My junior D wants to major in graphic design and minor in contemporary worship music. She is a practicing Catholic, yet attends a Lutheran high school, non demon bible study groups and leads worship in various denominations.
We are having a hard time finding a fit for her at colleges that have her major and minor. Last summer we visited Biola and she loved it immediately. We met with a representative in the Honors College and he made an anti-Catholic comment in our interview. We also read a blog written by a Catholic student that expressed her unhappiness and perceived persecution by several of her professors. During a meeting with the admissions staff, I asked if they would be willing to put us in touch with a Catholic student who could talk to my daughter about where to attend mass, worship opportunities, etc. they were unable/unwilling to do that.
Next we visited LMU. As a Catholic university, it should have been a slam dunk. Unfortunately, other than the chapel in the middle of the campus, we didn't see much of anything Christian on campus. When we went to the book store, they had Cosmo, but not a single bible. The book store manager told me "they don't sell well."
She also visited Cedarville in Ohio for worship band camp. While there she took a tour through the admissions office. The tour guide indicated that there are no Catholic students there and that she thought it would "uncomfortable" for them there.
So we are still looking at schools to add to her list. 4.0 unweighted,her ACT is 29, she takes the most rigorous classes her school offers, has tons of EC and work experience. Schools that we have researched that have her major and minor and she is looking at include:
Point Loma Nazarene
Some of these schools have not great stats. In a perfect world I would like her to find a college that has her programs that is welcoming and ecumenical and academically respected and rigorous. Is there such school? Thank you in advance!