Scientia Et Sapientia

Media & Press Appearances

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Press Appearances

In the News

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
|October 8, 2021

"What American higher education needs is new entry, viable alternatives for the hundreds of thousands of young minds who cringe at the thought of going to university...because it’s a costly credential more likely to indoctrinate them than to enlighten or emancipate their thought...[Thales College f]ounder Bob Luddy went the nonprofit route."

National Review
|September 13, 2021

"[W]hy start a new college now? You might do so if you believe that you have a distinctively better product than most others are offering. That's the case with Thales College in Raleigh, N.C., the brainchild of educational entrepreneur Robert Luddy."

|July 21, 2021

"Thales looks to produce free-minded citizens who can flourish in the modern world – no small feat in these times."

The College Fix
|March 1, 2021

"Humphrey said that the only benefit colleges receive from accreditation is accepting FAFSA, but due to Thales’ emphasis on financial responsibility, it is not participating in the program, nor will it accept federal financial aid."

National Post
|January 31, 2019

"Schools like Thales College in the U.S. allow working-class families and average kids to be able to choose the education they want."

|January 25, 2019

"Luddy's latest project brings his brand of cost cutting and innovation to higher education."

Mises Institute Power & Market Blog
|October 31, 2018

"You can be sure that students in a program run by Bob Luddy will get a sound education in free market economics and the values of Western civilization."

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
|October 29, 2018

"Such a college has the potential to bring positive change to a higher education landscape riddled with high costs, inefficiencies, and poor student outcomes. And it might be one step toward reviving Americans’ trust in higher education."

National Review
|October 29, 2018

"​​Entrepreneurship isn’t just for new products; it can also deliver new kinds of education."


FEE Words & Numbers Podcast

|June 16, 2021

"​​Bob Luddy, founder of Thales College joins us this week to talk about a revolutionary model for higher education that attempts to break the guild system that is holding back innovation. Thales College is refusing to pursue accreditation and will not accept federal funding. This will both keep it out from under the regulatory thumbs of both the government and the existing higher education system."

Lew Rockwell
|November 28, 2018

"Bob Luddy talks to Lew Rockwell about Thales College."


Scholé Groups
|April 12, 2021

"Liberal Arts and STEM with internships degrees aligned with cohort and Oxford style teaching with Dr. Clifford Humphrey of Thales College!"

Ron Paul Liberty Report
|December 6, 2018

"Successful entrepreneur and Founder of Thales Academy shows us the possibilities of education outside of the government bureaucratic grip. The future of education is indeed a great one."

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From the Desk of Thales College

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
|September 13, 2021

"Thales College combines liberal arts and professional undergraduate curricula so that students develop the intellectual ability, meaningful knowledge, moral character, and professional excellence needed to thrive in life and work. The college’s organized course of study stands in sharp contrast to the mix of courses most colleges offer today."

Thales Press
|September 9, 2021

"The classical liberal arts tradition teaches us how to think, to devise methods of scientific experimentation and moral evaluation, and most importantly to cultivate the wisdom and virtue most likely to bring human activities to a good end."

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
|June 22, 2020

"By ‘flipping’ the humanities to an integrated set of courses in the latter half of the curriculum, colleges could provide more professional preparation alongside a deeper humanities education."

Thales College Blog
|August 24, 2019

"Through weekly tutorial meetings, students will grow in knowledge, dialectical skill, and in the formation of close relationships."

Thales College Blog
|August 23, 2019

"...what if there was another choice? An innovatively traditional college that could pass on the transformative effect of college without requiring you to mortgage the first ten years of your professional salary? Thales College is that choice."

Thales College Blog
|August 23, 2019

"We are looking for a different kind of student. If you are serious about study; if you want to be done with undergrad in three years; if you’re self-motivated; if you want to go into business or a trade (but also want a college degree); if you want all of the above without debt, check us out. We just might be the school for you."