Higher Learning

Higher Learning is a 1995 American drama film written and directed by John Singleton and starring an ensemble cast. The film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at the fictional Columbus University: Malik Williams (Omar Epps), a black track star who struggles with academics; Kristen Connor (Kristy Swanson), a shy and naive girl; and Remy (Michael Rapaport), a lonely and confused man seemingly out of place in his new environment.


At fictional Columbus University, we are introduced to three incoming freshmen - two white, one black. They are, respectively: Kristen Connor, Remy, and Malik Williams, a high-school track-star who is attending CU on an athletic scholarship.