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“They don’t know that the isolation is actually the opposite of isolating. You have direct access to: enough nature to spend a lifetime exploring (and the resources free to do it through backpacking, skiing, canoeing etc.), fantastic and genuinely caring professors, brilliant students from all over the country and world, beautiful athletic facilities, and consistently solid food through the college services and local dining. There are social, religious, therapeutic, and technological resources to ensure you feel well-connected within the college, and tons of work and volunteer opportunities to get involved outside the Purple Bubble in the surrounding area.” -Sherpa Mack, Williams College

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School?

“People don’t know how interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon is. They either know us as the tech giants producing world-renowned computer scientists or engineers or as the very artsy school producing Broadway stars. Many people don’t realize just how much of a cross-disciplinary place CMU can be.” -Sherpa Jeremy, Carnegie Mellon University

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“People don’t know that unlike other prestigious schools in the United States, Georgetown is not an institution with a cutthroat mentality. The community here is unique in that even though everybody is extremely smart and motivated, they are also very supportive. Hoyas want to see their peers succeed just as much as themselves.” -Sherpa Anthony, Georgetown University

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“Many people are scared of the academic rigor at Yale, but they underestimate the amount of student support. In addition to countless academic and transitional advisors for freshmen, there are so many ways to get free tutoring from certified students in the subject you’re struggling with-peer tutors, residential college tutors, TAs, and specialized programs like the Writing Center. Also (unrelated), the dining halls close at 7 for dinner but you get used to it in the first two weeks and learn to make great use of the school-subsidized snacking areas known as ‘butteries.'” -Sherpa Varsha, Yale University

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“Wake is somewhat of a hidden gem, especially for someone like me from the West Coast.Greek life is an important aspect of the campus community, but there are many other ways to be involved on campus and find your “niche.” Clubs on campus range from your typical book reading club to club cross country and even a frisbee club. As a sophomore here at Wake, straight from the distant San Francisco Bay Area, I can say wholeheartedly that I have no regrets coming to Wake. Students at Wake come from all over the country, allowing one to perhaps step out of your comfort zone. The people, thanks in part to the warm southern hospitality, are incredibly welcoming. I would not trade my decision to attend Wake Forest University for anything else, I absolutely and unequivocally love it.” -Sherpa Ryan, Wake Forest University

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“Many people assume that Hopkins is just a very good science school– but the humanities here are out of this world. The faculty here are at the top of their fields and are doing amazing research that students get to partake in. Also, if you major in French at Hopkins, you get a certificate from the French government that recognizes you for speaking French fluently; there are only one or two other schools in the country where you can do this.” -Sherpa Michael, Johns Hopkins University