Well I have to say I actually was accepted to bhc at 15.. so I didn't have any other choices. All I knew was I was done with high school and still wanted to be close to home.
I would definitely say that bhc makes the college expierience less stressful. ASU is a big school, and having teachers who know your name makes a big difference. It's all the benefits of a small university plus all the resources of a large university. I have only taken on barrett class (the human event) and I have to be honest, it was okay. Not incredibly difficult and not that interesting, but this is coming from a business major who doesn't care too much about Shakespeare. I know some people loved it, while others hated it. I was in the middle.
Living in barrett is probably what I liked most. There is a sense of community... you know everyone on your floor.. you do your homework together... it's all very nice. Also, barrett has so many amenities. Our gym is open 24/7.. and is maybe a two minute walk from your room. We have tons of lounges to study and hang out. Also, the party scene in barrett is pretty much nonexistent. 99% of people go to apartments/private homes/ other dorms to party. I really liked that.
Biggest minuses would probably be the people. Don't get me wrong, I met some great people, but for the most part bhc students are pretty nerdy. Or they are crazy hippies. There are not too many normal people who take their studies seriously, but also like to go out on occasion. This didn't affect me too much, because you meet so many interesting people outside of barrett.
I hope this helps, feel free to shoot any other questions at me.
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