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Top Twenty Signs a Liberal Arts College Is Not Right for You

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Not all colleges and universities are the same, and sometimes students are lured to schools for reasons that have little to do with the institution’s educational approach. Here are some signs that you might not benefit from attending a liberal arts college.

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You don’t understand why anyone would want to learn for the sake of learning. Report Abuse
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You frequently ask, “When am I actually going to need to know this?” Report Abuse
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You’ve spent your entire academic career preparing to sit in a lecture hall filled with 400 students. Report Abuse
Unanswerable dilemmas frustrate you to a point of dysfunction.
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You believe it is unprofessional for a professor to wear jeans to class. Report Abuse
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You dread the idea of relocating to the college green for class meetings on truly gorgeous spring (or autumn) days. Report Abuse
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You will be deeply offended when a professor or classmate uses a “bad word” in class. Report Abuse
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You don’t want your professors checking in to see how you’re doing if you miss a week of classes Report Abuse
Joining a national chapter of a fraternity or sorority, preparing yourself for a single specialized career, or being recruited into the NBA or NFL is your sole motivation for attending college.
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As a science/business/engineering major, you deeply resent being required to take humanities courses. Report Abuse
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You feel that formal business attire is your passport to student success. Report Abuse
The thought of calling your professors by their first names thoroughly creeps you out.
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You interpret requests to “think outside of the box” or “step outside of your comfort zone” as attempts brainwash you with liberal ideology. Report Abuse
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You’re convinced that departmental potlucks and campus-wide service days are covertly intended as your initiation into and training for what will surely be a socialist take-over of the United States. Report Abuse
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You don’t want to go to school where everybody knows your name. Report Abuse
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You prefer a six-digit, as opposed to the four-digit, on-campus phone number. Report Abuse
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You’re appalled that the college does not offer a shuttle service to transport you from the stadium parking lot to your class which is two whole blocks away. Report Abuse
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You don’t understand why there’s a service-learning requirement when you’re already paying to attend college. Report Abuse
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You’re certain that “peer critiquing circles,” “collaborative projects,” and “community involvement” are only including on your syllabus so your professor can have a day off. Report Abuse
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You actually look forward to navigating through the kiosks of at least four fast food chains and a half dozen credit card companies on your way to the library. Report Abuse
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