Wesleyan vs TCNJ for ED

<p>We're trying to figure out which of these schools are better fit for my S to apply ED to. Academically, both are reach schools for my S, but the coaches from both schools are sounding very positive about getting him in.</p>

<p>S has ovenighted with the Wesleyan team and feels pretty comfortable. Even though Wesleyan is known for its activism, it didn't shown in that one night expericence (and a couple of the team members are Government major). We had visited TCNJ but S has yet to meet with the team, although he already knows a couple of players on the team. He feels comfortable at both schools as far as the campus goes but TCNJ is much closer to home.</p>

<p>Our main question is which school he can find his niche easier. He has no idea what he wants to do at this point. His sciences and maths are B average and he is not into literature and arts. Being that, we think a pre-professional track will be better fit for him, e.g. business, international relations/economics/government. In that regards, I think TCNJ has an edge since it has a business program.</p>

<p>Another consideration is which school will he fare better coping with the academic workload. Wesleyan is harder to get into but sounds like the class size is smaller and the quality of teaching may be better than TCNJ. A CC'er once commented that, for these good LACs, they won't take you if they don't think you have a good chance of succeeding at their school. How true is this statement?</p>

<p>Wesleyan is very hard to get into, and it makes it so much harder to pass it up. Also, I think TCNJ is not as well-known outside of the northest. In term of the costs, Wesleyan will easily doubles that of TCNJ.</p>

<p>Other schools we're considering are Skidmore (me and my wife thinks it fits S very well), Lafayette (maybe too preppy and also Div I).</p>