spongebob_sq said:I am particularly interested in the pros and cons of the Syracuse area. Is there a lot to do there in terms of nightlife, etc.?
I'll be attending Upstate in the fall. First of all, being from upstate NY and frequently visiting big cities, I'll try not to be biased here. Syracuse is a nice, medium sized city with plenty to do. In the summer there are a ton of golf courses, lakes, mountains, and whatever else you want to do outside. In the winter, their are numerous ski resorts around that offer great skiing at good prices. Also, you have to consider the fact that SU is right across the street. This means great athletic events and an even larger student population, including grad students and law students. Students from LeMoyne, OCC, Cortland, and other schools also go out in Syracuse. As far as night life goes, armory square is a nice area with charm and plenty of bars, most of which have little resemblence to your typical college bar. And, if you're into gambling, Turning Stone Casino is about 25 minutes away.spongebob_sq said:only went there for my interview, so I din't see much of the town. I was hoping there was more. I'm not a big fan of cow tipping. This may be another stupid question but bear with me. Are there any other decent sized cities nearby?