blackmamba8 wrote:What would make you consider Harvard but not the other two? I'm just really debt averse so I wouldn't be able to take on that much debt. Slaving away at a big law job just to turn around and give your money right back to the loan collector would be shittyyy.
My thing is, it's Harvard. I know that is super clichéd, but hear me out.
I don't mean like "Oh yeah man it's Harvard obviously it's amazing". I mean the fact that JFK, Teddy Roosevelt, and Obama walked those halls. It's where visionaries go. That means a lot to me. It's the place innovation has been and is truly celebrated-- active encouragement and intellectual pursuit are overflowing. I want to be on the forefront of public betterment and PI work. So I need to go to Harvard. I may be wrong on this according to some, but that's how I feel when I think about the university. So I guess my debt averseness doesn't naturally kick in when I think about the cost associated with Harvard because I know it would be the best school for the reasons mentioned above and because the work I want to do is not slaving over meaningless papers for large corporations.
I don't want to go to Stanford because I don't want to be in the West. Yale would be cool, but I don't have the same connection to Yale as I do Harvard.
I'm sure the other schools are great, but they're not my fit.
Edit: This is a good chunk of my personal statement so please don't abuse my being open!