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    Colleges and Universities We Need to Know About

    Sarah's engineering query and the bit about the hygienist's tip got me to thinking. One of the things I struggle with is realizing how much *I don't know and can't possibly learn on my own* before my oldest starts picking schools to investigate. Then I had this idea-what if we pooled our resources and shared what we know and are finding that might be easy for others to overlook? I've learned about two non-traditional colleges in the last year that I'd never heard of before. I'll share those and maybe, as others of you have time, you can share some gems we might overlook as well. It sure can't hurt, right?

    American College of the Building Arts, Charleston, SC (liberal arts/master-craftsman fusion program, tiny)
    https://acba.edu/

    Webb Institute, Glen Cove, NY
    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (also tiny)
    https://www.webb.edu/
    (I think Melanie L tipped me off on this one?)

    Lastly, the Classical Learning Test has a great list of schools that partner to accept their scores:
    https://www.cltexam.com/colleges
    Those that offer CLT-specific scholarships: https://www.cltexam.com/scholarships

    Knowing each other's alma mater could help as well...both of us went to Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. I have a BA in Bible with minors in English and Greek. My husband studied social work.
    Last edited by pickandgrin; 06-03-2019, 02:29 PM.
    Festina lentē,
    Jessica P

    2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
    12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
    10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
    7th • HLN & Home
    4th • HLN & Home
    Me: Third Form Summer Intensive MPOA

    Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

    #2
    My alma mater is Houghton College in western NY. It's an excellent liberal arts school known for music and pre-med. Others I am familiar with because friends' kids go there are Liberty U., Regent U., Patrick Henry College and Grove City College.
    Last edited by Sugarbelle; 06-03-2019, 08:26 AM.
    DS, 15, 10th grade
    DS, 12, 7th grade

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      #3
      Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
      Knowing each other's alma mater could help as well...both of us went to Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
      University of Florida, B.A. Classical Languages -- Go Gators!!

      Interestingly though, I started as an engineering major intending to pursue biomed engineering. That's a very long story...
      Amanda - Mama to three crazy boys, teacher at St. Dominic Latin (FFL, TFL, 4FL, Traditional Logic 1&2), Memoria College student

      2021-2022
      9th grade - a mix of MPOA, Vita Beata, Lukeion, and AOPS
      8th grade - 8M with modifications
      4th grade - 4A

      "Non nisi te, Domine. Non nisi te" - St. Thomas Aquinas

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        #4
        Baylor University and my husband Oakland University

        My first cousin (and I think his wife as well) went to Lipscomb and he loved it.
        Dorinda

        Plans for 2021-2022
        15th year homeschooling, 12th year with Memoria Press
        DD College Freshman
        DS 10th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata Greek Dramas
        DS 8th grade - Vita Beata Literature
        DS 3rd grade - Vita Beata Literature, Right Start F, First Form Latin

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          #5
          University of Illinois
          me - Speech Comm/pre-med
          dh - Psych (for aviation) with Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations. He was going to be a pilot, and there was no degree in that back then; so standard practice was to get a psych major while pursuing aviation “on the side.”

          dd - starting Wheaton College in the fall

          Friends kids have gone/considering:
          Hampden Sydney (all male), James Madison, St. Vincent’s, Christendom, Liberty U, Franciscan U, UVA, Virginia Tech, USAFA, and VMI.

          We’ve also had several of our friends’ kids enlist in the Air Force and the Navy, and one who is now a cloistered nun in Linden, VA. And friends from college went into the Sisters for Life in NY, and the Dominicans in Nashville and Ann Arbor.

          AMDG,
          Sarah
          Last edited by KF2000; 06-03-2019, 05:50 AM.
          2020-2021
          16th Year HSing; 10th Year with MP
          DD, 19, Homeschool grad; college sophomore
          DS, 17
          DD, 15
          DD, 13
          DD, 11
          DD, 9
          DD, 7
          +DS+
          DS, 2

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            #6
            My college experience was nothing exciting. I graduated from UMSL with honors in Psych and started the process for Masters/Doctoral program in Neuro Psych. Then husband and first baby happened, the rest is history I don't think I can recommend my alma mater, nor would I send my children there. The education I received was fine, but the atmosphere is not where I want my children to be..at least it wasn't many moons ago.

