samar island wrote:sbalive wrote:samar island wrote:Please let's not argue about which between the two is more prestigious abroad. I've reside in a lot of countries my past 21 years. I've spent elementary years in the US, in Chicago in particular. High school in Thailand. Intentionality Baccalaureate in Singapore. Undergraduate at Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK. Now work in Asian Development Bank in Manila. My father is Italian. My mother is Japanese. I've been to so many countries in 6 continents as a tourist and now as a worker of ADB. I'm a prestige whore and I often ask people around about schools and school prestige. That's how I got into Cambridge and declined the offer I got from Columbia. Never have I been to anywhere where Columbia is better regarded than UC Berkeley.
By the way, please, please tell me you're going to Berkeley too. Or, at least anywhere but Columbia.
I'll tell you my story.
about 5 years ago, i applied to a lot of schools (US term) and universities (UK term) for undergrad education. Been accepted to Columbia, Duke, UPenn, Bowdoin College, Rice, Harvey Mudd and a couple of "fall backs". I was denied admission to Berkeley and MIT. In the UK, I was accepted to Cambridge, Warwick, LSE and Edinburgh. I chose Cambridge in the end.
Now, I'm applying to several top-ranked law schools in the US. I'd be applying to Columbia too, as my fall back. Because honestly, I would be much more thrilled to receive an acceptance from Berkeley than from Columbia. Now you might not agree with me or you might even hate me for saying that. But that's what I like --Berkeley or HYS.
Which college were you in?