<p>I am a female from NJ, undecided major as of now but mostly interested in art/education/english/communications (i'm all over the board lol). I liked Ithaca a lot, but the long, frigid, gray winters are horrifying to me. I didn't want to be too far from home, but the hour/hour and a half flight to Charleston/Greensboro isn't too bad. Also, my grandparents live right outside of Boulder, so I'd have family there. I am aware of the school's academic rankings, but concerned about the atmosphere/social life. I am neither here nor there, not preppy but not "gothic" or anything. I would rather not rush but if it is necessary for a good social life I wouldn't mind that much. I want a fun school with a good, down to earth student body where it is easy to make friends and people are accepting. A good study abroad program is also important to me.
Any input would be very much appreciated. Thank you!</p>
<p>Edit: I am also a Jewish student, originally from Long Island. I'm worried about being a fish out of water in the south.</p>