For those of you not in the 'Cac, we're talking small liberal arts colleges with a student population often not much larger than your high schools.
We're looking at you, Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Colby, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan and Williams -- the schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. NESCAC students like myself have heard it all, from "I've never heard of your college before!" to "Wow your campus is so small!" But we wouldn't change a thing.
We were blessed with a kickass liberal arts education, experienced the beauty of a low student-faculty ratio, and honestly surviving those frigid New England winters really built character.
And it goes without saying, but seriously you wouldn't trade your college experience for the world.
CORRECTION: This article previously misstated that Swarthmore and Haverford are part of the NESCAC.