GWU Honors vs. UVA vs. Bowdoin?

<p>hey everyone!
so i've been accepted to all three of these schools, and i've found myself in a huge fit of indecisiveness. I want to study international affairs, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding between these three schools. I know they're completely different, but i'm trying to build an opinion from a student's perspective (not just the word from the admissions office). I really would love a preppy/hipster/intellectual type atmosphere, but other than that i'm totally split.</p>

<p>anyone? any sort of input would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>they all great programs. really depends if you want to be in a city or not for access to internships during the school year. if you go to uva you'd just intern in dc or somewhere else during the summers. </p>

<p>also, class sizes at GWUHP are smaller (than uva) if that's something you're into. you become very close with your "cohort" of UHPers</p>

<p>really can't go wrong either way. i don't know much about bowdoin</p>

<p>Here' my take - It depends on where you "see" yourself in 10 years!</p>

<p>If you are thinking Government Service, NGO's, Think Tank's/Lobbying Firms - GW. Can't beat DC for access to all these during your undegraduate years. Plus the SEIA's is highly rated.</p>

<p>Bowdoin, other than freezing to death, is one of the best LAC's in the country. I suspect your education there will be 1st notch. I'd consider there if you more likely on an Academic path. </p>

<p>UVa is somewhere in the middle - Did some post-graduate training there - absolutely beautiful campus, great academics. Internships will only occur during summers where competition is intense from all students around the country (Advantage GW here).</p>

<p>Either way you can't lose - Usually, if you visit all of these schools - you schould pretty much get the "feeling" where you want to be the next 4 years!.</p>

<p>By the way - IMHO - you're looking at a Grad Degree in this field for a real job.</p>

<p>I'm also a little confused about the 3 choices - these schools cover the entire spectrum of colleges - have you done some serious thinking and discusion with your parents, counselors. Usually by now, you should know if you want a small, medium, or large school - urban-non-urban, etc.</p>

<p>CJ</p>

<p>Hands down GW, if you're international affairs. We have only 1 of about 9 specialized IA schools in the usa. </p>

<p>P.S. GW definitely has preppy/hipster atomosphere. Check out gwhatchet newspaper or collegefashionista.com and look up GW.</p>