Liberal arts colleges in the United States

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    Liberal Arts

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    To Be or Not to Be Educated Colleges and universities, or more importantly an educational degree in the liberal arts, in today’s society is an important necessity that can help determine students’ goals and future in life. Maybe even calling these institutions or the educational system life itself can be called an understatement. However, there is no doubt that for some people in any part of the world they would risk everything they have in order to receive high-level education and use it to perform better for their future and live a comfortable lifestyle at the same time. But for some people even though they would like to receive a formal educational degree they cannot afford it thus possibly failing in earning a livelihood. There are however,…

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    Swarthmore Case Study

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    There is not a rational reason why, Lafayette College had phased 8 percent increases every year for online publications, but we did and we had to pay them. Those kind of costs, laboratory equipment and all of the things that go into producing outstanding educational opportunities and research, all of it is growing in rates in excess of inflation and in excess of the basic revenue sources the institution has. The third reason that costs are continuing to rise, is perhaps slightly more…

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    Financially Planning for College (a.k.a crushing dreams) To get a decent paying job in the United States, college is a requirement. However, a quality education that would lead to a higher paying job isn’t always affordable to students across the country. I myself am facing the same daunting question of ‘how do I pay for college’. College loans are a crippling factor when it comes to financially planning the rest of one’s life. Many are finding it difficult to repay their debt. So the trick is…

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    As many high school upperclassmen begin the search for colleges, one of the biggest things a student will look at is whether or not they are up to par with the admissions requirements. Many factors play into these requirements such as grade point average (GPA), extracurricular activities, community involvement, maybe even an essay, however, the most daunting requirements for these students is the section that reads “Test Scores.” Standardized test scores are used to weed out applicants and scare…

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    health and function again. Nurses have incredible science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) like skills that are very useful in health-care facilities. Liberal arts helps in terms of developing skills that are more applicable in everyday life that are still creates an impact in high educated occupations like nursing. Humes (2012), a professor of creative writing at the University of Victoria, lists the certain types of skills that develop though liberal arts courses: “…critical…

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    Student Attending College

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    Is attending college still significant to today’s society, or has its importance decreased? A numerous amount of the population believes that college is monumental nonetheless; it unlocks doors and opportunities, and permits students with countless advantages. However, further education can be expensive. A considerable amount of students go into debt by being unable to pay back student loans. Attending college can be a financial burden for many individuals. Some ways for students to attend…

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    Arts Vs Liberal Arts

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    According to the Washington Post in 2010, only twenty-seven percent of individuals actually use their college degree on a daily basis (“Only 27 Percent of College Grads Have a Job Related to Their Major”). Taking this fact into consideration, an individual should be more interested in learning how to develop and improve himself or herself rather than simply pass the classes. The benefit to studying at a liberal arts college is that it “ is not intended to prepare or certify students for specific…

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    What is Liberal Arts College? Who would even go to tiny bity schools that call themselves colleges for a degree? These were the questions that I was frequently asked by my friends while applying for colleges. These big university braggers stated that I will not have a future after Liberal Arts College. One of the universal opinions about Liberal Arts College is a type of fancy colleges for liberal and artsy students, whose parents are rich and have million spare money. After being in a Liberal…

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    we’ve dissected the idea of enlightenment with Hume and Kant, and we’ve touched on religion and the value of a liberal education in our last few texts. However, the topic that I have wrestled with the most this semester is the idea of a liberal education, and its relationship to the Gadamerian concepts of Bildung, Erfahrung, and spiel. As a student at one of the top liberal arts schools in the country, it is almost a necessity that I believe in the power of a liberal education. Personally,…

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    Ungar and his Liberal Arts Degree Sanford J. Ungar, the writer of “The New Liberal Arts”, argues that a liberal arts degree isn’t as questionable of a decision as believed to be. He trusts that a smaller independent college is a much more intimate setting where students continue learning habits that only better their mentality in terms of education and personality and will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives. More specifically Ungar believes that attending a liberal arts school…

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