« on: March 17, 2005, 12:30:06 PM »
I visited there in the middle of January. The campus looks much better in person than the website. The houses around the school were nothing to brag about, but it was very quiet and residential. The library is very new and in great shape. The gym was a good size and they have a really nice pool on campus. The cafeteria wasn't anything to brag about either, but the food was good. They have wireless all over and each desk had its own port and plug. Beautiful fountains and towers all over. This is definately one of the nicest campuses I have visited so far.
I just mailed my seat deposit to them today. The largest factor was the area rather than the school itself. I was really looking hard at Loyola(NO), but being that close to some awesome beaches is too hard to turn down. I know I won't have much time off, but if I can sneak away for two hours, I can go to the beach and be back very easily. The neighborhoods seemed pretty safe and the proximity to Tampa (10-20min) is ideal for my fiancee to find a job.
My biggest impression I took away from my tour was meeting the students. They were very friendly and laid back. None of the frantic, competitive stress mongers I was expecting (of course it wasn't finals week either). I even got a call from one of them the other day offering to answer any questions I might have.