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Options for a laid back conservative thinker

PureLuck347PureLuck347 1 replies1 threads New Member
Our son is a senior and looking into schools. His grades are not stellar, but that is due to health and related issues the last few years. He is actually incredibly smart..
He is or a more conservative mindset, not bigoted, financially conservative. He wants accounting/actuarial. Looking east coast ish - Massachusetts and South. Not a huge sports kid, not really into Greek life either.
Looking near a city and smaller sized. B he would love to go away for a year. He spent a summer away on a semester abroad trip and loved it.
So, pace of life- slow.. no desire for schools with "safe spaces" or coddling of kids.. not terribly liberal.. his sats are around 1200.
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  • mdmamma1707mdmamma1707 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Maybe Babson? It's small, excellent in business, near Boston. Many business schools have conservative student bodies.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5571 replies79 threads Senior Member
    Bryant University. Perfect.
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  • mdmamma1707mdmamma1707 3 replies0 threads New Member
    PP here. It looks like Babson is much more competitive than it used to be! I don't know your son's grades. Maybe take a look at Siena College, in Loudonville, NY. It is very well-respected in the Albany, NY area for its business programs. It is bound to be at least somewhat conservative, as it is Catholic.
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  • PublisherPublisher 8803 replies102 threads Senior Member
    edited October 22
    Mercer University in Macon, Georgia = conservative, accounting, small city, but not sure about actuarial science.

    Most of the schools which offer actuarial science seem to be large universities. Purdue University, for example, is one that offers acturarial science through the math & statistics depts.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 79022 replies701 threads Senior Member
    edited October 22
    Actuarial science will be significantly heavier in math and statistics than accounting.

    https://www.soa.org/institutions/ has a list of colleges which have course offerings that cover varying levels of preparation for actuarial exams. Note that a college in this list may not necessarily have a specific actuarial science major; it may instead have an actuarial concentration or recommended course list under a major like math or statistics.

    http://beanactuary.com/study/ has more information about college study to prepare for actuarial careers.
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  • doschicosdoschicos 21569 replies226 threads Senior Member
    The 3 Bs - Bryant, Bentley and Babson, in order of least to most selective.

    Also, Roger Williams, St. Anselm, and Providence College.
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  • PublisherPublisher 8803 replies102 threads Senior Member
    edited October 22
    OP"s post is not clear about whether he wants accounting or actuarial science, or expects to do both--which would be quite difficult.

    @ucbalumnus: great chart. Not many CAE schools.

    Drake in Iowa & Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania are two of the smaller CAE schools.
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  • kidzncatzkidzncatz 997 replies7 threads Senior Member
    Seconding Robert Morris, in suburban Pittsburgh. Another possibility, though not as close to a major city, is Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.
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  • PureLuck347PureLuck347 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you so much all! Bryant is one that he is looking at. He is not 100% sure if he wants actuarial science or to go towards finance. His plan is to eventually go into teaching after a bunch of years in the corporate world. He is also looking at Endicott, apparently it is much better than it was when I was looking at schools.
    I will have him check out some of the others and I have sent him the links for the actuarial lists! Thank you so much! We would love to see him go down Virginia area, or south as pace of life is more chill than up here.
    He has a 3.0 as of end of school last year.
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  • jennyd223jennyd223 5 replies0 threads New Member
    You might want to look at Fairfield. Good business school, friendly vibe etc. It is not far from NYC and is fairly laid back and conservative.
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  • EmpireappleEmpireapple 1834 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Sienna is a great choice for his interest but I will add it is quite liberal despite being a Catholic College. Maybe because it is in NY? Honestly I think you would be hard pressed to find a college in the Northeast the isn't liberal leaning.
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  • NJWrestlingmomNJWrestlingmom 1315 replies2 threads Senior Member
    St. Joe's in Philly. Also, Lebanon Valley in PA has very strong actuarial. My previous fortune 100 company hired almost all of their actuaries from there. It's not hear a city, but close to Hershey Park.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 222 replies3 threads Junior Member
    2nd St. Joes. Wofford, App State, College of Charleston, James Madison for further south schools.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 79022 replies701 threads Senior Member
    Thank you so much all! Bryant is one that he is looking at. He is not 100% sure if he wants actuarial science or to go towards finance. His plan is to eventually go into teaching after a bunch of years in the corporate world.

    Preparation for actuarial careers overlaps a decent amount with preparation for finance. Also, there is overlap with preparation for teaching math.
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