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I got into Grad schooool!
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12 Mar 2010, 17:43
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Helloo everyone!

So, I need help from all of you lovely Bloopies.
I recently got into graduate school and I'm having a really tough time figuring out where I want to go. This is where y'all come in!

If you have been or know anything about the following cities, tell me as much as you know, how much you love it or hate it, is it a liberal environment, good schools (i'm going for guidance counseling) - or anything else you want to contribute! are the schools/areas.

University of Iowa at Iowa City, IA
University of Vermont at Burlington, VT
Penn State University at State College, PA

Any help would be really awesome! Thanks a bunch everyone!
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12 Mar 2010, 19:06
Jessica [Private]
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I don't know too much about VT or PA, but I know IA is a little boring (IMO.) I go there every now and then, and I think it's a drag.

Personally I'd pick Penn State. I think it's a little more established as it's been around longer. (I think anyhow.)
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13 Mar 2010, 16:20
Acid Fairy
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17 Mar 2010, 03:01
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penn state = party school
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17 Mar 2010, 23:51
avoir la foi
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I think you're going to get good and bad with any campus. I know State College is definitely a party town. Every single person I know that went to Penn State LOVED it there, though.
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12 Mar 2010, 19:24
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i actually used to live really close to PSU and i have a few friends that go there. i know there are always tons of parties everywhere [the town is basically always drunk.] but i've always heard good things about the school in general. i can talk to my cousin and then post his reply on here if that would help you. i think he might be some sort of finance major. personally, i love state. i like the diversity and pennsylvania is beautiful.
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12 Mar 2010, 20:04
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The University of Iowa is world renowned for their English Department. Nobody in the entire world offers an English program like theirs--And while I know this doesn't directly apply to you, the name is so well known and (I'm assuming) their other programs are so established, that having a degree from them would look really, really prestigious.
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13 Mar 2010, 06:25
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I don't know too much about state college, PA, but I am from Pittsburgh, PA and I know that we are a blue state. and yeah, it's kind of a party atmosphere. I would pick Penn State because it's the only one I've heard of on here, and I live in PA. so duuuuuuh NO BRAINER.
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14 Mar 2010, 15:31
Let It Be
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I haven't been to VT, but I live a few states over, and as far as I've heard it's fairly similar to here. So, very cold and snowy winters, fairly liberal environment, probably a fair about of hippies and tree huggers :) (and lots of trees too!). I know some parts of the state are pretty backwoods, but Burlington is more "city"-esque (I use the term lightly, I haven't been there like I said so I really can't be sure how urban/rural it is, but I do know it's considered a city :-p). New England has pretty friendly people, I probably wouldn't want to move too far from the north east, a lot of people just like the vibe up here. It's probably the school I'd pick, but that's because it would be close to home for me. Congrats and good luck with your decision!!
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16 Mar 2010, 20:13
♥ jes
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I used to live in Iowa, & I've heard GREAT things about their schools. Iowa City isn't small, so I'm sure there's plenty to do around there. The winters suck, though.
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18 Mar 2010, 05:55
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You're amazing.

I wish I could help you with your decision, but I don't know anything about these schools :p
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19 Mar 2010, 04:27
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My vote is for Vermont, because it's the closest city to me. Really unhelpful, I know.
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19 Mar 2010, 04:28
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and by city, I meant state.
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