Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Liberal arts isn’t only a type of school, it can also be a general degree that allows for exploration in a multitude of topics, from business to science to humanities to philosophy. It will also include mathematics, science, literature, art, religion, and anthropology all in equal measures—since there are no “major” requirements, per se, students can take a wide variety of classes without as much worry regarding course type. A liberal arts degree is a sort of build-your-own education that can provide a wide-open range of options in many industries.

Lauded benefits of a general liberal arts education include the encouragement to read and think critically, not only attempting to solve problems, but asking why we have to solve them in the first place. There’s also a large emphasis on writing, as well as broad thinking. The liberal arts trademark is encouraging education across all kinds of humanistic inquiry, not in a specific area alone.

Baccalaureate

General liberal arts degrees are typically only offered at the baccalaureate level, since graduate programs are usually defined as delving deeper into a specific area or concentration. Liberal arts degrees are conferred at liberal arts colleges in 4-year programs, which are often distinguishable by small class sizes to keep the student-teacher ratio down. Most liberal arts colleges take advantage of the socratic method to education, using open dialogue in classes to create debate and spark ideas.

Some associates programs do exist at a few universities, including: Saint Leo University, Pennsylvania State University, Florida Institute of Technology, and New England College.

A liberal arts degree is applicable in almost any industry.

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Colleges

Canada College
Redwood City, CA
Canada College

Cañada College is a public institution located in San Mateo, California, that offers day, evening, and weekend classes. The college is home to an award-winning STEM Center, which serves as a valuable resource for students seeking additional...

“… The professors on campus are some of the best you'll find at any community college and in many cases they're nationally rated. Well compensated for their time, professors here are there to stay, and they really care deeply for their students. It...” – Drew from Redwood City, CA

Essex County College is a 2-year community college in Newark, New Jersey, offering 49 degrees across seven departments. On top of being a short 20 minute train ride from New York City, ECC ranks first among all New Jersey 2-year schools in students...

“…I've learned alot here, especially from my math and science classes. Well, all of my classes actually. The professors certainly know a great deal about the topics they teach, and since they're truly interested in it, they can explain it all really...” – Girl from NJ

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a 4-year public school in western Minnesota and a campus of the Minnesota State College and Universities system. MSUM is home to five colleges granting degrees in 82 academic majors. For sports fans, MSU...

“…The professors are one of the biggest assets of the school. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to help students. There is one professor who learns the name and face of every student in her classes! She has over 400 per semester!...” – Rachel from Fargo, ND

College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia is a public institution located in Brunswick. It is part of the University System of Georgia and provides student-centered academic programs. The most popular majors are nursing, elementary education, and middle school...

“…This college is an amazing college because of the simple fact that it had professors who are willing to actually work with you in order to help you succeed! CCGA is constantly improving the degrees that are offered and are creating more and more...” – Danielle from Kingsland, GA

Southern Virginia University

Originally founded as a school for women, Southern Virginia University is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts college. Although not officially affiliated with the Mormon Church, SVU integrates the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

“…The place is beautiful, and very peaceful. The staff and teachers are super nice and helpful, and want you to do your best. ” – Lacy from Glenmont, OH

North Greenville University

North Greenville University is a conservative liberal arts school affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The school is situated at the base of the Appalachian mountains and offers a curriculum centered around the teachings of the...

“…the university is fantastically christian, striving to draw students into a deeper relationship with god and well as providing a well-rounded education. all of its courses attempt to show how god intended each subject and how students can use the...” – Rachel from Franklinton, NC

Saint Mary's College of California

Founded by the local archbishop, Saint Mary’s College of California is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Bay Area administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Saint Mary’s is home to schools of Economics, Liberal Arts, and Science...

“…The Seminar Program is eye-opening and challenging. It pushes you to develop your own ideas and beliefs and challenge other students to do the same. The professors know you by name and have abundant office hours if you need help in class or just need...” – Julianne from Yakima, WA

St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is historically a women’s college and still confers bachelor’s degrees only to women, but men may take classes at the graduate and associate...

