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Off the Beaten Path

Obscure and Entertaining Education Facts

Is your child having a hard time deciding what college is the best fit?Read these descriptions of fictional colleges - from literature, TV & movies - and maybe you'll get a better sense of what colleges you wish were real.

A new trend in education isindividualized studies programs, which give students the option of designing their own major. This allows students to declare unique majors ("Grand Romantic Gestures"), or study several subjects simultaneously.