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Your College Selection

quitejadedquitejaded Posts: 1,816Registered User Senior Member
edited January 2006 in High School Life
which colleges are you looking into and why do you want to apply to them?

So far I only have university of Tulsa in mind because I'm impressed by their accomplished students, their love for IB students, the style of their honors program, low price, and the good word I keep hearing about the professors. I am trying to find a value school that resembles this!
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Replies to: Your College Selection

  • ilovemath314159ilovemath314159 Posts: 980Registered User Member
    Cooper Union
    Olin

    -main focus Engineering
    -Tuition is covered by admission scholarship
    -a lot more but those two are the most important right now

    but i am only a Junior, i haven't really researched colleges much aside from opening the occasional 10 pound piles of college mail i get everyday and reading random anecdotes on CC.

    my dream college is one that is relatively low-cost, or where i can get a big scholarship. and it needs to have a really good engineering program. but I also want to be able to take foreign languages particularly latin and spanish. and a cross country team would be cool too. so yeah i need to get looking
  • ParaPara Posts: 302Registered User Junior Member
    Finished them all. O_O

    *sleeps*
  • thesiren72102thesiren72102 Posts: 1,672Registered User Member
    Next year I will be applying to colleges, so this list may change over the time, but I'm pretty confident that most of these schools are going to stay on the list, unless I find something that turns me off or I decide to add other schools.

    USC
    -Thematic Option Program
    -good academics
    -good location for an aspiring actress
    -good acting program
    -Trojan network
    -great weather
    -located right in the middle of LA (I see that as a plus, rather than a negative, despite some people's opinions about USC's location)
    -diverse student body (both racially and economically)
    -good financial aid (offers Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, and etc.)
    -ability to double major w/minor or even triple major
    -can minor in dance

    Rice
    -located in Houston (pretty close to where I live, but it's not so close that I will feel smothered by my parents)
    -lowest tuition out of all the private universities in the U.S.
    -great academics
    -flexible distribution requirements
    -good weather
    - ability to double major
    -opportunities to pursue dance on and off campus
    -residential colleges system
    -great financial aid

    Northwestern
    -great academics
    -good theatre program (no audition)
    -relatively close to Chicago
    -great dance troupes on campus

    Fordham
    -good theatre program
    -located in NYC
    -good location for aspiring actress
    -good academics (Jesuit affiliated)
    -good with financial aid
    -can pursue dance in the location
    -can begin networking off campus due to connections

    NYU-Tisch
    -great theatre program
    -located in NYC
    -great place for aspiring actress
    -ability to double major in other subjects
    -can pursue dance off campus and take some course
    -can start networking off campus due to connections

    Brown
    -open curriculum
    -located in Providence (enjoy city life, but can drive to NYC if I wanted to)
    -amazing academics
    -good theatre program (no audition)
    -can pursue dance inside and outside of campus
    -can earn a dance certificate
    -non-cuthroat(sp?) environment
    -pretty diverse when compared to most private schools

    WashU
    -very friendly people
    -cousin went there and I've heard nothing but good stuff from him
    -St.Louis is a city (not NYC or LA, but it's not middle of nowhere)
    -great academics
    -generous with financial aid

    University of Houston
    -automatic acceptance
    -pretty good theatre program (no audition)
    -located in Houston
    -very diverse student body (both racially and economically)
    - low price
  • quitejadedquitejaded Posts: 1,816Registered User Senior Member
    Wow, keep the replies coming! This is quite interesting!
    my dream college is one that is relatively low-cost, or where i can get a big scholarship. and it needs to have a really good engineering program. but I also want to be able to take foreign languages particularly latin and spanish. and a cross country team would be cool too. so yeah i need to get looking
    I am a junior, too. i've been looking and looking and no luck! So Im thinking "Maybe I should let the colleges come to ME." Srs. tell me how some colleges mail you about how they will give you money and etc. I hope that happens to me even with my stupid PSAT score...
  • sweetdreamsweetdream Posts: 783Registered User Member
    I haven't choose mine yet, just thinking about UCSD although I really want to go out of state. I wonder if it's too late since I'm in my junior year already. Most of my friends already decide where are they gonna go.
  • SallyBowlesSallyBowles Posts: 160. Junior Member
    Franklin College-Switzerland
    Wonderful international relations program, and I get a sense for it in a non-America central atmosphere. Academic, and at the heart of Europe.

    Reed College
    So focussed on academics while merging it with an intense liberal atmosphere and a good amount of herb. Not to mention international studies.

    NYU
    Heart of NYC. Heart of art.

    Others:
    Eugene Lang College
    UCSC
    American University Paris
    John Cabot University

    I'm a sophomore, so i've got a while till final decisions
  • zpmqxonwzpmqxonw Posts: 1,052Registered User Member
    ilovemath, I have the exact same choices as you! I want a low cost engineering school with a good reputation and extremely small student body:)
  • HoldenMCaulfieldHoldenMCaulfield Posts: 484Registered User Member
    "So focussed on academics while merging it with an intense liberal atmosphere and a good amount of herb."

    haha. word up (to the last part, that is).
  • chillaxinchillaxin Posts: 965Registered User Member
    STANFORD (I'm applying EA next year)
    - close to home but not close enough for me to be visited by parents every other day
    - beautiful campus
    - suburban atmosphere (Palo Alto is gorgeous and resembles home quite a bit)
    - great all-around
    - sort of midway in the political spectrum
    - not a huge party school but far from dull
    - there's a certain vibe about it that I feel everytime I visit.

