What college do you go to, what do you study, and how is it effay?
De Anza Community College
because who gives a shit my family is already rich
Western New England University
Not very effay lol
my family is rich too but I went to Purdue to study mechanical engineering (it's not effay, at all, but overall enjoyed being there). I don't understand why being wealthy is an excuse to slack off, you can truly do what you love even if it doesn't pay well. So if you want to study literature or something that pays jack shit when you are done, you can!
I make 110,000 a year now as a mid-tier engineer, but it certainly doesn't explain my house and Range Rover. But when you tell people your an engineer and have nice stuff it kind of makes sense.
Paris X Nanterre
I am from a rich family too, but on my case it has only encouraged me to study more. While some of my friends have also chosen to slack off, I think being rich will help me open my own business. Daddy has contacts and I won't need to take out a loan and pay abusive interest rates to banks, like everyone else. In case everything goes wrong, my parents have a few mortgage-free apartments that I can live in (at least I won't be homeless).
>implying there are universities that are more effay than nyu or columbia
Alexandria Technical and Community College
Not fa at all, but I'm enjoying the program and the average starting salary and opportunities for advancement are probably the best you can get with a 2-year degree.
NYU kids think they're alternative but are really just rich knock-off "art" kids who are actually just normies that wear surface level "hip" clothing
I have never met anyone /fa/ from columbia - all prep/clueless nerd/asian/trust fund bro core
actually /fa/ schools are RISD, Pratt, Bard, Oberlin (places where 'edgy' artistic ppl go)
I go to wesleyan, which used to be /fa/ but is now all dykes and suburban normies
>tfw your school is not /fa/
Studied Cognitive and Brain Science at Tufts.
Tufts is overall not remotely /fa/ except for this one frat where everybody's a preening fairy but their fits are outstanding.
Seems like a waste to go to CC if you're rich. Playing around in the top tier of society at good schools is fun and profitable.
Lol Providence isn't filled with anything. That town feels so empty walking around.
But I'm inclined to agree that art students mostly aren't nearly as cool as they think themselves to be. Some of the most talented artists I know majored in the humanities and painted as a hobby.
From experience I can tell you that UChicago and BC are not /fa/ at all. BC is all fratcore and UChicago kids are way too autismo to dress well.
ITT the usual shit where highschoolers with admission letters and first-year students vie for undeserved attention.
The reality is that - for every school - there's a bell curve. There are highly fashionable people, people who do okay, and the Indian engineering/comp sci students.
>at every school there's a curve
They still vary. At Harvard you've got the guys in final clubs who have their own retro-prep thing going on. At Washington and Lee, it's still the norm to wear a tie to class. Frat guys at Ole Miss wear totally different clothes from frat guys at USC. There's plenty going on at the level of individual schools.
Alabama raised but went to school in New England. How do you feel about your decision to stay in state? I had some amazing experiences up north but feel like I've lost my roots a bit.
Iowa State University isn't exactly /fa/, but they do have a really great design college. Their apparel and merchandising program is great, too
That's funny. Tbqh, I found out that 4chan is now blocked on campus wifi under the category 'questionable,' however it remains unblocked on the dorm networks. This is new this semester, goodbye first amendment.
there was a thread a few months ago showing pics from a style website (one of those "post pics of what you're wearing and your location so that people know how much cooler you are than everybody else in your crappy town" sites, specifically) and all of the really bad ones were students from University of Washington
just recognize that whatever choice you make you'll find a reason to regret it down the line
whether it's because you go broke, you meet a horrible spouse that ruins your life, you lose good friends, you make new lame friends, you are too close to your family and have no ability to find yourself, you are too far away from your family and then something really bad happens
most people you meet in college will not matter 5 years later, at all
just don't take it all so seriously
you aren't perfect and you can't predict the future. whatever happens there will be good and bad consequences
It's the least effay school on the planet
Can you at least give the name of the frat? Shit sounds hilarious and amazing, never heard of a intentionally gay frat before all the gay frat guys are implied in my school. Usually every frat website has photos of the people.
Aims Community College.
Majoring in Comp Sci.
Not effay at all. Literally crawling with neckbeards and weebs.
There's a local hero here that runs from building to building with a fox tail around his waist.
I saw three guys today in my class alone that looked like they could be school shooters.
I go there.
It's not /fa/ in the least.
Kind of like a sleepy old town community college that still is there for the education
Not glossy like all the California university system who is out to maintain a brand name or foot ball team and your tuition funds that...just a number or consumer and you get nothing after 4 years of wasting your life there
You're kind of spot on...
