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Post College Visit
I've just visited UChicago for the first time and really enjoyed it. Of course the campus is beautiful and I love the culture there as well. As a junior, my parents are pretty set on UChicago right now even though it's my first college visit besides out local public. However, even though it's pretty small, I'd like an even smaller school without, hopefully, losing great research opportunities. What other colleges are similar to the same intellectual culture and course difficulty but are a bit smaller? Swarthmore seems inviting but is quite liberal as I've heard for me and especially my parents tastes. Going into chemistry, Caltech seems great but has a lack of good classes outside of STEM and California is quite far. Are these assumptions correct for these schools? Anything else come into mind? Thanks7 replies
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