Friday, April 19, 2002
Ha ha HA! College tour 2002 is in full swing for this critter! The joy is simply inutterable. Here are the considerations as they stand right now, in the order that I remember them:
Harvard. I'll never, ever get in, but I love Cambridge and hey, every cat can dream.
Brown/RISD. I will probably never get into either one of them. But that bit of Providence very nice, lord knows they're good schools, and I reeeeeeeally like the idea of being able to enroll in one and take classes at the other too.
University of Michigan. I like Ann Arbor. It's a big school, so it has all the programs I could ever want. I have heard (uh oh, college gossip!!) that they're very friendly to the artist there. Also, both my parents went there. O yes, and there's some mighty fine football.
Tufts. It was pretty. It's a good school. They let you dual-enroll with them and the Museum School in Boston, which is nice. More importantly, there's a great big hill in the middle of the campus, so when I got lost I would be able to go there and look around for wherever I was supposed to be.
Cornell. For unfathomable reasons, my brother is pushing this one. It's a great campus, and they have a nice big art program and a nice big every other program, practically. It has the added advantage of almost never being hot there (as a cat, I might be expected to like heat. Well, screw that. You can call me a Siberian Tiger if you wish, but I still don't like it). It's a very nice school and I would love to go there if I could somehow ever convince them that my sad little mind was worth having on their nice big campus, but I just don't understand why my brother is so into it.
Amherst College. Well, it's tiny. This is good, in that I would be less likely to get lost. This is bad, in that I grew up in this utterly evil tiny town and I would like to move on from it. It's a good school though, 'excellent' according to my dad, who claims to know all such things. It was a nice foresty-looking campus.
U-Mass. I looked there. It was big. The campus was pretty ugly. I may apply there just because, heck, EVERYONE in Massachusetts applies to U-Mass. I mean, why not?
BC. It was very pretty and pretty big and they had all the programs I want. But it was so.... I don't know. Catholic? Yeah, Catholic. I'm not Catholic.
Brandeis. Nice enough but I wasn't overly impressed, except that their art museum was VERY nice. Even my brother, the epitome of all evil, liked the museum. And they have a big Jewish community. But it wasn't too great.
Carnegie Mellon. I haven't actually been here yet, because my mother claims it's too far away to visit. Even though U of Michigan is farther, and we've already been there. Anywho. It sounds like it has a terrific art program, and their dual-major programs (art and biology) sound perfect for little ol' moi.
C'est tout, that's all, I must go before my kitty kibble is eaten by the rest of the family.