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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 AM #22
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:53 AM #23
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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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I meant to say pretty much everything you said, but did not have the time to spew it out on type...life is what you make of it, so if you are happy with the route of community college and then transferring your credits to a major university to complete a bachelor's, then go for it. You are right though, the equipment available for technical studies (like chemistry, engineering, etc.) is not likely available at a Community College.

I especially like the point of there never being a shortage of plumbers, electricians, and mechanics. With everyone getting Business degrees, who's going to fix my slam dunked toilet?!!??!

Some of the spiritually happiest people on the planet are also the financially poorest people on the planet. Look at Baxter here. He just ate a whole wheel of cheese. And pooped in the fridge. One could consider that to be pure nirvana.

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:48 AM #24
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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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Unless you want to attend law school, in which case an English degree is pretty damn useful. That is to say, a strong background in reading, writing, and analysis goes a long way in getting a JD.

PS: Don't go to law school.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:49 AM #25
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I wanna go to law school...as soon as I clear my debt from undergrad. So maybe I'll get my JD when I'm 60
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:56 AM #26
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I wanna go to law school...as soon as I clear my debt from undergrad. So maybe I'll get my JD when I'm 60
If clearing your debt is a priority, don't go to law school. I was lucky enough to get accepted to my top pick, Univ of MD Law School, which got me in-state tuition, a top 5 environmental law program, and entry to the DC market, but 2 years out and I'm still in debt and will be for some time.

And I'm in a better situation than other JDs that I know. One friend went to GW Law and has $150,000 debt to pay off and she is still trying to secure a permanent job.

The bottom dropped out of the legal market a couple years ago, I wouldn't recommend jumping in now.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:07 PM #27
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:40 PM #28
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:41 PM #29
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:48 PM #30
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I know temple is a has good schools in art, business, law, criminal justice/ liberal arts
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:07 PM #31
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I know temple is a has good schools in art, business, law, criminal justice/ liberal arts
You also get real good real quick at dodging bullets!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:48 PM #32
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Something else to think about, is where would you like to spend the next 4 years living? You listed a lot of schools up north. Personally I am not a fan of the cold so I recommend you move to Florida. FAU isn't a bad school but it has a high percentage of commuter students. But in all honesty, if you are going to move down to Florida I would recommend FGCU over FAU.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:44 PM #33
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I know temple is a has good schools in art, business, law, criminal justice/ liberal arts
Their english classes must not be that good though...

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Old 01-20-2012, 09:29 AM #34
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Temple has the largest police force in Philadelphia, and less murders and violent crime on their campus compared to other Philly schools (lasalle, nova, st joes). Temple is also on the cheaper side if you are out of state compared to some of the other schools you listed. It all comes down to preference and where you can get the best opportunities.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:40 AM #35
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:03 PM #36
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Well in that case he should go to OU.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:47 PM #37
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:43 AM #38
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I didn't get into Northeastern or BU...I really wanted to go to school in Bahstahn.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:13 PM #39
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