Best Kept College Secrets

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Category: The West

Southern Oregon University

Once again, I am in danger of gushing too enthusiastically about the opportunity in one of the loveliest regions in the country; I’m always in danger of losing credibility, but I’m certain some applicants will love Southern Oregon. There are really three significant reasons to consider Southern Oregon (SOU) very seriously. SOU is located in Ashland, Oregon. SOU is one…

The Evergreen State College – Olympia, Washington

The Evergreen State College – Olympia, Washington Throw out every idea you have ever had about a state university. Evergreen State College is the State of Washington’s public Liberal Arts College, established in the nineteen sixties in response to what seemed creeping emphasis on the pre-professional, semi-vocational, intellectually arid experience found by many students in their college years. The state…

Pacific University – Forest Grove, Oregon

  The college had its roots in the 1850s, when Portland was a community of about eight hundred, and the largest settlement was Oregon City.  The oldest building, a beautiful white clapboard house, was the first school in Oregon. Survivors of the Applegate Trail started the school to educate and care for the orphaned children who came to Forest Grove…

Whitworth University – Spokane, Washington

This from Whitworth’s web site:   Whitworth’s Costa Rica Center sits on a 27-acre property in the hills above Costa Rica’s central valley. Just to the north of the property is Costa Rica’s renowned Braulio Carrillo National Park, with dense virgin cloud forest that is home to more than 650 bird and mammal species as well as the 9,534-foot inactive Barva…

Dominican University of California- San Rafael, California

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Dominican was founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael who quickly established a flourishing school and college on the site the university currently occupies.  The college was the first in California to award a B.A. degree to women and remained active and progressive, becoming fully coeducational in 1970.  The heritage…

San Francisco State University – San Francisco, California

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “San Francisco State is the most diverse student body anywhere, and the university supports diversity of every kind!  Campus organizations are in the hundreds and many of them are attached to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and political causes at every point along the spectrum.  There is a palpable level of…