How to Choose a College: Pick the one that has the least amount of terrorists teaching, which is pretty difficult nowadays.
Choosing a school drove us nuts. She applied to Princeton, my alma mater, just for grins, but she didn't want to go there and I didn't want her to go there either. It has changed a lot since I graduated, and not for the better.
We wanted a small school, in the South, good reputation academically (that still matters), not too politically correct, and with a good network of alumni (that's one thing that can really help you after graduation).
Her first 2 choices were Davidson and Washington & Lee. Got in both, decided on Davidson (I probably would have chosen W&L, but I'm not my daughter.) Turned out to be a great decision for her. Sure the place is infested with liberals, mostly in the administration, but the professors were great. They knew their stuff, they taught well, and they were very respectful of conservative views. My daughter is a devout Catholic and conservative with libertarian leanings, and she said not only did her professors give her a fair hearing and didn't ding her for conservative answers, they praised her for stating her beliefs (even the former priest who was teaching a Comparative Religions course). And you've got to love a Herpetology professor who brings live snakes to class in a bag and turns them loose on the floor of the classroom.
She was a Biology major with a minor in Religion. After an Animal Husbandry internship in Atlanta she moved back to the Charlotte area and got a job in her field. She's thrilled (and so am I - she's self-supporting!)
The first thing I would look for is a college with the smallest number of taxpayer funded students to slog through. I think you would find that it directly relates to how many useless classes in Native American lesbian studies you’ll find.