Best Kept College Secrets

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Category: The West

Stanislaus State University – Turlock, California

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Here’s the best thing about Stan State – it’s a true state university with more than a hundred major and minor programs, including the only undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science in the state, and… the total undergraduate population on campus is under seven thousand students!” Find the full profile of CSU Stanislaus in…

Whittier College, Whittier, California

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Whittier College is a small college with big ambitions.  The curriculum is enormous for a school of its size, and its facilities extensive.  One of the notable distinctions of the college is that it is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution – at least twenty-five percent of enrolled students are Hispanic.  In fact, Whittier…

Western Washington University – Bellingham, Washington

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “The visitor to WWU is likely to be struck by the university’s location – Two hundred-and-fifty beautifully manicured acres overlooking Bellingham Bay and Puget Sound.  The grounds are spectacular; an arboretum adjoins the campus, and the university is celebrated for its outstanding sculpture garden, one of the finest in the country. Western is…

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,…

University of Redlands – Redlands, California

From America’s Best kept College Secrets – “Redlands is a small (2400) liberal arts college with several significant graduate divisions and what is essentially an experimental college within a traditional college setting.  It is also one of those jaw-dropping, “can this be real?” absolutely beautiful campus neatly set under the San Bernardino Mountains in a very pretty city about ninety…

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…