|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 09:17 am: Edit|
Amherst or Brown or Dartmouth? thx.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 09:31 am: Edit|
Gotta give more information than that. Three entirely different schools with three entirely different student bodies. It all depends on who you are and what you want.
|By Tobes (Tobes) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
amherst = a non-ivy ivy, preppy, fairly small but right next to umass, smith, holyoke, and hampshire
brown = pretty liberal but not as much as people think, somewhat preppy somewhat radical, providence isnt the best city but at least its a city and brown is conveniently located on a hill just above it so its not totally urban
dartmouth = never seen the campus myself but apparently its a pretty cold, dismal place. great academics but a lot of drinking (their unofficial mascot is "keggie")
personally i love brown but go with the one that feels right to you.
|By Jnatkins (Jnatkins) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 12:37 am: Edit|
Brown all the way...I'm a bit biased though, although Amherst was my second choice
|By Kazz (Kazz) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 12:47 am: Edit|
I'd personally choose Dartmouth
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit|
thanks guys. My first priority is academics, second is reputation, and third is social life. I'm not a drinker/smoker so please consider that too. thx!
|By Mini (Mini) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 02:36 am: Edit|
Go visit. There are far more similarities (relative to there being 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S.) than differences. They are drawing students from the same pool with the same profile, they are drawing faculty from the same pool, and, relatively speaking, they are in a small geographical area. All three require winter coats. The students at each will tend to be well-healed and well-prepped and well-SATed.
Cultures at each will be different. But the majority of students at any of the three will fit in quite well at the other two. There's plenty of drinking at each. And plenty to study, and plenty of studying.
Why'd you choose these three to begin with?
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit|
im might be able to go for sports.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 08:48 am: Edit|
All three are strong academically so it depends on what you want to study/major in. That may give more of a clue; also, what kind of environment you want to study in would give added information. Based on your comment about being a non-drinker/smoker, am thinking that Amherst may be more to your liking at this juncture. But you should visit all the campuses to get an idea of where you want to be.
|By Asdad (Asdad) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 08:04 pm: Edit|
You should rethink your #2 priority. A great social life at the #3 of the group reputation wise would be much better than a dismal social life at the #1 school in reputation.
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