We've had a few fuck-ups come through the past year, though. There's been two shooters on campus since the beginning of 2015, and two weeks ago a guy shot himself in the parking lot.
Otherwise, yeah. Quiet CC.
nah I'm just proving a point
I have friends who went to Tufts and "none of us got into Harvard so we went to Tufts instead" was the general consensus
again: if you got to meet Daniel Dennett that's pretty cool
>tfw my university isn't effay at all
It's raining duck boots
I would've gone here if I wanted my college experience to be high school pt. 2
My brother goes to The New School and loves it.
Also he was scouted by YSL in his freshman year there and still models for them
I'm in Charlotte, the culinary arts program is pretty great in the sense that I feel like I'm learning quite a good deal (which probably doesn't mean jack shit desu). Charlotte is a pretty good city for the most part, not sure about any of the other campuses tho
I went to Berkeley for a semester before transferring. I can say with little doubt in my mind that it is the least effay college around.
Berkeley to me:
>"safe space safe space"
>a few Silicon Valley types/actually talented or cool individuals
Students at UT are not fa whatsoever but there are hot grills and austin is great
Berkeley or San Fran? I only got into San Francisco a few times because I was busy, but the city of Berkeley is alright around the school except for lots of homeless, but then further away it's a weird mix of like semi-wealthy older hippies and poor black folks.
I get a punk/hardcore shit gets over-romanticized but I've never been there before so I don't actually know
but there's a "radical" newspaper from that school that I get in the mail: Slingshot
No prior modeling experience or even interest in fashion beyond the casual. He was just hanging out in a library and a parsons student (who must've been interning for YSL or something) approached him with the opportunity.
True. Had no idea W&L is/was like that, though I'm not surprised given some of the people I've met from there.
>most people you meet in college will not matter 5 years later, at all
This is very, very true. I just took a dumb trip through memory lane in some of my old Facebook chats, I don't even remember the names of 95% of the people. Most also have shitty lives, which makes me feel somewhat better.
Like highschool, it's very easy to lose perspective in college.
NYIT is weird, but EE is solid.
Both are phenomenal schools and would be very worthy of attending. Fuck the culture, nobody cares once you get that degree.
My ex is doing research at UCSF and I hope it fucking burns to the ground but it's a good school.
It's not very fa, but I'm going there next year and they gave me some money so its cool. least I can ski a shit ton for cheap, and cold weather means sick layering
It's effay because I go there because all the kids wearing fratcore aren't helping
it depends on what you're interested in. if you're social (like going out 3 times a week, etc.) then you should definitely transfer. I've watched the social scene crash and burn over the last 3 years, as I'm sure you've heard about. If you're really passionate about your education/ are fine with a quiet social life/ are an activist (which i doubt since ur on 4chan) you should stick around. Wes is still a great place to meet interesting people and is rock solid academically, it's just not fun or "cool" anymore. take that for what you will
lol I looked at my phone contacts (in all seriousness half them have phrases in parentheses so that I can remember why they're on my contacts list to begin with) and I don't remember a lot of the people
Got off of Facebook four years ago so I don't think I remember anybody's name from high school or college anymore, except for the people I work with or still hang out with on a regular basis
do not go to the new school - I know more than five people who have gone there and dropped out. my friends from pratt like it but from what I can tell there isn't really a community - a lot of people are just doing their own thing (like the new school or nyu) but academically is more fulfilling than the new school
everyone I know from Cornell is either an idiot or miserable or both
go to a equally ranked liberal arts school instead, you'll be grateful you did (vassar/amherst/etc.) (NOT bodoin or haverford tho those ones suck too)
got pretty much a free ride at UVM and accepted to the honors college. i haven't heard back from all of my schools and, while it was originally a safety, i am beginning to seriously consider UVM. I do plan on pursuing some form of graduate education and students from the honors college often matriculate to highly ranked grad programs. I guess my question is, should I sacrifice prestige in order to save money? Some schools that I'm going to hear back from are Wesleyan, Reed, UMich, UVA, Bowdoin, Colby, and Emory. Are any of these schools still a better option than a full ride at UVM + the honors college?
yea senpai go to UVM with me. you obviously had a much better app, as they only gave me 12k a year merit based, but I think the academics at UVM are really lookin up. A ton more people already applied this year compared to the year before, and it's only a matter of time until those better numbers really start beefing up the reputation of UVM.
