A3. Which schools did you apply to and how did you choose them?
Most people chose the schools they applied to by ranking and location. Rank was a filtering mechanism and location is sometimes restricted because of their spouses. They agree that the single most important factor for both 1) if you get in and 2) if you'll enjoy it is cultural fit. Visit the schools and look for places and people you fundamentally like.
Reasons for choosing schools to apply to
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