robocall12 wrote:Seriously? Moscow is that small? I am admitted there and you are worrying me. I will visit before committing of course. Was it a Super Walmart that shut down or just one of those old small ones?
I don't think it was a Super Wal-Mart. It was just something the students mentioned to me while I was visiting. I might be exaggerating, because I believe they opened one in Pullman, WA (about 10 min. away) when the one in Moscow closed.
The students at the other schools I visited just seemed so much happier than the ones at U of I -- maybe they were all just having a bad day or just got grades back or something. I don't want to harp too much on U of I or Moscow, because I was only there for one day.
That one day was enough for me to decide it wasn't the environment for me. I think it could be a great fit for the right person though. Again, I'd visit before committing (though you probably don't have much time to do that before deposits are due).
I'm not terribly worried about the size of the city. In my view, I'll be spending most of the time studying on campus or at home--what little time remains will be devoted to my wife and shiba.
On another note, the wait is absolutely devastating. If not for my job, I'd be a certified looney.
My wife was the principle reason why Moscow/U of I wasn't a fit for us. There's not a lot of decent paying employment in Moscow, nor is there much to do for her while you're in school. If you're married, take your wife on the visit. I wouldn't wish Moscow on anyone's wife, but that's just me.