Communication, General

The communications field spans a wide berth of fields, all involving transmitting, exchanging ideas, and expression. Often considered a generalist path, a communications degree can be applied to any number of industries, making it versatile. The goal of most jobs in communications are singular and deceptively simple: communicate effectively. To who? Why? In what mode? These questions will have different answers everywhere,  and it’s a communication graduates job to know the answer. Communication degrees are available at all levels, including associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral. Ideal attributes for this field include strong public speaking and/or presentation skills, as well as quantitative and qualitative research skills. 

For a basic education in communication, an associate degree may encompass what you need. Curriculums for these programs typically include an introduction to marketing and sociology, along with the basics of economics. Developing verbal and listening skills is the focus during this 2-year degree, so public speaking and mass communications are touched on, as well.  

A bachelor’s in communication is considered the standard degree in the industry and opens doors for a variety of entry-level positions. Study at this level includes more focused approaches to interpersonal relations, linguistics, and branding. Technical writing, journalism, social issues in communication, and new media will play significant roles in the curriculum, along with ethics and communication.  

There are two options at the baccalaureate level. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication will lean more heavily on writing and marketing, but there’s also the other side of the communications spectrum: the technology used to transmit it. This is where a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication can come in handy. A BS in this field can lead to a career in sound engineering or production. 

Careers for graduates with a bachelor’s in communication include: Technical Writer, Social Media Specialist, Communication Planner, Public Relations Specialist, Journalist, Advertising Specialist, Grant Writer, Foreign Relations, Writer, Editor, Broadcast Journalist.

The average salary in this field is around $55,000. 

A Master’s in Communication is often used to acquire specific expertise, enhance research and presentation skills, and broaden writing communication capabilities. Concentrations are many and include mass communication, global strategy, public diplomacy, journalism, health communication, and corporate communication.The goal, after earning a Master’s in Communication, is typically to transition into senior positions in the field, such as a Marketing Communication Direction/Manager, Public Relations Manager, Brand/Advertising Manager, or Chief Marketing Officer.

The average salary for individuals with an MA in communications is $60,000. 

Doctorates in Communication are offered, but are not usually required outside of academia. This form of graduate school requires a true passion for research and a dedication to academia. Most graduates become professors in the same field while conducting studies and research of their own. 

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Colleges

Regis College

Regis College is a 4-year coeducational Catholic school in the Boston area. Regis hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Business, and Health Sciences conferring undergraduate degrees. As a Catholic college, Regis holds weekly Sunday mass at the...

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Regis College has really good teachers who care about the student and do everything in their power to make sure the student understands the information they are receiving. The teachers are well educated themselves and also keep the classes...

” – Medgine from Roslindale, MA
Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a state-funded institution based in the rural town of Maryville, Missouri. The tree-filled campus is designated as the official Missouri State Arboretum. Business, elementary education, and communications are...

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I have learned so much during my freshman year here at Northwest Missouri State University. Not only are my professors great at what they do, but they do a great job of making themselves available to help you as much as they can. There are always...

” – Megan from Maryville, MO
Carroll University

Carroll University is a selective liberal arts college located Waukesha, Wisconsin, with an affiliation to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1846, Carroll University was the first 4-year higher learning institution in the state and began with...

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On average, the class sizes are about the size of a high school class (20-30 students), which means each student has a better opportunity to talk to their professor. I am someone who really likes science, so I really enjoy how the science labs have...

” – Erin from Appleton, WI
Hampshire College

Founded as a home for new ideas in higher education, Hampshire College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. Hampshire challenges all students to create an individualized curriculum culminating in a year-long advanced study...

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You'll be stressed, and getting through the Hampshire system does take a lot of work and patience, but if you put in the time you'll learn so much you can't even fathom it.

” – Eliza from Columbia, MD
Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a 4-year private school in northeast Iowa. UIU hosts schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 45 academic programs. Additionally, UIU makes 32 bachelor’s degrees...

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The classes here are great. There aren't usually a large number of students in each class, so students have more of an opportunity for one on one time with the teachers. The teachers, advisers and all the staff are always very helpful and are always...

” – UIU Fan
La Salle University

Founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, La Salle University is a Catholic school in Philadelphia. La Salle is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Nursing conferring undergraduate degrees and all academic programs feature a...

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La Salle University is a great school to attend, they have many majors to chose from, over one hundred clubs to join, and numerous sport teams to join. Aside from sports, La Salle offers tutoring and assistance for any subject when it is convenient...

