7203Re: [Yuricon] Re: colleges, universities, lost, confused, drowning blah de blah etc...
- Jul 5, 2002
> Oberlin! Oberlin Oberlin Oberlin!<grin> Yeah, Oberlin *is* a pretty cool school...
> The only major drawback is that it's in the middle
> nowhere in Ohio.
Not sure if someone mentioned this already (like
Shiraishi), but if you're looking to get out of small
town life, how about applying to the biggest
university in the States? The University of Texas at
Austin has 60,000 undergrads (I think), is very queer
friendly, and it's warm (I remember that being a
concern of yours), being in the heart of Texas and
all. There isn't much to do in terms of nightlife (but
I might have a biased opinion, as I'm originally from
NYC), but there is a gay district here in Austin, and
it's a damned liberal town (I was shocked when I first
got here), but it's still homey enough that the people
still have that stereotypical suth'n friendliness.
Plus, you're close enough to both Houston and Dallas
to just get away to a bigger city on the weekends.
Academically, UT's programs are consistently ranked at
the top, so you don't have to worry that you might be
getting a crappy education. UT grads also make much
money when they finish...I knew some finance majors
whose opening offers were 105K annually. It's
difficult to get in if you're not at the top 10% of
your graduating class if you're a Texan, but as you're
coming from out of state, you don't have to worry
about that. ^_^
Lastly, if you come to Austin, you'd be able to go to
Akon (the longest running anime con in the states, I
believe--at least, it's my understanding that it's
gone on longer than Expo), UshiCon (fledging con
that's awesome), and AnimeFest. Three anime cons all
in one mid-sized town. ^_^ How's that for kickass?
Hope that helps. Oh, and no, I don't attend UT. ^^;;
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