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  • TehRahkTehRahk Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    WOW, the reason for lost friendships and all my friends that play(ed) gained at least 20 pounds.
  • redhare317redhare317 Registered User Posts: 1,449 Senior Member
    CC's might teach the same things as universities, but I think the student body will make the biggest difference.

    Better student body = more competition = tougher grading and more effort needed to excel

    A 3.5 at a prestigious school means more to employers than a 3.5 at a CC for this very reason. More than just the school's name, it shows that the guy from the prestigious school probably went through a whole lot more to get there.
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Registered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    Uchicago, now that is totally different than schools like ucla and usc. Now, obviously grading curves are going to be harder, that is the only difference. Now the amount of work i put in now would probably be a failing grade at Uchicago, but i think if i was at ucla or usc, i would be around the same range. First i would be able to take a broader range of classes that include new material or interesting material and i would be more motivated to put in an effort. At least i think, i have not been put into a situation where i have been graded on a curve at those universities. Hell i would never know, i am aiming low for my transfer choices like long beach and fullerton due to the cheap costs of 3k a year. All i need is to ace my accounting classes and would have reached my goal and be competitive for a big 4 job. No need for an expensive presitigous university.

    My biggest observation is that the dumbest students i have found were in my econ classes and bio classes.

    And 3.5 at prestigous vs 3.5 at cc means nothing, compare 3.5 at prestigious and state and what you have is a company (at least for banking/consulting) buying a student for their school's name and recognition so they can use that as a marketing/business tool to drive sales etc
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Registered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    3.3GPA if it is good or not is relative considering the amount of work i put in and what i get out. And compared to a university, ask anyone that has gone to Mount San Antonio college, they have a hellish and extreme attendance policy. For example my accounting and econ class right now. If you miss 4 classes, the teachers have reserved the right to drop you or reduce your grade by a certain number of points, in both cases those points add up to nearly an entire grade point, so you go from an A to a B just from absences even if everything is in on time and your midterms/final were both A's. Now think about that and see how my earned grades a really portrayed in my overall GPA. 2 semesters ago i was taking Bio, i had the highest grade in the class with like a 96%, but i missed one 2 many classes and was told by my teacher he had to fail me per department policy. Guess what i got an F. I was told 1 damn week before the final. Now times that by every class and you have an absurd policy that screws me and anyone else like me that can cake walk through these classes without being there and are in turn punished
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