We’d completely burn up your data plan if we listed every reason. But as long as you’re asking, we’ll warm you up with a few:
And that’s just for starters. Feel free to rattle off any of those when you tell your friends why you’re ready to go over 300 miles to get to college. (85% of our students travel that far to get here, and come to think of it, why aren’t your friends coming here, too?)
If you need more than bullet points to make a huge decision like where to go to college, though, chew on this.
You’ve probably figured out that we have the “life” part of “school--life balance” down. The Princeton Review has us at or near the top of the list for Most Engaged in Community (#1), College City (#1), Happiest Students (#4), Best-Run College (#4), Quality of Life (#9) and Most Active Student Government (#12). But the “school” part is pretty amazing, too. You’ll learn from faculty like Walter Isaacson, the best-selling author and former leader of the Aspen Institute, and hear from guests like the Dalai Lama. You’ll have a chance to explore a city that was founded 300 years ago (but which has roots that go back even farther). With a nation-wide alumni network of over 140,000 people, many of whom are leaders in their fields, you’ll always have an in somewhere. And while it’s great to have a network, we also know our students are more than capable of doing great things on their own with our internship database shared by an elite group of universities including Duke, Brown, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Emory, and Princeton, and our one-credit career development course, “Majors, Internships, and Jobs,” that teaches skills in résumé building, interview preparation and professional social media.