Besides the extra aid, this university was the right distance from my home. I knew that I wanted to go away to school and but I didn’t want to go too far away. Since Albany is only three hours from the City, I thought that it was perfect. The location was close enough to go home if I wanted, but far enough that my family wouldn’t dare come to visit too often. My last factor that sealed the deal in my choice was the environment and the culture of UAlbany.
After my first visit to UAlbany, I fell in love and UAlbany became my dream school. It is diverse and has a huge student body that I could easily fit into. In addition, UAlbany is well known for it's Business School and I learned that the accounting students are highly recruited for jobs upon graduation. As an accounting major, the idea of getting recruited upon graduation sounded great and getting a degree amongst a school of my peers sounded even better.
Upon receiving my acceptance letter, I was reassured that I was destined to go to UAlbany and after three years of attending this university I can confidently say that I made the right decision. I look forward to graduating from UAlbany. I would recommend to anyone that is applying to college to apply to your dream school, but also be realistic and choose a school you can afford, as well as a place that you see yourself growing personally, educationally, and socially.
UAlbany was affordable for me, had the major I wanted, had the environment and culture I needed, and was perfect in relation to distance. I am a satisfied UAlbany student and believe that when choosing your university or college you must be satisfied as well. Do not worry about the name of the school, but instead think of how the school will be an asset to you and guide you to who you’re trying to become.