I am currently trying to decide where to go to college. I have received the Georgia Tech Stamps Scholarship and have also narrowed it down to Duke and Dartmouth.
Receiving the Stamps Scholarship means that I not only get a full-ride for the next four years (covers tuition, room, board, food, etc), but I also receive a stipend for a laptop and $12,000 for enrichment funds. I also get annual retreats, mentorship, and lots of networking opportunities/opportunities to create a community. However, I am not sure of how big the name of Georgia Tech is within the tech world, as I hope to eventually enter the field of Computer Science. I know there are a lot of opportunities at these schools but I am unsure as to which would be the best for me. Additionally, how much would being a “Stamps scholar” help when it comes to getting job or research opportunities/positions?
Obviously, the money from Georgia Tech is very tempting for me. However, if I was to not consider the cost factor and simply the opportunities within tech (fintech, wall street + tech, working at leading tech companies), what would you think the best choice is? Additionally, what about in terms of entrepreneurship and startups at each of these schools?
I have also been admitted to some other schools & ivies, but feel like they aren’t the right fit for me.
I am most strongly considering Georgia Tech Stamps Scholarship, Duke, and Dartmouth. Any advice would be very helpful!