation management and air control education program. Natural sciences are also popular majors! Learn more about Middle Tennessee State University

Sewanee – The University of the South

Sewanee is a traditional small liberal arts college with about 1,400 undergraduates, and nearly ⅔ of students participate in Greek life. Learn more about Sewanee – The University of the South

Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University

University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

Undergraduate students at the Univeristy of Tennessee have the opportunity to participate in research and alongside its school spirit and active campus, UT offers five different kinds of study abroad programs for students to explore. Learn more about University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

Vanderbilt University

Known for its nationally recognized engineering, business, and music programs, Vanderbilt offers students the opportunity to pursue both liberal arts courses and research in a service-driven and intense academic environment. Learn more about Vanderbilt University

Texas Colleges and Universities

Rice University

Rice is a unique medium-sized research institution with a strong emphasis on collaboration. Engineering and the sciences are very strong, and students are required to take four courses in thehumanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Learn more about Rice University

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

SMU's suburban Dallas location provides students with many opportunities within the city, and the university offers over 100 majors (and it is common for students to double major/pursue a minor) Learn more about Southern Methodist University (SMU)

St. Edward’s University
St. Edward’s University

Southwestern University

On the list of Colleges That Change Lives, Southwestern is a small liberal arts college that gives students the unique opportunity to craft their own major and combine a variety of disciplines. Learn more about Southwestern University

St. Edward’s University

Popular majors at St. Edwards include: psychology, business, communication and biology. The St. Ed's experience provides a liberal arts education with a strong focus on social justice. Learn more about St. Edward’s University

Texas A&M University

Howdy! Texas A&M offers over 130 different degrees in 17 academic colleges, as well as an honors program that encourages students to participate in a wide variety of activities on campus. Learn more about Texas A&M University

Trinity University
Trinity University

Texas Tech University

Greek life and athletics are prominent at Texas Tech, and there are a wide variety of majors to choose from on this large campus. Learn more about Texas Tech University

Trinity University

With a traditional campus in the heart of San Antonio, Trinity offers students a liberal arts education with strong programs in neuroscience, education, computer science, accounting, communications, engineering and entrepreneurship. Learn more about Trinity University

University of Houston

UH has strong academics, including top ranked entrepeneurship and hospitality programs, and UH is one of only two hospitality/restaurant management programs with a working hotel on its campus. Learn more about University of Houston

University of Texas – Austin

UT Austin is a great environment for academic students interested in school spirit and sports, and is known for strong academic programs in business and communications. Learn more about University of Texas – Austin

Vermont Colleges and Universities

Bennington College

With a flexbile liberal arts curriculum to shape your "Plan," every Bennington student gets six weeks of real work experience per year to further the school's value of learning in action. Learn more about Bennington College. , opens in new tab

Champlain College

Champlain is a close knit community that emphasizes a learning by doing approach, and its location in the heart of Burlington is a great way to find internships. Learn more about Champlain College. , opens in new tab

Sterling College

A rural and experiential environment, Sterling College is known for its environmentally focused programming in ecology, outdoor education, and sustainable agriculture. Learn more about Sterling College. , opens in new tab

University of Vermont

UVM enrolls approximately 10,000 undergradute students on its beautiful Burlington campus, and in addition to a wide variety of clubs on capus, 92% of UVM seniors reported that they were involved in some form of research. Learn more about University of Vermont. , opens in new tab

Virginia Colleges and Universities

Averett University

This small school in rural Virginia is a great place for a B student interested in nursing, aviation or equestrian studies, and this school emphasizes community. Learn more about Averett University

Bridgewater College

A small liberal arts college, Bridgewater offers over 60 majors and in their Teacher Education Program, you can earn your certification to teach in Virginia and many other states. Learn more about Bridgewater College

Christopher Newport University
Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

A public liberal arts college with exceptional research sciences, strong academics, and a world-class performing arts center, CNU gives students a private school experience at a public price. Learn more about Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary

With nationally ranked undergraduate teaching and a significant campus engagement in community service, 60% of majors at the College of William and Mary, which opened in 1693, are in STEM fields. Learn more about College of William and Mary

Hampden-Sydney College

One of just three all-men’s colleges in the United States, Hampden-Sydney is a small liberal arts school with strong scienes, a highly regarded rhetoric program, and co-op agreements with VCU, George Washington University and Eastern Virginia University. Learn more about Hampden-Sydney College

Liberty University

An Evangelical Christian university with a more conservative environment, Liberty Univeristy requires that students take three bible studies courses and popular majors include business, religious studies, and criminal justice and safety studies. Learn more about Liberty University

Lynchburg College

On the list of Colleges That Change Lives, Lynchburg is a small but supportive liberal arts college with unique educational offerings such as:Criminology, Undergraduate Business, Athletic Training, Human Resource Management and Exercise Science Learn more about Lynchburg College

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin College for Women offers students both mentorship and leadership programs within the larger co-ed university. Learn more about Mary Baldwin University

Old Dominion University

Located in Coastal Virginina, Old Dominion offers over 75 different majors with an option to design your own. Greek life is active on campus, and sports and student activities are popular. Learn more about Old Dominion University

Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar College

Randolph College

Randolph is a small traditional liberal arts college, where most classes are between 8-12 students and the school's honor code is a very important part of Randolph culture. Learn more about Randolph College

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, a small rural women's college, offers a tight-knight community, and has an accredited engineering program and strong STEM disciplines. Learn more about Sweet Briar College

University of Richmond

Everyone at University of Richmond starts in the School of Arts and Science, and 70% of people at this liberal arts institution declare their major in Arts and Science. Richmond is home to the first School of Leadership Studies (Jepson). Learn more about University of Richmond

University of Virginia
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

UVA, a public institution, offers students a rigorous education with an active Greek life and sports culture, with a "work hard, play hard" feel. Learn more about University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

VCU is a public research university with over 200 academic programs, and VCU emphasizes research in all disciplines (and as early as freshman year). Learn more about Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Virginia Tech

With 110 undergraduate majors and an experiential learning approach, Virgina Tech has its own study abroad site in Switzerland in addition to its 2,600 acre campus and research opportunities. Learn more about Virginia Tech

Washington (state) Colleges and Universities

Cornish College of the Arts

As one of only 3 BFA programs in the country accredited in both visual and performing arts, Cornish not only offers renowned arts programs, but builds students skill sets to be applicable in many other areas including stamina and creative problem solving. Learn more about Cornish College of the Arts

Eastern Washington University

On the quarter system and voted the safest campus in the state, EWU offers students Division I sports, general education core requirements, as well as a required computer literacy course. Learn more about Eastern Washington University

Evergreen State College

Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts institution with an integrated approach to learning and flexible curricula where students create their own area of emphasis. Learn more about Evergreen State College

School of Law at Gonzaga University
School of Law at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University

A Jesuit school with a lot of spirit, Gonzaga is not only known for its basketball team, but also its business and engineering curricula. Learn more about Gonzaga University

Seattle Pacific University

With strong natural sciences and pre-professional programs, SPU offers small class sizes and opportunities for mentorship, as well as immersive opportunities for wildlife biology study in the San Juan Islands. Learn more about Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

A Jesuit institution with a focus on social justice and environmental sustainability, Seattle University offers a great location and nationally ranked programs in business, engineering, law, nursing, criminal justice and public administration Learn more about Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

With a quirky, genuine and eclectic student body, University of Puget Sound requires a core curriculum and places an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning in upperclassman courses. Learn more about University of Puget Sound

Wilson Library at Western Washington University
Wilson Library at Western Washington University

University of Washington (Flagship - Seattle)

With its large cherry blossom lined campus and close proximity to downtown Seattle, the University of Washington has a campus culture of creativity and innovation. It is on the quarter system and is a great school for go-getters. Learn more about University of Washington (Flagship - Seattle)

University of Washington (Bothell Campus)

UW Bothell offers 55 different majors and first year students enter the Discovery Core program where they fulfill UW general education requirements.

Washington State University

A large public research institution with an equally large sports culture, WSU has rolling admissions, students can graduate in four years, and there are no impacted majors. Learn more about Washington State University

Memorial Building at Whitman College
Memorial Building at Whitman College

Western Washington University

Home to the nation's first College of the Environment, WWU has a strong honors program as well as arts and journalism offerings. It's ideal for students who thrive in the Pacific Northwest’s climate. Learn more about Western Washington University

Whitman College

A small liberal arts college located about three hours south of Spokane, every department at Whitman College requires a senior comprehensive exam, and the student body is busy with Greek life, intramural sports, and local internships. Learn more about Whitman College

Whitworth University

A small liberal arts college (Presbyterian), Whitworth is a small and friendly campus with popular majors including fine arts, theatre, kinesiology and sports medicine. Learn more about Whitworth University

Washington, DC Colleges and Universities

Georgetown University
Georgetown University

American University

With its own arboretum on campus and access to a variety of unique opportunities in the nation's capital, American University boasts strong programming in broadcast journalism, politics, business, and the arts. Learn more about American University

Georgetown University

A selective Jesuit institution known for its School of Foreign Service, Georgetown's location is perfect for students interested in politics and internships around Washington D.C. Learn more about Georgetown University

George Washington University

Located only five blocks away from the White House, GW's campus is in the heart of the nation's capital, and features an experiential flexible core curriculum in the Columbian College of Arts and Science, as well as a strong politics curriculum within the renowned Elliott School of Public Service. Learn more about George Washington University

Wisconsin Colleges and Universities

Beloit College

A small liberal arts institution located in Southern Wisconsin two hours north of Chicago, 96% of Beloit students live on campus and it is on the list of Colleges That Change Lives. Learn more about Beloit College. , opens in new tab

Lawrence College

Lawrence University is a residential liberal arts institution with a music conservatory that is unqiuely focused on a holistic 21st century approach to music education. Learn more about Lawrence College. , opens in new tab

Ripon College

A small liberal arts college with approximately 780 undergraduate students, Ripon College offers a "catalyst curriculum" which requires students to take five courses that build 21st century skills for employment. Learn more about Ripon College. , opens in new tab

University of Wisconsin

With Big Ten sports, robust Greek life, and over 900 student organizations, the University of Wisconsin at Madison offers opportunities in research, study abroad, and public service is a large pillar of campus life. Learn more about University of Wisconsin. , opens in new tab

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