Hey y'all, got accepted to Stanford over the weekend and have a likely letter from Brown in the bag. I've been struggling deciding where I should go, and I thought I'd ask you all for help. Can those of you who are very familiar with Brown (or Stanford!) offer me advice based on my own preferences/provide me with some guidance as I do research over the next month?
Ideally, I'd be doing something interdisciplinary that bridges biology with political science (or more broadly, the sciences with the social sciences)—are those kinds of programs generally supported by Brown? I want to be surrounded by students who care about making the world a better place—activism is great, political interest is great, and desiring to make change via areas other than activism/policy is great as well! Just number one thing I can't deal with is apathy. Also, I'm a URM so diversity is important to me, and ideally I'd be in a place that makes space for other POCs, but at the same time I don't want to be friends with only other POCs. I'm from the suburbs of Atlanta so I'm used to areas that aren't particularly diverse, but I very much would like to have a very diverse friend group—ethnically, interest-wise, etc.!
Additionally, if you could tell me more about the culture of Brown, that'd be greatly appreciated! I'd like to know more about it before I go off and visit end of next month