Liberal Arts in the South

<p>Are there any? If so why not? I mean I have no clue what I want to do when I am older but I just love the southern weather.</p>

<p>There are plenty. Give us some more criteria. I like Davidson, Centre, Washington and Lee, Furman, Hendrix, Rhodes, Southwestern and Austin Colleges but I can name at least twenty more great schools not counting some wonderful small uni's..</p>

<p>I mean like in Georgia and Florida? haha is that better criteria?, I duno I'm not like any student here, I'm more of a B+/A- student, 1150 on SAT (yeah i know). Umm I guess that's it.</p>

<p>Look at Presbyterian in South Carolina, Maryville in Tenn. (both near Ga. LOL.) Mercer, Berry in Georgia. Flagler, Eckerd in Florida. That should get you started. All might be interesting to you..</p>

<p>hey C-mudge:</p>

<p>since when do the words 'liberal' and 'arts' go into the same sentence south of the Mason Dixon Line? :rolleyes:</p>

<p>hahaha, good point. That's a reason why I thought there werent many.</p>

<p>Yeah, yeah. That's too easy. Pick on something else.</p>

<p>Actually, you might be surprised. D is receiving several pieces of mail from Wesleyan in Macon, Georgia. It is very diverse and appears quite "interesting" . Hendrix is anything but conservative. Most of the schools on my lists are moderate or at least more liberal than the state they are located.</p>

<p>Curmudgeon - you stole the words right out of my mouth about Hendrix. It does seem to have a very liberal student body and for that reason keeps popping off and on my daughter's list. Another school with a pretty liberal student body is Guilford in North Carolina. In Florida, check out Eckerd, Rollins, and Stetson, they're perhaps more middle of the road, but hardly "bastions of conservatism" either.</p>

<p>I like Warren Wilson especially good for students who are interested in community service work.
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<p>ok, ok, I agree, cheap shot. </p>

<p>But, after spending time on the BWRk thread, and getting massively depressed, I was hoping for a pick-me-up from some C-mudge wisdom, i..e, art = a branding iron, or some such.</p>

<p>Oglethorpe, in Atlanta, might fit the bill. It is small, has a very pretty campus, and although a "university", has a LAC feel. Don't know if you are male or female-- if female, add Agnes Scott to the list. If the SATs rise a bit, add Emory (also a smaller university- so can feel like a LAC). Elon University in NC, another small university, is also gaining in popularity.</p>

<p>Don't think anyone has mentioned Sewanee, The University of the South. Sewanee just had its 24th Rhodes Scholar this last year. Ranked by US News as a top liberal arts college and best value. Other information, borrowed from Sewanee-cyberspace:
About Sewanee
The University of the South, or Sewanee as it is more popularly known, is home to one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and a seminary of the Episcopal Church. Since its founding, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University has graduated 24 Rhodes Scholars, 34 Watson Fellows, and 24 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, while the institution’s School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.</p>

<p>The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes a 10,000-acre campus, provides an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect, and has, over its history, become a meeting place for some of America’s most respected literary figures. In addition to its traditionally strong curriculum in the humanities, Sewanee is fast becoming known for its science programs including the unique interdisciplinary Landscape Analysis Laboratory. But, whether a student is interested in arts or sciences, Sewanee provides a challenging, but nurturing environment that helps all achieve their very best.</p>

<p>What about Rollins in the Orlando area.</p>

<p>Though not a small school, how about UNC-Chapel Hill--traditionally a very liberal student body and faculty. What was it Jesse Helms once said about UNC--that instead of opening a zoo in NC, 'they should just put a chain link fence around UNC instead..' something like that. Hey...if Jesse hates it ...</p>

<p>Sewanee is WAY too southern for someone who doesn't know if there are any LACs in the south. I second the vote for Emory though.</p>

<p>Emory is a great school, but it might be a reach with an 1150 SAT. YOu've got a lot of good suggestions here, though. I believe someone mentioned Berry College, in Rome, Ga. It is just about an hour northwest of Atlanta.</p>

<p>Greensleeves, you may be right about that. I recall that you and your mom visited Sewanee, or were thinking about that. I am a former mid-westerner, born, though, in NY, and I didn't find the southern aspect off-putting.</p>

<p>There is Furman and Clemson (S. Carolina) and both are really fine !!</p>

<p>Barton College in Wilson, NC is a good one. Even Student Reviews have good things to say about it. That's where I'm going.</p>

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<p>No we didn't actually go visit Sewanee, but it is a familiar school.</p>

<p>A friend's junior son is seriously considering Mercer University - does anyone know much about it? He was quite enthusiastic, and it sounded like it might be a school to keep in mind for my son.</p>