I'm trying to decide between Barnard and Vassar for ED, and I feel like I like them both the same amount. I want a diverse student body and all diffferent kinds of people. I like the city, but it can be overwhelming; however, Vassar's area (Poughkeepsie) is really bland and boring. I love Vassar's campus, and the Barnard one is really small. I feel like Vassar students are a bit more pretentious as well, but the school has better acedemics (in terms of rankings) than Barnard. They're both kind of reach schools but in terms of standardized testing my ACT was above the average for Barnard and at the average for Vassar. Please help! I'm having such a hard time and am receiving conflicting answers from friends and family. The fact that Barnard is a women's only college doesn't bother me too much (since guys are right across the street), but I would probably prefer to have more men around in classes and such. Which one would you choose? Thanks so much!