« on: December 11, 2006, 02:34:04 PM »
Can you elaborate more on what you mean by the campus feel? I've heard people say Y and S feel more collegiate than Harvard because of their size.
I generally keep a distinction between collegial and collegiate (though they can be interchanged sometimes). I don't have enough information to opine on the collegial (relating as colleagues) feel among the schools. It's possible that your statement is true, but I've found a good collegial feel here.
I do think Harvard is rather more collegiate (feeling like a college). If I remember correctly, Yale and Stanford are each housed inside a single building. (Columbia and NYU have several buildings, but they're spread out.) HLS has a real campus. It's in a college town. They have extracurriculars (including a drama society that puts on a show each semester) and intramurals and things like that. These were a draw for me.