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Deciding between opportunity and prestige for UG
So I have just about no time left to send in my deposit. Over the past month I've narrowed my choices down to two: Macalester and Middlebury.
- Middlebury is ranked far higher, with better facilities and IMHO experience, but at the same time it's location doesn't lend itself to ample opportunities for premed majors. During school, the only med related ECs I could have are volunteering at the local hospital, EMT, and research. Otherwise I will need outside opportunities during the summer
- Macalester is nestled between the twin cities with Mayo nearby, supplying ample opportunity to do anything I can think of. It provides me with far more community to service as well. But at the same time, the in house facilities appear not as good. ~ the same med school acceptance rate as Middlebury,
Reading i_wanna_be_Brown's sticky
and elsewhere on the forum, prestige does not matter as much (though it still does), but what I do there does matter. So what would be the best thing to do in my situation?
I would find myself to be slightly happier at Midd in all other respects though (opportunity + prestige aside).