I attended Baylor University (in Waco, TX) as soon as i graduated high school, and i went there for two years. It was stiffling to say the least, very baptist, very homogenous, and to say the least it wasn’t hard to decide to leave. Why did i go there in the first place you ask? well, i wanted somewhere not to far from home (only somewhat tentative to leave, mostly i had a boyfriend i didn’t want to be far from and a list of bad influences i wanted to be “far enough” away from.
Now i attend Runtgers University in Downtown Newark. yup, i got that comletely new and different place i thought i wanted but i am miserable here. I don’t like the big city like i thought i would. . . and everything that comes with it really. So now i am leaving again, because if i don’t i fear i might leap out my 15th story window to a hard, cold, concrete induced death :eek: but really i’m trying to take into consideration my severe social anxiety (where can i make friends easier), educational value (where would i learn more and make better grades? they are comparable schools as far as ratings go), and entertainment value (what would be more fun)
So, I am considering three options:
University of Oklahoma- aaaah, the draw of the hometown (norman, OK). this is where my family wants me. but those bad influences lurk all too near me there.
University of Colorado at Boulder- a nice school, university town, closer than Newark to Norman, beautiful campus, but my anxiety holds me back. will i really be happier there?
University of Kansas- Lawrence is but 4 hours from Norman (I think). just as close as Baylor to home, but no obnoxious greek-infested campus. really this one is in last place, safe option, good school. . .
I hope to attend this school to finish my degree (marketing) and get my masters (MBA) so we’re looking at quite an investment, although i suppose i could change again. . . ok, so just concentrate on the undergrad for now. thanks in advance for the disinterested thoughts on the subject