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Old 12-01-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I'm assuming this is for undergrad.
I recommend applying to multiple schools to increase your chances, and then when/if you get accepted to them, compare the financial aid packages that each offer against each other. In terms of selectivity, I'd apply to at least one of the top ivies (Harvard/Princeton/Yale), and then to at least one of the less selective ones (Brown/Dartmouth/Cornell) in order to have your bases covered.

The ivies used to (and maybe still do?) organize their overnight prospective student visitation days, for accepted students, consecutively from south to north, so that students who get into multiple schools can visit them one after another and not miss any school's prospective weekend.
The Amtrak train they book to take all the kids from school to school feels a bit like the Hogwarts express. It's fun, and is a good way to make friends and get a taste of student life at the different schools.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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It depends on what your Major is going to be in? Engineering, Doctor? Lawyer? Nuclear Physicist? Each has well renowned Schools that are famous for each profession, and, its not until you decide which profession that you wish to entertain, will you decide on the School of choice.

Get your priorities straight, before you enter such a School, because its going to cost you and arm and a leg, and your first born to pay them off, after you leave the University.

I wish you well...

Jesse
This is why I am working really hard in high school at the moment and am studying for the SAT like crazy (although I have 2 years left of high school I can trust myself to do well throughout these years and will give myself enough time for the SAT and get a very high score).
I want to major in social sciences, especially psychology...
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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If you want to be closer to home, Cornell or Dartmouth(OP is from Quebec, btw). Perhaps good schools like SUNY-Binghamton, SUNY-Albany, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and UMass might work in terms of good public universities. Interestingly, most of those public universities are in this sports league: AmericaEast.com - The Official Website of the America East Conference

Here's another sports league with great, high quality schools: Patriot League Official Athletic Site
Darmouth seems like a nice university, do you know anything about it by any chance?
And thank you for the links,
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Being from Quebec, it'll probably be worthwhile to see which schools have the most favorable policy pf financial aid for non-US citizens. Most US colleges do not award financial aid to non-US residents, but I know at least some of the Ivy's do not distinguish between foreign and US applicants when it comes to financial aid.

PS: Obviously, if the OP plans to self-finance, then the issue of financial aid is moot.
I am a US citizen though, but I just live here in Quebec., Would that make a difference?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I am a US citizen though, but I just live here in Quebec., Would that make a difference?
Most loan/scholarship eligibility is tied to US citizenship/permanent resident status so you should be okay.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I really can't decide in which one to go to. I am still doing some research, but what would you recommend?
Thank you
Whichever one is cheapest or is best for your major. Location is also a goos factor to look at that.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Most loan/scholarship eligibility is tied to US citizenship/permanent resident status so you should be okay.
yaaay thank you
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:50 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I recommend the University of Pennsylvania. It's the only Ivy League university that reminds people which state it's located in.
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