Hi, I’m trying to make my decision now that all of my letters are in. I’m really struggling between these two. Weather isn’t much of a factor for me and they’re equally far from home. Also, financial aid is roughly the same.
I’m looking to double major in Public Policy (Vandy)/Social Policy (NW) and Spanish, with maybe a triple in Sociology at Vandy.
Some stereotypes/conceptions I have of the schools: (and please correct me if I’m wrong)
- Equally rigorous
- NW students are a little more down to Earth? (just based off my reviews and interactions)
- NW is more business focused rather than on its SESP or Arts&Sciences, where as Vandy puts a greater emphasis on Liberal Arts
- With this, what are your thoughts on NW’s Social Policy program being in its own
school, where Vandy’s Public Policy is in Arts&Sciences?
I’m also concerned about the extra month or so of classes that I’d have at Northwestern.
Thank you in advance for any help or advice you can give me!