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Which Recommendation to Send?

Question: I have just submitted my application to Princeton via Common App (along with supplements). My college office has already submitted one of my three teacher recommendations, which I had originally planned to use as a supplementary recommendation.

I am an engineering (computer science) major, and I have two options to choose from: a music teacher I’ve had for four years that knows me really well, and a computer science teacher that I’ve also had for 2-3 years, but I feel like might not know me AS well.

However, I’m still unsure, because computer science is my major, and I’m trying to decide which one to send to Princeton. On my application, I already talk about computer science a lot, so I’m considering sending the music rec in order to show more of my personality. However, that would mean I have two humanities recs, and I feel like that might be quite disadvantageous.  What should I do?

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