One of the distinctive features of the American higher educational system is its infinite variety. There is a college for everyone.
One group of universities stands out in its dedication to the liberal arts and to the education of a person’s mind, body, and spirit. The Jesuit universities share a mission to create well-founded individuals.
The 28 Jesuit institutions include some well-known universities, including Georgetown and anything with the name “Loyola” in it (Loyola Chicago, Loyola New Orleans, Loyola Marymount). This group also includes names of great schools that have a familiar ring to them: Creighton, Gonzaga, Marquette.
I had the good fortune to meet with the Assistant Dean of Admissions from Marquette University recently, and I asked her to explain what a Jesuit education is all about.
So here is Kate Metcalfe describing why you might consider a Jesuit education–at Marquette, or at any of the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities.