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Dartmouth vs. Princeton

ariganjoyeariganjoye Posts: 8Registered User New Member
edited March 2006 in Dartmouth College
Ok, i got the Dartmouth 'likely' letter and im going to Dimensions in April. Since 7th grade, Dartmouth was my dream school, but my parents want me to wait to hear from Princeton. If i get into Princeton then i MUST go to Princeton, because my parents want me closer to home (I literally live less than 10 min away from Princeton campus), so i basically have no choice in the school i attend since my dad is paying for college. Can anyone give evidence of why Dartmouth is better than Princeton, so that I can convince my parents that Dartmouth is the right school for me.
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Replies to: Dartmouth vs. Princeton

  • FountainSirenFountainSiren Posts: 2,503- Member
    It doesn't exist. It's a matter of personality, both yours and the schools.

    They are two of the best schools on earth. A majority would say Princeton is the more prestigious: it is.

    But we’re really biting the nickel here: they’re both real and substantially great schools, great cash value and intellectual currency.

    Who's paying?
    Who's attending?

    Find a golden mean or resign yourself to Princeton. Good luck.

    Hope you make it here...it's a wonderful place to be.
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    Dartmouth is better socially. Princeton is dominated by eating clubs while Dartmouth's frats are actually much friendlier and the outdoors makes it amazing. Dartmouth has a better study abroad program, sophomore summer makes it amazing, and in the end both will get you into similar jobs/ grad school.
  • ariganjoyeariganjoye Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    FountainSiren ,

    thanks for the advice. my dad is pretty stoked about me getting into Dartmouth, so i still have a chance of going there. i think it fits me better personality-wise...i will be able to get the best education yet have fun....i heard that ppl at dartmouth are down-to-earth...im def looking forward to dimensions...did u like it?
  • HC240HC240 Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    Last year a friend of mine was admitted into Harvard Princeton and Dartmouth

    He chose Dartmouth because he loved the location and the people more than the others on his visits, and he is definitely happy he made that decision one year later. The quality of education, he tells me, is Unparalleled as well. But pretty much, go where your best fit is.
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