“…The great thing about St. Kate's is the variety of learning styles they incorporate. The location of the school makes for great experiences learning in the community. ” – New Ulm, MN

Elgin Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Illinois, with satellite locations in Hanover Park, Burlington, and Streamwood. ECC offers 138 degree and certificate programs, including over 25 different fields of study for...

“…ECC has such a great variety of classes, there's pretty much something for everyone. In my experience, the teachers are easily contacted, and very knowledgeable about their subjects.” – Alaina from Elgin, IL

Shasta College is a public, 2-year institution established in Redding, California, with satellite campuses in Red Bluff, Weaverville, and Burney. SC offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, as well as a Health Information...

“…Shasta College is a great school for students who need to go to a community college before they can get into a university. The teachers and councilors are great at helping the students in order to achieve the best grades possible. If you are thinking...” – Kenny from Red Bluff, CA

Glenville State College is a public, 4-year institution established in rural West Virginia. GSC, also known as the Lighthouse on the Hill, exclusively serves undergraduate students and maintains a student body of nearly 2,000 scholars. GSC’s academic...

“…glenville has a wonderful learning environment. great classes and teachers. and wonderful students.” – Miranda from Glenville, WV

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...

“…Very easily to get around and understand processes for applying, registering for classes, etc. One of the advisors, however, is very rude and not the greatest help. ” – RayJ from MN

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Michigan. The college offers a number of unique programs of study, such as Camping Ministry, Actuarial Science, and Speech. Students enrolled at SAU are...

“…After visiting the beautiful campus, and meeting with professors, I feel called to spring arbor. I am excited to take my next steps there. I am a little worried financial wise but putting that in God's hands because that is where he wants me to be. ” – Mandy from Dewitt, MI

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is a two-year college with two locations near Chicago’s North Shore, in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. Offering 80 associate’s degrees and certificates, Oakton Community College offers facilities in the arts, health care,...

“…The professors are great and i do enjoy my time here! They have learning center where students can go and study with tutors.” – Khandkar from Niles, IL

University of Minnesota-Morris

The University of Minnesota Morris is a public, liberal arts institution established two and a half hours northwest of Minneapolis. While UMM offers a variety of majors and minors, the university also offers a number of pre-professional programs and...

“…Morris class sizes are small (anywhere between 7-20 students), which gives students an excellent opportunity to get to know the material on a deep level. Somewhere around 97% of Morris professors have received a master's degree in the field that they...” – Taylor from Hastings, MN

Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University is a private Christian liberal arts university founded in 1950 by members of the Churches of Christ. The 240-acre campus is on the north side of Oklahoma City and includes a 30,000 square foot Prince Engineering Center....

“…I love it here. They use the phrase "OC is home" rather often, and that is so true! They are committed to making everyone feel welcomed from the community to the advisors, and anything in between. ” – Olivia from Pasadena, CA

Columbia College (SC)

Columbia College is a women’s liberal arts college in South Carolina’s state capital. Columbia confers undergraduate degrees in eight academic areas and also makes certain programs available in coeducational formats. Throughout the school year,...

“…The course is rigorous, but the teachers really care and are so willing to help and they want you to succeed. The education is well-rounded so that it's practical for life and creates a nice learning experience with different methods and fun classes,...” – Suzie from Simpsonville, SC

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
Del Mar College

Del Mar College is a 2-year community college located in Corpus Christi, Texas. DMC provides associate degrees and professional certifications. Many students choose to study nursing, welding, or police and criminal science. Del Mar College is a...

“…Del Mar is one of the best community colleges in the country. Most of the teachers will teach you every detail that you need to know; I've been going since summer 2010 and I've learned more than most people learn in their 4 years of college.” – Karista from Corpus Christi, TX

Camden County College

Camden County College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Blackwood, New Jersey, with three additional campuses in Camden, Sicklerville, and Cherry Hill. The college features a number of useful student resources, such as the...

“…the learning quality of the school is probably not what you would receive at a top-star university but i, personally, have learned a lot since entering my freshman year. i think the advanced levels of certain classes are well justified and the...” – Christina from Sicklerville, NJ

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Originally founded as a pair of state-chartered textile schools, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is a public school in southeast Massachusetts and a campus of the UMass system. UMass Dartmouth is home to seven colleges and schools...

