Some of you who read this blog are probably prospective freshmen who are looking at tons of different colleges right now. Three years ago I was in your place….so I will tell you a little bit about what that was like.
During my college search process, I limited myself to only looking at schools in Indiana for numerous reasons.
- It was easier….
- I’m from southern Indiana, and I love the Midwest more than anything.
- I didn’t want to be too far from home.
- I was hoping for certain scholarships that I could only use in Indiana…and I didn’t want to fall in love with a school somewhere else.
The summer before my senior year, I visited Butler….and….dare I say it….I didn’t like it. It wasn’t the school, the tour, or the people…it just didn’t feel right. I was completely sold on another school at that point…and I think that I just wasn’t open-minded at all about the whole process. But, a month later, I visited that other school….and just decided on a whim that it wasn’t the school for me. (As I’m sure you can tell, I had a very detailed thought process with this.) So then I decided to give Butler a second chance….and it came back swinging pretty quickly. I creeped on the blogs, on the website, and especially on the College of Business…because I had also just changed my mind in regards to a major.
I didn’t visit Butler again until January of my senior year, when I attended Butler Business Scholars. This is a program put on by the College of Business where they invite high school seniors to come to Butler and interview for scholarships. During that weekend, even though the campus was covered in snow, I completely fell in love, as did my Mom. I wasn’t with her for most of the time, because there was a part of the program for students and a separate one for parents, but as soon as I saw her afterward, she told me that I HAD to go to Butler. From that point on I was sold…and I have loved Butler ever since!
So, if you are a prospective freshman…and you haven’t visited Butler yet…go to this website and check out all of the opportunities that you have to see campus. Just a hint from an insider….come right now…because campus is absolutely BEAUTIFUL in the fall, and right now the weather is rather perfect. If you are a junior or younger, then you can come in the spring too, because that is my other favorite time on campus. Not that the winter or summer isn’t that pretty, because it totally is. It is just that Indiana in the winter or the summer isn’t always pleasant, especially if you don’t enjoy freezing or sweating the whole time. To encourage you to come to campus now, before we loose all of the leaves…here are some pictures I took last weekend while showing my friend Alison around campus.
Walking from the Pharmacy Building to Robertson Hall....
Robertson Hall....or the trees in front of it...
The area in between all the academic buildings....