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Hidden Gem Colleges - PA and Midwest
Last summer my son (now a junior) and I toured a few schools and he has decided he prefers smaller LAC's or universities. He also doesn't want to be too remote, but has not completely dismissed it. We are a family looking for merit aid. This spring break we are scheduled to visit Juniata, Dickinson, Muhlenberg, and Ursinus. Not all of these (or maybe none?) could be considered a hidden gem. Side note: For those with knowledge, I would love to hear feedback on any of these schools!
Looking ahead, we would try to visit a few more in April and May. What are some hidden gem colleges in the Midwest and PA? My son is hoping to stay within OH, PA, IN, MI, IL, and possibly NY. He is a good student, good test scores (ACT 32+), and is an average nice kid with a somewhat quiet personality until he finds his group. He is not concerned with rankings and can find friends most places although would prefer to stay away dominant greek life. Thanks for your input!