Senior Capstone

Whether they're called a senior capstone or by some other name, these culminating experiences ask students nearing the end of their college years to create a project of some sort that integrates and synthesizes what they've learned. The project might be a thesis, a performance or an exhibit of artwork.

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 senior capstones. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Brown University

Providence, RI

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Duke University

Durham, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

Miami University—​Oxford

Oxford, OH

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