Hi guys! College decisions are in and I’m pleased to say that I’ve been accepted at 3 of my top choice programs: Brown University, University of Pennsylvania (CAS), and Columbia University’s dual degree with Sciences Po.
Problem: I don’t know which to choose! I want to major in Political Science or IR. For the Dual, I would do Political Science at Sciences Po and Economics at Columbia.
I’m mostly stuck between Brown and Columbia. Although I feel as though the Columbia program, in particular, is perfect, super niche and will help me in terms of my career, I don’t know if I am willing to sacrifice the four-year traditional college experience. Also, the bachelor’s degree I would get from Columbia would be from the school of General Studies and not Columbia College, which makes me scared that I will be treated as a second-class student when I get to campus. Dual BA students will share the same classes and resources as students from CC, but GS is considered less prestigious. I know I shouldn’t care about such things, but I can’t help being a bit concerned about it.
Please help!!! I’m all ears. Thanks guys.