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Which college seems like the the best fit for me?

SadieLane12SadieLane12 19 replies17 threads Junior Member
So far my top schools are Emory, Case Western and Tufts. I plan on major in biology. On paper, all three seem very similar to me with their programs, rank, etc. On less academics-based criteria, which do you think will be the best "fit" for me?
Things that I value are: safety, school spirit, sometime of sports participation/enthusiasm (intramurals or club), lots to do on and off campus, nearby hospitals/research, friendly student body, ability to focus on major (not too many GER) and some sort of nightlife.

Also any advice on any of these schools is great too! Thanks!
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  • classclownclassclown 288 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Tufts! In Boston, has its own medical and dental schools and a very friendly student body. With the new Fan The Fire initiative, sports are making a big comeback......Good luck.
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  • gondalineNJgondalineNJ 412 replies3 threads Member
    Nightlife is also superior for Tufts students with Davis Square in Somerville and Boston a brief T-stop away. Very friendly and supportive student body, according to D. Biology program rigorous, faculty friendly and accessible. Tons of clubs/ activities. Jumbo spirit aplenty.
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  • mathmommathmom 32653 replies160 threads Senior Member
    I haven't seen Case Western so no comments there.Tufts is a much closer to town life than Emory, but Atlanta has a lot to offer and the med school is right there. Tufts Med School is across the river in Boston. I'm sure though that at either place you could do research in the Bio Dept. On your list the main thing Tufts may be less great for is the General Education requirements. My son, a senior, is having to fit a lot in now as a senior. (Mind you that's partly because he took a whole year abroad where nothing counted for the Gen Eds he needed.) Do you care about Greek life? Emory and Case are about 1/3 Greek, while Tufts is half that.

    You've got three great choices, have you visited any of them, or will you be able to visit before final decisions? I think Emory and Tufts are quite different.
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