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What are some colleges similar to Pomona College in terms of size, academics, and vibe?

Hey everyone! I've fallen in love with Pomona College because of its small size, strong academics, particularly in the humanities, and the laid-back, collaborative atmosphere. Can anyone suggest other colleges that have a similar feel? I'm trying to expand my college list with more options that fit this vibe, but I'm sorta stuck after my dream school. Any suggestions for similar liberal arts colleges or smaller universities would be awesome!

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great to hear you've found a school that resonates with you so strongly! Since you love Pomona's size and focus on the humanities, I'd suggest looking into other colleges in the Claremont Consortium, like Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd (although it's more STEM-focused), Scripps, or Pitzer. They share resources and campuses, which means you'll get the benefit of that close-knit community within a larger context.

Beyond Claremont, consider schools like Swarthmore College, Carleton College, and Middlebury College. They're all small liberal arts colleges known for rigorous academics and an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. You'll find each has its own unique atmosphere, but they all foster a collaborative and supportive environment.

While they might be a bit larger, Wesleyan University and Vassar College are also known for similar vibes and might be worth adding to your list. Keep an open mind as you explore these options—while each school is unique, they attract students with intellectual curiosity and a desire for a tight-knit community. Good luck with your college search!

8 months ago

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