Well, I didn’t want to take away from BigKahunaBurger’s thread, so I thought I would start a new one to announce my college choice. And here goes. Next year, unless I get off of the waiting list at Northwestern (fat chance), I will be attending the fine school of…
**UNIVERSITY [COLOR=blue]OF VIRGINIA[/COLOR] **
And, like BigKahunaBurger, I have just a few rational points to throw out there. First of all, a big-time thank you to everybody who offered advice in the “College: the Final Decision” thread. IT was a close race between BC and UVA, and one of the biggest pieces of advice I got in that thread was to visit. I’d already been to BC, and time constraints kept me from being able to get out there again, but UVA was fair game, so visit I did.
First off, the campus is absolutely…completely…totally…gorgeous. Serpentine walls, rotundas, lawns, oh my! It was a nice 80 degrees both days that I was there, which made it wonderful.
Also, UVA has one of the best English departments in the country. This is a big thing for someone like me who wants to major in, you guessed it, English. Or at least something English/writing related.
One of the big things I looked at when I was there was theatre. I didn’t know anything about theatre at UVA, but since I want to do it in college it’s big on my list of priorities. I got down there, and was surprised to find that they really do have a great program going. They even have a theatre group called the “First Year Players,” which puts on two performances a year and is made up completely of first year students. This is good, considering that I want to get involved almost right off the bat.
And lastly, one of the other things I wasn’t sure about were the frats. I’m not a big frat person, or at least don’t think I am, and UVA can seem pretty frat dominated from the outside. But even though about 30 percent of the population is Greek, they really didn’t seem to overpower the social scene too much, and that’s something that I like.
So, UVA it is. I’m glad to be done, or at least done enough where I can sit back and wait for final word from Northwestern.