There is an excellent reprint of an 1996 National Review article by Jeffrey Hart on how to get a college education--no matter where you are going here.
Hart wrote a pamphlet on this same issue a number of years back that was extremely helpful in guiding students who were going to behemoth state universities through the morass of academic trivia in such a way as to actually get a clue about Western civilization.
Modern academic institutions have basically given up on passing on the tradition of the Christian West, but Hart guide pointed out how, despite the curriculum, you can still claim something of your cultural inheritance.
I no longer have my copy of this pamphlet. If I come across it, I will post it. But this article addresses the same issue.