this is not a chance me; i am looking for fit, not chances of admission
here are my preferences / circumstances:
- I am planning to major in political science or international relations (i will probably apply to a majority of them as poli sci). for northwestern i would like to double major in journalism and poli sci.
- i like larger schools (my hs is 2k) but the more important thing is location in or near a large city. i like east coast and norcal, I’m looking to move out of socal. I’m from a suburb of LA – i feel like i would be incomplete in an isolated town or rural place. i also want journalistic and maybe even political opportunities available. i also want things to do, like i don’t want to be bored. because of my preference for larger schools, most of my list is composed of universities rather than LACs. if there are larger LACs or LACs that fit me however, please suggest them.
- diversity is important to me, i’m from a place where probably 90% of people are POC. i am also LGBTQ so i’d love inclusivity and support for those who are part of marginalized groups, although I realize that most QB schools have programs that adequately provide that (but not all).
- two dealbreakers for me are religious institutions and heavy greek life / heavy party culture. i’m fine if they’re based on, for example, quaker ideals (swarthmore, yes, which is on my list) but jesuit colleges are a no from me. and greek life and party culture aren’t for me.
- i like schools with loose requirements or cores over open curriculums.
- i don’t like USC, Dartmouth, and Grinnell.
my list, so far, is as follows:
i plan to rank schools in this order:
i am considering ranking the following schools, roughly in order of interest:
- boston u
i may be planning to apply to these schools through QB RD:
- Haverford (?)
- Pomona / CMC
any and all thoughts and suggestions are appreciated, including notes on the schools i already have ranked or are on the verge of ranking. thank you in advance!