After reading the previous thread, I feel a little foolish asking this question, and ask forgiveness if it sounds conceited in any way.
My son was deferred by his Ivy first choice in the ED1 round two weeks ago.
He must now decide whether to apply RD to this same Ivy, plus another Ivy, and three LACs, including Carleton. He has already been accepted by the University of Michigan.
Or, he can apply ED2 to Carleton which he likes a lot, and where he has a good chance for admission. Carleton is the only school where he might apply ED2.
My question is to people who did not get into a more "prestigious" school like an Ivy, and ended up going to Carleton.
Could you please comment on whether you regret in any way getting a Carleton education vs. spending four years at a school like Yale, Williams, etc.
I know this is splitting hairs but I want to convince my son that the quality of the education he would receive at Carleton far outweighs any brand name recognition in the Northeast where we live.
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