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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Admission difficulty: Medium
School size: Small
Tuition: About $27,000 per year
Typical student: "Hi my name is ____ and I come from [insert small, Nebraska farming community here] where I was involved in every single extracurricular offered and was the most popular kid in school. While at Doane I plan to drink every day, join a Doane-only fraternity/sorority and become homecoming royalty."
Upon graduation, one is likely to: Teach at an elementary school in the middle of nowhere; get married to another Doane grad; do crazy research in Germany on a Fulbright; and/or wonder why the rest of the world hasn't instituted Stop Day
Important Doane lingo: Stop Day—classes officially canceled; students permitted to drink to oblivion, canoe across the pond and compete in ridiculous tournaments; chaos commences
Athletics: The football team is so bad it makes former Nebraska national championship quarterbacks resign as head coach in embarrassment; about 50 percent of the student body is on the track team, and they make it to nationals every year; the forensics team is better in competition than all of them
Pros: Thanks to very loyal alumni, the school is loaded; some of the best professors in the Midwest, and they actually care about their students; traveling to Africa, India, Thailand or any other foreign country for credit is a frequent and affordable opportunity; it's a wet campus
Cons: The Crete population is about 6,000 and is home to a dog food factory and three old-man bars; the media relations department has used the same two or three people to illustrate how "diverse" the student population is for the past five years; you better like dorm life, because you're stuck on campus all four years; you'll know EVERYONE by the time you graduate, and probably before.
Lindsy Mercer graduated Doane in 2008.