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Help Me Pick A School
I need to pick the college I'm going to, and I need help because I'm "torn." The schools I'm choosing between are Columbia, UPenn, Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth. I got into a lot of other schools, but I'm going to an Ivy.
I applied as an English/Comparative Literature (Brown) major, I think I'm probably going to double major in something and English, I don't know.
I really like colleges that give off the quintessential college vibe with gothic architecture and pretty campuses, I want the school to have a really good sense of community and a social scene.
My top three so far are Columbia, UPenn, and Brown (in no specific order). My parents want me to go to Columbia, it's their dream school for my sisters and I, and I'm the youngest and only one to get into Ivies. I don't dislike it but I grew up in Queens, NYC, and Columbia doesn't have my preferred campus as it's in the city. I like the urban-suburban vibe.
I like UPenn, the campus is nice, and I've heard a lot. Brown is also pretty nice, I like all the schools though lol.
If anyone has advice, or goes there and can say anything about it, that would be great! Thanks in advance!
I got into Boston College, Colgate, Franklin & Marshall, Ithaca, Northwestern (Medill School of Journalism), Syracuse (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications), Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), Wheaton, and Tufts, Wesleyan, Bucknell, Cornell, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, and NYU
Waitlisted: Harvard & Yale
Rejected: Clark University