“…I haven't started school yet, but the summer reading, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell has already taught me a lot and it has been the best summer reading I have read.” – Courtney from Tiverton, RI

Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College is a public institution located in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of five community colleges serving the Greater San Antonio area. PAC offers a number of uncommon programs alongside its more traditional options, allowing its...

“…This school is great for a learning environment. This is a community college the professors here are great, they want to help the students. Overall a good place to start your education career.” – Jorge from San Antonio, TX

Mt Hood Community College

Mt Hood Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Gresham, Oregon, with a satellite location in Portland. The campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to visit, such as the Visual Arts Center Gallery, the...

“…Some classes have challenged me, but in many others, I have to challenge myself to grow. In some of the introductory courses, it would not take much effort to receive an A in the class. Doing the minimum will hurt you in the long run though.” – Bryan from Gresham, OR

Union County College

Union County College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of New Jersey. The school consists of four separate campuses located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. All students enrolled at Union County College...

Judson University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Elgin and Rockford, Illinois. Undergraduate students are required to earn at least 25 chapel credits each semester, and contribute to their GPA on a pass/fail basis. Judson...

“…a very social college, very close to Chicago, lots to do near campus, love the people there” – Benjamin from Elgin, IL

Arapahoe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Littleton, Colorado, with satellite campuses located in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of...

“…I took a semester of online classes at ACC, and I'd have to say, I really learned a lot from them! They go much more in depth into the subjects that you are studying than in high school. They had many projects that we did with each lesson, which...” – Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Perkasie and Bristol. Bucks offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing students either for...

“…The advisers and staff are the best their ever was, and the coaches even better. i know because i play Volleyball there.” – Dominique from Philadelphia, PA

Lake Superior State University

With a campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River, Lake Superior State University is a 4-year institution in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the smallest public university in the state. Featuring a mix of liberal and technical studies, LSSU confers...

“…The professors at this university really take interest in who you are and in what you hope to accomplish at Lake State. It seems as though they acknowledge their role as a TEACHer and genuinely want to do their job. ” – Jane from Grand Rapids, MI

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College is a 2-year community college based in El Paso, Texas. The school operates five campuses and offers courses throughout the El Paso and Hudspeth counties. EPCC has an open admissions policy and offers programs for...

“…El Paso Community College is the best place to start. It is a great place to start if you are a student who does not qualify for financial aid. It offers many different associates degrees, and you can obtain it in two years or less.” – Cecilia from El Paso, TX

Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. IVC offers Guided Pathway academic programs, which students can utilize to explore and achieve their goals. Students enrolled at IVC also have access to a...

“…Starting my freshman year at IVC was nerve wreck never the less enjoyed my experience the school provided learned more in a few weeks and a pace that was comfortable but at the same time enlightened.” – Alejandro from Norcross, GA

Riverside City College

Founded in 1916, Riverside City College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s Inland Empire. RCC offers associate degrees and certificates in over 70 academic programs. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, RCC...

“…Riverside Community College is one of the best city college you can attend in Southern California. They have a great staff and faculty to help you reach your goals. Riverside Community College has become my portal to a better future.” – Stephen from Riverside, CA

With a campus that runs alongside the scenic Kennebec River, Thomas College is a 4-year institution in central Maine specializing in business education. In addition to bachelor’s degree programs in Finance and Accounting, Thomas also offers two...

“…Since it's a small college the professors can give you more one on one attention ” – Gabrielle from Skowhegan, ME

Our Lady of the Lake University

Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a 4-year Catholic school in San Antonio. OLLU is home to five schools granting undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is a designated Hispanic...

“…This college is amazing. They have been attentive to my every need helping me along the way. They have been like a family to me. ” – Oneisha from Houston, TX

Jackson College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jackson County, Michigan. The campus features The George E. Potter Center, which houses entertainment events in its three theaters all throughout the year. While the college offers many...

“…JCC is great for education. Many of the professors could easily be university professors, and it is because of that that JCC is so helpful. Because of the size of JCC, one can get help much easier which, in turn, will help the individual to learn...” – Jacob from Albion, MI

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...

