it comes to the education I got, I'm content. I
graduated from the Newhouse School and people are always telling
me what a great school that is. However, I had
a really really really hard time finding friends at Syracuse.
I'm from the midwest and found the attitude of students
very disheartening. Rude, snobby and spoiled. Many girls walking around
with Daddy's credit card and buying $200 jeans and designer
bags every week. Not my style. I finally found a
great group of people my LAST semester of my LAST
year (go figure). I had spent 3.5 years trying to
get along with people that weren't my type. So my
advice would be to find people who really represent you
and your values. Don't try to be fake friends just
to have some.
The campus is beautiful and that
was one of my favorite parts. However, it's sad how
unattached the university is with the surrounding area. most of
syracuse could really use help and benefit from university programs
working with local businesses and volunteering. I did some volunteer
work my sophomore year and would suggest it to any
studet. makes you feel great and you really get to
know the community. I really notice that now, since i
am in a graduate advertising school that is in the
middle of a city and very invo9vled with the community.
Upstate New York is beautiful. Don't forget to explore the
Finger Lakes Region and stuff. I didn't get around to
that until my last semester as well. Syracuse also has
a great study abroad program. I studied in Australia and
had the time of my life.
However, once again, the
student body leaves a lot to be desired. I'm not
into athletics, so i never went to a single sporting
event. Pretty rare for Syracuse students.
Anyway, Newhouse is
a great school. But I would not have attended Syracuse
had I not been accepted into Newhouse's advertising program. It
was a trade off. Great school and great campus in
exchange for spoiled, rude, rich kids. And a LOT of
racial segregation which sucked to see. It would have been
nice to have seen more students of different racese hanging
out and stuff.