An awesome place; no need for partying, we'll say. If you're trying to get into a Public or Private Ivy for graduate work (especially in mathematics), get to know your professors here. People give them a BAD rap, but they are good, honest people (for the most part). This is a place to lose yourself in studying, in research, in intellectual discussion. And no, it is NOT a waste of money (unless one so chooses) IF and ONLY IF you spend it wisely. I am a sophomore mathematics major, and I LOVE COLLEGE.
The best time of my life, college, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, USA.