I’m very interested in Dartmouth, middlebury and Bowdoin (as well as Rice and Tufts) and I was just wondering some of the big differences as well as overall opinions. I prefer Dartmouth’s size (<2000 seems small). I know I don’t want an urban setting, but I don’t mind between rural and suburban.
Another factor that’s holding me back is the
lack of engineering at Midd and Bowdoin. I’m
Not sure that I want to do engineering but I would like to explore it and have it as an option.
My major concern about Dartmouth is the social life. I don’t mind frat parties but it seems like they really dominate the social scene. I wouldn’t say I’m a crazy party person, or super into Greek life.
Lastly, I’m a current junior from PA with a 5.0 GPA and several APs but my SAT is only at a 1410 (should go up soon though).
Another recommendations in terms of schools or advice on getting in? Right now I’m thinking Dartmouth early but I’ll see.