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Master in Bioengineering at EPFL vs Biomedical Eng. at Imperial College

I summarize this dilema below: I have been accepted at EPFL (Switzerland) for the master in bioengineering with an EPFL Excellence Fellowship and also at the MsS in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Both Universities are very well ranked in these areas, as you can see in this bioengineering rank. In most rankings, Imperial College is a few places above EPFL and London is a great city but I would have a really good scholarship if I go to EPFL (18000$ per year) and the tuition is much lower (about 1000$ vs 13000$ at Imperial). [more inside]
posted by tsuwal on Jun 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me help my son get into college

My son is currently applying to a service academy for college. This is all he has ever wanted since he was a small child. He has worked his tail off so far and is now frozen on the essays. I have no idea how to help him. [more inside]
posted by davenportmom on Oct 13, 2013 - 28 answers

Should I be donating to Yale to increase child's odds of getting in?

I graduated from Yale College two decades ago and have only been making occasional donations to the alumni fund since then, in years when I could afford it. Now I have a toddler. [more inside]
posted by Go, now. Go! on Apr 8, 2013 - 24 answers

Mature student looking for admissions advice

How do I find a consultant or service to provide admission/application advice to an adult returning to university? I am in Ontario, Canada. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 6 answers

getting the real deal about colleges

As an international student (equivalent 'rising senior') in high school, how can I discern what a college or university is really like, past all the glossy paper? More questions, and details, within. [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Aug 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I etchasketch my education history?

What happens if I apply to a 4 year university without disclosing my short stints at community colleges? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 12 answers

How Do You Get The Most Value Out of a College Admissions Tour?

I'm attending a college tour / interview day with my son next week, He has already been accepted to this college, and offered a significant scholarship. He could be offered an even bigger scholarship, up to a full ride after his conversations with faculty that day. He'll get the tour, meet with faculty in his area of interest (history), attend a class, and have dinner there too. It's a very small (DIV III) liberal arts school. For those of you that have been through this, what do wish you knew in advance? I went to a large public school and never set foot on campus until I showed up for Freshman year, so I'm a little lacking on experience I can share with him on how he can get the most out of his half day on campus. If it matters, he only applied because they recruited him and made it easy and free to do so. This is not a school either of us had even heard of prior to then. That said, the school seems to be well regarded, in a nice location, and generally seems to be a perfectly fine place to get a BA in History.
posted by COD on Nov 23, 2011 - 33 answers

Teach Me How To Juggle Admissions Letters!

Is backing out of a degree program after you’ve committed and sent the deposit in a common practice, or am I screwing someone else out of the chance for an education? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jan 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Transfer troubles

So, I have a problem of the college admissions variety. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 10, 2010 - 31 answers

CV of life experience?

42 year old man applying to college for the first time. What to put on a resume or CV to reflect life experience as well as work experience? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 27, 2010 - 10 answers

I need an admissions counselor counselor

What should I ask a college admissions counselor about? [more inside]
posted by Nomiconic on Feb 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Where to major in film and the sciences?

My sister is a junior in high school and beginning to look at colleges. We're having difficulty finding colleges which would be a good "fit" for her (film major). Help? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw on Jul 26, 2009 - 39 answers

Multiple people signing ONE graduate school letter of recommendation?

Can more than one person sign a single grad school letter of recommendation? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

You want it to be HOW long?!

I have to write an admission essay for college, and the guidelines are... vague. [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on May 29, 2009 - 12 answers

I need direction and some more motivation in my life.

I am getting extremely anxious about applying to colleges as a transfer student and I need advice on how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by mind2body on May 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I expect wet eyes or rolled ones?

College application essay about the challenges overcome in relation to one's sexuality: good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Gotham on Mar 29, 2009 - 13 answers

A complete MAT acceptance list eludes me.

Where can I find a complete list of college and university graduate programs in the USA that accept the Miller Analogies Test for admission?
posted by parmanparman on Mar 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Danielsanjay Gupta

New career path (Med school) in sights, past the deadline to apply/register for (Fall '09) undergrad programs that offer classes necessary for MCATs, any way to get into universities this late in the game? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Feb 19, 2009 - 8 answers

My google-fu has failed: Which Australian university courses are the hardest to get into?

My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I find a sequenced list of the admission requirements for Australian university courses? Ideally, I'm looking for something like "Top 50 most difficult-to-get-into courses in Australia". [more inside]
posted by [ixia] on Aug 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Chances for ex-lawyer to enter clinical psych PhD?

I'm a lawyer from a top law school with a year of work experience. I want to become an academic clinical psychologist (professor + therapist). After 9 months in a master's program, what will my admissions chances look like? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Aug 25, 2008 - 4 answers

The waiting is the hardest part.

Do college admissions waitlists typically turn a lot of their listed students in? Or is it a lottery for a few lucky ones and a way to soften the blow of rejection for the rest? [more inside]
posted by snortlebort on Mar 26, 2008 - 19 answers

College Admissions process?

I took a job as director of admissions for a post-high school internship. Prospective interns have to go through an application process to attend. What is concerning is that last year we had approx. 1500 applications started but only 448 made it. We denied approx. 50. The rest either dropped out or never finished their application. This doesn't seem very efficient to me but I'm not sure if I'm even in line with a traditional college. So, if you have ever worked in an Admissions Office for a college: 1. What percentage of those who start an app actually make it? 2. During training what should I teach first? Product knowledge or phone/customer service skills? Thanks for the help!
posted by honorguy7 on Nov 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for a resource to have a graduate admissions statement of intent read and critiqued please.

I am applying to grad school. The deadline is approaching. Where can I go to get my letter of intent (personal statement) read and critiqued? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I start over fresh at school?

Can a University find out what other schools you have attended? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2005 - 6 answers

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