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CQA has created the College Discovery Series for our students and families to better understand the multitude of college options across the country and abroad. The college search process can be overwhelming at times, so it is our goal to use this series as a brief tutorial as students complete their comprehensive review with all that is available. Today we start with two lists that have grouped colleges with similar characteristics, Colleges That Change Lives and Colleges That Create Futures. CQA’s College Discovery Series will be regularly sending information that will open your minds to the possibilities.



“Personalized, student-centered experiences are at the heart of every Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) education. While the CTCL member schools all share that mission, they are otherwise very distinctive from one another. Whatever your heart (and mind!) desires, we invite you to search the CTCL colleges to find your very own transformative college experience.”-CTCL Colleges That Change Lives-College List

MIDWEST · Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH · Beloit College, Beloit, WI · Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA · Denison University, Granville, OH · Earlham College, Richmond, IN · Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI · Hiram College, Hiram, OH · Hope College, Holland, MI · Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI · Knox College, Galesburg, IL · Lawrence University, Appleton, WI · Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH · St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN · Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN · Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL · Wooster, College of, Wooster, OH WEST · Saint Mary’s College of CA, Moraga, CA NORTHWEST · The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA · Reed College, Portland, OR · University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA · Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA · Willamette University, Salem, OR NORTHEAST · Allegheny College, Meadville, PA · Clark University, Worcester, MA · Goucher College, Towson, MD · Hampshire College, Amherst, MA · Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA · McDaniel College, Westminster, MD · St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD · Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA SOUTH · Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA · Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL · Centre College, Danville, KY · Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL · Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA · Guilford College, Greensboro, NC · Hendrix College, Conway, AR · Millsaps College, Jackson, MI · New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL · Rhodes College, Memphis, TN · University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA SOUTHWEST · Austin College, Sherman, TX · Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX · St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM


Group 2: Colleges That Create Futures “50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom" “All 50 of the colleges showcased offer superb academics, but what makes them stand out are the programs and services they offer outside the classroom which offer their students real-world experience, collaborative opportunities with faculty, and networking opportunities with alumni, allowing them to graduate with outstanding job opportunities or acceptance to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions.” -The Princeton Review

Colleges That Create Futures-College List

· Alma College, Alma, MI

· Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

· Babson College, Wellesley (Babson Park), MA

· Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

· CUNY-Hunter College, New York, NY

· Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

· College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

· College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

· Columbia University, New York, NY

· DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

· Drew University, Madison, NJ

· Duke University, Durham, NC

· Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

· George Washington Univ, Washington DC

· Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

· Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

· Haverford College, Haverford, PA

· Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

· Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

· Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

· New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

· Northeastern University, Boston, MA

· Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

· Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

· Pomona College, Claremont, CA

· Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

· Rice University, Houston, TX

· Rochester Inst. of Tech., Rochester, NY

· Smith College, Northampton, MA

· St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

· Stanford University, Stanford, CA

· SUNY-Binghamton Univ., Binghamton, NY

· Stevens Inst. of Tech., Hoboken, NJ

· Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

· Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

· Univ of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA

· University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

· University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

· University of Houston, Houston, TX

· University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

· University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

· Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

· University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

· Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

· Villanova University, Villanova, PA

· Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

· Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N

· Washington Univ, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

· Worcester Polytechnic Inst, Worcester, MA

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