Decision Day: Kilee Picks Her College

The poster Kilee received from her future university

The poster Kilee received from her future university

After thinking for months about my college decision, I finally have made my mind up. I applied to six total schools: Miami University of Ohio, Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, New York University, Columbia University and Duke University.

Of these six schools, I was accepted to three, those being Xavier, UC and Miami. Unfortunately, I was not accepted to NYU, Columbia or Duke. I had planned to base my decision on whether or not I was accepted to two of those schools: NYU and Columbia.

Ever since I can remember thinking about college, I have wanted to go somewhere in New York City. I visited there when I was in junior high and I fell in love with the city life. I knew I would be able to make a decision to stay there when I go to college. Over this past Christmas break, I visited NYU and I fell in love even more. I loved the way the school was set up, and just thinking about attending college there made me feel like I was doing big things with my life.

Recently I found out that I was not accepted to NYU or Columbia. I was disappointed; I so badly wanted to experience life in a big city, rather than staying close to a small town in Ohio. At first, I didn’t even think about the other schools that I already had been accepted to. After I realized that being in NYC wasn’t the most important thing in my life, I finally could make a decision. In most ways, me not being accepted to those schools is a good thing. I realized that I have so much that I would lose if I went that far away from home.

After doing a lot of thinking by myself and with my family, I have made a decision. Finally, I will have answers for people who ask me where I’m attending college. It had gotten so frustrating when people asked me where I’m going to college, because for the longest time I didn’t know. I was so lost on my decision until recently, but my friends have known for sure where they are going for months. It made me feel like a slacker compared to them. I just wanted the decision to be easy, and now it can be.

I am proud to say I will be attending Xavier University in the fall. I am excited to be going somewhere not too far from home, but far enough that I’m in a completely different setting. I can’t wait to start my college journey at Xavier this fall, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself that I finally have made a decision.