swimbrad wrote:IAFG wrote:MJMD wrote:When the choice is between Harvard and Chicago, I have to hope that the grades you get are going to be far more determinative of your subsequent career prospects than your choice of school. A full-ride doesn't just give you insane flexibility after you graduate, but during your three years of school as well, flexibility that may or may not translate into better grades (because you were free choose the right apartment, to take the right summer positions, and to go out drinking on occasion without spending the following week worried about how much money you threw away, for example).
huh. that actually sounds like a disincentive to go to chicago.
and harvard only has 3 grades (no plus/minus) HP, P, and you suck.... whereas chicago has a much more specific grading scale
to be fair, people who actually WANT to be graded the way that chicago does are masochists. if you are a masochist, by all means come to U of C. just let it be known that not all of us self-selected into that bullshit grading system.