Outlandish college courses: The Dirty Dozen for private (non-Ivy League) schools

Despite the nearly laughable price tags, there are many terrific reasons to attend a private undergraduate school. Classes are often smaller; the atmosphere is usually more intimate and exclusive; professors frequently know students by their first names; even the campuses seem somehow more collegiate. For many of the same reasons, though, private schools seem to have an easier time indoctrinating students. Agendas vary quite a bit, of course. At Westmont College in Southern California, for example, where students must attend chapel three times a week, it’s fair to say that the school actively promotes Christianity. more

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