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Vibrant Communities

What are “vibrant communities”?

These campuses don’t shut down at 6 p.m. Whether you want to build, dance, plan, explore, or just play ball, these schools offer activities and events that help students keep on learning even after the books are closed.
Most of these schools are highly residential; encouraging students to live on or near campus so that they can take advantage of all the school has to offer. That means great social opportunities and the chance to make good friends, the kind you can really bond with.

Speakers, seminars, unique films and artistic events — you name it, these schools have it. Every one is different — every one has a unique focus. But every one has a lot to offer.

College is about more than classes and books. At no other time in your life will you have so many chances to explore new experiences, to live and grow. Finding a school that offers a real campus experience is part of finding the right fit for you. Employers and graduate schools look for graduates who are used to handling many different activities and responsibilities. Students are more than a transcript—these schools give you a chance to find out how much more.