« on: November 14, 2004, 02:41:55 AM »
I loved the quaint little all american town. oxford was actually ranked as one of the nicest small towns in america to live in. I thought the fact there was very little going on there to be nice way to force me to focus on my studies. Finally, i really liked how close it was to memphis. Also there's a huge alumni base in that area, and in the region it's considered an excellent institution. Finally, there are some of the most beautiful southern belles in the SEC there. the negative aspect is, it's a vacuum for old wealth. generations of families go there, and as antiquitated as it sounds, many kids only go there b/c of their parents influence. As a result, there's a very tight socio-economic clique that's evolved. i knew some people who went there for grad school and were mortified by the social situation, as it's very elitist. for example (but this is common in a lot of southern schools.) when girls rush sororities, some of the most important factors asked on questionaires are what sorority one's mother was in, and what you're parents annual income is.
But the moral of the story is, if you want to practice in ms., tn., or al. it's a great place to go. I actually was set on going there, but got truly annoyed by how long it took them to accept me. At the same time, the free time i have is spent attending college athletics events, and they're athletics blow. so ultimately i chose not to go there.