Posted by Steve Glykofridis on April 30, 2003 at 00:32:31:
In Reply to: architecture school choice posted by Eric on April 28, 2003 at 04:29:39:
i understand where your coming from when trying to choose a school of architecture. I myself am in the same position looking for a graduate program to attend. I had graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago this past December. I managed to squeeze by with only a 5,000 dollar debt to manage. Financial Aid took care of a lot of it at UIC. I would recommend looking into UIC as a school for undergraduate studies. It doesnt cost as much as other schools of architecture...your surrounded by architecture in downtown chicago where the school is located...and the school itself connects with the architectural community both in Chicago and from all over the world.
I enjoyed my stay there...everything was really fast paced...the faculty was helpful at times...but really much of what you will learn at any architecture school will be on your own...where many other feilds you grasp much more from the professors...architecture is much more about experimenting with your own thoughts...
I would like to consider going to another school for my masters degree, rather than just go back to UIC for my masters...it looks better on your resume, plus you yourself get to experience first hand how other regions of the country feel about Architecture when you attend a different school. If anyone has any information on UCLA please pass it on.
Good Luck Eric
(any other questions on UIC, i would be glad to help out)
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