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What college/university did you graduate from? If you have any kids, are they going to college?

AsadFarooquiAsadFarooqui Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
I’m curious about the posters on this board now. Also did you like your college/university?
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Replies to: What college/university did you graduate from? If you have any kids, are they going to college?

  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,113 Senior Member
    edited February 2
    I went to St. John's University in Jamaica NY both undergrad and grad. Sure, it was fine. I was working 4 nights a week undergrad, and full time grad, so didn't get incredibly involved in extra curricular stuff there.

    Yes, my kids are/will be attending college.
  • NorthernMom61NorthernMom61 Registered User Posts: 3,578 Senior Member
    University of Southern Maine first two years, University of Maine at Orono second two years. I had to work very hard to pay for it myself, so no time for much extracurricular. I liked it fine, I couldn’t afford anything else, I got a degree. I didn’t have the luxury to worry about all the things that current college applicants worry about in their college choice process. I liked graduate school far more than undergraduate.

    Yes, I have a child in college. She is having a rich experience there I believe. She doesn’t have to worry about paying for it. She was always a scholar even as a baby, and lives to learn, so college suits her very well.
  • zettasyntaxzettasyntax Registered User Posts: 1,311 Senior Member
    I graduated from the University of Southern California this past August. I'm considering grad school. I was a 9th grade high school dropout, so I started at a community college and had to transfer into USC. It took me two transfer attempts, but I got there eventually :P I don't have kids yet, but I would like to hope that I can convince them to become Trojans. My time at USC was short (January 2016 - August 2017), but it started to get so awesome during my final semesters. I was doing research and taking grad level courses. I only wish I had started at USC so I could have stayed their for my entire undergrad career.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 23,197 Forum Champion
    I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in the 80’s. Husband also graduated from CPP. Both of us were commuters, but still loved our time at CPP. We made a point of being involved on campus so being a commuter was not a big deal and a great costs savings..

    Older son just graduated from UC Davis this past June. Younger son graduating this May from SDSU yeah!!! Both are debt free after graduation thanks to our 529 plans for college.

    Older son wants to permanently move back to the Davis/Sacramento area if possible once done with his current job assignment. Younger son loves SD area and SDSU. Wants to stay in the SD area if possible after graduation and currently interviewing for CS/Cybersecurity jobs in the area.
  • whaaa2022whaaa2022 Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    Graduated from Rose-Hulman Inst of Tech in ‘89 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS In Env Engineering/Engineering Mgt from Air Force Inst of Tech. My wife has a BA in Marketing from University of Cincinnati and MBA from Emory University.
    Our son who’s a high school senior is going after top ranked engineering schools next year; our daughter who’s a sophomore in high school is all about computer tech and arts so a bit undecided but definitely college bound with top tier test scores and grades. We’re fortunate they are self starters who excel in academics without much pressure from us.
    So hopefully we’ll know in 75 days where DS will be going to school and how much it will cost us. Trying to get DD interested in summer programs to help her select schools and degrees of interest but she is headstrong beyond belief so we’ll see.
  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College Posts: 1,660 Forum Champion
    Me: Williams College
    Husband: Vassar College
    Son: Williams College Class of 2022

    My husband and I both loved our undergraduate college experiences.
  • labegglabegg Registered User Posts: 2,529 Senior Member
    edited February 2
    I am an Ohio University graduate BA International Studies: Eastern Europe and The Soviet Union. I obtained my paralegal certification in litigation from Widener University. My husband is a Case Western graduate BS Chemical Engineering. Both of us really liked our universities. Neither of our kids choose to attend our alma maters. Eldest is a sophomore at Marquette University. DD2018 is a current HS senior and has not decided on a school yet...but has 12 acceptances to choose from so, yeah, our kids are going to college.
  • CU123CU123 Registered User Posts: 2,669 Senior Member
    Personally I think that choosing a safety over a reach for monetary reason is totally valid, however, choosing a state college over, say, Yale tells me that the student doesn't want to take on the challenges of Yale, which is fine, but to think that same student is now going to graduate in the top 1% of the state college is most likely false. They may do fine and graduate with a 3.0+ but they have shown that they don't want to compete with the top students.............which, BTW, is OK.
  • azmomof3azmomof3 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    Me: SMU, Dallas, TX (from Arizona)
    Husband: Arizona State University
    Daughter: currently at SMU (never EVER thought she would choose SMU but there she is...it is surreal. Some of my same professors and beloved staff members are still there 30 years later.
    Son: HS junior - he is confident he is going to ASU...probably a good fit
    Daughter #2: Too early to say - probably NAU or ASU
  • labegglabegg Registered User Posts: 2,529 Senior Member
    @AsadFarooqui What prompted you to ask?
  • naturaldistasternaturaldistaster Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    I don't have kids, but I went to the same college as my dad. He went to Purdue and graduated there in 1981. He loved it, and we went to football games every year since we lived in Indiana. I ended up going to Purdue as well. I majored in engineering and with in state tuition plus a generous scholarship, it was a no brainer.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 34,214 Senior Member
    University of Michigan (same for my kids' dad). One kid to Dickinson, the other to Harvey Mudd.
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 2,870 Senior Member
    edited February 3
    I lived at home and attended a local CUNY school. Although I was accepted to private schools (BU, Syracuse, Northeastern), my parents refused to pay one cent for my education so I had no options. For law school, I went to the brand new local school that offered me a full scholarship and continued to live at home. H attended a different CUNY school for 2 years living at home and then transferred to a SUNY, where he dormed. Three of my 5 kids have attended residential SUNY schools and the other 2 went to CC, also SUNY.
  • rickle1rickle1 Registered User Posts: 1,017 Senior Member
    Attended and graduated from UMASS - Amherst in the mid 80's. Only school I applied to. Think the application took 30 minutes. Knew it was the only school worth applying to because older brothers were accepted to private schools but we couldn't afford, so they went to state U as well. They were better students than me. Was accepted in November senior yr so it was a very easy process. Met my wife junior year (she was on exchange from Cal State Chico).

    UMASS was great. It's all I knew. Weren't nearly the resources they (or all schools) seem to have today. No honors college or anything like that. I was an Honors student which simply meant I had to do more work than everyone (extra papers, projects, etc. within the same class).
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 21,940 Forum Champion
    I went to Penn (Wharton) undergrad. H went to Notre Dame undergrad and Wharton grad. Both of us absolutely loved our college experiences. S went to Fordham undergrad and Notre Dame for a Masters. D went to Lafayette College (specifically wanted a LAC) and is now at Columbia for a Masters. We feel fortunate that (after much research, touring schools etc.) both kids ended up in colleges that were wonderful fits for them and that they both worked hard, got great educations, became involved on campus, grew as individuals, and made the most of their opportunities.
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