Could anybody formulate some distinctive features of all 6 UCSD residential colleges, so that the new applicant would have any idea, what the difference between them (besides the GE requirements wich are easily found in the broshure), what kind of people usually choose each of them, how social and/or academic life differs from one college to another etc.? Which college's dorms are coziest? What are the male/female ratios in them? What is the "spirit" of each of them - which are more "scientific" or more "humanitarian" or "artsy", which ones are most or least politicized?
BTW, when should the applicants choose the desired college - right in their application or later, if accepted?
I hope, different colleges' patriots won't fight here. Everybody's perspective is welcome.