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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

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Date: Jun 02 2005
Major: Language - French/Spanish/etc. (This Major's Salary over time)
At first, I was anti-Harvard; then, I visited…and I fell in love. Harvard was 100% the right choice for me. I am concentrating in Romance Languages, and love going to class every day, studying what interests me most. I biggest qualm is that I am almost as sleep-deprived now as I was back in high school. But then again, that's my own fault for being involved in way too many things. But hey, I'm a Harvard student and I guess we tend to be over-achievers.

I have amazing friends and a great social life. I have little sympathy for the people who complain about Harvard having no social life. Harvard doesn't baby its students - if you have nothing to do on a Friday/Saturday night, then you should find something! Go out with your friends! Don't just sit at home complaining about it!

The same thing goes for academics. If you think you're missing out on faculty contact, then try actually making some effort to get to know professors - all the ones I know are wonderful and very friendly and helpful if you put in the effort.

Harvard is not the place for everyone. You really really do have to be self-motivated. If you choose Harvard based only on its name, you are denying yourself the chance to figure out if its really for you. VISIT THE SCHOOL. TALK TO STUDENTS. Then make your decision.

And to those students who "hate" Harvard: Stop whining and actually make some effort to change your experience. Thousands of students across the country would give anything to be in your shoes.

But to end on a positive note, I really need to say that I absolutely do LOVE this school. Give it a chance. :-D

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