We both laughed and then gave some of the most corny but honest answers we could come up with.
For me, I knew St. Mike's was the school for me after my first tour. It was the summer before my senior year of high school and up until then I had my heart set on a big school in Boston. I wasn't exactly sure of what to look for in college, I just knew that Boston was a great city and this was a great school I was looking at.
But then I toured St. Mike's and realized I had it all wrong. I wanted a small school, a community, a second home. I wanted professors to know my name. I wanted to live near all my friends and have a place to call my own. The second I stepped foot on this campus I knew that this was what I really wanted all along.So thank you, mother of accepted student, for having me reflect on why I truly love this school and why it was set so far apart from all the other schools I applied to.