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Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005, 09:08 pm
secrettart:

ok, so i know this community is fairly small but i'm a writin' anyway. i'm currently at the university of iowa for my orientation. it's ok. i've been thinking a mega ton about emerson and whether i *really* want to stay here for four years (that's a no).

but goddddd what's a girl to do?! with the waiting list rejection stats, i'm not feeling too confident about the transfer acceptance rate. it's what i really want to do though. god, you'd understand if you were here and had to deal with all these perfect, snobby abercrombie whorific chicks who are like "I like, don't know what i wanna major in! tehe! business? money?" i just wanna see some real people who drink coffee and work and are driven and urban. i'm homesick for emerson, somewhere i've never even been.

anyway. there's no real point to this post other than a general question- are any of you still planning to apply for transfer? are you looking at OTHER colleges to transfer to? (i need ideas) are you still excited for college?
i suppose i am still excited. iowa has an amazing massComm program- what i'm interested in. but boy, iowa city is hella different from good ol' boston.

take care everyone!

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
one_quick_kiss

I totally understand what you mean about needing to be around people that are like you (people who like to sit in a cafe and talk about things you actually care about). I am planning on applying for transfer but I am also really looking into NYU.

Take advantage of what Iowa has to offer for now, fight for what you want and prove to Emerson that not having you attend their school would be the biggest mistake they could make!

I am excited for college even though it's not Emerson. I plan on making myself succeed wherever I go!

Good Luck at Iowa!

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
marurori

I know how you feel, and I'm sure everyone here feels the same way :( All of us wanted Emerson. But remember: college is only what you make of it. Iowa has amazing resources, and I just know you can thrive there if you work hard enough! ^__^

For transfer choices, I'd definately suggest Ithaca. It was my second choice school (next to Emerson) and the only real difference I sense between them is that Emerson is in Boston and Ithaca is in...well, Ithaca (Ithaca also has more options for majors, like Math and Science, whereas Emerson is quite weak in those areas). Otherwise, I found that the people, class sizes, teachers and attitudes were quite similar! :D I'm still considering transferring to Emerson, but I'm going to see what happens at Ithaca. I'm interested in Journalism and Theater, and Ithaca is strong in those areas as well, so I'll stick around a little and scope out the courses. If I'm unhappy, I'll consider applying again.

I wish you lots of luck! :)

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
one_quick_kiss

where is Ithica?

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
marurori

Upstate NY :) It's right near Cornell, too. My favorite part about Ithaca is that you can also be a part-time Cornell student and take lots of the classes there! ^.^ I'll be continuing Japanese at Cornell in the fall, while taking my remaining courses at Ithaca! It's such an awesome program!

Now that I think about it...if I got into Emerson I never would have been able to continue my Japanese studies. So, I made out pretty well anyways! xD

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
one_quick_kiss

ooo I think I am going to look into it. I am going to Rutgers and I just don't feel like I am going to get the kind of education I really want.

Thu, Jun. 16th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
marurori

Definately! I'll only be an incoming freshman in the fall, but I'm sure I'll be able to tell you the nitty gritty once I get there! xD If you have any other questions feel free to let me know~!

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
punky_bruusterr

u of iowa does have a renowned and amazing communications program, but it's not all about where you go to, but rather what you put into it. if you're not happy there, i would say to transfer. go to the website i made for this community and you will see a list of schools that are similar to emerson, but don't have as high a rejection rate (the school i'm going to, columbia college of chicago, has an open admissions policy; i know that sounds really ho-hum, but they have an intense curriculam, so the drop out rate is high because the people with ambition remain.) there are some schools in a city environment and some in the country, but i think you may like columbia, which has a highly regarded communications program.

cheers and good luck, your mod <3 amanda

Sat, Jun. 18th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
punky_bruusterr: ps

yeah, i was having a brain fart and forgot i knew you. sorry to talk like i was above you or didn't know you or something :S you may poke me with a stick now i you'd like :D