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Zeekyt's picture
Joined: Feb 2007

I'm thinking about MIT as well. However, I am also going after Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Georgia Tech,James Madison University, University of Richmond, College of William & Mary (my best hope of getting into a good college), and some others I cant think of off the top of my head. Next Year Im applying for a scholarship that would give me a full ride to William & Mary. That would include me being in the top 1% of my class ( or really close), good representation of leadership +community service, and a lot of extracurriculars. I have a bit to work on, annd I plan to get that done this year.

Im happy that AP courses are harder than college courses, because I am killing myself w/ 3 AP classes, so thank Jesus it wont be like this there.

aruppert's picture
Joined: Oct 2007

Haha, Colleges. Well, I want to go to Oxford Brookes University (U.K.). The price is kinda steep, but I really want to go there for their publishing program and location. Of course, academically it'll be a challenge, but I'm more worried about the loans I'm going to be knee-deep in.

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Joined: Jan 2007

It's kind of scary how expensive college is getting.
For all of you who are already in college, does the size of the college matter? I just turned in my college list to my counselor and I just noticed that I'm like not applying to any small colleges. It worries me.

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Zeekyt's picture
Joined: Feb 2007

Im not in college, but logically it would seem that larger colleges would have a larger professer-to-student ratio compared to a smaller school. a smaller ratio is preferrable because the professor will have more of a chance to work with you personally, thus allowing optimal learning potential.

insanebill1's picture
Joined: Feb 2008

im applying to wake forest and am not sure if ill get in. i do three sports and maintain a 3.85 weighted gpa. my unweighted is about a 3.5......i have held several jobs and have two colleges that have offered me scholarships for music but thats not the way i want to go unless i have to.....that or the marines...do yall think that would be enough. i take as many honors classes i can but i tend to make a's b's and a few c's

tarheeltider's picture
Joined: Apr 2005

Just looked through an old email account and found that I had a PM on this site that i joined 3 years ago (WOW!) to get help with my APUSH exam.

And to the person that asked about big college-small college. It seems to me, (as a junior in college), there are some differences between the two but not not that many. Big schools have more opportunities to meet new people from different backgrounds, more connections in the "real-world", more things on campus to do, usually a higher student-teacher ratio, and sometimes you get grad assistants teaching your classes (not always a good thing). The smaller schools have more personal relationships with the students, a campus with local people (for the most part), and usually less big time sports (if your into that). It may sound like I'm bias toward the big schools, but I just don't know a whole lot about smaller schools (I didn't look at any myself).

xenahorse's picture
Joined: Sep 2005

Coming from the smaller school perspective here, they have just as much to offer. Getting good internships and job opportunities are easier, I think, because there are more opportunities to spread around, you know? Professors can give you more of their attention, and help you make outside connections because they know you better.

Really, the size of the school doesn't matter as much as you would think--I'm sure that there are plenty of both small and large schools that don't have good opportunities. What it really depends on is the faculty, and how many connections they have, as well as how willing they are to help you put yourself out in the world after college.

Er, sorry 'bout the rant. Kinda jumped on my soapbox...

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Joined: Jun 2008

one word: princeton

BobbyT12's picture
Joined: Jun 2008

hey i was wondering if i had a good chance at the university of michigan

i am instate and my brother is currently attending the university\
my recalculated(soph and jun) is a 4.0 unweighted
took ap calc ab and bc and ap us history got a 5,4 respectively
act is a 27 (30 on both english and math)
part of youth united way and other programs like that
active member of the cross country and baseball team
should have good extra curriculars and recomendations and essays
last year about 12 students went to u of m from my hs
and i am 7th out of 250 students

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Joined: Mar 2005

University of Michigan requirements (3:32 minutes of searching)
http://www.admissions.umich.edu/fastfacts.html Average acceptance stats
http://www.admissions.umich.edu/prospective/prospectivefreshmen/admissio... Admission requirements


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