Colleges Visited

Blogs on Colleges that Suzanne Luse and Associates Visited.

A Visit to College of Charleston

By Sue Luse Location The College of Charleston is a beautiful, historic college located in one of the south's most popular and charming cities! A coastal city, Charleston is home to three beautiful beaches including Folly Beach on James Island. The City of Charleston embraces the College of Charleston providing jobs and internships. Many of the faculty live close by. Sue visited on a beautif...
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A Visit to Rice University

By Sue Luse Overview Rice University, a private university which leads in research, is located in Houston, Texas. A small and very diverse campus of 3,800 students, Rice provides rigorous coursework in various sciences as well as humanities & music. Competitive programs that are consistently top rated include engineering, architecture, pre-med, and pre-law. Undergraduate research both on ...
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A Visit to Hillsdale College

By Sue Luse History & Values Hillsdale College is an independent non-sectarian liberal arts college rich in history and tradition, located in rural southern Michigan. Founded in 1844 by a group of men and women of the Free Will Baptists, this small college prides itself on sound learning and maintaining independence. Hillsdale was the first American college to prohibit in its charter ...
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A Visit to the University of Michigan

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Located in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan is a large, exciting campus with the dynamics of a smaller more personal experience. Nice open spaces. An arboretum on campus.  The Huron River runs through Ann Arbor which makes canoeing and  boating a popular recreation among students. Close to two state parks. Student Life There are 28,000 undergrads and appro...
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A Visit to Hope College

By Sue Luse About Hope Known for academic excellence and a vibrant Christian faith. Approximately 3,400 ecumenically diverse students. The faculty is not required to be Conservative Christian. Chapel is not mandatory and no faith statement is required as part of admissions. There are no GLBT groups. Hope is striving to be more diverse and more national. Location Holland, Michigan is a rea...
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A Visit to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

By Sue Luse Location/Overview Located in an urban setting in Knoxville with abundant lakes and rivers and only 40 minutes from the Smoky Mountains. Great college town. Founded in 1794 and became a land-grant university in 1869.  The campus is 580 acres - very walkable. A new Student Union is opening in 2016. They have their own police force and a blue light system. Student Life ...
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A Visit to Kalamazoo

By Sue Luse Location & Area Kalamazoo College (fondly referred to as "K") is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a city of approximately 240,000, located in scenic southwest Michigan. This city is a 10 hour drive from the Twin Cities and there are direct flights to/from Minneapolis and the Kalamazoo Airport. Kalamazoo is just 35 miles from Lake Michigan and approximately 140 miles from both D...
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A Visit to Whittier College

By Sue Luse About Whittier College is a small, private liberal arts  college in the heart of Southern California. Founded by the Quakers in 1877, this is no longer a Quaker institution, but still holds Quaker values, such as consensus-building, commitment to community, a global perspective, and respect for individuality. With approximately 1,700 students, Whittier is able to maintain a 13 to ...
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A Visit to Wheaton College

By Sue Luse Overview/Location Wheaton College is located in the affluent city of Wheaton, Illinois, which is approximately 25 miles west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Downtown Wheaton is within walking distance and there is also a train stop right on campus. Wheaton is a non-denominational Christian College where students must have a Christian commitment. This institution is considered a top ...
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A Visit to Lake Forest College

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Lake Forest College is an easy 6 hour drive from the Twin Cities.  Located 30 miles north of Chicago and only minutes from Lake Michigan. This campus is beautiful, surrounded by a forest in a very affluent area.  The atmosphere feels like a cute New England town. An old campus with historic buildings. Admissions/Financial Aid Admissions Counselor for Minneso...
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A Visit to the University of California San Diego

By Sue Luse Overview As you might imagine, UCSD is the number one surf school in the country and has gorgeous weather year round. There are approximately 23,000 undergrad students - lots of skateboards and flip flops. This school is more conservative than Berkeley.  Engineering and science are strong here. Very diverse student with plenty of international students. Asian students comprise 45%...
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A Visit to the University of San Diego

By Sue Luse Overview The University of San Diego is a private, catholic university founded in 1949. Beautiful campus on 180 acres with new buildings. Easy to navigate and pedestrian-friendly campus. Beaches, mountains, downtown and the Mexican border are all within a short drive. The student body is approximately 50% Catholic and about 46% of students are from out of state.  International stu...
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A Visit to the University of Notre Dame

By Sue Luse About Located 100 miles east of Chicago,  just outside South Bend, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame is a 1,250 acre campus comprised of 8,500 undergraduate students. Notre Dame considers itself a Catholic academic community with ample opportunities for prayer, contemplation and celebration. Lovely grounds, a grotto, two serene lakes and a beautiful Gothic Basilica. Academic...
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A Visit to Valparaiso University

By Sue Luse About Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour's drive from Chicago. Valparaiso has a very cute downtown with a population of 31,000. They are known for engineering, nursing and business and also offer a meteorology program. Valparaiso also houses a law school. Valparaiso has a family atmosphere where students are ver...
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A Visit to Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

