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Decent colleges with good indie music scene, lots of artists and writers

enomushikienomushiki Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2009 in College Search & Selection
SAT I
CR: 740
Math: 780
Writing: 700

AP BIO 5
AP World History 5
AP Eng Lang 4

SAT II
BIO 750
Eng Lit 750
World Hisotry 770
Math II 780

I play electric guitar in a band, love art (sketching and graphic novel/cartoon style art, indie comics are my thing) and want to be a writer, but I don't want to go somewhere where the kids are all pseduo artsy. I want to go somewhere where the students are genuinely artsy. I also like the "hipster" scene, good nightlife (clubs, bars) , good food, preferably large city, I also really like California, for some reason..I prefer urban or beach to rural, but a mix is okay.

Thanks!
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Replies to: Decent colleges with good indie music scene, lots of artists and writers

  • EngrTennisEngrTennis Posts: 96Registered User Junior Member
    University of Texas at Austin has a large student body, pretty good academics and Austin has a large music scene.
  • LilyMoonLilyMoon Posts: 1,715Registered User Senior Member
    University of Washington in Seattle.
  • vincehvinceh Posts: 2,291Registered User Senior Member
    U. Wisconsin - Madison
    U. Michigan - Ann Arbor
    U. Vermont - Burlington
    Emerson College - Boston

    Sorry don't know much about the West Coast options.
  • phoebe27325phoebe27325 Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    I gotta support the Emerson choice. My sister went there for writing. They have a great writing and publishing major there, and the scene is just as you described. I definitely wouldn't go to UMich or UVM though. U Mich seems very 'jocky' and Ann Arbor isn't really what you are describing. Also, UVM appears to be really cool, but I know four genuinely awesome people who went there are all decided to transfer because the school was filled with rich kids from the east who sit around and play HALO 3 all day ha. Emerson is great for writing and Boston is an awesome city. Check it out. U Wash in Seattle would probably also be a good choice. Maybe UC Santa Cruz or something. Look into the UC schools and the liberal arts schools in the Claremont region. There are a ton of um.
  • vincehvinceh Posts: 2,291Registered User Senior Member
    Michigan has approximately 1000 students attending the School of Music located on North Campus. They put on performances ranging from operas to hip-hop to jazz to interpretive dance. There are musicians and artists all around campus. That number doesn't include a countless number of student organized bands/groups/clubs performing regularly on campus and around the city of Ann Arbor.

    UVM has always had an eclectic, if somewhat smaller, music scene, with numerous venues in the city of Burlington. The weather in Vermont is certainly eye opening in the winter, but that only seems to cause people to make a greater effort to get out and enjoy the city and surrounding area.

    Investigate as many options as you can. You owe yourself that much. Take negative comments with a grain of salt; you may never know all the details of why someone dislikes a particular situation. For all you know, the reasons that some people leave may be exactly the reasons that attract you to a place. Good luck.
  • TheyCallMeCCTheyCallMeCC Posts: 953- Member
    Kenyon would be a great safety.
  • RageRoolzRageRoolz Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    if you like hipster I would also second michigan. I live in the state and it is flooded with hipsters. It isn't as prevalent at the university, but Ann Arbor is super artsy...

    I understand why someone would say it is "sporty" or "jocky" because it has such a popular sports program, but a large number of students are not into the sport scene. In fact, I would say a majority of wolverine fans don't attend the college. Around where I live, almost everyone is a michigan fan, but almost none of them actually went there.
  • vonlostvonlost Posts: 13,727Super Moderator Senior Member
    Do you need financial aid? It can make a big difference in an international's chances at many schools.
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Posts: 1,360Registered User Senior Member
    Emerson is EXACTLY what you are talking about. It's in Boston and it's very artsy with music and film etc. Second recommendation: Wesleyan, very artsy as well. Those are the two schools which match almost exactly what you're describing
  • modestmelodymodestmelody Posts: 4,651Registered User Senior Member
    Brown is also a great match, especially due to connections with RISD. Providence is about as genuinely artsy as any city I've ever been in.
  • MilwDadMilwDad Posts: 545Registered User Member
    Check out Loyola Marymount of Los Angeles.
  • jr1038jr1038 Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    I second UT-Austin. Austin has a huge music scene (self-proclaimed live music capital of the world) and the city is teeming with "hipsters." Excellent bar scene. The student body is very diverse, but there's lots of quirky "bookworm" types and artsy people.
  • vonlostvonlost Posts: 13,727Super Moderator Senior Member
    Portland, OR, is one of the best cities and has a strong indie music scene ( Discover. Portland. Music. ) and hipster community, so consider Lewis & Clark (http://www.lclark.edu/ safety?) and Reed (http://web.reed.edu/ match?). L&C has the larger art department, but both are excellent.
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Posts: 3,344Registered User Senior Member
    Reed
    Georgia
    North Carolina
    Berkley
  • CayugaRed2005CayugaRed2005 Posts: 4,041Registered User Senior Member
    Cornell has a great indie rock scene and a fantastic creative writing program. I saw Interpol, Animal Collective, and Broken Social Scene all before they made it big.
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