One of the most important parts of the college application process is creating a balanced list, full of schools that a student would actually want to attend if accepted. As part of our four-part series on different categories of colleges and universities, we introduce you and your child to Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs). LACs are known for their small class sizes, interdisciplinary academics and close-knit communities. Join us as we highlight the top LACs, what type of student attends LACs and what admissions officers are looking for in an application.
Andrew has a BA in psychology from Beloit College and an M.Phil. from the University of Oslo in Norway, focusing on comparative and international education. Andrew worked in admissions at Gettysburg College and New York University. Additionally, he worked as a college counselor at two independent schools for seven years.
Emily received a BA from Middlebury College and an M.S.Ed. in higher education from University of Pennsylvania. Emily has more than six years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including Swarthmore College, Temple University and Penn, where she evaluated applicants for the Wharton School. Emily manages a caseload of clients as well as a team of AcceptU counselors. Emily is an IECA Associate Member.
Nate has an MS from SUNY/University at Albany and a BA from SUNY Geneseo. Nate was an admissions reader at University of California – Berkeley and Occidental College. Additionally, Nate has been a college counselor at both public and independent schools.
Sarah received a BA from Davidson College and M.Div. from Vanderbilt University. Sarah has more than seven years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including Emory University, College of Charleston and Vanderbilt. Sarah also spent five years working in nonprofit program management and leads AcceptU’s partnerships with college access organizations. Sarah manages a caseload of clients as well as a team of AcceptU counselors. Sarah is an IECA Associate Member.