“…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

East Los Angeles College

East Los Angeles College is a public, 2-year institution established in Monterey Park, California. The main campus, along with the satellite location in South Gate, serves 14 communities throughout its regional area. ELAC utilizes the Guided Pathways...

“…This school's academic teaching can varie. It ultimately depends if you land on the right professors. Maybe because it is a community college... but some professors leave early, or just kind of glide through teaching class. I've attended ELAC for 3...” – Eva from Los Angeles, CA

McKendree University

McKendree University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Lebanon, Illinois. The campus is situated on wooded land spanning 235 acres and features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including the Marion K. Piper Academic Center...

“…McKendree offers a huge state university education in a small town, close knit package. Tuition isn't fantastic, but there are a ton of scholarship opportunities, and all of McK's scholarships stack, so you can build upon what you've earned. Come...” – Chelsea from Highland, IL

Pitt Community College is a 2-year community college serving eastern North Carolina that also houses a vocational technical school. PCC offers students assistance in order to transfer to a traditional 4-year college thanks to partnerships built up...

“…While attending Pitt Community College I have learned a lot. Such as English, to math and college life (skills). I have even learned more knowledge about Biotechnology than I knew before. ” – Destiny from Greenville, NC

Spokane Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with facilities throughout Spokane, Republic, Newport, Ione, Colville, and Inchelium. SCC offers over 100 areas of study in a variety of fields including Healthcare,...

“…A majority of the professors are great and really enjoy what they do, but there's always those that seem like they love making your life hell.” – Jennifer from Spokane, WA

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year community college with over 40 locations throughout the state of Indiana. It is the largest public higher education institution in the state and the largest statewide community college system in the United...

“…the courses have on a average 25- 30 students, so there is always more than enough chance for everone to ask their questions and recieve answers. Also there are always working tutors willing to go beyond their tasks” – Nathan from Indianapolis, IN

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

With campus overlooking the Fox River, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is a 4-year public school in northeast Wisconsin. The third largest university in the state and a member of the UW system, UW Oshkosh confers undergraduate degrees in almost...

“…This campus has a variety of ways to help you succeed in the classroom. First off, there are a mixture of big pit lecture halls or small size classes. If you're accepted into the UW-Honors program you're class sizes are no larger than 15 kids. Also,...” – Megan from Oak Creek, WI

Dickinson State University is a public, 4-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in North Dakota. Dickinson State offers bachelor’s degree programs in over 70 fields of study, as well as a master’s degree program in teaching. The...

“…Just make sure you bring WARM CLOTHES!!!! But other than that you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.” – Dalmin from Newell, SD

University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is the only public institution in Washington, DC. It is a land-grant university and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. UDC is an HBCU with an open admissions policy. Legal studies, foundations of...

“…UDC is a wonderful university to attend. The instructor are very helping students reach their education goals. I recommend University of the District of Columbia for a quality education.” – jimmie from Peoria, IL

Reedley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Fresno County, California, with satellite facilities located in Madera and Oakhurst. The college offers over 70 fields of study within four academic divisions, awarding associate’s...

“…reedley college is a good school to be community college. the instructors teacher very well. the instructors expect a lot from each student.” – Hugo from Dinuba, CA

Alfred State College of Technology SUNY

Located in the hills of western New York, Alfred State College is a 4-year SUNY College of Technology institution offering more than 70 degrees. Alfred State maintains three colleges as well as an honors program and fully online degrees in areas such...

“…It is amazing the staffs are very friendly.” – Lashaun from Brooklyn, NY

Tacoma Community College is a 2-year community college. TCC offers almost 60 degrees and certificates as well as two Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. In addition, TCC features 45 different classes that are accepted for credit at all Washington...

“…On a scale of 1-10 Tacoma community college is a 9 on my judgement scale. the school has good acedemics and teaching staff. Also along with career develepment oppurtunities.” – Terrance from Tacoma, WA

Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College is a public community college with an open admissions policy based in Panama City, Florida. The college operates multiple campuses around the state in Port St. Joe, Southport, and one at Tyndall Air Force Base. GCSC offers...

