i have a confession to make. half the reason i applied to penn was because of its name. frankly while all the college mothers are cursing me for selling my soul to the devil, i feel confused. am i not right in choosing a school for its name and academic/soc oppurtunities as one of the best in the country. ivy league. ok, why not use the name. im not dead set on an occupation(though id love to do govt. intel), so wouldnt it make sense to go to a school where the name will help in almost any career i go into? am i wrong for choosing upenn partially for its name?
yeah, ultimately , myself or anyone else could have a blast at a LAC, take all the classes i want, doing to dope smoking, do some protests, you know the whole deal. but penn is a good place to get a jump start on your career. (does it make me a loser to reply to my own thread???hmmm)
Dude, you applied, got in, and it's too late to be asking these kind of dumb a** questions. You frankly annoy me. Did you not already post this once? And everyone gave you heartfelt answers as to how Penn is a great school, along w. the name, blah blah blah. If you are that self-conscious to the point where you are re-examining your own ED decision because of what other ppl say, then...hell...you are a loser.
I think you should have evaluated these things before you applied, or should have applied RD to be honest. However, I think many people feel this way around this time. Once we all actually start school in september, I bet you won't regret it.
I am sure a lot of the ppl here (maybe not you...) could've gotten into Pton or Harvard if they wanted to. Personally, Pton loves kids from my school, and Harvard loves kids from my school, since they've seriously accepted almost everyone that has EVER applied there from my school...and I, at the risk of sound like an absolute pompous a**, am pretty sure I could've gotten into either one if I really wanted to...but, neither one of them has Wharton, and neither one of them has Huntsman...and, neither one of them will ever be Penn...if you seriously are somebody who factors in the "name" that much on your app, maybe you would've been better off applying to HYP...but that's too late now, ain't it?
lol...i, at the risk of sounding like an absolue humble person, will say that i know i very likely would have been rejected at all three. im not exactly sure what i want to do with my life, but i know it doesnt involve hard core investing or whatever. here let me phrase it differetnly, the thing is, im not some greedy capitalistic pig that whats to make a million dollars a year and work 100 weeks a year. ok. seeing as there is no definite program that i want to enroll in, i choose the most prest. school i could get into, knowing the name would help me in any career path i would eventually choose. i know alot of people on this forum are thinking inside the exact same thing. and so your saying that you didnt go to wharton atleast partially for the name?
Well...the fact is, why is Wharton famous in the first place? It's because it offers a very hardcore and solid business education that gives anybody who wants to study business a very good prep to go into a career in business...w. the education comes the name, not the other way around. So, if you are asking me if I am going to Wharton/Huntsman because of the name..yes...because most of the prestige that goes w. the name is due to the solid education and experience you get there...it's not the name that makes the school, it's the school that makes the name.