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Where did your kids end up at college, and how is it going?

It would be great to hear what colleges or universities your kids have chosen, and why? Also, it would be helpful to know how their college is working out for them. Thank you.
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  • whiskeyyankeewhiskeyyankee 9 replies4 threads New Member
    Anyone?
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  • homerdoghomerdog 8447 replies119 threads Senior Member
    @4gsmom Was your D10 out of state for W&M? And good luck to D20!
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  • 4gsmom4gsmom 868 replies29 threads Member
    homerdog wrote: »
    @4gsmom Was your D10 out of state for W&M? And good luck to D20!

    Yes.
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  • Midwest67Midwest67 4195 replies15 threads Senior Member
    One kid did 2 years at CC then 2 years at our state flagship. Happily working on The Hill in DC — even with the low salary & high COL.

    Other kid is finishing her last year at an OOS public flagship she hated for the first year. Busy filling out grad school applications.

    Both made the most of where they ended up for school.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11583 replies155 threads Senior Member
    @Midwest67:

    What did your daughter dislike/hate at the out-of-state flagship university during her first year ?
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  • Coun2316Coun2316 138 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @Midwest67- we will likely be in a similar situation - we are in the too much money for need-based aid but not enough money to afford $70K per year conundrum. D20 has already received one great merit offer from Loyola, and has a couple of full tuition scholarship opportunities. If she gets one of them, that's where she is going, even if she gets into her dream school (Brown). But she does understand that this is the only decision that makes sense.
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  • homerdoghomerdog 8447 replies119 threads Senior Member
    @micdan Sometimes I think you get what you pay for.....as long as the college is right match for the student. S19 has friends at elite universities and state schools and. listening to their experience, we think his LAC is giving us more bang for the buck. Those elite unis would have cost us the same and, at least from the info we are getting from his friends, the schools aren't touching the individual attention he's getting in class or making it easy for the freshmen to find their people so they can settle in with their new group of friends.

    I'll admit I'm just biased towards LACs. I wouldn't make our kids go to one if they also were not on board with that type of education but both S19 and D21 like the small school experience. Our high school is big - 3000 kids - but that didn't stop them from liking the idea of a college smaller than their high school. In high school, everyone is from the same town. In college, the kids are from all over the world!
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  • PublisherPublisher 11583 replies155 threads Senior Member
    Broadly speaking, I would expect any student to really enjoy their first year at an LAC while those at large state universities might be a bit overwhelmed during their first year.
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