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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 10:47 am
by ThePrudentGuava
Skink wrote:As an FYI, Guava, people often times go to the same institution for their Masters and doctoral degrees because they go straight into a Ph.D program.
yeah, but my top choice of Masters doesn't offer a PhD program in the subject. If I don't get accepted there, I will probably go through the Masters-to-PhD program at one of them.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 3:16 pm
by quizbowl
Anyone get into UChicago?

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 4:49 pm
by chia
Yep! :D For me this would be the close-to-home option, and a lot (~5) of my classmates will probably be going there. I'm considering it around as much as Caltech, for entirely different reasons of course (my main difficulty will be deciding between engineering and the chance to explore a variety of non-math/sci courses).

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 5:15 pm
by EpicFailOlympian
winneratlife wrote:
thsom wrote:any MIT hopefuls get in?
In but probably not going.
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GOING, THEN?

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 5:22 pm
by Kokonilly
EpicFailOlympian wrote:
winneratlife wrote:
thsom wrote:any MIT hopefuls get in?
In but probably not going.
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GOING, THEN?
He's going to an even better option ;)

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 15th, 2013, 6:09 pm
by quizbowl
chia wrote:Yep! :D For me this would be the close-to-home option, and a lot (~5) of my classmates will probably be going there. I'm considering it around as much as Caltech, for entirely different reasons of course (my main difficulty will be deciding between engineering and the chance to explore a variety of non-math/sci courses).
:D
Actually, there are lots of people I know from Chicago suburbs - bunch from the Napervilles, Hinsdales, New Trier, Deerfield.
CONGRATS!!! If you got any questions, concerns, or just want to hear me rant about the best place on earth and where to live/get coffee/order food/study/explore, just send me a message. And don't forget to visit during the overnight!

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 16th, 2013, 5:49 am
by paleonaps
So now that acceptances have started rolling in, I feel comfortable enough with my future to post in this thread :)

I applied to 18 schools, which I won't list here. However, I will tell you that they were mostly some of the most selective schools in the country, which made the application process and waiting game extremely stressful. I watched a lot of friends get into or get rejected from schools like MIT, Columbia, and Cornell. These were all smart, qualified people. And needless to say, I was worried.

Harvard was my first choice (insert Ivy league snobby laugh here), but I was deferred by them in November. I still have hope, but I've gotten okay with the idea of going elsewhere. I've only heard thus-far from 4 schools: University of Vermont, Stony Brook, Columbia, and University of Chicago. They're all acceptances (except for the likely letter from Columbia, but my grades haven't dropped since I got it, so same difference). I'm going to hear from the rest of the places I applied in the next two weeks. My nails will be worn to the nub.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 19th, 2013, 9:58 am
by ownerpwner
im going to the University of russia

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 19th, 2013, 1:18 pm
by blue cobra
Well, I'm (all but certainly) going to Stony Brook University on full scholarship :D

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: March 19th, 2013, 2:54 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
Congrats! Full scholarships are always fun. :D