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Macalester VS Colorado College

sonic.vsonic.v Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
edited June 2008 in Colorado College
They rank same in the US News.
And I got in both.
My major is Econ+Political Science~
plan to do international business in the future
What do you guys think??
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Replies to: Macalester VS Colorado College

  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Hi sonic,

    Have you visited both schools?

    How do you like the locations, campuses, students?

    And mostly, do you click with the block plan?

    Read the "Input" thread. That will give you a lot to chew on.
  • sonic.vsonic.v Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    no, I just have visited Macalester.
    So I might have to visit CC these days.
  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Where are you from?
  • bouldercoboulderco Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    My son is a freshman economics major at CC. CC was his #1 choice. Macalester was his 2nd choice.

    Both have beautiful campuses. CC's location is excellent for the outdoor opportunities it provides. Macalester's location is excellent for it's access to all that is available in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Twin Cities have a lot more to offer culturally, and with business internships, than you will find in Colorado Springs. Macalester gets the nod for food (amazing cafeteria). CC gets the nod for weather. Colorado can be cold and snowy, but it also has more sunny days then just about anywhere. The average temperature at CC in the winter, while cold, is still much warmer than at Macalester.

    For International business, perhaps Macalester would have an edge. There seems to be more of an international focus at Macalester than at many other schools.

    The reason my son chose CC? The Block Plan. You really need to understand the block plan and it's benefits, and decide if the block plan is for you.

    In any case, you have two great schools to choose between.
  • sonic.vsonic.v Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    I'm from China~
  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Hi Sonic,

    what did you decide?
  • sonic.vsonic.v Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    I just came back from CC. Now I think I like CC a little more. Beautiful scenery , friendly people and strong academic, one thing really impressed me is that it seems every CC kid loves their life there.
  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    "one thing really impressed me is that it seems every CC kid loves their life there."

    Hi sonic,

    Makes me happy to hear this!
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 26,432 Senior Member
    Son's good friend is going to Macalester. Son is going to CC. Definitely 2 schools that appeal to like personalities.
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