Name: Lexi Chitwood
Course of Study: Graphic design major, art minor/English minor with a writing concentration
Why did you choose Edgewood College?
I chose to attend Edgewood College because of the small, welcoming campus. I wanted to feel comfortable approaching professors and classmates, and Edgewood College allows that. I also believe that a liberal arts education is extremely valuable, as it builds a diverse range of skills.
How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
Without financial aid, there is no way I would be able to attend Edgewood College, or any other school for that matter. Financial aid and the various grants I received, including the Wisconsin Grant, made college possible for me.
Did receiving financial aid impact your decision to attend Edgewood College?
As a private institution, Edgewood College is expensive. However, the financial aid that I received brought the cost to be around the same as a state/public university.
What will a college degree mean to you?
To me, a college degree is preparation for my future. It is something that will aid me in achieving my personal and professional goals.
Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
I didn’t expect to learn about so many cultures so quickly. I’ve taken courses that focused on literature from around the world and a tap dancing class that explores the African and Irish roots of the art. I’m even a member of the Asian Student Association. It was surprising to me how many opportunities there are to learn about different cultures, without ever having to leave campus.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to earn a job in the design field.