” – Alyssa from Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1859, Averett University is a private 4-year institution situated in Danville, Virginia. Averett University is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia but welcomes students of all faith, or non-faith, backgrounds. Top...

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I will learn as much as I can and give my best work always.

” – christal from Accokeek, MD
John Cabot University

Named for explorer Giovanni Caboto, John Cabot University is a 4-year American liberal arts institution in Rome licensed to award degrees by the Delaware Department of Education. JCU confers undergraduate degrees in 13 areas of study and also...

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The professors are passionate and empathetic. The small classroom size makes me more than just a number here. I've met people from all over the world and I've had the opportunity to live in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

” – Micayla from Fanwoodod, NJ
The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, The College of New Jersey is a 4-year public institution in the Trenton area. TCNJ is home to seven colleges and schools including the oldest teacher-training program in the state. In addition to...

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The opportunity to be independent mixed with a quality college education is a winning combination that you are bound to take from.

” – Amanda from Jersey City, NJ
East Tennessee State University

Originally founded as a normal school, East Tennessee State University is a 4-year public university and part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. ETSU is home to 11 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees...

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From what I've heard the sciences can be pretty hard, as well as classes in specific majors, but general classes aren't too challenging.

” – Amy from Wernersville, PA
Roanoke College

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is a 4-year liberal arts institution, the second-oldest Lutheran-affiliated college in America. Roanoke offers over 100 areas of study on its Salem, Virginia, campus, all of which are complemented by a core curriculum...

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It's a lot of fun with great people! I've met some of my best friends here already! Plus, the professors are great, and very understanding, but still make class challenging.

” – Roanoke 2015
Simmons University

Simmons University is a private, liberal arts university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons offers a women’s undergraduate education in 60+ majors and programs, as well as four graduate schools for its co-ed graduate population. The university...

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My classes at Simmons have proved to be exciting and stimulating, and there are also a lot of social opportunities at Simmons. This includes frequent events such as plays, movie nights, sporting events, city outings, special guests and more. Not to...

” – Anne from Philadelphia
Albion College

Albion College is a private liberal arts college associated with the United Methodist Church, though the institution is committed to religious diversity and non-discrimination. It is included in the 2019 Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges in the US...

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Albion College is a fantastic place to study! It had amazing programs for business and healthcare, as well as a great honors programs. All of the students and staff are very supportive in everything that you might do.

” – Cristino from Grand Rapids, MI
Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a 4-year public school and urban research university based in northeast Ohio. Youngstown State awards undergraduate degrees in over 115 academic majors and is home to research centers including the Center of Excellence...

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Of course. The teachers are very helpful and will lend a hand whenever you need it.

” – Shanelle from Jeannette, PA
Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. It ranks #22 in Top Public Schools by the U.S. News & World Report. The university offers its students the chance to participate in Moot Court, Model UN, and...

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I am not the sort of student who takes in information well, but here, so far at least, my teachers have been knowledgeable, and have effective instructing habits. Some of my best teachers work here. I have no complaints.

” – Sara from Lakehills, TX
University of Central Arkansas

Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is a 4-year public school and one of the oldest universities in the state. UCA awards undergraduate degrees in 86 academic programs and is one of the largest producers of teachers in Arkansas. For...

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the rate i that give university of central arkansas from a scale 1-10 is a 10. this college has great service when it comes to making sure uca is a comfort to students as well as the faculty . university of central arkansas is a college i will...

” – alexus from west memphis, ar
Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, is a Catholic, women’s institution with a focus on “creating leaders & women of action.” The college offers more than 30 majors, which include 6 nationally accredited programs, and four graduate programs, which...

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Saint Marys, is a wonderful liberal arts college, ranked among the best in the country! I love it here! Saint Marys has an amazing atmosphere to be in and around.

” – Julie from Chicago, IL
University of Central Oklahoma

The University of Central Oklahoma is a 4-year public school in the Oklahoma City metro area and one of the oldest universities in the southwest United States. UCO oversees six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 121 areas of study and operates...

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UCO is a great college with an excellent staff that genuinely cares about your education. The professors are always willing to help you and answer any questions you may have. The class sizes are fairly small, it seems comparable to a high school...

” – Jesse from Piedmont, OK
National University

National University is a private not-for-profit institution with multiple locations throughout California and one campus in Nevada. NU provides concentrated programs aimed at adult learners with courses scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The...

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National University has a wide range of courses. Their instructors are quite diverse in knowledge and experience. Ever since I transferred here I stopped screwing around and got my academic path together, you kind of have no choice but to succeed...

