I have a friend who was in your position last year. He had a maths offer from Cambridge and a Harvard College offer. He went for Harvard because he liked the international aspect of it and also he liked the flexibility of the course. Everyone always saw him as the maths guy, but he was interested in politics and philosophy as well and Harvard lets him explore those subjects, though obviously his maths training is less in depth.
That's quite a big consideration (besides the massive decision of living abroad) - do you think you'd enjoy studying engineering to a great depth from the very start? (If so, Cambridge would cater to this better I think) Or do you think you'd like to explore other routes?
Also, it's cheaper for him to study at Harvard because they pay for everything and this is despite the fact that had he gone to Cambridge he would have paid the lower fees of £3000 (though this money is on the condition that he works part time for the university in some capacity)
(Original post by GetCaught)
I've got a cambridge engineering offer and a harvard college offer and understandably have no idea which to pick.
Where should i go and why? Any help would be much appreciated.
You know damn good and well that you didn't get into either. Anyways, Harvard is the clear choice. You can take courses at MIT----the best engineering uni in the world. It's an 8 minute walk from Harvard.
wow you must have worked hard which I commend you on
if like me your a typical girl the thing I would do is a pro/con list, and this may sound crazy but factor in minor things like the weather, food costs, likely hood of getting a part time job, food bill, travel expenses ( you may travel home during the holidays) every possible minor difference... write it down.
Good luck on whatever your choice will be
HARVARD!! Yes it is true that the UK education is regarded as better than the US's, HOWEVER think of the life experience you will gain from studying abroad! Most employers look for this as much as they do grades and stuff, at Harvard you get the best of both worlds! Well done and good luck!