“…The teachers here are really helpful, and if help is ever needed, their doors are always open. Mr. L. Harris is the best math teacher ever. There's no way you cannot earn an A in math if he's your instructor. Gulf Coast is known to have one of the...” – Donalda from Panama City, FL

Berkeley City College is a public, 2-year institution in the Peralta Community College District. BCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, with day, evening, online, and weekend classes structured to guarantee that each program can be...

“…i really like berkeley city college. although it can be crowded, its very organized and visually pleasing.” – Ala'ah from Richmond, CA

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College is a 2-year community college in Birmingham serving a four-county area. With four campuses, JSCC confers associate degrees in over 120 academic fields of study and is home to 33 vocational programs. In addition to...

“…This school has much to offer. The course work is respectable for the college level. The professors enjoy everything that they are doing and they are willing to help out if you have any problems.” – William from Birmingham, AL

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College is a 2-year institution in Selden, New York, that grants associate degrees and certifications. The college offers credit for students with life experiences. Programs offered include culinary arts and food service,...

“…Most of the classrooms are small which is a big plus because that way you can have more one-on-one time with the professors. Not only that, but there is a lot of extra help provided around the campus.” – Julia from NY

Ventura College is a 2-year community college. Each VC course is centered around Student Learning Outcomes: specific statements and goals set by the faculty that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of the class. VC is best known for the...

“…I have been pleasantly surprized at how much I have learned. The teachers for the most part are very good and easy to deal with.” – Daniel from Ventura, CA

Alverno College

Chartered in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College is a Catholic women’s college in Milwaukee. Alverno confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and 27 minors. In addition, Alverno eliminates letter grades and provides...

“…this is a great school for students who can adapt to an all women school. they are excellent for nursing majors. they do offer spacious and convenient dorms for those who want to stay on campus.” – Nadine from Milwaukee, WI

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...

“…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

Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, TX

Brookhaven College is a public, 2-year institution established in Farmers Branch, Texas, and it is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. Brookhaven offers over 70 degree and certificate programs, which have been developed...

“…Never underestimate the quality of learning found in community colleges. Brookhaven College has passionate professors that, in personal experience, have been inspiring and eccentric, something that catches attention. Government and World Literature...” – Alissa from Carrollton, TX

Indiana University-South Bend

Indiana University-South Bend is a public university and regional campus of Indiana University Bloomington. The school operates a main campus in South Bend, an education center in Elkhart, and offers online classes. IU South Bend provides...

“…Indiana University-South Bend's Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is way underestimated. The professors are very qualified to teach their area of expertise and very easy to learn from. I went in thinking I would want to transfer after my first...” – Jordyn from Elkhart, IN

Excelsior College is a private, 4-year institution established in Albany, New York. The college aims to serve adult students, primarily through offering online course options for over 40 academic programs. Depending on their program of study,...

“…I like Excelsior because I can learn at my own pace. There are very few deadlines. It fosters self-discipline.” – Carolyn from Minneapolis, MN

The Community College of Denver is a 2-year community college in the heart of Colorado’s capital city. CCD offers degrees and certificates in over 100 subject across 45 programs of study. The US Department of Education has designated CCD as a...

“…The teachers are very passionate and helpful. Plenty of academic career choices available and assistance is readily available, such as tutors for academics and career development. ” – Alicia from Brighton, CO

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

Edmonds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban, 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington, with satellite facilities located in Everett. Edmonds CC offers over 120 associate’s degree and certificate options, as well...

“…Edmonds Community College has a great transfer program. There is a Washington University location on campus and the faculty is there to help you with you every need. It is definitely a school worth attending.” – Natalya from Lynnwood, WA

California State University-Sacramento

California State University-Sacramento is a 4-year public institution and a member of the Cal State system in California’s state capital. A Native American Pacific Islander, Asian American, and Hispanic-Serving institution, Sac State is home to seven...

“…My classes are not too difficult, and yet every time I exit the classroom I feel illuminated and accomplished for what I have learned. The teachers are friendly and always eager to help when you are having problems with a certain subject. They even...” – Sergio from French Camp, CA

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College is associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). The Troy-based campus features two science centers, a telecommunications center, library learning commons, a health technologies center, a technical building,...

