I am currently in grade 12 and am planning to go to either Wits or UCT next year. I would prefer to go UCT because well, it’s the best university in the country and moreover, the degree I want to study (astronomy and astrophysics) is more well-established at UCT as compared to Wits.
However, I have been speaking to people about it and am discouraged because I’ve been told that I will struggle socially at UCT because of the lack of diversity. Supposedly, it is filled with a lot of rich white people who are ‘bougie’ and will probably keep away from me (a middle-class Indian girl from Chatsworth). Objectively, I feel like this isn’t true and that I will be fine settling in at UCT, but because of what people have told me, I guess I’m still anxious. Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated!