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Colgate, Skidmore, Cornell

rrebahrrebah Posts: 24Registered User New Member
edited March 2012 in Colgate University
We're from the northwest corner of the US and s was accepted at Colgate, Skidmore and Cornell. Will be visiting the end of August, however not very familiar with the this area or upstate NY schools. Expect my s will enroll in one of the 3. Seeking an objective opinion to help compare options.
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  • newport28newport28 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I guess my first suggestion would be to ask your son why he applied to these three "different" schools and what about them perked his interest. A quick visit in April to all three may solidify his choice. I believe a decision is due by May 1st for accepted students. I not sure what a visit in August is going to accomplish.
  • rrebahrrebah Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    Thanks for writing actually meant to say visiting in April although I expect there will be another trip in August. What sparked interest - Cornell, hotel school, small program in a bigger school emphasis on nutrition & sustainability, Colgate, small school, strong student body, emmphasis science/nutrition - Skidmore, small school, good reviews, excercise physiology/nutrition program. Any read on the three helpful.
  • markhammarkham Posts: 319Registered User Member
    What interesting choices! I expect that your visits will deliver the decision as they have very different characteristics. Of course the schools' websites will give you much of the background you need to prepare our questions for staff and faculty about course work in various majors, the core curriculum and distribution requirements for graduation.

    From my viewpoint, Colgate is a unique and and therefore popular LAC due to its size- larger than most elite LACs with 2900 students and matching ratio of faculty for the hallmark teaching ratio that's so important, D1 sports and large number of course offerings- all alongside its rankings but mainly because of its ambition to be "the best liberal arts university" in the country. More than 2/3 of students go on study groups off campus for a semester.

    Cornell has the feel of a largish (12000+ students) university with its various colleges about 90 minutes away. Skidmore is smaller, more arty and laid back with a newish campus about 2 hours from Colgate.

    Have a great trip and good luck with your search!
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