” – Andrew from La Quinta, CA
University of Houston-Downtown

Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown is a 4-year public school and a designated minority and Hispanic-serving institution. UHD is home to five colleges awarding undergraduate degrees in 44 fields of study. For students interested in...

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Centrally located in downtown Houston, University of Houston offers reality based education and flexible course for busy professionals. They offer online courses and can provide students with an excellent perspective on their intended career path.

” – Ernest from Houston, TX
Le Moyne College

Founded by The Society of Jesus, Le Moyne College is a Jesuit school in Syracuse. The first co-ed Jesuit college in the United States, Le Moyne offers degrees in over 30 fields of study. For students interested in the performing arts, Le Moyne is...

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Lemoyne is a very comfortable setting for a college. The process used to accept students has shown to create a very friendly atmosphere. I have already made about a dozen new friends with more students (freshman and upper classmates) than I did in...

” – Erika from Liverpool, NY
Saint Francis University

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in western Pennsylvania and one of the oldest Franciscan Catholic universities in the United States. St. Francis confers undergraduate degrees in 48 academic fields of...

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Saint Francis University has been great in transitioning me from living at home, to living away from family members. The environment is very welcoming and all of the faculty and staff are more than willing to help any student in need. Saint Francis...

” – Jordan from Pittsburgh, PA
Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is a 4-year liberal arts institution and the third oldest public university in Connecticut. ECSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all students are required to fulfill...

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Eastern makes you realize that there is no other university like it. Some would argue that it is just a state school, but they are missing out on the amazing opportunities that Eastern has to offer. Eastern achieves in its academics, residential life...

Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University is a private institution based in Ada, OH, associated with the United Methodist Church. ONU is a sister university of a private school in Seoul, South Korea, the Dankook University. ONU offers one of the only pharmacy...

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The best student tours. The professors took me into all of the labs that I would ever have a class in. My tour was one on one with a professor.

” – Morgan from Columbia Station, OH
Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is a private Christian institution that features a “Christ-centered,” liberal arts curriculum with “selective” admissions. DBU operates three campuses around Texas in Dallas, Hurst, and Plano. A majority of students choose...

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my professors are all so knowledgable, and passionate about what they teach!

” – Reagan from Garland, TX
William Peace University

William Peace University, situated in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 4-year institution that was founded in 1857. As a member of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium, students have access to classes and library facilities in the surrounding...

University of Evansville

Originally founded as Moores Hill College, the University of Evansville is a 4-year liberal arts institution in southwest Indiana affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Evansville hosts colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and...

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While some of the classes seem quite similar to high school honor and AP courses, there are many, even at the 100-level that are challenging. The professors like what they are teaching which makes the lectures interesting and they put what they are...

” – Laura from Indianapolis, IN
Mississippi College

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest university in the state and has “more selective” admissions. It is affiliated with the Baptist Church and houses the Provone Chapel, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It hosts the...

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Small classes and dedicated professors create a dynamic learning environment where students can work together, ask questions, and a get hands-on learning experience. Most professors' have convenient office hours during which students are encouraged...

” – Laura from Collierville, TN
Blackburn College

Blackburn College is a private, 4-year institution established in Carlinville, Illinois, and is one of under ten federally recognized work colleges in the US. The college’s Work Program is student-managed, and it offers students the opportunity to...

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Blackburn offers many classes for a wide variety of people. Having just built a new $1mil+ science building in the last 5 years, Blackburn's science program is booming. The teachers have every intention of making you learn, which is wonderful.

” – Joshua from Carlinville, IL
College of Staten Island CUNY

The College of Staten Island is a 4-year public school in New York City and a senior college in the City University of New York system. CSI is home to five divisions and schools offering undergrad degrees in over 55 academic majors. In addition to...

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Just finished my first semester and I am ready for the next one

” – Troy from New York, NY
Reinhardt University

The only institute of higher education with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Cherokee County, Reinhardt University is a prominent comprehensive liberal arts institution in Waleska, Georgia. Reinhardt offers more than 40 academic programs among...

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I admire the personal one on one experience with the professors. the campus is absolutely gorgeous. There are so many different degrees to choose from.

” – Gerald from Adairsville, GA
New England College

New England College is a private rural liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire. NEC confers undergraduate degrees in 37 academic fields of study and its Hands On Year Round initiative provides the opportunity for students to reduce costs...

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The people here at NEC are known for their competition on the court and on the books. Making it a great place for people with competitive edge in them

” – Orion - Jersey City, NJ
Ohio Wesleyan University

Established by a local pastor in a former hotel, Ohio Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college in mid-Ohio. OWU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 90 fields of study and more than a quarter of the student body chooses to double major. Throughout...

