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begin Transformations begin at LaGrange College. Here, you’ll find the perfect balance between learning and life – in a supportive and interactive environment. You’ll discover the best in yourself by experiencing unique opportunities to serve, lead and create enduring friendships. Begin where you are, and learn to expect more of yourself than you ever imagined. LEARN. LEAD. TRANSFORM. 1 discover Prepare yourself for the journey. Transformation is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Studies show, and employers agree, that a liberal arts degree enhances analytical aptitude and adaptability. You’ll find that to be true at LaGrange College, where you’ll gain a broader, deeper knowledge of many subject areas, along with practical skills – providing flexibility in your career choices. As a smaller, liberal arts school, LaGrange College offers a beautiful, intimate setting and easy-going on-campus living. You’ll be part of a close-knit, supportive community as you begin your journey toward self-discovery. Put your theories to the test If science is your passion, you’ll nd a whole new world of opportunity here. From chemistry to computational math, LaGrange College o ers a variety of science-related studies focused on reasoning and knowledge developed through discovery. You’ll undertake research projects, allowing you to learn from hands-on Use your smartphone to download a free experiments and experience growth as a scientist. code reader app. Then scan this QR code to view a video about LaGrange College. 2 ACCOUNTING ART & DESIGN ART HISTORY ART STUDIO 3 collaborate challenge Learn through relationships. Here, you’re encouraged to explore your possi- bilities and focus on your individual passions. In At our core. a recent National Survey of Student Engage- As a Methodist institution, LaGrange College ment, LaGrange ranked high for active and provides an education that challenges and collaborative learning. Not surprising, given that inspires you to grow intellectually, socially and our students live in a hands-on environment, spiritually. Integrated with other courses during with faculty making every effort to involve them in your first three years, our core curriculum devel- their scholarly work and research projects. ops your creative, critical-thinking and communi- cative abilities. Here, we care not just about what At LaGrange, you’ll learn from the best: more you know, but also who you become. than 80 percent of our full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. Whether your interests lie in the arts, science, business – or anything in between – there’s a path of study waiting for you here. And our accomplished, engaging faculty will guide you along the way. * e business of success Our Business Management program prepares you for today’s global economy, providing the necessary tools for critical thinking and communication. From your rst day in class, you’ll conduct independent research, work in teams, debate, participate in panel discussions and make individual and group presentations. Cornerstone for life To help you start o on the right foot, your education here begins with Freshman Cornerstone. Part of our core ink for yourself curriculum, this course focuses on ethics and decision-making. You’ll choose from topics like e Art of Happiness, A liberal arts education teaches you how to think and learn. At LaGrange College, we’re interested in helping Wild Wild West, Ethics in Film & Television, and even Food Fight (the exploration of food’s signi cance). you develop a strong mind and sound judgment – attributes that will carry you through whatever career path you choose. As a LaGrange graduate, you’ll bring the asset of critical thinking to the job. 4 5 Thoughts rule the world. THE SCIENCE OF CARING If you’re looking for a rewarding career that combines high-tech with high- ~Ralph Waldo Emerson touch, the LaGrange Nursing program may be for you. You’ll gain a foundation of knowledge paired with a focus on compassion – both needed for a career in nursing or the pursuit of advanced degrees and certificates. In such high ACCOUNTANCY ART & DESIGN BIOCHEMISTRY BIOLOGY demand today, nurses – especially those with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing MIDDLE GRADE EDUCATION NURSING POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CHEMISTRY COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGLISH – are almost guaranteed jobs right out of college. EXPERIENCE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION HISTORY MATHEMATICS MUSIC THE HILL 6 7 IMAGINE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS IN > CHINA IRELAND SPAIN ENGLAND COSTA RICA NEW ZEALAND PUERTO RICO TURKEY GALAPAGOS ISLANDS INDIA ECUADOR CANADA CZECH REPUBLIC FRANCE GREECE GUATEMALA ITALY MEXICO explore Discover a new world here … or abroad. We call it Jan Term; you’ll call it the amazing adventure of a lifetime. The only program of its kind in Georgia, our Interim Term during the month of January offers courses designed to encourage you to explore content outside of your major – and even outside the country. You might choose to study the Art and Beauty of Barcelona or The Ireland of Yeats and Joyce. Whatever your interest, we’ll take you