Hi, so I'm an international student from the US looking to apply for 2013. (Going to apply to study English.) I kinda need some advice. I know you don't have to send in apps until October, but I want to get this over with now; plus, I'm going to be staying in Cambridge for three weeks over the summer at one of the colleges (don't know which one yet) for a program, and although I plan on visiting a few, I'd like to know which ones would be best for me beforehand so I don't just resort to traipsing into all of the ones I'm interested in. Probably won't have a ton of time for visiting much, either.
On my list right now are Emmanuel, Jesus, Gonville & Caius, Pembroke, and Queens'. I really want to pick a college that doesn't have too many rules/isn't that strict or "authoritarian." I'm not a fan of asking permission to do things. :P Not sure if it was from someone on this thread but I've heard that Christ's is like that (strict and authoritarian). I don't mind a bit of tradition in general (gowns and the like) but too much of it would probably piss me off. Other things I'd like:
-Slightly more "artsy" rather than "science-y"
-Medium to large amount of undergrads (my current school is tiny - only about 65 people in my whole grade - and I'm sick of it)
-Not academically pushy
I don't care about location, really, and I'm far from a picky eater, so neither of those things will be deciding factors for me. Anyone wanna help me pick which one would be best for me?