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Accepted to Vanderbilt, RD!

Chinadoll772Chinadoll772 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2012 in Vanderbilt University
So yesterday in the mail I got an unofficial acceptance letter from Vanderbilt, telling me congratulations on my acceptance(and the official letter will come in April), and that I am invited to the Multicultural Mosaic for Minority Students. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I've already been accepted to my #1 school, University of Miami, but Vanderbilt will be a consideration. Any other people get this acceptance?
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Replies to: Accepted to Vanderbilt, RD!

  • wandererswanderers Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
    Did anyone else get this acceptance?

    You mean the thread two lines just below yours with 38 responses titled, "Got RD Acceptance TODAY!!! (MOSAIC Invite)?"
  • ready2go2ready2go2 Posts: 112Registered User Junior Member
  • Faline2Faline2 Posts: 3,870Registered User Senior Member
    If University of Miami is a school you favor over Vanderbilt, I would be interested in why. Vanderbilt has so much to offer. I hope you will give it full consideration and attend Mosaic before your sort out your decision.
  • lexie101816lexie101816 Posts: 95Registered User Junior Member
    I definitely agree @Faline2!
  • Chinadoll772Chinadoll772 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    Um, @Wanderers, I looked on the thread and I didn't see it, and what exactly does that have to do with anything? Did YOU get accepted? & @Faline, I want to become an orthopedic physical therapist, and I want to speak Spanish fluently. University of Miami has the majors that I am interested in, Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology, and I would pick up Spanish quick, I would have no choice! I'm from Florida also, so Miami is highly regarded here. Vanderbilt really doesn't have any majors that I am interested in. I believe I chose something along the lines of Molecular Biology for my major. I'm not really familiar with Vanderbilt either, only that it is a top notch school with a great reputation. I applied out of boredom to be honest.
  • Faline2Faline2 Posts: 3,870Registered User Senior Member
    chinadoll772, I wish you the best at UM. You don't have to defend having applied to Vanderbilt and then deciding you are not keen enough on it to accept the MOSAIC invite. That is your perogative and other posters applied to colleges and changed their minds on their level of interest later, too.

    If you change your mind and reconsider and decide to go to see Vanderbilt to make an accurate comparison of the value of a Vandy degree for a physical therapist application, just post and some students with premed and med school experiences will prob answer you.
  • Chinadoll772Chinadoll772 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you. Vanderbilt is definately a strong consideration for me though. I have to weigh in the value of a Vanderbilt education.
  • SeekingUniSeekingUni Posts: 2,188Registered User Senior Member
    Um, @Wanderers, I looked on the thread and I didn't see it, and what exactly does that have to do with anything?

    Yeah, it has to do with the fact that there's already a thread with 4 pages of people discussing that they also got the acceptance and invite LOL.
    If University of Miami is a school you favor over Vanderbilt, I would be interested in why. Vanderbilt has so much to offer. I hope you will give it full consideration and attend Mosaic before your sort out your decision.
    Miami is my current top choice as well, and I pretty much decided against Vanderbilt between applying and getting accepted. I don't even know why I applied anymore. I guess because somebody told me it's called "the ivy of the south." Would I really be getting that much better of an education at Vanderbilt than U Miami?
  • Faline2Faline2 Posts: 3,870Registered User Senior Member
    why don't you go to Vanderbilt and make your own judgments. The answer to that question is "of course not" if you are going to stay at the top of your UMiami game, but Vanderbilt has a very low admission rate (congrats!--over 28 thousand people applied this year alone for a medium sized class of 1600 or so) national recognition academically, a very national and international student body (no longer a regional leader only) small classrooms and a uniformly honors quality academic peer group throughout the undergrad and grad schools. The answer to your question should also consider financial costs vs likely salary in the workplace, opportunities for jobs and internships, interest or lack thereof in very selective and professional graduate schools, and areas of study and majors projected.

    Miami and Nashville are really very different cities and the contrast is stark, but then few cities in America are as unique as Miami.

    Your happiness fit matters a lot. You should never consider a college that doesn't make you feel some sense of excitement re attending. congrats on your admission to Vandy...and best wishes in your final selection
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