Our daughter has begun her college search and is determined on traveling to the United Kingdom for school. She is currently at a well-regarded preparatory school, achieving solid marks, and is highly active with debate, student government, and journalism. It seems that her school sends a few students to the UK each year, mostly Oxford and St. Andrews. She is seriously looking at Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, and Durham. Though she is not committed to a course of study, she seems to be leaning toward international business, political science/international relations, or international law. Our specific concerns are: high quality academics, reputation in the United States, intimate learning environment, research opportunities, unique atmosphere (she loves Harry Potter).
Any advice would be much appreciated and thank you for your time.