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Finding A College That Fits for 2,800 spots in its incoming freshman class." Northeastern's vice president for enrollment man- agement attributes part of the surge to the school's co-op model where students alternate between semesters of study and relevant employment. No matter what a prospective college student values, to help minimize the anxiety around the college selection and application process, Tim Lee coun- sels parents to remember that the landscape has changed tremendously since they applied to school. He estimates that, in 1985, there were roughly 50 schools that accepted less than half of their applicants, while today there are over 300. But perhaps the best advice to heed from these four college counselors is that there are no absolute bad or good schools; a good school is all about fit with a student's learning profile, per- sonality, and aspirations. As you read through the list of schools below, consider the attributes that are important to your student's success. And rest assured, this list includes just a small per- centage of the approximately 2,500 colleges and universities in the United States alone. NESCAC- & Ivy League-type schools with intellectual rigor n Carleton College, Northfield, MN n Earlham College, Richmond, IN n Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA n Kenyon College, Gambier, OH n Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR n Macalester College, St. Paul, MN n Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH n Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA n Reed College, Portland, OR n University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA n Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA NESCAC-type schools that are not quite as hard to get into n Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA n College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ n College of Wooster, Wooster, OH n Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA n Denison University, Granville, OH n Guilford College, Greensboro, NC n Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL n Lawrence University, Appleton, WI n New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL Urban experience schools n College of Charleston, Charleston, SC n Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA n Texas Christian Academy, Fort Worth, TX n Tulane University, New Orleans, LA n University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL n University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA n University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 58 WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 PHO TO COURTESY OF WHITMAN COLLEGE

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