            Wyoming Catholic College is on the list for son..IF he can earn some scholarships and it makes financial sense. Anyone know of more comparable colleges to this?

            He is also discerning the call to the priesthood. NET team, youth ministry, military chaplain, are also on his radar. He is also very interested and talented in craftsman type of work so I'll be checking out ACBA..so cool! Thanks, Jessica! We shall see where the good Lord leads him!
            Katie

            DS 17: Senior!
            DD 14: 10th
            DD 10: 6th
            Twin DD's 8: 3rd
            Mix of MP, Co-op, TAN and traveling the U.S

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              #7
              My alma mater is Christendom College ('97-'00, History major; wasn't able to do my senior year due to finances)

              Other schools on our radar:

              Liberal Arts
              • Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire
              • Wyoming Catholic

              Design
              • College for Creative Studies, Detroit

              Trade & Mechanics
              • MacPherson College, Kansas (only school with a 4-year Bachelor's Program in Automotive Restoration!)
              • Just found out about this one yesterday -- it's a residential trade school for Catholic men! Trade curriculum, humanities curriculum, and 4 year apprenticeship with sponsor companies. They're hoping to open in 2020. We're definitely keeping an eye on it with our oldest.
                https://www.harmelacademy.org/
              Jennifer
              Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

              DS17: MP, MPOA, HSC
              DS16: MP, MPOA, HSC
              DS14: MP, MPOA
              DS12: Finishing SC 4 >> Moving on to mix of SC 5/6 & 7/8
              DD10: Finishing 3A >> Moving on to miix of 5M and SC7/8
              DD8: SC3
              DD6: MPK

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                #8
                Oh my that new one is in Grand Rapids! That is so exciting. Not a live at home thing, but certainly not a bad distance.
                Dorinda

                Plans for 2021-2022
                15th year homeschooling, 12th year with Memoria Press
                DD College Freshman
                DS 10th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata Greek Dramas
                DS 8th grade - Vita Beata Literature
                DS 3rd grade - Vita Beata Literature, Right Start F, First Form Latin

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post
                  Oh my that new one is in Grand Rapids! That is so exciting. Not a live at home thing, but certainly not a bad distance.
                  I know!! It's only 1-1/2 hours from us and their curriculum looks AMAZING!
                  Jennifer
                  Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

                  DS17: MP, MPOA, HSC
                  DS16: MP, MPOA, HSC
                  DS14: MP, MPOA
                  DS12: Finishing SC 4 >> Moving on to mix of SC 5/6 & 7/8
                  DD10: Finishing 3A >> Moving on to miix of 5M and SC7/8
                  DD8: SC3
                  DD6: MPK

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                    #10
                    OH! Mom2mthj I didn't want to get caught in edit-limbo so I'm posting this separately: the target tuition, room, board is $16,000/yr!!!
                    Jennifer
                    Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

                    DS17: MP, MPOA, HSC
                    DS16: MP, MPOA, HSC
                    DS14: MP, MPOA
                    DS12: Finishing SC 4 >> Moving on to mix of SC 5/6 & 7/8
                    DD10: Finishing 3A >> Moving on to miix of 5M and SC7/8
                    DD8: SC3
                    DD6: MPK

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                      #11
                      My alma mater is also the University of Illinois:

                      BS Chemistry - Chemistry dept was #5 in the nation at that time
                      BA Economics

                      Husband:

                      NROTC
                      BS Civil Engineering - Engineering Dept was (and remains) #4 in the nation behind MIT, CalTech, and Stanford; tied with GA Tech


                      We both went on to get Masters degrees, but I'll confine my comments to undergrad programs.


                      Even though I became a Catholic on campus through the Newman Center, I would not recommend UIllinois as a Christian community. It is, of course, possible to make such a huge school smaller by creating a group of friends and clubs that "make" the college experience. UIllinois had the largest Greek system in the USA when I attended, so do with that what you will.


