Hi, so I'm a rising high school senior
I'm in the midst of college searching and have become increasingly interested in Scottish schools.
St. Andrews I think is the more difficult one, acceptance similar to a US ivy league whereas Edinburgh is a little under 40% yeah? Most likely I would lean towards Edinburgh which would be more within my GPA/SAT range.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience or insight on applying/acceptance/acclimation to either St. Andrews or Edinburgh?
A couple questions I can think of off hand are:
-How do you declare your major? From the very beginning you apply to the focus/major you want? (meaning, in the US you have a year or two to test the waters, in the UK you gear yourself to whatever from application and then on?)
-In the States your GPA and SAT scores are really- is it mostly the same over there or do they place more importance on other things?
-Does college life differ that differently from that of US schools?
-Do you think visiting is important? Or will pictures suffice?
-What fields/majors are they best known for? (like, NYU has a great film program, Harvard is assoc. with law, etc.)
Thanks so much!!