UtilityMonster wrote:Mmk you need to negotiate scholarships between schools further. Let NYU and Chicago know that you are torn, just torn I tell you, between the two schools and have the exact same scholarship at each, and that if one school would just give you a bit more, say $20k, you'll go.
UVA is a solid choice as well, but I have problems with its YP stuff, its gross manipulation of employment statistics, and its conservative faculty/student body. But that is just me. Charlottesville is lovely, I hear, and if you enjoy drinking/partying/loud music, it is the best among the top schools for that.
Man I love Charlottesville!
I will say this, people do over emphasize the fratty-ness of UVA. I came here with my SO and we go to many events and often times I wont drink or will have one beer or something. I dont really get drunk (except for a couple times like Dandillion) and I have really enjoyed my time. Couple people in my section have never had a drop of alcohol but sure seem to have drank the UVA kool-aid.
So dont think that because you arent fratty (I am not) or you dont like to drink (a lot of people dont) you wont enjoy UVA. I have yet to meet someone who didnt think UVA was a great place to be.