Associated Colleges of the Midwest

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Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is a consortium of 14 private liberal arts colleges, primarily in the Midwestern United States. The 14 colleges are located in five states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado). The ACM was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Chicago. The consortium's current president is Sonya Malunda.

Member colleges[edit]

The ACM member colleges are:

College City
Beloit College Beloit, Wisconsin
Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota
Coe College Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa
Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa
Knox College Galesburg, Illinois
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, Illinois
Lawrence University Appleton, Wisconsin
Luther College Decorah, Iowa
Macalester College Saint Paul, Minnesota
Monmouth College Monmouth, Illinois
Ripon College Ripon, Wisconsin
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota


One of the ACM's largest initiatives is coordination of several off-campus study programs, which are available to students at any college or university, though many participants come from the ACM member institutions. Study programs include both domestic programs and international programs (study abroad). ACM off-campus study programs have been offered since 1960. Many programs emphasize off-campus study with a liberal arts perspective.

The following programs are currently offered:

  • Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Urban Studies
  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities
  • Oak Ridge Science Semester

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