Reed, Bowdoin, and Colby you can throw out of the pile. Reed sucks ass unless ur a fucking weirdo, and not the good kind. Bowdoin is supposed to be miserable and everyone I've met who goes there were disturbingly robotic human beings. Colby is just a "meh" school with no distinct identity, strengths, or weaknesses. Wesleyan is not worth full price but has pretty good financial aid/has something offer regardless of what type of person you are. UMich is a very good, large school that will be what you make of it. UVA, UMich are probably the best value for the money, but you better be ready to join a frat and go into business if ur gonna go that route. Emory i know nothing about
forgot to talk about UVM - if you can manage to really focus on your studies like you plan to, then you'll be fine in terms of the grad school thing. I would be concerned that the graduation rate is shit and that the campus culture is frankly retarded - you will be surrounded by stupid people - to survive socially you will have to befriend them, which could throw a wrench in the "work real hard undergrad and go for the big leagues in grad school"
trust me, after going to college for 4 years, your enthusiasm towards the idea of grad school will probably have waned quite a bit.
My post wasn't meant to discredit the academics at UVM and I would agree that they are steadily improving. I know many people who went there for undergrad and went on to graduate programs at UPenn, Harvard, Columbia, etc.
Thank you so much for the detailed reply.
I think getting decent financial aid at UVA, Wesleyan, or Emory would be enough to deter me from UVM. This is also assuming that I even get into any of them.
I know a couple of great people that go to UVM. I also know a lot of stoner trustfund babies that go there as well. It certainly is an important factor to consider.
Ah shit Burlington people. Burlington is pretty /fa/, and UVM is fun as hell if you like to party. I actually go to Champlain (not /fa/. pretty nerdy, but good for what I'm going for), but Burlington is a great place if you're not too concerned about it being a pretty small city compared to Philly or Boston.
Econ student as well
I think it's /fa/, the mix of it being a social science and math related makes you able to talk about a variety of things (politics, statistics, math, finance, accounting) makes you an interesting person on top of employable. My engineer friends might be "smarter" but they're boring AF.
"able to talk about a variety of things (politics, statistics, math, finance, accounting) makes you an interesting person"
definitive proof econ majors are soulless drones too pussy to try and make money through nontraditional means
Yes, I go to sdsmt. An engineering school.
After I graduate.
Two interstates run through the state.
Life in SoDak is pretty terrible but not all bad. I am the best dressed person at my school nearly every day, and it helps me stand out with the few ladies that go to a rural engineering school.
I come from a small town; it has benefits and drawbacks, honestly. As long as I have internet and mail/parcel delivery access (having a friend who will take my phone orders at Trader Joe's is nice too) I can pretty much live anywhere comfortably.
I feel you. I may someday want to live in a smaller place. That's not now though. I have a tough time meeting people with similar interests to me and an even tougher time finding girls like that. It's such a turn off when a girl clearly doesn't care about what she wears.
Montana State is incredibly unfashionable. It is all lazy ski fashion, no surprise as the only people who come here do so to ski the overcrowded resorts near town. Carhartt beanies are ubiquitous on campus, and the town is full of fucking yuppies who think Danskos look good.
most people in ny dress decently but there are lots of nerds at my school
the school itself is a good mixture of old and new architecture
lots of qt brown girls of all kinds
Everyone I know who has gone to Cornell has hated it (Cornhell). Most of the Ivies, shit, most of the elite schools in the US, are not what they were in the past. This is coming from someone who turned down MIT and Columbia for UC Berk, the transferred from Berk to UW Madison. A bit unusual, but I'm glad it's the path I took.
I just started today, so I can't really tell you a whole lot. I'm here for Chemical Engineering, and some friends I had up here are what drew me to come. It's pretty fucking cold, and I'm from Southern Cal, so that's been a bit of a shock; I've spent most winter breaks in Nebraska though so I guess I'm a little accustomed to it. Honestly, what I like a lot more that Berk is the friendliness and community, even though it's a big school. This also might just be because I already had some friends here who have their own networks as well, but I felt like Berkeley was pretty (emotionally) cold and that a lot of the kids seemed like they only knew how to do schoolwork, but not think for themselves and be individuals.
I'm not effay and neither is anyone I go to school with lmao. I study Psychology.
What are your stats looking like? I did not expect any of the schools that accepted me to, but miraculously they did. I had a good sat, shitty grades, but good essays and recommendations; I'm sure you'll be surprised where you end up.
