Vassar vs. Colby vs. Bates
I’m an incoming senior, male, at a private school of about 500 students. I recently checked out colleges on the East coast and came away with these three schools as favorites, so I have some general questions about them.
Vassar: Probably my top choice so far, one thing I don’t know much about is the social scene, for underclassmen in particular. For someone interested in business but wanting a liberal arts education, how is the economics program and are there solid internship opportunities at local businesses and/or in NYC?
Bates: The Bates campus had a very comfortable feel and outstanding facilities. My main two questions: 1) are the academics on par with these other two schools and 2) how would you describe the overall student body?
Colby: With the small student body, large number of students studying abroad and spread out campus, does the place sometimes feel empty? I visited a week ago and loved the campus but Waterville was even smaller than I expected. I live in the city but generally feel comfortable in rural environments, and I’m wondering about the general social scene. Also, how is the economics program?
Sorry there are a lot of questions in here but any help would be appreciated, and any other comparative advice between the schools is welcome! Thanks!