To many high school students, college seems like a far away land, a mysterious place where everyone wants to be yet not many know how to get there. As children, our parents tell us how much time we have to think about college, and that it is too far down the line to think about. The truth is it is never too early to think about your future. I, like many people, put little thought into my future career and now am lost in an unfortunate mix of indecision and anxiety. Not knowing where you want to be in the future is a hard burden to bear. Many of us tend to find out that we only know what we do not want, not what we actually do want. Do we want to be poor? Absolutely not. Do we want a boring job? Of course we don’t. We all want our
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Pitt’s average financial aid package is $12,172. Pitt requires one to take the SAT or ACT, and takes your highest score on the SAT. The criteria Pitt considers most important are one’s GPA, standardized test scores, and the level of difficulty of the high school classes taken (collegeboard.com University of Pittsburg). I am considering the University of Pittsburg because it is affordable, in Pennsylvania, and has a pharmacy school ranked in the top 15 nationally (rankingsandreviews.com). I was looking for a small school or a more local school, but the combination of affordability and academics Pitt offers is very intriguing. While at Pitt, I would like to major in chemistry and after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, enter into Pitt’s School of Pharmacy and pursue my Pharm.D, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree. I would then try to enter the workforce and find a job as a pharmacist.
Going to study at the University of Pittsburg might be an ideal situation for me. If I cannot handle leaving home, Wilkes University may also be a good choice. Wilkes also has a pharmacy school is ranked number 74 in the country (rankingandreviews.com) and is much closer to home. Wilkes is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and only has 2,211 undergraduates, fitting my desires of being a pharmacist, being close to home, and attending a smaller school. Wilkes also offers a two year prepharmacy program, allowing students to enter into pharmacy school after two years,