31 act, 3.5 gpa (weighted probably around a 3.9) w/ upward trend since I was an idiot and got Bs in my band, spanish and english classes. I did pretty well in my math/science AP classes, and am doing duel enrollment for english/history at a community college.
freshman engineer at cornell checking in. i have no idea if I want to transfer or continue to be an engineer. It's not particularly hard but I know I had a miserable first semester. The school is 60 percent chad/stacy and 39 percent indian and chinese fobs.
also my fucking face when my /fa/ ex goes to bard and it's one of the only schools mentioned in a positive light in this thread
I've never heard of this school - and I'm sorry because I'm sure it's not terrible - but wow that name is ... unfortunate. It just sounds fake. Like the kind of name some sitcom writer would make up for a faux local college to continue the high-school-aged character's narratives once they've been greenlit for more seasons than they ever deserved. I get that very specific vibe from just the name alone.
For comparison, I got an IB Diploma, total of like 17 AP/IB classes, had an unweighted 2.9, and a 2310 SAT. I honestly think I only got in because I'm a good writer and have interesting stories to tell which made up for me getting ass grades (I guess). Also, I didn't get into UCLA, but did get into the other three UC's I applied to.
>at San Jose State, a CSU
>graduating in may
scared as fuck that no one is going to hire me because materials jobs are rare and most places ive looked at only hire masters or PhD students.
I really don't wnt to keep my job as a receptionist for the rest of my life.
it's ok in a lot of ways. The food is great, the surrounding nature is great, etc. Being from nyc doesn't help the adjustment to living in Ithaca. The campus was built on ten thousand different hills which makes the treks to 8 am classes a horror. Still my main gripe is the student body. It's especially difficult to meet like-minded people due to the size of each grade. Finals week (finals 13 days) was actually horrible. My december was also accentuated with my gf of 1 year cutting off all contact and ending the relationship 4 days before thanksgiving because she's a neurotic freak.
>my main gripe is the student body
I hear this pretty much for every school. If you're a social person definitely better off going to uni in a city.
I'm socially autistic though so Cornell was fine for me
Yeah, it's not Harvard, you got me there. Thing is, there are way more super rich families and crazy talented kids than there are spots at Harvard, and plenty of them go to Tufts. Lots of people want to go to school in the Boston area, and I know people who've chosen to attend Tufts over Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, UChicago or Johns Hopkins after getting into both. Tufts is ranked 14th for student preference, btw.
I've met Dan Dennett. He's a total tool, but at least entertaining to watch stroll around campus because he looks like someone cosplaying professor santa claus. Dude teaches seminars at midnights on weekends because he thinks he's too good to teach the people who would show up at more accessible times.
Theta Delta Chi. They're not a gay frat, just a bunch of insecure rich guys who care a ton about fashion.
Straight up nobody from the US goes to those highly ranked universities in other countries, and plenty of international plutocrats send their kids to Tufts. Social stratification isn't something you can easily see from autism rankings.
Do you really think GRE scores and nobel prize counts are what decides who's gonna make it and who's not?
>when you need to defend how shitty tufts is
unless youre going to an ivy or MIT, UChicago, Northwestern, Rice, WUSTL you might as well be throwing your money away
no piont in going to shitty private schools
>he doesn't understand how the upper class perpetuates and consolidates its networks
Stay poor and resentful, faggot.
They also admit random alcoholic chicks from rural Ohio and legitimately autistic classics freaks from Alabama. Every school has those people who just don't make any sense.
lol i attend a HYPSM
there are more sons and daughters of multimillionares and billionares in a half mile radius around me than you will ever meet in your life
tufts is a sad excuse for a private school where all the students are out to prove that their dicks are above average length
wtf bro I go to de anza as well (1st yr math major). if you see an azn dressed in techwear or chav core thats me. not much /fa/ people here just basic bitches and asian immigrants dressing like asian immigrants. i saw one dude wearing geos and a uc jacket tho
Tufts isn't even a good school domestically. You're trying really hard to defend the fact that you couldn't get into a better school.
>Do you really think GRE scores and nobel prize counts are what decides who's gonna make it and who's not?
Just take a look at the alumni of Tufts and compare it to any decent school. You'll see that the few successful graduates from Tufts eventually went to on get further education from better schools (ie Harvard Business, Wharton, etc.)
>calls rankings autistic
>"Tufts is ranked 14th for student preference, btw"
Just fuck off you idiot. If you've ever taken courses at reputable schools you'll have realized the difference in quality of education. There's a reason some schools are considered target for employers, and it's not (entirely) because of branding. Only top students are able to get in from the start, and the programs at these schools are on another level.
