Hi there. I have been in the college application process for a little while now, and right now I have two schools that I think are my favorite options right now. However, there are some major things I have to consider when picking one, and I honestly am freaking out about which one to pick. I understand that you shouldn't choose a school because you want to play a sport, for example, but it is something I am truly passionate about and would love to play for a competitive team and one that would have decent equipment and college baseball experience.
The first I am interested in is Drexel. I recently went to the open house there, and I loved it. Being from Philadelphia, I am familiar and love the area, the dorms are great, the environment and people are great. I would major in Sport Management, and the 3 year co-op option would give 18 months of work experience in the field, which is unbelievable for resumes I would assume in our economy today.
However, they do not have a varsity baseball team. They only have club, and this is why I am torn. Based on only a few photos, it seems that it is not very organized, not very "legit." It doesn't look like I'd get a good baseball experience out of it, but otherwise Drexel is fantastic.
On the other hand, I could go to Franklin and Marshall. My brother goes there right now, so I have been there quite often, and I love the campus. It is a much smaller school in comparison, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. They have a "legit" D3 baseball team, fit with a solid field, equipment, and serious players and coaches. However, not only do they not have sport management, but they would not be able to offer me anything even close to the co-op preparation that Drexel would give me.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Outside of baseball, I think I'd definitely choose Drexel, but I absolutely love to play baseball, and want the college baseball experience extremely badly.