The Dickinson international program sounds great! I will look into the school more, but I think I’m looking for slightly larger schools. I don’t have a huge preference with size, but would prefer something more between the 4,000 to 15,000 undergrad range.
Based on this note look at Pitt, Macalester (on the list you referenced and U Denver …Also on the list.
Ah the midsized school near but not in a big city is indeed the holy grail! And equally hard to find! In addition to the ones on your list Tufts would qualify I think. Pre recent legal developments my d also applied to Emory which I think is suburban Atlanta and a great midsize school. At this point I wouldn’t send a child (particularly a girl) to Georgia but your parents’ views may differ. Wesleyan is not as near to any big city as they pretend but is an amazing midsize school with access to both Boston and NYC. There are other schools near but not in DC like James Madison, George Mason, and Catholic U but I don’t know much about them.
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