I'm not sure where I'm going yet (don't find out till Feb or March). my top 2 are uc Berkeley (Berkeley California) and George Washington university (Washington dc).
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Most people in college/university don't go walking around thinking that. They really don't care to notice if other people look like a freshman or not. At least, that's how I see it. When I'm walking around on campus, I don't see "freshman's" and "third years", etc. I just see people who are stressed and tired and want to get their work done. :P
Don't worry so much about it. Just be yourself and go with whatever style is comfortable for you. People in college/university tend to care less about the menial things that people care about in high school (i.e., whom you're friends with, what you're wearing, etc). It's much more diverse and accepting, I find. Maybe it's just the schools I've gone to, but I think the majority are like that. You are bound to find people you get along with. Don't worry about belonging to a certain group or anything like that. Most of the friends I have are from different classes and don't know each other, so it's not like I'm always with one particular group. I'm just among friends and that's all that matters (as well as getting your work done).
Anyways, good luck on the applications and all that. :)