“…In every class that I have taken, I learn new materials everyday. I am in the early childhood education program and I enjoy how much time the professors take with you to meet your requirements and fulfill your dreams. Online classes are available and...” – Nazefah from schenectady, NY

Scottsdale Community College is a 2-year community college. SCC awards degrees in over 100 fields of study and 60 certificates. In addition to the regular offerings on its Scottsdale campus, SCC courses are also available as online, hybrid, and 8...

“…I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College and love it. The teachers I have experienced in the Music program are passionate, helpful, and motivational. My English teach Professor Eric Loring has been an amazing teacher, he loves his work...” – Allison from Phoenix, AZ

Mitchell College is a private institution located in New London, Connecticut, along the Thames River. The school provides a liberal arts education as well as professional studies. Popular majors include communications, homeland security, and...

“…Good, Helpful, Expensive. ” – Estephanie from Sleepy Hollow, NY

Hope International University

Founded in 1928, Hope International University is a Christian university in Orange County affiliated with non-denominational churches of Christ. HIU is home to the Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies as well as four other...

“…The professors here are amazing. It is a small school so you actually get to know your professors. They will work with you if you are struggling. They challenge your thinking and try to get you to think critically, not just accept everything you...” – Laura from Valley Springs, CA

Beacon College is a private institution based in Leesburg, Florida. It is the first accredited college to exclusively award degrees to students with learning disabilities and features a strong Career Development program for continued success post...

“…I must say Beacon College is focused on learning your learning style for your ability to achieve in the class rooms. The Class sizes are very small 15-8 students per class. Beacon College also goes by a critical thinking method that challenges...” – Shia from Washington , DC

Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College is a public institution operating four locations throughout Santa Barbara County, California, with the main campus in Santa Maria and a satellite at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. AHC offers several resources for degree...

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...

“…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...

“…Brooklyn College provides an array of classes and some are writing intensive, so it is hard to miss a beat.” – Sally from Brooklyn, NY

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cuesta College

Cuesta College is a public 2-year community college based in San Luis Obispo County and serves the Central Coast of California. Cuesta offers associate degrees as well as technical and professional certifications. Noted programs include health...

“…Cuesta College is one of the top community colleges in California, located just outside of Beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA. If you are interested in Nursing, Music and the Arts, History, or Engineering, Cuesta college is a great great place to start...” – Jacob from Atascadero, CA

Cabrini University
Cabrini University is a liberal arts institution with close ties to the Roman Catholic Church. Campus is based in Philadelphia, PA, and calls its core curriculum “Justice Matters,” and courses are rooted in social justice. It was one of the first...

“…In college you have a lot more free time than you would think. They key to getting good grades and getting ahead is to use that free time wisely. First get your homework and studying done and then get active and join clubs!” – Natasha from Philadelphia, PA

Concordia University-Texas

Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University Texas is a 4-year private institution in Austin and a campus of the Concordia University system. Concordia is home to six colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in...

“…Concordia is a friendly, small school with professors who care. Class sizes are small, allowing students and instructors to get to know one another, and facilitating high quality instruction. The campus is beautiful.” – nontraditional student

D'Youville College

D’Youville College is a private, independent institution located in Buffalo, New York. All classes, seminars, and labs in the more than 50 major options at DYC are instructed by expert faculty members, not teaching assistants. Students in the fields...

“…The school is great, small classes and great professors. The academic advisors should be a little more attentive to their students and their needs.” – Bryanne from Buffalo, NY

Livingstone College

Originally founded as a minister training school in 1879, Livingstone College is a Christian institution in central North Carolina and an Historically Black College and University. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,...

“…Not only educationally but attending Livingstone College has taught me a lot about college and life in general. ” – Nichelle from Charlotte, NC

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Michigan. GRCC values experiential learning, offering students the ability to learn in environments beyond the traditional classroom in Service Learning...

