Colleges Visited

Blogs on Colleges that Suzanne Luse and Associates Visited.

A Visit to Wesleyan University

By Sue Luse Sue's Impressions Students are very involved and exhibit an abundance of energy and passion. The student body of 2,800 are diverse, curious and incredibly vibrant!  They are busy and very obviously loving every minute of it. On this campus you can feel free to explore what interests you and enjoy being yourself. While all undergraduate students are required to live on campus, y...
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A Visit to Quinnipiac University

By Sue Luse Overview Quinnipiac (in case you're wondering it's pronounced KWIN-uh-pe-ack) is located in Hamden, Connecticut, with 6,200 undergraduate students. There are three campuses: Mount Carmel Campus is home to most of the residence halls, academic buildings, University offices and athletic fields; York Hill Campus, only a 1/2 mile from the Mount Carmel Campus, is home to the Rocky Top ...
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A Visit to Trinity College

By Sue Luse Overview Located in the state capitol city of Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity College looks like a traditional New England liberal arts school.  However they espouse to act in untraditional  ways with groundbreaking programs and staff as well as an urban-global education commitment. Trinity's 100 green-acre campus is dotted with historic buildings. Given it's urban location, the sur...
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A Visit to Fairfield University

By Sue Luse About Fairfield Fairfield University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States.  They promote a holistic approach to education with the intent to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit. They are committed to offering a comprehensive core curriculum, and distinctive living and learning experiences.  Fairfield believes in lifelong learning and the pursuit...
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A Visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta.  It is often said that Atlanta was built around Georgia Tech, and most students feel they experience the best of both worlds - lush green space in the middle of campus and all the advantages of being located in an urban area. I had a great tour and was impressed with the bustling student...
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A Visit to Agnes Scott

By Sue Luse Location Agnes Scott is located in downtown DeCatur, Georgia, which is part of the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur offers eclectic shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Atlanta is well known for being home to a large number of colleges. OVERVIEW Agnes Scott is an independent national liberal arts college for women and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (...
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A Visit To Emory University

By Sue Luse Location/Overview Emory University is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills Suburb. Students enjoy four distinct seasons with temperate weather most of the school year. Emory's one of the southernmost schools among the nation's top-ranked universities.This institution is recognized for its local and global commitment to service and volunteer w...
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A Visit to University of Wisconsin Superior

By Sue Luse Campus Overview The University of Wisconsin Superior is located in Superior, Wisconsin, a city of 27,000 at the western tip of Lake Superior. Many students choose this institution because of its size, small classes, and the the student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.  UW Superior is considered a “hidden gem” in its ability to offer the attributes of a private education at ...
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A Visit to Vanderbilt University

By Sue Luse Overview Vanderbilt University is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville.  The 330 acre campus is home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties and was designated a national arboretum in 1988.  A beautiful, preppy campus with very friendly students.  While the campus is full of activity it maintains a peaceful atmosphere. Vanderbilt offers undergradua...
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A Visit to the College of St. Scholastica

CAMPUS The College of St. Scholastica has a warm, inviting campus with an old fashioned feel set on 180 forested acres overlooking Lake Superior. Students enjoy hundreds of miles of biking and hiking. Located in Duluth, MN, a great college town known for it's vibrant music scene, nightlife and cheap restaurants. The Duluth area is inhabited by 25,000 college students (1/5 of the area's population)...
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A Visit to University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

OVERVIEW The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university. Undergraduate students can choose from 13 bachelor degrees in over 80 majors. UMD consistently ranks among the top midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's “America's Best Colleges” issue. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal ar...
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A Visit to Jacksonville University

Location Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 190-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.  3500 students Demographics Most JU students are from Florida and the southeast...
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A Visit to Florida State University

Florida State University Overall Tallahassee, Florida Beautiful, sprawling campus, lots of huge tees, downtown Tallahassee Tallahassee is the capital, students can walk right into the downtown area Lots of convenient internships 31,000 undergraduate, only 9% from out of state Sports oriented, Florida State Seminoles an ACC powerhouse Lots of fun traditions Great athletic faci...
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A Visit to Flagler College

Flagler College 74 King Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084 904-829-6481 Wonderful location in a tourist town, four miles from the beach Students can walk to all the charming shops and restaurants 2500 students Good teacher education program, specially deaf education Great sports management Only freshman live on campus, the other students live around the campus or on near the bea...
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A Visit to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is the nation's largest historically black university by enrollment,[3] is located in Tallahassee, the Florida state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida. FAMU is also one of Florida's land grant universities. Overview Founded on October 3, 1887, Fl...
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College Spotlight on Northeastern University

A former student of mine, now a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston, wrote a wonderful piece entitled "Why I’m glad I chose Northeastern" for his former high school newspaper. I've posted it in my College Spotlight series College Spotlight on Northeastern University on my website with his permission. For those of you interested in colleges that offer co-op/internship opportunities...
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A Visit to Hamilton

After our visit to St. Lawrence, Tom and I drove down to the beautiful Finger Lakes area in central New York. We made our way to Mirbeau Inn & Spa named "Best for Romance, Cuisine & Yoga!" This inn became our home for three days as we explored the surrounding areas and colleges. Here are my notes and observations about Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York. Clinton Centrally loc...
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A Visit to Syracuse University

Syracuse University is located in the city of Syracuse where you find the arts, shopping, and restaurants.  Lake Onondaga is about 2 miles to the north.  About 40 miles farther to the north is Lake Ontario. 168,000 people live in Syracuse and 700,000 in the metro area.  Syracuse is a private university with 10,000 undergraduates.  It's close to Hancock International Airport.  Syracuse is working t...
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A Visit to St. Lawrence University

Tom and I drove through the beautiful Adirondack Mountains to the charming town of Lake Placid, home to the Winter Olympics. We loved Lake Placid even though lightening knocked out power to Lake Placid and our hotel.  Oh well, better then a flat tire! St Lawrence University, Canton, NY Notes and Impressions... Campus Lovely, historic campus located in the small city of Canto...
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A Visit to Bard College

Bard College is located on the Hudson River in the tiny village of Annandale-on-Hudson in New York.  This is a beautiful area, with lots of outdoor opportunities, and still close to New York City. Campus has varied architecture with an upper and lower campus.  The buildings are spread out with lots of green spaces in between. Impressive science building. The humanities buil...
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A Visit to Skidmore College

Skidmore College is located in Saratoga Springs, NY. In the summer during the racing season  the population triples. Students move in after labor day, when all the tourists have left and have this cute town all to themselves. The movie Sea Biscuit was filmed here.  There’s a big racetrack in town. Skidmore is a mile and a half from downtown.  It’s surrounded by mansions and the North Woo...
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A Visit to Vassar College

by Sue Luse Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, NY, about an hour and a half from NYC, on the Hudson river. The college campus is a combination of old and new architecture with a stunning library and performing arts center. We stayed in the historic town of Rhinebeck, about 20 minutes away. Some notes about Vassar College: Students at Vassar were diverse and from all over No core curriculum ...
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Visiting Colleges in New York

Every September when all our students go back to school, my husband Tom and I hit the road to visit colleges. This year we picked New York! Since my daughter Chelsea lives in Manhattan, we planned a weekend in the City with Chelsea and our dear friends Chris and Lauren. And what a weekend we had! World class restaurants, an eating tour of the Village, two days at the US Open, and the hysterical ov...
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