Need Help Fast!!!

<p>I have been accepted to Brown, Dartmouth, and's hard for me to make choice. I am not able to visit any of the school before the May 1st deadline. Finance is not a problem, because I was offered a scholarship from Howard, and great financial aid packages from both Brown and Dartmouth. Does anyone have any guidance as to what to do, or any info that could help me in making this important decision???</p>

<p>I know nothing about Howard, but as for the other two, I would pick Dartmouth over Brown any day. Dartmouth has the tightest-knit community, as well as happiest and most down-to-earth students of any Ivy League. If you don't mind the cold winters and lack of a nearby major city (Dartmouth students generally embrace the outdoors, myself included), I see no reason why anybody wouldn't want to attend Dartmouth. I have heard more than one person say that Dartmouth's undergraduate experience is arguably the best in the nation (that includes Harvard!). They have extremely loyal alumni, and I have heard of almost nobody who didn't have the time of their life at Dartmouth.</p>

<p>Just my 2 cents, but remember
Remember, Ivy is GREEN!!!</p>

<p>I know someone who knows someone who...
Was accepted to Brown and Dartmouth, and couldn't decide by May 1st. She filled out acceptance cards for both schools, addressed them, and took them to the post office.</p>

<p>Once there, she asked the mailman "Heads or tails?"</p>

<p>She ended up at Brown, and loves it.</p>

<p>I love the idea of the coin flip - great stuff.</p>

<p>Hi JayBee,</p>

<p>I have a daughter and Dartmouth and a neice at Howard. Both love their schools for different reasons. Neice always knew she wanted to attend Howard and turned down a few free rides to attend. Howard is considered to be one of the "ivies of the HBCU" and yes,you will get opportunities at Howard especially when it comes to being recruited especially if you are looking to work in DC. Daughter went to visit Howard and knew that it was not for her. Howard is not with out its problems. The immeadiate area surrounding Howard is a little seedy whereas Dartmouth is considered to be one of the safest campuses in the country.</p>

<p>There is a glaring divide between the haves and the have nots so you will always have to be "on". It is definitely clicky. Niece was not happy with the Dorms and has lived off campus for 2 years. She is also from NYC so can make a quick escape when she feels the need to get away from it all. There is a heavy greek at Howard same could be said at Dartmouth. There is a sense of community at Howard especially at homecoming, step shows etc. But that seems to be where it begins and ends.</p>

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<p>where as if you are looking into joining a historically black frat at Dartmouth you are limited Alpha Phi Alpha.</p>

<p>Administratedly you have to go through a lot of red tape to get things done. She changed her major after freshman year and it pushed her graduation back a year (I'm still trying to figure that out because since when is it that taking intro classes history, english and psych is the cause to graduate later). </p>

<p>Does Dartmouth do a good job of embracing students of color ?Absolutey. I think a lot of it is going to be on you and the level of comfort you have in your own skin. One prospie recently a issue about black students hosting blacks and hispanic students hosting when they went to Dimensions (fwiw, D told me that this year they did ask students their prefernce as far as who they wanted to be hosted with). Do people self segregate, yes but they do so for different reasons. There are many students who have never attended schools with people of color and there are many minority students who have only attended schools where everyone was like them. How willing are you to step out of your box. If you are willing you will have an amazing experience. Daughter has a lot of blak friends and she has a lot of friends of other races but that has been her experience all of her life. She and a bunch of ther friends are going to Six Flags this weekend sponsored by the DCCS (Dartmouth Chinese Culture Society). </p>

<p>Dartmouth is truly and amazing place and as you asked in one of your other post, yes there is more of a feeling of family stemming from schools overall strong sense of community. If you attend, you will never look back as you will have a wonderful 4 years at the big Green.</p>

<p>I would go to Brown or Dartmouth over Howard, largely for its overall reputation and the amazing learning you will experience.</p>

<p>I couldn't decide between these two and drove to kinkos with yes letters to both. Fate stuck through a stuffed animal claw machine at a grocery store with a Dartmouth hat as a prize. After $2.00 I won the hat and never looked back. Dartmouth was awesome, but I am sure Brown would have been too. Can't go wrong.</p>

I would go to Brown or Dartmouth over Howard, largely for its overall reputation and the amazing learning you will experience.


<p>It all depends on who you ask. A large number of African American students turn down the Ivies for ful rides at Howard, Spelman, Morehouse and Hampton because they have more of a comfort level going to school with people that are more like them. when it comes to minority recruitment in both Higher Ed and in the workplace , you will have more schools and companies recuiting for this purpose at Howard, Spelman, Morehouse, Hamtpon, FAMU than you would at the ivies because they know that they will not be at a loss of candidates (yes, this is my first hand experience as a former recruiter for a fortune 500 company). </p>

<p>I remember attending a going away party for one of my daughter's friends that was going to attend Spelman. At the party there were friends whose kids were attending Brown and my daughter who was going to attend Dartmouth. when we said were our kids are going, we got a look at where's that. </p>

<p>It is not unusual to get the same response from people in the south and out west concerning Dartmouth and Brown as I am sure some can attest to recieving a where's that/ you poor thing look when they said they were attending these schools. It doesn't make them any less in formed or in the know. It just means that one needs to look at the world using multiple lenses.</p>

<p>My friend is going to be a freshman next year and was choosing between Brown and Dartmouth. He chose Dartmouth. If you send me an e-mail: <a href=""></a> I can put you in touch with him.</p>

<p>I'd pick Dartmouth.</p>

<p>Just curious, why is Dart relatively unheard of out of the east coast. Here in Cali, no one knows of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>JayBee1587, its depends on what your looking for in a college, if you feel more comfortable in a all-black setting then you should go to Howard, if you would feel more comfortable at a place like Dartmouth or Brown then you should go to one of those schools. Its all about you, because if your happy your produce and if your not then you wont. I got in at both Dartmouth and Howard and I am heading off to Dartmouth next fall, I absolutely loved my Dimensions trip and that was the final signal for me to chose that school. So in the end its all about what you're looking for and where you will do best.</p>

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