Best Kept College Secrets

Colleges for Real People

Month: June 2014

Ten Best Kept Tech Secrets!

MIT and Cal Tech get all the love, but ten of the programs described in America’s Best Kept College Secrets are among the best anywhere!  Here are examples of news reports from our top ten:     1.  CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY – A Case Western Reserve University engineer won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow…

But I Love The Outdoors… Where Can I Go To College?

Almost every college supports some kind of outing club or outing program, and almost all make it reasonably easy to leave the campus and get into something like a wilderness setting.  There are some colleges, however, that are uncommonly well suited to the use of outdoor resources and some that have an uncommon determination to bring outdoor education into the curriculum. Here’s a selective list of the top ten in my view:

Best Kept Secret Rivalries

Army / Navy Alabama / Auburn Michigan /  Ohio State Duke / UNC OK, we could add a dozen more famous rivalries, rivalries that make players rise to unexpected levels of heroism, that warm the hearts of graduates and bring out the battle of the mascots.  Amherst vs Williams, Stanford vs Cal, Texas vs Oklahoma, Yale vs Harvard. Notre Dame…

I’ve Never Heard of That College

OK, if you’ve heard of a college or university it is: a. A state university. b.  One of the most successful of the 119 colleges that play Division I Football or one of the most successful  345 colleges that play Division I Basketball. c.  A college or university in your state or region. d.  Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Stanford.  MIT,…