We live in Vancouver WA and had a CA road trip planned over Spring Break to visit a bunch of CA private schools. Mainly the Catholics plus Occidental and the Claremont schools. Daughter is not seeking a religious environment. She is atheist and LGBT but we come from Latin American Catholic roots so she is comfortable with the trappings of Catholicism in a cultural way. But will be unhappy if things like anti-LGBT policies for faculty or students are present in any way. Or if a majority of students are politically conservative Catholics.
We were looking at possibly Santa Clara, Loyola Marymont, USF, and USD. Stanford, USC, and Pomona are probably big stretches. But she is right in the wheelhouse to be a top 25% applicant with possible merit aid from the Catholic schools.
I’m just trying to get the general vibe. And how they compare socially and academically to the Northwest Catholics (UP, SU, and Gonzaga).