|By Penn3047 (Penn3047) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 01:11 am: Edit|
Hey guys, my name is greg and i'm going to wharton (UPenn) in the fall. i found a very interesting thread on the UPenn discussion entitled "Penn vs. Harvard." and there the consensus seems to be that there is relatively little student happiness at harvard and that the issue is typically cloaked by harvard's prestige. just to quote a post: "my school sends people to both Penn and Harvard each year and those who came back from Penn consistently raved about their experiences while those who went to Harvard found the experience itself anticlimatic and often explained away any questions with "eeehhh, it's harvard. i have nothing to complain about really." " Are there any current harvard students who can talk about this? This is just something that i have heard on numerous occasions.
|By Stanfordman99 (Stanfordman99) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 01:33 am: Edit|
Every school is pretty much what you make of it. I personally didn't find Harvard to be a lively place, but first impressions are usually misleading and it could just be that Harvard and I aren't a good fit. There are bound to be some Harvard 08s who will love the school, and some who hate it.
|By Attitudica (Attitudica) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
|By Dmitrypetrovna (Dmitrypetrovna) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 02:36 pm: Edit|
This topic is in no way novel and has been beaten dead numerous times by different CC posters. Most people love Harvard, and maybe what you interpret as anticlimatic feelings is actually humility. I know that if I were to talk about how wonderful Harvard is to all my friends all the time, they may interpret my enthusiasm as arrogance. Harvard students are quite aware of their reputation as being arrogant, and as a result I think many remain introverted regarding their experience.
|By Pinacolada (Pinacolada) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit|
i wandered onto the harvard online newspaper and found these articles rather depressing. after just finishing junior year, which wasn't that horrible but rather annoyingly sleep-depriving, i can't imagine suffering through 4 years of super intensified burn out studying even for the sake of the grand harvard diploma. well it's not like i've been admitted with the option of turning harvard down..but the weird thing is that even knowing that student life may not be the most enjoyable, i think it would be ridiculously hard to reject harvard.
|By Attitudica (Attitudica) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 01:18 am: Edit|
Dmitrypetrovna- I`d love to hear what you have to say about Harvard.
|By Hstudent (Hstudent) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 09:08 pm: Edit|
dear lord, does this never stop....
Search for posts I and others have made Re this topic...there's no need to start a whole new thread on it
And Dmitrypetrovna has a very, very important point - but one which people who dont go here wouldnt understand/want to believe
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