About to see Andrea Gibson! Ahhhh!
I really like how connected I feel to the city. The campus is integrated pretty seamlessly with Lincoln Park, and the UPASS you receive allows you to explore everything Chicago has to offer. I love the flexibility I have within my majors, and my small classes that are taught by passionate professors. I love the visitors we are able to bring to the school. I love that I am able to balance vigorously academic courses and creative courses, and that I’m able to mingle and collaborate with people from all different areas of study.
I don’t really like the quarter system here, as the 6 week winter break is too long to enjoy and too short to get a good holiday job. The ten-week quarter doesn’t allow professors to get too in-depth with any particular readings or ideas either. I don’t like that the school isn’t as diverse as they advertise. And the cost of living in Chicago is generally pretty high. But I feel like all the cultural benefits and internship opportunities outweigh most of the negatives.