If you are a reader of EphBlog and visiting Cambridge, MA, make sure to drop me a line. Lunch is on me! In that spirit, I am taking Sam and Anna (our Yale friends from this thread) out to lunch today. Got a question about life at Yale? Leave it in the comments.

I hope to get deeper into the issue of class sizes at Williams versus Yale. And, even better, I now have some data. Consider the distribution of class sizes from the Common Data Set from page 27 on these pdfs: Williams and Yale. Sure looks like Sam and Anna are right! Yale has 2.5 times as many students at Williams and 2.5 times as many classes with 19 or fewer students. Impressive! Given that reality, there is much less reason to recommend Williams over Yale then Williams over Harvard. Time for Williams to go lecture-less.

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