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Chance Me! (International Relations/Government @ Georgetown, UCLA, etc.)

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Replies to: Chance Me! (International Relations/Government @ Georgetown, UCLA, etc.)

  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 5,329 Senior Member
    If cost is not a concern, Georgetown will likely be an available option for you.
  • NJDad68NJDad68 Registered User Posts: 429 Member
    edited August 2018
    @awesomepolyglot, Tulane’s admit rate in 2018 was actually 17.5%. Here are the “facts and figures”from the admissions office. http://tuadmissionjeff.blogspot.com/2010/05/class-of-2022-facts-and-figures.html
  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,737 Senior Member
    How firm are you in what you want to do?

    I completely understand that GW is not an attractive school (esp compared to Georgetown & Dartmouth), but the internships are arguably even better than Georgetowns (partly b/c travel time is less but mostly b/c they are more flexible about term-time internships). I know several recent grads who had internships just about every semester + summers and walked straight into decent paid jobs in PP/IR after graduation. That might not sound that impressive from where you are, but the PP/IR field is notorious for extracting a lot of unpaid / poorly stipended labor from new entrants in the field. It is likely to be a solid option for you.

    For Georgetown, are you looking at SFS or the College? SFS is the tougher admit- but is (imo) the better option.

    Also, have you looked at JHU? It is a top IR school, has DC sites, and also has a 5 year combined BA/MA program/
  • gooplaystennisgooplaystennis Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @collegemom3717 IR and diplomacy have been my passions for as long as I can remember. I think I’ll reconsider George Washington however, as it seems like there are strong opportunities there. I applied EA to Georgetown and to the SFS, it’s more difficult to get into, but I agree with you that it’s undoubtedly better. I have not looked into JHU either.

    Secondarily, I’m putting my UofM grudge aside and applying there. I’m also considering William & Mary. I was caught off guard by the unlikelihood of getting accepted to most of these schools, thank you all for your help.
  • awesomepolyglotawesomepolyglot Registered User Posts: 3,822 Senior Member
    @NJDad68 Thanks for the correction, and for further supporting my point!
  • gooplaystennisgooplaystennis Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @NJDad68 @awesomepolyglot I really did not realize how competitive Tulane had become! My mistake, my research could've been better. I have applied there anyway, as I wanted to utilize the free application fee. I assume that is related to their sharp decline in admissions.
  • gooplaystennisgooplaystennis Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    General update:
    I have taken UVA, Duke, and UNC off of my list. After realizing what UofM has to offer and other schools (thanks to a lot of you guys :)) it seems silly to go to any of the OOS publics that I just listed and my chances at Duke are poor at best. I have decided to apply to AU and GWU, as well as UofM, as these cater much better toward my interests and are not astronomical reaches. Thanks @Hoggirl and @collegemom3717 for the suggestions. Thanks for everyone’s help, and I hope other applying students have great luck in their college searches.
  • gooplaystennisgooplaystennis Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    I pulled the trigger on Dartmouth ED, as I looked into their economics program which excited me equally (if not more than) IR. And somehow, I got in!! Thank you all for giving me tips this past summer, and I hope everyone’s lives keep going great.
  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,737 Senior Member
    Congrats & thanks for coming back with an update! Have a great time in Hanover :-)
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