Originally Posted by HowlerKarma
If you are given the choice, having only ONE seat available, and you can choose:

a) student with top grades and test scores, with a set of three or four possible majors, interest in a wide variety of activities and skill at most of them, and who has leadership potential and clearly pro-social behavior beyond his/her years, versus...

b) student with top grades and test scores, a clear obsession for the stated major, and who has a competitive win-streak and is a bit of a social misfit and loner.

Which of those two applicants is the better choice, really?

You forgot to mention ...

a) ... sprinkles magic pixie dust

b) ... flies on broomstick, has evil cackle

I mean, if you want to have melodramatic stereotypes, you really need to drive the point home.