I am seriously one of those seniors who has been talking about how much he is going to miss CSU once he graduates. In years past, I always looked at those kinds of people as if they were just milking their status to get some attention. Sure enough, now that I’m in the same position I am now doing the same thing.
It’s because I discovered that part of senioritis is this weird symptom where you don’t want to leave your university. Amongst the passion for future ventures and excitement for a professional lifestyle, is a bit of sorrow knowing that this will soon be over.
In light of my developing feelings, I really wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to fully express to my audience exactly why it is that I chose to attend and stay at Colorado State University.
To Keep It Short
I graduated valedictorian in my class. With a solid GPA and a great deal of self-efficacy and confidence in my intellectual abilities, I knew that college would be a manageable experience for me. However, I had absolutely no desire to continue school, due in large part to teenager naïveté and burn out from being such an over-achiever (which I still am, old habits die hard).
But I think what really did it for me were the two visits that I made to CSU and Fort Collins during my senior year. I hadn’t even heard of CSU until we had planned to visit, and I must say that it was a pleasant surprise. On both occasions the weather was cool, but the campus was green and beautiful as it is known to be. The student ambassador who gave us a tour of the campus was so chill and friendly; interesting how I end up working with those individuals at my Admissions job.
In addition, I had gotten to eat the dorm food, which was actually really good to me. This is significant because food is valuable to me, so getting to sample the food I’d be eating for my first year in college was very helpful. Also, the people were all friendly for the most part; we enjoyed spending an afternoon in Old Town, getting the feel of the Fort Collins culture. And I think what put the cherry on top of the visits was the trip to Horestooth. There’s just something about knowing that there are awesome areas for you to explore that makes CSU sound and feel even better.
When it comes to picking colleges, you just gotta get informed, get a peek, and make a choice. Also, the fact that I pretty much had my first year paid for at CSU didn’t hurt my decision either. There are a number of factors that come into play, and it can be overwhelming trying to put everything in its proper place.
That’s why I’m glad it was all so easy with CSU. A refreshing environment to inhabit, a campus full of community and positivity, and an amazing four year experience that I will never forget. Seems like a no-brainer to me. ;D