Committed to WashU after long deliberation; now admitted off of the Brown waitlist. I’ve spent the last few weeks hyping myself up about WashU, I’ve got roommates already, met a lot of people I really like, and I really like the campus. I’m also a CMML scholar, which provides half tuition and offers certain connections within the academic sphere. That said, I’m interested in studying PoliSci (which I feel there is more of an emphasis at Brown) and am thinking the profs/resources/network may be superior there. I also like the emphasis on exploration at Brown versus the pre-professionalism of WashU. I’m not sure yet what my post-college plans are, but will probably involve grad school at some point.
I cannot really tell how the social life compares—I am looking to party and have a good time as well as work hard—nor can I really tell whether Providence or St. Louis will be the better college environment. 3 days to decide; would love to hear from anyone with experience at either college or who has had to make a similar decision. :)