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Universities with a LAC feel

09xoxo09xoxo Posts: 652Registered User Member
edited March 2007 in College Search & Selection
Yeah, so I'm looking for somewhat selective universities with a LAC feel (no, really?), or just large-sized LACs (oxymoron much?). Lately, I have fallen in love with Princeton, with it's beautiful campus and small college feel, but hey, everyone needs matches and safeties.
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Replies to: Universities with a LAC feel

  • ohh miss zannaohh miss zanna Posts: 2,866Registered User Senior Member
    Even though Rice is very strong in the sciences, I'd say they have an LAC feel.
  • Luxar3000Luxar3000 Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    Emory brands itself as such a university, but I've never attended so I only have anecdotal evidence to the affirmative.
  • amykinsamykins Posts: 443Registered User Member
    I always think of University of Chicago in this way-- 4400 ugrad, 9000 grad, all professors teach ugrad classes, focus on discussion-based classes.

    And, oh yeah, there's a major hospital right here, more research opportunities than there are students to fill them, and a business school and a law school right by campus.
  • kmasskmass Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    College of William and Mary would definitely fit what you're asking.

    So would UC Santa Cruz i would think
  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout Posts: 5,381Registered User Senior Member
    Rice University
  • boysx3boysx3 Posts: 5,163Registered User Senior Member
    Emory definietely has that "LAC" feel
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 226Registered User Junior Member
    Duke, Dartmouth, Columbia, Chicago, WashU, Brown, Rice, Emory, Tufts, Wake, W&M, Brandeis, Rochester, Case, Pepperdine, SMU, Tulsa, Clark, U of Denver, TCU, U of San Diego (those are just a few going down the US News top tier list)

    Larger LAC options: Wesleyan, Colgate, Oberlin, Bucknell, Holy Cross, St. Olaf, Richmond, Union
  • Just_BrowsingJust_Browsing Posts: 661Registered User Member
    Brandeis has about 3,000 undergrad.

    A LAC that's a bit like a university might be one of the Claremont Colleges, its five LAC's all on the same campus; which is a bit closer to a university.
  • MADadMADad Posts: 1,804Registered User Senior Member
    University of Rochester.
    4000 undergrads
    Most grad students are off campus at the hospital complex, or at the Eastman school downtown.
  • huskem55huskem55 Posts: 4,284User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    (columbia definitely does not fall into this category)

    Tufts and Brown are two of the most cited examples
  • swish14swish14 Posts: 1,325Registered User Senior Member
    William and Mary/Rice/Claremont colleges/Wake Forest all have the best of both worlds of undergrad focus without the suffocatingly, small "everyone knows my business" environment that some LACs have.
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Posts: 3,344Registered User Senior Member
    Wake Forest University for sure
  • lolabellelolabelle Posts: 2,293Registered User Senior Member
    I second Huskem's statement that Tufts and Brown are the best examples of LAC-feel universities. Best of both worlds!
  • gellinogellino Posts: 3,017Registered User Senior Member
    Dartmouth is probably the best example size and feel wise. Princeton certainly has UG feel with none of the main three pre-professional programs, although it does have PhD programs in most major areas of study.
  • betterday55betterday55 Posts: 1,465Registered User Senior Member
    what about Carnegie Mellon?
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