Small, private college
in North Carolina
. Elon is noted for the incredible amount of effort
put into each student
. Students get the opportunity to learn
closely with faculty
in their field more like an apprenticeship
than the standard schooling method of focusing on basic objectives
es tend to follow the Socratic method
, whereby the students are engaged in thought -and often emotion- provoking dialogue
centered around problems or issues they must solve or resolve. Of course, these critical thinking
problems or issues are based on whatever aspect of their chosen academic discipline
the course happens to be on.
Elon offers outstanding information (read: library
, fine arts
, and athletic facilities
that exceed standards for a college of its size.
Update Summer 2002
Elon is now a university
with a Ph.D.
program in physical therapy
. They also have a brand-spanking-newlibrary
and a (surprised old Elon alum?) football stadium