Creative Writing passer here, having a little fork-road dilemma.
I received a call from an Ateneo representative a few nights back, inviting me to an open house. I desperately wanted to go, but I had commitments to my current school on the same day, so, unfortunately, I missed it. I was hoping I could have used that open house to get a feel of the university, try to see myself stuck in there for four long years.
See, as of now, I have two options. One is Ateneo, and the other, UP. Both seem to be great options, academics-wise. I'm just having a problem choosing which one to go for (read: which environment I think I'll survive better in). I don't really trust the exaggerated stereotypes (that Ateneans are rich snobs and the kids over at UP are frighteningly liberated radicals), and my ACET and UPCAT days were such a daze that don't give me much to rely on (except that both schools are ridiculously huge), so I have no idea how to pick between the two.
I guess I just wanna hear from you guys how the environment is over at the(?)* Ateneo. It'd be a lot of help. Thanks.
*I've read "Ateneo" preceded by "the" somewhere. Or on several somewheres. Is that how it's supposed to be said? It feels so formal on my tongue. I apologize if I'm being disrespectful in any way, or if I got it wrong.