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Super BrilliantPreLaw and Legal
Go here if ur smart dude, great school and now im rich.
4th Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+,
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I'd like to say that going to HarvardSuper BrilliantAerospace Engineering
I'd like to say that going to Harvard was a good decision.
I wish I could say that going to Harvard taught me vital lessons.
Unfortunately, Harvard is overrun with poor, animalistic, intellectuals who didn't pay their fair share of admissions. My family purchased at least three buildings in order to get into Harvard.

This is the way it should be.
But during my second year, I discovered that not all Harvard students payed their way in. What is this?!?!!? In the good ol' days of the American meritocracy Harvard respected the capitalist hegemony, now I don't know what our future looks like.

Also, everyone smells like broccoli here. Classes are pseudo anarchists. Don't trust the system. Especially the crminal justice system. thank you for your time.

5th Year Female -- Class 1922
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Harvard University.BrightComputer Science
Harvard University..or should I say Ivy League Hell? I am an undergraduate computer science student and I can honestly say, this school has disappointed me in more ways than one. To be clear, I am a student of Harvard COLLEGE, which is separate from the University where all the "top-notch researches" study. I'm going into my third year here and I am seriously considering transferring due to the pathetic academics, poor social scene and horrible overall experience.

The administration constantly brags about the large amount of diversity here. Whatever they say is a LIE. There is barely any diversity here if they're talking about race or ethnicity. It's like, 40% whites and 50% Asians, and the rest is a mix of blacks or Hispanics (10%). Cambridge has become an insanely large tourist trap for visitors from China, Korea, and Thailand. Cambridge is large, keep in mind, but the amount of tourists who travel in groups around the campus is INSANE. If you're someone who doesn't feel safe walking around a huge city by yourself, don't come to Harvard. It's not a closed campus. It's thrown right into the busy streets of Cambridge. There are a lot of great restaurants but they're rather expensive.

The students here are terrible. There are a lot of arrogant, closed-minded brainiacs in the computer science department and they aren't there to make friends. In fact, nobody here is willing to make friends unless you're in a frat or sorority, or if you're a Social Justice Warrior. Politically speaking, DON'T come here if you're a conservative or have any anti-liberal views. You'll be shunned by everybody, even the teachers who are EXTREMELY left-winged. Just a warning.

The academics are only slightly enriching. Yeah, I learned a lot in a Philosophy course but did the teacher actually teach? No. He just rambled on and on about his personal life and never gave us grades on our essays. I did most of my own research, since the teacher failed to teach anything. In all honesty, these classes are just like classes at any other college. You can get the same kind of work at a community college. Harvard College is nicknamed for being the "Community College" here at Harvard, and I can see why.

The social scene is, of course, what you make of it. There are clubs and such, but people are always busy studying or working on projects so barely anyone gets involved. Like I said, it's mostly people from China or foreign countries so they all stick together and don't really socialize with anyone outside of their groups. There are a lot of preppy kids, along with rich snobs who come from extremely wealthy families. Most of them have family members who studied here so that's probably why they're here.

In conclusion, this school is far too overrated for what it is. If you're looking for an Ivy League, try applying to Cornell or Duke. I hear they're much better.

1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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