The only point you can even think of to support your dumbass argument is that students at Tufts are of high social standing. Great. Tons of students at top universities come from amazing backgrounds too. The difference is that these students also have accomplishments to be proud of and didn't have to go to a second tier school like you.
What 13 schools are you even talking about. Not once was the number 13 ever mentioned. There are tons of people who never even went to college and have accomplished great things. Only an idiot would compare the quality of students at Tufts to an institution like Harvard as if they're even close to the same level. No one cares that you met some guy once at a party who chose Tufts over an Ivy League. No one cares that you met some kid who's parents are somebodies in some random country. Sorry you wasted away your youth and could only get into Tufts.
I imagine my university being pretty mediocre, but god damn is it pretty
Aarhus University, built in the early 1930's
That was my first post, there's no earlier post. Face it, more than a few people in this thread think you're a moron.
Not surprising that instead of trying to argue your own position you just call me a troll and now you want me to list my accomplishments? The fuck will that prove? I go to a top 30 university outside of the US and I'm doing fine. You won't find me by googling my name but at least I can say I actually did something with my life, rather than graduating from a second rate school and relying on being part of the "top tier of society" to get a job.
Talk shit post fit idiot. What are your great accomplishments? I can already tell it's nothing impressive as you greatly fell short of your parents expectations of you, being of the top tier of society, and ended up going to Tufts.
That's not even the Tufts guy you were arguing with for the last 3 posts. I'm the Tufts guy. I worked in several labs, have published 2 papers to my name within a year of graduation, have a hand in a breakout startup in Latin America, started for a conference championship team and have won a continental championship in a competitive martial art.
Why is it so enraging to you that I don't think my school held me back? I had great professors, and fellow students with a lot to offer both intellectually and in terms of connections. I was only focusing on the social standing of people there because someone seemed to be challenging it, not because its the most important aspect of the school. I also never said it was as good as Harvard or Columbia. I have no doubt that those schools have funding and reputation to do all kinds of neat stuff Tufts doesn't have, but I also don't think Tufts ripped me off because my life's going pretty well.
>wasted your youth and couldn't get into a good school
Dude I'm from the fucking boonies of the south. Check your privilege.
lol sounds like my community college in Ocala im also comp sci.
Also the quibble about rankings. "Student Preference" rankings are a simple metric based on where students apply and where they matriculate when they get into more than one school. General rankings are a mishmash of all sorts of stuff, some of which matters and some of which kinda doesn't. Pointing out that a the student preference and general rankings don't line up for every school is supposed to tell you something about the limitations of both rankings.
Guess they don't teach you how to read at whatever can't school you go to.
to stay on topic, portland is probably the most /fa/ city on your list and reed is probably the most /fa/ spot in portland. It is a liberal paradise for only the most autistic elite of the upper class.
Source: my parents met there and now I wonder why they created me while I sit in their basement shitposting
Same place as you familia, only in Oberlin. Ridiculous identity-political scene here, safe-space baby shit here and banh-mi oppression there, it's irritating to hear. I'm as far left as it gets but jesus it's gross.
At Oberlin it's rich normies who definitely care about how they dress as well as Chinese international students, but they're all their parents' money. Totally un-/fa/ ideally, but idk like-/fa/ as /fa/ is.
I'm considering leaving.
Anyone know how a 30 ACT would fare at nyu, columbia, bc, or vassar? I know I have a zero chance at getting admitted Columbia so I wrote all of my essays about being a faggot in a small town and rising above it but I don't know how they will take it
as someone who goes to bard, it is /fa/ if you consider the whole mac demarco aesthetic to be /fa/, but the students there are predominately either rich east coast/LA kids who attempt to be edgy, tumblrfags, and semi-normies. some gems among the crowd though, no doubt.
A lot of my friends go to Oberlin. Actually my thoughts of transferring have nothing to do with the social atmosphere because I'm actually a pretty big ess jay dubya, I only go to 4chan once in a blue moon anymore. I hardly even care about fashion as much as I used to.
>check up my school
>knew it would be cringe, but not this bad
>memories flooding back
>it actually was this bad
I mean he coulda got in if his essay wasnt shit. Everyone has a pity me essay. I wrote my sisters essay, talked bout how she started a fb group for people interested in climate change and put up weather balloons. All of it was bullshit but it got her into stanford with a 31.
