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Finding colleges that fit my current high school experience?

Hey guys, so I've got a pretty tight-knit community here at my high school, where the classes are rigorous but the environment is super supportive. I wanna find colleges with that kind of personal, collaborative atmosphere but that still challenge me academically. Any suggestions on how to search for colleges that mirror this vibe?

7 months ago

Hey there! You're on the right track wanting to find a college that aligns with what you value in your high school. A great place to start is to look into smaller liberal arts colleges, as they are often known for close-knit communities and strong academics. Colleges like Amherst, Williams, and Swarthmore come to mind. Another idea is to look into schools with residential college systems, like Rice, where living and learning environments are integrated to foster companionship and collaboration.

When researching, don't hesitate to reach out to current students or alumni through the admissions office to get a sense of the community. Check out virtual campus tours as well to visualize yourself in the environment. And remember, visiting the colleges in person, if possible, almost always gives you the best feel of whether a school's atmosphere will be the right fit for you!

Best of luck with your search!

7 months ago

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