By Amy Balagna Posted December 16, 2009
So I’m really excited to graduate, to get out of here and have some kind of adventure but as I was thinking about college and looking into schools really far away I got a little upset with myself because instead of wanting to get as far away as possible I felt I wanted to stay close, to my family and to where I grew up. I found myself desperately wanting to go to UNR. For me, it’s perfect. It’s close to home, I have a brother already attending the school and it’s located in a city large enough to entertain me without scaring me with its size.
I am really happy with my decision. I’ve realized that UNR is a really good school; it has a ton of options. I don’t quite know exactly what I want to do with my life but the school has something to interest everyone.
I urge you to not discard the state school because a large percent of the students at Lowry that go on to college choose to go there. That’s pretty much all I hear, that UNR is just like Lowry because everyone goes there. But there is no way that you won’t meet any new people. There is not a chance that you will see the same people from Lowry daily unless you want to.
Plus, the campus is absolutely beautiful; it has a classic feel that makes me want to learn. And the on-campus living is decent, and by that, I mean not disgusting.
The campus is close enough to home but far enough away to create a nice balance and Reno has a ton of stuff to do. There is always a quality concert in town.
So I’m telling you not to discard a great school because you have heard things. When applying to college there are a ton of things you have to think about, location, academics, and all the other little things that will make you feel comfortable.