Hi! I recently heard back from all my colleges. I was accepted at Bryn Mawr, Lafayette, Lehigh, Villanova, Marist, Rutgers, and St. Joe’s. I am also waitlisted at Haverford, Wesleyan, and Georgetown.
Right now, I feel like the two colleges that are the best fit for me are Bryn Mawr and Lafayette. These colleges are currently closed, which means that I have to decide without visiting the campuses for a final look. It would mean a lot to have your input on a few questions!
- Prestige- Is either school considered more academically prestigious? Would I receive a higher quality education at either school? Bryn Mawr has an excellent reputation as a sister school while Lafayette has a lower acceptance rate. I should also mention that I am interested in studying politics and English.
- Social- How do these colleges compare socially? I want to be able to attend parties and social gatherings, but I don't want to feel pressured into always prioritizing social events. I do tend to be more introverted, but I still want to have fun at college! I want to strike a balance between academics and social events. I love theatre and artistic events, but I tend to dislike athletic events and the idea of greek life.
I also think it is relevant to mention that I was accepted as a Bryn Mawr merit scholar, which means it would be significantly cheaper to attend Bryn Mawr.
Please let me know your opinions and personal experiences!