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Underrated gems. Colleges that are never mentioned on CC but are really fantastic.

privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
edited May 24 in Parents Forum
I would like to help create a list for parents and potential students of great schools that never get mentioned on CC but produce great results. Or your alma mater that doesn’t get much love but has served you really well in real life.

Bryant University. Smithfield, RI

Awesome business school known for producing top accountants and entrepreneurs in southern New England. Beautiful campus and grounds.
Division one sports (former duke lacrosse coach is HC now).
Smart kids. A top choice locally and was more of a commuter school 30 years ago. Now has 95 percent of the kids living on campus.
Huge acreage like big horse farm, really safe small town location.
10 minutes from providence. 35 minutes for Worcester. 50 miles to Boston.

Former summer home of the New England Patriots.

Home to many business forums around women in business.

Also has a permanent international business center and deep ties to business in China.

It’s a more of big LAC size school than a university but definitely a pre professional vibe for students who want that business focus. It is a full university in terms of traditional majors. I wouldn’t go their for some of the more esoteric liberal arts majors and super stem type majors.

But it’s a really beautiful school and sting financially.

They were able to pay their president 6mm dollars in 2017. He was a former Senator from the state of Rhode Island. If you are for the area it’s a big name school. Especially strong in producing high end CPAs. Offers a MST and MBA as well.
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  • compmomcompmom 10762 replies76 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Bennington. Beautiful campus in Vermont, white clapboard dorms and hills. Interdisciplinary and independent work, field work term every winter.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78229 replies690 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    How about any public LAC?
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2534 replies33 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    Kenosha College in Wisconsin is supposed to be a pretty good school. The son took Chemistry 112A at WashU with a professor who was the Chem department undergraduate advisor. And the professor was a grad of Kenosha.
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 12668 replies29 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    Bennington definitely has been mentioned on CC. The schools that never get mentioned on CC are the heavily pre-professionally-focused ones even though many of their grads do well (like Bryant).

    University of Baltimore, is another. It's a public who's grads outearn Swarthmore grads and far outearn Bennington grads (via data from the National College Scorecard). Of course, pointing that out will draw the crowd that says College Isn't Just About Earnings. And those who sniff at "trade schools". But facts are facts, and UBaltimore looks like a good value to MD residents.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Assumption and Stonehill.

    Love Georgetown Nd and Boston College. But want a smaller lac style experience.

    These two small Catholic lacs are for you. One in Greater Worcester mass. Home to Clark wpi and holy cross.

    Stonehill College is in Easton ma. Quiet little town 25 miles from Boston.

    @ucbalumnus public lacs

    Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. And the Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts are two really good ones.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    @hebegebe Do you have some specifics at all? Trying to create this as a list of sorts for the members who may not be very involved here or ivy bound.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Keene State College and Plymouth State College.

    Both in beautiful New Hampshire. Have excellent scholastics and are very affordable. Many majors and strong campus life and supportive communities.

    Plymouth NH is a larger town in terms northern part of the state. Two exits from Waterville Valley Ski resort. Less than an hour to cannon mountain where bodi Miller was groomed. And the white mountains. Also next the the holderness school and covered outdoor skating rink. It’s a warm and inviting environment.

    Same with Keene. On the border with Massachusetts and Vermont. Near mt Monadnock, a very climable little peak. Good size city/town with a real outdoorsy vibe.
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  • brickkickerbrickkicker 24 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Do you mean Carthage College in Kenosha? I don't think there's a Kenosha College. UW-Parkside is also there.
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  • SouthernHopeSouthernHope 2065 replies209 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    I don't know if this is truly unknown but it was completely unknown to me and so that qualifies it in my mind. And that is the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Its undergraduate international business program has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 20 consecutive years.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    @SouthernHope exactly.

    Do you know anything about Christopher Newport or Mary Washington?

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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @thumper1 great little school. Right on the ocean and cliff walk in Newport ri. One of the most exciting places in the world from April to October. And quiet and nice in the winter. Salve has excellent men and women’s d3 sports too. Facilities are awesome mixed in with the famous mansions of Bellevue Avenue. They offer programs up to the PhD level as well in certain disciplines.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5273 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @cptofthehouse awesome post. Thank you. Love Iona.
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