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It's a good school, but one where you only get out what you put in. This school has a surprising degree of academic rigor, but only if you seek it out; it has a lot of advanced and specialist scholarship opportunities, but only if you seek them out...

” – Jay from Dayton, OH
North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as an agricultural college, North Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in Fargo. NDSU is home to seven colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 45 areas of study. In addition to classroom space, North Dakota State...

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The teachers and TAs you will have here are very helpful. I was worried at first that I would just become a number when I came to such a big school as NDSU, but the teachers know my name and major. It is so much easier to learn when you know that the...

” – Rebecca from Motley, MN
Daemen College

Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Daemen College is a 4-year, now nonsectarian, private school in the Buffalo-Niagara region of New York State. Daemen grants undergraduate degrees in 23 academic majors and all...

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The small school atmosphere at Daemen College provides a welcoming feeling, and makes the transition from high school much less intimidating. The staff and students alike are beyond helpful and always glad to offer their assistance and time. My...

” – Stefanie from Cassadaga, NY
Holy Cross College

Founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross, Holy Cross College is still conducted by this society of lay religious men in Notre Dame, Indiana. The 150-acre campus is co-ed, Catholic, and confers 9 bachelor’s degrees, five that have 3-year...

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Every class I learn something new and I actually enjoy it way more than I did in high school. The teachers are really devoted to helping you learn while doing it in a fun way. You'll never be bored.

” – Christopher from South Bend, IN
University of Michigan-Flint

With a campus along the shores of the Flint River, the University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan system. UM Flint is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, Management, and Education...

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Every day I learn something new about my area of study and about adult life. College has helped me so much more than high school ever could, and I so look forward to becoming a teacher and passing this joy on to other students.

” – Alisha from Millington, MI
College of the Ozarks

With campus a short distance from Lake Taneycomo, the College of the Ozarks is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southwest Missouri. College of the Ozarks grants undergrad degrees in 28 academic majors and all courses feature a Christ...

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I visited this college and it is nicely spread out, and easy to get around. The people are nice and helpful, I hope I get accepted!!!!

” – Jennifer from Pea Ridge, AR
University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public school in northern Alabama and part of the UA system. UAH is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

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the academics are challenging for everyone. if you have trouble with a subject there are free tutors that are a tremendous help. there are clubs and activities around campus for everyone.

” – Aileena from Madison, AL
Shorter University

Shorter University is a private liberal arts institution associated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The main campus is located in Rome, GA, and there is a satellite campus in Atlanta. Business administration and management, liberal arts and...

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shorter university is an amazing school. the class sizes are small, and the professors are very dedicated to your success.

” – jasmine from tallahassee, fl
Woodbury University

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is a 4-year institution located in Los Angeles, CA. Offering 26 fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, classes average 15 students and the institution maintains a student...

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i could not be happier coming here; i have never learned more in such a short period of time. the people who come here are amazing, the teachers are even better, and the work i'm producing is so different than my stuff i was working on a year ago...

” – Haley from Burbank, CA
St. Andrews University

St Andrews University is a public institution based in St. Andrews, Fife, and is the oldest university in Scotland. It is one of the most difficult universities in the UK to gain admittance to. St. Andrews University operates its own wind farm and is...

Wittenberg University

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Ohio affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The third oldest Lutheran college in the United States, Wittenberg confers bachelor’s degrees in over...

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One of the best liberal arts colleges you could attend. Challenging classes that really make you have to think and consider things. It's really easy to connect with your professors and fellow students, everyone is always willing to help with anything...

” – Shalae from Springfield, OH
Trine University

Trine University is a private, 4-year institution established in Angola, Indiana. The college features a number of special academic opportunities, such as the Lifetime Guarantee program which promises graduation within 4 years, the Four Plus One...

University of Houston-Clear Lake

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a 4-year institution and a campus of the University of Houston system. UH Clear Lake is home to colleges of Human Sciences, Business, Education, and Science & Engineering conferring degrees in over 80 academic...

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An ideal university for focused students.

” – Mali
Edgewood College

Edgewood College is a private liberal arts school based in Madison, Wisconsin, conferring bachelor’s degrees in 55 academic fields of study. The school was founded by, and maintains an affiliation with, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of the Roman...

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Edgewood College is a very good school for students who are looking for an opportunity that involves a well-rounded education. Edgewood College provides and excellent array or sources for their students in order to assure them that they can be...

” – Chase from Lake Mills, WI
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a 4-year public university in southern Tennessee and one of three campuses in the UT System. UTC hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate...

