<p>So there are two (possibly three) options of where I'll end up next year. I've been accepted to Hope and MSU, and deferred from UoM and I'm waiting to hear back from mid-April. I'm top ten percent of my class with a composite ACT of 31, so I'd say I might get in, it's hard to tell. I'm not a huge party guy, but I'll definitely be going out from time to time still looking for a good time. I'm still undecided on a major, but it will be somewhere in the math or science field. Possibly business. Possibly mechanical engineering. Maybe accounting. </p>
Positives: Small school (I love smaller classrooms), Christian atmosphere with chapel every day, very well-rounded kids I could see myself hanging out with.
Negatives: Not the same rep as MSU(?). No big-time sports games like at MSU or UoM. I've always pictured myself going to football games and jumping around in the Breslin. Not going to have the same thing at Hope. </p>
Positives: Big time sports scene. Fun parties. Better rep (?). Some of my really good friends already going there.
Negatives: Huge school = bigger classes. Not as conservative as Hope, no Christian atmosphere. Most kids are cool, but some are really not. </p>
<p>I'm really leaning towards Hope, but I'm scared that it doesn't have the same reputation that a bigger state school like MSU honors or UoM. When I get out after four years at Hope, will it be impossible to find a job when I'm competing against big state school students? </p>
<p>Should I just discard UoM? I'm looking to make a choice earlier rather than later, so waiting til mid-April is kind of a drag. But maybe it's worth it if I get in? </p>
<p>Any input is greatly appreciated.</p>