CobraRose 4 / 6 Dec 28, 2009 #1SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SHORT ANSWER #1.I am uncertain about how I should answer these short answer questions, in a creative way ( my strong suit) or straight forward. This is a pretty basic response, I am not very confident about it, but I do not have much time to keep revising for the application is due on January 1st.Any comments/advice is greatly appreciated!!Thank you!!Who or what has influenced you to attend Syracuse University#1. I have lived in Chicago for the past 17 years, and for those 17 years I have always felt that myheart truly lies on the East Coast.From the assortment of colorful leaves, to a hearty Fenwaybrat, I long for a little East Coast in my life. I have finally reached the point in my life where I can decidewhere I would like to spend the next four years.The East Coast is the obvious generalvincinity I am headed towards. The next decision I get to make is choosing what University or College I would like to attend.After countless college visits, mounds of magazines and pamphlets, and hours upon days spent on University websites,I have finally come to a consensus. The answer is Syracuse University. The great locationis not the only factor that has influenced my decision. Syracuse is an academically prestegous Univeristywhere I can put forth my best abilities and truly strive. My passion lies inJournalism and Communications, and Syracuse Univeristy is the ideal place for me to further my studies in that field.I would have the opportunity to study and learn while using the materials that the campus and the renound S.I Newhouse of PublicCommunications offer me. I am confident that Syracuse Univeristy can provide me with all of the tools that I needto further my education and career in Communications, while still acting as my new home.