I hope you get into to Harvard. It looks like you have a strong personal statement topic. I hope you and John Galt get in. Good luck to both of you.
Once again, the infamous "what are you chances" post. Apply to everything, your numbers are stellar. This past year, every cat on BLSD who applied to Harvard got in, so...
I TURNED THEM DOWN!Mobell, you are going to Yale, why do you care if I want to believe that Columbia is better than HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARVARD LOL.
At the time I was thinking about location adn finances. Columbia= no debtHarvard= 70-100K in debt.Honestly I vibed better at Columbia. I spent a week at Harvard shadowing my friend and it was cool but Columbia was just the obvious choice for me.
The Area is fantastic. I have an apartment in Upper West three miles from the school. On a serious note, visit all the schools you get accepted into. Don't fall into the hype of going to a particular school just because of what everyone else says. You might end up liking another institution over Harvard.