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I'm currently trying to decide between the two schools and have considered academics a lot. They both seem to offer the same quality of education (WM seems to teach more critical thinking skills whereas UVA seems to have more options for majors) so I'm mainly looking at atmosphere at this point. I have visited both campuses (during the weekend, so I didn't get to see the communities in action or watch any classes) but I didn't really feel anything click at either one. I feel like as more of an introvert, WM would be much better choice for me, but my perceptions of each college have only been based on the people I know who go to each. If I visit the campuses again during a weekday, will I get a significantly better sense of the atmosphere than when I went during the weekend (enough to trouble my parents with visiting twice?) What are the best ways to make the most of a campus visit to find out which one I like better?
My gut is telling me William and Mary, but until I really get a sense for UVA I don't want to make a decision. Any advice?