If you are an urbanite like myself who enjoys the thrill and excitement of living in the city, yearns for a learning environment that is diverse, eclectic and fulfilling, then my suggestion would be for you to turn in an application at Georgia State University.
Here you will not only get to experience a far too rare learning atmosphere, but you will get it at more than half the price of private institutions. I am talking only a little over $2000 per/semester. Who couldn't pay for that?
There are so many programs and options for students that if you still just need to have a name brand school on your academic resume like let's say Emory, Agnes Scott or Morehouse, you can simply put in an application for transient student status or co-register at the list of schools offered while only being responsible for GSU's learning costs. Of course some rules apply, but in all it is an excellent opportunity to get the learning you need as well as the learning you want.
Lastly, despite the reasonable cost of attendance, GSU invests a bucket load of money in to its students, its facilities and faculty and that money goes a long way. For Georgia State's reputation goes without mention. Many big name institutions look favorably on GSU graduates and many of Georgia State's graduates go on to work for firms like the Atlanta Journal Constitution, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, state governments and the list goes on.
Then to top it all off, stationed in the heart of downtown Atlanta, you will be only minutes away from Lenox Mall, Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags, Wachovia Headquarters, CNN Headquarters, Buckhead, etc.
Well, I hope I did my job in selling Georgia State University to you and you will take my advice and to see the many things GSU can offer you for next to nothing. I can only say this because I am senior here at GSU and coming here has been the smartest academic move I've made in a long time.
So why not get the most out of your education?