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CMU pleasantly pops ‘Saratoga bubble’

Centered in Pittsburg, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), America’s 23rd best college according to U.S. News, features top-notch art, humanities, technology and science programs. In addition to CMU’s academic reputation, 2011 alumna Debbie Lin said the aesthetically pleasing scenery appealed to her.
“When I visited during the fall, the leaves were just turning red and falling to the ground, which made me immediately fall in love,” Lin said. “I knew it was going to be a tough school to get into and go to, but I don’t regret choosing CMU at all.”

In addition to the beautiful landscape, Lin chose the university over schools like the University of Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin for the social environment.
“I visited the campus and it was the one that I liked the most,” she said. “The students and advisers here are all really friendly and all want to help you.”
An undecided engineering major and a member of the swim team, Lin noted that the time commitment needed at the college surprised her.
“The course load is greater and the tests are harder [than those of Saratoga High],” Lin said. “There are also many many people who are better and smarter than you in every way.”
In spite of the intimidating competition, Lin feels no regret in her decision to attend CMU.
“I think CMU is challenging but also really worth it,” she said. “I met so many talented people who I know will continue to amaze me every time I talk to them. It’s refreshing to meet new people and finally break out of the ‘Saratoga Bubble.’”

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