Last Look: Lisa Christensen, Marlboro College
Today Marlboro’s mission remains true to its founding vision. The undergraduate program is distinguished by its small size, self-governing philosophy and rigorous liberal arts curriculum taught in very small classes and one-on-one tutorials in the junior and senior year. Marlboro’s program emphasizes creative inquiry and synthesis by mature, self-motivated students. The college’s small size and eight-to-one student/faculty ratio foster a close-knit community in which academic work is respected and ideas are appreciated. Sixty-eight percent of Marlboro’s graduates pursue further study at some of the nation’s finest graduate institutions. Marlboro’s Graduate Center, founded 10 years ago in downtown Brattleboro, Vt., offers a variety of degree and certificate programs for working adults with faculty who are experts in their fields.