Understanding the Attributes: Staying Close to Undergraduate Friends

Lifetime Connections

The extent to which an individual college provides opportunities to create lasting bonds between students determines its position on this list. The Top 20 schools in this category provide unique life experiences that create friendships strong enough to survive life’s ups and downs. Each of these schools finds a way to bring together a group of strangers and unite them for life behind an intellectual pursuit, a social cause, a historic college tradition, a winning team, an inspired idea, a rich social community, or for some colleges, all of the above.