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Date: Apr 23 2004
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After a ten year career in dance, I came to Marlboro College to finish my degree that I had started at a large catholic university. As a returning adult student, I knew that I wanted to go to a small, intense liberal arts college that focused on writing skills and required student self direction. I looked at many places that were all highly rated. Ironically, Marlboro was at the bottom of my list until I visited and realized what an incredibly dynamic and demanding school it was.

My professors guided me through the research process and scrutinized all of my work through microscopic lenses. The tutorial system allowed me to progress intellectually at a very advanced pace. Marlboro gave me the intellectual foundation to be a professor at an exclusive eastern college.

All of the skills learned at Marlboro have given me the confidence to work with students of high calibre.

This school is not for most people. However, I have met brilliant young students who are sparked by the rigorous demands of the school. They go on to fantastic graduate/professional programs. For others, they quickly drop out as they can not maintain the focus required to succeed here. If you love reading and are very independent, you might do well at Marlboro.

questionI think I want to major in anthropology at Marlboro, but I also have a strong interest in communications. Would Marlboro allow me to self-design a major or minor in journalism or a related field?

Also, could you describe a typical student?


commentTo the questioner I'm currently a student at Marlboro and I can tell you that you can design your course of study here. Marlboro operates on the idea that students should study broadly… but with focus. When it comes to Plan work (the big thesis like project every one does) students generally focus on one subject, but this isn't law, simply happenstance.

So while we don't have "majors" we do concentrate on certain fields of study. Two parting thoughts; make sure your okay with a small faculty, you mention an interest in anthropology and communications so you should know that our anthro dept. is comprised of one professor (a good and very accomplished professor, but still) and well… we have no communications dept, but the english faculty are top notch.

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