What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Syracuse University

“Although it has quite a reputation, Syracuse is far more than just a party school. The good ole ‘Cuse has fantastic sports teams, awesome guest speakers such as VP Biden or the stars of Broad City, and will provide you with a great education. Oh, and our mascot is an orange. An insanely cute and energetic orange.” -Sherpa Andy, Syracuse University

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Cornell University

“Cornell is a campus full of many surprises. Sometimes it’s intense and challenging, but it is a place rich of opportunity and excitement. Cornell really allows the student to take control of their future by providing an intellectually stimulating environment full of opportunities.” -Sherpa Sonali, Cornell University

Out on the Town: Chapman University

One of the best parts about Chapman is its close proximity to downtown Orange, otherwise know as The Orange Circle. The Circle is full of hidden gems, and sometimes I make it a tradition to go around and try to explore them all, finding out which ones are my favorite. Among all of these amazing places in the upcoming college downtown area, there is an amazing Mexican restaurant called Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican. This place is one of my favorites, because it is a church that was turned into a restaurant. Imagine stepping into a holy place, and then realizing that they serve the best Mexican food in Orange County there. The atmosphere in the restaurant is wonderful, and I’ve never had a better burrito in my life. It’s hard to have a walkable campus in Southern California, and that’s why Chapman is so unique. We’re not a major car campus like other universities, and we have so many amenities within walking distance – this makes it a perfect place to walk-around and to live. I love it here, and want to make sure that people know that we are an amazing institution, and on the rise to becoming one …

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School?

“The students at Columbia are a different type of student. Nobody is forcing them to develop their interests or passions at a much quicker rate than the average college student, but by the very nature of being in New York City and perhaps the natural selection process of students who choose to go to a school in a dense urban area, growing and cultivating interests is the “cool” thing to do on campus. This is a special quality I feel no other school in the United States can rival.” -Sherpa Derek, Columbia University

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“Being at Penn doesn’t just mean belonging to one undergraduate school. As a student here, you’re able to take classes and immerse yourself in every school the university has to offer, both graduate and undergraduate. Attending Penn allows you to have a truly well-rounded education, which runs contrary to the long-espoused idea that Penn is solely pre-professional.” -Sherpa Sydney, University of Pennsylvania

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“They don’t know that the isolation is actually the opposite of isolating. You have direct access to: enough nature to spend a lifetime exploring (and the resources free to do it through backpacking, skiing, canoeing etc.), fantastic and genuinely caring professors, brilliant students from all over the country and world, beautiful athletic facilities, and consistently solid food through the college services and local dining. There are social, religious, therapeutic, and technological resources to ensure you feel well-connected within the college, and tons of work and volunteer opportunities to get involved outside the Purple Bubble in the surrounding area.” -Sherpa Mack, Williams College

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“People don’t know how interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon is. They either know us as the tech giants producing world-renowned computer scientists or engineers or as the very artsy school producing Broadway stars. Many people don’t realize just how much of a cross-disciplinary place CMU can be.” -Sherpa Jeremy, Carnegie Mellon University

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“People don’t know that unlike other prestigious schools in the United States, Georgetown is not an institution with a cutthroat mentality. The community here is unique in that even though everybody is extremely smart and motivated, they are also very supportive. Hoyas want to see their peers succeed just as much as themselves.” -Sherpa Anthony, Georgetown University

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“Many people are scared of the academic rigor at Yale, but they underestimate the amount of student support. In addition to countless academic and transitional advisors for freshmen, there are so many ways to get free tutoring from certified students in the subject you’re struggling with-peer tutors, residential college tutors, TAs, and specialized programs like the Writing Center. Also (unrelated), the dining halls close at 7 for dinner but you get used to it in the first two weeks and learn to make great use of the school-subsidized snacking areas known as ‘butteries.'” -Sherpa Varsha, Yale University