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Hey guys, so I recently was accepted to Harvard and MIT, but haven't decided which school to attend yet. Any advice in choosing from prospective students of either school or from current students would be great!
(PS: I plan on studying computer engineering, and physics/astronomy... and the financial aid from both is almost the same)
My friend helped me compile a little pros/cons list:
MIT (pros): much better in computer engineering, with rigorous work load.
Harvard (pros): much better in physics and astronomy.
MIT (cons): rigorous work load... I think I could handle it, but I also want to enjoy college.
(physics and astronomy programs are not that strong.)
Harvard (cons): non-existent (?) computer engineering program.
MIT (pros): from what I've heard, good parties and many frats.
Harvard (pros): nice crowd. Socially well rounded.
MIT (cons): I've been to MIT a couple of times... some kids scare me. I'm also afraid the work load alienates a lot of people.
Harvard (cons): snobby people? or down to earth?
Both appeal to me (though MIT does slightly more)
Both are very prestigious obviously. Harvard a bit more so. Also, thinking further down the road: a Harvard degree may look more impressive for an employer... On the other hand, if I get a degree in computer engineering, MIT is ranked #1, so that may look better.
I have only seen the inside of Harvard dorms so far. How are MIT/Harvard dorms?? How is dorm life?
Harvard can introduce me to more people in more diverse subject areas... just in case I need some lawyer friends in the future! :P
ALSO, please realize that I know my list is based largely off of hear-say/stereotypes of both schools... Please correct any statements I may have made that you don't agree with.
Thanks for any help!
(btw, I'm visiting both campuses before I make my final choice, but a preliminary discussion would be great too!)