FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
Marlboro’s undergraduate program is truly unique in multiple respects. While we don’t have a traditional core curriculum, there are challenging academic expectations that every student must meet, such as the Clear Writing Requirement. Every student must also complete a Plan of Concentration, an in-depth and original examination of a focused academic subject
Our student/faculty ratio of 6:1 enables faculty members to bring an extraordinary degree of commitment, passion, and mentoring to their endeavors. By junior year, a typical student’s course load is weighted toward tutorials involving just one or two students.
While Marlboro celebrates and encourages intellectual freedom, students are also expected to take ownership of and responsibility for the scope and nature of their academic explorations. With faculty support, they define their own goals, devise strategies to meet them, and work through obstacles that arise over the course of that process.