Oxford vs. UC Davis.. please help!
So I've had a recent stint of bad luck!
Not that either of these college choices are bad, I think I'm just caught up in the post-rejection resentment phase! It doesn't help that my sister is currently at Duke...
Due to health issues my junior year my GPA essentially died but aside from that my test scores (2220 overall, 790 in math, 740 in bio) were on par with a lot the schools I applied to and eventually got rejected from! (but all of this isn't really important is it?)
The main problem with Oxford is that I am interested in the dual engineering program at Georgia Tech, meaning I would have to attend three different schools and spend five years on an undergraduate education. Engineering isn't something I'm committed to and I'm worried that I won't be able to explore/cultivate my interest in engineering at Oxford.
I'm also worried about that attitude towards Oxford students and the general atmosphere at Oxford -- I'm not sure how I feel about going to a satellite school an hour away from the real thing. Especially since a few of my friends who looked to me for help in high school got into and are attending Emory. The last thing I want is to be bitter when going off to college.
Davis is a good school but, seeing as I'm from California, I would have liked to partake in an out-of-state college experience.Georgia Tech is infinitely better for engineering, yet at Davis I could take part in clubs and programs early on.
I also like the idea of going a continuous four-year university without the complications that Oxford presents.
If I'm already planning on transferring from Emory to Georgia Tech anyways would it make more sense to attend Davis for a year and apply for transfers to better engineering schools?
Lastly, I want to be able to surround myself with students who I feel are at/above my level in order to push myself. However, I'm sure I will be able to find incredibly bright individuals at both schools.
Comments? Advice? Opinions? Anything?!?! Really regretting waiting until the last minute to figure this out!