What’s not to like about going to college in San Diego? There are several colleges and universities in San Diego to consider: University of California at San Diego [UCSD], University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and San Diego State University.
There’s a vibrancy to San Diego State. It’s a large university with some 28,000 enrolled students. While there are residencies on campus, many students commute.
In October, 2011, when I was over in the UK, I had the opportunity of visiting with a friend and her daughter who is a student at Oxford and who gave me a grand tour of the colleges. Oxford is a university but made up of thirty-eght colleges and six permanent private halls.
One of the truly fascinating aspects about college admissions counseling is becoming aware of colleges and universities of which we have had very little knowledge.
One such school was the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. UCF is the second largest university in enrollment size in the country with 58,000 presently enrolled students [second only to Arizona State].
Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences.
Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline.
There are a lot of great colleges in some really wonderful locations. Some of the University of California schools [San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz] are in stand-out locations. Point Loma Nazarene University is another college in a great location, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But one University that stands out in my mind as far as being in an exquisite location is the University of British Columbia.
Vancouver is one of my favorite cities. It has the Canadian feel but also a strong Chinese influence. And the setting of UBC is breathtaking, as you can see for yourself in the aerial shot of the campus.
I remember touring the campus one time and visiting the UBC Museum of Anthropology and stepping outside to this incredible vista of the Strait of Georgia leading out to the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped mountains in the background. I would have to say it was close to idyllic.
Of course, like all of the schools in the Pacific Northwest, you have to be okay with the Winter and its constant drizzle or rain with occasional sunbreaks. But the University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world by the esteemed Shanghai rankings.
Vancouver is an international city and, if you like skiing, there is world class skiing not far away at Whistler by driving the glorious sea to sky highway built for the Winter Olympics.
UBC is a great school and offers a wide variety of academic programs.
Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont and just down the hill from UVM [the University of Vermont]. Champlain is a small liberal arts college of about 2,000 students and the college has a great view overlooking Lake Champlain. If you’re looking for a small school but one that is located in one of the neatest small cities in the U.S., you might consider Champlain.
Housing seems largely residential Victorian-style [and possibly era] homes, some of which date back…
The campus is contained within three city blocks.