my expectations were a little too high or perhaps I'm
just maladjusted, but during my first year I couldn't help
but feel like I wasn't getting all that I'd hoped
I would out of the college experience. For starters, you
will find that the reality of being stuck in the
middle of nowhere sets in pretty quickly. There just isn't
much to do here outside of going to class or
studying. The party scene is limited, and without connections to
the right people or a membership in a Greek organization,
you can expect to spend the majority of your weekends
sitting in your dorm room. Granted, there are always the
practically on campus bars, but you have to be 19
to get in and they're only fun if you like
the monotony of hot, sweaty, drunken dancing.
Speaking of monotony,
I can't think of a better adjective to apply to
the food than 'monotonous' (with the possible exception of 'repetitive').
Another small complaint of mine is that there is something
smug about the atmosphere at Geneseo. It's not the students
or the professors, and I may be alone in the
perception, but the school never tires of praising itself as
a “public Ivy”. The academics are good, but certainly not
that good, and the narcissism is annoying.
All of that
said, Geneseo is not without redeeming qualities. It has a
relatively nice campus, a lovely view overlooking the Genesee valley,
and good, albeit overrated, academics. The prospect of graduating without
a hundred of thousand dollars of debt is pretty nice
My final word: Go here to get to respectable
education at a very reasonable price, not to have the
time of your life. I don't hate it at Geneseo,
I just feel like I'm missing out on something.