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What schools are similar?

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  • bct1989bct1989 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    according to 2007 Stats Bates had 29% acceptance vs CC 32%, and the median differences were 20-30 points per section, slight drops, but numbers really only matter when they are key with acceptance, which really isnt the case at either school. my saying that bates is slightly more difficult to get in to was really based on these numbers and CC having aprx 400 more students, leaving more room for admitted students. both are great schools, neither "better" than the other, and truely hope that i will be admitted to atleast one within the next week or two, so that i will have gotten in to one of my top two choices (if i get into both, id be two for two!)
  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Good luck, bct1989, and please let us know!
  • bct1989bct1989 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    thanks. just got both letters. accepted at CC, but not at Bates... on the bright side i wont have to decide between to great schools.
  • swimming08swimming08 Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    Congratualtions on your acceptance to CC. BTW, my earlier post cited freshman admission stats for last year ( 2008, not 2007). The information was taken directly from each schools web-site.
  • CanadianmomCanadianmom Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Congratulations, bct, and welcome to CC!

    Here are a few things to notice on the bright side, as undoubtedly you will have some feelings about "what could have been" at Bates:

    Weather--CC has a huge amount of sunshine, and the winters are not as brutally cold as in ME nor as dark and long.

    Town--yeah, my kid complains about Colorado Springs, but it is a metropolis compared to Lewiston. Plus you are about an hour from Denver and less than another hour from Boulder for variety on block breaks. Much less congested than the drive to Boston.

    Terrain--close to some of the best skiing, hiking and climbing on the continent.

    Student body--I noted on another thread that you are from NC. I'm originally from GA, now BC, and I'm really sensitive to pretentiousness. Although Bates seemed pretty good to me on this issue (S and I visited both), it is still in that phalanx of elite New England schools. CC has the Colorado vibe with a nice alert yet laid back feel to it. A big majority of the students participate in some kind of sport, and overall they are really fit and healthy looking.

    Block Plan--My son just loves it! Classes are small & discussion based, the work is pretty intense, but every 3 1/2 weeks you have one exam and/or paper and it's done. Long enough break to get away, and never any work over major school vacations.

    Wishing you all the best and really hope you are happy at CC!
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 26,432 Senior Member
    My son picked CC over an ivy,and over some very nice merit choices even though he knew little about the school in terms of reputation or from anyone who had gone there. He visited it for a few days, and he was hooked. Loved it. Loves it. The block plan is tailor made for a kid like him. He was getting pretty down and tired about academics and this has really put new life in him. I could not be happier for him. I have never seen him so happy!
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