there, with a wide variety of courses to choose from and $2,500 travel vouchers for incoming freshmen to use in their junior or senior year. If you prefer to stay close to home, you can explore on-campus courses like The Poetics of Punk or The Science of Photography. Wherever Jan Term takes you, prepare to be amazed and enlightened. OR STAY CLOSER TO HOME WITH JAN TERM IN THE UNITED STATES Internships: From the Hill in LaGrange to Capitol Hill Our Daily Bread Spend a month getting real-life experience by participating in one of many internships available to LaGrange Jan Term can make a di erence in your life by making a di erence in the lives of others. e Our Daily Bread class provides an students. You might work in Washington, D.C., in an area related to your academic major or career interest. up-close and personal look at the issue of hunger in America. Students examine the facts, then serve the hungry by working with Or you can participate in an exercise science internship in a school or sports-management setting. Experience soup kitchens, food banks and farms. your area of study in the real world. 8 9 Scan to view a video on Jan Term. create Achieve your dreams through the arts. ~ An arts education at LaGrange College will take you as far as your imagination will go. Whether it’s music, theater or art and design, you’ll immerse yourself in established techniques, while exploring your own creative expressions. Our facilities showcase your artistic talents in the best light. The Lamar Dodd Art Center offers excellent studio, gallery and museum space. Home to the LaGrange Symphony, our Callaway Auditorium serves as an acoustically outstanding concert hall. For exceptional drama, our Price Theater features a 280-seat proscenium theater, 60-seat Black Box Theater, hydraulic orchestra pit, scenery workshop, dressing rooms and costume shops. 10 11 C shine PHOTO Hone your unique talents. Listen to your voice within and develop your musical abilities at LaGrange. Our Music program allows you to take center stage, whether it’s in a recital hall, a recording studio or premier venues like St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York or Notre Dame in Paris. LaGrange’s Composition & Music Technologies degree trains you to use the latest tools and realize your full creative potential. 12 13 INTERACTIVE WAYS TO DEVELOP your interests and reach your goals 14 15 + connect Make new friends; try new things. LaGrange College is a close-knit community that encourages civility, diversity, service and excellence – in and out of the classroom. Living on campus and being part of a smaller school makes it easy to meet friends, get involved and become a leader in your choice of sororities, fraternities, clubs and organizations. With more than 50 student groups and plenty of service opportunities, there’s always something new to do at LaGrange. Or just hang out around campus, experiencing Favorite Foreign Flicks, Greek Week, Bongo Ball Mania, Saturday nights at the Acoustic Café, lip-sync contests, Sunday Night Soul … and more. Safe haven While our community has always been a safe and secure place to call home, we’ve taken extensive measures to enhance student safety – with the addition of an outdoor warning system, 24/7 security o cers, major outdoor lighting upgrades, card access for after-hours entrance to buildings and a backup generator. In case of an emergency situation, our e2Campus alert system will broadcast noti cations to you by email and text message. 16 17 YOUR SOURCE support for success Experience a caring community. Try us on for size. With a student/professor ratio of 11-to-1 and intentionally small class sizes, you’ll receive the personal attention you need to excel at LaGrange College. Our professors not only know you by name, but also know who you are. They’ll help you uncover your true talents and passions. The relationships you create are an essential part of your personal and professional journey. SOURCE (Student Opportunity, Undergraduate Resources and Community Engagement) partners students with alumni and community mentors to build networks for your future success. Celebrating cultural di erences Meet people and engage in cultural exchange as part of the LaGrange College International Group. Powered by Rock out at LaGrange diversity, this group fosters an understanding and appreciation of international issues and cultural di erences. Show your true colors on e Rocks, located on our Residential Quad. Join with friends to paint the boulders From soccer games and parties to a Japanese Tea Ceremony and Africa Chat, the International Group is your here to represent your fraternity or sorority, celebrate special events or simply express your creativity. 18 global connection in LaGrange. 