Beyond The Ivy League. Find the Right Fit For You!!!!!
The book Looking Beyond The Ivy League by Loren Pope is a wonderful resource for students and parents. Please take a closer look at these schools!
Just a few highlights from the book:
- Juanita (PA) – 100% medical school acceptances and nearly that in other health fields including veterinary school.
- Kalamazo (Michigan) Combination of a career development internship term, two foreign study terms and a senior individualized project.
- Knox (Illinois) Great intellectual scene! The student must “plan” his own curriculum, and must be able to work and communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Lawrence (Wisconsin) Would be as popular and prestigious as Harvard, Brown, & Duke if it were in the North East.
- Malboro (Vermont) has a little over 300 students. Fourth in producing future PhDs in the life sciences along with Caltech, Chicago, Reed.
- Lynchburg College (Virginia) College with a mission: Minorities. It develops talent and produces productive citizens with special emphasis on minorities.
- McDaniel (Maryland) Standards are high, grading tough, English composition essays are graded by two instructors other than the assigning one.
- Millsaps (Mississippi) Produces students with an acute sense of responsibility to society and a desire to serve. Has a 4,000 acre all purpose laboratory in Yucatan, a forest preserve with two Mayan ruins.
- New College (FL) Like Reed, Malboro, St. John’s & Caltech…intellectually challenging school.
- Ohio Wesleyan (Ohio) One of the best academic bargains in the country. One of the few liberal arts colleges that has a 3-2 program with Caltech. “Regardless of where a kid comes from, we can take him somewhere.” (Chemistry Professor)
- Rhodes College (TN) Oxford like campus…stones came from same quarry…awards “Bonner Scholarships” for community service and leadership.
- St. Andrews (NC) 5% have some disability or are in wheelchairs. Honors and C students are happy across the board.
- St. John’s (NY) It is for the life-of-the-mind. Learn-for-the-sake-of learning person, but not stuffy about SATs or selective. “All we want is kids who read and can do a little math.” Dean.
- St. Olaf (Minnesota) Offers majors in all four areas of the fine arts….one of the few in the country.
- Ursinus (PA)
- Southwestern (TX)
- Wabash (Indiana)
- Wheaton (Illinois)
- Whitman (Washington)
- Wooster (Ohio)
- Agnes Scott (GA) Women’s College
- Allegheny (PA)
- Austin in Sherman (TX)
- Beloit (Wisconsin)
- Birmignham Southern (Alabama)
- Centre (Kentucky)
- Clarck in Worcester (MA)
- Cornell College (Iowa)
- Denison (Ohio)
- Earlham (Indiana)
- Eckerd College (Fl)
- Emory & Henry (Virginia)
- Evergreen State College (Washington)
- Goucher (Maryland)
- Guilford (NC)
- Hampshire (MA)
- Hendrix (Arkansas)
- Hiram (Ohio)
- Hope (Michigan)
- Coe College (Iowa)
- College of the Atlantic (Maine)
- Green Mountain college (Vermont)
- Northland College (Wisconsin)
- North Central (Illinois) Chicago Suburb
- Luther College (Iowa)
Some of the institutions in the book by Loren Pope are also schools on the well known list: Colleges That Change Lives. Please visit the website: http://ctcl.org/about/ctcl