In article <3adqdu$ogl at newshost.lanl.gov>, roma at roma.lanl.gov (Ron Madrid) writes:
>Information please. My daughter would like to major in biology or biochem.
>Does anyone have any recommendations for good colleges in this area?
>Why do you recommend it? How are the teachers? Class sizes? Quality of labs?
>Quality of class mates? Campus life? Other factors?
>>Thanks in advance. Please respond to me directly.
Caltech is a good school for biology and/or biochemistry. I went there
and have enjoyed the benefits of their education ever since. The teachers,
quality of labs, classmates, etc. are excellent. The class sizes are ~25, with
smaller classes for more advanced classes, and the total undergraduate enroll-
ment is ~900. There are some new proposals for interdiciplinary classes at the
freshman level to replace the traditional subject-oriented classes. I mention
this as an example of the imaginative ways in which Caltech aproaches educa-
tion. If your daughter would enjoy a small school in a large metropolitan
area, she should consider Caltech. Good luck.