We take a momentary digression from our usual Google obsession to recommend a handy document that anyone interested in American colleges and universities ought to have: the “Professor Pathfinder” U.S. College and University Reference Map, published by Hedberg Maps, Inc.
I have one and keep it by my desk. It’s great for browsing and for imaginative exploration of the American higher education landscape. (And it’s an ideal reference for high school counselors advising their students on college admissions, also.)
People selecting colleges and universities often focus too much on the top-ranking institutions, when there are many fine schools to be found in wonderful locations all across the country. These places are often known regionally but not nationally, and the “Professor Pathfinder” map is a great tool for discovering them.
Looking for a college along the mighty Mississippi? How about a university on the shores of the Great Lakes? Or a Rocky Mountain college, or one on the coast of California? Browse the national educational landscape with this map and find a place to fit your preferences.