You'll probably get into NYU, I got a presidential scholarship there and I'm a generic Asian that didn't do shit for extracurriculars and got plenty of B's. I don't actually think test scores matter that much, I think it's more of how interesting a person you are once you pass a threshold. I think you got a shot at Columbia if your essay isn't the generic gay struggle story and you made it unique in some way
UNC Chapel Hill
Only effay on a night out on Franklin street, other than that most people wear fleece/sweats or t-shirts and jeans. Frat douches typically wear wrinkled Polo RL button downs with shorts or chinos.
Unfortunately I go to the University of Illinois..... in SPRINGFIELD. Not even the main U of I campus. Good people here only reason I am staying. Only borderline /fa/ kid is a foreigner from France. Hope to go to a film school for my masters so I'm considering NYU
None of them. That guy's an idiot. Elite universities do very few transfers, and most of those are between schools of similar caliber.
CC then transfer is for transferring to a good state school if you for some reason don't qualify for scholarships. This mainly works for in-state students, of course.
Community colleges are great for exploiting the system as well.
First of all transfer students aren't required to take the sat or act
And once you get a AA or AS degree its basically a free roll into any CSU or UC
You can also manipulate the contracts with district city colleges to jump between colleges and impacted major allowing you to bounce between colleges within a university while maintaining priorty over incoming freshman
Also district community colleges have binding grandfather clauses so if you continue any program at the community college (winter and summer off) any changes to a degree path at a uni do not apply to you so long as you maintain a course load.
However employers are savvy to this and ask to see transcripts
So they could see you cheated @college basically
Literally everyone from Stanford goes into tech in the Bay Area. Only 5% of your student body majors in a humanities field despite double majoring being a thing. Stanford is an awesome university, but it should add "Tech" to the name, and is not remotely /fa/.
It actually isn't, if you get a fafsa/pell grant you don't care about impacted majors and that's exclusively for loser income students.
Also if you're a dream act kid ( illegal alien parents, you being an anchor baby) you don't even need to be qualified to be in college in order to attend it. It's basically anbinearned free degree.
The middle class students have to game the system effectively set up so you don't graduate. High graduation rates for colleges look bad. Does away with the exclusivity marketing approach they rely on.
What the hell are you smoking? College rankings and prospective students want to see HIGH graduation rates. That means the college is competent enough to admit students who can meet the standard and support them when they happen to need it. Where on earth did you get the idea that universities want to have people drop out?
You're buying the bullshit of those college ranking magazines. There is a reason why UC/CSU level consultants are very unhelpful. Colleges make their money on freshman who drop $54,000 on housing, tuition, parking, meal plans, college branded sweaters and macbooks from the Apple store segment of the book store.
So the more room for more freshman the better. There is a sharp drop off in the level of spending for established students.
A student there for 4 years. Who graduated is a loss. And a liability now that student has to be placed with a job within your career assistance program and if they get a job at McDonalds after graduation that reflects poorly on you.
Idk I just feel like Oberlin is an echo chamber. Students shaming other students for being of a white class of oppressors and shit, instead of directing their anger to the very institutions that they're oppressed by. I'm not even white.
hm is the only board I frequent on 4chan anymore. Now I just lurk on bunkerchan. Fashion is hardly interesting anymore to me either.
You sound like a person I'd like to hang out with. Why're you considering transferring out famille?
You get less support with private universities, for example CBU is a notoriously horrid private college.
State schools are bound to some loose forms of governing....but its more than private colleges.
The only thing they're bound to is accreditation...and some literally don't give a flying fuck about accreditation like university of Phoenix.
I know I'm sounding like Bernie Sanders here but there is a serious problem with the American education system
Okay you've lost me there. I went to a very good private university (top 30) that provided extensive resources for struggling students because rankings were way more important than a little extra bookstore money. I sorta think you're speaking from some personal biases here.
U of Phoenix and other for-profit universities are accredited by a single national accreditor that no non-profit school would even let on their grounds. That's why "regionally accredited" always comes up on college brochures, because the regional bodies are the ones that actually hold s decent standard.
Maybe but when I graduated with the undergrad it felt like I beat the college. It shouldn't feel that way.
My masters program was a breeze since it was mostly just "keep going to school for another 1.5 years" and some minor paper work
The post grad shit is fine. The gre is bullshit though.
