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Old 12-01-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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You may remember me from back in August... I was looking at what universities I should apply to for my year abroad. I have to decide now between Indiana Bloomington, Marquette, UTenn Knox or Kansas after being accepted to all of them!!.

My criteria is:

- Good for American Studies and History
- Typical US college experience, however, not a total party school
- Not dominated by Greek life
- Easy to travel around the campus and town for someone without a car
- Not many international students
- Not a school that is overwhelmingly large student population

Could you advise me?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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Indiana University - Bloomington campus is big but easy to navigate around with the bus system which is great and efficient to go around town not just campus, there is a big but not overwhelmingly international student population, its a great school give it a shot
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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Have you visited any of these schools? Is cost a concern? Your out of state schools are going to cost as much as a private school. If you are waiting on financial aid, that might make your decision for you. If you have not visited, I would suggest doing so. You will get a feel for the campus, get a chance to talk to profs in your intended major and see what campus life is like.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Visit them of course. You should absolutely not decide to attend ANYWHERE without visiting them.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Have you visited any of these schools? Is cost a concern? Your out of state schools are going to cost as much as a private school. If you are waiting on financial aid, that might make your decision for you. If you have not visited, I would suggest doing so. You will get a feel for the campus, get a chance to talk to profs in your intended major and see what campus life is like.
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Visit them of course. You should absolutely not decide to attend ANYWHERE without visiting them.
I can't visit them. I am not in the U.S. and going to all my options would be costly.

I am looking for somewhere on the cheaper/mid-range side. Under $13,000.

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Old 12-02-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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I can't visit them. I am not in the U.S. and going to all my options would be costly.

I am looking for somewhere on the cheaper/mid-range side. Under $13,000.

Good luck with that....it's hard enough to find that with in-state costs let alone out of the country costs....out of state costs are going to be more in the 40,000 range...
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Yeah, I don't see that as possible unless you're an in state student. Even then, with fees, etc I'm not sure how possible that is.

It really isn't a good idea to go to school some place you haven't visited. The price of a short whirlwind trip is going to be less than a year's tuition and you don't want to pick wrong. That would be very costly.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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I am doing a YEAR ABROAD. I am not going to be study there permanently. All I have to pay for on my YEAR ABROAD/STUDENT EXCHANGE is room and board
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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Nobody visits their study abroad location first. Who can afford that?

OP, I'd go with Indiana Bloomington. I think it's as quintisential "American" as you are going to get plus you won't need a car. It's got the sports, the frats, the midwestern students, but people still actually study. LOL
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Nobody visits their study abroad location first. Who can afford that?

OP, I'd go with Indiana Bloomington. I think it's as quintisential "American" as you are going to get plus you won't need a car. It's got the sports, the frats, the midwestern students, but people still actually study. LOL

I didn't see the year abroad part.

I'd do Indiana as well, but if he wants to avoid the partying and frats, it isn't the best bet.

A year in B10 country though is a treat, even if it is Indiana (that is the only liveable place in IN).
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