Ok so my S was accepted and we are all still in a state of shock, but now as a mom I am worried about the competitive nature of the sutdent body. My S comes from a competitive high school and has done well but never enjoyed high school because there was such a lack of commaraderie. How is it at Stanford? Obviously retention rates are great but do kids really love it? Do they know how to relax and take in the beautiful sunny weather? Are there any science majors out there that can speak about their experiences? I would really like to hear what they have to say, since my S wants science.
I have read all the rankings, fiske, princeton reviews and everything points to Stanford being nearly perfect but is it really? Can it be true?