By Sue Luse About Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, just north of South Bend and across the street from the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Saint Mary's is a women's college comprised of 1,500 students. A close-knit community dedicated to stretching your abilities and empowering women. Academics Saint Mary's has more than 30 majo...
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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

By Sue Luse About Rose-Hulman Rose-Hulman offers only science, math, and engineering. Students at Rose-Hulman are there to learn. Everyone here has to study hard all the time. It's okay to be "really smart" at Rose-Hulman.  The mens bathrooms even have chalkboards and math problems to work on. Campus Overview Rose-Hulman is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Very nice, safe parts of town. M...
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Purdue University

By Sue Luse About Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, they have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. West Lafayette is a quaint and charming area with plenty of diversity. Admissions ...
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A Visit to Northwestern University

By Sue Luse About Northwestern University is a private, mid-sized university known for innovative teaching and pioneering research. There are approximately 8,400 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students. While prospective students apply to one of 6 colleges, it is easy to transfer among colleges and you have the entire university at your disposal. Located in Evanston, the first s...
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A Visit to UW Platteville

By Sue Luse About UW-Plattville has a long rich history dating back to 1866. It's situated in Platteville, Wisconsin, population 11,200. It's an hour from Madison and 20 minutes from Dubuque, Iowa. There are malls and a Target nearby. Platteville is home of the world's largest "M" - iconic symbol of the mining tradition. It is located on the Platte Mound four miles northeast of the city of Pl...
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A Visit to Yale University

By Sue Luse Location I had an absolutely awesome tour of Yale, even though it was a really cold day! This charming campus is located in in the heart of down town New Haven, Connecticut, which is known as a vibrant community full of opportunities. As Yale's President Richard Levin has said, "New Haven is large enough to be interesting but small enough to be friendly." Campus Housing I was ...
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A Visit to Pratt Institute

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Located in Brooklyn, New York, Pratt is the opposite of Pace or New York University. This campus is a very peaceful place with lots of green, open spaces. Pratt is among quaint old brownstones within the historic Clinton Hill residential neighborhood.  Lots of cute little eateries and plenty of families, kids and dogs walking around.  I felt very safe on this campu...
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A Visit to Pace University

By Sue Luse Campuses Pace is a private metropolitan New York multi-campus university.  Students can get all the classes they want at either campus and don't need to go back and forth. The New York City campus is located in lower Manhattan near Wall Street. This campus is in the heart of one of the city's most vital and dynamic areas - alive with activity. Great location - only blocks away fro...
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A Visit to Connecticut College

By Sue Luse and Lindsay Berg, Class of 2003 Location/Overview Perched atop a hill overlooking Long Island Sound and the Thames River, Connecticut College cherishes its small class sizes, honor system and dedicated professors.  Separated from downtown New London on a hilltop originally considered to be “the finest college site in the world,” Conn College (as it is commonly referred to) is it...
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A Visit to Wesleyan University

By Sue Luse Sue's Impressions Students are very involved and exhibit an abundance of energy and passion. The student body of 2,800 are diverse, curious and incredibly vibrant!  They are busy and very obviously loving every minute of it. On this campus you can feel free to explore what interests you and enjoy being yourself. While all undergraduate students are required to live on campus, y...
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A Visit to Quinnipiac University

By Sue Luse Overview Quinnipiac (in case you're wondering it's pronounced KWIN-uh-pe-ack) is located in Hamden, Connecticut, with 6,200 undergraduate students. There are three campuses: Mount Carmel Campus is home to most of the residence halls, academic buildings, University offices and athletic fields; York Hill Campus, only a 1/2 mile from the Mount Carmel Campus, is home to the Rocky Top ...
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A Visit to Trinity College

By Sue Luse Overview Located in the state capitol city of Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity College looks like a traditional New England liberal arts school.  However they espouse to act in untraditional  ways with groundbreaking programs and staff as well as an urban-global education commitment. Trinity's 100 green-acre campus is dotted with historic buildings. Given it's urban location, the sur...
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A Visit to Fairfield University

By Sue Luse About Fairfield Fairfield University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States.  They promote a holistic approach to education with the intent to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit. They are committed to offering a comprehensive core curriculum, and distinctive living and learning experiences.  Fairfield believes in lifelong learning and the pursuit of soc...
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A Visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta.  It is often said that Atlanta was built around Georgia Tech, and most students feel they experience the best of both worlds - lush green space in the middle of campus and all the advantages of being located in an urban area. I had a great tour and was impressed with the bustling student u...
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A Visit to Agnes Scott

By Sue Luse Location Agnes Scott is located in downtown DeCatur, Georgia, which is part of the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur offers eclectic shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Atlanta is well known for being home to a large number of colleges. OVERVIEW Agnes Scott is an independent national liberal arts college for women and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (...
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A Visit To Emory University

By Sue Luse Location/Overview Emory University is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills Suburb. Students enjoy four distinct seasons with temperate weather most of the school year. Emory's one of the southernmost schools among the nation's top-ranked universities.This institution is recognized for its local and global commitment to service and voluntee...
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