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How do I find colleges with a similar vibe to Reed?

Yo, so I've been super into Reed College because of its unique culture and academic intensity, but I want to have more options. How do I search for colleges that have a similar feel to Reed but might be in different regions or have slightly different programs? Are there any resources or factors I should be considering to widen my list while keeping that liberal artsy, intellectual atmosphere?

8 months ago

Hey there! I completely get why you're drawn to Reed's distinct atmosphere. To find other colleges with a similar vibe, consider looking at schools known for their strong emphasis on a liberal arts education, undergraduate teaching, and a sense of tight-knit community. Use college search websites like CollegeVine, BigFuture by the College Board, and the College Data website, which often let you filter schools by such criteria. You should also think about what aspects of Reed's culture are the most appealing to you–is it the honor code, the focus on student-led discussion, or something else? Additionally, reach out to current students or alumni through college forums or social media groups for a firsthand account of the campus culture. Schools that often come up in talks about a 'Reed-like' feel include Swarthmore, Oberlin, and Carleton, which are known for their strong academics, progressive student bodies, and emphasis on undergraduate teaching. Keep in mind that each college will have its own unique qualities, so I encourage you to visit these campuses if you can, to really get a sense of the atmosphere. Good luck on your search!

8 months ago

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