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Time for another thread for B and C students

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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41731 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Congratulations!!!
    Those are great colleges and fabulous awards.
    Since Juniata is slightly cheaper than Allegheny and you got a larger scholarship, it's probably the best value. If you prefer Allegheny, send a copy of your Juniata award, say Allegheny is your first choice but due to the cost differential your family would like you to attend Juniata, is there any way they (Allegheny) can add a little more so you can defend your choice better? (ONLY do that if Allegheny truly IS your first choice and you're ready to follow through and go.)
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  • mstompermstomper 1022 replies40 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @HRSMom, our son's scholarship has a 3.0 minimum GPA. The one from McDaniel, which is for 25K, only requires that he stays on track to graduate.
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  • HRSMomHRSMom 4605 replies50 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Thanks. My sons Ithaca one did not say anything in the letter about a minimum, but i’ll ask when we go there to visit.

    @Soybalz have you visited Juniata yet?
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  • SoybalzSoybalz 20 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @HRSMom I've visited, and I'll be attending the admitted students day on the 7th of April. All indicators point to Allegheny slightly edging Juniata out, but when I was on the Juniata campus last fall, I was really energized. I love their POE approach, and my background really fits well with the school's focus on international study. That said, Allegheny is offering an opportunity to participate in their Global Citizen Scholars program. I'm attending their admitted students event as well. We'll see.
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  • SoybalzSoybalz 20 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @MYOS1634 It's actually the other way around. I may have written it in a confusing way. I did really love Juniata. The two schools are close in my mind.
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  • taverngirltaverngirl 887 replies20 threadsRegistered User Member
    @Soybalz something to consider... does Juniata have a minimum GPA requirement? I know Allegheny does not. My d toured both and we much preferred Allegheny. What is your prospective major? Which admitted students day will you be attending? We will be there for the one in early March.
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  • SoybalzSoybalz 20 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @taverngirl My Allegheny award does not have a minimum, so that is definitely in the plus side. My Juniata award does. I'm looking to study History and International Studies. I'll be at Allegheny for the 4th and 5th of March, and Juniata on the 7th of April.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41731 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Can you tell us a bit more about Plymouth?
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41731 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Wow, thank you for the detailed report.
    Did the campus look well-maintained?
    Were you able to visit the gym, the library, a dorm, a science building, or see what classrooms look like?
    Do you know if they have weekend entertainment options beside all the outdoorsy stuff?
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    The buildings aren't new, but they are well maintained. And nice and warm.

    We visited the gym, the library, saw some science buildings (really NOT a priority for my daughter). There were two lecture halls on campus-- one probably seated 60 kids or so, the other closer to 250. But that's it. The classrooms probably sat, say,35 kids max.

    As far as weekend entertainment: We did see signs for a comedian this weekend.That's a question we should have asked. There were a bunch of kids were working out in the gym. Some were hanging out in the library or the computer lab, working on projects. The HUB is kind of a student center, and a bunch of kids were in and out in groups, relaxing or playing pickup basketball in the gym.

    And those outlets 30 minutes away were appealing. (Crazy I know... it's not like she'll have tons of disposable income!) One of the girls working the fitness center did mention that it's relatively easy to get a job on campus-- great for spending money and meeting people.

    The kid working the Help Desk mentioned that they'll do rentals (or was it loaners??) while your laptop/PC/whatever is being repaired. And that her Mac would not be an issue.

    I asked our tour guide what she would be doing that night if not giving a tour. She had a couple of options...working on an upcomng project, hanging out with her soccer friends, I forget what else.

    Oh, and on the subject of food: My daughter is a total NY PIzza snob, the pizza we had did not meet her standards, lol. But it was also "Steak night" in the dining hall. If you had signed up ahead of time, you could have a steak dinner; there was a man behind the dining hall working a big grill. There is a Starbucks in the Library Cafe, they serve Green Mountain coffee elsewhere. And the Keurig I got her for Christmas is OK in the dorm.
    edited February 2018
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41731 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    Thanks! :) Sounds like a great possibility for a C+/B student, especially one who likes the outdoors and couldn't get into or afford UVermont. Finding good colleges for kids in the 2.6-3.1 range really isn't easy so these reports and this thread is really useful. I hope it'll stay open even after this application season ends.
    edited February 2018
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  • sbgal2011sbgal2011 273 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Wow, that sounds like a great school @bjkmom ! Yet another great option for the B/C student. Hopefully you will soon hear from Southern Conn and then make a decision. With March fast approaching, I think we will all be receiving our admission decisions soon from the remaining colleges. But it has been so interesting to learn about the many options that are out there for our kids!
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I've started another B/C student thread, copying and pasting my impressions of schools I've seen with my kids.

    Do you guys want to join in? Mine are all within a few hours of NYC-- it would be great if we could provide a real resource for our kids and others like them, for whom the real competitive schools simply are not going to happen.
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  • sbgal2011sbgal2011 273 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Count me in! I have compiled a list of schools, mostly in the south, that offer great options for B/C students.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7942 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    Great. Any details you can add, to help kids determine fit, would be greatly appreciated~

    Here's the link:
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/2059082-school-visits-for-the-b-c-students.html#latest
    edited February 2018
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  • sbgal2011sbgal2011 273 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    @bjkmom I'm so happy for your DD! What a relief it must be to know you have a good option if Southern Conn doesn't work out. Let's hope all decisions, regardless of outcome, are received within the next week or two. I'm sure everyone on this board would like to pick a school and move forward.
    edited March 2018
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