                      When applying to college, we encouraged our kids to select three schools, minimum: A Safe school (easily within reach), a Reach/Dream school, and a Catholic school. Some of my kids applied to more than that, but the formula served all of them well for selection and variety.


                      I haven't seen the University of Dallas mentioned yet. It's considered an orthodox Catholic school with an emphasis on STEM. I have a good homeschooling friend who graduated her youngest from there (Physics) and he is in Seminary now to become a priest. He is so far ahead of his classmates in Latin that he had to sit out a few semesters so he wouldn't wreck the curve for the other seminarians, ha, ha.





                      One Hack I'll share with you that worked well for my daughter was to select a Common App essay question that she answered with a Christian viewpoint, then proceeded to select Common App Christian colleges and universities from the long list of schools which now accept the Common App. She was accepted to every university she applied to (Christian) except for the one, secular State U. Hilarious.




                      Jen
                      DS, 27 yrs, graduated from MIT (Aerospace)

                      DS, 25 yrs, graduated from SIU's School of Business, ENGAGED!

                      DD, 22 yrs, graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; 2nd grade teacher.

                      DS, 12 yrs, 8th grade; attends a private classical school, 7th - 12th.

                      All homeschooled for some/all of their K-12 education.

                      Me: retired after 16 years of continuous homeschooling. Ahhh....

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                        #12
                        My husband and I are both graduates of the University of Dallas. He graduated in ‘92 with BA in History and I graduated in ‘98 with BS in Chemistry. It is certainly on our list of considerations for our children and we remain engaged with the university.

                        Neither of us went for further degrees but I had started for nursing when the children finally began to arrive.
                        Regards, Hollie Hoped for 2021/22: DD 2003 - 12; MPOA Austen Lit, Henle I, Senior Thesis DS 2004 - 12; MPOA Tolkien Lit, Christian Latin DS 2006- 9; VideoText Algebra, MPOA: 4FL, HS Comp I DD 2007 - 9, MPOA Common Topic; CTC Math DD 2008- 8A/9; MPOA Henle 1, Common Topic; CTC Math DD 2011 - Core 5 DS 2015- cruising through K over summer, 1st grade in Fall DS 2020 - learning and teaching every day! Using MP complete since 2016-17; bits and pieces for many years previous

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jen1134 View Post
                          [*]Just found out about this one yesterday -- it's a residential trade school for Catholic men! Trade curriculum, humanities curriculum, and 4 year apprenticeship with sponsor companies. They're hoping to open in 2020. We're definitely keeping an eye on it with our oldest.
                          https://www.harmelacademy.org/[/LIST]
                          Whoa!! This is AMAZING! This would be absolutely perfect for my son if he goes the craftsman/ trade route. Thanks for sharing!
                          Katie

                          DS 17: Senior!
                          DD 14: 10th
                          DD 10: 6th
                          Twin DD's 8: 3rd
                          Mix of MP, Co-op, TAN and traveling the U.S

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                            #14
                            I can see it now-their entire freshman class made up of Memoria Press kids. Ha!
                            Festina lentē,
                            Jessica P

                            2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
                            12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
                            10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
                            7th • HLN & Home
                            4th • HLN & Home
                            Me: Third Form Summer Intensive MPOA

                            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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                              #15
                              Art and Design:
                              Savannah College of Art and Design/SCAD in GA.
                              S was accepted here but finances made it prohibitively out of reach. This is THE school for what they teach, if you can afford it. Disney and other studios recruit heavily from here.

                              U of Texas- Dallas
                              Has a smaller design department under ATEC. Housing is a major issue as they have a huge shortage for transfer kids, like my son. Freshmen are guaranteed housing.
                              The Homeschool Grads:
                              J- 6/96
                              S- 11/98

                              Still Homeschooling:
                              G- 4/04 (mild ASD/mild intellectual delay)
                              D- 5/05
                              F- 7/08 (my only girl)

                              New Homeschooler:
                              M- 9/16

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