So, I'm pretty much a geek. My friends are video game and anime fanatics, and I myself am huge on Asian TV shows. I also self-study Japanese. I'm also not super socially adept, though I can manage. I'd also describe myself as a bit of a hippy type - I like to lay in the grass on a sunny day, and I like to walk around barefoot and spontaneously break into a dance. Diversity is important to me (or at least, empathy and respect for everyone), and I'm the president of my school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
Basically, I like being with "weird" (read: interesting) people like myself, though there are fine lines between my type of people, hipsters, and stuffy, overly-academic types. I'm also looking into small, liberal arts schools, which tend to have gratuitous amounts of rich white kids, one of which I am not (and I go to a preppy private school, and I'm tired of said rich white kids). I don't mind a mix of these types, but I want to go somewhere where I feel like I can belong for once.
These are the schools I'm thinking of:
Lewis & Clark College
Mount Holyoke College
I haven't decided what I'd like to study, but I'm thinking up a hodgepodge of Creative Writing/English, Sociology, and/or Japanese Studies. My list includes my safeties, my "I think I'll get in here"s, and my reaches. My ideal school is in/near a city (New York or Boston - East Coast preferably, as that's where I'm from, but I'll look at West Coast because I love it and don't know many schools there). That's why I'm a little wary of Beloit, Earlham, and Oberlin. However, if the community is astounding enough yet it's in Podunk, Nowhere, I will take a look for sure.
Please suggest schools for me! Any suggestions or even some info about the schools on my list is more than welcome!