So, as college decision deadline approaches (May 1?), I'm finding myself confronted with a problem. So far, I applied to University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin (@ Madison), and University of Illinois, and was accepted into all three without much of a problem. I applied as an English major (but might double major in bio as well, we'll see). My problem is that I'm really not sure about which college to pick and there's some conflicting issues surrounding that.
First, my parents are pressuring me into going to University of Iowa because I qualified for the honors program there and a $7000 scholarship. Obviously, money is a concern and Iowa and Illinois are somewhat cheaper than Madison (because Madison tends to be stingy on scholarship offers for non Wis/Minnesota residents- I hate living in Illinois). I really, really liked the Madison compus, though, and it's got great science programs and an english department.
My biggest issue, though, is the strength of the English departments at the three schools. I'm getting a lot of conflicting results whenever I try to look them up. I know Iowa has a really, really good graduate degree program for English, but I'm not at that point yet, and while I've heard that the undergraduate program is pretty good as well, it's hard to tell how it is in comparison with my other two choices since they seem to rank pretty well too.
I know this isn't really a site with loads of non-math and science majors, but does anyone have any experience/opinions on the English departments at those schools?
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