Columbia vs Harvey Mudd for sciences!
Hey, I’m posting this for a friend. (He edited this himself)
He’s basically deciding between Harvey Mudd and Columbia for ED and is struggling to make a decision.
Personally, I’ve visited both and I think HMC might be a better fit for his personality: smaller classes, tight community, focus on students, silicon valley. NYC might be a little too much for him. His personality can be described as quirky, and a bit nerdy I guess? He kinda has like mild ADHD, so a very jumpy kid if you get what I mean.
He wants to major in physics, computer science, or something like that. He’s a very interesting and quirky cool kid. He likes drumming and sports (Not like athlete sports, more of exercising). He hates writing and the humanities. He could be uncontrollably active in class discussion and too much one direction lecturing would likely bore him.
So here’s the question, the thing he’s struggling on is HMC’s prestige and coming from a Chinese family, prestige is everything. Plus the opportunities, alumni connection, and diversity at Columbia might be better.
My personal theory is if he’s going to apply to grad engineering school, which he will, people will only care about his last degree and HMC will provide a better learning environment and undergraduate education for him. I’m a social sciences and humanities person and I don’t know much about the sciences so help guys?