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I love the teaching methods here at UTC. The instructors are willing to communicate with each student one-on-one. Great interaction.

” – Jasmine from Memphis, TN
Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Oklahoma. Students attending classes at TCC can choose between the Metro campus, the Northeast campus, the Southeast campus, the West campus, the Owasso Community...

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My classes are very educational and the books help me understand the curriculum better.

” – Rebecca from Broken Arrow, OK
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

The University of Saint Francis is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The campus features a number of historic facilities, such as the Brookside Mansion, which once was home to the entire college, and now hosts...

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The University of Saint Francis offers a vast majority of majors and minors to choose from. The classrooms are a wonderful small size so that the teachers can have more one-on-one time with individual students.

” – Briana from Fort Wayne, IN
Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University is a private, Christian, liberal arts college established in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. OBU students are required to complete two classes in religion and seven credits of chapel throughout their academic career in order to...

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Ouachita has been an incredible experience over the past four years of my life. The faculty is second to NONE, with their involvement and interest in the studies and lives of their students. The atmosphere that OBU produces is one that you really...

” – Victoria from Sherwood, AR
Henderson State University

Henderson State University is one of only 10 public schools in the state and has the alma mater “The School with a Heart.” Rated as having “selective” admissions, HSU offers the only bachelor’s degree in aviation in the state. The Reynolds...

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Henderson State University strives for success. As an enrolled student at this school i am constantly push to succeed and excel to new learning heights. The extracurriculars are fun and keep you involved and give plenty of community service hours as...

” – Devin from Junction City, AR
Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Ashland, Virginia. The 116-acre campus offers 34 majors and 35 minors, as well as special-interest housing, eleven national Greek houses, and a recreation center that features a...

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Although I am only a freshman, I have learned a lot both inside the classroom and out. You are able to learn so much at Randolph-Macon because it is a small private college and helps you show your true potential. The classroom sizes are...

” – Megan from Stafford, VA
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Andrews University

With campus along the shore of the St. Joseph River, Andrews University is a Christian school in southwest Michigan and the flagship institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Andrews hosts six colleges and schools featuring over 130 degrees...

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Andrews University is very diverse. People are always willing to help. Academically and spiritually focused.

” – A student from IN
St Francis College

St. Francis College is a private institution located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, and was founded in 1884. It is a Franciscan college that provides a Christ-centered curriculum focused on the theology and philosophical teachings of St. Francis. It...

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everyday you learn new things that are beneficial plus you have very helpful people here to inform how to achieve your goal and the college experience is challenging but great.

” – Karimah from Brooklyn, NY
Holy Names University

Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names University is a 4-year Catholic school in Oakland. Holy Names grants undergraduate degrees in 15 academic programs. As a Catholic university, Holy Names celebrates mass on...

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My professors know me by name and they make sure to be available when needed.

” – Janisa from Los Angeles, CA

Fresno Pacific University is a private Christian institution based in Fresno, California. It is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Churches. All academic programs offered at FPU highlight the importance of ethics, character development, and...

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The student there seem to really love it, the campus is beautiful and the classes are small enough for one on one learning so you don't feel left behind. The school offers many various programs all with an underlying message of faith and God.

” – Kourinthia from Tulare, CA

Franklin Pierce University is a small private institution based in rural Rindge, New Hampshire. The campus is surrounded by forests, wetlands, lakes, fields, and mountains, which are utilized for field work and ecology research. FPU operates multiple...

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From my meeting with some of the professors and sitting in on some classes I feel that the teachers will push you to learn. This school may not be Harvard but that may mean that the teachers care a little more about how smart you are, not just how...

” – Kate from Hopedale, MA
Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a private institution based in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with the Franciscan Roman Catholic church. It operates satellite campuses in Schuylkill County and Philadelphia. Nursing, substance abuse and addiction...

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This is a small school. This school has a growing incoming freshmen rate. This school has a variety of students.

” – Kristin from Titusville, NJ
Northwest University

Northwest University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Kirkland, Washington. Full-time undergraduate students and faculty at Northwest are required to attend chapel three times weekly in order to earn spiritual life credit each...

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The classes are focused and the professors are amazing! Some of the classes seem a bit too easy and could be more challenging.

Alma College

Alma College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is a residential college based in Alma, Michigan, in the state’s Lower Peninsula. Alma also operates an ecological research area in Vestaburg, which houses...

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This school is a very academically challenging institution. They are well known for their academics and stand up to it in every aspect imaginable. Alma challenges your way of thinking and makes you become a more well rounded thinker. Critical...

