I was accepted into Michigan State University and I was waitlisted by the University of Michigan. However, I have just received an email saying that I will be guaranteed admission as a transfer for sophomore year, because although they ran out of spots they still want me there. I want to major in Biology and minor in political science. At MSU I would major in Human Biology.
I have a lot of friends going to MSU. My best friend would be my roommate. I know everything about MSU and nothing about U of M. My question is, should I do all four years at MSU or transfer to Michigan? I would lose my new friends at MSU, and because people would have established friend groups already I would have trouble making friends at Michigan. I am Premed and I want to go to Michigan’s med school. My biggest worry is that I will have trouble adjusting at Michigan. Can you give me any answer as to what you would do?
Pros as I see them for Michigan:
Better chance of getting into their medical school
Ann Arbor is a better city than east lansing
Most Michigan students are upper middle class and white and I am working class and black, so I don’t know if I could make friends
Michigan students tend to be more cliquey and pretentious
My friends that are all going to State would disown me possibly
Pros at MSU
Familiar with campus
Large support group on campus
Comfortable with school
Not as competitive
Human bio major
Costs 2000 dollars more a year
Please help me make this difficult choice. First I was deferred from Michigan and I had to wait, then I was wait listed and had to wait, and now this and I have to wait. U of m said they would accept me if I maintain a 3.0 and 12-15 transferrable credits. I would even have to apply as a transfer.