If you could go back in time, would you still choose U of C?


Charles Wang, I received my Bachelor's from UChicago in 2011

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Yes, I would.

With the benefit of hindsight, there are some things I would have done differently. I would have socialized more; been more proactive about finding job or research opportunities and about professional networking; explored the city more; exposed myself formally to a broader variety of disciplines.

That I didn't do these things to the degree I should have speaks more to my level of maturity at the time than to the school's environment.

A number of people experience severe stress and alienation at the school (I didn't, but I'm a creature of relatively simple emotional needs). Most recover and ultimately appreciate the experience. A handful do not and find that the school exacerbates their existing problems. Your mileage may vary.

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