The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) is an organization of institutions that offers a superior quality education to students in the public sector. This select group of colleges provides to their students a private liberal arts experience at a public college price. COPLAC members are distinguished by their:
COPLAC members which hold membership in the National Student Exchange are listed below.
- small, liberal arts and sciences education to undergraduate students
- innovations in teaching
- collegial personal interactions between students and faculty
- small classes
- opportunities to undergraduate for faculty-supervised research
- campuses with cultural and intellectual diversity
- beautiful rural or small-town settings
- national recognition of outstanding stature in publications such as U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges
For the location of the NSE office on these campuses, see NSE Campus Offices.
- College of Charleston
- Eastern Connecticut State University
- Fort Lewis College
- Keene State College
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
- New College of Florida
- Ramapo College of New Jersey
- Southern Oregon University
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- University of Maine at Farmington
- University of Minnesota, Morris
- University of Montevallo
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- University of Wisconsin-Superior
If you are currently attending a COPLAC campus and want to exchange to campus similar to your own but in a different area of the country, consider another COPLAC college or university. If you are not currently attending a COPLAC member college but would like the experience of a private liberal arts experience in the public sector, this is your opportunity.
For more information on COPLAC campuses, refer to:
"NSE has opened countless doors for our students. I've watched our outbound students return from exchange with newly inspired levels of confidence, maturity, and the ability to navigate new systems and cultures.
They take full advantage of new courses and resources, exploring and broadening their educations in every possible way. It's an experience that serves them well beyond their college years."
NSE Coordinator and Director of Career Services
New College of Florida