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Where did you apply? Hopes/dreams for M10?

Nico.campbellNico.campbell Registered User Posts: 683 Member
Hey guys!

Seeing that M10 is approaching very quickly (for better or for worse) , I thought that it would be fun to reflect on the past couple of months and see where everyone applied, and to list them in order from favorite to least favorite (feel free to add explanations on the school's ranking, too!)

Here we go!

Where I Applied:

Choate, NMH, Andover, Milton, Taft, Middlesex, Berkshire, Hotchkiss, Putney

Personal Rakning:

1. Choate! (great interview, love the campus, I just get a really great feeling from Choate!)
2. Andover (everyone is so smart, great intellectual community, diversity...)
3. Taft (I really love all of the green grass on their campus
)
4: Milton (I like the proximity to Boston)
5. NMH (A student from NMH sent me an email, he was SO nice and I got a great feeling)
6. Middlesex (I just don't know anything about it, a bit small for me)
7. Hotchkiss (I know it's so stupid but I don't like the dress code: I'm really particular about that)
8: Putney (Smaller than I'd like, a bit artsy for me)
9. Berkshire (Small, I need a break from the mountains (I live in Colorado), never got a warm feeling from the AO's, a bit smaller than I'd like)

Who's next?
:)
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Replies to: Where did you apply? Hopes/dreams for M10?

  • AtriaAtria Registered User Posts: 774 Member
    Didn't you post the same thread on the main page?

    Where I applied:
    Lawrenceville, Deerfield, Choate, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Milton, Middlesex, and (day) Prep school...

    Personal Ranking:
    I honestly have none :D.... I might lean towards Choate a bit more (they have an awesome science program)...
    I haven't visited so if they are acceptances then I'll probably decide a list on revisits...
  • Nico.campbellNico.campbell Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    @Atria Sorry! I posted it on the main page, but then figured that it might fit better here... what do you think?

    Woo Choate! I haven't visited any schools yet, either 8-|
  • nikolaannanikolaanna Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Where I applied: NMH, Lawrenceville, Kent, Loomis, Cheshire

    Personal ranking: No idea.... If I had visited any of the schools, I would probably have a preference but I live about 4000 miles away from the nearest school...
  • AtriaAtria Registered User Posts: 774 Member
    Sorry! I posted it on the main page, but then figured that it might fit better here
    Maybe @skieurope can close the one of the main forum...
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 24,047 Super Moderator
    Maybe @skieurope can close the one of the main forum...
    Done.
  • AtriaAtria Registered User Posts: 774 Member
    nikolaanna wrote:
    I would probably have a preference but I live about 4000 miles away from the nearest school...

    @nikolaanna I totally get you... I live 7,000 mi away from the nearest school.... All my information has been skillfully collected with my ninja google skills :D ;)
  • HhopefulFforSsuccess2021HhopefulFforSsuccess2021 Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    Where I applied: Choate, Exeter, Andover, Middlesex, Hotchkiss

    I really love all of them, but I have been having regrets on applying to Hotchkiss lately. Can anyone enlighten me with some of the pros with going to Hotchkiss? I've been hearing people complaining about things there that I didn't know of and now I'm feeling a bit down about applying there for some reason. Things like the isolation of the school, bad cell phone service, and others have been mentioned and ahhh!

    I love Andover and Middlesex, though. I think I might flip if I get accepted by either of them (and that's saying a lot, because I can't flip.)
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    Although the cell phone service and remote area of Hotchkiss are a reality (not going to say pro or con because that's a matter of viewpoint) my DS pushed it way up on his list after interview day because of the people. He could not believe the openness and genuine caring of all of the people there. We had done a summer informal visit and he was 'Eh'....but after being on campus during a school day, he really fell in love with the school. So, I guess depends on what you are looking for...if you want an urban setting and that is your priority, Hotchkiss may not be a good fit for you. Their facilities are outstanding, though, and the warmth of the people there is a true gem. I would say, though, do not regret applying anywhere, because wherever you may end up is a true opportunity not available to many who'd like to be in your shoes.
  • HhopefulFforSsuccess2021HhopefulFforSsuccess2021 Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    @buuzn03 Oh, Thank you so much for your reply! It was so helpful. :')
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    Good luck @HhopefulFforSsuccess2021 ... you'll end up in the right place!
  • ivyprincess1ivyprincess1 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Where I Applied:

    Lawrenceville, Peddie, Hun

    Personal Ranking:

    1. Lawrenceville and Peddie are pretty much tied
    2. Hun
  • Nico.campbellNico.campbell Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    @HhopefulFforSsuccess2021 Good luck with Andover and Middlesex. I'd flip if I got into any of my top 5 TBH :))
  • Nico.campbellNico.campbell Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    @ivyprincess1 good luck! I've heard great things about both Peddie and Lawrenceville :D
  • Nico.campbellNico.campbell Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    @buuzn03 TBH the idea of poor cell service makes me a bit anxious (a love snapchat :)) )
  • letsgopaletsgopa Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    applied to: andover
    ranking:
    1. Andover
    :))
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