2ofspades wrote:OGR3 wrote:northwood wrote:i guess the best advice would be go visit the schools you are considering for a day or 2 before you sign on the dotted line....... If you're applying to 10+ schools and get in to them all, narrow down your searches somehoow ( scholarship, location, distance from your ideal place to work, or whatever criteria you use) then plan some visits. I would make sure to schedule some time to talk with professors/ students, and or sit in on a class if possible
I 100% echo this advice. My first choice during the application process became a non-contender after a visit and sitting in on a class.
This is the only thing that helped me distinguish where I would be happy as a student for three years.
happiness is overrated.