As you all know, it is my dream to attend a prestigious school, preferably an Ivy, but I’d be more than happy to attend other places such as Chicago, Stanford, and the like. I have studied like mad, and I’m a pretty good person, so I am very hopeful that I will fulfill my dreams despite the fact that no body in my family has ever studied at an elite establishments. Although, I have heard it is beneficial at some places, I’m looking at you Columbia, to have had your parent’s be alumi, I am confident that I can let my personality shine through 🙂
Anyways, I have three interviews lined up in the next month, Cornell, Yale, and NorthWestern. I would be happy to be accepted into any of them, though I probably have a preference for Cornell, as I’d prefer to live in/near a college town; New Haven is a little bigger than what I’d prefer (though I do like the idea of being near the sea).
I think that it is going to be very important that I receive some sort of financial help; these are all private institutions so the state won’t help out that much, but the good news is that they all have quite large endowments, so should offer some form of scholarship/work-deal for someone with my family background.
Just to give you an idea of why I favor Cornell, here is a video of Ithaca and Cayuga lake that I found on good old youtube:
Beautiful isn’t it. I’d love to go a flight over the lake! I go for my interview there on thursday, so I’ll be sure to keep you up to date with how things go; wish me luck.