So I'm a Jr in HS, my huge decision is looming. Some of the schools I'm looking into are;
Duke (Reach School)
Emory (Just Visited)
Vanderbilt (Just Visited)
Wisconsin (More Safety School)
Lehigh (Small School within a few hours of where I live, good school though)
I was just wondering if any of you went to or know people who went to these schools and how you/they liked it. My main concerns with the schools are as follows.
UMich (May be too big for me, I'm visiting in Sept to get a feel, everyone does love it though)
Duke (Just don't know if I'll get in, waiting on SATs, Visiting in summer)
Emory (I visited and spoke to some students there, the guys like it but aren't that into sports, the girls like it but think the guys are metrosexuals. It seemed fairly preppy/jappy. Obviously those are generalizations though and I'm sure if I went here I'd find a group of kids into sports.)
Vanderbilt (I visited here, have a cousin here, she loves it. I was at the Vandy Florida upset and loved the game, loved the school spirit, student section looked like a lot of fun. I could see myself here, very diverse school. The only problem here that I have is that they do not offer a Finance major for an undergraduate student, the closest they have is an Economics major. I will look into this further to see how big of a difference there is)
Georgetown (Jesuit school, crosses in every classroom, I'm Jewish so I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable here. I think the school has a decent Jewish percentage though (12ish %). Haven't visited though)
Wisconsin (Don't think it stands out quite as much academically as the others on an application)
Lehigh (Maybe too small?)
By the way, lots of cute girls at Emory and Vanderbilt so that is a plus. There is also a Southern Hospitality that definitely does not exist in the North. The people are so friendly in the South compared to New York. The weather is also a plus for the southern schools and a negative for Michigan. I'm a little nervous about the SATs and the big decision so any comments/experiences you guys would like to share will help.
My parents do not want me to go to the West Coast. Also if you would like to mention your own school/experiences there go ahead.
Thanks a lot guys