<p>Okay, so I am faced with a dilemma that has been torturing my mind for weeks. I simply don't know which one to choose. For those who are not familiar with the Macaulay Honors College, here is some great info:</p>
<p>The Macaulay Honors College is a program offered at seven of the many senior CUNY colleges. The program is designed for high achieving high school students who have clearly shown that they are capable of handling a rigorous curriculum. For Fall 2008 entry, Macaulay Honors College received 3,846 applications while there were only 340 openings in the Freshman Class of 2012. Which calculates to an acceptance rate of roughly ~8.8%. It is highly competitive and students are extremely talented. For the class of 2013, the mean GPA was over 95 and SAT Math and Reading combined scores averaged was over 1400. The benefits of being a Macaulay student (also known as a "University Scholar") are tremendous:</p>
<p>Tuition: University Scholars will receive full tuition scholarships for four years.
Opportunities Fund Grants: Every University Scholar will have access to an Opportunities Fund of $7500 to support experiences such as studying abroad and activities such as internships.
Laptop Computer: University Scholars will each receive a laptop computer. Any student who withdraws or is dismissed must return the laptop.</p>
<p>In addition to this you will receive a Cultural Passport which will gain you admission to many of NYC's museums, shows, etc.. for free or greatly reduced price. </p>
<p>So, I hope many of you can see why I am stuck between these two options. I simply do not want to regret choosing one over the other. What intimidates me about Cornell is the extremely heavy workload. I'm afraid that I will be constantly stressed and sleep deprived, and that my social life and mental health will be compromised. What I like about Macaulay is that it is in the city and offers amazing opportunities. But, of course, it is not as well known as Cornell. Traveling and meeting diverse people are two of my priorities, as well as developing a passion for what I am learning in class. I plan on majoring in psychology. Can anybody help me in reaching a decision? Any feedback would be awesome. Thanks guys.</p>