My child has been accepted to both Lawrence and Oberlin as a music performance major. My feeling is that Oberlin has a stronger reputation but Lawrence might be a better fit socially. My child is not into politics or social activism. She just wants to focus on becoming the best musician she can and she would like to find some like- minded friends. Does anyone know if the Con kids at Oberlin tend to be as left leaning as the rest of the college? Also, she plans to go to grad school so any thoughts as to whether one will give her an edge over the other?