Posted by Dee Calarco on May 09, 2003 at 14:24:34:
In Reply to: Re: architecture school choice posted by Steve Glykofridis on April 30, 2003 at 00:32:31:
I don't think that anyone who has posted so far has been familiar with U of D. I'm from the area, and I have an architecture degree from the University of Michigan (ended up as an engineer, though). The University of Detroit has an architecture school that's well respected locally, and so does LTU (Lawrence Tech). You can get a great education at either school.
If I were you, I'd visit all three schools and talk with faculty, students, and alumni before making up my mind. Ask about the program and about the culture and try to find out which school is the best fit for your interests and personality. Maybe one school will stand out, and it might even be U of D. The cheapest choice isn't necessarily the poorest. Just because a school is more expensive, further from home, or more famous, it doesn't mean it's better. If you can't find a good reason to spend the extra money, don't do it. It does have to be paid off, and young architects are not well paid and have poor job security, as someone mentioned. Also, you don't want to be stressed out about money while you're in school.
But, if after visiting all three schools, one of the others really calls to you, don't choose U of D just because you think you should try to save money.
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