Our 2nd College visit today took us to Richard Stockton State College in New Jersey.
It was an easy ride straight down the GSP and we arrived in plenty of time.
The campus was massive… compared to Chestnut Hill.
The main building.. BIG and NEW compared to Chestnut Hills OLD and SMALL… Within 10 mins I told myself I must NOT continue to compare this school to Chestnut Hill they are in completely different categories. Which was when I realised that choosing a College/University would be no easy task for me let alone my 16-year-old teen.
I really could only ever compare this school to another State school and I am sure compared with another state school it is very nice.
It was very nice if you like that kind of thing… What I am trying to say is… The main building is NEW brand spanking shiny gleaming NEW! When we first arrived and got out the car the new concrete with the sun reflection burned my eyes!
The shiny walls and floor were…. SHINY.
The main building had a fireplace and the bookstore had a water fall wall… I mean this place was like a fancy hotel….
We all gathered in the NEW Theater and had a very non nondescript info session that lasted about 20 minutes. After this info session I knew how much it was going to cost, what GPA, Class Rank and SAT Average were required and how proud they were off the new building we were in.
If this was the end of the session…. a big fat thumbs down from us. It was as if my son would be a Number, if of course his Numbers were good enough!
New is not what I require…. Fancy eatery’s are NOT what I require. I want my son to be someone at college and not lost in the system as I feel he has been so far.
So far I prefer OLD with Character… Chestnut Hill.
The 2nd part of this info and campus tour was conducted by a Student Admissions Ambassador by the name of Dan Pettraluzzi, I hope I am spelling that correct, he had mentioned during the tour how most people get it wrong!
If it was not for this well-informed, enthusiastic young man I would NEVER even consider this school.
He told us everything you could possibly need to know, and more. An excellent tour of the campus, NEW and OLD. As I was wondering the OLD parts where the classrooms are I was reminded of a Hospital and wondered if Luke would really like it. Just like a hospital is split into wings.. A-H I think. Little Coffee places here and there to refuel as you go about your day.
On our way back Luke and I decided we were going to have to Rank the college’s as we see them to make it easy the more we see.
- Chestnut Hill, PA
- Richard Stockton NJ
I do not know if Luke intends to apply to Richard Stockton and will ask him in a few days. I am sure it will be a good State option if no scholarship moneys or aid is offered anywhere else. We could maybe afford this with a In-state fee of $11,000 per year plus Board.
I feel quite sad about that statement, but I am an honest blogger and will not delete it.
Now I am really panicking that we saw the best one first! Will anything else compare to Chestnut Hill College?