pros and cons for these colleges?


<p>I want to narrow it down to one or two based on how well I would fit in to add to my reach schools and my safety schools. I'm pretty liberal and laid back, but I would really rather a school that was there for school more than parties. Obviously they're going to exist, but I probably would like to avoid them. I probably would never join the Greek groups. </p>

<p>On the aesthetic side, I prefer an older campus rather than a new one. Brick buildings. Pillars. Clock towers. That sort of thing. </p>

<p>All of them have things that I love and things that I don't love. I've noticed for most, it's their party scenes that drive me up a wall the most. I want to be sort of... part of a community, but not one that is ALWAYS drinking or smoking. I want a fun loving relaxed community that doesn't ALWAYS have to be drinking or smoking. The cons of so many liberal arts schools is that they're THAT kind of liberal. Are there LACs that aren't known for their parties?</p>

<p>I want small class sizes. I want intellectual conversations. I want people who want to learn. I want the teachers to know who I am. I want to be social, but I'd rather they're be smaller populations of CRAZY parties. </p>

<p>I'll probably be involved a lot with the music/drama programs, but for fun rather than for major. I'll probably be either an english or psych major.</p>

<p>I've done a lot of research, but I would love some anecdotes about these schools. Social scenes aren't everything, but where would someone who doesn't drink and doesn't do drugs and would prefer not to fit in best? (Again, I understand than it's college, and college people party/drink/etc and I won't get away from that entirely. Nor would I completely want to.)</p>

<p>Check the course catalogs in the subjects you are interested in to ensure that the schools have sufficient academic offerings for you.</p>

<p>Check the net price calculators to see how affordable each school will be.</p>