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i posted a question about this in the transfer forum, but wanted to get more of a swarthmore perspective on this. i'm a student at upenn, and while i ended up liking it, i sent some transfer applications out after the first semester. i found out last week that i got into harvard and swarthmore.
having been to swarthmore numerous times to visit my girlfriend, i know that i like the campus and the people there a lot. the environment seems really nice. it seems like people work a lot, but have a lot of fun too.
i haven't really ever spent enough time at harvard to form an educated opinion. it's a very good school though, and everyone i've talked to (except my girlfriend) encourages me to go there.
i don't really know what i'm studying yet, but most likely, i will go into either law, medicine, or economics. i don't really know how recognized the swarthmore name is. while i would like to go to a school for the purpose of the education (and i imagine the professors at swarthmore are far more concerned about the undergrad students than at harvard), the future is also important, and i'm not sure how going to harvard versus swarthmore would compare in that regard.
any comments, suggestions, and advice are greatly appreciated.