” – Maygen from Webberville, MI
Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational college with “selective” admissions. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation is an homage towards their mission of “unity and love for all without...

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Chestnut Hill College is a small school that is very comforting for students and really makes you feel at home. The staff at Chestnut Hill goes out of their way to make sure every student is happy and help them to reach their goals. Chestnut Hill...

Bennington College

Bennington College is a private liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Bennington, Vermont. It is a nonsectarian institution with a “selective” admissions process. All students must complete an annual 7-week internship through the...

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I recently had a tour at Bennington College and I also attended an information session. The impression I got was that Bennington College offers students an amazing education for several reasons:
1. Students learn what they want to learn: Students...

” – A high school senior from northern VT
Saint John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College is an independent instution located in Pittsford, NY, that run on the Catholic tradition. St. John's 164-acres of campus house five colleges, has both a Math and Writing Center, and is within 7 miles of Rochester. The "College...

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As an upcoming senior, I've realized just how much I've learned in the past few years. Knowledge goes beyond the classroom though and I was able to attend Macquarie University in Australia during my junior year. All my financial aid transferred which...

” – Josue from Rochester, NY
Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private liberal arts school situated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. All undergraduate students must complete a core curriculum that includes public speaking and...

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Young Harris is a top of the notch learning school. With small class sizes professors are ablet to get to know the students on individual basis and help them with their needs. They have excellent tutoring programs and the best academic services.

” – Hannah from Hiram, GA
University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois is a top-ranked school with a rich legacy of innovation and impact. Founded in 1867 and located in central Illinois, this public institution is home to 11 academic communities and over 150 majors. Its flexible programs and...

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University of Illinois at Springfield is a student friendly campus. It is a safe campus with little crime, lots to do, academically rewarding and a nice place to live.

” – Christina from Saint Charles, IL
Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College was founded in 1830 and is the oldest college in Alabama. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church and is rated as having “selective” admissions. Spring Hill College is home to the Spring Hill Oceanic Research and Education...

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Spring Hill College is a wonderful place to learn in a smaller school environment. The school has small classes and dedicated professors. The students are fun to be around.

” – Bryant from Zachary, LA
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

With campus overlooking the Rio Grande, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a 4-year public school in south Texas and a part of the UT System. UTRGV is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees and has been...

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I love the University of Texas-Pan American. I enjoy the atmosphere as well as all the faculty and staff that work at the University. Everyone is so helpful and is there to help anyway they possibly can. There is always some activity going on around...

” – Michelle from Brownsville, TX
Nyack College

Founded in 1882, Nyack College is a Christian college with campuses in New York City and upstate New York affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Nyack is home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 30...

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Nyack College is a great school that seeks to be a welcoming and diverse campus. Although it is a small community, Nyack College offers much opportunity for students to grow in terms of their Christian faith, leadership skills, and in expasion of...

” – TESOL major at Nyack College
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a 4-year public school in southeast Wisconsin and part of the UW system. UW Whitewater is home to five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 50 majors and 119 minors. Additionally, UW...

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Whitewater has a great environment for learning. Class sizes can range from a small number of students to a lecture hall but you are usually able to find classes where you can choose whether or not you want a small or large class size. Most...

” – Rachel from Waukesha, WI
University of Louisiana at Monroe

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public institution with a “selective” admissions process. Popular majors include psychology, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and communications. UML offers several study abroad programs in countries...

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ULM is a great environment to begin your journey of exploring what you want to do when you 'grow-up'. There are really great professors who want to see you succeed and provide you with all the necessary tools to do so. Lastly, ULM may be a smaller...

” – Brittany from Oak Grove, LA
The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a 4-year private university with a campus in the heart of downtown Tampa. UT features a Four College Model consisting of colleges of Business, Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For students who wish to learn in...

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Since the class sizes are so small, the professors are able to focus more on the individual students and therefore make sure that you do learn and pass the class.

” – Sarah from Tampa, FL
Saint Edward's University

Founded in the Holy Cross tradition, St. Edward’s University is a liberal arts institution located three miles from downtown Austin, TX. St. Edward’s confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 academic majors and offers pre-professional programs in...

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Open minded school that helps students grow academically.

” – Paris from Austin, TX
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private liberal arts institution situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina. It is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers an Engaged...

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Lenoir-Rhyne is a very small school, if your from a small town it makes you feel like you are right at home. With Lenoir-Rhyne being so small you know everyone around campus and you are able to make a lot of friend. Lenoir-Rhyne has great academic...

