Cornell HE or Georgetown NHS?

<p>i know i posted last year, asking about which one was better for life sciences/pre-med
got into both again this year for transfer, and having a super hard time choosing between the two</p>

<p>i would be in international health at georgetown nhs (gonna be pre-med as well) and the program is ideal for what i want to study (public health), with the integration of internships in the curriculum as well as georgetown being in DC...</p>

<p>on the other hand, i feel like i'd be a better fit at cornell, i'd be a hbhs major in HE as well as pre-med but im afraid there are WAY too many pre-meds at cornell and your advisors/professors end up not getting to know you well, and the intense competition among pre-meds will be too stressful? cornell also has a better music department than georgetown? (more opportunities...?)</p>

<p>what's more important: the strength of the program you're in or how well you fit a school?</p>

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but im afraid there are WAY too many pre-meds at cornell and your advisors/professors end up not getting to know you well, and the intense competition among pre-meds will be too stressful?

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<p>I wouldn't be afraid of any of that. Cornell's reputation for being intense/competitive/stressful is overblown. Everybody I knew at Cornell had great relationships with their advisers.</p>

<p>HBHS is essentially a major in public health with more of an emphasis on biological sciences.</p>

<p>yeah, the research opportunities at cornell are likely much better than those at G-town considering that georgetown isnt very heavy on the sciences</p>

<p>humec has its own pre-med advisor, paula, and she's really good about getting to know you once you go in (meaning, you need to make sure that you try to talk to her). she'll try to find out about you beyond your sciences/grades and she's pretty nice. some people get intimidated by her, but i don't really see why. the rest of the advisors are also really great and you can go to any of them. </p>

<p>i think fit and strength of program are both important and i think at cornell you'll get both. you already said you'd be a good fit and hbhs is a pretty unique major in that it's health through the sciences and also has the social aspects of it there, too.</p>

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cornell also has a better music department than georgetown? (more opportunities...?)

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<p>I can't speak to Georgetown's music program, but Cornell has an outstanding musical tradition. The chimes. The Chorus and Glee Club. Excellent wind ensembles and chamber orchestra. A residential hall dedicated to people interested in music.</p>

<p>One thing that Georgetown people might say is that Georgetown will give you better access to internships, etc. I don't think that's really the case. I had no problem having my pick of internship opportunities in D.C. for the summer I spent there, and Cornell students always rave about the Cornell-In-Washington program:</p>

<p>Cornell</a> in Washington</p>