having spent some time in parts of west texas (and even some parts of houston) the ruralness isn't a big deal for me. i've shared the road with a horse on a few occasions, so a tractor isn't a huge deal...
the HOUSING however is a big deal...
run-down. does that mean just old? not well-kept? dilapidated? can you elaborate?
i might need to actually go and visit first before i decide where to live. yikes, i was hoping to be able to avoid that, but oh well.
again, great review. thanks for posting it.
I was totally going to PM you but I've been working almost non stop since I got back from Iowa. Housing is going to be a definite issue I think. I'm signed up for an apartment in the University Apts but they are just SO run down; they look old and institutional and just generally not so great. I will be up in the next few weeks to find some housing; hopefully we can find something a little nicer. I really want to avoid having to drive to school, though, so in that case I might just be stuck living there. There were also a lot of kids toys and I think there are a lot of families that live there which is bad bad bad for students trying to study. I dont' like kids--sorry, I like quiet. So I gotta figure that part out
Otherwise the school seems great
I came from a poor family and beleive me, I have lived in some of the worst apartments known to mankind. And generally, I would be willing to live a shithole for three years just to save money, so I will have more freedom at choosing diff. career path down the road.
Three years is a long time, but it will pass.
Yiplong you are right; I didnt' mean to sound like a "princess" I was just a little less than impressed. I think I"m just overwhelmed by the process in general--too many second thoughts.
We'll for sure miss you at Iowa--you seem super cool.
What kind of placement questions did you ask? Are you planning on working in Chicago after you leave? I know there are nice townhouses esp in cedar rapids so that is always an option by the way just an FYI...
Also, maybe I'll see you there. I haven't decided on Kent or Iowa yet..