Hoping someone else has had this experience. Took DS on the big interview tour last week, and the two schools at the top of his list fell to the bottom - as in, I’ll have to push him to even complete an application to one of them. It was likely a combination of factors (terrible tour guide and campus full of unhappy-looking kids at one, lousy weather and an unenthusiastic interviewer at another), but he came away from the experience clear that those schools are probably not the schools for him. Interestingly, a school that we had added on the trip because it was close was a surprise winner - he loved it, loved the people, and it’s now first choice.
We’re now re-evaluating his list based on his experience - has anyone made a switch this late? Any recommendations for smaller schools with closed campuses, 100% boarding (or close to it), diversity (students and faculty, racial and socio-economic), liberal/progressive friendly, and generous financial aid?