to go here:
-Small campus; not a lot of walking*
scene (notice I did not say community)*
-Some quirky, not annoying students*
Reasons not to go
-Holier than thou attitudes, both among
many students and the administration*
-Nothing to do except drinking
& drugs, some decent lectures and plays to attend
you still have to take boring intro classes to qualify
for more interesting, upper-division classes.
-Excessive workload— Felt like some
professors gave a lot of work for the sake of
giving a lot of work.
-Laundry machines and printers need
-Annoying knee-jerk liberal self-righteousness/ political correctness*
(in reference to above point), not as politically active as
-Many very biased (politically) professors.
Atheism and free love equals A if you write semi-well
with some professors (not all). Anything less and you'd
be trying your luck.
-A very, very modest number of
good-looking girls (I know that's superficial, but hey, just putting
that out there.)
-Not open-minded (I don't know what impression
you've gotten from my previous comments...). If you choose
to go here, do not defend any of the following:
libertarian ways of thinking, laxer gun laws, not affirmative action,
not radical feminism. You must always state that the
administration is not doing enough for gays, bisexuals, and lesbians
(though Grinnell is quite friendly in this regard...).*
community seems strained, factious. A lot of people seem
content with doing their own thing with their friend groups.
Asterisk by qualities that apply to all left-leaning LACs