Considering Colleges in the South — Coming to Terms With Prejudices

Mark confronts the widespread wariness of attending colleges in the American South with an essay by Jake Bonnell, admissions counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

A Liberal Arts Education: The Greatest Thing Ever (An Unbiased Perspective)

Jake Bonnell, admission counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, writes about his great experience getting a Liberal Arts education at Ohio Wesleyan University.

College Admission Visit to Millsaps in Jackson, Mississippi

I spend about 20% of my time touring around the country getting acquainted with colleges.  Millsaps College had been on my list for quite some time, in part because Loren Pope raves about it in “40 Colleges That Change Lives.” So when a trip to New Orleans to participate in a board retreat for the […]

Liberal Arts Colleges and Teacher-Student Interaction

I love visiting colleges. I learn stuff on campuses. Every once in a while I’m surprised by a conversation I have with folks. I was recently on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.  Just being on that campus was surprising enough:  it’s truly a hidden gem in an unlikely location. As I do […]

Millsaps College–Distinctive Features and Admissions Priorities

I recently visited Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, to find out for myself why this small, liberal arts college is included in Loren Pope’s book, 40 Colleges That Change Lives.  I was able to spend some time talking to the director of admission, Mr. Mathew Cox. This short video highlights three distinctive features of Millsaps.  […]

High GPA or Rigorous Courses? Think Academic Preparedness

As a college consultant, I continue to receive many questions about which is better: taking easier classes and getting a high GPA, or risk losing a few tenths of a point by taking rigorous classes. I’ve started asking others their opinion on this matter. When I was at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, last week, […]