I’m still not sure where I should go. So I am a guy from Indiana and I really don’t want to stay here in the boring midwest much longer. Money isn’t an issue for my family and I know I’ll be debt free regardless of where I’ll go for undergrad.
So here is a list of all the colleges I got accepted to. The top will be the ones I am leaning most on at the moment. I pretty much didn’t receive any financial aid other than scholarships/grants. Career wise, I am looking to becoming something health related like a dietitian.
Chapman: I am leaning towards this college the most right now for a number of reasons. Biggest reason is that it is division 3 and the track coach already said my times are good enough to join. I really want to run college track and maybe it will look good when I apply to grad school too right? Another big reason is that Chapman is probably the most selective college I got into I think, so I might as well go to the best college I got into. I also plan on living by the Orange County or LA area when I’m done with college because I have a lot of relatives living around here, so it is better to go to a college that is local. The dorms are also air conditioned which is awesome to go along with the great weather here.
Cons: Not really any. I’m just not sure if this is the best college I should go. Cost isn’t really a big deal but I only got a $23,200 grant so Chapman will cost me $38,647 a year. It is still affordable for me and I will still be debt free after I finish undergrad, but I won’t have that much money for grad school(not sure if I need to go though?).
Depauw: Only reason this is second on my list is because it is also D3 and is rather cheap since I got a large grant and merit award. I will only be paying $25,308. The dorms are air conditioned too.
Purdue-West Lafayette: I’m not sure on this one. It is a highly respectable school… for anything STEM related(especially engineering). The problem is that I don’t want to do anything STEM related so I’m not sure how respectable of a college for me then. I got accepted to the school of liberal arts(may change this). Big problem is that it is D1 and there is no way I’ll make it to a Big 10 school. I got no financial aid or any merit aid so I will paying the full $24k.
University of San Francisco: I like San Francisco and it has nice weather. It is a D1 school but I might be able to walk on to the team.
University of the Pacific: I do like California and their dorms are air conditioned as well. It is D1 but I might be able to walk on.
Nazareth College: The track coach has really expressed big interest in me. The only problem is that this school really isn’t selective and I want to go to a school that is selective or else I feel like all my hard work in high school has been a waste.
Earlham College: I hear this school has one of the best Japanese programs. I might major in Japanese if I go here since it so highly ranked in this area. It is also Division 3. I also got a pretty big scholarship and Earlham will only cost me $22,230. Earlham would actually be top in this list but one big thing is missing… NO A/C in dorms! Living in Indiana and playing outside when it is subzero has made A/C a necessity for me. I can’t sleep when the room is above 69 degrees even with a fan.
IU-Bloomington: The other big state school in Indiana. Accepted to the school of public health. Don’t want to go here because it’s D1 and I won’t make the track team. Received nothing so will cost full at $25k. It really isn’t a selective college either.
Butler: I hear it is selective so that’s good, but it’s D1.
Allegheny: Meh, no diversity. It is D3 though.
DePaul: Chicago is a nice city but I hear this is a commuter school, plus it is D1. It really isn’t a selective college either.
Other colleges I got accepted too but I really don’t think I will be going:
Seattle Pacific University
Ball State University
Wittenberg University(in Ohio)