Looking for LAC's that are somewhat traditional

<p>I've got 760V, 640M, 33 ACT, no desire to take new SAT or look at Ivies either. ND legacy, Eagle Scout, 3.9 uw with several AP's at good public school, active in theater, church stuff. Am looking for LAC which is somewhat traditional in res life, English Dept. Hillsdale/Grove City/Wheaton too too for me. Must have beautiful campus in small town setting. Think ND meets lifestyle criteria but would like smaller. May have to go south? Anywhere in Midwest that fits bill? Ideas, anybody?</p>

<p>Might want to look at Holy Cross-smaller version of Notre Dame. The HC campus is nice and location-1 hour from Boston.</p>

<p>What about Davidson? Not sure if they will accept old SATs.</p>

<p>Also be sure to look at Wake Forest, Davidson, Bucknell, Rhodes, Williams, Bowdoin, Colby, Hamilton, Colgate, Middlebury, William & Mary, All of these are pretty small and somewhat traditional LACs that fit most of your ideal characteristics and stats (a few may be reaches). Check out the profiles of these colleges on collegeboard.com to see of they require the new SATs or not. </p>

Hillsdale/Grove City/Wheaton too too for me.


<p>You mean too religious/fundamentalist? That's what i guess you were trying to say.</p>

<p>Best of luck with the college search! :)</p>

<p>Take a look at Williams. Probably more Eagle Scouts per square foot than any other LAC in the country. I don't know about the new SAT, but it seems to meet all your other requirements. If you have specific questions, let me know. Hamilton would be a good less selective idea.</p>

<p>Common drawbacks to traditional and somewhat conservative liberal arts schools in small-town or rural settings are heavy alcohol consumption and Greek dominance of the social order. If those things don't bother you, several Southern LACs would be good. Given your interest in English, Sewanee would be a good choice, and Furman has a beautiful campus in a small city setting.</p>

<p>In the Midwest, St. Olaf has excellent academics and perhaps a few more conservative and/or religious students than other selective Midwest LACs. Lawrence University and Kalamazoo College would be other options, though again, both are in small cities rather than small towns. </p>

<p>Of the famous northeastern LACs, Bowdoin and Colgate come to mind, but you might find the party culture at the latter annoying. College of Wooster (Ohio) is another small city choice, but one worth investigating.</p>

<p>A few other suggestions: Washington & Lee and Furman, although I see Reid has already mentioned that one! In the midwest, Hanover or Hope might be good choices. Pepperdine on the west coast. If you are a male, take a look at Wabash or Hampden Sydney. If female, check out Hollins.</p>

<p>Along with Elbereth's, Carolyn's and Reidm's suggestions, you might look at the following for English: Kenyon in Ohio. And to reiterate, the English program at Middlebury is reknowned, but Middlebury may be a bit of a reach. </p>

<p>For small town life and match your stats, you can't beat Hamilton, Williams, Bowdoin, Colgate, Davidson, Middlebury and Washington & Lee. Also add to your list, Bates, Colby, Dickinson, Kenyon and Gettysburg. The schools with good theater programs include Hamilton and Davidson, which has a remarkable theater on its campus.</p>

<p>Stats may be a little low for Williams and some of the other top-ten LACs, depending on what next year's app pool looks like and whether you can offer any regional or ethnic diversity as part of your package, but you certainly sound like a good candidate and these would all be excellent reach schools. Bates and Colby might be mre in the match category, and Bates in particular has a very pleasant, down-to-earth quality as well a very nice arts building which includes a lovely theater and small art museum.</p>

<p>If you have any thoughts of engineering, most definitely look at Bucknell. Gorgeous, spotless campus - Georgian architecture set in very nice, but small, historic town. Very active theatre groups - including terrific improv team. The only drawback is it's a good drive from most major cities...oh, and the cost!</p>

<p>Traditional LAC=Colgate. The party scene is not as large as the rep says (time lag) but still present, which may or may not be a good thing. Very solid academics, school spirit up the wazoo, very active alumni network. Beautiful, rural campus in a quaint town.</p>

<p>I would add Denison in Ohio to the list.</p>

<p>Rhodes, Centre, St. Mary's College (Md.) Dickinson</p>

<p>Washington and Lee..</p>

<p>Washington and Lee for sure!</p>