Features

Feature articles at TheBestSchools.org provide a window into the world of college and university education. These articles help you in figuring out how best to pursue your studies and get your degree.

controversial-professors The 10 Most Controversial College Professors in the U.S. 

In ancient Greece, would these professors have been sentenced to death, like Socrates, for corrupting the youth? See who’s made our list for the most controversial professors in America, and why.

The World’s 50 Smartest TeenagersSmartest Teenagers

When most of us look at these kids, we realize just how little we’ve accomplished in our lives.

jaime-escalanteJaime Escalante—A Great Teacher You Should Know

Played by Eddie Olmos in the film Stand and Deliver, Escalante took inner-city LA kids to a level of math achievement unheard of before or since.

hotpotatogrenadeSix Dangerous Subjects to Debate with Your Professor

The academic world is a wonderful place that brings a lot of benefits, but it also contains pitfalls, some of which are described here.

Lamborghini at OxfordThe 10 Highest-Paid College Professors in the U.S.

Average college and university professor salaries range from $30,000–$100,000; these professors are well out of that typical salary range.

basketballTop High School Athletes Seeking Scholarships: Men

Are you seeking a sports scholarship? Learn how to grab the attention of coaches at the top schools in the NCAA Division I level and possibly get a college scholarship.

womens sportsTop High School Athletes Seeking Scholarships: Women

Relatively few female athletes easily attract the attention of college coaches because of the lack of media attention. But, with the right approach, you can; here’s some tips.

The 50 Smartest People of FaithThe 50 Smartest People of Faith

Contrary to the notion that most educated and well-informed people are atheist or a least agnostic, here are 50 upper echelon scholars who are also people of faith.

top atheistsThe 50 Top Atheist in the World Today

In this list you will find people who confidently deny the existence of God — and they are well-known for their position. Find out who makes the biggest public impact for their atheist beliefs.

leather bound classic booksThe Great Books Alternative

Great Books and Core Text programs do exist for those with too many interests to fit into one degree.

autistic childrenRecognized Schools for Children with Autism

Selecting a school for an autistic child is a heavy responsibility, to say the least. This list provides some guidance, and is perhaps a starting point for making a life-changing decision.

free tuition20 of the Best Colleges Providing Free Tuition

Believe it or not, you can obtain a college degree without paying a tuition. Discover schools that allow you to work your way through college, rather than working to live through college.

child prodigiesThe 15 Smartest Preteens in the World

Child prodigies are endlessly fascinating. Check out this child geniuses. Do you see any future world changers? Warning: Don’t let this article make you disappointed in yourself or your kids.

popular online collegesThe 30 Most Popular Online Colleges

High enrollment numbers indicate that the school is doing something right! Find out which schools have the highest populations—i.e., who’s the most popular.

smartest teensThe 25 Smartest Teenagers in the World Today Infographic

The scary smart teenagers on this list have, in some cases, accomplished more than many of us do in a full lifetime.

50 Most Influential ScientistsThe 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today

Science makes the world go round. Check out the scientists who are spinning it the fastest.

peter boettkePeter J. Boettke Interview

One of the most influential Austrian economists today and George Mason economics professor, Boettke talks to us about Austrian Theory and his book Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

william dembskiWilliam Dembski Interview

A leading thinker about design in biology, Dembski discusses his varied career as a mathematician, philosopher, and theologian, offering insights about how to deal with controversy in the academy.

Henry GradillasHenry Gradillas Interview

Garfield High’s remarkable principal, who oversaw its golden age as depicted in the film Stand and Deliver, describes his life and revolutionary approach to education.

jennifer michael hechtJennifer Michael Hecht Interview

An atheist in the best humanistic tradition, Hecht displays a sensitivity and insight to the human religious impulse that’s foreign to the more strident atheists like Sam Harris.

michael liconaMichael Licona Interview

Licona, Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University, talks to us about his book (a standard for Resurrection historicity) The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Histiographical Approach.

greg lukianoffGreg Lukianoff Interview

President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Lukianoff talks to us about the infringement upon free-speech rights of students on America’s college campuses.

Jean mrasekJean Mrasek Interview

College students and their parents often have preconceived notions about Greek organizations. For better insight, we asked the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chair, Jean Mrasek.

Holly OrdwayHolly Ordway Interview

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ordway, chair of Houston Baptist University’s Department of Apologetics, as she discusses why apologetics has slipped into disuse, and why from there it must be revived.

Sally SatelSally Satel Interview

A trenchant critic of reductive neuroscience, Satel authored Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience. In this interview, we discuss this book, its ideas, and what led her to write it.

cross and flagThe Fundamentalist Belief Inventory

How much do you agree with Christian Fundamentalist Principles? Take this short quiz to find out. Will you be surprised by your results, or will you get what you expect?

Political Correctness PosterThe Political Correctness Inventory

How politically correct are you? But wait, is it necessarily a good thing? PC according to whom? Take the fun and informative quiz to see where you stand!

Magisterial Charles DarwinThe Darwinian Fundamentalism Index

To complement our popular Fundamentalist Beliefs Inventory, we commissioned another quiz measuring Darwinian Fundamentalism. How Darwinian are you?

Alfred Nobel 1853© The Nobel FoundationNeg 91 10 0250 People Who Deserve a Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is like an Olympic medal for intellectuals. See who we believe should be awarded Nobel Prizes in all six prize categories.

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