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4 Reasons I Moved Out of State For School

Posted by Sarah Botts '20

October 27, 2016

Category: Student Blogs


dorm.jpgWhy I decided that moving out of state was the best option for me.

  1. I needed to be more independent
    Growing up as an only child, my parents definitely had a tendency to baby me. Not to the point that I didn't know how to do laundry, or how to cook my own food, in fact, I was very adamantly independent. But I did take advantage of the fact that my parents would call and make doctors appointments, go to Walgreens and get my cold medicine, and help me budget money and time. I knew that I would not be able to truly become a functioning adult if I'd stayed close to home.

  2. I found a school I loved
    Coming from my home state of Alabama, I had lots of awesome choices of in-state schools to go to. I was looking at Montevallo, Birmingham-Southern, Alabama, Auburn and Troy. The only thing that was missing was the degree program I wanted to be in, which was music business. I got a full tuition scholarship at Troy, my father's alma mater, but then I got accepted to Catawba and my eyes opened to what could be. Catawba was exactly what I was looking for. I visited twice, and I felt at home, and that's something I couldn't say at Troy. I'm paying more to go to school up here, but it's totally worth it to me. I don't recommend paying more than you have to, but for me, it was the right decision...


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Sarah Botts is a member of the Class of 2020 at Catawba College.