I know it is a little early to say that I got into these two schools for sure, but I got likely letters to both, so hopefully that means that I am in, but I wanted to know if I should go to UNC-Chapel Hill or UVa. I know that this is the Virginia board so I am going to post the same message in the UNC board.
Reasons to go to UVa: Access UVa (I thought it was an amazing program but is it only for poor students, I am not rich, maybe I am poor compared to many of the UVa students, but my understanding was that Access UVa was for everyone but it is best for poor students) I am not sure if that made sense, maybe someone can clarify for me. Also UVa is supposed to provide a better education than UNC. Virginia is supposed to be beautiful (so is UNC though).
Reasons to go to UNC: Chapel Hill is better than Charlottesville. Virginia is supposed to be dominated by fraternaties (I don't think that I would like that). Accepts lower scores on AP tests! Virginia wants fives for both Econs! that is crazy! Please add to this list. I am swinging more to UNC because of the whole frat thing at UVa. I think I wouldn't really like UVa people. Especially since such a huge percentage of students come from 100+K homes. I know I am generalizing, but I feel like the students would be very homogenous. Way too much abercrombie and $150 faded jeans. I hear that UVa is very conservative also, but I know that there are also a good share of liberals as well.