Thank you for giving me some ideas. I initially looked at a few ivies, but then I thought about it. Sure, the name is nice, and a couple of them meet some of my needs. Here is...everything I want out of a college.
1. Small undergrad community (2000 students or less), with an undergrad focus (or, not just pushed aside for grads).
2. Majority of classes are small (15 or less), and with the exception of core-classes no large-scale classes. Great staff:student ratio.
3. LAC curriculum/environment
4. Need blind admissions and loan-free financial aid.
5. Great career center/services.
6. Decent college town (doesn't have to be NY/Boston, but not in the middle of nowhere with no decent town minutes away).
With all 6 of those I think that makes all the colleges (great list though!) on your list moot to me. Great colleges, but not for me.
However, now I'm hearing it's not smart to have a non work/study job during the academic year, and to get into business school you don't need to have a non-intensive part time job/year round internship? Would it be smarter to NOT choose a school based on the ability to get a job for the academic year?
Last edited by Poseidenj; 08-12-2009 at 05:46 PM.