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Category: The South

University of Alabama at Huntsville – Huntsville, Alabama

  It is likely that no university in the country can match the program that UAH has developed in Atmospheric Science. Aspiring daredevil atmospheric scientists can join in the chase, hunting down tornados and mapping hurricanes.   The third in the state’s university system is the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the smallest of the three, but in some aspects…

Agnes Scott College – Decatur, Georgia

Agnes Scott is one of the most distinguished colleges in the South, rich in tradition, ambitious, generous, lively, and exciting. Once one of the “Seven Sisters of the South”, the elite group of the most admired colleges for women in the South, Agnes Scott has happily moved into the Twenty-First Century, taking its place among the best colleges in the…

The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The crest of the University of Alabama includes the school’s nickname, “Crimson Tide”, a reference to the powerful sweep of an Alabama football team, which, in defeating Auburn in 1907, fought so resolutely that their uniforms stained red with Alabama clay, seemed a tide overwhelming the Auburn side. The rallying cry for Alabama’s fans since then has been, “Roll Tide”.…

Rhodes College – Memphis, Tennessee

Rhodes College belongs in the company of Whitman, Macalester, Lawrence, Grinnell, and Sewanee, all superior small liberal arts colleges attracting strong students from outside their region and increasingly numbered among the nation’s most respected colleges of their type. Just as Macalester offers the small college experience in the city of Saint Paul, Rhodes is one of the few eminent small…

The University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

College counselors use the term, “Public Ivy” to refer to the relatively few public universities that rank at the top of America’s academic institutions.     Although it has changed over the years, the list generally includes Berkeley, Michigan, Virginia, UCLA, Wisconsin, Miami University, UNC, and Texas. It would be crazy not to include the University of Georgia on that…

College of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina

COC combines an elegant architectural past and contemporary design, presenting stately buildings of historic note and up-to-date facilities with every modern amenity. An exceptionally successful athletic program and a strong set of fraternities and sororities have made COC a happy choice for students from every region.  The word “college”, evokes images of a small liberal arts institution, but the College…

University of Alabama Birmingham – Birmingham, Alabama

All aspects of public health are represented in this teaching facility, making it one of the most advantaged of pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental programs in the region. The school of Nursing is, of course, outstanding, and the opportunities for research extensive. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a distinctly different residential and academic experience. Begun as an extension of the…

Virginia Polytechnic Institute – Blacksburg, Virginia

Officially known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VPI is also now more widely known as Virginia Tech  The article on Virginia Tech is under construction … meanwhile, from VT … Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research…

Christopher Newport University – Newport News, Virginia

Coming Soon in America’s Best Kept College Secrets:  Third Edition  Christopher Newport University is impossibly gorgeous! Oh, and it’s a fantastic bargain! Oh, and students love it Christopher Newport looks like a movie set; the individual buildings are truly impressive, the design of the entire campus is elegant and purposeful. Many of the largest buildings are red brick and neo-Georgian,…