So I was going to wait until I have all my decisions so I don't have to bug you all twice
but I'm getting pressure from my dad in one direction. Please read my options and give opinions. Thanks, muah!
Hastings +good school, alumni network, one hour away from home, in-state tuition
- cost of living, their 24 story elevator makes me sick, those little things
they call apartments, bad neighborhood, didn't click with the people/students
at admit day.
Boston U.+ ranked #20, heard it's a really cool place to live, exciting, new, etc.
- $32k a year, plus cost of living, freaking cold, like 3000 miles away
+ decently (#68?) ranked, my friend likes it?, oh yeah and #20k/year
scholarship with 3.0 gpa(i think tuition is like 30) my dad thinks chicago
is a good place, he wants me to go there cuz of $$, i dont think he realizes
how much better my other options are. or am i wrong? i have never visited,
probably will in a couple weeks.
- freaking cold, kinda far away... well really far away but not as far as
boston, not good career prospects compared to other options?, not as good
chance at CA employment post-graduation.
UC Davis... but I haven't been admitted yet! i assume i will? (163/3.9)
+ good weather, cost of living compared to say SF, pretty campus, about 2.5
hours away from home (friends & immediate family), in-state tuition. By the
way i'm pretty much decided that I prefer davis to hastings but still
considering both. esp. since not admitted yet! hehe
- not as prestegious as BU, um... can't really think of much else now brain
is pretty much fried from conversation with my dad.
University Arizona... also not admitted yet. hopefully?
+ good ranking (pretty much on par with hastings i think), still has ties to
southern CA jobs and wouldn't mind living there anyways for a long time,
LOVE hot weather, LOVE cost of living, cheap new houses, dirt cheap tuition,
a couple friends in AZ, BF has guaranteed job there (although i dont really
want to factor that into my decision.)
- might regret not going to BU for more prestigous school?, my dad is totally
against it b/c he thinks it's about the BF (it's really not.) My dad seems to
think that Loyola CH. has such a better rep. than UA.
So I know it sounds like I'm thinking too much about what my dad wants, but he will be giving me probably about $20k over the three years. And I guess I haven't become completely independent from my family in decision making yet (im 20 and do live by myself but still feel like i have to listen to my dad somewhat.)