Best Kept College Secrets

Colleges for Real People

Category: Illinois

Illinois Wesleyan University – Bloomington, Illinois

If this book accomplished nothing other than bringing Illinois Wesleyan to the attention of the college bound, I would be delighted.  Not only is Illinois Wesleyan the model of the effective, responsive, well designed, thoroughly successful small liberal arts college/university, it is also an institution that hums with positive energy and which engenders deep feelings of attachment and loyalty among…

Lake Forest College – Lake Forest, Illinois

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Unlike most colleges of its size, Lake Forest offers an uncommonly wide range of course offerings.  LFC has called itself, “ Chicago’s National Liberal Arts College,” with good reason.  An Ethics Center, a program in Urban Studies, an ambitious Theater department join Economics and Business and Education in broadening this solid liberal arts…

Knox College – Galesburg, Illinois

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “The exact parameters of quirkiness are unclear, but the general agreement seems to be that Knox students are ambitious, bright, and somewhat hyper-focused.  Academics are important to a significant portion of the student body, and the college has produced some top-notch scholars.  Community seems to be equally important; lots of Knox students report…