If you are curious, serious about learning and have broad interests, you will feel right at home at Liberal Arts College. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers in teaching and research, art, law, politics, the media, humanitarian work, and entrepreneurship and have won scholarships for graduate study at the world’s most prestigious universities.
Here they speak for themselves.
Even though the symbol of the College is the owl of Minerva, out there flapping its crazy wings at the end of night, the College ironically makes you believe that it's never too late for the Humanities to have one more moment in the setting sun. That, or it turns you into a nihilist. Either way it's great fun.
Jean-Christophe Cloutier, Assistant Professor in of English, University of Pennsylvania
The College gave me a solid grounding in the classics, as well a seemingly infinite supply of surprising, interdisciplinary thinkers to draw upon when analyzing literary texts. Not only is a Liberal Arts College background an edge in the graduate seminar, but it is also education in the best, Kenneth Burkean sense, as "equipment for life."
Beth Blum, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
The college is one of those places where you can really think. You're not bogged down to one discipline or theoretical approach; you can think on your own, and be guided by some brilliant minds. It also has a really active and supportive student life.
Bryan Brazeau, Ph.D. in Italian Studies (NYU), and Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Coming to the Liberal Arts College was the best decision I ever made. I remember a Professor talking about intellectual honesty early on in my studies, and I had an intuitive sense of what that meant. Here I’ve experienced it in action and this approach has redefined the way I will learn and live.
Julia Haas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
I had the impression, here again, that I was witnessing teaching of the very first order, meticulously prepared, carefully thought out and always attentive to the difficulties which the material at hand raised, not in the abstract, but with respect to the experiences of the students themselves. I fully believe that the quality of performance must be marked up in great part to what they have learned and the way in which they have been taught during their residence at LAC.
Prof. Jules Brody, Professor Emeritus, French Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
I have never come on so much articulate enthusiasm on the part of the students and commitment on the part of the faculty.
Prof. Eva Brann, Former Dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
The only College in Canada with a completely and truly liberal curriculum is the one attached to Concordia University-the program here is rare, extraordinary and unique, and I hope Liberal Arts College flourishes and survives forever.
Mortimer Adler, famed educator and founder of St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, and creator of the "Paideia Program" for educational reform
It is an odyssey of self-discovery. You’re on a continual quest for knowledge that stimulates your curiosity and that fuels a lot of other skills that I think are important: lateral thinking, resourcefulness, innovation, passion, interest in everything, self-confidence and great communication skills.
Julie Amblard, LAC graduate and President of the LAC Alumni-ae Association
It’s such a relief to know that there are people who value truth and what we know about the past. It made me see myself as part of a long line of human beings, a continuous stream of humanity. Liberal arts is a profoundly human study.
Ingrid Van Weert, LAC graduate and an Attorney
The Liberal Arts College has not only provided me with indispensable academic skills and knowledge for my further studies but has also allowed me to form valuable friendships that I am certain will last a lifetime. Nowhere else have I found such a remarkable community engaged in such varied and challenging intellectual endeavours.
Michael Kolodziej, PhD candidate in philosophy, University of Chicago