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New England colleges with engineering and green space, not too big?

Post date: 2019-10-29 02:21:01
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My son is looking for Goldilocks: a small college (5k-10k) in New England (less than four hours from Providence, say) with some green space on campus (to play frisbee with friends), where he can study (probably mechanical) engineering. Any suggestions?

Oh, and Tuition Exchange, too.

He's what they call a strong candidate and he wants a challenging program, with a chance to be in a traditional, leafy campus (not in a city).

So far he has seen a few:
  • University of New Haven is promising: they're really investing in their science & engineering, with a new building under construction. But not very green, from what we could see through the fogged-up windows of a bus.
  • Sacred Heart (which was...I forget, but not love at first sight).
  • Fairfield is so expensive!
  • University of Rhode Island is too damn big, at about 15k students, but its engineering program is well-regarded here.
  • Quinnipiac's buildings are pretty ugly and piled atop each other, despite being next to a beautiful state park.
  • and they closed down the open house early at Roger Williams University so all I have seen is the beautiful views obscured by sheets of pounding rain.


Still to be seen are Seton Hall, Dartmouth, and maybe we'll give Roger Williams a second chance.

Someone has suggested Dartmouth (promising, if we can swing FA), Trinity (which might be too small), and WPI (too small, no green space), RPI (same), and Assumption (same).

What are our Rumsfeldian "unknown unknowns" that you can suggest? Thanks for any suggestions!
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