I am having so much trouble deciding between these schools. I will enter college as an undecided major, but I think I'm interested in the social sciences, maybe psychology or sociology. I feek like no matter what, I will be happy at whichever school I choose, I'm just stuck on the nitty gritty differences. My parents want me to decide by Friday.
No TAs-since I really haven't experienced being taught by one, I don't know if I'd mind it, but everyone sees TAs as a bad thing
Supposed to be beautiful
5 hours away-not sure if this really matters that much
higher female ratio at 57% -it seems like a homogeneous population of white girls-I am one myself, but want some more diversity, and more guys!
Name recognition after college
"in the middle of nowhere"-not sure on it being so rural
Not as much courses as Bing
A lot more opportunities
This may just be gossip, but online people say that students are "miserable" and are Ivy rejects-in person, I've heard that everyone loves it
Another piece of gossip: undergrads constantly compete with graduate students since it's a large research university, compared with closer attention at a small liberal arts college like Geneseo
Environment-surroundings aren't supposed to be that great
The price is awesome for both and they each have great academics. An education at either will be so valuable. Mostly, it's the "fit" factor. Throughout the whole college process and even now, I'm not sure about a small vs. large school, Liberal Arts College vs. Research University. And this is what it comes down to between Geneseo and Binghamton. Can anyone clarify anthing for me, especially about the student happiness at Binghamton? I find it hard to believe that people are miserable. Also, about the environment in both? Geneseo is a very small town and Binghamton is in the suburbs of Vestal I believe. I won't have a car either. Any current students or others that know more want to give me some insight? Very much appreciated.