Olivia Coleman, Senior | Lycoming College | Political Science/ Philosophy & Law
I selected Lycoming College primarily for the academic structure. I sat in on a class the first time I visited and fell in love with the lecture style. I also believe the small class sizes and close interactions with professors are things I would not find at many other institutions. The residential atmosphere was, and still is, uplifting and homey.
I have made a lot of friends and built strong relationships with faculty and staff while I attended Lycoming College. I think the networking opportunities will certainly be something I can reflect on and utilize in the future. I also believe the liberal arts education strongly attributed to this intellectual pool of knowledge I now possess in ways other schooling may not have done. My time at Lycoming College has also greatly contributed positively to my persona both inside and outside of the classroom.
Finding a school at which I could comfortably spend four years at was not an easy feat when I graduated high school. Independent institutions have the ability to be more personal in how they create their ambiance. I believe education is directly at the forefront of these types of colleges. They do not have as many public interferences with their goals. This is important because they then have the chance to achieve their objectives with minimum outside influence. As an individual, this is important to me, as I want the college to be a reflection of who I want to be and who I am, as I wish to also be to the institution. I support all forms of higher education, however, I believe those goals I sought are more obtainable at an independent or private college.
Some adjectives that describe me: outgoing & diligent.
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