I was accepted at both schools and received the same amount of aid, though Grinnell's package had no loans. I'm drawn to CC for its location, block plan, and unique opportunities, but Grinnell also seems like a good fit, even though it's isolated, based on what I've heard.
I just want to know more about the academic/social scenes and what makes these schools different from each other. I am visiting Grinnell this week and am considering flying out to Colorado, though I still have about 10 other schools to hear back from (including my first choice, Oberlin).
I'd describe myself as fairly intellectual, a little out there, but friendly and very open-minded, middle-class (don't want to be surrounded by rich kids who flaunt their wealth, though I know that's sort of a given at liberal arts colleges), not a big partier, and an undecided major. Thanks (also posting this on the CC forum).