<p>I got into MIT and Dartmouth as well. At one point while still waiting for decisions from both schools, they were both tied at the top of my list, but ultimately, I ended up choosing Dartmouth and have not regretted the choice at all.</p>
<p>There were a number of things I really liked about MIT, so I'll list a few:
My older brother went there (he'll be graduating in a few weeks), and he loved it.
I'm very interested in science and math, and obviously, few schools are better than MIT in those departments.
Boston is a great city.
I would have been able to play on the varsity tennis team at MIT.
MIT has more prestigious professors (however, Dartmouth was rated as having the best teaching for undergrads)</p>
<p>Despite the things I liked about MIT, I ultimately chose Dartmouth for the following reasons:
More well-rounded student body (even though I'm planning on majoring in a science, I really want to study other subjects too).
Dartmouth has a great language program, and fantastic study abroad opportunities, which MIT really doesn't have.
Dartmouth is much more focused on undergrads. So although more top-notch research is probably going on at MIT, I think it's much easier for undergrads to get involved in research at Dartmouth.
When I visited the campuses, the students at Dartmouth seemed much happier and more excited about their school.
I love outdoors activities, and Dartmouth is in a perfect and beautiful outdoorsy location and also has the greatest outing club ever.
I really like the flexibility that the D-plan offers. I was talking to my Dartmouth interviewer about the D-plan, and he mentioned that one big advantage of the plan is that Dartmouth students have much less competition when applying for internships in the fall, winter, and spring, when most other college students are in school.
When I first visited Dartmouth, I fell in love with it.
There are a bunch of other reasons too, but these were the main things that factored into my decision.</p>
<p>I hope this helps you make your choice. I'm really excited about Dartmouth, and I think that it will be the perfect place for me. Both schools are great though and will give you amazing educations and opportunities, so just follow your heart and go to the school that you think you will be happier at.</p>