<p>Hey everyone! I was accepted to Dartmouth and Georgetown, and I received two scholarships to Vanderbilt - the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship and the Curb Scholarship. The Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship is a full tuition scholarship that about 60 kids get and are automatically "college scholars" (kinda like an honors college) and you get $6K for research. The Curb Scholarship is a new program currently comprised of 6 kids that are in charge of creative enterprise and public policy on campus. They have "salons", or special classes and one on one interviews with people like the creator of Rock Band and internationally famous musicians. They also are guaranteed summer internships at either DC, Hollywood, or NYC totaling $10K. So basically Vanderbilt is paying me to go to their school. I dont really know what I want to study - I know I am strong in the maths/sciences but I love the social sciences and arts (I do debate, piano, etc). So the basic question is - will Georgetown provide me with the opportunities that Vanderbilt already guarantees? How can I stand out at Georgetown (where as at Vanderbilt I already have outstanding recognition)? And why is Gtown > Dartmouth?</p>
<p>You want to go to a college that will make you grow as a person. It seems like you are a well rounded person. Georgetown has an extraordinary social science program like international relations and political science. I don't know much about Vanderbilt. Darthmouth is any ivy and has the party hard and study hard thing.</p>
<p>All 3 are great. I personally love Georgetown, but Dartmouth has the "Ivy Experience" which is a unique and rare opportunity to live through.</p>
<p>Dartmouth is in the middle of nowhere.</p>
<p>Georgetown is in DC. </p>
<p>Vandy is providing you with research grants which you COULD get at Georgetown, but there is no guarantee.
If undergraduate research is your main goal, then I would go with either Vandy or Dartmouth. Aside from that it really just depends on what you want to study and where you want to be.</p>