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Wedding cake, yogurt parfaits, Super Bowl dip — all kinds of delicacies come in layers. Why shouldn’t decisions? My senior year of high school, I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school with strong academics and curious students. I knew I wanted a rural location not too far from home. But when March 2016 brought me two small liberal arts schools with strong academics, curious students, and rural locations, I had to descend from macro to micro. I had to make a choice not based on sweeping sentiments, but an accumulation of small things. Here were my top five: