This question has probably been asked before, but what are some of the more outstanding characteristics of each institution that make one or the other more preferable?
I'm planning on an econ major, and I'm well aware that both Duke's economics program and the school itself are ranked higher. I'm not really looking for a discussion about prestige.
I want to know what opportunities are offered, how the social scene is, what the environment is like (I'm already liking the look of Nashville over Durham) class size, study abroad, research opportunities, internships, employment after graduation etc. Anything other than the rank on USNews to entice me. Thanks!