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William and Mary vs. Holy Cross
Both being liberal arts colleges and similarly ranked, I’m looking for some opinions on the better overall experience. Holy Cross gave me more money and that is not a deciding factor but I’m looking for something to convince me William and Mary is worth the money. I’ve heard some horror stories about the social life in particular at W&M while Holy Cross seems to have a more active party scene despite not having Greek life. Are there parties outside of frats and sororities at W&M, and how is the bar scene, if there is any? Is the campus strict on areas related to drinking and partying, possibly too strict? Academically, how much more respected and sought after are W&M graduates? Are the job prospects for W&M students a level above LAC’s? I plan on studying computer science and am not sure how well these schools prepare for a career and connect with potential jobs considering the tendency of non-engineering focused schools to have a small amount of computer science graduates. To my understanding, W&M is superior academically and in reputation, but has a reputation for being no fun and all work. Obviously the aim of college is to learn and use your money to the best value possible, but if the rumors of night life being restricted to Greek life are true, I’d likely choose Holy Cross.