Hi all, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into two of my top choices, Notre Dame and Georgetown, for the incoming class of 2025. I am having a difficult time selecting which school I should attend. I am looking to go into Finance/something Business related and was accepted into McDonough and Mendoza for Georgetown and Notre Dame respectively.
I was accepted to both EA, so I have attended many Zooms and Webinars for each of the schools. Here are my pros and cons for each school:
Vast selection of internship opportunities due to DC location.
So much to do in the Georgetown neighborhood and the National Mall right nearby – will never be bored.
Much closer to home (I live in Princeton, NJ area) and I would be able to simply take train from DC to Princeton if I needed to come home.
~$5,000 cheaper for the first year
Infamous for less-than-desired food and dorms
Sports scene isn’t as prevalent as Notre Dame (I am a football/hockey fanatic)
Been my “dream school” since I was young.
LOVE how the alums come back and bring their family for football game days – there just seems to be a stronger community feeling??
LOVE the dorm/hall culture and how it creates a sorority/fraternity feeling where everyone is included
Seems to be a stronger Catholic prevalence (feel free to correct me if I am wrong)
Far from home – trips back home would have to be less spontaneous and more planned out.
Less internship opportunities (again, feel free to correct if wrong)
~$5,000 more expensive for first year.
Lately I have been leaning towards Georgetown simply because of its proximity to my hometown, but a part of me feels like when the time comes I will have a lot of trouble saying no to Notre Dame as it has been my dream school for the longest time. Any input from either side is greatly appreciated.