Sunday, June 15, 2008

East coast college visits, part 7

On Monday after a triple shot of espresso from Starbucks, I visited Harvard University -- the only college on my list that I hadn't visited yet. "You have no idea; Harvard is amazing," exclaimed an older student. I had to see it for myself to believe it.
Harvard University: Cambridge, MA
Harvard University is truly beautiful -- I was breathless as I walked around campus. The admissions session however, left much to be desired. The informational session was not very well organized and I did not learn anything about the university that I couldn't replace with the name of any other Ivy League institution. The tour was worse than the New York University tour -- considering New York University doesn't even have a campus. My tour guide was very nice, but he rehashed everything that was said in the informational session -- only under the scorching sun instead. I later spoke to a friend about this -- and she pointed out that perhaps it's because Harvard receives many prospective students everyday; they can't possibly provide attention to minute details to every single visitor.
That said, Harvard Square is absolutely fabulous -- a wonderful college town with quaint shops and food, lots of food.
The university, of course, has many strong points: amazing academics, proximity to a great city, and fantastic ambiance. Did I mention that they have a huge fashion club and campus fashion magazine?
The next day, I visited a dear friend at Phillips Exeter Academy, which is quite possibly the most beautiful high school I've ever seen. I thought my school was beautiful with its multi-million dollar complexes -- but you can't beat the riches of history.

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Miss Couturable

P.S. I didn't have internet all week. Pardon me.
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