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20 Ways You Know You Go To A Small Liberal Arts College

Because your individualized learning is paramount to the classic college experience.

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3. You're probably stuck in a town in the middle of nowhere, whose inhabitants may or may not know the difference between Shakespeare and Shaquille O'Neal.

9. You can't go anywhere without running into someone you know.

#ThatAwkwardMoment when you're avoiding that hookup from last night and you run into them in line for breakfast burritos in the commons. And during dinner. And choir practice.

12. When people ask if you attend your sporting events and you say,

Your sports teams are DIII and probably lose most of their games. No offense to them, but you're more likely to find people at the Symphony Orchestra concert or poetry reading.

13. You and your classmates try to play the "Who's Busier?" game on a daily basis.

"Between my Russian literature course, bio anth lab, internship with the local magazine, RAing, volleyball, band rehearsals, presiding over my sorority/fraternity, and working in food service, I don't know how I'm going to get my honor's thesis done by next week!" - said everyone ever

15. You're a hipster.

But you'll fight anyone who says so during your breaks of making a mixed CD of Bon Iver, The Dirty Projectors, and Sleigh Bells. "Their hits aren't even representative of their best work," you say as you casually sip your Fair Trade coffee.

20. You've made friends and memories in this tight-knit community that will last a lifetime.

From scrounging for meals to nursing each other to not-being-hungover, to staying up in the student center hyped up on coffee, we aren't all so different from other schools.

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