I recently got accepted to both Colby and Colgate (so happy), and I'm completely torn between the two. I really like them both... I'm looking to study Biology on the pre-med track while also studying English. I'm also looking for research/internship opportunities, an intellectual/creative student body etc.
Simply stated, I love the campus at Colgate, and a lot of other aspects of it. I love how it has a strong alumni network, amazing research opportunities, great science facilities, and an overall ideal setting for me (rural). I visited and absolutely loved it, but maybe it's just pre-college nerves sinking in?? I'm also concerned about the partying/drinking/athletic culture; is it prevalent to the point where it's overwhelming, or is the focus way more on academics? Also, what is the student body like? Is there quirkiness/nerdiness/diversity or are they mostly preppy?
Colby--I love the idea of a small liberal arts school with amazing success rates afterward and a strong science program, I'm just concerned about the campus/location since it's 5 hours away from where I live. Also, I don't know as much about it. What are the students like? Since it's so similar to Colgate in terms of access to professors and the quality of academics, what are some major differences?
Thanks for taking the time to read this and to try to help!