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Colleges with a vibe like Occidental's? A balance of diversity and academics?

Hey peeps, I'm caught up in this whole college search and Occidental College really stands out to me. They seem to have a strong focus on cultural diversity and academics. What other colleges out there would you say offer that similar environment where there's a good mix of diverse perspectives within a rigorous academic setting? Dreaming of a college that opens my mind but also prepares me well for the future!

8 months ago

Hello there! I love your enthusiasm for finding a college that values both diversity and strong academics. If you're looking at schools like Occidental, you might want to consider Pitzer College and Pomona College, both of which are part of the Claremont Consortium in Southern California. They offer robust academic programs with a clear commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.

Two other schools to look at are Swarthmore College and Haverford College, both in Pennsylvania, which are known for having progressive student bodies and rigorous academics. Swarthmore and Haverford, like Occidental, are liberal arts colleges that offer a personalized approach to education and value diversity.

Don't forget to look into Macalester College in Minnesota as well, as it is well-regarded for its international focus and diverse campus. Finally, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is known for being the Ivy League school most focused on diversity and open-mindedness.

It's fantastic you're aiming for a college experience that will broaden your horizons intellectually and socially. Good luck with your search!

8 months ago

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