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Colby vs Holy Cross vs Boston College

student515student515 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
I don't know what school would be best to go to, doeos anyone have any advice which school is the best? I want a liberal arts school, and I don't mind a rural location. I would lean towards Colby, but I'm a little hesitant just because it's only 1800 students. I want to major in biology, (not premed) so a school that will help me on that path is also important. Thanks!

Replies to: Colby vs Holy Cross vs Boston College

  • otispotisp Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    Although it's a great school, and has a beautiful campus that's just a short train ride from downtown Boston, BC really isn't an LAC. Holy Cross is kind of BC's liberal arts equivalent, and is less than an hour to its west (although some folks aren't wild about Worcester, the campus itself is very nice). Colby is definitely rural, but Mayflower Hill is gorgeous. My D attends an LAC that has slightly fewer than 1800 students, and my S attends one with a few more. Both consider the small size of their colleges to be a huge advantage and neither feels that they keep running into the same people all of the time.
  • Massmom2015Massmom2015 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    @student515: The education's amazing, as are the people and the Colby campus. I'm sure for what your requirements are that this would be the best fit...good luck!
  • SophieatColbySophieatColby Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Hi @student515! Colby's Biology program is renowned as one of the best in the country, and the school's small size actually benefits Biology students. At larger schools, with graduate programs, research opportunities are generally awarded exclusively to graduate students. At Colby, the majority of undergraduates who have demonstrated skill in the field of Biology research are able to work under their professors throughout the entire duration of their college career, putting them ahead of most undergraduates at larger schools. There are also a number of research internships readily available through Colby's Career Center.
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