College Fallacies thread****

<p>This thread is designed to list the various misconceptions about certain schools across the nation and/or overseas. Feel free to post stereotypes or false information often perceived by the public about certain schools. You can share experiences as well. Hopefully it'll clear up some confusion for prospective students.</p>

<p>I'll start</p>

<p>SUNY Syracuse. Not! Syracuse University is not a state school.</p>

<p>University of Pennsylvania at Philly. This person thought Penn was a state school. It's simply not.</p>

<p>The University of Chicago is not a public school, folks.</p>

<p>Princeton doesn't give academic scholarships, so stop asking if he got one. It's annoying.</p>

<p>Duke University-Common misconception. It is actually known as the State University of New Jersey, Durham Campus. :)</p>

<p>^LOL nice. UNC student spotted?</p>

^LOL nice. UNC student spotted?


<p>Caught red handed. :)</p>

<p>Caltech, Cal Poly. Nuff said</p>

<p>Pomona College is NOT the same as Cal Poly Pomona</p>

<p>Berkeley is not a private university. Rather it is actually quite expensive like a private school though (For non-california residents)</p>

SUNY Syracuse Not! Syracuse University is not a state school


<p>The school referred to as SUNY Syracuse is not SU, but SUNY ESF which shares facilities with SU and offers cross-registration with there really is a SUNY Syracuse!</p>

<p>I second the Pomona one.</p>

<p>Also, it's not Pomona Community College, Pamona College, or Ponoma College.</p>

<p>Not all Cornell University students attend a private institution.</p>

<p>people mixing up BU and BC. BC is a university also people</p>

<p>for those Boston-centric folks: Berkeley is not a music school</p>

<p>"so there really is a SUNY Syracuse!"</p>

<p>Are you joking? being sarcastic? SUNY ESF and Syracuse University are two different institutions. ESF just milks off SU. Almost like Columbia/Barnard, Harvard/Radcliffe. But people actually think SU is a state school because its simply located in Upstate, NY.</p>

<p>"for those Boston-centric folks: Berkeley is not a music school"</p>

<p>Isn't that the New England conservatory?</p>

<p>***Brown University doesn't give grades.</p>

Not all Cornell University students attend a private institution.


<p>Yes, this indeed is a fallacy that sometimes crops up. Actually, the excellent "contract" colleges of Cornell have a unique legal status, and although they are partially state supported they still retain private status, with Cornell being the final arbiter regarding decision making for those branches of the university.</p>

<p>Grinnell is NOT sitting in the middle of corn field. It is sitting in the small (9,000 people) town of Grinnell, Iowa. The only corn you can see from campus is on your plate in the cafeteria.</p>

<p>House...SUNY ESF is aka SUNY Syracuse. I'm an SU grad and have interviewed and lived in many regions of the country but have never encountered anyone who thought it was a public school! I think ESF is a great addition to SUNY and any of the ESF students I've known could certainly have been accepted at SU, however ESF had stronger programs for their intended majors. So, not sure what your point is...</p>

"for those Boston-centric folks: Berkeley is not a music school"</p>

<p>Isn't that the New England conservatory?


<p>"Berkeley" is the University of California at Berkeley.</p>

<p>(However there is a Berkeley College with locations in NY and NJ.)</p>

<p>Berklee is a music conservatory in Boston; New England Conservatory also is in Boston, but the two are separate entities.</p>

<p>Isn't Syracuse's med school a NY public? My sister in law went there because her parents could only afford a public and were surprised to find that it was one of them.</p>

<p>Cornell is a land grant university. It's a member of APLU, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. All that Ag stuff.....</p>

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