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Colleges your child crossed off the list after visiting, schools that moved up on the list. Why?

Akqj10Akqj10 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
edited April 2016 in Parents Forum
I'm copying the topic from an old thread. So I'll start.
Crossed off List. Bowdoin - Nervous tour guide, arrogant admissions, felt uninvited.
Moved up. Mount Holyoke - Impressive tour guide, beautiful campus and nice Dance studio.
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Replies to: Colleges your child crossed off the list after visiting, schools that moved up on the list. Why?

  • oneofthosemomsoneofthosemoms Registered User Posts: 304 Member
    Crossed off: Cal Poly Pomona - "Just not feeling it." (I thought it was fine)
    Moved up: CSU Channel Islands - Beautiful campus, close to beaches, relaxed vibe.
  • CheeringsectionCheeringsection Registered User Posts: 2,034 Senior Member
    Crossed off - UMich just too big and too pricey. If he wanted too big, he could get that IS for a lot less.

    Moved up - Marquette and Valparaiso pretty, mid-sized campus with great engineering facilities.
  • me29034me29034 Registered User Posts: 1,474 Senior Member
    edited April 2016
    University of Richmond was dropped after our visit. It was my D's favorite school before visiting based on Internet research and marketing materials. After visiting, she couldn't get away fast enough. She said it was full of preppy, arrogant, rich kids.
  • NEPatsGirlNEPatsGirl Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Crossed off: Brown, Trinity (Hartford), Hampshire, Providence College, Gettysburg, Union, Susqueanna
    Moved up: Amherst, Bates, Mt. Holyoke, Skidmore, UScranton
  • Middleman68Middleman68 Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Crossed off: Cornell, city within a city was a little disorienting for S1 at the time. RPI, didn't like the vibe. Couldn't get away fast enough. In fairness, it was a lousy, damp day.
    Moved up: St. Joe's. Terrific campus. Lots of school spirit. In the city.
    Can't figure out why it didn't move down: Northeastern. Tour guide didn't know anything. He love
  • Middleman68Middleman68 Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Sorry. Loved it anyway.
  • gunnerzgunnerz Registered User Posts: 306 Member
    George Mason U. in Virginia. Awful tour. Saw the outsides of a bunch of buildings, went into very few.
  • ahsmuohahsmuoh Registered User Posts: 1,346 Senior Member
    Cows at Miami???? How far out and on what road because I am not sure where you saw cows? I advise at Miami and have never seen a cow. Horses, yes.
  • carachel2carachel2 Registered User Posts: 2,822 Senior Member
    Lol no not AT MU.. Sorry, should've been clearer. We came in a weird way and it was literally all farmland almost right up to the entrance. For a kid who wants n urban campus it was not a good fit.
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