Cornell College still among “Colleges That Change Lives”

Cornell College is among 40 colleges included in the new edition of the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” which was released Aug. 28.

The book, originally written in 1996 by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, was revised by Hilary Massel Oswald and includes four new colleges. Cornell has been included in the book since the original edition. The book profiles 40 “catalytic” colleges that “outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers.” It gives readers a comprehensive assessment of each school and also includes general advice for the college-bound.

“It’s gratifying to see that our work to provide our students with a world-class liberal arts education is being recognized,” said Jim Brown, interim vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “Inclusion in ‘Colleges That Change Lives’ has helped us attract the best and brightest students not only from Iowa but throughout the region, nation and world.”

Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time (OCAAT) academic calendar. The OCAAT schedule provides students with intellectual immersion, academic focus, and unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship—all without missing out on other classes. Founded in 1853, the college’s entire hilltop campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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