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Hi everyone! I'm a rising senior and I'm having a tough time deciding about which school I want to apply ED to. I would love some advice / guidance / insight into these two schools.
At Penn, I would major in biology and minor in history; at Rice I would major in history and minor in biochem. I would be on a premed track at both schools.
Things that are important to consider:
-Strength of Biology / History / Spanish programs
-Difficulty of classes
-School atmosphere / culture
-Viable study abroad options (Spanish speaking country)
-Availability of research and internship opportunities
-Dating life for a gay guy
I visited both, but the problem is that I also loved them both. Here are the unique pros and cons of each:
pros: smaller school = closer relationships between students, laid back atmosphere, happy students, OWeek, residential college system
cons: smaller school + Texas + not many other schools in the area = poor dating scene for gay people, weather
pros: I like Philly more than Houston, dedicated and hardworking student body, love the east coast, "ivy league" (fwiw)
cons: expensive, maybe a bit too intense / stressful, Wharton exists
Thanks so much!