Best Kept College Secrets

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Category: Massachussetts

Clark University – Worcester, Massachusetts

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – The campus is compact – primarily tucked into about two square blocks – easy to navigate and comfortable.  Clark Hall, the oldest building and the iconic landmark is an odd brick confection, slightly clunky but certainly central.  Many of the other buildings on campus are strikingly effective in their design.  The Bioscience Center is…

Hampshire College – Amherst, Massachusetts

Appearing soon in America’s Best Kept College Secrets – Third Edition Here’s the problem in describing an experience such as Hampshire: Individuals respond VERY differently to a small, ideologically directed, intellectually diverse college in the woods. An academic program that encourages individual initiative and responsibility, the absence of formal grading reports, an openly radicalized student body – all promise a…

Endicott College – Beverly, Massachusetts

Endicott was founded as a college for women in the 1930’s and has grown exponentially since its founding, now enrolling approximately two thousand, five-hundred undergrads (male and female) and another two thousand graduate students on its expansive campus. The college is impressively equipped in comparison with many of New England’s liberal arts counterparts, but the most distinguishing feature in assessing…

Bard College at Simon’s Rock/ The Early College

Simon’s Rock is an energizing experience for those who have genuinely outgrown their secondary school and absolutely thirst for a genuine college-level experience.  Some do transfer to a larger school after two years, and the placement record of those students is impressive.  An equal number remain, continuing to explore their own intellectual interests in the company of a diverse and…

CURRY COLLEGE – Milton, Massachusetts

The first principle of Curry’s mission is RESPECTING INDIVIDUAL UNIQUENESS, followed by BUILDING SUCCESS.  The history of the college and its legacy of respecting individual uniqueness has created a program of study in the liberal and communicative arts that serves students of great promise, many of whom are identified as having learning differences, particularly language based disabilities and attention deficit…

Simmons College

  Boston was once known as, “the Athens of America,” and the city, like San Francisco, seems somehow more cultivated than other urban areas.  Those of us who know Boston with some degree of familiarity will quickly acknowledge that much of it is a mess and occasionally unlovely.  But, for the most part, tourists and college students find the city…