November 11, 2006

Choosing the University

I grew up not wanting to go to the University of Minnesota. I was sure I was going to end up at some private school just as my grandparents, my aunts, and my mother had done. Through the end of my junior year and beginning of my senior year, I began wondering what it would like to live in a big city. (I come from a very very small town...) I knew I wanted to try it but didn't know if I would have the courage after college to try on my own. I also began thinking about the more opportunities a larger school has. Even so, when I visited the University last fall I still didn't believe I would end up going here. That one visited changed my whole outlook on college experience and the University as a whole. I fell in love with it. And here I am... one year later- very glad that I chose the University of Minnesota.