“…I am learning a fair amount in my classes. My professors are engaging and passionate about what they do which makes learning much more enjoyable. The class sizes are perfect and you can recieve a lot of individual attention from teachers which helps...” – Tyler from Grand Rapids, MI

Eureka College

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Eureka College is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences institution in central Illinois, as well as the first college in the state to admit both genders. Eureka grants bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors...

“…I absolutely love my college. The other students and the professors treat everyone with care and respect. I believe to look past Eureka College as an option would be a poor choice. ” – Timothy from Joliet, IL

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...

“…You will learn a lot of new things here. The gen. ed. classes may seem like classes you've taken in high school, but you will still learn something new in every single class you take. The work load is not too bad and if you are having trouble, the...” – Laura from Illinois

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...

“…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

Nashville State Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Davidson County, Tennessee, with satellite locations in Antioch, Waverly, Dickson, and Clarksville. NSCC offers over 80 academic programs, featuring fields of study such...

“…this college is one of kind. helpful advisers and great selection of classes. would be my first pick any day!!” – Alicia from Tennessee Ridge, TN

Ocean County College is a public, 2-year institution established in Toms River, New Jersey. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains over 20 satellite facilities throughout the region including the Education Center in Manahawkin. OCC...

“…Ocean County college is underrated. It's convenient, affordable, and flexible. It's the best route to get your associates for the best price. ” – Kimberly from Toms River, NJ

Green River College

Green River College is a public, 2-year institution located in Auburn, Washington. While the school primarily awards associate’s degrees and certificates, it offers a number of bachelor of applied science degrees as well. There are a variety of...

“…This school has a great environment and community. Beyond the great environment, the school has awesome educators. The professors are very helpful and show that they want you to succeed.” – Alexandra from Puyallup, WA

Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College is a public college in Lancaster, California. The school confers more than 100 associate degrees and certifications, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Airtime Manufacturing Technology. AVC offers a number of programs for its...

“…The teachers at Antelope Valley College care about my education and are highly qualified to give it. I may be at a community college, but I still have to work just as hard to earn good grades as any other college student in a University.” – Someone from Lancaster, CA

Dutchess Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the hills above Poughkeepsie, New York, with a satellite facility open in Wappingers Falls. DCC offers over 50 academic programs, which feature tuition rates lower than any...

“…Dutchess Community College is a wonderful school. The staff actually sits down and goes through every little detail with you to help you succeed. They also try to get you active in events and sports.” – Christina from Newburgh, NY

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...

Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of California. While the college primarily awards associate’s degrees and certificates, it also offers Skills Recognitions options and a singular bachelor’s degree program....

“…the way everyone is so helpful financial aid/testing/admission.how fast and easy it was to register for classes. how well the teachers teach the classes hands on ” – Lanisha from modesto,CA

Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College is a public, community institution established in Pasco, Washington. Along with its main campus, CBC also maintains a Health Science Center in the city of Richland. The college offers a wide variety of support programs for...

“…CBC is an under rated college that provides an excellent education with incredible professors, challenging curriculum and the resources to succeed! Aside from the superb education, it is also EXTREMELY affordable. An all around smart experience...” – Cheyenne from Kennewick, WA

Dalton State College

Dalton State College is a public, 4-year institution located in the state of Georgia. Along with its traditional on-campus programs, the college also offers a unique online learning experience, giving students the opportunity to take single classes,...

“…At first all the paperwork was very confusing when dealing with the office. However, after that the classes were amazing and the teachers were awesome. I recommend this college to anyone who is looking for a small town feel with small, personable...” – Andrew from Epworth, GA

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public institution and member of the Colorado State University system. CSU-Pueblo is a designated Hispanic-serving Institution and military-friendly school. The University offers an Outdoor Pursuits program where...

“…it has a lot of diversity. very small, but pretty campus. easy to get one on one time with professors.” – Marlenye from Westminster, CO

Briar Cliff University

With campus situated on a hilltop formerly covered in briar patches, Briar Cliff University is a Franciscan Catholic liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Briar Cliff confers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors. For students who wish...

“…briar cliff university is a great school to attend. they are very warm and welcoming to their students and will bend over backwards to help you succeed. briar cliff university has done so much to help me succeed in my future career choices, and i'm...” – Michael from Emerson, NE

Brandman University is a private institution created to help working adults improve their careers through education. With 25 campuses, some of which are located on military bases, as well as several programs offered entirely online, Brandman...

