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Need LAC suggestions for future "Nate Silver" kid... :-)

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  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    2mrmagoo wrote:
    Agatha1939, Haverford has stats. They have a variety of concentrations within math and it looks like a stats minor

    Yes you are right, I miss that. Haverford seems a nice school and not very isolated, so hopefully S will like it when we visit. Thanks!
  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    I think I mentioned this before, but Case Western might work for him.

    S didn't like Case Western from his research (I know, he's very pick,... sigh), but I am keeping it in my list of maybes in case we have time to visit and he changes his mind. Thanks!
  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @57special Yes, Canadian schools are very competitive and not a match for anyone... but more than that, they are HUGE schools, and even though it seems S is more open to universities, I think if he does choose that he will eventually settle in a smaller one. UofT for example has very large classes and lots of TAs. But yes, the weather there would be just perfect! :-)
  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    I would recommend visiting Swarthmore when you go to see Haverford, if only to compare.

    I will definitely include Swarthmore and any other school in the area if we go to visit Haverford. He did change his mind about Carleton after visiting, so he may see that Swarthmore is not THAT bad (although I also have never heard anybody say it's NOT a competitive/cutthroat school). Thanks!
  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Also, I still think Grinnell is also worth looking at, because the vibe sounds exactly right.

    Yes, Grinnel is still in our list, it has an excellent reputation, S is in contact with them already asking info about their programs. Thanks!
  • homerdoghomerdog Registered User Posts: 687 Member
    @agatha1939 If the MMSS degree is right up his alley at NU, I would check it out. My husband and I are NU grads and it's not in an "urban area" like you said in one of your posts. It's in a Chicago suburb and up against Lake Michigan. It's not in the middle of nowhere but that's an advantage. It's a proper campus and not in a city. And the MMSS program is small. I had two very good friends who were MMSS majors (back in the 80s) and they were very tight with the other kids in the program. Seems like it's the perfect match.
  • agatha1939agatha1939 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @homerdog Yes, he is VERY interested in the MMSS program, he's been in contact with them since he found out about the program and every time he gets more information he likes it more and more. I have a feeling that if he approves the school when we visit (he read a few bad things about Greek Life and kids being "cliquey", so he wants to check it in person), NU will be his 1st choice because of the program.

    And you are right, NU undergrad is not urban, that was a mistake, I got it mixed with their med school. But suburban is fine with him and may be the perfect compromise, a proper campus but close to the city for more options. If it happens, I will be very happy too! :-)

    Thanks!
  • homerdoghomerdog Registered User Posts: 687 Member
    @agatha1939 I think NU can be a bit cliquey but not necessarily in a negative way. The theater kids hang out together, the journalism kids hang out together...and then of course there are the fraternity and sororities. BUT, many kids meet other kids in their major and make friends that way. Since MMSS is a small program, I think those kids end up finding their tribe there. In general, it still feels Midwestern even though it has its fair share of east and west coast kids. I think the "niceness" factor is pretty high. Good luck finding a good fit!
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