Choosing the right college is a significant decision, one that sets the stage for your academic journey and personal growth. Among the many factors to consider, the size of a campus can play a pivotal role in shaping your college experience.
This summer, I set out to experience things in the Quad Cities. As an incoming senior with a summer internship at Visit Quad Cities, I took it upon myself to get out and see what’s going on in the place where I live.
Sharing living spaces can be an incredible opportunity for personal growth and lifelong friendships, and it can become a memorable chapter in your life. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges.
Deciding to continue in music through my undergraduate studies has led to wonderfully rewarding experiences. I’ve played the violin since age 6; leaving the instrument behind would have been a major change in my life. Participating in music and the orchestra at Augustana has done wonders for my playing ability and connected me with excellent mentorship, outstanding opportunities, and remarkable new peers and friends.
I love the question "What can a liberal arts college offer my student?”
It’s a great question because parents love the answer: liberal arts colleges provide the learning experiences that produce well-rounded, deeply skilled citizens ready for success in their chosen career while making meaning of life.
As Valentine's Day approaches, we're reflecting on just how much we love the Quad Cities! Not only is our beautiful campus along the banks of the Mississippi River, but it's in one of the four cities that make up the Quad-Cities area.
At the beginning of my college search, I knew exactly what type of school I was looking for: an affordable, far-from-home, academically rigorous liberal arts institution with a small student population, state-of-the-art facilities, plenty of co-curricular activities and invested faculty.
When I went to college in the ’90s, I don’t think “foodie” was a term we used. But, it sure is now. Whether your student is a foodie or not, students deserve good-tasting, wholesome food during their college years.
As your family looks at colleges, I’d like to offer seven questions you will want to ask about dining and food at any school being seriously considered.