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      08-27-2013, 10:51 PM   #45
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      08-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #46
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OP, go to a community college and get your associates. Live at your parents home and work as a pizza delivery boy or some minimum wage type paying job and save, save, save! When you graduate with your associates degree and a few semesters of college under your belt you will have a vastly different mind set of what you want your future to consist of. Your idea of what school you want to go to will be more accurate and the degree plan you want to pursue will be more applicable to what you want out of life. Go the school you've chosen and be involved as you can academically and socially. Also, do all you can to find an internship that coincides with your degree plan. I wish someone would have given me this advice before I went off to college.
I don't think this really applies to the OP's situation though.

There are only 2 reasons one would ever want to go to a community college:

1) You didn't get accepted into a major 4 year university/college despite being able to pay or willing to assume the student loan debt

2) You can't afford (or are unwilling to assume the debt for) 4 years of college tuition and so you try and stem the cost by taking your general education courses at community college for a fraction of the price

Neither case applies to the OP. From the sounds of it, he's already been accepted to the colleges he mentioned, and moreover he has full (or near full) tuition scholarships at most of them.
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off topic.. nemesisX.. did you used to own 600rr?
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off topic.. nemesisX.. did you used to own 600rr?
Nope, never owned a sport bike/motorcycle.
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      08-28-2013, 06:03 AM   #49
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I don't think this really applies to the OP's situation though.

There are only 2 reasons one would ever want to go to a community college:

1) You didn't get accepted into a major 4 year university/college despite being able to pay or willing to assume the student loan debt

2) You can't afford (or are unwilling to assume the debt for) 4 years of college tuition and so you try and stem the cost by taking your general education courses at community college for a fraction of the price

Neither case applies to the OP. From the sounds of it, he's already been accepted to the colleges he mentioned, and moreover he has full (or near full) tuition scholarships at most of them.
Yeah I'm in agreement with you. CC doesn't really fit my situation and plans. Even if I had to pay full at U of MD, it would only cost $25k a year. My parents could easily pay for that since they make $300k combined. If I feel cost is a problem at private schools that's where I'll go. It also wouldn't be possible for me to major in Econ and be prepared for med school in 4 years...if I even got into med school with 2 years of CC.

While I haven't been accepted to any yet (haven't applied), I do think I will be accepted to most that I apply to. I know where I stand SAT and GPA wise, so I'm only applying to 1 "reach" school. I want to be above average at the school I go to and that's how I stand at Miami, Maryland, etc. I'm not the kid that's gonna waste $1,000 in app fees to apply to every single top 15 school.

I do appreciate all the varied suggestions though.
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BA/BE Mechanical Engineering and Spanish double major at Dartmouth College.

I'm fluent in Spanish so getting that major was pretty easy and I figured I could use it if I wanted to become a teacher. If I had to do it over again though, I would concentrate more on the engineering side since Dartmouth's BE program is 5 years, but you can do it in 4 years if you take enough classes.

I agree with those who say the name doesn't really matter. It's all about experience and who you know. I got my first engineering job because my best friend (not related to Dartmouth) put in a good word at his firm.
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Ph.D : currently looking for schools to apply to next month. For financial Econ

Anyone recently take the gre?
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BA/BE Mechanical Engineering and Spanish double major at Dartmouth College.

I'm fluent in Spanish so getting that major was pretty easy and I figured I could use it if I wanted to become a teacher. If I had to do it over again though, I would concentrate more on the engineering side since Dartmouth's BE program is 5 years, but you can do it in 4 years if you take enough classes.

I agree with those who say the name doesn't really matter. It's all about experience and who you know. I got my first engineering job because my best friend (not related to Dartmouth) put in a good word at his firm.
I got my first engineering job because of PSU school name.
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BA/BE Mechanical Engineering and Spanish double major at Dartmouth College.

I'm fluent in Spanish so getting that major was pretty easy and I figured I could use it if I wanted to become a teacher. If I had to do it over again though, I would concentrate more on the engineering side since Dartmouth's BE program is 5 years, but you can do it in 4 years if you take enough classes.

I agree with those who say the name doesn't really matter. It's all about experience and who you know. I got my first engineering job because my best friend (not related to Dartmouth) put in a good word at his firm.
There were many more doors opened for me out of school because I went to UW Madison and was a Badger compared to what I had through who I knew. This may not be true for every field, however.
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My friend graduated with a degree in econ from a school ranked higher than all of those you listed. He also graduated from a school that has one of the best MBA programs in the country. It's been over a year now and he's still unemployed.

Go to med school.
connections seem to be key for people with an MBA nowadays
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      08-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #57
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connections seem to be key for people with an MBA nowadays
Connections have always been the key. Some are made for you, some are made by you...
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Here's something to think about:

http://www.yaf.org/DearEdward.aspx

At Duke, tuition and fees are $45,376/yr. Not sure if that includes the sparkler show...

Has UNC Chapel Hill gone to the dogs?

UNC Wilmington sounds... Interesting...

And this is just one state. You are wise to do your research prior to attending.
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I'd like to have a medium-sized, well-maintained campus with mostly small class sizes. 7-10,000 undergrads is ideal. Alabama and MD interest me because of the cheap cost and honor's colleges. I want to be in a nice place weather-wise. Ideally, it should be near an urban center with things to do off-campus. D1 sports in football or basketball are a must and I'd like a place with great school spirit. I'm not that interested in greek life but there should definitely be some partying.

Visited Miami and loved it, the only thing that turns me off is the cost.
I go to Loyola Marymount university. It matches all of your wants ( D1 basketball, partying, spirit, the best weather, everything to do off campus, its 10 minutes from santa monica Los angeles and 20 from downtown and malibu.) Only downside is its super expensive
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I go to Loyola Marymount university. It matches all of your wants ( D1 basketball, partying, spirit, the best weather, everything to do off campus, its 10 minutes from santa monica Los angeles and 20 from downtown and malibu.) Only downside is its super expensive
+1 on perfect weather. But my parents don't want me to go to the west coast, they've pretty much said I can't go further west than Texas.
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If you want to do medicine, think about Johns Hopkins, it's by Georgetown but its a more prominent med school. Georgetown is great for law.
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How'd you like George mason? My brother is planning on going there, we live ~10 minutes away.
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If you want to do medicine, think about Johns Hopkins, it's by Georgetown but its a more prominent med school. Georgetown is great for law.
I can't get into Hopkins and Georgetown is kind of a stretch. :[ I'll be shooting for Hopkins Medical though! I'll be fine with any MD school though tbh, any US MD school is worth going to.
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