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A thread on another section of CC got me thinking about this. Does being in the school of music make a very large university feel smaller? My son has narrowed his search, and while he would prefer a smaller school (and I think it would be a better fit), he does have a couple of large state universities on the list, specifically IU and UIUC. The size and culture of these schools does not really suit him, as he is not interested in sports or the greek system, and is much more an intellectual, introverted sort. His first choice school is NU since they offer a dual degree program, and while NU is much better located for us, Rice sounds like the type of school I would choose for him based strictly on personality. Any insight would be appreciated!