While the liberal arts have declined in popularity in the past 50 years, part of this decline may be attributed to a misunderstanding of what a liberal education really is. Here are some definitions.
Hope College in Holland, Michigan, is a small liberal arts college of about 3,000 students on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Its strong Christian identity and strong academics make it a good choice for the right student.
Looking for a liberal arts education of the highest caliber? Check out the one surrounded by Iowa cornfields.
The assumption that in order to prepare for a doctorate in science one must pursue an undergraduate degree from a major research university is false.
Most assume that in order to go to medical school, one must major in the sciences. But I tell people all the time that medical schools want interesting, educated, creative human beings. A philosophy major will do just as well, as long as one takes the basic requisites in the sciences (including the dreaded organic chemistry). But it turns out that organic chemistry might even be optional.