The undergraduate programs in Architecture and Interior Design -along with the Master's program in Architecture- uniquely offer a competitive professional education within the context of a nationally-recognized, mid-sized liberal arts university. Program strengths include: Competitive, portfolio-based admissions; An emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary experiences; State-of-the-art facilities, housed within historic Alumni Hall; Numerous opportunities for domestic and international off-campus study; Emphasis on student-directed independent research, modeled by the graduate thesis; Active participation by outside scholars, in-residence critics, and guest lecturers; and State-of-the-art digital work, supported by the requirement for student-owned laptops and digital fabrication equipment.