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Liberal Arts College (Plan# LAC)

*** Special announcement - Albright College (PA) is a long term partner with Litz USA, they offer scholarship to Litz's students. Over the past 20+ years, this renowned Liberal Arts college in the North Eastern region have sent many of our students to the Top 60 Universities via the "2+2" transfer method. For details, please call us on +852-23919713 or click on the picture below: 

Albright College - Scholarship & Top 60 Transfer

When it comes to attention in the press, small liberal arts schools take a back seat to the large universities with huge alumni bases and well-known athletic programs. You’ll hear names such as Stanford, Notre Dame and University of Michigan in addition to the Ivy League schools.

What you don’t hear about is the small private liberal arts colleges. What most people don’t know is the long history of providing personal attention to students and producing some the most successful college graduates on consistent basis.

Small Colleges that Change Lives and Make a Big Difference

Most liberal arts colleges are private schools located in small towns across the U.S. and typically have less than 2,500 students enrolled. The majority of these students will live on campus for all 4 years with their peers.

These schools are mostly found east of the Mississippi River. Many of them were founded near the early American settlements, often in association with early churches.

Despite there being over one thousand colleges and universities in the USA, less than 200 of these institutions are private liberal arts colleges. Their graduates only make up 4 percent of all not-for-profit.

And, even though these schools produce a small number of graduates each year, these graduates account for a much higher percentage of important roles in business, education and society, including nine percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and 23 percent of US Presidents!

Small Classes focusing on Education (not Research)

The educational experience is defined by intimate class sizes and direct interaction with full-time professors whose time is dedicated to education, not research. The lack of graduate research (most of these small schools provide only undergraduate programs), enables professors to engage students directly on a regular basis. You won’t find teaching assistants running sessions on these campuses.

Although the numbers vary by school, the average class size is 18 students. What this means for students is that if they have a question, they can ask it in class and, by doing so, may generate the next level of average-class-size learning by starting a class discussion that takes a deeper look at the topic. This is in stark contrast to sitting in a lecture hall with hundreds of students, while the professor goes through his standard lecture on the topic.

Knowing each other means Good Connectivity

The small class size also means that, not like students at large universities, liberal arts college students usually get to know their fellow students and professors well.  Because of this, students will often connect with their peers and faculty outside the classroom, whether throwing the Frisbee around campus or sitting down for a cup of coffee.

Even in higher education, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Large schools now look to emulate the special experience that liberal arts college students get. Some large universities are creating “honors colleges” that include smaller class sizes, dedicated housing areas and a teaching staff focused on the undergraduate program.

A Practical Education for a Shifting Global Economy

Much has been written about the need for  more vocational education so that a graduate’s first job out of school is a better paying job. This dangerous notion assumes that starting salary is the best measure of an education and disregards the value of an education that positions students for long term career success.

A liberal arts education develops students into life-long learners. The average person will change jobs 11 times in their career and each change brings new technology, challenges and learning opportunities.

Employers’ surveys show they want graduates who know how to read, write and critically analyze information. They should be about to communicate in both verbal and written form and work well in teams. They should have a strong work ethic and be able to work through a detailed and difficult project from beginning to end.

In addition, in our now “flattened world,” exposure to other cultures is now critical to success. To complete a 4 year education within the borders of one state is to waste an opportunity to learn about other countries and how global economies are now intricately connected. For many liberal arts schools, an experience abroad is woven into the college experience.

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