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Old 01-17-2012, 04:00 PM #1
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Which paintball college should i go to

I far I have been accepted penn state, Ohio university, Florida Atlantic u, temple, drexel. where should I go
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:09 PM #2
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:19 PM #3
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you definitely should not choose your college based on their paintball program. No offense to the NCPA, but the competition isn't that good and it is not a feeder league in to the pros. It is simply a way for college paintball players to have fun while representing their school in a competitive fashion. So I would definitely consider other factors before that, that should be one of, if not the last, your least concerns of what you want in a college. But putting all that aside, I guess Penn State has one of the better programs...
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:22 PM #4
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Don't pick a college based off of paintball. If anything, you can start a club at your school if it doesn't already have one.

I would highly suggest going to a school where you will not be required to take out loans. There is no difference in the education of a state school compared to a private school.

The job market does not guarantee you a high paying job right out of undergrad...so having $50k in student loans out of undergrad isn't the most comfortable feeling.

If you live in NJ you should consider Rutgers. Great school, and they have a well established paintball club to boot.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:12 PM #5
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I'll agree with everyone else in the thread, paintball shouldn't have any bearing on your decision.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:26 PM #6
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I really hope that this isn't the only thing u see college as, college paintball isn't a sport given scholarships or a way to make it to a pro divisional level, it's a club recognized by many colleges and collegiate players are lucky enough that there are tournaments nationally for us to play. Look at your education first and decide a major and look at a college with a better program for your major.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:44 PM #7
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College is all about your education bro, I'd focus on that lol.

But if you wanna go to a paintball college that always wins, go to Western Michigan
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:45 PM #8
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Don't pick a college based off of paintball. If anything, you can start a club at your school if it doesn't already have one.

I would highly suggest going to a school where you will not be required to take out loans. There is no difference in the education of a state school compared to a private school.

The job market does not guarantee you a high paying job right out of undergrad...so having $50k in student loans out of undergrad isn't the most comfortable feeling.

If you live in NJ you should consider Rutgers. Great school, and they have a well established paintball club to boot.
this guy pretty much hit the nail on the head
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:25 PM #9
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If you live in NJ you should consider Rutgers. Great school, and they have a well established paintball club to boot.


Anyway, if those are the schools that you have been accepted to, look into their academics first and foremost. Have you decided what kind of career path you are leaning toward? Of those schools, which one suits your academic interests the best? Which will help you get a job the most? Have any of these colleges/universities offered you scholarships or any sort of money?
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:25 PM #10
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Go to whichever college you believe will result in the highest personal income for you, as more money = more paintball.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:51 PM #11
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Go to whichever college you believe will result in the highest personal income for you, as more money = more paintball.
One could argue that not going to College can result in a high personal income.

It's really what you make of it. You can get the same education at a community college that you get at an Ivy league school. It's just a matter of what you put into it.

I've met some pretty dumb people that go to Ivy League schools, and met some really smart people who have never even attended schooling past high school.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:58 PM #12
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If you want an engineering degree and definitely don't want loans check New Mexico Tech. Its a tough school, but is one of the most valuable engineering programs in the nation and isn't super expensive.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:41 PM #13
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Pick a school that has the best program for your major, paintball is just a bonus if they offer it. I told many of kids at my home field when they ask me about the ncpa, Its fun, but education is number 1 and hopefully helps to land you a well paying job and you can ball with out scraping up change from under the sofa cushions
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:34 PM #14
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i will agree with everyone above. I thought this thread was a joke but realized it wasn't. Pick the school you want to go to based on its academic program, not a club sport.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:49 PM #15
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College is all about your education bro, I'd focus on that lol.
I disagree. There are lots of experiences in college that are important beyond just learning stuff and getting a degree.

BUT.....

Still don't pick a college based on paintball.

Hell, you might have more fun going to a college with no paintball program and creating one. My tenure on the Illinois college team (as a team captain) came up in my job interviews, and I wasn't even the President. Showing you can organize something from nothing is a good resume item to have.

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I thought I'd hit a couple more general points...

I don't agree that a community college can provide you the same education or opportunities that a regular or top-tier college can.

The experiences you'll have living on-campus away from home are different than commuting to school from home.

The equipment you'll have access to will be different. I did Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. It was the #2 program after MIT at the time. I got to muck around with cutting-edge equipment, including one of the very first immersive-3D environments (the CAVE), because the NCSA was at UIUC. And there were tons of labs and other equipment and research opportunities you just wouldn't get outside of a university environment. That said, that wouldn't be true for an accounting degree.


What kind of social environment do you like? There are liberal arts schools with less than 1,000 students where you'll know nearly everyone in your class. Or there are places like Penn State where you'll always meet someone new at the bar.

What kind of opportunities are you looking for? I spent a year "studying" in Europe, and the German government paid for a good portion of it.

All that said, maybe don't go to college at all. College will take up at least 4 years of your life and cost you $15,000 to $50,000 a year, depending on tuition and your level of scholarships. You could instead get a job in a career path you want that pays you money. Go to hollywood and get a tiny apartment you share with 3 other people and be a production assistant and in 4 years you might be on the path to being someone. There will also never be a shortage of jobs for electricians or plumbers.


What I can absolutely, positively, say, is do not go to college to get a degree that doesn't result in high earnings after college. No english degrees, no history degrees, no art degrees, etc, unless you're a girl looking to marry-up. One possible exception is a music performance major if you really, really are that good.

The last thing you want is to graduate college with $50k in debt and an English major that entitles you to be an insurance agent or car salesman.


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im not gonna flame on this dude. ima answer his question. if it was me i would definetly go to OU (ohio University)
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