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  • UC San Diego

    4 5.41%
  • UC Santa Barbara

    22 29.73%
  • UC Davis

    2 2.70%
  • UC Santa Cruz

    9 12.16%
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

    5 6.76%
  • Boston University

    4 5.41%
  • Boston College

    8 10.81%
  • University of San Diego

    5 6.76%
  • University of Washington

    7 9.46%
  • Loyola Marymount University

    8 10.81%
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    Default Which college should I go to?

    You guys are deciding my future. And frankly, I wouldn't want anyone besides fellow Coachella attendees holding my fate in their hands.

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    Default Re: Which college should I go to?

    Where are you from, and do you know what you want to study?

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    Default Re: Which college should I go to?

    UCSB. Great school academically, and you wont have a better time anywhere else. My 5 years there were incredible

    Oh yea....and there's this:

    Last edited by Antoine3323; 03-19-2011 at 08:32 PM.

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    I live in southern california, and I'll most likely major in environmental science with a minor in foreign languages. I haven't found out how much money I will get from each school, but that will certainly be a major factor down the road. Thanks for the help guys!

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    Boston College is the most prestigious school on that list. If you can afford it I'd go there. But it all comes down to what you want to study and which school offers the best program in that field.

    SDSU, UCD, UCSB, & UW are in the next tier and are great schools as well.

    I'm currently studying at UW and loving it for what it's worth.

    ***I grew up in Davis. Good school, but don't spend 4+ years of your young adult life in Davis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Boston College is the most prestigious school on that list. If you can afford it I'd go there.
    ^^^ What Jeff said is correct.

    That having been said, none of those schools are very good and you should probably rethink both your list and your life goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Where are you from, and do you know what you want to study?
    This is important. Please answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    This is important. Please answer.
    He did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Boston College is the most prestigious school on that list. If you can afford it I'd go there. But it all comes down to what you want to study and which school offers the best program in that field.

    SDSU, UCD, UCSB, & UW are in the next tier and are great schools as well.

    I'm currently studying at UW and loving it for what it's worth.

    ***I grew up in Davis. Good school, but don't spend 4+ years of your young adult life in Davis.
    UCSD outranks them all except BC, which it is on the same level as. Look it up.
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    LMU, for the sake of being close to LA shows, concerts, and festivals.

    Get involved in KXLU perhaps?

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    Since you're from the west, I would say go East. Environmental science throws in a bit of loop.

    "Boston is not much of a college town."

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    ...prestigious...
    Fuck prestige, if you're going into the sciences (especially engineering) no one really cares where you get your Bachelor's as long as you know your shit. Here's what you do: Find the schools that have the program you want. Visit them and see how their campus is. Do the students seem friendly or like a bunch of pretentious douchebags? Do you fit in to the culture there? Find somewhere you'll be comfortable living for the next 4+ years. Compare the cost of tuition and living expenses with your expected salary and cost of living when you get out. It might not be worth paying double to go to the "prestigious" school if your salary won't compensate for it.*

    *I'm not bashing top-end schools, but unless your goal is to get into a career where networking is vital (pol-sci, business, etc) or you're getting a Grad degree, I just don't see the point.

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    The point is the quality of the education.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    The point is the quality of the education.
    Quality is subjective - the point is to maximize your earnings and/or earnings potential. There's no causal relationship between attending a top tier university and earning more. There is evidence that people who have the ability to go to a top tier school do better though (no matter where they go).

    BTW, I went to a "tier 1" school (top 125 according to US News' dick waving rankings) for engineering. I now work for a top aerospace company alongside engineers from all over the rankings. I've found that pretty much everyone started at around the same pay and had basically the same education. The biggest difference is that some people paid $10k/yr and others paid $40k/yr for college. YMMV
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    None of the above. Western Washington University is where it's at. Check it out.

    Most beautiful campus in existence, copious amounts of the best weed you'll ever smoke (if you're into that), right on the bay with tons of lakes around, endless opportunities for gorgeous hikes, climbing, river rafting, really friendly and laidback people (Bellingham's moniker is "The City of Subdued Excitement"), a wide variety of really immersive programs with great professors, and a vibrant live music scene. Plus Seattle and Vancouver are equidistant from you, so if you want to expand your show opportunities, it's a quick drive away.




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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Boston College is the most prestigious school on that list. If you can afford it I'd go there.
    you probably meant BU or Loyola, right?
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    Default Re: Which college should I go to?

