When I was applying for college, my main priority was going away. At first I did not care how far it was, as long as it was far. I was having a rough time at home and I just wanted to get away from my mom and be on my own. She eventually got sick and I felt bad for wanting to go so far away for school. So I looked for something that was closer to home but was also still at a distance because I still wanted to get “the away experience” of college.
Besides distance, I had to think about money and going away was expensive. I could not really pay for college or my mom. So my high school counselor told me about how SUNY schools offer great education at a more affordable price. I looked into the SUNY schools and I chose UAlbany.
I chose it out of all the SUNY schools because it was not that far and it has so many different academic studies that I could choose to major in. I came to visit during my senior year and I found the campus to be so cozy and small in a way but yet big. I just fell in love with the school and knew this was where I belonged.