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Liberal Arts: A Well-Rounded Education

At the center of a liberal arts education is the education of the whole student. The focus is about gaining an education, not necessarily about preparing for a career. There is also a small, community-based feel that is very important to the understanding of this type of learning. This means that most liberal arts colleges cap their enrollment around 2,000 so that the student-to-teacher ratio is kept low.

The appeal of the liberal arts college for many is the wideness of the education they offer. The idea is to give the student a well-rounded learning experience that offers access to a number of different areas. Instead of the students being slotted into a specific course of study, the students are encouraged to take courses in a number of different areas.

Many of the same subjects are offered at liberal arts colleges as at larger universities. The difference is access to classes and subjects. Instead of taking a few courses from a certain area, the liberal arts college will see that classes are taken for a good mix of subjects.

Another appeal for the liberal arts college is the community feel for the students. Being a resident on campus is important to the education. A collaborative approach to learning is often encouraged. This goes beyond the students as most liberal arts colleges are part of a larger group of colleges.

As these smaller liberal arts colleges form a group, they broaden their offerings to the students. This can be a reason to consider the liberal arts college that you select. Finding a college that is part of a larger group of participating colleges, opens up the opportunity for access to other classes that may not be offered at your college of choice.

There are both private and public liberal arts colleges. Tuition is less at a public liberal arts college, but the ratio of student to teacher will most likely be higher. But this does not mean a compromise in education. Attending a school that is a good match for your needs is more important.

Directory of Liberal Arts Colleges

Unification Theological Seminary
30 Seminary Dr, Barrytown, NY 12507.
Unification Theological Seminary Phone Number(845) 752-3000 146.39 mile
Ellis School of Nursing
1101 Nott St, Schenectady, NY 12308.
Ellis School of Nursing Phone Number(518) 243-4471 146.71 mile
Union College
807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308.
Union College Phone Number(518) 388-6000 146.71 mile
Union Graduate College
80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308.
Union Graduate College Phone Number(518) 631-9900 146.71 mile
Bard College
PO Box 5000, ANNANDALE, NY 12504.
Bard College Phone Number(845) 758-6822 145.42 mile
Modern Welding School
1842 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304.
Modern Welding School Phone Number(518) 374-1216 145.42 mile
Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Culinary Institute of America Phone Number(845) 452-9600 149.11 mile
Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care
1723 U.S. 9W, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care Phone Number(845) 255-0013 149.11 mile
Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy
1723 U.S. 9W, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy Phone Number(845) 691-2547 149.11 mile
John Paolo's Xtreme Beauty Institute/Goldwell Product Artistry
2144 Saratoga Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
John Paolo's Xtreme Beauty Institute/Goldwell Product Artistry Phone Number(518) 583-3700 146.89 mile
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Cir, Albany, NY 12203.
Excelsior College Phone Number(518) 464-8500 140.53 mile
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203.
The College of Saint Rose Phone Number(518) 454-5111 140.53 mile
Branford Hall Career Institute-Albany Campus
500 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205.
Branford Hall Career Institute-Albany Campus Phone Number(518) 456-4464 140.29 mile

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