2015_Splitter wrote:For current students that went to the Admitted Students Weekend, is it worth going to?
I'm thinking of using the money I would've spent flying to Chicago and staying in a hotel to finance a nice little getaway vacation to California. Would I be missing out on a lot of fun or anything in Chicago?
I had a good time. I think it's worth going under a couple scenarios: (1) you're pretty sure you're going to attend, or (2) it's definitely in the mix but you're unsure. Some folks at ASW last year really had one foot already in another school. I wouldn't recommend it there just for a trip if you'd rather be hanging out in California.
(2) is somewhat intuitive. As to (1) above, I met some pretty cool folks at ASW who are my friends today. You'll also get a feel for the school's vibe in general. It's perhaps a bit artificial, but meeting lots of current students is still bound to yield some good info.
Also, if they're still doing the $200 gig, it's something to help defray the cost. Extend your time in Chicago, rock a good Priceline deal, and make it your getaway.
It's not make or break though by any means. I hadn't been to Chicago before, so I just wanted to see the city.