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labegg

labegg Senior Member

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  • Re: Should I leave a good school if I'm miserable there?

    Have you sought treatment for your depression at your current school? It is very self aware of you to recognize that your desire to change schools could be related to depression, so kudos to you for recognizing it. In your shoes I would worry that returning home may further enable a continuing depressive state rather than improve it. So, I would first look into treatment at your current location at least through the end if this semester, unless of course your depression is debilitating you enough to not attend class or if you are feeling even remotely suicidal.
  • Re: Please chance me at eight schools...

    Ok, I'll bite...

    UVA - Yes, (but why UVA for Engineering if you want Computer Sci and then why UVA for Engineering with your stats there are 10 other schools to choose for engineering)
    Maryland - Yes
    George Mason - Yes (who doesn't get accepted at GMU?)
    Notre Dame - No
    VCU - Yes (but possibly no, you are over qualified)
    Virginia Tech - Yes
    Princeton - Probably Not (there is nothing in your stats that sets you apart)
    Carnegie Mellon - Probably Yes

    Obviously you know your stats are on point for just about anywhere, the question is what makes you stand out from the thousands of other high achievers?
  • Re: Does is matter what college someone goes to?

    It is hard to say. Sometimes a name can open a door in the job market. It matters more for some careers than others
  • Re: Colleges your child crossed off the list after visiting, schools that moved up on the list. Why?

    Eldest didn't really care about the dorm. For youngest, dorms seem to be the straw.

    Drexel - nice enough.
    U of SC - no dorm tour available during our visit - I suspect this is one reason USC fell off DD list a good one may have kept in on the list.
    LSU - (had to book a separate tour) some dorms were nice, others were abysmal.
    Case, Ohio U- (husband's alma, my alma) it's like a time warp I swear NOTHING has changed since we attended in the 1980s.
    Marquette - fine. We did not see a room before committing. DD's room at MU last year was nice, this year just ok.
    Auburn - only saw a dorm in the "Quad", pretty awful, but DD really likes the school so she is willing to suck it up.
    Clemson - no tour of dorm - but that didn't seem to change "the list".
    College of Charleston - went inside one, but not into a room...weird.
    Baldwin Wallace - nice. DD really liked the dorm, the school was not a good fit.
    Loyola Chicago - I thought the dorm was fine, DD thought the room felt claustrophobic because the ceiling was too low...she is 5'3.
    SFA - the dorm they showed us was AWESOME, the dorm DD's 2017 friends got...definitely NOT awesome.
    Pitt - fine
    Wooster - fine
    Kent State - fine, if dated (but it's been 4 years since that visit)
    St Edwards - fine
    A&M - DD stayed in Calhoun for a cheer camp, Fine.

    High Point - ok, so I doubt there is another school in this country that comes close to the dorms at High Point. The whole physical plant at High Point is simply unbelievable. But when 80% of a campus has been built in the past 10 years you expect it to be an ideal environment. Will be interesting to see if they are able to maintain it. If you have a chance to visit, go, you will not be disappointed. However do not take your kid here first, no dorm will ever measure up after this, lol.
  • Re: Colleges your child crossed off the list after visiting, schools that moved up on the list. Why?

    Clearly some of you have not bought a new home since the advent of "online" access to listing...what you see in a photo and what something looks like IRL are often two very different things, creative framing, angles and staging hide a multitude of flaws. Absolutely am.convinced what may be a good thing on paper isn't necessarily a good fit in reality. No way I would choose a school, or let my kids choose a school, without visiting it first, be it before applying or waiting until an accepted student visit before commitment.