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Gordon College

As an intentional Christian community, Gordon serves students from a wide range of backgrounds who embrace the College’s broadly evangelical identity and desire an experience that combines an exceptional liberal arts education with an informed Christian faith. We retain a commitment to integrating faith and learning, a heritage once embraced by many institutions, such as our neighbor in Boston, Harvard University—the first institution of higher learning in the United States. Gordon also remains committed to the power of a liberal arts education to hone qualities most sought by employers—the ability to think holistically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively and—even more importantly—to act morally.
Our primary responsibility is to prepare students for the long haul, to make them spiritually, intellectually, relationally and professionally ready for a lifetime of growth—from the first job out of college and beyond, into fields not yet existing. In a time when individuals are likely to switch occupations (not just employers) over the course of a career, a strong liberal arts education offers flexibility and agility.
Our mission is the foundation of all we do

Goshen College

Goshen College is a small liberal arts college that has a large life. We are in Goshen, Indiana and our programs in Computing Science, Information Technology and informatics is a positive response to the world today. Does neural networking, machine learning and game development invoke excitement and curiosity in you? Are you passionate about creating technology to support human and social good? Then you might want to look closer at Goshen College’s Computing Science, Information Technology or Informatics programs.
We are small, but mighty.  Our program embraces Human Centered Computing, computing for the good of Humanity and other ecologies. We have courses in accessibility programming, where we create software and hardware for persons with disabilities.  We participate in the Association of Computing Machinery’s Computation Competition every October.  In 2016, we came in 5th at the site, and 101st in the region, and it was only our second year in the competition.
Quality, not quantity.  Our professor to student ratio makes the quality education possible. We also match students with real world paid internships in the technology fields.  Goshen College has a strong woman core in Computing Science and Information Technology. Students can also choose to participate in the Maple Scholars Program, where Computing Science and Information Technology students take on a special project and work closely with a professor. If you are a woman who codes, Goshen College is the place to be!

Goucher College

Goucher College is dedicated to a liberal arts education that prepares students within a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry, creativity, and critical and analytical thinking.

The college's principal objectives are to help each student master significant areas of knowledge and skills while developing an appreciation for individual and cultural diversity, a sense of social responsibility and a system of personal and professional ethics.

Goucher believes these goals are best achieved in an environment that responds to students both as individuals and as members of multiple groups. Accordingly, education at Goucher is based on an expanding sense of community--a community where discourse is valued and practiced, where students attend small classes and interact closely with faculty and one another, and where students can participate in and lead extracurricular programs.

Governors State University

GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world. GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts. GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

Grand View University

Grand View is a not-for-profit liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees.  It is a private institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded more than 100 years ago in 1896, Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts–grounded curriculum in Des Moines, Iowa, a metropolitan area of more than half a million people. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds. 

Green River College

Green River College is a public college where students from all over the world come together to learn, grow and enrich their lives. Green River’s main campus, founded in Auburn’s Lea Hill neighborhood in 1965, stretches over 180 acres of beautifully forested land. Branch campuses, located in downtown AuburnKent and Enumclaw, bring the college’s unique educational experiences to local communities.
At Green River, students can choose from a wide variety of Applied Bachelor's Degreestransfer degreescareer and technical educationpre-college and basic skills courses and continuing and community education classes.  

Students may also earn Bachelor’s Degrees in Software Development and Network Administration and Security. High-quality faculty and motivated staff advise, counsel and support students in their chosen educational careers, creating an atmosphere where achievement is expected and encouraged.  Strong academics, solid student services, a diverse and lively campus community and new facilities combine at Green River to provide students a one-of-kind education with lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Grinnell College

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College pursues that mission by providing an education in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large. The College exists to provide a lively academic community of students and teachers of high scholarly qualifications from diverse social and cultural circumstances. The College aims to graduate individuals who can think clearly, who can speak and write persuasively and even eloquently, who can evaluate critically both their own and others' ideas, who can acquire new knowledge, and who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.

Guilford College

Guilford’s longstanding mission is clear and distinctive: to provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education for every student that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment, emphasizing the creative problem-solving skills, experience, enthusiasm and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world. Our timeless core values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship are rooted in Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace, and simplicity. 

Physics students at Guilford come from a variety of backgrounds and have a broad spectrum of interests and career goals. About one-third of our physics majors plan for employment in a technical field immediately after graduation. Another third pursue graduate study in physics or astronomy. The remaining third go on to advanced study in another field. The common thread connecting the different goals and focuses of our students and faculty is the physicist’s approach to thinking about, modeling and understanding the universe.