I've been spending the week scrolling through colleges. I was hoping I could get some help selecting a college, and will post this in those that have stuck out to me.
A little about me:
SAT: 780 Math 740 CR
4 Year Track Athlete
I generally prefer english to math but don't mind either. I enjoy history and philosophy. I consider myself to be pretty competitive and love watching sports, and also appreciate art too and enjoy listening to music. I don't care much for drama/theatre or sciences. While I love to run I don't intend on perusing in competitively.
What I know I want:
-A magnificent campus. Something small with old and pretty buildings.
-Not Cliquey. I want a group of friendly and open people. This is important to me.
-No Frats. Frankly almost all accounts of fraternities I've heard about have been negative. I'd be open to change my mind. I know Bowdoin has an interesting alternative, however. I'd like to hear about that.
What I'm not sure about:
-A rural area. I think I want something rural (similar to what I've seen from Williams), but I'm not sure. What are the pros and cons?
-I don't like to drink or party too hard, but I'm not sure if a college having a lot of this is necessarily a turn off, as hopefully I can just ignore it. Thoughts?
-Often some of these colleges are mentioned as being known for "academic rigor", but that is kind of vague. How many hours a day is that? How stressful is it? I have a fairly strong work ethic but don't want to be up late every night doing boring research projects.