I'm in MA and got the John and Abigail Adams scholarship. I know that it doesn't cover much, but money is money. Even if I am admitted to my dream schools (UMich, ND, UVA), I'm not sure if I would be able to afford them without getting a large loan. This leaves me with UMass. I toured the campus and was left disappointed. It wasn't bad, just meh. I visited and loved UCONN, which is only making it harder for me to have any desire to go to UMass, even if it meant almost no debt. I'll most likely major in computer science. My test scores should be good enough for CHC, but not my gpa, which is another negative. The CHC is the biggest draw as of right now.
Can anybody give me good reasons to attend UMass? What are the best aspects of it? Is it still a major party school or has the administration done a good job at stopping the craziness?