Good LAC's that De-Emphasize Volunteer Work/EC's

<p>It seems LAC's seem to value these two more than most state schools or research universities?
However, I know a couple like New College of Florida and Reed where having a less robust resume when it comes to these won't hurt terribly come admission time (if things like class rigor/GPA are up to snuff).</p>

<p>Are there any other higher-ranked LAC's that use similar philosophies? ie not adamant that all their students be perfect idyllic circles?</p>

<p>sorry to hijack your thread but what are research universities? i hear the term used a lot.</p>

<p>Research universities offer BA's, but also have extensive graduate programs. That's my understanding of it. Most used examples I've seen are Johns Hopkins and Georgetown.</p>

<p>alright well i don't know very much about many LAC's so good luck with your question!</p>

<p><em>bump</em> any help appreciated</p>

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sorry to hijack your thread but what are research universities? i hear the term used a lot.

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<p>Basically this list:
Association</a> of American Universities</p>