I am a rising senior going through the college process right now, and I am trying to figure out which colleges will fit my personality, passions, and goals the best. I haven't done a ton of in depth research into the Ivies, but I am leaning toward Yale and Brown currently from the research I have done.
I go to a boarding school, so there will be a lot of competition for these schools. I am not super concerned about getting in based on grades/test scores/ECs, because I am in good shape academically among my peers and I am very involved at my school. My main concern is fit I guess, so if anyone can offer any insight it would be appreciated!
I am really passionate about academics, specifically politics, history, and science, and I love learning and am dedicated to being in spaces where I can learn the most in. I am also very sociable and extroverted, so I guess it isn't all work and no play, and I consider myself easy going and always open to meeting new people. I am also involved in social movements and activism in my community, and I consider myself to be a leader type who loves to mobilize groups and teach others about the things I care about. I guess I really want to find a school where the culture pushes students academically while giving them an outlet to do what they care about and get involved outside of the community as well.
I am most likely going to apply with an Undecided major, but whichever major I pick will probably have something to do with history or politics, and I want to go to law school after college and pursue a career as an attorney or legal advocate. As for my own preferences for schools, I think I would do best in an urban environment or a suburban environment near a city, and I'd like to go to a school with a large and diverse undergrad student body. I am also looking for places where students have more say in the classes they take and where experimentation is okay. I also appreciate a competitive culture (I do come from a boarding school, after all), but not an extremely cutthroat or intense one.
Do you think I fit what the two schools I'm leaning toward are looking for? Are there any other schools (Ivy or non-Ivy) where I would likely fit well and should do more research on?