I am a Senior in high school, American but living overseas my whole life (currently at boarding school in Australia). Due to Covid I haven’t been able to get to the US to visit colleges.
- I am white, female, LGBTQ+, very left leaning, very nerdy, love theatre, hate sports, quite introverted
The current plan is to apply Brown ED and Vassar ED2. I also like Wesleyan, since its very similar to Vassar, but it doesn’t have ED2 option?
Other schools I am applying to include: Macalaster, Amherst, Oberlin, Carleton, Bard
Important to me:
- Very left leaning campus
- Open Curriculum
- Very LGBTQ+ Friendly with large queer population
-Diverse Campus (racially/internationally)
-Close teacher-student relationship (to have lots of individualised discussions, and help)
- Artsy Vibes (not sports focused!!!) (I hate sports)
- Small Class sizes (under 20)
-Laid back academic culture, but with very strong academics (I am Likely to be Valedictorian of my IB high school, this has taken an extreme toll on my mental health and I can’t go through that again)
- Hoping to Study Sociology
- Undergraduate focused
-Open, friendly, nerdy, ‘weird’ student culture
-Mental health support!
- Much Smaller
-Very progressive community
- Very artsy
-(Mostly) open curriculum
- pass/fail option !!!
- Very Progressive
-Very laid back culture? (Known as one of the happiest schools)
- More diverse/international ?
-Going to Brown opens many doors
- More extracurricular options
- Much bigger!
-Graduate students (not so undergrad focused)
- Much more of a sporty scene!
-Not liberal arts school
-Campus is eh
- More preppy ?
- Less (extracurriculuar/class) options
-Doesn’t have pass/fail system
-Not a great neighborhood
Are any of my Pros/Cons wrong? Which school will have more of what’s important to me?
I am worried if by some chance I do get into Brown I will be unhappy there since its a very big school, so classes will likely be a lot larger and harder to have close connections with teachers. Any help???