acrossthelake wrote:philosoraptor wrote:New Haven >>> Boston.acrossthelake wrote:Random side note. You prefer *New Haven* over *Boston*? You are the first person I've ever known to have that preference. Have you visited New Haven?! (or Boston?)
How so? Also, Boston should be replaced with Cambridge. Ehh dunno, the crime rates in New Haven are a little too high for my taste, plus a variety of other issues. I took a course last semester that used New Haven as a case study of a city that has experienced major decline.
I believe New Haven has much lower crime rates than Boston, and they have been dropping recently. I just like the feel better. Boston is excellent for vacations or visiting friends or relatives, but I do not see myself living there. I believe "To each his own" is applicable here.
Though I am not exactly a world traveler, I have been to between 20 and 30 states, which is enough to get outside of Indiana. Of course I would like to go to many more and certainly don't consider that number to be particularly high.
nealric wrote:Wow, I ask for advice, get some incredible help from people, and then I get useless responses. I'm talking about options not like I'm a sure shot to Yale.
It is a useful response- it's just a useful response that you don't want to hear. My point is that this not a profitable discussion to be having at this juncture.
Feel free to sit around discussing whether you should buy a Ferrari or a Bugatti after winning the lottery, but don't expect people to take you seriously when you ask for advice about it.
Perhaps I did not articulate myself well. My intention was to say that for my circumstances, IU-B and Yale are schools which it would work well for me to go to. Obviously, if I were so sure I would get in to Yale I wouldn't have made the thread or ever listed or considered IU-B, I would have applied only to Yale and attended. Because I do not know if I can get in at Yale, I added IU-B. I was asking if there are other schools that would be good options given my circumstances. I have learned in this thread that there are. In addition, I was not asking for any advice regarding Yale, I have decided if I get in I will go, otherwise, I will go elsewhere. Therefore, people telling me I have low chances of being accepted at Yale are telling me what I already know. Therefore, the post was useless.
And this discussion was profitable to me, and I believe I am the best judge of that. I now have a more robust list of schools to visit and think about. In addition, I have expanded my definition of "useless" to include your posts. Vocabulary ftw.