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Dartmouth or USC (Trustee)

jmanomanjmanoman Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
Hey guys,

I have like three days to make a decision between USC for free and Dartmouth. Dartmouth wins on prestige hands down, but is it enough to outweigh a full tuition scholarship to USC? Also, is the trustee scholar a prestigious title, do grad schools look at such a title favorably? Anybody with any thoughts?

Thanks, Joe
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Replies to: Dartmouth or USC (Trustee)

  • jonkt345jonkt345 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Don't you have like a couple hours to make this decision? In my opinion both are good schools so it depends on which area you want to pursue.
  • jessetfanjessetfan Registered User Posts: 588 Member
    If you don't want to freeze to death you might want to go to USC. I live about 45 minutes from Dartmouth, and the winters are horrible. Incidentally, where are you from? That might be part of making a decision, how far you want to be from home. Personally I hate winter, so I'm moving across the country to attend USC. Despite what some might tell you, unless you really love snow the winter in NH is horrible.
  • spincutspincut Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    well actually there's some hard academic reasons to choose USC too. For instances, business and film (and possibly engineering) would probably likely draw you to USC over dartmouth.

    otherwise you may just want to visit both and see where you'd be happiest.
  • CubsRuleCubsRule Registered User Posts: 815 Member
    You should definitely go to USC (bias....sorry...)....I choose USC over Hopkins and Vanderbilt (I know, not as good as Dartmouth but...) because of scholarships and the research award...but IMO, if money isnt a factor for you (IE if you can afford Dartmouth without being in debt for 3000 years) than you should really compare the major that you are interested in between the two schools and choose like that....
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