I am currently an undergraduate (just finished my freshman year) at UCB, however I also got accepted to Northwestern. I applied to Northwestern during my first semester at UCB where I was feeling out of place and admittedly also somewhat homesick. However, after 2nd semester, I got situated in Berkeley, made good friends, got involved, etc.
However, now the decision is upon me, shall I move to Evanston or stay in Berkeley?
Honestly, I almost feel as if there isn't that great of a difference between the two, and that is also what I've been finding when researching which one to attend. They are both great schools. So it just comes down to which one is better for me.
Here are the pros and cons for each:
Small class sizes
Close to home (100 miles or so)
Have to go through the getting adjusted process all over again (but I do have a few friends there already)
Winter (but growing up in WI, I dont think this will be that great of a factor)
always pleasant weather
really big college (too many people)
Greek life/party life (its not something I am looking for, not my kinda thing)
Just to let you know, I am a pre-med student. So which college would be better for me? Which one has a stronger pre-med program?
I am mainly looking for a place where I can be most productive and get the most out of my education. Looking for a great school, great program, plenty of research opportunities, have an advisor who actually knows me, get great letters of recommendation for med school, etc. So which one?
*They both cost me about the same so thats not a point of difference/consideration during this process.
PLEASE HELP!!! I need to decide quickly!
Thanks so much in advance.