My daughter was just accepted with large grant (because of our families relatively limited means for private school tuitions). I understand generally where Colgate ranks academically, but I wanted to hopefully get some thoughts around:
1) small number of attendees (approx 3k?), and
2) "friendliness" of students - this requires a bit more explanation:
At the risk of opening up a can of worms around typecasting schools/students/people, we consider ourselves "regular" old country folk- and, as you climb up the "selectivity" latter for colleges (and price) culminating with Ivy League schools there is a perception, right or wrong (and this is what Im trying to find out) that the students can be arrogant, elitist, pretentious etc.
Now my daughter's smart as heck and can handle the academics - but she and I would obviously like her to fit in and feel comfortable with the student community.
So question is, if you accept the premise that there is at least the perception of an elitist attitude at Ivy league schools, does this extend to very high quality schools such as Colgate?