Your guide to liberal arts colleges

Recorded Saturday, May 1 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Liberal arts colleges, like Amherst or Wellesley, are predominantly focused on undergraduate education. Unlike larger universities, their priority is less on research or graduate school and more on providing the best possible learning environment for curious undergraduate students.

So how does that play out in real life? Well, in this stream, Giebien will walk you through what exactly it means to attend a liberal arts college, so you can determine if this path is best for you. He’ll be explaining the pros, cons, and everything in between, so come prepared with questions or just stop by to get the real inside scoop on these schools.

Your host

Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
11:24@bryce:what was ur sat score? how should I approach preparing for the sat
15:33@PamDemic:what was your major
22:11@PamDemic:Do you think some ivy schools like Brown are kinda similar to liberal arts colleges?
29:30@PamDemic:So who will you recommend an liberal arts college too? And how is the social scene at liberal arts college like?
41:47@PamDemic:I am interested in studying finace and I am open to going to an liberal arts college. IS going to Upenn or liberal arts college better to attented for a postgraduate job and alumni network?
55:07@PamDemic:does williams have good alumni network?
56:28@Groner:What LACs have a lot of merit aid?
57:25@Groner:Why would you choose Williams over Amherst? Or Amherst over Williams? What are the best pros/cons for each.
59:48@PamDemic:Tips do gain admissions to liberal arts collges like williams and sarah lawrence?
61:15@Groner:Thank you. This is the best livestream I’ve seen on college vine. One last question : how are athletes treAted on campus ?
63:33@PamDemic:Is there any secret societys?
64:02@Groner:Great answer super helpful


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