I am an international student who intends to study in the US class 21'. I have done some research on colleges and considering among Furman University, Dickinson College and Gettysburg College.
I am looking for academically rigorous schools with useful skills/knowledge and resource, engaging faculty and student bodies so that it will be worth the cost I have to pay for studying in the US.
I intend to major in Economics and Sociology.
Could you tell me your experience with this school and about the actual social scenes at these schools?
I am not a partying person and hope to be in a socially friendly and academically challenging school. Oh, the crime scene is also important to me (everyone wants to be safe, hands down). Since I am not in the US, I cannot visit the schools in person, sadly.
I have found many kinds of complaints about these schools in various sites (snobby/preppy/wealthy/rude kids, drunk/alcoholic parties with Greek life being overdorminant,etc.) but I still want to hear newer/fresher opinions from you.
Thanks in advance!