Colleges That Change Lives : 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College
by Pope, Loren; Oswald, Hilary Masell (CON)







Getting Beyond the Hype (or Why You Can Relax and Enjoy Your College Search)1(10)
Required Reading: College Myth Busters11(6)
Taking Your Learning Disability to College (and Why You're Going to Love It!)17(8)
Northeast
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
25(8)
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
33(8)
Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
41(8)
Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont
49(7)
Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
56(7)
Mid-Atlantic
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
63(8)
Goucher College, Towson, Maryland
71(8)
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia
79(7)
McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland
86(7)
South
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
93(8)
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
101(8)
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
109(8)
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
117(8)
Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
125(6)
Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
131(8)
Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
139(7)
New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida
146(8)
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
154(9)
Midwest
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
163(9)
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa
172(8)
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
180(7)
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
187(8)
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
195(7)
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
202(8)
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
210(8)
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
218(7)
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
225(8)
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
233(7)
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
240(7)
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
247(8)
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
255(8)
College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
263(8)
Southwest
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
271(8)
St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annapolis, Maryland
279(7)
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
286(7)
West
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
293(7)
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
300(8)
St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California
308(7)
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
315(8)
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
323(8)
Colleges' Contact Information
331(8)
Index of Colleges339


Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.





Loren Pope (1910-2008) was education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s. In 1965 he opened the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D.C., to help families of college-bound students make informed choices. He was also the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and wrote numerous articles about the college application process.

Hilary Masell Oswald
lives in Denver, Colorado, where she writes about education, architecture and design, and public policy. Her work has appeared in Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, Edutopia, and other publications and websites.






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