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Smith vs. UCONN vs. U of Maryland vs. U of Colorado

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Replies to: Smith vs. UCONN vs. U of Maryland vs. U of Colorado

  • arianneagarianneag Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    "Well known" is different than "prestigious." Some of the most well known universities are the ones with the best football teams. It doesn't make them "prestigious." Williams, the highest ranked LAC in the nation, is not particularly well known among the general populace. However, it does have a lot of prestige.
  • Omniscient1Omniscient1 - Posts: 483 Member
    Believe me.....most people do not even know Smith....Smith has to rely heavily upon its alumni to get jobs
  • MomwaitingfornewMomwaitingfornew Registered User Posts: 5,821 Senior Member
    Sorry, Omniscient, but that's b.s.
  • unregisteredunregistered Registered User Posts: 1,180 Senior Member
    Its alumnae*

    :)
  • TheDadTheDad Registered User, ! Posts: 10,225 Senior Member
    Unregistered, a quibble, but I know one of the few male grads of Smith...he has Ph.D. from the graduate Social Work program.

    That said, Omniscient, your screen name has failed you, please take another. Smith may not be known as well as, say, Stanford or Yale among the general population but among the well-educated class that tends to do things like hiring, yeah, Smith is pretty well known.
  • roadlesstraveledroadlesstraveled Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    "Believe me.....most people do not even know Smith....Smith has to rely heavily upon its alumni to get jobs"

    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

    Martin Luthur King, Jr
  • Omniscient1Omniscient1 - Posts: 483 Member
    I am sorry if you guys are upset with what I said, but it is true. Smith is a good school, but come on, stop kidding yourselves.
  • karen61990karen61990 Registered User Posts: 1,599 Senior Member
    omniscient- i've never heard of uconn before. I only know of it because practically every state has a university of such and such. I've known of the seven sisters my whole life, especially smith. I definitely can't say that about uconn. Smith first came to my attention not only by my parents talking about top colleges but by the simpsons, gilmore girls, and sex and the city.

    Also, I've seen your other posts. You just go onto different college boards and tell people undecided between uconn and random places that they should go to uconn. I understand you are proud of your school and I have absolutely no problem with that. I just don't understand why you would come on the Smith board. You should have known you were headed for disaster.
  • Omniscient1Omniscient1 - Posts: 483 Member
    headed for disaster?....hahaha....I love you guys....your hilarious!
  • blurblur Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    Omniscient1- Considering that you called other posters nerds, losers, geek and other names and even declared that you are wiser than the others in your previous posts when people disagree with you, I think you should just stay out of here. Smith board has some of the wisest members on cc(TD, mini, MWFN,RLT..to name a few), who give constructive advice to prospective students. Unlike you, they are not bias. Note that most agreed that ECW doesn't seem like a good fit at Smith.

    I think saying that Smithies needs its alumnae connection to find jobs just shows how ignorant you are. But, thanks for recognising our amazing alumni network ;)
  • roadlesstraveledroadlesstraveled Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    “the simpsons, gilmore girls, and sex and the city.”

    Let's not forget the character Christina Yang in Gray’s Anatomy went to Smith and then Stanford med. Nuff said ;)
  • karen61990karen61990 Registered User Posts: 1,599 Senior Member
    haha, okay i've never seen gray's anatomy whereas the simpsons was my favorite show during freshman year of hs, gilmore girls was my favorite during sophomore, and now sex and the city.
  • TheDadTheDad Registered User, ! Posts: 10,225 Senior Member
    The conservative artsy desperately wanting to get married character in "Sex and the City" went to Smith (sorry, forget her name, haven't seen many of them) and the Republican lawyer, Ainsley, working in the Democratic White House in "West Wing" went to Smith. However, these are fictional people and all of you are real and I wish you all much better.
  • kilgallon_kkilgallon_k Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Charolette ;)
  • MomwaitingfornewMomwaitingfornew Registered User Posts: 5,821 Senior Member
    I think Omniscient is going to UConn, so there's a bias there.

    I'm sure UConn is a fine school, but it's known to the outside world through basketball -- or athletics in general -- not academics. Smith, although it has its sports teams, is not known for athletics, and instead is known for academics and leadership. Not that the Princeton Review is everything, but UConn gets a 72 for academics, while Smith gets a 98. (As a side note, my D has lined up a job for this summer doing research at a different university; when the hiring professor learned that she went to Smith, he immediately asked for an interview. Her ability to converse on the topic of research got her the position. Nuff said.)

    The above does *not* mean that ECW should go to Smith. Fit is far more important than prestige and ranked academics. Yes, if she wanted to get the best education possible, no matter where it was, then she should go to Smith out of the available options. However, the undergraduate experience encompasses more than just academics. The student has to feel comfortable so she can excel. I -- and I suspect the others here -- sense that ECW is not interested in rigorous academics as much as she is the mix of academics and a certain kind of campus life. She cannot get that at Smith.
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