Learning Communities

At some schools, such as those below, students typically take two or more linked courses as a group and get to know one another and their professors especially well. The idea is to keep the discussions going after class ends.

In spring 2013 we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of learning communities. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.

School
Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Elon University

Elon, NC

Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Miami University—​Oxford

Oxford, OH

Ohio State University—​Columbus

Columbus, OH

Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

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