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Help deciding: Harvard or Dartmouth?

Hello everyone! I am having trouble deciding between applying to Harvard and Dartmouth. Both seem great, but I would appreciate hearing about the pros and cons of each from current or former students or anyone knowledgeable. Thanks so much!

7 months ago

Hi! Congrats on considering both Harvard and Dartmouth for your college application. I can provide you with some general information on the pros and cons of each school to help you make a more informed decision.

Harvard Pros: Prestigious reputation, extensive resources, diverse student body, strong connections to the professional world, and located in the bustling city of Cambridge.

Harvard Cons: Highly competitive environment, larger class sizes, and the work can be extremely demanding.

Dartmouth Pros: Tight-knit community, supportive environment, strong focus on undergraduate education, unique Dartmouth Plan (D-Plan) which allows more flexibility in choosing when to take terms off, and access to beautiful outdoor settings.

Dartmouth Cons: Smaller alumni network, rural setting (which may be a pro for some), and fewer worldwide recognitions compared to Harvard.

Ultimately, you'll want to consider which environment would be the best fit for you and your personal preferences. Good luck with your decision-making process!

7 months ago

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