After an eventful trip to Chicago, I’ve come to a brief stop in the middle of nowhere for a family reunion. I sought out to find a college that fit ‘me’ while here and I believe that I found that college. DePaul University, it’s campus, student body, programs, and sports program all enveloped my mind. I instantly fell in love with the urban campus, it’s architecture, and students walking around. You could tell from the faces of soon-to-be grads as well as undergraduates that they were here for similar reasons as I want to be: Freedom.
I believe in that the right college will somehow ‘find’ its way into your heart and so DePaul did. I know that 45 Grand is a lot to shell out for college but you can’t put a price on opportunity. I also strongly believe one should go to where it makes them most happy and Chicago is that hook for me. I encourage anyone looking for a gay-friendly, urban-campus, as well as opportunity to look into DePaul or it’s surrounded counter-parts, such as Loyola.
One thing I really was impressed with was the amount of diversity in culture not only around the campus but city-wide. There’s nothing you can’t find in the city that doesn’t fit you. Anyway, this visit was successful times 1000. I look forward to finishing up my Senior year of High School and getting away from this hell-hole I call home.