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Old 12-23-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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There are quite a number of places in the Midwest that would offer the college experience you wanted, but miss out on some of the other criteria. Penn State and Michigan State are fairly isolated, have a great history department, and lots of school spirit, but I guess misses out on your too many international student criteria. I'm not sure if either are on your list. Ohio State has too many international students and is in a city that's too large for your criteria, but despite the largeness of Columbus, most of the city is in scarlet and gray on Saturdays in the fall and many restaurants close during Buckeye games or have the game on a TV screen. I think that your criterion about 5% or lower international students may be a little misguided as many of the international students are from southern or eastern Asia and like to congregate on their own, and you wouldn't regularly meet them if you didn't have to. Also, most international students are graduate students, and if you are an undergraduate student, you would be primarily in classes with Americans.
Yes, but Penn State is NOT located in the Midwest. Pennsylvania is a Northeastern state. For the sake of the OP rather than simply correcting you. OP does not seem to be looking for a Northeastern school, though oddly added URI to the list afterwards.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:32 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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St. Olaf College is an excellent school academically. Northfield is a nice, typical US college town. Most of the international students at Olaf are (or were when my daughter went there anyway) Asian. You'd be closer to Canada than at any of the other colleges, but it's still about a 5 hr drive up there, and there's no city nearby in Canada. It looks like the closest city is Winnipeg, Manitoba, 7 1/2 hours.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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Thanks all
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:59 PM
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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Thanks all
Good luck! Let us know what you pick if you can.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I think that Missouri may be more isolated than Ole Miss. It's slightly less than an hour and a half from Oxford to Memphis, while it's 2.5 hours from Columbia to either Kansas City or St. Louis.
Columbia is less than 2 hours from St. Louis (quite a bit less than this actually if you're going by the region as it sprawls a bit down 70), not 2.5. The region's airport (for a population of almost 3 mil) is also along 70 and closer.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Missouri would be the most conservative in terms of culture and atmosphere.

Mississippi/Louisiana state would be the most "different" in terms of culture

All are huge into football.

Mississippi is the most isolated out of them all in terms of access to other cities or travel.

I don't really think you can go wrong with any of them, all would be unique experiences and offer their own traditions. Southern schools tend to be way more into their colleges (LsU-Mississippi-Oklahoma).
Curious why you say this, can you elaborate?
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Good luck! Let us know what you pick if you can.
I have decided on:

1. University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
2. University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
3. University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
4. Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
5. University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)

I haven't submitted it yet as I am not back at university yet but this is my current list Again, thanks for all the help
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