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Looking for colleges with a vibe like Yale's - any suggestions?

I’m just starting to realize how competitive Ivy Leagues are, but I’m really drawn to Yale’s intellectual community. For safety, can anyone suggest some alternative colleges with a similar atmosphere?

8 months ago

Absolutely, I'd be happy to throw in some suggestions! It's excellent that you're considering the overall atmosphere, which can be just as important as the academic offerings. If you're looking for schools that share a similar intellectual and community-driven vibe to Yale, you should consider liberal arts colleges such as Williams College, Amherst College, and Swarthmore College. These schools are known for their tight-knit communities, active student bodies, and strong emphasis on undergraduate teaching, much like Yale. Another suggestion might be University of Chicago, with its storied history of intellectual endeavors, rigorous academics, and a house system that fosters community. While not Ivies, these institutions are still quite competitive, though. So for true safety schools with a similar feel, perhaps look at schools like Reed College, Macalester College, or even St. Olaf College, where the student body is engaged and the academics are strong. Remember to visit campuses if you can, since the 'vibe' is often something you can sense better in person. Good luck with your search!

8 months ago

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