I'm planning on applying to Rice in the fall (I just visited and absolutely fell in love with it), but I'm a little concerned about the requirement that applicants choose their area of interest (in the form of selecting a specific college) when they apply. I've always been very humanities-oriented, and I think I have a decent shot at getting in with those credentials. However, over the last year I more or less accidentally became involved in several natural science-related activities, and since then I have become fairly certain that that is the area I want to pursue. My question is this: Because I just discovered this interest in the hard sciences, I've done little of consequence to demonstrate my interest and aptitude as I have with the humanities, so would I have been a better shot simply applying the the humanities college and then switching if I'm admitted, or is this a bad idea? Any input would be more than welcome!