All Posts Tagged With: “Liberal Arts Colleges”

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Attending College With Too Many Rich Kids

When I talk to California teenagers who are interested in attending college outside of the state, their preferred destination is usually the East Coast. As a native Midwesterner it is disheartening that so many Californian teenagers dismiss so much of the country as simply real estate that makes flights from California to New York or […]

19Nov2010 | Lynn | 5 comments | Continued
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A Hidden Jewel: 3-2 Engineering Degree Programs

Every week I write a college blog post for US News & World Report. Today I want to share my latest that explains who you can combine a liberal arts education with an engineering degree. Here it is: My family lives in California where roughly 84 percent of the state’s college-bound students enroll in public […]

7Sep2010 | Lynn | 3 comments | Continued
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30 Liberal Arts Colleges In or Near Cities

I’ve talked to a lot of teenagers, who are interested in liberal arts colleges as long as they are in cities or at least close to metropolitan areas. Unfortunately for these kids, many liberal arts colleges are in rural areas. My daughter Caitlin is fully aware of this reality because she attends Juniata College, in […]

18Jul2010 | Lynn | 14 comments | Continued

Top 50 Colleges That Produce Science PhD’s

I got an email this week from a California mother who was happy that her child would be a attending St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a wonderful public liberal arts college, in the fall. Her husband, however, remained skeptical. He worried that his daughter would be jeopardizing her chances of going to graduate school if […]

8Jun2010 | Lynn | 5 comments | Continued

Ivy League: Rejecting More Students – Yawn

Surprise. Surprise. The Ivy League and other elite universities have just gotten even more selective. The Ivy League schools will be notifying applicants today whether they won the higher-ed lottery. And, according to some preliminary numbers gathered by The New York Times, more applicants will be receiving bad college admission news this year than ever […]

1Apr2010 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued
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What You Don’t Know About Liberal Arts Colleges

Yesterday I wrote this post about liberal arts colleges: Which is Better: A Liberal Arts College or a University? At the time, I promised that I’d summarize a thoughtful op-ed piece that Sanford J. Ungar, the president of Goucher College, wrote for the special liberal arts report that ran in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  […]

2Mar2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

Which is Better: A Liberal Arts College or University?

Which is better — a liberal arts college or a university? Last night I had a conversation with one of my nephews, who is torn between attending Truman State University, a wonderful public liberal arts college, or the University of Missouri in Columbia, which happens to be my alma mater. I’m proud of Tommy for […]

1Mar2010 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued
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Why I Chose Yale – Not

If you haven’t seen the campy You Tube musical called “Why I Chose Yale, you might want to check it out. I imagine that watching it will only increase the anxiety of any parent or high school student who thinks Yale (or some other Ivy League school) is the only higher-ed trophy worth bagging. If […]

22Jan2010 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued
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Parents of Teenagers: Cut the Apron Strings

Here’s my advice for the day:  Cut the apron strings. I have run into so many parents with talented teenagers who want their kids to stay close to home when they start college. By insisting on this, they severely limit their teenagers’ college choices. I ran into one of these mom’s today at the dentist […]

4Dec2009 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

College Blog Roundup: Are Colleges Discriminating Against Girls?

When my daughter Caitlin was exploring colleges a few years ago, I worried that she would have to be more accomplished than the boys she was competing against to boost her college admission chances. As you’ll read in my college blog post for, Are Colleges Discriminating Against Girls, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights […]

8Nov2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued