This past weekend my suite mate and I went up to Maryville, MO to visit our best friend from high school, as well as her suite mate’s roommate, at their school, Northwest Missouri State University. NWMSU is much larger than Fontbonne University, but the city of Maryville is much smaller than St. Louis. Each time I go up to NWMSU to visit my friend, I always have mixed emotions. Sometimes I wish I had chosen a larger school where the campus would be much larger, as well as number as students. They also have Greek life there, and I wonder if I would have chosen to be in a sorority if Fontbonne offered them. But then I also realize that being 6 hours away from home would be difficult, and that I do not do well in small towns because I get far too bored and like living in St. Louis.
When I really think about it, I am glad I chose Fontbonne. I have loved my first two years here and have made terrific friends! I actually know all of my teachers, and recognize the majority of the faces on campus. I am glad I chose a small school in a big city!