From the city to the woods
On transferring to Marlboro
I came from a large, urban university, where it just felt like high school again. Schools like that are geared towards US News Report rankings and checklists of “things you should be achieving.” I always resented that. I wanted a place that encouraged an exploration of yourself and your ideas in a freer way, in a more organic way. The admissions office at Marlboro was very honest. They didn’t use buzzwords like other places. There is openness here. The location also sold me. Vermont: trees, woods, rivers.