My daughter’s first choice is PSU Main campus where her brother goes. Assuming she does not get in there, she would like a college which is well run, and provides great opportunities and connections for internships. She doesn’t want to feel that she’s going to a junky run of the mill state funded school, but a place where people believe in and invest in the school and there is school spirit. She would like EITHER opportunities for study groups, and special living options for her major OR a small school feel…She doesn’t care much about sports per se, but is very excited about attending with friends and meeting fun people. She is not the typical athlete/cheerleader and is on the quieter side, and a future Graphic Design/Art major, and would like to meet people who are kind and open and not “all the same.”
We have on our list
St Joe’s (if she gets scholarships only as is very expensive!) also not sure it’s a fit for her socially.
We’ve ruled out lots of others based on problems with the commute. We live in CA currently and have family willing to pick her up in CEnter City so we ruled out areas where she would have too long of a commute to center city, too many transfers, or have to go through, for example, Tioga to get to Center City. We want her in a safe neighborhood where she can walk around and go shopping off of campus, etc.
I feel like Cabrini and Rosemont are kind of the same but not the same so any insight into which she should apply to would be great. When we visit, we will not be able to hit all three, so would like to narrow it down to two.