A former student of mine was accepted at Rutgers University as an ED student. Contrary to my advice, they decided to enroll. Do not misunderstand, I love RU but this student, coming from a small, all girls catholic HS well, I was not sure she was ready for a large, co-ed campus. Within a week, she began returning home on Thursdays heading back to campus on Mondays in between crying most days and nights; no socialization. Feeling lonely and isolated, her grades dropped dramatically. At the end of the second semester, she returned home enrolling in a state college, commuting each day finishing three years later as an honor student, with friends and activities to match the experiences of her peers at RU. In the second school, she went for the better fit over the name and her grades left her completing her degree at the top of her class.
It is not often about where one attends college but rather, it is about what one makes of the experience and opportunities offered.
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