6. Instead of the standard form letter, the school sent a postcard inviting him to a brunch. He didn’t go, but he was seriously tempted.
5. His father went there. Of course, his father went for the sports, but it’s enough to make things a little more pleasant at home.
4. It gave him a fairly decent scholarship, enough so that he can go without feeling guilty about it.
3. The school mascot is a platypus.
2. The main campus is close enough so that he can go home for the weekends, but far enough so that he can’t be expected to.
1. Gabe was going.