Hi! I live on the east coast. I want to major in Communications, and I was accepted to both Seattle University and Syracuse’s Newhouse school, which has a very prestigious Communications program.
However, I got a very good scholarship to Seattle U and I really love everything about the school, even though they’re not really well ranked for Communications. I love the location, the people I’ve met that are going there, their radio/newspaper, and so much more. I was really excited about the school, even though it’s very much a “safety” school when it comes to admissions statistics for me.
Syracuse, on the other hand, has a stellar Communications program and great connections to utilize post-graduation. But I’ve struggled to connect with anyone going to Syracuse online. And I’m not AT ALL interested in Greek life or the whole “party school scene”, which I’ve heard is very prevalent at Syracuse. And I’m not thrilled about the location either.
I’m struggling to pick between the school and unfortunately, due to the Corona virus, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to visit either school. Should I just go to Syracuse, even though I don’t think I’ll fit in there? Would I be stupid to go to Seattle, considering the fact that their ranking is SO much lower?