To Ben, it was everything he thought a university campus should be. The classic gothic architecture of its stone buildings conveyed the sense of history, seriousness, and intellectual fortitude found at universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. There was no question in his mind that he would apply and be accepted.
Ben had always been a very serious student. He didn’t have many friends and his social life was nonexistent. Who had time for friends and girls when there was so much yet to learn?
His parents had hoped Ben might choose a less academically rigorous university so that he might be able to find more balance in his life, but Ben would not have it. He didn’t want anything to stand in the way of his learning.
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