Best Kept College Secrets

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Category: New York

The Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, New York

THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA – HYDE PARK, NEW YORK  “Food is Life” – motto of the Culinary Institute of America “Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute.” —Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Many of us have become “Foodies”;…

Ithaca College – Ithaca, New York

Ithaca College is not small; more than six thousand undergraduates find their way to this relatively under-appreciated large college.  Actually, Ithaca is one of those “if-you-know-about-colleges-you-know-about-Ithaca” phenomena because it has a universally appreciated school of communications and has graduated the current President of the Walt Disney Company and David Boreanaz, Buffy’s vampire forbidden love and Dr. Temperance Brennan’s boy toy…

Alfred University – Alfred, New York

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – When NASA needs help in figuring out how to build a nose cone that doesn’t flame out on re-entry, whom do they call?  Alfred! Obviously, then, the single most popular major at Alfred is in the Fine Arts, with Engineering second, followed by Therapy and Counseling, Business, and Education. Ok, Alfred attracts artists,…

Clarkson University – Potsdam, New York

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Here’s the thing about Clarkson:  The programs in applied engineering are remarkable; the Center for Advanced Materials  Processing (CAMP), for example, promotes cutting edge research on the application of high-technology materials and is one of the most influential centers of applied technology in the country…and at the same time … Clarkson is a…

Hartwick College – Oneonta, New York

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “You haven’t heard much about Oneonta, New York?   Possibly you have made the pilgrimage to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, or to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, or the Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer.  If so, you’ve been in what is known as the “Leatherstocking Region,” of…