I'm a returning college student (I'm 26) and have an address that reflects my current status as a student. I've been kind of nervous about the query letters I've been sending because I don't want to draw the impression about being grouped in the standard demograph for college students. How much focus is given to the address (or does it matter as long as there's a SASE?) Is this valid or am I just being paranoid?
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Well, unless your campus mail situtation is better than when Miss Snark was bicycling around The Quad and majoring in poodle paleontology, you'd do well to get an off campus mail drop or a real post office box for your SASEs. Post office box rentals for the letter size are pretty inexpensive and worth the investment.
To answer the question though: no, it doesn't matter. I never look at the address on the envelope, and I don't attach any meaning to a college address. Unless of course it's the Ringling Brothers Clown College in Florida. Then I send my answer in invisible ink.