A letter from "No longer waiting, just trying to move on in Philly"...
I e-mailed you sometime ago about the atrociously long waiting list I was on for a few schools. Well, I did want to let you know that I was "called up" from the waiting list and I now have three eclectic universities to choose from. They are-San Diego State, San Jose State and Rosemont, a small private college in Philadelphia. Before I uproot my life (I plan on making a trip to California next week to check out housing options), I'm wondering if you are familiar with the reputations of these programs.
Believe me, I did a huge amount of research and I can spout statistics 'til the cows come home. I've spoken with faculty and even tried to round up some current students by e-mail. I am leaning towards San Diego, because it is so eclectic (and one of the writing samples I submitted was erotica) and Harold Jaffe is an instructor there and is considered "avant garde".
Philly, I really don't know enough to point you in any particular direction. I'm going to put a clamp on my man-facting.
Does anyone out there have insights into San Jose State, San Diego State, or Rosemont?