It's just that I'm probably gonna be a math-econ major after debating between that and something like math-theater, and the mathematics department there just isn't as rigorous as their other departments. They also emphasize their grad level courses which are similar to courses other schools offer in undergrad, and I'd just like to look into more options because I'm a big nerd and my dream is to do mathematical research and contribute to the field. I could shoot for muh presteeg schools but honestly I'd be satisfied with U of M or Berkeley if they weren't so damn large. I like the cushy environment of a tiny LAC too much and I wish there were a compromise.
we're more /fa/ than reed and you fucking know it
You are actually me this is ridiculous. I'm the same way with Chemistry and Environmental Studies. The way I see it with LACs are that it's hella easier to get undergrad research under your belt than it is with almost-bigshot unis like U of M and Berkeley (both of which were top choices for me lol), even if the sciences curricula at LACs aren't as rigorous.
You gotta talk to professors and shit. They'll connect you to bigger ops out there. Networking is way easier in LACs.
Also I remember those three months ago when I wanted to be a math major. Then I crashed and burned in Discrete Maths lol.
Yeah I feel that. I have a math professor this semester that i had last semester and he seems to have great connections. I'm a little embarrassed to talk to him right now because I really slid by in his class and kinda got the minimum that was required for an A, and I know I could've done much better and shown more motivation but I was too busy hauling ass in humanities classes which turns out, hey, aren't my specialty after all. This semester I'm gonna devote more time to studying and prove myself to him. People see me studying math and econ and probably think I'm just going the 'safe route' and that I'm a stiff but I'm genuinely in love with both fields and don't even have specific career goals in mind, I'd just love to win a Field's Medal or something. I've wanted to be everything from a cartoonist to a musician to a naval architect growing up, but math is the only thing that manages to consistently hold my interest.
Brooklyn senpai here. I have friends at each school and who have graduated from each school. From what I can tell the more talented and intelligent ones seem to end up at Pratt. I go there for public lectures every now and then, and they're always packed with cool people. It's in a more /fa/ neighborhood, and more of the people that go there seem to actually get /fa/ jobs when they graduate. It would be my pick if it's not a significant difference in money to your family.
I'm glad you have such a passion. The world needs less wage slaves and ingenuine greedy prol elites in the sciences. Are you taking more classes with the prof?
Wesleyan has a winter term like Oberlin I think. Are you doing anything mathily economic for it?
International Affairs, minor in Statistics/French
Graduated and now work at a breaking news desk in NY. Join the radio department for a free job at Vice/Sirius XM.
Deep Springs College
All men, high academic/prestigious, cozy af, big on self governance, westerncore for days
We have a winter session that isn't really comparable since they're set courses and not student proposed projects. I'm sure professors wouldn't object to eager students proposing projects though. I want to learn how to publish a paper and I've been messing around with - and yeah I realize that this has already been done and written about - using combinatorics to analyze different generalized forms of peg solitaire games. I want to just use it as a way to learn how to organize my thoughts coherently so when the time comes that I want to write a paper, I can. I'm actually really excited to take discrete because I hardly know anything about writing proofs.
I really wanna meet you you seem like a cool kid jesus.
Proofs are their own little hell. I didn't write one adequately rigorous proof in that class. Like jesus proving Fermat's little theorem was like
>lol make a bijection
>then do some shit
>and this product and this product are equivalent mod whatever
>"anon how is this a bijection"
>"anon how can you prove equivalency in the mod like that"
>i like to think myself as the next ramanujan
Pick one, /fa/.
>tfw you fell for the "take some time off" meme
>tfw no letters back yet
Who /umbc/ here?
I already know the answer. No one at UMBC is effay.
THIS, fucking this, in mexico its not about universities its about the degree, usually industrial designers and architects are the most effay, ofc some universities are more restigious but only in academic matters not in social ones, that is irrelevant to the actual university
>The campus' aesthetics are pretty nice imo
Any opinion/experience with LMU? Admitted for Studio Arts/graphic design major because I played to my strengths in the app but I would probably double major in recording arts or english or something slightly more employable. Got family money so the ridiculous tuition isn't a huge issue
Odd question, but it pertains to the thread topic and doesn't warrant it's own thread, so I'll ask it here. I've applied to a handful of schools and while it's easy to understand the pros and cons of the academics and facilities, it's much harder to get a grasp on what the student life is really like outside of the obviously biased student testimonials included in every brochure they've sent my way. Student's Review seemed like a decent website to find out what I needed, but it's grossly outdated and not many people use it, at least for the colleges I'm interested in. So I was wondering what you guys think of the following schools:
>SUNY New Paltz
>Uni of Tampa
Leadership is corrupt as fuck, but good school.
