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Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?

Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« on: March 09, 2006, 01:22:12 PM »
If so, why?

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Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 01:30:17 PM »
Applied to Yale but never sent in my 250 word statement, despite putting a good deal of time into its craft.  I never thought I stood chance to get in and was always generally happy with my acceptances, so I never had much motivation or free time to get the statement out.

Might still get it out this week. 

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Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 02:48:46 PM »
Felt I had an outside shot at Harvard but thought Yale was hopeless, if only because the class size is so small. Plus I thought my 250 word statement was utter drivel.

Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 04:21:50 PM »
Me.  I wasn't planning on applying to either one, but my dad asked me to apply to Harvard, and when I looked into it, it actually sounded pretty cool.  (Toby Stock's blog pretty much sold me.)  My dad spent a year as a grad student at Yale, though, and hated New Haven so much that he dropped out.  Not that I'd necessarily have the same experience as my dad, but I knew that even if Yale accepted me, I'd never end up going there.

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Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006, 08:15:07 PM »
My 250 was utter drivel--really. When I read it now I shudder.

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Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 08:35:47 PM »
I skipped Yale, because my 250-word essay was total crap.  And because I don't really like New Haven.  And I had absolutely no chance whatsoever anyway. 

Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2006, 06:58:58 AM »
New Haven sucks.

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Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2006, 08:05:55 AM »
I applied to both, but I'll probably be turning down Y for H because my gf has an awesome opportunity near boston.

Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2006, 08:46:52 AM »
I will be

Re: Anyone apply to Harvard and not Yale?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2006, 08:51:11 AM »
Thought if I could get into Yale, I would get into Harvard and if I got into Harvard I would go to avoid a move.  And I didn't really think I had a chance anyway.