Cornell, dartmouth, rice, princeton, unc

<p>Hola! Deadlines are approaching, and my defferal from Yale, I'm sorda at a loss as to which schools to apply to :(. Here's what I'm looking for:</p>

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<li><p>BEST FINANCIAL AID! I am not willing to take out a bunch of loans for my UG. Preferably, a No-Loan policy.</p></li>
<li><p>Best Neuroscience/(Biomedical?)Engineering combo. I'm still not sure I want to be an engineer, but I would like to major in it. I know I'm fascinated by Neuroscience. But I want my UG education to be more holistic/well-rounded/more about developing leadership/writing/speaking/thinking skills than specializing towards a profession. </p></li>
<li><p>Art/Science synergy. Im passionate about both art and science. I dont want to go to GATech/MIT, etc. b/c they're too math/tech savvy for my liking. An emphasis on Integration between disciplines is key!!</p></li>
<li><p>SMALL CLASS SIZES!!!! don't want to drown in a sea of numbers</p></li>
<li><p>Dont care about location. Would prefer cold weather. Love the idea of New England. Nature/outdoorsy setting. Scenic campus. Friendly. (relatively) un-cutthrout not-to-competitive student body. </p></li>
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<p>CORNELL, DARTMOUTH, RICE, PRINCETON, UNC......Where do I belong?? (and feel free to suggest others!) thank you :D</p>

<p>Honestly, when reading through your listed criteria, the two schools that came to my mind weren't on your list - Brown and Brandeis. I can't attest much to any of these schools with the exception of Princeton being the only one to which I applied, but do keep in mind Princeton does not offer a neuro major. At least they didnt last year when I was applying. I have heard very good things though about the programs at both Rice and Cornell. I myself am a neuro major at UVA.</p>

<p>Dartmouth has an amazing Neuro program, with a very unique undergraduate focus and it seems to fit your desire for a more intimate program with smaller classes and great professor access. I really like the schools you have selected, although I do agree that Brown would be a nice addition as well.</p>

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5. Dont care about location. Would prefer cold weather. Love the idea of New England. Nature/outdoorsy setting.

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Are you from New England? lol. I just want to make sure you not a Hawaiian or someone whose never seen snow. Living there is a lot different than visiting, and winters can be long and depressing.</p>

<p>I would add Tufts to your list, look them up if you haven't heard of them. It's a top schools, they offer good aid, and something that is key to them is mixing different subjects together. In fact, they even have a major called psychological engineering, which is about as close as you can get to the two majors you want.</p>

<p>Good Luck</p>

<p>Dartmouth seems like its the perfect choice. Outdoorsy, beautiful, small classes, great New England liberal arts vibe, and world-class Nuero. </p>

<p>Also think about Brown. I'm a Brown student and our Nuero program is great.</p>

<p>Also look at Duke and Johns Hopkins. Both are great for biomedical engineering and very good for neuroscience, with beautiful campuses, small class sizes, good need-based financial aid, and both offer a high-quality education in engineering, science, and the humanities. </p>

<p>Johns Hopkins got a reputation for being cut-throat in the 1970's, but most students today report that it's not cut-throat at all, and it's common for students to work in study groups and help each other out. Their flexible curriculum might suit your tastes.</p>

<p>List I looked, all of these except Princeton include loans in their aid packages. Dartmouth doesn't if you're very low income.</p>

<p>Student</a> financial aid in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</p>

<p>If you want small classes and a quaint New England setting, but can do without an engineering major, consider a LAC.</p>

<p>At Bowdoin, RD & ED2 apps are due January 1.
Neuroscience</a> (Bowdoin)</p>

<p>Ditto for Middlebury, which offers just about the ultimate in a quaint, outdoorsy New England setting. I vaguely recall hearing good things about their neuro program.
About</a> the Neuroscience Program | Middlebury</p>

<p>Wesleyan (Middletown, CT) is a bit larger and less quaint than most other NE LACs.
Welcome</a>, Neuroscience & Behavior - Wesleyan University</p>

<p>thank you all so much! Actually, I am from Florida..... :/ lol
Engineering is key, I'm not willing to give it up..so i dont think a LAC would be a good fit.
Questions: (sorry, gotta address the stereotypes...don't hate ;) )
A) Is Princeton as snooty as everyone says?
b) What the "campus vibe" at Cornell? Pretty cut and dry, or socially, a fun place to be?
c) nothing to do but Drink in Hangover, New Hampshire?</p>

<p>A while ago you posted that you had a 660 CR score. If you didn't improve on that, most of these are unlikely. I would consider adding some LACs with good engineering and need based aid. Union and Lehigh could be good options.</p>

<p>If you do have the scores and overall stats for Princeton and Dartmouth you need to visit and see where you see a fit. P is a bit more stuffy, some love the eating clubs others hate them. Dartmouth is much more outdoorsy and friendly, some love the frats which are open to all, others hate them.</p>

<p>Do you have a safety which you will certainly be admitted to, certainly be able to afford, and will like? That should have been the first school on your application list, unless you are using community college as your safety (community college should definitely fulfill your criteria 1 and 4, though).</p>

<p>SATS: 660 CR 800 MATH 740 WR...overall 2200. These really not good enough??</p>

<p>My states schools (University of Florida and University of Miami) are my safeties...yes, affordable and I'd be content at either.</p>

<p>Which LAC has the best engineering?</p>

<p>*Engineering/Neuroscience combo</p>

<p>Lafayette College ( Lafayette</a> College Lafayette College ), a LAC of about 2400 undergrads,
has ABET engineering ( Division</a> of Engineering Lafayette College ) -- about 25% of students major in engineering, and a Neuroscience major ( Neuroscience</a> Lafayette College ). Here is the latest entering class profile: Entering</a> Class Profile About Lafayette College</p>

<p>Your stats may qualify you for consideration of a merit scholarship: <a href="http://finaid.lafayette.edu/financing-your-education/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://finaid.lafayette.edu/financing-your-education/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>For Princeton and Dartmouth, without a hook a 660CR, the most important score to them, is not competitive.</p>

<p>You be wise to add some of the LAC mentioned here. They may offer you more aid than your in states depending on your need.</p>

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<p>Very few LACs have engineering programs. Smith (women only), Trinity (Hartford) and Swarthmore have them. The most extensive probably is at Harvey Mudd College. HMC is like a mini MIT but belongs to the Claremont Colleges consortium, which allows you to cross-register at any of 5 member schools. These schools together have a good art/science synergy. HMC does not have a neuroscience program but Pomona (another Claremont college) does.</p>