Freshmen rushing frats, like that other post said go where you feel you fit in. You're not all gonna get in a "top" house, there's only about 20 bids to give out for each house with around 600 kids rushing. The whole greek life tier debate is based almost purely social standing. If you join a house only for the parties you're gonna have a bad time. You gotta actually like the dudes you're in the fraternity with. Keep your minds open and don't let the hype or **** talk of some houses sway you one way or another. Use the first day where you go to every house to make your opinion. Good luck, it's a straining and competitive process but if you rush logically you might get a bid.