I am the opposite. Someone asked me over the weekend if I was going to Widener or Temple or Villanova. It was awkward explaining that I wasn't even applying to those fine local schools. No one guessed that I am trying for HYS. No one understands why I would turn down $$ at a T10 for HYS. At the end of the day I was wondering if I am good enough for HYS
it made me sort of sad. I could have had the chance for HYP or MIT for UG and life played a little game with me, and now I am not prestigious enough as a result, and would I have a real chance at the elite? It is sobering to go through these sort of self-assessments. I thought, when I was applying to Yale, that if I believed in myself, I would be able to do anything. Reality once again has to rear its ugly head!
Maybe I should not graduate and apply to transfer to an Ivy UG as a non-trad to rub off some prestige???