A vast percentage of the students here came from small, liberal arts colleges. Somehow, knowing that makes you feel a common bond, even if your undergrads are very different. Some of the students I've met have even more in common: they, too, attended a small, Christian primarily undergraduate institution (PUI).
I just met three Christian analytical chemistry students. One of them is from Wheaton (check out their list of recent undergraduate chemistry researchers). There's also a Pensacola grad starting in our Ph.D. program this fall. She graduated with two other chemistry majors. For the first time, our graduating class of five seemed large by comparison!
I wonder if they ever feel like I did! During orientation I simply basked in the wonder of sitting in a room with 76 other incoming chemistry majors!