The Bookworm's picture

Hey. I'm a freshman in high school, but due to time limitations I'm beginning to look for and at colleges now so that come senior year I know where I want to apply. I live in washington, and I love it here, and I love the UW, but I've lived here all my life and I sort of want to leave the state for college. (Also, break the three-generation both sides of the family tradition of going to UW) I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
Currently, I'm planning to look at:
John Hopkins
I've already been accepted to John Hopkins center for talented youth, and they litterally sent me an email asking me to consider applying to John Hokins, also the comprable UW program.
I'm also going to look in California. I will not consider:
Colleges in the South ( I don't want to get shot.)
Religious Colleges, especially BYU.
Colleges in super-(socially)conservative areas.
So, ideas, anyone?


Grace Hughen's picture

As a student at UMass

As a student at UMass Amherst I would be remiss if I didn't inform you that tuition here is comparatively inexpensive, the academics are excellent, and although we are known as a party school there are places you can live (such as Orchard Hill, where a lot of Honors RAPs are) where it's possible to sleep at night. Amherst is the epitome of a college town, with 5 colleges in the same area whose students can choose to take classes at any of the other 4... these other colleges are Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst College, and Hampshire, but UMass is just as good as any of them and it's the least expensive, so the really smart people go here :)

ReinbowGrl's picture

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I don't need company in the company of you. I don't need love, your love will do. And I've got you and you've got me and this is all you need. I don't need air, I don't need to breathe. I don't need rest, I don't have time to sleep.

MacAvity's picture

Non-religious colleges in

Non-religious colleges in non-conservative areas in California and not the South? Here are two: California Polytechnic State University (better known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, it's where I'm applying, not a very glamorous name but a remarkably good education regardless) and Harvey Mudd (a private school, probably a bit closer in glamor to those big classy ones you mentioned).