“I’m in”

Senior Emily Neil will attend Penn State University after graduating high school. In this senior special blog, Neil shares why college doesn’t intimidate her and what about PSU interests her.


Emily Neil

Senior Emily Neil will attend Penn State University in Altoona for two years and then will attend the main campus for the following two years. Neil is undecided on her major.

Q: Why did you choose to go to Penn State University?

A: It’s close to home, so it lets me save money. 


Q: What are you majoring in or planning on studying at PSU?

A: [I’m] undecided.


Q: What excites you the most about college?

A: [To have] more freedom [with] like the class schedules.


Q: Is there anything about college that intimidates you?

A: Not really…most of my close friends are going there too, so we’ll be going through it together.


Q: What other colleges were you looking at as other options?

A: I thought about Westchester for a while. 


Q: Why did you think this college was the choice for you? What about the school interested you?

A: I like how I can save money and still go to a very well known college. I was most interested by the two and two option because I get to save money for two years and then get to have more of a college experience the next two years. 


Q: How do you feel about senior year ending so soon?

A:  It feels weird, but I’m ready to move on.


Q: What do you think will be the biggest difference between high school and college?

A: I think the largest difference would be not having the same kids around me that I’ve known for so long.