When families ask me for college suggestions for a so-called “quirky learner,” they are often looking for one of three criteria:
A college that can offer intellectual stimulation as well as a clear culture of support, whether that culture is informal or formal;
A college that offers a distinctive experience in unusual academic areas;
A college with a welcoming social culture that embraces students who might not follow the crowd.
The colleges below feature at least two of these three criteria.