I just got back from visiting U of M. It's bumped NU out of the top spot. I absolutely love Ann Arbor! Everything just felt right
about my visit. I mean, I started to get choked up during the 10 minute informational propaganda video, and I had no idea what that was, but I think it might have been and "Aha!" moment. The student tour guide was very nice and answered most of our questions, the campus itself is absolutely beautiful, I have family that live ten minutes away from the university that said I could come stay with them at any time, I just need to call and they'll pick me up, even if it's at 2 in the morning.
Also, we got a more in-depth tour of some parts of the campus. I'm on the drumline at my school, and I'd like to continue in college. Well, while we were walking around Revelli Hall, who should we run into but the drumline instructor himself?
He answered a couple questions, but he had somewhere to be, but he stopped to give me the exercise packet and handbook for this year's drumline. He said my audition started "now" and continues until sometime in August 2011. It's evidently a very long process...
We went up to North Campus and peeked inside the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and we heard a group practicing! Turns out they were a summer camp made up of high school students, but they sounded really good.
Ann Arbor itself is an awesome city. So many things to do, places to eat, people to meet. There are plenty of jobs available for students, too
We also looked at MSU in East lansing, and that was fine. Nothing like what happened at U of M, though. I suppose it could be my "safety school" if i don't get into U of M. Oh, and the give need and
merit based scholarships, which NU doesn't do. So I might actually be able to afford it...fingers crossed. It costs something like $45,000 a year for out of state students, which is still cheaper than NU, but I could really
use that scholarship money.
Also, the Law Quad IS
Hogwarts. No questions about it. I'll post a few links to some pictures so you can see what I mean: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/...318ee34620.jpg
The inside, just to prove my point: http://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo.../images/m2.jpg
So, yeah. Go Blue!
(ps, I've determined that Wolverines, the animals, looks like were-badgers.
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