    Until you receive your financial aid offers, this list is moot. When you do, you'll have to weigh the actual cost of attendance v the perceived benefits of each individual school/program. Those decisions can only be made by you (and you parents, who may have to pony up some serious cash). You may be surprised when all is said and done what your options really are --- public universities are not always the most cost-effective. Depending on your grades/financial situation, the private colleges may offer large grant/scholarship packages which may offset their increased costs. Good luck and happy learning wherever you elect to attend.



    That said, if you can, get out of CA for college. It's good for a California kid to experience life and people elsewhere. CA is not the be-all, end-all.
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    LMU has a good environmental science program in which you would work closely with your professors and also has good language programs, but if you wana party then uc santa barbara is where you wana be, but i also don't know enough about the other schools programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahfontaine View Post
    None of the above. Western Washington University is where it's at. Check it out.

    Most beautiful campus in existence, copious amounts of the best weed you'll ever smoke (if you're into that), right on the bay with tons of lakes around, endless opportunities for gorgeous hikes, climbing, river rafting, really friendly and laidback people (Bellingham's moniker is "The City of Subdued Excitement"), a wide variety of really immersive programs with great professors, and a vibrant live music scene. Plus Seattle and Vancouver are equidistant from you, so if you want to expand your show opportunities, it's a quick drive away.



    I got into Western with a $2,000 multicultural scholarship! Bellingham is truly an awesome city! I've visited the town but not the school...

    Anyway this thread is flawed. You haven't heard from a few of those UCs unless you're ELC (top 4% of your graduating class) so how do you know you're in for sure?!?!

    EDIT: I was accepted to UC Santa Cruz on Tuesday. It's close enough to Bay area shows and the Henry Miller Library for me. The vibe is academic, high-achieving hippie. It's a stunning area/campus. I get in-state tuition (which is still a little pricey) but haven't heard back from Financial Aid yet. Overall it's awesome!
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    Well if you do end up going to UC Santa Cruz, you can get involved in radio at KZSC. There are some (read: SOME) decent shows that pass through town, and it's a nice community. Granted, the town detests the college students because the elderly tend to view it as a retirement community and with all the migrant workers and young people running around town, it tends to make them angry and put into effect asinine curfew and noise laws that make having fun really difficult (especially if you're underage).

    Also UCSC has the least prestige of any of the UCs you listed so just know that if you decide to come here. Also, bring a car so you can go see shows in the city (the one thing I wish I had had while I've been at school here).

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    I went to UCSB, and I can promise you that if you go there you will not regret it. Possibly the best social experience of any school in California, an unbeatable location, and a very strong academic reputation. I'm biased, but that's my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    Well if you do end up going to UC Santa Cruz, you can get involved in radio at KZSC. There are some (read: SOME) decent shows that pass through town, and it's a nice community. Granted, the town detests the college students because the elderly tend to view it as a retirement community and with all the migrant workers and young people running around town, it tends to make them angry and put into effect asinine curfew and noise laws that make having fun really difficult (especially if you're underage).

    Also UCSC has the least prestige of any of the UCs you listed so just know that if you decide to come here. Also, bring a car so you can go see shows in the city (the one thing I wish I had had while I've been at school here).

    Good luck, you'll make the right decision for you in the end.
    I really do want to get involved with the radio station wherever I go. My friend had a paid internship at UCSB's radio station and said it was an awesome experience. I certainly got an old-people-town-vibe the couple times I've visited. I don't really care though. I'm not looking to get fucked up with my frat bros and go raging till dawn.

    In terms of the list that this kid mentioned, yes, UCSC is pretty much the least prestigious. HOWEVER, it is significantly better than UC Merced, Riverside, and other campuses depending on the particular area of study. Admissions get more cut throat each year and out of the 28,000+ students who applied to UCSC, only 3,500 could be admitted for fall 2011. I'm honestly astonished that I got in.

    What part of being at UC Santa Cruz did you enjoy, if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohead View Post
    I went to UCSB, and I can promise you that if you go there you will not regret it. Possibly the best social experience of any school in California, an unbeatable location, and a very strong academic reputation. I'm biased, but that's my vote.
    I went to UCSB as well. I would recommend this undergrad to anyone...except my daughter if i ever have one.

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    UC Santa Cruz FTW!

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    I'd say UCSD (weather, price, rankings) but my sister goes there and the social life is not much. I am waiting for responses from schools right now. I've only heard from UCLA and UCSD so far. Are you still waiting on any colleges? Harvey Mudd and Stanford should be this week. Patiently awaiting my dreams to be crushed haha.

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    cansei, did you actually get into UCLA or UCSD?

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    USCB is a party school, for sure!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weareyourfriends View Post
    cansei, did you actually get into UCLA or UCSD?
    Yeah.

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    Jesus christ... mazel tov to you. I would just go to UCLA. zomg, nobody gets in there

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