<p>So I applied Regular Decision to Swarthmore, Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan, all of which I considered reaches. I did not expect to get into one let alone all of them with early writes. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I got in, but now I realize that I have to make a choice and I'm terrified I'll choose the wrong one. So here's the deal
1. Swarthmore has been my number 1 since I went to Discovery Weekend. I had a great time and met some really interesting and cool people who were a lot like me in that they loved learning and weren't afraid to talk about it. They were also seriously friendly and just awesome lol. But I hear really bad things about Swat constantly i.e. the workload is ridiculous, students are weird, all students do is study. While I like to learn and I don't mind studying, I don't know if I want to be in that intense atmosphere all the time...? But I really loved it and clicked with it while I was there. I felt a real connection.
2. I was in love with Amherst my sophomore and junior year and still liked until I visited at the Diversity Open House. Bad experience... However, I'm hoping that my experience was an anomaly and if I go back to visit during their accepted students weekend I might have a different experience. However
3. Williams has their accepted visit weekend the same weekend and I can only go to one. My school only allows us to visit schools for official accepted visits twice (already decided that I'm going to Ride the Tide for Swat). I didn't really like Williams when I visited (people were pretentious, kept talking about how good looking they are, lots of construction, rainy and humid day) but I still liked the idea of it and applied anyway. I never did an overnight so I didn't get a feel. However, I'm worried that if I attend the visitation weekend at Williams, I'll miss a good experience at Amherst with whom I think I'm more compatible. But if I don't do it then I'll never know if Williams is right for me. But I still like Swarthmore...!</p>
<p>I know I sound whiny and I should be happy I have such great options but I'm so scared that I'll choose the wrong school. Any advice for me?? Thanks in advance my CC folks. You all are awesome and really helped me through this process. I'm forever grateful.</p>