Broadly speaking, I’m looking for an intellectually stimulating environment, wide career opportunities, and a community feel. I want to major in International Relations, and possibly recreate a program similar to Oxford’s PPE.
That said, I was just admitted to NYU Gallatin, and have two weeks to make a decision. I know NYU doesn’t really match the last point, but I feel like I could make it work by being proactive and joining several clubs. On their portal, it is explicitly stated that to accept their offer is to reject all other offers.
That puts me in a bind. I’ve applied to and haven’t heard from the following other schools: Haverford, Grinnell, Hamilton, Holy Cross, Wesleyan, and Brown. Quite a few of these would be toss-ups when compared to NYU. I probably won’t know my decisions to =any of these schools in the next two weeks. I scheduled a meeting in three days with the Hamilton advisor that interviewed me a few weeks ago, just to simply ask for her advice in this ubiquitously fortunate yet difficult decision I find myself in.
Quite simply, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do. I was hoping that if I got admitted to NYU it would be in a few weeks’ time so I could better weigh my options, but I don’t have that option. Does anyone have any recommendations for how I approach this conversation with my Hamilton interviewer (Hamilton is one of my top choices), and beyond that how I can make the most educated decision in this dilemma?