” – anonymous
Walsh University

Walsh University is a private, 4-year institution located in North Canton, Ohio. The college also maintains a satellite campus just outside of Rome in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, which students have the opportunity to visit through one of the college’s...

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walsh university is a great learning environment. the staff, faculty, and students alike have every person's best interests in mind. walsh is truly concerned with furthering both education and well-being.

” – Taylor from Navarre, OH
St Catherine University

St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) is a private 4-year Catholic university that is respected globally for educating women to lead and influence. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, St. Kate’s is the largest private women’s university in the nation and...

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The things I learn in class, I can connect to my outside life. I took a history class last year and to help me study for the final, I watched Pearl Harbor at home and made connections! It was a fun way to help me study! Believe it or not, I also...

” – Kayla from South St Paul, MN
Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is a public, 4-year institution located primarily in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Along with the school’s main campus, MSU also maintains centers in both Midway and Minneapolis. While the college offers an expansive catalog of...

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Metropolitan state is a diverse school with supportive community. Been in my first I hard supportive instructors and peers who make my transition from high school to college in smooth way.

” – Adan from minneapolis, MN
West Texas A & M University

West Texas A&M University is a public institution and a campus of the Texas A&M system. West Texas A&M is home to six colleges and schools granting bachelor’s degrees in 58 academic majors. The school also operates several research facilities...

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Though so far I've only taken tours everybody was very friendly and I learned a ton about the college.

” – Rebecca from Hobbs, NM
Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University is a private institution based in Richfield, North Carolina. Pfeiffer is closely tied to the United Methodist Church. Many of the campus’ Georgian Revival-style academic buildings have been placed on the National Register of...

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Being that Pfeiffer is such a small school, students really connect well with their professors. The classroom sizes are typically small which adds to the one-on-one learning environment. I am a rising sophomore and have yet to have a class with more...

” – Amnazo from Charlotte, NC
Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Nebraska. The college’s academics are focused primarily on adult education. Students attending Bellevue can enroll in courses in a variety of formats beyond the...

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Bellevue is time friendly offering both on-line and in-class courses. Their on-line class are easy to follow and offer assistance to help use their resource. Bellevue offers accelerated and traditional class settings.

” – Angela from Omaha, NE

Originally founded as a school for immigrants in 1855, American International College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southern Massachusetts. AIC is home to three schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors. To help students...

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the school AIC is great. it is small which makes it easier to get around campus and for teachers to get to know you on a personal level. the area of Springfield that the school is placed in isn't very safe but the campus police make sure its safe on...

” – Sofia from Mass
Saint Martin's University

Originally founded in 1895 by monks of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, Saint Martin’s University is a Benedictine school in northwest Washington state. The only Benedictine university west of the Rocky Mountains, Saint Martin’s confers...

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Saint Martin's University has a positive and interactive atmosphere. it provides great education with a variety of major and grad programs. It is a campus where I feel comfortable and where I am also fully supported my professors.

” – Kelseyy from Lacey , WA
Texas A & M University-Kingsville

Chartered in 1917, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a 4-year public school and the oldest institution of higher learning in south Texas. Texas A&M Kingsville is home to six colleges granting undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom space...

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TAMUK is a reserved campus where everybody has the opportunity to know everybody. The alumni, professors, and staff are very friendly and are willing to help out if need be. The campus itself is very homey and it's possible to walk from one side of...

” – Ashleigh from Mcallen, TX
Arizona Western College

Arizona Western College offers workforce, academic, and career technical programs throughout their 12 locations in AZ. The main campus is located in Yuma, the sunniest year-round city in the US and has the warmest winters. Arizona Western College has...

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A great place to start
A college with great professors and staff
In this college you can find knowledge, gain experience, and prepare yourself for university

” – Nubia from San Luis, AZ
Florida College
Temple Terrace, FL

Florida College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the city of Temple Terrace. The campus serves a small student body and is located twenty minutes outside of Tampa next to the Hillsborough River, alongside which the college...

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The Florida College staff is a highly talented group; there are certified geniuses among their number. I found many of the classes very insightful and extremely practical; I have found that the material I have learned in their classes has either...

” – Joshua from Crystal River, FL
Hardin-Simmons University

Affiliated with the Baptist Church, Hardin-Simmons University is a Christian liberal arts college in central Texas. Hardin-Simmons is home to seven colleges and a seminary offering bachelor’s degrees in over 75 fields of study. As a Baptist...

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Hardin Simmons University is a 10! The atmosphere, people and opportunities available here are dynamic. Its one of the best learning environments that I have been around.

