These five premier colleges are the western version of New England’s small ivies and live up to that reputation superbly. Within a hundred years they have replicated and branded their identities well short of the three centuries of their peers in the northeast. Each has a particular architecture that drives its own character academically and socially. Continue reading
Cal Tech has a small, very select undergraduate student body passionate about the physical sciences. They collaborate with the larger graduate student body so much so that in the second year of course work, undergraduate students are in some classes with graduate students.
These undergraduates are expected to step up their effort and perform at graduate level. Continue reading
The scientific facilities are exceptional from electron particle accelerators to the Hale telescope that supports the planetary sciences. Students at the top of their high school class are drawn to Cal Tech’s off campus research facilities in Hawaii and Peru for astrophysics and planetary sciences.
The cannon in front of Fleming house has a history of disappearing, as other technical rival colleges steal it away. Continue reading
Cal Tech has an urban campus surrounded by the city-streets of Pasadena. The adjacent neighborhoods pose in a small town way, without high-rises, and with shopping and ethnic restaurants nearby. Buildings are designed along the style of Oxford University in England.
There are eight residences, called Houses, for example Avery House. The students in each form self-governing units. Continue reading
ENFJ who is ordinarily drawn to the field of communication is going to like the Writing and Rhetoric minor at Colgate University. Their gift of intuition will be in the spotlight during discussion in the unique course titled, “Visual Rhetorics.” Continue reading