Maharishi University of Management is listed by the Colleges of Distinction, a guide to higher education institutions. In picking which schools to feature, they ask the question, “Which colleges are the best places to learn, grow, and succeed?”
Maharishi University of Management’s unique approach to education utilizing a systematic means of developing students’ full creative potential from within – Consciousness-Based Education – landed them a spot on the Colleges of Distinction roster. Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is listed along side other “hidden gems” as well as perhaps more recognizable and prominently named institutions.
- Engaged students
- Great teaching
- Vibrant community
- Successful outcomes
We describe schools that take a holistic approach to admissions decisions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and that have a truly national reputation.
High-school juniors and seniors have every opportunity to be overwhelmed by the pressure-filled decision of where to go to college; they juggle their desires with their friends’ and family’s desires and then add to that the innumerable publications offering college rankings and identifying “top schools” and it’s a wonder anyone finds a school that’s right for them and makes a decision at all. Once they have chosen their school and arrive on campus, students must learn to navigate the college environment and all that it entails – mid-terms, finals, socializing, time-management, work etc. etc.
MUM’s unique approach to education is aimed at educating students for life and mitigating traditional “stressors” on college campuses. For example:
- Small class sizes – allow for in-depth discussions and small group projects
- One class per month (block system) – eliminates the stress of taking multiple subjects at the same time, there is a 3.5 day break between each block
- Meditation – group practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique has been scientifically show to reduce stress and to have positive physiological and psychological benefits
- Drug and alcohol free campus – allows students to focus on their studies without distraction
- Organic vegetarian meals served in the dining hall – students don’t have to worry about sourcing nutritious meals on a budget
|Anna Bruen is a MUM alumnus who graduated with a degree in Sustainable Living. Anna is the resident blogger here at MUM. To learn more about Anna take a look at her introduction post.|