<p>Are there any colleges and universities with a similar profile that are also public like W&M? What about similar schools that are private? W&M has about 5,700 ug's and 2,000 grad students.</p>
<p>Finding good public liberal arts institutions is no easy task. Evergreen State and UNC-Asheville come to mind first, but both are a fair step down in prestige and a good bit further left on the political scale.</p>
<p>Private LACs similar to William and Mary are a bit easier to locate, though. What do you like most about the college?</p>
<p>College of Charleston</p>
<p>try a search at collegeboard.com-- that should tell ya what you wanna know
<p>I have actually heard quite a few things about the College of Charleston.</p>
<p>thanks for the information. She liked the size, campus and reputation of the school.</p>
<p>There are zero schools exactly like W&M- public universities with an LAC feel that are nationally competitve with top LAC's and the big public and private doctoral institutions. Academically, C of Charleston can't really compare to W&M. </p>
<p>It is so hard to compare W&M to other places because W&M compares more to privates (which, in most cases, are a bit better in the funding dept.). If I had to make any comparisons though, I would say the University of Richmond, Dartmouth, Tufts, Wake Forest, Davidson, Washington and Lee, Georgetown and Univ. of Mary Washington compare in different ways. Some of those schools are more competitve in admissions and some aren't. Richmond is better endowed than W&M and W&M is better endowed than Tufts, but I think its safe to say that both W&M and Tufts are more competitve academically and from an admissions standpoint that Richmond. Wake is similar to W&M but W&M is more competitve to get into while Wake has a bigger sports scene and a med school. Of course Dartmouth has more prestige than W&M, but both schools have similar missions and structure.</p>
<p>Overall, W&M has carved out a very unique niche for itself. Come see the campus to get a feel and ask questions-read the dogstreetjournal or the Flat Hat to see what's going on. Talk to some students.</p>
<p>I am not saying that C of C is on par academically, but it is public, offers a Liberal Arts education, and is good academically. Definetely easier to get into though.</p>
<p>How about Villanova?</p>
<p>How about TCNJ? It is very prestigious in NJ. It has about 5600 fill-time students, 330 part-time students and 850 80 graduate students. 95% of freshmen returned for their sophomore year. 83% graduated in 6 years. The College held on to its number five overall (public and private) ranking in the Best UniversitiesMaster's category for the north in the US News survey.</p>
<p>Our son is a freshman at TCNJ (The College of New Jersey).
It's a medium sized public with a gorgeous campus, small classes, some unique programs. Many capable NJ students choose to attend since it offers value and an atmosphere like some much more expensive privates.
Location is a drawback as there is not much in the immediate vicinity. Our son is taking advantage of the school's proximity to Philadelphia though.
We visited last weekend for Homecoming and was impressed with what we saw and heard. We got a good feeling from the place.</p>