It's down to the wire and my stomach is churning. I'm a tiger legacy (dad) and have grown up hearing about the wonders of Princeton (I've been to the P-rade many times, alumni family days, etc.). I really do love it and always assumed I would go, too, if my qualifications were good enough.
Problem is last year I attended a Model UN at Yale and fell totally head over heels crazy in love with Yale. I loved the campus, the grittyish urban environment and all it offered in off campus diversion and literally everyone I met and stayed with. This year I got deferred from Y SCEA (so I thought it was over) and then accepted this month; I also got into Princeton.
Parents are basically leaving it up to me ( we don't qualify for financial aid) but I can tell by Dad's face that he STRONGLY would prefer I follow in his footsteps. He has been scaring me with stories of New Havens "dangers", only half kidding.
I will probably be some sort of humanities major, so I think the schools offerings are about equal. I did both the P preview and bulldog days, and again, I just felt more at home at Yale. I think part of it is that I grew in the city, and love the city, and we moved to an affluent suburban town a couple of years. I really just don't like preppie suburbs very much.
Yale just seemed more diverse in terms of social circles, a little more liberal, a tad more intellectual, and maybe a little more off-beat, which I love.
Anyhow, if any of you were in the same sitch as me in the past, how did you finally decide to vote Tiger?