10+ Year Member
- Apr 8, 2008
Hey everyone - I think I have my decision narrowed down to MN or Penn. I got the Dean's scholarship at Penn, so it would only be about $5000 a year more than MN. I really liked both schools, but I would rather be in MN than Philly. Obviously, I can't say for sure yet, but I would definitely like to at least give myself the option of specializing. Would I be crazy to turn down the Dean's at Penn for MN? I know Penn is a great school, but MN is a good school as well and offers the opportunity to do pretty much anything if you are willing to work hard for it. It has plenty of research, etc to get involved in as well to set yourself apart. I know that Penn provides even more of these opportunities (at least statistically), though this may be simply a result of its student body. Whichever I choose, I'd have to be near the top of the class if I want to have the option to do anything. This would definitely be harder to do at Penn, though, where many more people go with the intention of specializing and which attracts, at least on paper, a stronger applicant/student. Obviously I'm not going to base my decision entirely on what you all think... I'm just looking for some different perspectives on my situation since the decision has flip-flopped in my mind about 10 times in the past day. Luckily, I really don't think I can make a wrong decision here, maybe just a less right one, and I am definitely thankful to even have this decision to make. Unfortunately, though, Penn needs to know by Dec 18th so I don't have much time to think about it! What do you all think???