Close a door, open a door

Rejected: Columbia College, Johns Hopkins University.
Accepted: SUNY Binghamton, Boston University.
Waiting on (but is more or less in the bag): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

I’ve said that I would be happy no matter where I got into, and that statement has held true. Unless RPI is willing to give me a full scholarship and a pet bunny, I will most likely attend Boston University. So I’ll be seeing Kate among other *ahem* people.

I still consider RPI a very good school, but I’m just not sure whether I’d like its strong science/engineering focus. I still plan to major in computer science, and I do love computers, but I’m not always sure I have the skills to pursue it as a career. I’ll definitely want to try other courses in college like psychology and maybe economics. RPI may be able to provide a better focus on computer science, but there’s still some part of me that hesitates, and I’d rather keep my options open.

I really doubt I’ll be talking much more about college now that this has been settled. The only things left to do are try to increase the drop in the bucket that is my financial aid package, and get a laptop. I’m looking for long battery life and feather-light, since I like dependability and I’m a weakling. The ThinkPad X60 seems great then, and at a decent price for an ultraportable if I only upgrade the RAM and battery off of the base package. It may look generic, but if anything, it’ll just make it a less tempting target to steal.

But I’m still bringing my desktop computer. A growing boy needs his games.

10 comments on Close a door, open a door

  1. 😀 !
    I’ve been watching your RSS feed every day and now it’s finally paid off… But congratulations are in order for your college acceptances! BU is awesome and so is Boston, actually. I know quite a few people who applied to RPI, too, but I personally prefer BU (then again I don’t plan on majoring in engineering or computer science, so what would I know…). Anyway, yay for you!

  2. thanks for the college updates, but i just wanted you to write something new in general 🙂

    glad you’re satisfied with what you got! i’m going to hunter honors and honestly, i’m still a little miffed. i feel that i could’ve done better, but who knows. we’ll see. if i feel really shitty and negative about the entire experience, i can always transfer… (already feels lazy)

    econ? even after waxman? good for you 😀

  3. because we all know computer games beget growth spurts…. 🙂

    so we didn’t even have to apply to the same schools to end up in the same area! hooray! 😀

  4. Sorry to hear that Steven. A friend of mine just got into RPI.

    Here is a quick list of colleges I have been accepted and denied by
    Rejected: Vanderbilt University, RPI, Universtiy at Buffalo, Stony Brook
    Accepted: Rochester Institute of Technology, Polytechnic University

    See I’m sorta like you. Got 2 acceptance, and a set of rejections. But the only problem is that your 50 times smarter than me.

  5. Meepness! I didn’t check for a while, and, huzzah! a post!

    Are you going to be vising BU for a prefrosh weekend of some sort in the near future? Mer.

    Otherwise, yayfor a StevenLi in the area! *has been seriously pised that noone she actually knows applied/got in so far, only random people that she-kind-of-heard-of-but-wouldn’t-know variety.*

    Off to do physics. Huzzah.

      1. Ah, man… Couldn’t he tell me earlier? I am going home at 7am tomorrow- would have bugged him today if I knew. Grr.

        1. We kinda kept to ourselves, anyway. It wasn’t an orientation, but rather an open house. There’s a 3 day orientation in a few months…I’ll definitely let you know so we can meet up 😀 .

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