“…Brandman University was one of the best educational choices I have made. They make sure to work with you and your personal needs so that you can still receive a quality education with a busy lifestyle. I always feel challenged and that I am learning...” – Brittnee from Nipomo, CA

Northwest Nazarene University

Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts institution in western Idaho. NNU grants bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic areas of study. In addition, all students are required to complete a...

“…I am definitely learning a lot. NNU is a liberal arts schools so we are required to take a variety of classes. Sometimes it is annoying to take a variety of classes that I may not enjoy, but I learn so much. And the information really is helpful,...” – Kate from Seattle, WA

Solano Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Fairfield, California. SCC offers day, evening, and weekend classes in order to accommodate students with scheduling limitations. The college’s Degree and Certificate catalogue is...

“…I find Solano Community College to be a great place for one to begin their journey in higher education. There are numerous outstanding professors that are willing to help their students succeed. Overall I rate Solano Community College at an A- .” – William from Suisun City, CA

Central Arizona College is a public, community college primarily located in the city of Coolidge, with seven additional campuses throughout Pinal County. The CAC focus is to provide a wide variety of affordable degrees and certificates to an equally...

“…I'm not only learning curriculum here at CAC but I'm learning so much about living on campus, staying on track, and setting goals that will take me to a 4-year university after this.” – Katelyn from Coolidge, AZ

Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College is a public, 2-year institution with a main location near Chicago, Illinois, in Sugar Grove. Waubonsee has three satellite locations, as well, two in Aurora and one in Plano. The community college offers two types of...

“…Best choice before transferring to a 4 year school. Their dual placement program with 4 year institutions is awesome! You will save alot of money by going this route. Instead of paying $1000-$2000 a class you'll pay about $300. (not including books)” – Sandy from Aurora, IL

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...

“…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...

“…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

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

With a campus situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a 4-year public university in southwest Illinois and a campus of the SIU system. SIUE is home to seven academic colleges granting...

“…Don't be afraid to interact with other students. You can learn a great deal from the different cultures represented on campus. Also make good use of your professor's office hours. Make sure you meet with them even if you don't need help with anything...” – alicia from Champaign, IL

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public school in the Philadelphia area and the largest institution in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. WCU is comprised of seven colleges including the College of Arts & Humanities,...

“…It really is a great place to spend your college years. It is full of staff and faculty who truly care about their students. Being an out of state student, I am truly grateful to be a student here at West Chester. ” – Michelle from Hazlet, NJ

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College is an all-female, private liberal arts college based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is an independent college, but historically associated with the United Church of Christ. The school hosts an annual Media Literacy Week headed by...

“…Cedar Crest College inspires young women to excel in academic, extracurricular, and personal ventures. Any school can teach a woman to become a professional, but only Cedar Crest can teach women how to become a leader. I would recommend Cedar Crest...” – Laurian from Pasadena, MD

Notre Dame de Namur University

Founded by two nuns, Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic school in Silicon Valley and the third oldest college in California. NDNU is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting bachelor’s degrees in 15 areas of...

“…I enjoyed my stay in Belmont in July, and am looking forward to going to their holiday concert in December. The campus is small and the people are so welcoming, The counselor, Julie, is so humble and helpful. They offer an amazing tutoring program...” – Laura from Tustin, CA

Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College is a public, 2-year institution located in Whittier, California. Along with the main campus, RHC also maintains satellite centers in El Monte, South Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, and Pico Rivera. The college offers a wide variety of...

“…The college is very student oriented and offers tons of classes not only on campus but online and at several other sites to expand to all students.” – Martin from El Monte, CA

San Juan College is a 2-year community college with four campuses in northwest New Mexico. SJC houses six academic departments conferring degrees and certificates and its Native Studies program includes courses on Native American history, art, and...

“…For a community college it is a very inviting and friendly place to go for fresh out of high school students. The professors are all very friendly and work well with the students in helping them succeed in their classes. The campus isn't too large or...” – Richard from Aztec, NM