Minnesota was the first school to interview me, and accepted me before any other school gave me any sort of reply. This was good because it was sort of tied for first place on my list. The school that it was tied with rejected me, but I got interviews from every other school and turned them down. Except for USC.

So, it’s time for the pros and cons.

USC pros
– the interior was decorated nicely
– the main campus is nice
– the girls dress marginally better
– weather
– I have a few friends there.

USC cons
– the health science campus isn’t near the main campus and is in a shitter neighborhood than the main USC campus.
– it’s full of the type of asians that I already go to school with (few new experiences).
– the guy who interviewed me seemed like he hadn’t bothered to read my file and was kinda condescending
– it’s in a REALLY crappy neighborhood.
– it’s balls-out expensive
– the interview process didn’t include a tour of the campus or lunch. I didn’t drive across the damn state (and others didn’t fly across country) for a few minutes of conversation. If you wanted to do that, you might as well Skype your admits.
– they emphasize doing a buttload of crap like community service and student groups, which I do not want to do. I’ve done it already.
– touches mexico really hard. I don’t like Mexican food.
– I will NEED to drive a car. Public transit is unpleasant and unreliable. Sketchy.

Minnesota pros
– ranked higher
– the people there are nicer. the admissions people gave a shit. The guy who interviewed me had read my file and asked specific questions
– had a comprehensive information session
– good places to get food within walking distance to campus

– really easy to get the campus from airport. (good public transport)

Minnesota cons
– weather
– one of my classmates might attend. I always prefer fresh starts.
– it’s in the midwest and not really near anything
– people dress like it’s 2003. (flipside: I’ll always look really trendy).

At this point, I’m locked into Minnesota 99%.


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