I was very impressed by Williams when I saw it in the summer, but I want to know if my personality and wants for a school would fit.
I consider myself to be very much a (pseudo-)intellectual and I will most definitely take advantage of all my courses to the best of my ability and talk philosophy and politics with other students. I have had the privilege of going to school in the Bronx, so I appreciate the diversity of the city and desire some cohesiveness amongst the students. However, I originally hail from Southern Connecticut and have spent many winters in Vermont, so the change to rural New-England may not be too extreme for me. I am not an athlete, but I do like sports, such as skiing, touch football and squash. Despite Williams's isolation, I like the idea of being able to go visit a friend in a nearby college, like Amherst, or have some communication with Smith and Holyoke people. I do not drink and don't want to go to a college where the social life is determined entirely by alcohol consumption. I want to be able to go to a college where people will be friendly and intelligent, and where I can forge close friendships.
The other colleges I'm considering are Columbia, Swarthmore, NYU, Vassar, Cornell, Yale, Amherst, Dartmouth and George Washington.