I am hoping that someone may have a gem to share to help with the decision process.... which basically means this evening. Our daughter has been accepted at a number of very good schools, but effectively has narrowed the selection to Dartmouth vs. Swarthmore. Right now the "conceptual" issue/debate is the Ivy league nature of Dartmouth ( prestige, resources, name recognition....but large, party oriented and less personal) vs. the "friendlier more intellectual" Swarthmore ( smaller, more personal attention, more rural, but less name recognition[prestige], fewer resources). It would be very helpful to hear thoughts on this selection.... By the way, our daughter tends to be quiet. Her interests are English(creative writing), maybe a natural science,math or french as a double major.... There are no differences in the financial aid.