The purpose of college is to educate citizens in order that they be able to make intelligent decisions about our collective future. So it was discouraging when Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa published a book in 2011 showing that 45% of college students show no significant improvement in critical thinking during their first two years of college.
Walk into a freshman dorm on most college campuses and it doesn’t take long to figure out why.
It’s a good thing if you feel like you don’t fit into the campus culture. You wouldn’t want to fit into a culture that’s drifted so far away from the purpose of college.