The Top Non-Traditional Colleges in America

<p>According to The Huffington Post, "[s]cattered across the country are colleges where an actual education is paramount, and obtaining that education is often a rigorous and inventive process. We call them "non-traditional colleges," and they're places where students call the shots." They are:</p>

<p>1) Evergreen State
2) College of the Atlantic
3) Naropa University
4) Hampshire
5) The New School
6) Brown
7) Bennington
8) New College of Florida
9) Wesleyan
10) St. Johns (MD, NM)
11) Sarah Lawrence
12) Antioch</p>

<p>The</a> Top NON-TRADITIONAL Colleges (PHOTOS)</p>

<p>I think New College of Florida should definitely be ahead of at least Naropa University, if not top of this list.</p>

<p>Interesting that St. Johns makes it onto this list.
What could be more traditional than a Great Books college where every course is required,
Greek and ballroom dancing are among the requirements, and croquet is the major sport?</p>

<p>Do they have a methodology?</p>

<p>Marlboro College in Vermont definitely belongs on that list. </p>

<p>And is Antioch open for undergraduate? They closed shop a few years ago due to a serious funding gap.</p>

<p>Yeah I thought Antioch closed</p>

<p>Brown and Wesleyan are great schools, but I don't see them as all that "non traditional."</p>

<p>Brown and Wesleyan are not non-traditional</p>

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And is Antioch open for undergraduate? They closed shop a few years ago due to a serious funding gap.

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Yeah I thought Antioch closed

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<p>The story's coverage of Antioch notes: "Though the school closed its doors in 2008, it will reopen in fall 2011."</p>

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2) College of the Atlantic

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I'm extremely pleased to see COA do so well. It's the most environmentally friendly college in the country and has one of the best locations, but it's terribly underrated. It's long been one of my favorite LACs.</p>

<p>The exclusion of Deep Springs seems a significant oversight.</p>

<p>Prescott should be somewhere in there definitely</p>