College Admissions Profiles

Schools in a rural setting are generally thought of as those located more than an hour outside of a major city. These schools have strong campus communities to make up for the lacking of off-campus opportunities; oftentimes, concerts or speakers that would be featured off-campus at suburban or urban schools are featured on campus in university facilities at rural schools. As such, rural schools very much comprise and direct their own atmospheres, instead of becoming a subset if their surrounding communities. These schools often are surrounded by small “college towns,” whose environments are likewise dictated by their adjacent colleges. Rural colleges are not as accessible to transportation options and in many cases may require longer trips to and from campus. Examples of colleges in rural settings include Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Mississippi, and Clemson University.

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