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  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY): Located on a lovely 188-acre campus right on Seneca Lake in upstate New York, Hobart C (for men) and William Smith C (for women) offer a warm, supportive environment. Classes are coeducational. It can be difficult to find as nice a small liberal arts college that accepts the B/B+ student.
  • Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY): Formerly Catholic for women and now nondenominational and co-educational, Manhattanville encourages students who might not otherwise. The student population of 1,600 is diverse, with students from 38 states and 58 countries. Yes, connect me!
  • Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY): An attractive college located on the Hudson River, Marist offers great support programs for those with learning disabilities plus strong programs in communications and fashion design. The college has a longstanding partnership with IBM in which campus computers are yearly updated and/or replaced. Yes, connect me!
  • Siena College (Loudonville, NY): Located just outside the New York state capital of Albany, Sienna features a liberal arts education with a professional focus.
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY): This private research university has about 5,000 students who really enjoy learning. Yes, connect me!
  • Wagner College (Staten Island, NY): with its pretty campus just a ferry ride from Manhattan, Wagner offers students the chance to have a rich campus life, combined with all of the opportunities that NYC has to offer. The freshman First-Year Program is exceptional. Yes, connect me!
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