My son was also accepted at most of the schools we've mentioned and liked them all, but felt Grinnell was the best fit for him. He couldn't have gone wrong with any of them, but I do believe he did pick his own perfect match. I must say, I totally fell in love with Carleton and might choose to go there in the next life, but Grinnell has been everything I could ever have dreamed of for my son. Seamless transition and a happy and successful first semester--straight A's!!