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I'm kinda going crazy right now. I was blessed to have been accepted into Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Penn, Duke, and MIT (EA). I need help deciding.
I plan to get some form of a Biology major, probably in molecular + cellular biology. I really do value the humanities, however. I love political science and economics. I will be doing the pre-med track. I'm on the east coast and I don't like the quarter system, so I've unfortunately eliminated Stanford from my list. I've also eliminated Penn and Duke.
Currently, I'm debating among Harvard, Yale, and MIT. Here's why I like each school:
Harvard: Boston/Cambridge is perfect. MCB department is highly ranked. They allow secondary concentrations. Pre-meds go to med school at a 95% rate. It's really hard to say no to this place.
Yale: Residential college system is so unique. Campus is beautiful. People seem to be happier with their college experience than those at Harvard. Parties and nightlife are apparently really good here. I want to join an acapella group. Yale seems to have the best academic schedule and a useful shopping period. Pre-meds go to med school at a 93% rate.
MIT: Again, Boston/Cambridge is perfect. I've never seen a school with people so great and likable. I know you don't find students like MIT students. They have IAP, top rated economics and political science departments. I'd be getting a top 10 education in biology, economics, AND political science through a major, and two minor system. Their pre-med rate to medical school is at 75% probably due to the difficulty of courses and deflation of grades.
My gut tells me I'd be happier at Yale, but there's something that doesn't sit well in saying no to Harvard. As for MIT, the people are just great. I'm not sure what to do.
Based on my academic interests, future goals (medical school), and desire to have a fun social/nightlife, which school should I choose? Which school would you choose in this position?