<p>i'm really having a hard time deciding where to go for college - northwestern or wellesley. i wrote down some pro/cons for each school (some of them might be bad generalizations or things i've heard w/ no backing, i apologize for those). if anyone can offer me any feedback at all, i'd reaaaaaaally appreciate it. thanks!</p>
+is a university, so not so geared towards humanities (?) wider range of opportunities/options for classes, etc
+can take classes at other colleges at northwestern, not just college of arts and science
+good student body size (7-8K undergrad, 3-4K for arts/science)
+far from home
+freshman seminars (15 ppl max, teacher becomes ur advisor for freshman year)
+more of the typical "college experience"?
-arts/science not as good as journalism/theatre (how much worse?...)
-far from home travel expenses</p>
+can take classes at MIT
+better relationship with professors
+sent me lots of letters after acceptance (this isnt really a factor lol)
+a lot of ppl I know
+more well known in the east?
+great networking/feeder school
+closer to home
-bad reputation among MIT ppl?
-hilly and empty campus
-liberal arts = humanities?
-closer to home</p>
<p>i have no clue what i want from a college (large/small, university/LAC, etc) which makes it infinitely harder to decide. im interested in math/science (maybe not enough to make a career out of it) so i'm considering something like working with kids/non profit (although that doesnt exactly make you a lot of money, and we all need money ;P)</p>
<p>visited both, did an overnight at wellesley. i wasnt really feeling wellesley until i met my hostess, then after i met her and interacted more with the kids i liked it a lot more. at first it was like whoa so many girls but then i got more used to it and it doesnt bother me THAT much. northwestern overnights booked too fast, so all i could do was a tour, and the campus is def. prettier than wellesleys, but i dont know how i'll like the people or the whole atmosphere (but it IS coed). i feel like wellesley is a safer choice b/c i know more about it, but northwestern has a better social life so it might be more of the "college experience." ack i dont know, ultimately i feel like it comes down do safety vs. risk, social life/college experience vs. the rest of my life (supposedly if u graduate from wellesley u are set for life w/ the networking and everything...dunno about the northwestern networking/feeder school situation). how well known is either school in the working world?</p>
<p>sorry for blabbering but i keep going back and forth and it really is driving me nuts. feedback please? gracias.</p>