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Hi guys. I've been accepted to Michigan LSA (still to hear back about the Honors Program) and to Cornell's CALS. I got into Michigan EA and kinda had my mind set on attending there seeing as the ivy applications were a crap shoot. But now that I've been accepted to Cornell and I'm to visit both schools in the next few weeks, I'd really love some outside opinions and experiences on the two universities. I can easily see myself getting into the large state school vibe of Michigan with the social scene, sports, and of course the facilities and top academics, but I can't help but feel like I shouldn't turn my head from the "ivy prestige" that Cornell has to offer, even if it's in a more rural area with a much smaller undergrad student body size. My dad keeps telling me to think about the job prospects I get from the school I attend, but would the large alumni network at Michigan cancel out the Ivy brand name for recruiting? I know after I visit both that I'll be able to tell which one I enjoyed being at more, but I'm hoping you guys can fill me in on things that I'd miss in a one day visit of each school. Also, I applied for biological sciences to both schools but I've been having second thoughts on my major and want the ability to change it when I get to university. So I'm wondering how restricted I'll be at CALS seeing as I would need an internal transfer to get into Arts and Sciences at Cornell, whereas there are way more majors on offer in the LSA School at Michigan. I'm from NY so Cornell is in-state, but my financial aid comes out to roughly the same for both schools (and I guess this is another complication if I want to transfer out of CALS at Cornell). Any suggestions at all? Anything would be appreciated and thanks in advance.