« on: February 01, 2005, 08:53:16 PM »
So I had never really had interest in Harvard, heard lots of bad things, etc., but when I got admitted I spent a lot of winter break learning about the school and really started to like it, hearing about the job opportunities, alumni network, resources of the school, etc.
What my problem now is that before I ever thought about Harvard I was really into Columbia, very excited about it and dying to get in after hearing great things about the school. Today I was admitted and all those thoughts came rushing back, and I'm now conflicted, thinking that the long-term prospects are better but would enjoy Columbia more.
I hear lots about how Harvard and Yale are just one cut about the rest of the top five in terms of job prospects, prestige, etc. Would I be stupid to turn down Harvard for Columbia? Specifically, I'm thinking of eventually ending up in politics (whether in office or doing something for my part of choice), so I'm not sure which has the better career prospects for that. Any thoughts anyone has would be much appreciated. I'm happy to have the choice, but I'm not sure how to make it. Thanks all!