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Packaging Science
Potomac MD

Decisions, Decisions

Emily O'Shaughnessy on Friday, 14 March 2014. Posted in Visiting RIT, Admissions Process, Athletics, Clubs, Life After RIT, Research, Residence Life, RIT Behind The Scenes, Student Life, Women at RIT

Almost exactly this time three years ago, I received my acceptance letter from RIT, and I couldn't have been more thrilled! Being from Maryland, most people are confused as to why I even know what RIT is, but little do they know it has been a part of my life practically forever. Both my parents attended RIT and actually met here as well! I was so sure that RIT was the place for me, so much so that I was ready to apply early decision. My parents didn't want me to limit my options, however, so they advised me to just wait and see how things went. So I did as they said, and waited to hear back from all of my schools before making a decision. I only applied to three other schools besides RIT, and by the time I really had to choose, I had narrowed it down to RIT and one other top contender. I couldn't really see myself in the south for school because upstate New York has always been my home away from home, and where I felt I belonged. RIT really stood out to me in comparison to all the other schools mostly because of the major I ended up choosing: Packaging Science. It is a very unique program and was only offered at a few schools in the nation at the time. No other school had a major that matched my preferences as perfectly as Packaging Science did at RIT; I would have been much more limited in my choices at another university. The student life, suburban location, Division 1 hockey team, close distance to family members, and size of RIT were all great aspects which sold me as well. 

I am happier than happy with my decision of attending RIT, and wouldn't change anything about it. I might be just a little biased, but RIT is the most amazing place to be; to meet friends you'll have for the rest of your life, to network and eventually make great connections all over the place, to have a great time in school while getting a great education, and so many other opportunities at the tip of each and every students' fingers!