Seeking tie-breaker info: Muhlenberg, Dickinson, Gettysburg
My D is caught up in analysis paralysis and can’t choose her college.
One minute she’s convinced she wants to go to grad school and get her DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy). The next she wants other options, not to be nailed down…maybe Business. She definitely wants to forego a 3 + 3 DPT program in order to keep herself flexible.
Her choices and current opinions are (in no particular order):
Muhlenberg ($31,000): Known for pre-health, nice campus, far enough from home, but would Muhlenberg Scholar obligations interfere with study abroad?, less snobby than the other two, accidentally bumped into the track coach and he wants her
Dickinson ($38,000): “Greenest” of the 3, best library, beautiful campus but rundown fitness/athletics facility, building a new fitness center “soon,” track coach keeps calling, but no real suitable health major. (In fact, H and I wonder why this is still in the running.)
Gettysburg ($28,900): Offers BA and BS in Health Sciences, offers a robust business program, great athletics facility, a little too close to home (60 mins), not “northern enough” in the eyes of this 17 yo, (Wha? And the other 2 are???), track coach is interested in her, Greek dominance (this is good and bad to her), someone else from her HS class is going there (can’t tell if this is good or bad)
In other important factors such as freshman dorms, surrounding neighborhoods, dining halls, study abroad, etc., the schools are tied. With thanks to her great merit packages, all of these schools would be debt-free.
H and I like Gettysburg best…and not just for price. We actually think it would meet her academic aspirations best. D asked us which we like best, so we told her, and why, since she asked. She’s really trying to make a practical, not emotional decision. But, something is tormenting her here and preventing her from pulling the trigger.
Does anyone have any info that would help her decide? Even if it’s not in favor of G’burg, that’s fine. Just “unknowns” that would ease the decision. Thanks.