Antioch College v. Mount Holyoke v. Bennington College v. SUNY at Geneseo v. Goucher

<p>I was accepted to these 5 schools and I was wondering if any one has anything to tell me comparing and contrasting any or all of them.</p>

<p>I have yet to visit Antioch, but I will soon. I am very intrigued by the fact that I just re-opened after being closed for 4 years and that they are giving free tuition to the first 4 graduating classes (I would be in the second class). I was very excited when I found out that I was one of the 75 out of 3,200 who were accepted. I like their co-op program, their focus on world issues including sustainability in food and energy, and the very small size (less than 200!).
However, I am worried about the fact that it's kind of a gamble since they can not be accredited until they have a graduating class. Which means that my degree would retroactively valid only if they do become accredited. Also, since it's so new it's kind of hard to really tell what the rigor and selectivity of it is, which is not really the most important deciding factor, but it does allow me to get a better grasp on what the atmosphere is like.</p>

<p>About Me:
Female
3.85 Unweighted GPA
29 ACT
Newspaper co-Editor in Chief
Yearbook Senior Editor in Chief
Chair of the Social Action Board</p>

<p>I'm a Senior at a boarding college-prep high school with 160 students.
Interested in humanities such as ethics, philosophy, and English, as well as fashion/costume design (which I have a lot of experience in and would like to integrate into my college experience somehow even if I don't actually major in it).
I want a liberal, small school which will have a good balance of academics and arts.
I want a school with geographical, racial, religious, and socio-economical diversity.
Non-academic interest include theater, listening to music, farming and sustainable practices, and swing dancing.</p>

<p>Please give me some input into which school you think may suit me best or any comments you have the schools that are not specific to me.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>I ended up at Antioch College, and I love it!</p>

<p>I am applying to Antioch, and I go to a Waldorf high school of a little less than fifty kids. I absolutely love it. What do you love about Antioch?</p>

<p>I love nearly everything about Antioch, but the main thing which makes it special are the people. Nowhere will you find a more passionate, creative, inspiring group of students and professors.
I wrote a review about Antioch on Cappex.com here --> Student</a> Reviews - Antioch College - Cappex</p>

<p>Let me know if you have any specific questions! :)</p>

<p>Thanks,
Hannah</p>

<p>Hannah - Thank you so much for coming back here and posting! AND for the link to the Cappex reviews. Most of the reviews/comments that I have read here (what little there is) have been about the Antioch that was being slowly euthanized by the University and not the new and reborn Antioch. I knew from what I had read and knew of the school "way back when" that there should be something better going on there!</p>

<p>I'll be bringing my daughter Hannah out to the accepted students day on April 21st and we will hang around so she can sit in on some classes on the 22nd. We're still awaiting other decisions at this point, but with the 3 reviews you just steered me to at Cappex you've made me feel SO much better about Antioch being a serious contender. </p>

<p>How did you reach your decision between your top schools? Was it on gut feeling, or was it more? Out of curiosity, since it's also on my daughter's list, what besides the obvious "having men around" did it compare in your mind to Mount Holyoke? </p>

<p>Thanks for any/all insight - and I hope we catch up with you during our visit! We could take you out to Young's Dairy for a cow/bull shake... :) (I was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in the '80's and still remember...)</p>