” – Tess from Mission, TX
National Louis University
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association...
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I have learned a alot since I have been attending NLU the professors are very nice and eager to help you with any questions you may have. My experience so far has been great the classroom setting is comfortable which helps make learning easier. The...

” – Joyce from Chicago, IL
CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College is a public liberal arts college and part of the City University of New York system. Brooklyn College is home to schools of Business, Arts, Education, Humanities, and Sciences conferring degrees in over 175 fields of study. Most...

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Brooklyn College provides an array of classes and some are writing intensive, so it is hard to miss a beat.

” – Sally from Brooklyn, NY
Misericordia University

Misericordia University is a liberal arts institution based in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Misericordia is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and has a “selective” admissions process. The school offers a Guaranteed Career Placement Program which...

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Misericordia is a great school to attend. It is small and pretty and has an amazing community of students. The classes are small and the teachers are always more than willing to help their students better themselves.

” – Mia

The University of Dubuque was founded in 1852 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is based in Dubuque, Iowa, and follows a “Diamond” educational model that centers itself around Community and Character, Academics, Vocation, and...

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I have learned a lot here at the University of Dubuque, even though I have only been here one semester. The information that you learn over the course of a semester is about the same course load as high school, but it is in a semester. Although you...

” – Kaitlyn from El Paso, TX

Located just outside of Hartford, Manchester Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. MCC features 47 academic programs and continuing education courses in 21 fields of study as well as an Honors College. Several...

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This school is a very advanced and close community college. Every teacher that works here truly cares for each and everyone of their students. The students here are also easy to get along because we are so close in a classroom.

” – Crystal from Manchester, CT

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a public institution based in Somers, WI. It is a land-grant institution with a “selective” admissions process. Top fields of study include communications, sport and fitness management, and marketing. The...

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of the best schools in the UW system, but is one of the most underrated of all the UW schools. The business school is excellent and has provides many opportunities for success. UW-P is affordable and in a great...

” – Marie from Milwaukee, WI
Thomas More College
Crestview Hills, KY
Thomas More College

With campus a short distance from the Merrimack River, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is a Catholic liberal arts college in southeast New Hampshire. Thomas More College offers a single liberal arts-based curriculum for all students founded in...

Saint Augustine's University was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 1867. It is one of only two HBCUs affiliated with the Episcopal church. SAU offers a liberal arts education, Greek Life, Peer Mentorship, and a Royal Court...

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It's hard to fail at this school. Their program Freshman Experience, keeps you in constant contact with advisors, professors, and tutors. You even have to check in with them.

” – Chelsea from Afghanistan

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is a private, liberal arts institution established in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In order to graduate, each student is required to fulfill an Enhanced Academic Experience, which can consist of a cooperative program...

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The faculty at Lycoming College really want you to learn and to succeed in class. They are all open to questions and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you.

” – Jonath from Mifflinburg, PA

Holmes Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in Goodman, Mississippi. Along with the main campus, the college maintains satellite facilities in Kosciusko, Webster, Grenada, and Ridgeland. HCC offers a wide variety of...

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I am learning a lot and all the things that will help me reach my goal.

” – Brianna from Canton, MS
Carlow University

Carlow University is a private Catholic university that was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The 13-acre Pittsburgh campus features a center for science and technology, a theater, a center for leadership and management, a church and a convent that is...

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I began as a freshman in August, (30 years old, single parent, starting my first real college journey) and I have been unbelievably happy/impressed with Carlow, as a whole. It's big enough to have exceptional, experienced faculty, but small enough...

” – Stephanie from Sarver, PA

Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

Holy Family University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a satellite facility operating in Newtown which houses the college’s graduate programs. The main campus offers over 60 undergraduate...

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I have made friends from Canada, New York, Rhode Island and from my home State Pennsylvania. I love it I don't want to go home. When we close for Breaks. We have so much fun.

” – MaryCatherine from Philadelphia, PA
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
Geneva College

Geneva College is a Christ-centered institution founded on the traditions of the Reformed Christian faith with a “selective” admissions process. The liberal arts college is based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and operates a second campus in...

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The professors are all so nice and caring. They are very easy to get to know personally, thanks to small class size.

” – Current Student

Established in 1887, McPherson College is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a 27-acre, urban campus in Kansas. MC offers career-oriented programs in over 30 fields of study, as well as the opportunity for students to create their own...

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McPherson College is a fantastic school, it's the perfect size and people here really care about students. They have great extracurricular programs and student employment opportunities. The only down side is a lack of degree options.

” – James from Goddard, KS