I am an athlete currently at the tail-end of the recruiting process for my sport at Swarthmore and Skidmore. I love both schools but I am leaning towards Skidmore for many reasons, but the main one is they have a Business specific major and I am almost sure that is the field I am looking to pursue. I understand the differences in “prestige” but am looking more at fit. I don’t think the high pressure environment at Swarthmore, especially since I am looking to play a varsity level sport, is a good thing for myself. And although I liked Vassar, I really wanted a Business major in a liberal arts setting. The Second reason being is simply the fact that I had a great visit and loved the school. I also did trips to Amherst and Union.
My Stats (Competitive Public High School):
GPA: 3.9 UW
National Merit Semi-Finalist
I am not worried about my stats as they fit all the schools above pretty well and will be applying ED1 as a recruited athlete. Am I really going to lose that much by going to Skidmore over Swarthmore?
Looking for any input.