yupyup wrote:RAWR wrote:Withdrawn with $$. My visit was weird.
Care to elaborate?
There were a few things, but most importantly, I felt entirely dismissed by the director of admissions. A meeting with him was set up automatically - I did not request it, although I would have if one had not been set up. He spent a grant total of about 4 minutes with me, and was critical of the other schools I applied to. Upon broaching the topic of making scholarships comparable, he said that a $6,000 difference per year "isn't much, in the grand scheme of things."
The students were all on facebook during class, and three or four times in the class and afterward, cut each other down in front of other students or the professor. I know this isn't unheard of, but it's not the kind of "community" I think I would thrive in.
What it really came down to is money and graduate placement. I think it is probably a great fit for some people, but I came away knowing for a fact that I belonged elsewhere. Committed by 1pm today.
EDIT: After asking me what other schools I'm considering, I included in my answer that I'm waiting to hear back from two schools that I applied to on 3/25 or so. He told me I should "take the hint" and it's basically a rejection.
So... there's that.