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Old 02-26-2011, 07:47 AM   #121
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disneylovin24- How about Hamilton, Stonehill, Clark, Ithaca,Bryant. I don't know if you want to venture out as far as PA but Lafayette and Lehigh.

Can I ask what you didn't like about BC? My daughter is looking at BC but we haven't been up there yet.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:51 AM   #122
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disneylovin24- How about Hamilton, Stonehill, Clark, Ithaca,Bryant. I don't know if you want to venture out as far as PA but Lafayette and Lehigh.

Can I ask what you didn't like about BC? My daughter is looking at BC but we haven't been up there yet.
All of the ones you listed are too far away from cities for me.

It's funny because I was expecting BC to be my first choice and when I was there a few years ago I fell head over heels in love. But, actually taking the tour I just felt the school lacked something. The first place I toured had this wonderful community feeling that I discovered I really want. I feel like BC did not have this community feel and the campus was too spread out for me. I also felt like I was in a medival castle the whole time which did not appeal to me. I know that most people love BC but it's not just what I am looking for now. Something else that could have effected it is that they do not show you much on tour. We saw two class buildings and two libraries and that was it. But like I said it lacked a community feel that I was looking for.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:07 AM   #123
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Can I ask what you didn't like about BC? My daughter is looking at BC but we haven't been up there yet.
I visited with my child. I felt very comfortable with the school. Ultimately it did not make the list, but great reputation, beautiful campus, enthusiastic students.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:11 AM   #124
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BC grad here '87 so a while ago, but I loved it and still love it. It was a great place to go to school. Great "family" feel and I'm still close to several of my friends from that time. They have a great alumni club with activities all the time. Boston is a great city for a college person because of the masses of students in the city. There is plenty to do, tons of cheap eat type places.

I loved that they had the newton campus for freshman. A great first stop away from home, we were all in the same boat.

It however is not on my son's list because his grades are not up to par for it. Any specific questions I'd be happy to help. We fell in love as soon as we stepped into gasson hall.

Also one of my old professors recently passed away, you would be surprised at how many either attended or sent notes to this man's family. Jesuits hold a special place in my heart.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #125
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So who can suggest some private, maybe liberal arts but that does not matter, under 8000 undergrads, competative, schools in the northeast? I have a list of about 8 right now and have my number 1 picked but it can not hurt to get a few more suggestions! And while I do not want to be in the heart of a city I would like to be 30 minutes or less away from one.
Does it have to be NE? There are so many wonderful private liberal arts schools outside of the NE.

In the NE, Haverford, Williams, Swarthmore. ?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:19 AM   #126
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Criteria for our family:

Of course whatever program that kid wants to study and it is ultimately their choice. For the input we as parents can hope to guide towards:

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and I want an airport in the city where the college is located.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:20 AM   #127
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disneylovin24 ~ Check out Drew University in Madison, NJ. Beautiful campus, lovely town, just a train ride away from NYC.
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Ours, too. 3 of the 4 members of our family have gone to Jesuit universities. And we are not even Catholic. Phenomenal education with amazing people.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #129
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Criteria for our family:

Of course whatever program that kid wants to study and it is ultimately their choice. For the input we as parents can hope to guide towards:

Private
Liberal Arts
Smallish in size
and I want an airport in the city where the college is located
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These might be mutually exclusive and if you do find this, it might be cost prohibitive to use the airport. DS18's college town has a small airport, tickets to fly from there to the major airport to get a connecting flight are around $400, plus whatever you pay to get to your ultimate destination.

The school I attended didn't have an airport in town-heck the town WAS the school, but there was one an hour and a half away with regular charter bus service to the airport and many people used that or if parents came to visit, they just rented a car to drive to the school.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:56 AM   #130
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These might be mutually exclusive and if you do find this, it might be cost prohibitive to use the airport. .
Not at all! There are great small private schools in large cities. Of course great ones in not so big cities too.....but I don't think my kids would pick them anyway. So hopefully I won't have to worry.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #131
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Not at all! There are great small private schools in large cities. Of course great ones in not so big cities too.....but I don't think my kids would pick them anyway. So hopefully I won't have to worry.
I thought you meant that the TOWN had to be smallish in size.
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I just went the past two days to look at schools I thought I would love but absolutely hated them! And the school I looked at to look at just in case I did not get into BC (one of the hated schools) I absolutely loved! I found out that I liked smaller schools that are not in the heart of a city.

So who can suggest some private, maybe liberal arts but that does not matter, under 8000 undergrads, competative, schools in the northeast? I have a list of about 8 right now and have my number 1 picked but it can not hurt to get a few more suggestions! And while I do not want to be in the heart of a city I would like to be 30 minutes or less away from one.
Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swathmore, Dickinson, Dartmouth... Keep in mind I've done no research about their stats, they're just the names I thought of...all of these schools are very competitive and in the Northeast. Also, it depends on what major you're interested in. When I was at Bryn Mawr it had one of the best archaeology departments in the country.

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My DD and I visited Carolina yesterday for an accepted students day. My daughter loved everything about it. I was amazed by the extremely friendly students who stopped to help us as we held up our campus map trying to find our way around the campus. She was very impressed by the professors she was able to speak with in the Chemistry dept. As an NC State grad it is hard for me to admit that UNC-CH is a great fit for her! We are very fortunate to have such great universities in NC.

She also applied to Clemson, U of Alabama, Naval Academy, U of Richmond, U of Florida, NC State, and Penn State. We visited most of them if anyone has any questions about those schools.
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I just went the past two days to look at schools I thought I would love but absolutely hated them! And the school I looked at to look at just in case I did not get into BC (one of the hated schools) I absolutely loved! I found out that I liked smaller schools that are not in the heart of a city.

So who can suggest some private, maybe liberal arts but that does not matter, under 8000 undergrads, competative, schools in the northeast? I have a list of about 8 right now and have my number 1 picked but it can not hurt to get a few more suggestions! And while I do not want to be in the heart of a city I would like to be 30 minutes or less away from one.
My daughter is a senior at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY (Long Island). She is an elementary Ed/Math/Special Ed major. They offer a 5 year teaching program where she will end up with her Masters and be certified to teach in NY. They have about 7000 students and a small, pretty campus. They are right next to a train station that goes into NYC. She has been happy there and we are happy with the education she is getting.

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Old 02-26-2011, 11:23 AM   #135
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All of the ones you listed are too far away from cities for me.

It's funny because I was expecting BC to be my first choice and when I was there a few years ago I fell head over heels in love. But, actually taking the tour I just felt the school lacked something. The first place I toured had this wonderful community feeling that I discovered I really want. I feel like BC did not have this community feel and the campus was too spread out for me. I also felt like I was in a medival castle the whole time which did not appeal to me. I know that most people love BC but it's not just what I am looking for now. Something else that could have effected it is that they do not show you much on tour. We saw two class buildings and two libraries and that was it. But like I said it lacked a community feel that I was looking for.
I asked this of a previous poster, but what do you want to study? Some better schools in my area are Union in Schenectady and Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, but they're both fairly small schools (somewhat prestigious...and very expensive, but small).

I also wanted to add another plug for my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. It isn't a private school, but it's in the northeast (western NY), the right size, and is considered one of the best bargains you can get for a quality education. It always makes the list in Forbes and Newsweek for top small colleges/bargains.
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