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This is the list of 40 colleges from a well-known book by Loren Pope, called Colleges that Change Lives. The book focuses on schools that go beyond rankings and myths. It recognizes 40 smaller and less known schools which offer outstanding education and in many instances are a sources of scholarships and individual attention.



Allegheny college – Meadville, Pennsylvania

Clark University – Worcester, Massachusetts

Juniata College – Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Marlboro College – Marlboro, Vermont

Ursinus College – Collegeville, Pennsylvania



Emory and Henry College – Emory, Virginia

Goucher College – Towson, Maryland

Lynchburg College – Lynchburg, Virginia

McDaniel College – Westminster, Maryland



Agnes Scott College – Decatur, Georgia

Birmingham-Southern College – Birmingham, Alabama

Centre College – Danville, Kentucky

Eckerd College – St.Petersburg, Florida

Guilford College – Greensboro, North Carolina

Hendrix College – Conway, Arkansas

Millsaps College – Jackson, Mississippi

New college of Florida – Sarasota, Florida

Rhodes College – Memphis, Tennessee



Beloit College – Beloit Wisconsin

Cornell College – Mount Vernon, Iowa

Denison University – Granville, Ohio

Earlham College – Richmond, Indiana

Hillsdale College – Hillsdale, Michigan

Hope College – Holland, Michigan

Kalamazoo College – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Knox College – Galesburg , Illinois

Lawrence University – Appleton, Wisconsin

Ohio Wesleyan University – Delaware, Ohio

St.Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota

Wabash College – Crawfordsville, Indiana

Wheaton College – Wheaton, Illinois

College of Wooster – Wooster, Ohio



Austin College – Sherman, Texas

St.John’s College – Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland

Southwestern University – Georgetown, Texas



University of Puget Sound – Tacoma, Washington

Reed College – Portland, Oregon

St.Mary’s College of California – Moraga, California

Whitman College – Walla Walla, Washington

Willamette University – Salem, Oregon


January 22, 2015

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