<p>So, I just got back from the Barnard overnight. I have no idea where I want to go to school. Everyone says "go with your gut" but I do get that "gushy feeling" at both Tufts and Barnard.
They're very different. I like them for different reasons.
Barnard has the amazingly close proximity to the chic NYC areas, awesome interning opportunities, a great pre-med program geared for women and, of course, ties to one of the most prestigious universities in the country.
Tufts has the Boston liberal-arts look, a beautiful campus, a real on campus life (unlike Barnard, where the students, of course venture out into the city for fun), a great pre-med program as well and, I hate to say this, boys in the dorms. I was kind of looking forward to the co-ed dorm experience.
I am not convinced one school is any better than the other, academically. I found that the Barnard students I met were infinitely more mature, poised and interesting, however, the Tufts students were nicer and warmer.
I don't know what to do. I've overnighted both places and if anything I'm even more confused. Any thoughts?</p>

<p>Hmm. Tough choice. </p>

<p>I can't a priori invalidate any of your observations. I'm sure there are warm Barnard students and mature & poised Tufts students. </p>

<p>Tufts is the most LAC-like university that I know of. Both cities are great locations. </p>

<p>I personally like the "college campus, college life" kind of thing but the opportunities in NYC are that overworked word, "awesome."</p>

<p>Yeah...I know...I'm not helping. "Ask not counsel of the elves, for they will say both 'Yes' and 'No.'"</p>

<p>I wouldn't say Barnard doesn't have a campus life. We check out what's happening on campus or in the neighborhood first, and then if there's nothing we like, we go off. But much of the time, there is something we like.</p>

<p>IoSon/Alex (right??).. so you decided on Barnard right?!!!!!</p>