My daughter is down-to-earth, casual, not a partier (I would like to keep it that way as much as possible :) skier/XC/diver, no interest in Greek life or huge sports or huge school. Social, but not super outgoing. So far, she has looked at and liked Lynchburg College and Juniata, was so-so on Susquehanna.
My dilemma is, her stats are higher than those schools - should we be shooting higher? But I keep hearing kids at schools
another "level up" (like Gettysburg, Bucknell, etc) are "white, rich, and entitled". I am sure there are perfectly down-to-earth kids too, but am concerned the "fit" won't be right for her.
At the Lynchburg level schools, she will receive enough merit to make the cost like going at our big in-state univ. Cost is definitely a factor for us! (I may have just answered my own question.)
I am very big on the fit being right and her feeling comfortable, not out of place. Somewhere she will thrive and grow. If I end up being able to afford a higher tier school, would it be smarter to go with fit over stronger academics or "name"?
Thank you for your help!