Most Popular Liberal Arts Colleges

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  1. The OC Josh

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    If students could attend any college, where would they go?
    Percentage is the yield for each school.
    Interesting how the percentage of people accepted/appointed that actually go to the college drops off after the academies.
     
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    Don't think I would include USNA, USMA and VMI in a list of Liberal Arts Colleges. Fifty % of their degrees are awarded in the Liberal Arts?
     
  3. sprog

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    For VMI anyway, yes. The majority of degrees are BAs. I'm not sure by how much of a majority, but it's over half, so a majority nonetheless.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    USMA is definitely a Liberal Arts college and they are proud of it.
    I think the Naval powers that be are trying to change USNA.

    OC Josh - in all fairness, the top 4 are all niche schools. They are unique and generally kids only apply there if they intend to go.
     
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    Still don't think they are "Liberal Arts" with a BS Degree at the end. BA is a whole lot different than a BS. Maybe semantics. Most BA graduates don't take Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and other killer courses. If they are proud of it they need some new direction. Maybe "Basket Weaving" can be scheduled for the BA Degree at USNA. If they are trying to change it that much they need to get real.
     
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  6. Zaphod

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    Bachelor of SCIENCE.

    At least as USxA, "Science" still means such things as Chemistry, Physics, EE, and the like.

    Of course, they DO have Political "Science"..... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Liberal Arts colleges award Bachelor of Science Degrees. In fact, there are lots of science majors that are liberal arts majors - chemistry, biology, physics etc. Some colleges offer a BA or a BS in chemistry and biology with the only difference being a foreign languags to fulfill the BA requirement.
    Liberal Arts colleges used to be referred to Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    Engineering majors are also found at some liberal arts colleges - Lafayette is an example. Here as in West Point (and USNA) there are more required liberals arts classes for an engineering major than at a tech school (like Ga Tech).

    Cadets and Mids at West Point and USNA get a healthy dose of both technical science courses and course work in the liberal arts and sciences.
     
  8. sprog

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    This is true for VMI as well. They certainly offer BS degrees in engineering and science disciplines. And, like JAM points out, there are BA and BS programs for math and biology majors.
     

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