I’m torn right now and I’m down to my top 2 colleges. Everyone is committing right now so I feel I need to make a decision soon.
I am a very artsy person, I applied to both New Paltz and Bing for art (graphic design for np). But I’m also open to learning new things such as marketing, technology, fashion, etc. I also am interested in video game design and would love to work at a video game company someday. Overall career-wise I hope to do something involving art in some form with maybe some business or technology involved.
Anyways, my top two choices right now are the following schools. From what I gathered when I visited both and searched online, New Paltz is more “artsy” than Bing and I love that, and the campus is clean and cute and it’s fairly close to the city and I think it’s a cute town with things to do here and there. The people that attend the school seem to be similar to me, and on the Facebook group I joined my potential roommates seem artsy and open-minded just like me! But it’s also a small and less-prestigious school than Bing, and I also value my academics very much. I worked very hard in high school and I have a high gpa and SAT score, so I wanna challenge myself academically as well. And np doesn’t seem as big and “fun”(?) as Bing.
Bing seems like a big, fun and popular school. I think this would be good for me and would help to push me a little bit socially, and I feel I could make a lot of friends there because it’s bigger. I also heard bing is better for academics and as someone who takes that seriously as well, it’s important that I challenge myself a bit and go to a more “prestigious”(?) school. The people there seem nice as well, but I don’t feel that everyone there is as artsy as me. Binghamton isn’t known for being an “artsy” school although they do have art and stuff. I’m more attracted to the social climate of the school and the exciting opportunities it seems to have. I could also maybe explore other things here’s besides art if I choose to do so. The only downside is it’s not as artsy and I’m worried I wouldn’t be able to find my group of people.
So this is my dilemma. I’m going to New Paltz accepted students day April 6 and binghamton’s April 14. But housing applications for bing open April 9 and I don’t wanna be behind for that and not be able to find a roommate that I like. Having a like-minded roommate I can get along with is also one of my TOP priorities. I don’t wanna make a decision until I visit both schools a second time, so was thinking to visit bing April 7 and get both done in one weekend, then decide before April 9.
I am super stressed out and need some advice and both where I should go, and whether or not April 14-15 is a late time to commit for Bing if I decide to go there! Any advice on these schools and my situation would be helpful.