    Other colleges I'm probably applying to next year
    UC Berkeley
    UCLA
    UC Irvine
    UCSD
    UC Davis
    Yale
    Princeton (maybe on this, I'm visiting in the summer)
    Cornell, Dartmouth (see above comment)
    Duke (I need to do more research but people call it the Stanford of the South)
    Rice (for med program)
    Northwestern (see above)
    Johns Hopkins (possibly. I'm sort of undecided right now)

    I'm more of a suburban type so I'm much more leaned towards to more suburbian Ivies (Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton) and Stanford than the UCs and whatnot.
  • blythe89blythe89 Posts: 776Registered User Member
    Well...I am very very difficult. I require A LOT from a college to make it on my list.

    1. Boston College
    - it's in Boston
    - gorgeous campus
    - good academics
    - school spirit
    - awesome basketball team
    - can have fun and work hard

    2. Vanderbilt University
    - i would love to go to school in the south...i think the "homeiness" will remind me of how welcoming people are here...well i hope.
    - good writing program
    - pretty campus
    - sweet parties

    3. Gonzaga University
    - close to family
    - good size
    - generally good in academics
    - BASKETBALL! go zags!
    - school spirit
    - gorgeous campus

    I have like...20 other schools but they haven't made "the list" yet. But this will probably change because I have only visited Gonzaga so far.
  • NoFXNoFX Posts: 3,784Registered User Senior Member
    I'm looking for..

    - internationally prestigious schools (parents will not allow me to attned a school in the u.s unless it has a 'name')
    - suburban, urban
    - aesthetically, beautiful campus- similar to Princeton's gothic archeticture
    - good med school acceptance rate
    - diversity, racial, ethnical, etc..
    - friendly atmosphere but i wont mind if it's cutthroat either.
    - lots and lots and lots of school spirit. Soccer would be perfect to be the 'major' sport of the school
    - weather: freezing or major hotness. nothing in between.
    - non religious
    - an average party scene- not too outthere or not non existant
    - medium student body.. not looking at small LACs
    - cheap living costs, ie. not NYU
  • ilovemath314159ilovemath314159 Posts: 980Registered User Member
    yay zpmqxonw ! :D
    where do you live?(state)
    i live in NY
  • Misty_Rain217Misty_Rain217 Posts: 287Registered User Junior Member
    I am only a sophmore but I am considering
    University of Chicago
    -fell in love with the campus
    -know the city on the back of my hand
    -Great Arceology Program
    -Not to big or small
    New College of Florida
    -no grades but an actual report of what I did and need to improve upon
    -academic environment
    -small
    -do a thesis paper/project end of senior year
    -get to desgin my own program
    Evergreen State college and Drexel university if I decide to become a filmaker.
    Also, Oxford University,UK Really big reach-my dream school
    I am have already planned two safeties that I love-Carroll College and Shimer College because they are near my family so I can still take care of my Nana
  • oneiros lykos8oneiros lykos8 Posts: 710Registered User Member
    I finished all of them Dec. 31st! YES!

    First choice : American
    - It's in Washington, D.C.
    - well, not IN, it's on embassy row, so it's safe + suburban, but easy to get to the city
    - I admit it - I love the Georgetown nightlife and shopping
    - good international business program + study abroad in Germany

    I won't hear until April 1st.

    Others:
    - Earlharm (inbetween where my parents will be living and where my boyfriend lives, I can take my horse, study abroad program in Marburg, Germany which is my favorite city in the world)
    - Denison (I can take my horse and they have a dressage team...)
    - Loyola Chicago (my dad made me...they don't even have German, so I won't be going)
    - U of Dayton (I get to stay close to home, but my parents will be moving to Indianapolis, I can keep my horse where she is, good business program, study abroad in Marburg - yesss, stay close to boyfriend and my older brother and my neices)
    - Ohio U (safety, nuf said)
    - Bowling Green State U (again, extreme safety)
  • MissSaraAnn118MissSaraAnn118 Posts: 95Registered User Junior Member
    Southern Oregon University (Top Choice, and I've been admitted, so this is where I'm going)
    -Super psychology department
    -Super criminology department
    -I'm in love with the town
    -Small school (Around 5000 students)

    Humboldt State University
    -In my hometown
    -Accepts pretty much everyone who applies
    -Safety school
    -A lot of my friends are going there

    Chico State University
    -If you look past the party aspect, it's great academically
    -Party school... I'm 17, give me a break, lol
    -Three of my family members went there and loved it.
    -I love the location
    -Great psych program

    Sonoma State University
    -No reason really, my dad wanted me to apply, so I did. And it's not huge either.
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