Best Kept College Secrets

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Category: Oregon

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…

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…

Lewis and Clark College – Portland, Oregon

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – The stereotypical Lewis & Clark student is smart, independent, slightly on the “quirky” side, eminently kind, and happy, happy, happy with this beautiful college on a spectacular estate on the outskirts of Portland.  The phrase L&C kids like to use about themselves is “laid-back”, and when the phrase implies open-minded, inclusive, generous earnestness,…

Willamette University – Salem, Oregon

From – America’s Best Kept College Secrets…” Willamette is the oldest university in the Western United States, and Salem is the capital of Oregon and a thriving small city of about one hundred and thirty thousand less than an hour’s drive south of Portland.  Both its history and its location serve to make Willamette a surpassingly interesting small university in…