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The age of university-building was also the golden age of the college. Attending college was popular and fashionable during the time period that ranged from 1890 to 1920. Obtaining a bachelor's degree was a way for newly affluent families to enhance their social position.

Summarize the concept of the "Collegiate Ideal" that arose between 1890 and1920. Consider how the "college man" and/or "college woman" was becoming an imposing figure in American higher education at the end of the nineteenth century. How did this collegiate ideal help the undergraduate college population increase? Analyze the political, cultural, and economic factors that were beneficial and challenging to the stakeholders at higher education institutions.

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The university became a staple of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century through the heightened attention to the benefits of education and the structural renovations that were a staple of this timeframe. University campuses became major hubs for social interaction and collegial sports began to emerge as an American pastime during this timeframe as well. The merging of a ...

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The expert summarizes the concepts of the "Collegiate Ideal" that arose between 1890 and 1920.