What are the academics like at your school?
The grading at this school is notoriously harsher than at other colleges, and this is due in large part to the fact that the teachers are able to get to know you and thus form high expectations of you. However, it is manageable, and it is worth it in the long run! Almost every professor I've had at this school knew (and still knows) me by name, and we usually greet each other when we pass. Some students here are competitive, but in a friendly way.
I am a Literature major with a Creative Writing concentration and grades 9-12 teacher licensure, and I can assure any prospective student that the literature, writing, and educations departments are nothing short of fantastic. The professors are always available if you need help, and usually even if you just want to stop by and chat. There are a lot of general education requirements because this is a liberal arts school, but you often get to take really fun classes like The Physics of Sound and Music, which I am taking this semester (and it's great!). I feel that this school has a very good balance between career-focus and learning for its own sake. Professors are always very encouraging, but they are also real and practical.