Question: If you had the choice and could only go to one.

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ive heard from many people that Harvard has a very big emphasis on its Graduate population and that is why undergraduate experience is lacking. Unlike Princeton who puts a lot of emphasis on its undergrads</p>

<p>Not true. Unlike Princeton, it puts outstanding emphasis on both.</p>

<p>@silverturtle</p>

<p>To me, the atmosphere on campus felt pretty drab. And unfortunately, too many students seemed to be there purely for the prestige of the obtaining a Harvard degree. Coming from the South, I assume I probably have different ideas of what the ideal college/university should be like (especially in terms of social life), and Harvard simply didn't meet my expectations. In a nutshell, I couldn't have seen myself going there for anything other than the "H-Bomb" effect. If I had been able to afford a campus visit before applying, I probably wouldn't have applied in the first place. Of course, I still wrestle with my decision, but in the end, I'm confident I made the right choice (I'll be at Vanderbilt with full scholarship).</p>

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ive heard from many people that Harvard has a very big emphasis on its Graduate population and that is why undergraduate experience is lacking.

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<p>This is mostly unfounded.</p>

<p>Posting this in the Harvard 2014 forum seems pretty stupid, given that everyone on here ought to have already decided. Also I'm p. sure that at this point the whole "Harvard is bad for undergrad" stereotype is unfounded and just keeps momentum out of jealousy -- I'm sure its undergrad education is just as good as any other Ivy/equivalent, and for me personally it offered the best.</p>

<p>nasser: yeah i made a mistake when i first made this thread 2 months ago i meant for it to go to the harvard forum but it turned out to be the harvard 2014 forum</p>

<p>Haha Harvard-haters trying to bring Princeton into the mix? Remember, there's only 1 best school in the world ;). But I would pick grad degree, if not both; grad degree will be most relevant in your job search, and most prominent people from harvard got their law, business, etc. degrees (like....obama).</p>

<p>I would choose a Harvard MBA simply because that would unlock many more career opportunities. There are plenty of good undergrad schools, but only a few really good (and prestigious) business schools. I would jump at the chance to get into one of the top 10 programs.</p>

<p>collegebound: it depends what coast your on ;) </p>

<p>IMO there are no 2 graduate programs in the world closer in prestige in their respective field than Stanford MBA and Harvard MBA. Every single year it seems they tie in many B-school rankings or one is on top of the other by the thinnest of margins.</p>

<p>Personally I'd like to go to Yale or Stanford Law than Harvard Law, so yeah.</p>

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Personally I'd like to go to Yale or Stanford Law than Harvard Law, so yeah.

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<p>A kindred spirit, eh? :)</p>

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Have you ever spoken to Princeton graduate students? The ones I know don't sense any shortage of attention being paid to them. Just because graduate programs don't have the visibility of Princeton's undergraduate program doesn't mean the support isn't there.</p>