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List of Quarter System Colleges and Universities?

Cranium57Cranium57 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
edited January 2006 in College Admissions
Where can I find a list of Colleges and Universities on the Quarter System?
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Replies to: List of Quarter System Colleges and Universities?

  • ZellaZella Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    I haven't come across that specific organization list before. It's probably easier if you know what schools you're looking at beforehand.
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Posts: 16,786Super Moderator Senior Member
    Dartmouth,
    U of Chicago
    All UC except Berkley and Merced
    DePaul University
    University of Denver
    Drexel University
    Eastern Washington University
    Furman University
    Louisiana Tech University
    Mercyhurst College
    Northwestern University
    Ohio State University
    Ohio University
    Oregon State University
    University of Oregon
    Portland State University
    Santa Clara University
    Stanford University
    Union College
    University of Washington
    Wright State University
  • kinshasakinshasa Posts: 1,468Registered User Senior Member
    Evergreen State College
  • stambliark41stambliark41 Posts: 2,527Registered User Senior Member
    What are pros/cons of the quarter system?
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Posts: 16,786Super Moderator Senior Member
    Most high schools and some colleges are based on a 16/17-week semester system.

    Students from these schools find it very difficult to adjust to the fast pace of the 10/11-week quarter system. Understand that due to the short amount of time, professors tend to cram a lot of information in a little space. The same amount of stuff that ususally happens in a 16 week course now takes place over a 10 week period.

    On a quarter system not keeping up with the work and completing all of the necessary readings can set up up for failure because everything happens so quickly. Once you fall behind in the quarter system, it is very difficult to make up for lost time. Midterms can start as early as the third week and appear as late as the eighth week.

    My daughter attends a school on the quarter system. Classes are held on a 10 week cycle that began on Jan 4 and will end on march 8 . There are with 2 sets of midterms: first send betwen last week of Jan and first week of feb and second set about 3rd week in feb. Final week is held after classes end from March 11-15.


    I think as with anything it is about making the adjustment.
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    stambliark41........I was in the quarter system during high school and I miss it. The ability to get more done in a shorter period of time means that all the work you do is meaningful. I miss it. I would do it again in a minute.
  • my-3-sonsmy-3-sons Posts: 2,343Registered User Senior Member
    The University of Denver is on quarters.
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