STUDENT & ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS|Admission Offices
In an era of escalating costs for higher education, COPLAC institutions combine an egalitarian concern for access with academic rigor. The mission is not just to provide higher education for students who otherwise could not afford it, but a high quality liberal arts education commensurate with that offered by North America’s finest private colleges.
Join a distinguished sector in higher education, where student-centered teaching, innovative curricula and student life programming, together with dynamic partnerships across member campuses, afford students the best preparation for a meaningful life and professional career.
Why choose a public liberal arts college?
- Faculty are dedicated to teaching undergraduates
- Classes are small and students receive personal attention and mentoring
- Students work with professors, not graduate assistants
- Leadership and co-curricular opportunities abound
- Emphasis is on civic engagement and service learning
As a student, what is unique about attending a public liberal arts institution?
- Students participate in semester-long exchanges at member campuses and study abroad
- Students publish their research in the online COPLAC undergraduate research journal
- Students present their work at regional undergraduate research conferences
- Students enroll in summer “study-away” seminars at member campuses
There are a total of 26 COPLAC colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Most campuses are located in small towns and cities, while others are located in attractive rural areas. Admissions officers at member institutions can help you to make an informed decision about your choice of college.
If you would like to learn more about the public liberal arts experience, where small class size, close faculty-student interaction, an innovative curriculum, and a commitment to civic engagement are core to the educational mission, please contact the campus of your choice by clicking on the appropriate link below: