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Improve Yourself, Contribute to Your Community

Studying the liberal arts helps students grow personally, impact their communities, and take leadership roles throughout their careers.

Want to make meaningful connections while getting your degree? On a smaller campus, it’s often easier for students to build strong relationships with professors and peers. And the majority of students at private colleges say their institutions support their academic and personal success.

Want to see the world? Students at private colleges are more likely to study abroad than those at public institutions.
   
Want to make a difference in your community? Students at private colleges are more likely to vote and to volunteer than young people in the population at large.
  • Liberal Arts Students Are Engaged Citizens

    77% of 18- to 24-year old private college students are registered to vote, compared to 53% of all 18- to 24-year olds.

  • Community Service

    Community Service

  • Support to Thrive Socially
    Students who attend private colleges are more likely than their peers at public universities to say that their campus provides them with support to thrive socially.
  • Study Abroad
    Private colleges and universities encourage students to experience diverse cultures and peoples through study-abroad programs.
 

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