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Hello fellow College Confidential members! I have somewhat of a dilemma...
I am utterly torn between Barnard College, which I visited and absolutely loved, and Vassar College, which I have not visited as of yet, but find it to provide as many unique advantages as Barnard. Though still somewhat uncertain, I do have my eye set on becoming a fashion journalist of some sort one day--I have a special affinity for that scintillating world, and do imagine myself in the throes of its chaotic beauty as a career. Although it is somewhat deplorable in the minds of some to have such an aspiration, I dream of it nonetheless. Anyways, In terms of fashion journalism, what can each school offer me? I am planning on visiting both colleges for open houses/overnight stays, but I figured I should reach out to the online community in case there are snippets of important information I may not catch during my visits. Neither school offers journalism as a major, or even a minor I believe, so I am a bit scared that this may be a problem.
Also, when considering stability within my career, and job prospects outside of school, does anybody happen to have experience, or perhaps can tell me if it would be wiser to have a backup plan, or to write as a side job? I am quite confused.
On another note, financially, Vassar would cost me a bit less than Barnard would. Yet, I love that Barnard is in the city, and the fact that it is affiliated with Columbia University. Would it be worth it in terms of my aspirations to shell out the extra cash in order to go to Barnard, or to save my money and gain a (somewhat similar?) liberal arts education at Vassar? Thank you all in advanced for your consideration and advice!