charlesxavier wrote:snapdragon wrote:thewarflamingo wrote:Anyone from TX or the southwest considering going to Wake? My scholarship at Wake is very tempting, but I'm apprehensive about leaving TX and moving to NC (only been once in my life). Does anyone have similar feelings/concerns?
Yes, but replace TX with New England I'm very tempted by Wake, to the point that it's probably my first choice as of now, but I'm worried about being an older student if the environment is a lot of people straight out of undergrad (I'm 26 and boring) & about culture shock moving to the South from the Northeast. There's a lot of Wake students in the Discuss Your Law School forum though who have all been pretty informative.
Are you going to be able to visit? I'm hoping my visit next week really helps give me a better idea of what life in NC is actually like
When I went to the open house last week I almost felt out of place because I am coming straight from undergrad. A lot of the people I met were out for a few years and working or had gone to grad school. One of the things that I noticed is that a few people said that they liked Wake because they wanted to get away from the big undergrad party scene and settle down. I think you will feel quite comfortable. I'm coming from undergrad but am married/settled down and I really liked the atmosphere.
I'm married as well and when I visited I felt like it was a very low key atmosphere.
Snapdragon, I was born and raised in NC, and moved to CT after I graduated high school. That was a culture shock. People are not as friendly up north and there is a vast difference in popular food. I would say it is easier to move from the North to the South than it is to move from the South to the North. You may be agitated at the slow pace of life down here, I know I was when I moved back to NC... you absolutely cannot go more than 5 over the speed limit or you will get pulled. I imagine you will have trouble understanding some real southerners...my husband still doesn't understand people sometimes (after 2 years). Overall, though, NC is a great place to live