>Admitted for Studio Arts/graphic design major because I played to my strengths in the app
One of my many degrees is in English, and it is worth no more than the paper it is printed on. If THAT'S more employable than what you plan to focus on... don't. Most of the people I know who didn't double/triple major and who walked out with an English degree are under-employed or outright unemployed, and it's been YEARS since I graduated.
Which one? There are two, not including Columbia U.
I lived in NY for a while and can confirm that all of those places are not only pretty crappy in terms of living situation, but the schools are kinda meh. U of Tampa and URI aren't hot either.
Please, please try to shoot better than that.
>i like to think myself as the next ramanujan
he wrote a lot of proofs that were redundant but still made many great contributions to mathematics. I'd be pretty damn honored to be compared to him because you can really tell he just did what he loved. I couldn't imagine what he'd have done if he lived past his thirties.
>I really wanna meet you
[spoiler] i actually live very close to Oberlin but I'm back in CT now [/spoiler]
>you seem like a cool kid jesus
[spoiler] prepare to be disappointed [/spoiler]
but seriously thanks for the advice. It's refreshing to see people that are knowledgeable and optimistic about academics without being.. robots. And I totally agree about LACs being an echo chamber by the way. Like, a lot of people completely shut off contradicting thought and try to fight horizontally and not vertically. The state of student activism has kind of been stagnating lately because of that.
Went to potsdam for business admin. Decent program. there was only one finance prof when I went and he was awful. Other than than you get to see good talent from crane and I can honestly say I went to a party everyweekend soph-senior year. Middle of nowhere with 3 other surrounding schools. could get boring if you aren't good at making friends
Yeah design might actually be a better bet than english but I'm applying to a bunch of art schools as well and those would probably be better in every respect academically. Just very tempted by the beach and los angeles location. Also accepting that I might have to bite the bullet and become a teacher if all else is fucked
i love it, brutalism at its finest. shame that they're replacing everything with shiny new terrible looking buildings.
i'm assuming temple will give you some $ if you think you even have a shot at georgetown - a lot of the seniors at temple got in with like 2.75 HS GPAs and shit test scores. i got a full tuition scholarship with a 3.9 and 2120 SAT (fuck me, right) and am currently on my sixth semester of a poli sci degree. it's not really considered a high-tier school but it's growing at such a rate that an degree from TU will look much nicer in 5-10 years, and if you can do it for cheap you should. philadelphia is super effay as well, as long as you know where to hang out.
If I had the grades I'd be applying to far better schools in far nicer places. But a gpa of 2.5 won't get me very far despite my fairly strong 1260/1600 SAT (680 english, 580 math). Even if I could propose another school, deadlines have been passed a good deal ago for most schools. However there maybe still be time and if you could recommend a decent North Eastern school, I'll see if I can send in an app asap (I trust you Bateman)
its actually a very bland campus. Ugh full of tumblrinas and spanish kids
and spanish kids who think they;re white
Yo there are some tight fits over here at Delta Chi.
This one bro looking like Indiana Jones with dat scarf swag.
A full suit with New Balance shoes... edgy!
A very crispy olive and tan look with a fresh crewcut.
That sick fresh guy on the right with suspenders and stripes with those tight brown chinos and chukkas.
Yeah they are cute but a little overrated tbqhfam.
>maybe in some blue blood/tradition sense it's kinda effay but thats a bit of a stretch
Don't rely on your test scores to get you in anywhere considered top-tier. I had a 34 ACT, 2200 SAT, high as fuck GPA in high school (its been a while), only national merit commended though. My essays sucked absolute cock and I got rejected by every top-tier school except Yale which waitlisted me but I didn't get in.
this is mostly true for undergrad.
so many applicants with overinflated scores and ECs. its a total crapshoot. for grad programs, law/med school, etc numbers are a lot more important.
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
~120k starting salary, 160k full comp
GW is good if you're willing to work hard and take it seriously. It's a tier 2 school, so unlike ivies attendance alone isn't going to land you a consulting job. IMO, the school really only makes sense if you're planning on going straight into a political/business environment, due to the access you will have to top internships in DC (which are less competitive during the spring/fall semesters compared to the summer). DC itself has lost a lot of its original soul, go-go, and punk scenes, but remains a pretty cool city.
There are a large number of people at GW who DGAF and have the money/connections to do well regardless of their performance. Don't spend too much time with them unless it will personally benefit you.
If you were accepted to your state school and it has a comparable program in Bio-Anth I would take it over GW, unless you're expecting significant financial help or your family is loaded.