19 Women’s Athletics BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY LACROSSE SOCCER SOFTBALL SWIMMING TENNIS VOLLEYBALL Get in the game Not an intercollegiate athlete? You can still take on a sporting challenge with one of our 18 intramural activities. Here, you’ll nd expected sports like ag football and softball, along with the more unusual water polo and Frisbee golf teams. % compete Excel in your sport of choice. A fierce Panther spirit inhabits the DNA of LaGrange College students, whether they’re watching or participating. A member of the NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference, LaGrange offers 16 intercollegiate teams, from football to lacrosse. Our athletic facilities, including an outstanding baseball stadium, natatorium, two-field softball complex and 4,000-square-foot weight training room, are among the best in the region. Year after year, student-athletes at LaGrange College earn conference and national recognition in their chosen sports. With more than one-third of on-campus students participating in our athletics program, a spot on a Panther team may be waiting for you. Touchdown Panthers! Few schools our size can boast an all-star NCAA Division III football team. In just its third season, the squad won its conference championship and a spot in the national playo s. At LaGrange, football’s in our blood, with crowds of fans and cheerleaders rooting on the Panthers against a formidable lineup of opponents. Scan for athletic lagrangepanthers.com recruitment information. 20 BASEBALL BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY FOOTBALL GOLF SOCCER SWIMMING TENNIS Men’s Athletics 21 care Contribute to the greater good. Sometimes the best way to lead is to serve. You’ll discover that right from the start as a fresh- man at LaGrange College, where you’ll participate in a First Week Service Project to help those in need in our community. Through our Servant-Leadership initiatives, you’ll experience an inward journey that leads to an outreach of your time and talents. Servant scholars A program unique to LaGrange College, the new Servant Scholars Residential Honors Program is exclusively for our juniors and seniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement, engagement and leadership on campus. Living and serving locally, these students partner in building a stronger and healthier community. 22 23 believe Find meaning in all you do. At LaGrange College, we’ll do more than just challenge your mind – we’ll also inspire your soul. As you explore new ideas and interests, you’ll discover opportunities for spiritual growth and faith relationships, through groups like Wesley Fellowship and Baptist Collegiate Minis- tries. Backed by our history of service and affiliation with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange College is committed to aiding you in your own inspirational journey – wherever it may lead you. Major faith A pledge of honor Each fall, incoming freshmen add their signatures to the LaGrange College Honor Code, pledging their To further explore your faith, LaGrange o ers two Religion and Philosophy majors. Whether as preparation commitment to the ideals of civility, diversity, service and excellence. And each spring, eight students are selected for church leadership or graduate school or simply as a minor, this area of study expands your mental and to serve on the Honor Council, helping to build character and reinforce those values among their peers. spiritual understanding. 24 25 $ succeed Prepare for career and for life. Your journey toward achievement at LaGrange College may take you in many different direc- tions. Whether it's on to a career or to graduate studies, one thing is certain, you’ll leave LaGrange a transformed person, ready to take on new challenges and help transform the world around you. Your turn Where will you be after your LaGrange graduation? Consider the career paths of some recent alumni: veterinarian Kristin Kozar ’05, White House Photo Editor Jared Ragland ’00, detective Shane Nelson ’00, campus minister and pastor the Rev. Jessica Terrell ’03 and anesthesiology specialist Dr. Henry Vucetic ’03. In your honor Other LaGrange grads impact our world as television producers, science professors, CEOs and nationally From Alpha Psi Omega to eta Alpha Kappa, LaGrange College o ers a wide choice of national and syndicated cartoonists. international honor societies to help you further excel in your eld of interest. 26 27 SMALL COLLEGE, BIG HEART friendships that last forever ACCOUNTANCY ART & DESIGN ART HISTORY ART STUDIO MATHEMATICS MUSIC NURSING POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY SPANISH COMPUTER SCIENCE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ENGLISH HISTORY RESPECT YOUR WORLD BIOCHEMISTRY BIOLOGY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CHEMISTRY As an ethical and caring community, LaGrange students are involved in protect- ing the health and stability of creatures, social systems and ecological environ- ments. Through academic programs and projects like bicycle initiatives and community gardens, our Sustainability Council is dedicated to leaving the world a better place than we found it. Do all the good you can, by all the means you can ... ~John Wesley 28 29 PLAN A VISIT compare Take a closer look at tuition. LaGrange College is one of the most affordable √ private colleges in the Southeast. In fact, year after year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked us as a top 10 Regional College (South) and among that category’s “Great Schools at a Great arrive Find yourself here. Price.” Recognizing the major investment students and families make when choosing a Make yourself at home in LaGrange, Georgia, the private college, we offer a range of financial aid charming town that’s close to everything. Spend