Kalamazoo vs. Centre

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>I was wondering if anyone can help me choose between Centre College and Kalamazoo College. Am worried Centre College's location -- Danville might not have much to offer. I want to take challenging courses, but at the same time am a shopping freak, so I need to shop on weekends.</p>

<p>Any suggestions?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance...</p>

<p>Posted this on your Centre thread before I saw the Kzoo thread:</p>

<p>So, shopping as one of your college requirements? Funny stuff... I know nothing about Centre, but my S is a sophomore at K College. Here are a couple of links regarding shopping in the greater Kalamazoo area, both downtown and suburban malls. There's plenty in the area so it should satisfy a "shopping freak" such as yourself...haha.</p>

<p>Kalamazoo</a> County Convention & Visitors Bureau - Shopping
Kalamazoo</a> Shopping</p>

<p>Hi GoBlueAlumMom,</p>

<p>Thanks for the info! I replied this on that thread:</p>

<p>Hi GoBlueAlumMom, thanks for the locations in Kalamazoo. I already knew about Kalamazoo, but wanted shopping info in Danville.
Shopping is definitely not a college requirement but choosing a college not only involves academics, extracurriculars, social setup, but also choosing the best fit. Some people are happy in a rural, while some in a suburban, and some in an urban setting. So it might be hard for a person to adjust unless one's sure what's one getting into. I'm more used to a big city life, so I don't know what to expect in small towns. My friends at Centre tell me the same thing that they don't have much to do around town but the school's great! Hands down!! Thanks a lot again. Hope you have a good day!</p>

<p>Anyone's got a clue as to which between Centre and Kalamazoo:</p>

<p>• Has a lot of scope for activism,
• Is very liberal-minded and accepts different views,
• Where classes are challenging,
• Technology is up to date, (any tech-savvies?)
• Professors are friendly and helpful,
• Nearby area has a good social scene (to be particular, good shopping malls)</p>

<p>Activist and liberal = not Centre, which is known for being middle-of-the-road and as moderate as its name.</p>

<p>Well, I'm not actually a student at K yet, but I've heard nothing but amazing things about the profs. And classes are supposed to be plenty challenging.</p>