Not in the sense that I miss filling out applications because I DON’T. Rather, I withdrew my applications from NYU & Yale this morning. Both are great schools that I simply didn’t take the time to get to know. I attended a 2-hr tour and information session really just to answer the 1st part of Stern’s Consortium essay question: What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us. As for Yale, I didn’t visit and only applied in the last few days before the deadline when I found a way to twist/mangle/warp one of my Columbia essays to somehow write Yale’s personal statement. I clearly didn’t feel as passionate about NYU or Yale as I do for Columbia, Booth and Tuck.
Speaking of Booth and Tuck, I’ve invested so much time and energy getting to know these schools that I can make a strong case for why there’s currently a 3-way tie for my first choice. I initially planned to refrain from making any hardcore comparisons until I had all the results. The thing is, Columbia’s enrollment deadline is before I hear back from the other 2 schools (see Status of Applications page) so I have some serious thinking to do.
Columbia Connect will be held on 2/10. It’ll be my third time visiting so I know I’ll have a great time, but hopefully I’ll receive a solid tuition fellowship as well. If that’s the case, my decision should be a whole lot easier.