Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Where should my little sister go to college?

I'm asking everyone.

What she's looking for: A medium sized four year school. Maybe something larger, more diverse and less isolated than a typical small liberal arts college. She's travelled a good deal in the US and she's familiar with different parts of the country, except maybe the mid-West west of Pittsburgh and east of Oregon, and she's open minded about where she'd go. She's considering women's colleges.

What she's into: Theater, film, math, Spanish and Portuguese. She also spent the last year living in a small town in Brazil and going to high school in an exchange program. Right now, I think she might want to be a language major, either Spanish or Portuguese and she's pretty fluent in both.

Oh yeah, her application: She's in her senior year at a very small, rather conservative, private school. I don't think her grades are perfect (she's more goofy than serious) but her test scores are fine. She's been on the swim team and crew team and in the school plays, but doesn't need or want to do athletics in college.

Please feel free to describe and recommend places you've attended, visited, sent family to, live near, whatever . . .



Blogger Sue said...

Oberlin College. My alma mater. Great school for artistic, creative, multi-culturally oriented types. If you live in Pittsburg, its only about 2 to 3 hours drive away to the west in Ohio (near Cleveland). It's in the middle of no-where, but people come to the school from all over the world. Lots of diversity in the students and the activities. Great academics. No fraternities and sororities. Really vibrant social life centered around pleasant dormitories. They have a strong commitment to financial aid. If you get accepted they generally try to make sure you can afford to come.

10:02 PM  
Blogger zp said...

Actually, she visited there last time she was in Pittsburgh. She liked it and I think she's applying there. I'm going to make sure she reads your comment here.

And thanks so much, Sue, for reading my backlog . . .

12:17 PM  

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