After coming back from Stanford admit weekend, I'm in a bit of a bind. Loved Palo Alto, and the campus was beautiful, but as a very liberal potential Women's Studies/IR Major, I'm feeling a bit out of place. Almost everyone I met was a engineering/economics major, and I've heard from former IR students that the department is VERY conservative (perhaps due to the influence of the Hoover Institute).
Ultimately, I can either attend Tufts, which has perhaps the best IR program nationwide, or Stanford, which is magnitudes more prestigious but a little too conservative for my tastes. I guess Penn is an option, but considering that I live a 20 minute walk from the campus, I don't think I actually want to go there. Thoughts?