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What colleges offer a vibe similar to William and Mary but aren't as well known?

Hey everyone, I really love the vibes at the College of William and Mary—the history, the tight-knit community, and the focus on undergraduate teaching. I'm trying to expand my list with schools that have a similar feel, but maybe aren't as high profile. Smaller schools or hidden gems would be great. Any ideas?

8 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand the allure of colleges like William and Mary. Since you're charmed by the historical aspect and tight-knit community, have you considered St. Mary's College of Maryland? It’s a public honors college with a strong focus on the liberal arts and a beautiful waterfront setting. There’s a sense of tradition and close faculty-student interaction, similar to William and Mary.

Another option that might appeal to you is Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. It's an intimate liberal arts college with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and fostering a supportive community. The campus has a rich historical feel while also being focused on modern undergraduate experiences.

Lastly, Sewanee: The University of the South, located in Tennessee, offers a similar vibe with its Gothic architecture and a cohesive campus community. They also uphold a strong honor code which, like William and Mary, contributes to a unique sense of student integrity and trust.

I hope these suggestions help you find that perfect 'fit' school you're looking for! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to discuss further or need more ideas!

8 months ago

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