The future of college graduates is one of the factors that can determine the quality of the education. Everybody is familiar with the track record of Ivy League schools and the most reputable colleges. How about smaller liberal art schools? What’s the future of their alumni?
A couple of reports have been produced lately, shedding some light on the smaller colleges that have the most successful alums. Here are a few of them – if you’re about to apply to college, you may want to consider those possibilities.
College of the Holy Cross
Of all small liberal arts schools, College of the Holy Cross is the undergraduate university that produces the biggest number of Fulbright scholars – 151. The Fulbright program is an international exchange opportunity. In addition, there are grants available for study and research projects designed by the applicants themselves.
When it comes to other achievements, College of the Holy Cross has a 92 per cent six-year graduation rate and it occupies the eighth position in terms of four-year graduation rates in the country (according to a US News and World Report). The average starting salary of graduates is 45,034 dollars and the university is sixth in the PayScale ranking of colleges giving the highest return on investment.
US Military Academy
The US Military Academy is the small liberal arts school that produces the biggest number of Rhodes scholars in the country. The
The academic departments at the academy include behavioural science and leadership, chemistry and life sciences, civil and mechanical engineering, English and philosophy, foreign languages, history, law, physics and nuclear engineering, social sciences and various others.
A small private liberal arts university, Swarthmore College has always ranked among the top small
The university has a number of interesting majors that undergraduate students can choose among. Some of these programs include astronomy, biochemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, environmental studies, peace and conflict studies, public policy, sociology and theatre.
Deep Springs College
Many of the college’s students go on to pursue higher academic degrees from some of the world’s most reputable universities. This is the main reasons why the
When it comes to success statistics, here are some of the noteworthy numbers – the student to faculty ratio is four to one, and more than two thirds of the students go on to get their graduate degrees. The admission rates are in the range from six to 15 per cent.
Ranked by Forbes as the best undergraduate school in the country, Williams College produces a big number of Marshall, Rhodes and Truman scholars. The university has also reached the top positions in one of the annual US News and World Reports.
The college has academic programs in various areas of studies like anthropology, Arabic studies, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental policy, geosciences, physics, political science, theatre, women’s studies and many others.
Established back in 1793,