|By Wornoutmom (Wornoutmom) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:19 am: Edit|
Looking for information on both of these schools. I have searched the old posts; nothing really stands out. Looking for any thoughts about the academics, social life, admit rate, etc.; information that can't be found on the school web site.
|By Dke (Dke) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:57 pm: Edit|
You might try posting on the "individual colleges" section of this website....may get better info that way.... think Conn. Coll has a less selective reputation than Hamilton, but an excellent education can be had at both colleges...a friend of mine has two sons, one at Hamilton and one at Conn. College.......she raves about both of them. -
|By Marite (Marite) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:08 pm: Edit|
I think a number of parents may have done trip reports on these colleges some time last summer? Search the Parents'Forum for reports by TheDad, MorganTruce and others. The titles may be College Visits or some such.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:28 pm: Edit|
Another suggestion: Do a search on eopinions...www.eopinions.com... for each school. You can usually find some lengthy reviews.
I have also found that doing a search on each school's web site for the student newspaper and reading the archives is a good way to get a capsule view of campus life and the attitudes of students.
Finally, do a search on livejournal.com using the college name and "Interest" - often, colleges have communities where people talk about what's going on on campus and are willing to answer questions from prospective students. It can also be interesting to read the journals of individual students at the school there.
|By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 02:31 am: Edit|
US News rates Hamilton as significantly more selective than Connecticut College; their selectivity ratings are very useful. Less useful is their peer rating of academic excellence. FWIW Hamilton gets a slight edge on that measure.
I visited Hamilton with my nephew last fall. No core requirements there. A very cool new science building should be done by next year. Got the sense that it would be a very enjoyable place to spend four years and that it was not as academically intense as other LACs of similar selectivity.
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