Which would you pick? I think I prefer Duke more but 19K is enough that passing it up seems kind of foolish. Which would you choose and why? Please be specific as possible...thanks!
I am part of the camp that believes any T14 will get you a job anywhere. That said, I don't think career prospects should determine your choice. I don't know if you are thinking of a dual degree...maybe that should be something you could look in to for each school. I also enjoy a very nice quality of life. On one hand you have Cornell, which has some of the ugliest girls in the NE, and gets f*cking hot and cold. but, its also has a bohemian little cafe culture in Ithaca that can be alright once you get into it. Then there is Durham, which can also get hot (but not as cold), has decent looking girls, etc etc. I would choose Duke if i were you. Also...did you try and write or call the financial aid people at Duke to try to get a bump in the $?
Also...did you try and write or call the financial aid people at Duke to try to get a bump in the $?
Quote from: ronin3782 on April 21, 2005, 05:22:03 PMAlso...did you try and write or call the financial aid people at Duke to try to get a bump in the $?Yeah, they bumped me up from 20K to 25K when I notified them of Cornell's offer of 44K....I was really hoping they would just match so I wouldn't have anything to think about. The one thing I do like about Ithaca is that you can get a place in collegtown and walk to class, bars, restaurants, etc. You can't do that at Duke. I like Duke's weather much more and since I'm from PA I'll get the cold during winter break anyway. But I do have to finance LS myself and saving money is pretty important.
hahahahahahahahhaCornell DOES have the ugliest girls on the face of the earth. My grandfather visited me there one day from Montgomery, AL and said, "did they deport all of the pretty girls during WWII? I"ve heard they did that with some Japanese folks out west, but this is just nasty, boy."That being said, I loved every minute of my time there. Ithaca is a fun place to go to school.