<p>After a few days of torment, I've decided to seek counsel from the more experienced people at CC</p>
<p>To begin with, I've been awarded one of the merit scholarships at Duke. I've also got a full ride at Trinity College Cambridge. I'm a Eastern European interested in majoring in Computer Science, but definitely taking a double major with Economy if I pick Duke.
Here are some of Duke's pros and cons (at least in my eyes). Please comment and add any you might think of</p>
<p>Interdisciplinary studies - double major, LA character, merit program support...
Being able to immerse into collegiate life much more than at Cambridge, where a lot of breaks and (relative) home proximity, in addition to many of my friends going there, could deter me from socializing with other students...
Getting used to America earlier, since I'll surely end up in the US for my graduate studies...</p>
<p>First and foremost, prestige. I believe Trinity's prestige is second to none in the Western world(perhaps Harvard). Although some may say it's not important, it's not negligible as well...
Secondly, the Computer Science program is stronger at Cambridge. However, it is extremely focused on CS and will turn me into a computer scientist or a programmer, not someone who uses his analytical skills to be able to complement his leadership skills.. I welcome ANY objections to this argument, as I'm not dead set about it, and this is something that will eventually make or break my decision.</p>
<p>Honestly, I'm currently leaning towards Duke. Yesterday, I was dead set about Cambridge... I hope you guys will be able to help me choose! Add any arguments you may think of!</p>
<p>Thanks in advance!</p>