If you’re wondering where to start your college search, here are some great colleges that I considered, or applied to:
Acadia University – PRO: Oldest college in Canada. Fast admissions decision. Prestigious, cheap, area warmer than most parts of Canada(Nova Scotia). CON: ??
Bard College – PRO: Great professors, beautiful campus. Not all the students are weird! CON: Close to town, but you need a car. No wifi in certain dorms.
SUNY Binghamton – PRO: Really friendly. The best SUNY along with Geneseo. CON: Area not amazing.
Boston University – PRO: Great surrounding area (Boston). Big school, Kilachand Honors College provides smaller classes. CON: Some students feel lost in the largeness of the school.
Brown University – PRO: Great surrounding area (Providence!!!). No core-curriculum. Beautiful campus. Good name. CON: Two SAT Subject tests. Competitive.
Evergreen State College – PRO: Great classes. Public university with a private liberal artsy feel. Washington state. CON: Middle of nowhere.
Smith College – PRO: Nurturing, all-girl, empowering, great area (Northampton, MA). CON: They take a while to reply about financial aid.
St. John’s College – PRO: Really friendly admissions people. Everyone studies the same thing: Ancient Greek, the classics, geometry, philosophy. Two campus (Annapolis, Santa Fe). CON: No Majors. And you only get notified your full financial package once you accept to attend.
UChicago – PRO: Awesome architecture, good professors, Chicago! CON: Cold.
Wesleyan University – PRO: Small, more like a college with a little graduate program. Creativity encouraged, good education! CON: Middle of nowhere.
Williams College – PRO: Best liberal arts college in the USA. Wonderful teachers, engaged students, fun campus feel. CON: Requires 2 subject SATs.