Smallest Four Year Colleges

When students begin thinking about their education after high school there are many things that they need to consider. What do they want to major in? What do they want to do with their degree? Do they want to stay close to home or do they want to experience a new place? Is studying abroad something they would want to think about doing? What schools offer the credentials that they need? Do the schools that they are looking at have any rules that freshmen are expected to follow? One question that you may not have thought about is whether or not you want to attend a large or small campus. Some people like the proximity of the smaller schools and feel that they may do better in a smaller environment. This article will look at some of the nation's smallest four year colleges. By researching some of these schools, you might be able to decide which type of school is best for you.

Located just north of the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex is the Texas town Sherman. Located in this city is the 70 acre private college, Austin College. Austin College was founded in 1849 by the Presbyterian Church as a private, co- educational college. They focus on educating students in liberal arts and sciences. Austin College boasts high graduate school acceptance rates, over 70 student organizations, and fraternities and sororities in order to get the students involved. They also stay closely related to the church and pride themselves on being a close nit community.

The Bennett College for Women is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a historically black women's college. Their hope is to continue to offer excellent academic programs as well as provide women the opportunity to become empowered individuals. The social programs of the school focus on academic and feminist topics. Also the school was formed by the Methodist church so they offer many religious activities.

Keeping up with the other religious schools on the list is the College of the Ozarks. This school is located in Point, Lookout Missouri and was founded in the Presbyterian tradition. At this school students are not charged tuition, however they are expected to work every semester on campus to earn their education. They discourage their students from incurring debt, so they discourage students from participating in any government loan programs.

Probably one of the more recognizable colleges on this list is Georgetown College. Georgetown boasts being a Christian, liberal arts College that combines historical Baptist tradition to the educational learning of all of the students. They offer over 70 majors, minors, and academic programs. Also this school was just recently named a “Top Producer of Fulbright Award Recipients”.

There are many schools on this list. If you decide that you do want to attend a small school, your first step would need to be researching the schools to make sure that they are accredited colleges and offer the degree that you are looking to obtain. After you check all of the credentials you will be able to find the best accredited school that best suits your needs.