Mar 17, 2008, 10:12 AM
Post #1856 of 2979
I'm in at:
SIUC, with good funding via a TA
U of Maryland - haven't yet told me what funding will be
U of Arkansas - TA, fellowship, and tuition waiver
Waitlisted at Vanderbilt and McNeese (I've ruled out McNeese)
Still have to hear from
U of Virginia
So, supposing that I don't get into any more than the 3 I'm now in, anyone got any advice? Arkansas looks to me like the best program, but it's a four-year program in a town I've never been to. SIUC is close by where I now live, but I don't much like the town of Carbondale. Maryland (who hasn't yet said anything about funding) is basically in Washington D.C., a town I'm not real excited about living in either.
I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and go to Arkansas. I figure that if it turns out to completely suck after the first year I can re-apply to some 2 year programs, and no huge harm done.
Thoughts on SIUC vs. Maryland vs. Arkansas?