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Exploring the vibe at colleges similar to Boston College -- recommendations?

Current junior here, I'm really into schools like Boston College because of their strong sense of community and balance between liberal arts and pre-professional programs. Can anyone recommend other schools with a similar 'vibe'? I'm looking to expand my college list and would appreciate some insight!

8 months ago

Absolutely, I'd be happy to help! Schools that combine liberal arts with pre-professional offerings and are known for their community feel are quite special. Given your interest in Boston College, you might appreciate the atmosphere at Villanova University. It has a similar 'work-hard, play-hard' mentality and offers a robust liberal arts education alongside comprehensive professional programs. Additionally, Providence College could be a good fit; it has a strong sense of community and places an emphasis on service, much like BC.

For a Jesuit experience with a liberal arts focus, consider Loyola University Chicago. It's situated in a vibrant urban setting and offers similar opportunities for blending liberal arts and professional studies. Georgetown University could also be on your radar if you're aiming high – it has a very strong community, Jesuit values, and a balance of liberal arts and pre-professional programs, similar to BC. While competitive, it's worth considering if you resonate with its ethos. Lastly, Wake Forest University, although not Jesuit, has a small college feel with the resources of a larger institution, and emphasizes the balance of liberal arts education with professional preparation.

I hope these suggestions help you broaden your search!

8 months ago

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