Hi everyone, I got into the Nursing programs at both Pitt and Penn State. I'm 50/50 and I need to make a decision soon. I'll give you my thoughts... please give me yours!
I know that Pitt is a bit better academically for my major. But Penn State has a good nursing program too. I live about 3 hours from PSU and about 40 minutes from Pitt. I don't know how I feel about distance. Being close to home has its appeals and its drawbacks. I'm definitly much more comfortable on the Penn State campus. I'm a suburban girl, and even though I've grown up just outside of Pittsburgh my whole life, the city intimidates me. Although I've been told I could get over that quickly. But I love the completely college atmosphere that Penn State offers. I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for Penn State, but my head knows that Pitt is probably the better choice from an academic standpoint.
Also, my long term boyfriend is going to Pitt. I know that you should never "follow" a boyfriend to college, and I'm not. But I'm not sure if going to the same school would be a good or bad thing.