Vassar vs Middlebury

<p>I have NO idea what school to choose! I absolutely love both of them! I'm gay, so people say that there might be a bigger gay population at Vassar but they also say that Middlebury is much better than vassar! I'm also extremely social so I don't want to be in a school that is all about studying and nothing about having fun. Which one should I choose?</p>


<p>I'm willing to bet Vassar has the bigger gay population haha and the social aspects are great, but I have no idea what they mean by Middlebury being "much better than Vassar." Academically, I can't imagine any school being more than a tiny bit stronger, unless you mean a few of the sciences, and as far as I know Middlebury's best science is enviro, and Vassar's two amazingly strong sciences happen to be enviro and bio. What do you want to study? I'm Vassar '14 and I definitely think Vassar is the best school in the world xD</p>

<p>What are my chances of getting into Vassar?
I'm a sophomore, male, and I go to a well known private school near Cleveland Ohio that has a good reputation among colleges. I am agnostic and pretty relaxed. I enjoy reading, rock climbing, hanging out with friends. I consider myself to be smart, and above all, I am an intellectual person.
I accelerated in science and am taking Honors Physics as a sophomore in a class of Juniors
I am taking an extra class, Computer Science
I am also a drummer in my school's Jazz band
theses are my classes</p>

<p>English 10
Honors Physics
Math 2 Honors (highest math available)
Chinese 2
Jazz Band
Computer Science
Western Civilization 10</p>

<p>Junior - year I will take AP Biology, AP Computer Science, maybe another English Course, and Chinese 3, in addition to the other required classes
Senior Year - AP Chemistry and a few other electives in science, an english course</p>

<p>Last year I had a 3.56 GPA, this year I am aiming for a 3.5-3.6</p>

<p>Extra Curricular</p>

<p>Mock Trial
Science Olympiad (I am one of five captains, the rest are seniors, and there are about 40 kids in science olympiad)
Academic Challenge
Anderson Scholars - this is the most important, out of each class, 5 kids are chosen to pursue research in science, I am doing independent research with a Neurosurgeon at University Hospitals (University is the name of the area), I can also get funding from the school, and at the end of my senior year, I can get my work published in a scientific journal or present it to a panel of experts.</p>

<p>Community Service
My school tutors kids at a local inner-city school once a month, and I am going to do independent volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
I am working on some sor of fundraiser for a worthy cause I can do independently </p>

I rock climb twice a week
Political Essay Contest
film club
school newspaper writer
maybe next year, speech and debate?</p>

my current score is about 1900, but I am just a sophomore, I am aiming for a 2100, but I may get even higher</p>

last summer I did a 3 week course in Neuroscience at Brown University
this summer I am doing independent research at University Hospitals
Next summer I am not sure, I may do a Cleveland Clinic, paid internship that lets me do more research with doctors and see patients, but I may or may not get accepted to the internship</p>

<p>I am a down to earth, fun-loving guy with a passion for science. I have a lot of friends and adapt well to new environments. I have a real passion for neuroscience, and my career path is to be a neurosurgeon.</p>

<p>Vassar and Middlebury are my two top choices right now.</p>

<p>I think this thread is rather pointless.
You're only a sophomore. I think you should apply to /both/ schools.
They're both incredibly selective, so absolutely apply to both. </p>

<p>To actually answer the question. I think it's a personal preference. I would bet that a person who likes one would like the other too. However there are definitely differences. </p>

<p>As far as chances? Your test scores and gpa are on the lower side. But you have time. Just keep working hard! And good luck!</p>

<p>+1 siriusly</p>