Okay so I have two days left to choose and I’m sort of freaking out trying to pick since I haven’t visited any of the schools I got in (except UW, which is in state and an hour away from my house). I’m planning to major in something humanities (either english or anthro w/ a bio emphasis if offered) and a minor in polisci while being premed. I’m planning on med school and being involved in public health in some capacity (might try to do a master’s in between there somewhere).
My schools are all very different and I’ve received VERY conflicting advice and opinions about them so I would love any help/other opinions picking! My main choices right now are:
UW Seattle Honors (although I really wanted to go somewhere new/further away where a bunch of my high school doesn’t go, this is the cheapest)
Lehigh (just got off the waitlist today so I could deposit somewhere else to think it over more since I have until May 10 to say yes here, concerned about party rep and falling rankings a bit though)
Bryn Mawr (got some decent merit money here but I’m a little concerned about the women’s college aspect and some people have said it felt way too small/stifling although I love the consortium + being able to theoretically take classes at Penn)
Also still considering a bit:
Mount Holyoke (also in a great consortium, just heard it felt even more isolated than Bryn Mawr, although I could do my sport there as a club sport while I couldn’t at Bryn Mawr)
UC Davis (may be able to walk on D1 for my sport, not a given though)
Boston University (spring admit CGS though and I would prefer a normal campus, plus extreme grade deflation is a turn off + extremely expensive)
Pepperdine (spring admit, concerned about how religious it is there)
Overall I’ve always sort of wanted a more “traditional” college experience but I honestly would consider myself very adaptable and think I could end up being perfectly happy somewhere a little less traditional too. I don’t really party a ton (or at all, but I DO live in a town with less than 1000 people so not a ton of opportunity I guess) and I’m a bit on the more introverted side but I definitely intend on going outside my comfort zone socially (so that’s where I’m a little conflicted on the party rep schools vs the super quiet rep ones, since I would probably like the latter a bit but I also need to push myself socially). I also submitted (IMO decent) appeals to USC, UCLA and Cal and am on the waitlist for Tulane and Scripps and those would honestly be my top choices if a miracle happened so we’ll see but I don’t hear back for a bit for those. Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read all this and comment any help!