Question says it all! I'm curious and would like to learn more about LACs.
Here, I'll go first. My favorite LAC from all the ones that I have visited is Bowdoin, because of how tightly-knit the community is. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help each other out. In addition, the academics are competitive and top notch but nowhere near the cutthroat environments that I have heard some other schools to have. People at the school are capable of being as successful as their peers who attend Ivies, yet I find that Bowdoin students truly get to enjoy four years of their life doing something distinctive and memorable... like, wOW. Plus, there is always so much to do around campus and the whole school is lowkey chill. The security guards do their jobs: they are trying to make sure you have fun and stay safe instead of trying to bust you for being drunk at talking to trees at the middle of the night. Plus, the nature and surroundings are BEAUTIFUL. The greatest thing, though? The food. SuperSnacks is the best thing to happen since toilet paper was invented. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 10pm to 1am, the dining halls are FILLED with junk food... I mean, administration isn't stupid. They know the students are some of the the biggest partiers around. I truly believe that Bowdoin is somewhere I can thrive.
The only thing that kind of sucks (not that I really mind because it's pretty hilarious) is that unless they have visited/know of someone who went to Bowdoin, NO ONE knows how to pronounce "Bowdoin"... Even though it's one of the best LACs in the country. Like, Bo-who? Bow-din? Bow-down? Wait no, is it Bah-d(win)? But hey, I don't mind, I'll stick to my tiny LAC community and you can stick to your large and busy research university (if that's the type of thing you're into)! (: