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Media & Press Appearances

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Press Appearances

In the News

Wake Forest Business & Industry Partnership
| January 6, 2023

"Wake Forest is also home to the first Thales College, which enrolled its inaugural freshmen class last fall. The college is housed in 10,200-sq.-ft. of space on Heritage Trade Drive, adjacent to Thales Academy’s PreK-5 campus. 'Thales College is unlike any other college,' says founder Bob Luddy. 'Most colleges and universities teach the Liberal Arts and offer professional degrees. Thales College demonstrates how knowledge is linked across the disciplines and how the Liberal Arts support professional life, as well as the good life.'"

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
| June 23, 2022

"Thales College’s design and mission are clearly resonating with students near and far, as applications have been submitted from as close as down the street and as far away as Oregon. The school touts affordability as a hallmark of its model, charging a mere $4,000/term tuition. Additionally, it offers a merit-based Founder’s Scholarship to top student applicants and intentionally schedules classes in a way that permits students to work, thus allowing them to pay their way through school rather than accumulating student loan debt."

The Wake Weekly
| June 7, 2022

"I was looking for a college combining two things that can be difficult to provide — affordability and a depth of learning," Moore said. "I wanted to find a college that provided a sound learning environment with truth that has stood the test of time, and the curriculum here was incomparable."

The Star News Network
| May 4, 2022

"I believe ideas can change the world, that training in wisdom and training in practical skills are not in conflict, and indeed that gaining wisdom is the most practical goal a student can pursue while in college," said Forrest, who holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford..."I look forward to exploring these treasures together with the bright and pioneering students of Thales College's inaugural class."

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."



|DECEMBER 9, 2021

"On this episode of Anchored, Jeremy is joined by Robert L. Luddy, a business and educational entrepreneur. Robert discusses his journey to becoming an entrepreneur, founding a charter school, a network of classical private schools, and a new classical college. He speaks on topics such as the rising cost of college tuition, the importance of being efficient while running a business, and the connection between a liberal arts education and business as a career."

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

|November 21, 2022

"While the bulk of the Classical Renewal Movement has occurred within K-12 education, a few colleges are working out a vision for classically oriented, entrepreneurially minded higher education. Thales College is one such college with a strong commitment to working out the general principles of classical education in a collegiate context."

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."