facile princeps wrote:Yukos wrote:facile princeps wrote:Yukos wrote:I'm going in March so I have an honest look at late winter/early spring. I really hate cold weather so I feel like if I go in April it'll be beautiful and I'll be like "Boston weather is NBD," when it's probably a VBD.
You mean to tell me you would turn down H if the weather isn't to your liking? As it is right now, only Y or a full (or north of $100k) scholly from NYU/Columbia could sway me.
My weather.com page is permanently Palo Alto vs. Cambridge. It's pretty convincing...
I know there's tons of cultural differences between HS, and I'm sure I'll get a better idea of them at the ASWs, but they're both so amazing that I think at this point QoL is a reasonable criterion, and weather is a huge part of QoL for me (I definitely have SAD).
Well if Stanford is the alternative, then it's certainly a reasonable criterion. Carry on then.
Why is Stanford considered such a good school when they give huge advantages to applicants from CA? I have seen so many qualified candidates be passed over for worse ones who happen to be from CA (or the West Coast more generally). If it is so great, why do they worry over their yields and not just admit the best applicants and assume that a sizable portion of which will attend?
I'll tell you why - because it is worse than Harvard and applicants without ties to the West Coast pick Harvard more often, rightly so.