Thursday, February 24, 2011

College of Charleston

Now on to the College of Charleston! 


After spending Saturday afternoon and Sunday in Charleston, it was finally time for my Mother and I to see the reason why we were actually in Charleston: C of C! It was only about 5 minutes (walking) away from our hotel which was nice. We walked around the campus for a little bit to get the feeling of the place and then we went to the admissions office to wait for the information session and the tour. 



Unfortunately, C of C was not my favorite. I feel awful for not liking it though!! I heard from so many people that I would, but I just wasn't enamored by it. It's a great college, just not for me! By the end of the tour, I found myself comparing it constantly to Vanderbilt. Vandy is my #1 choice, and my absolute DREAM. I was kind of let down that on my already dwindling list of colleges, I have to kind of "cross off" another college. I know that I'll probably apply to C of C, but it's not my first choice. I just need to find another college (besides Vandy (which is so ridiculously hard to get into)) that I'll fall in love with! But, the good thing about this college tour was finding out more of what I want and don't want in a college. It also inspired me to work extra hard for Vanderbilt! I've been crazy studying this whole week!!



The college itself is really pretty. I loved Charleston and the campus, but I did have a little problem with it being directly in the city. I always thought that I wanted to go to college in the city, but after visiting C of C, I kind of changed my mind. I just feel like I would be stressed all the time if I was smack dab in the middle of a huge city. I guess every city is different though, because when I went to visit Vanderbilt, I didn't feel this way at all. It's in the middle of a city, but when you're on the campus, it feels like you're in your own little oasis of college. 

So next on my list of college tours is University of Richmond and SMU. I really, really want to love these colleges. I don't want to be disappointed!! 

I hope y'all have a great day!!

xoxo, Hannah

9 comments:

  1. Hope you add more VA colleges on that list!!! Good luck with Vanderbilt :) I do not miss applying to colleges though, the fun part was definitely when you KNEW where you were going!

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  2. i love your blog!! i think i commented before that I went to sewanee... but what about rhodes? washington and lee (my brother went there and I was wait listed but never got in), Presbyterian?? I loved richmond (my brother now lives there and LOVES the city). Good Luck~~

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  3. If you don't want to go to college in a huge city - Elon is definitely for you!

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  4. I can't wait to hear what you think of Richmond. If you don't want to be in the city, the location will be perfect for you. Everything is contained on the breathtaking campus.

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  5. U of R is a great university, while it is technically in a city, you are in a very upper class residential area filled with fellow prepsters. Plus you definitely fell like you are in your own little campus oasis. I go to a Virginia college, so hope you love what we have to offer!

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  6. I toured C of C last year and felt exactly the same way... it's beautiful, just not for me! Hopefully you'll like University of Richmond and SMU better :)

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  7. Must say, that if you like that feel of C of C, but want something bigger and more prominent, you should tour USC. My lil sis goes there and absolutely loves it! Personally, I'm a big tenner (GO PURDUE! BOILER UP!), but I know how hard it is to come North from the Beauty and weather of the South (I'm from Atlanta). Feel free to ask questions, I toured Tennessee, Miami of Ohio, Purdue, Clemson, and Mercer when I looked.

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  8. I go to USC, if you have any questions, feel free to email me! :)

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  9. try UNC-Wilmington! Still has the beachy atmosphere but not such a big city!

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