Apr 8, 2008, 11:20 AM
Post #552 of 793
Hey Jane Eyre--I think we've been emailing! I turned down Wash U a couple days ago. It made me sad, but I was so enamored of Ohio State. Now there's a wrench in the works, and maybe you're responsible? ;^) I just found out this morning that I got into Minnesota off the wait list.
Re: [janeeyre] Has Anybody Made a Final Decision?
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My dilemma: Minnesota was originally my top choice. I did my undergrad in the Twin Cities and they're a great place to live. I think it's a great program, ideal for my personality. I love Charles Baxter's and Julie Schumacher's writing.
I also fell in love w/OSU. Erin McGraw's short stories blew me out of the water. OSU has also been clear from the beginning that they WANTED me. Also, OSU is closer to family. I liked Columbus, and it's cheaper than the Twin Cities. Their graduates have a great publishing track record.
Can anyone weigh in on these two programs for fiction? Structurally, they seem very similar--three years, funded, similar size...
Also--does anyone have any thoughts on going somewhere off the wait list? I wonder if I would feel like they didn't really want me at MN.
Like Jane Eyre, I also have a husband to consider. For me it also has to do with old vs. new--tons of pre-existing friends in Minneapolis.
Sorry, that's a lot of questions. I am completely addled!