I like Sterling College because it is very hands on and has a great community. There are about 150 students here which makes for close friendships and a tight-knit community. It is a working College which means that you get money off your tuition every semester for helping run various parts of the school. The academics are pretty good, although things are pretty relaxed depending on the professor and I have found the course work to be only somewhat challenging. The college community comes together every week for a "community meeting" in which we share council reports, issues and awareness-es, and affirmations. This is cool because students are part of the decision making of the college. Two Student representatives are on every council.
We grow 25% of our food here on the Sterling Farm. Overall it is a very hands on campus, and students are given a lot of support and freedom.