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Grinnell Vs. Davidson

DVDplayerDVDplayer 142 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
I would like to major in Mathematics and Economics. Which of these schools would be the best? Which one has better professors and more undergraduate research opportunities?
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  • cutepugcutepug 96 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Both are very fine schools; I give Grinnell the edge for real. They win major prizes out of proportion to their size -- such as Marshalls, Rhodes etc. G is more famous and prestigious than D for whatever that is worth. Visit if you can.
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  • wisteria100wisteria100 4165 replies47 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,212 Senior Member
    Disagree that Grinnell is more prestigious than Davidson. Both are excellent. In the East Coast, Davidson considered more highly regarded, in the midwest it would be Grinnell. The schools are more similar than different. Weather of course is different and Davidson is sportier. Academics very fine at both
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  • londondadlondondad 2090 replies61 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,151 Senior Member
    Have you visited Grinnell? It is in a very rural area. You should visit both schools before deciding.
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  • merc81merc81 10017 replies148 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10,165 Senior Member
    Grinnell appears to be strong for mathematics.
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  • citykidcitykid 59 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    I second (or third) the suggestion to visit both, if you are able. Both are excellent schools and you can't go wrong with either. But I think a lot of people from outside of the Midwest write off Grinnell just because of its location, without ever seeing it. My very urban East Coast son would have done the same, but we happened to fit in a visit and he fell in love with it. It's a beautiful campus with amazing facilities and an interesting and highly engaged student body. Admittedly not a ton to do in the surrounding area, but that campus-centric environment appeals to many. He is a very happy freshman there now.
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