missinglink wrote: Panther7 wrote:
donzoli wrote:What did those who went to the ASW think?
about what exactly?
i'm excited about attending, although there are things that could be better.
For those who couldn't go to ASW, perhaps you could expand a little on your general impressions, both good and bad.
I will be heading there 100% this fall, already made my decision.
The building. It's very practical, but it's just not visually appealing. The classrooms seem old, just in general not appealing for a school. I just didn't like the feeling I got while sitting in them. I also felt slightly claustrophobic walking around the building, everything is so tightly packed together. And too many stairs, lol. The school gets easily lost in such a large and prestigious public university. And it's public.
The Good: The schools is extremely practical in it's teaching (some might view this as a negative, I like it). The school and students aren't afraid at all to speak their mind out on the negatives of the school, which in my mind is one of the first steps in improving yourself, they are willing to acknowledge their flaws. Not to say there are a bunch, but they weren't afraid to acknowledge any points that students or accepted students made. Most importantly, the other accepted students were very down to earth compared to other ASW's I went to. I think it has something to do with the fact most are midwesterners, but I just got the vibe that there weren't stuck up preps ANYWHERE
. I love the community there. I felt like the individuals at the school defined the school, and not the other way around. That is very impressive to me, and I like that. It's within walking distance of the state capitol (real walking distance, not brochure walking distance), and the atmosphere in Madison is first rate.