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Episode 9: What Is a Liberal Arts Education?

February 8, 2021


As you explore colleges, you'll see these two words everywhere: "liberal arts."

But what does that phrase mean? What kinds of students might benefit most from a liberal arts education? And how might the day-to-day experience at a liberal arts school differ from life at a different kind of school? 

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, brought to you by Bucknell University, Brooke Thames and Bryan Wendell take a closer look at the benefits of a liberal arts education. 

Our guest is Kim Councill, Bucknell's associate dean of faculty in the Division of Arts & Humanities and also a professor of music education.

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Episode 9 Transcript