When he published his groundbreaking work, Colleges That Change Lives, Loren Pope encouraged prospective students and their families to consider what really matters in a college—and it has nothing to do with rankings or selectivity.
It’s all about fit.
He identified 40 colleges that he believed did as good a job as (if not a better job than) Ivy League or other "name-brand" institutions at transforming students by pushing them a great distance. Hence the title.
Lawrence University is proud to be included in every edition of the book, including the new edition written by author Hilary Masell Oswald.
We are also a proud member of the non-profit organization that the book inspired, Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL). You’ll see us, and the other colleges in the book, at special CTCL events all over the country and the world.