after getting into a lot of “good” schools such as
Chapel Hill and College Park, I decided to come to
Salisbury because of my financial situation. The city is
not that safe. Still safer than Baltimore City (my home).
Beach isn't *that* close. Parties blow, cops are obsessed
with getting students in trouble instead of fixing real crime
problems in the city. Salisbury is a depressed southern-style town,
similar to Petersburg, VA or Dover, DE (if you know
what those are like).
Academics are great though.
Well for a few majors. The geography, nursing, education
and business departments, Salisbury is excellent academically. The geography
department is very challenging. The professors really work to
get you to a new level. About 1/3 of
undergraduates in geography go on to master's school, same with
business. Although there are other brilliant professors in political science,
math, psychology, biology and computer science, the programs kinda suck.
Overall, the classes in the good programs are excellent,
while classes in the less amazing programs are way too
easy. I never studied for a bio or history test
and got an A in the class.
So if you
are content being a happy person in a small town,
go here. If you are a liberal all-about-an-expensive-education type, well
go to College Park. Just a note; the acceptance
rate and average incoming GPAs are exactly the same as
College Park. I'm doing some much higher learning than
some of my friends at Frostburg, UMBC, UMES and especially
Want a crummy education in a dangerous mediocre
town? Go to Towson.
Want a research-based education in a
huge school? Go to College Park.
Want a great education
in a small city that's far enough away from home
to not go back? Salisbury.