East Coast College Touring Day 4 8/14/2011
Today we took a one hour drive from Syracuse to Hamilton, New York to visit Colgate University. And I have to admit, I found myself liking the school a lot more than I thought I would.
First impression of Hamilton was beautiful. It definitely had a small town feel to it. In fact, we got to Colgate early, so we stopped by the farmer’s market and walked around. The townspeople were really friendly. It was a wonderful way to spend the morning… around homemade doughnuts and handmade jewelry and fresh groceries.
Anyways, here are the interesting things I learned about Colgate University:
- No classes taught by TAs
- Research is really emphasized, and offered in all subjects of study [probably including Art]
- Has core courses you need to take… so liberal arts take on a college.
- Underground tunnels to get around if you don’t want to walk in the cold 😀
- Art students study abroad in Venice!
- Dance festival every year 🙂
- You can get really close to professors. Which in turn makes good networking for future career hunting.
- Career planning center helps you find the perfect grad program for you.
- Buildings and facilities are VERY NICE. Like… they look BRAND NEW. It’s crazy clean… and so… pretty.
- Such a scenic place! The entrance road lined by two rows of trees :O
- Chipwiches are ice cream sandwiches. A specialty dessert at Colgate.
- 13 is THE LUCKY NUMBER.
After the lovely tour, we headed to TORONTO, CANADA to visit my mom’s high school friend whom she hasn’t seen since before I was born :O We got there in time to eat dinner with the friend’s family and went back to their house where Sam, Jason [their son], and I played some Wii 🙂
Good day… good day. Tomorrow, dim sum with that family. Sightseeing in Toronto. Then… driving to visit Niagara Falls the next day!