Yale vs. Harvard (Undergrad)
Hi everyone, I'm a high school senior stuck in choosing where I'll be going next year. I got into Yale's Ethics, Politics, and Economics program (no interview or anything...straight acceptance), but I got a waitlist offer from Harvard too. Harvard is my top choice, but the fact that they waitlisted me makes me think that maybe I am not a good fit even though I personally think I am. I don't really have any contacts in the finance world, but I am pretty set on a career in finance, so I wanted to hear what everyone's thoughts are regarding my dilemma. Also, any insights on differences between campus life, culture, etc. that would help me make my decision are greatly appreciated.
-Since Harvard waitlisted me, does that mean I'm not a good fit for the school? I know I would thrive more where I fit in, so I don't want to shoehorn myself into a school with marginally better opportunities for fear of the fact that I might be miserable there and not live up to my full potential.
-Does Harvard provide any real opportunities that Yale doesn't? I.E. would any doors be open to me at Harvard that wouldn't be open to me at Yale?
-Does Harvard give me a better chance of landing a PE/out of undergrad?
-If I do end up going for an MBA, I would like to go to HBS (ideally). Does it reflect poorly upon me if I go to the same undergrad and grad school?
Lastly, to those who will say "worry about it when you have acceptances from both" I only have 48 hours to decide if I get taken off the Harvard waitlist, so I want to be prepared. Thanks for the help everyone :)