assistance. We’ll work with you on an individual some time in LaGrange’s historic downtown, basis to make LaGrange College an affordable enjoying restaurants, shops, movies and the arts. choice in the pursuit of your dreams. Or unwind on West Point Lake, with a day of boating, fishing and swimming. Need a dose of big-city excitement? Located just off Interstate- 85, LaGrange is only one hour from Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. See for yourself why LaGrange College is right for you. Whether you and your family or friends come for one of our daylong events or just a quick visit, take a tour of campus, meet students and faculty, and sit in on a class. Once you get to know us, you’ll understand why trans- formations happen here. At home on campus Learning at LaGrange College is set against the backdrop of a beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities. e new Frank and Laura Lewis Library is at the top of its class, featuring 45,000 square feet, shelving for 190,000 volumes, “green” attributes, plenty of light and outdoor views, modern computer workspaces, a co ee shop and 24-hour study area. As the oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange also o ers plenty of architectural charm and historical signi cance. Scan to call our 30 31 admissions office. BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY at LaGrange. look FAST FACTS ABOUT LAGRANGE COLLEGE look FAST FACTS ABOUT LAGRANGE COLLEGE learn AREAS OF STUDY AT LAGRANGE COLLEGE learn AREAS OF STUDY AT LAGRANGE COLLEGE FOUNDED ARTS MAJORS PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS 1831; the oldest private The College is recognized • Accountancy • Dentistry college in Georgia for its offerings in drama, theater, • Art & Design • Engineering music and art. – Art History • Law LOCATION Museum Studies • Medicine & Allied Fields LaGrange, Georgia (pop. CHARACTER – Art Studio • Optometry 30,000) - Approximately 65 The time-honored Templeton Ceramics • Pharmacy miles southwest of Atlanta, Foundation lists us among its Drawing • Physical Therapy and about 40 miles from “Colleges that Encourage Graphic Design • Theology/Seminary Columbus, Georgia and Character Development.” Painting • Veterinary Medicine Auburn, Alabama. More than Photography 125 acres atop “the Hill” - the ATHLETICS Sculpture MINORS highest point in LaGrange Member of NCAA Division III in 16 • Biochemistry • Coaching athletic programs including football; • Biology • French AFFILIATIONS many intramurals sports • Business Management • International Economics The United Methodist • Chemistry • Japanese Studies Church STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS • Computer Science • Latin American Studies 50+ student clubs and organiza- • Early Childhood Education • The Oikos Program TOP EDUCATION tions • English • Philosophy For the fifth consecutive year, • Exercise Science • Physics U.S. News & World Report • Public History FINANCIAL AID • History ranked LaGrange among the • Women’s Studies 90% of students receive financial • Mathematics top 10 regional (south) assistance; more than $8 million • Middle Grade Education (M.A.T.) colleges for earnng your awarded annually • Music (B.A.) bachelor’s degree. • Music (B.M.) FULLY ACCREDITED – Church Music ENROLLMENT LaGrange College is accredited by – Composition & Music Technologies Just over 1,000 students, the Commission on Colleges of the – Performance representing 19 states and Southern Association of Colleges • Nursing 15 countries and Schools to award the degrees • Political Science of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of • Psychology Mission STUDENT - FACULTY RATIO Music, Bachelor of Science, • Religion LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 11 - 1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, – Church Leadership 1831 and committed to its relationship with Master of Education, Master of Arts – Religion & Philosophy the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan AVERAGE CLASS SIZE in Teaching, Master of Arts in • Secondary Education (M.A.T.) and liberal arts traditions, the college supports 11 students Organizational Leadership and • Sociology students in their search for truth. An ethical Education Specialist. and caring community valuing civility, diversity, • Spanish service and excellence, LaGrange College prepares ACADEMIC PROGRAMS • Theater Arts students to become successful, responsible 53 academic and VALUE citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and pre-professional programs U.S. News & World Report named moral courage. LaGrange a “best value,” among its FACULTY top 10 regional (south) colleges. 83% of the professors in our baccalaureate programs hold the highest degree in 10 Scan to request their fields. lagrange.edu/academics more information. transforming lives. transforming lives. 601 BROAD STREET LAGRANGE GEORGIA 30240 706-880-8005 1-800-593-2885 LAGRANGE.EDU LaGrange College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical challenge. transforming lives. transforming lives. 601 BROAD STREET LAGRANGE GEORGIA 30240 706-880-8005 1-800-593-2885 LAGRANGE.EDU LaGrange College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical challenge.
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