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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Infinity Flat » April 21st, 2012, 7:25 pm

People who are familiar with CA, anyone have recommendations for schools to look into besides the obvious(Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley). I've been thinking I wanna go to school out west, but I've hovered around a 3.3-3.4 GPA, so I probably won't get into the top schools.
Well most of the UC's are pretty good (Irvine, Davis, etc.) as are Harvey Mudd and the other Claremont Colleges. Outside of that, I can't really say.
In Washington state, University of Washington and Western Washington University are both pretty good.
The best school in Oregon is probably Reed College.
Also, take a look at CU: Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines, each in Colorado.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby RandomPerson » April 22nd, 2012, 1:24 pm

People who are familiar with CA, anyone have recommendations for schools to look into besides the obvious(Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley). I've been thinking I wanna go to school out west, but I've hovered around a 3.3-3.4 GPA, so I probably won't get into the top schools.
Well most of the UC's are pretty good (Irvine, Davis, etc.) as are Harvey Mudd and the other Claremont Colleges. Outside of that, I can't really say.
In Washington state, University of Washington and Western Washington University are both pretty good.
The best school in Oregon is probably Reed College.
Also, take a look at CU: Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines, each in Colorado.
Yeah funny thing, I got into UC Irvine. And I didn't apply to UC Irvine.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby quizbowl » April 22nd, 2012, 1:27 pm

People who are familiar with CA, anyone have recommendations for schools to look into besides the obvious(Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley). I've been thinking I wanna go to school out west, but I've hovered around a 3.3-3.4 GPA, so I probably won't get into the top schools.
Well most of the UC's are pretty good (Irvine, Davis, etc.) as are Harvey Mudd and the other Claremont Colleges. Outside of that, I can't really say.
In Washington state, University of Washington and Western Washington University are both pretty good.
The best school in Oregon is probably Reed College.
Also, take a look at CU: Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines, each in Colorado.
Yeah funny thing, I got into UC Irvine. And I didn't apply to UC Irvine.
Berkeley's a great school. You seem like you'd have the ECs to make up for the GPA. (And it might not be /that/ west for you, but Chicago is a great school in the midwest :P )
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Kokonilly » April 22nd, 2012, 2:57 pm

People who are familiar with CA, anyone have recommendations for schools to look into besides the obvious(Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley). I've been thinking I wanna go to school out west, but I've hovered around a 3.3-3.4 GPA, so I probably won't get into the top schools.
Well most of the UC's are pretty good (Irvine, Davis, etc.) as are Harvey Mudd and the other Claremont Colleges. Outside of that, I can't really say.
In Washington state, University of Washington and Western Washington University are both pretty good.
The best school in Oregon is probably Reed College.
Also, take a look at CU: Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines, each in Colorado.
Yeah funny thing, I got into UC Irvine. And I didn't apply to UC Irvine.
Did you hear that UCLA sent out 900 acceptance letters to students who were actually on the waitlist? :?

And French_Toast, though GPA is important, there's no GPA cutoff. Most good schools have a holistic review of applications, meaning that they don't have a GPA or SAT or whatever cutoff - they'll read your application and evaluate you as a whole. :) Good luck!
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby haverstall » April 22nd, 2012, 3:08 pm

Not to be a downer, but sometimes no matter how good your app looks, butterfly happens. Just remember that and don't be too disappointed.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby French_Toast » April 23rd, 2012, 1:13 pm


And French_Toast, though GPA is important, there's no GPA cutoff. Most good schools have a holistic review of applications, meaning that they don't have a GPA or SAT or whatever cutoff - they'll read your application and evaluate you as a whole. :) Good luck!
I am aware of that, I still plan on putting applications in everywhere, but they are reach schools.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby 49ers » April 24th, 2012, 6:02 am

So my summer vacation is set on visiting my top colleges on the east coast/through to Illinois. Starting up in Boston, then down into Connecticut, Over to Rochester, back to Pennsylvania, down to North Carolina potentially, and also out to University of Chicago for my last trip.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby quizbowl » April 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm

...University of Chicago for my last trip.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Luo » April 24th, 2012, 2:48 pm

...University of Chicago for my last trip.
:D
Make sure to check out Mansueto - it's an awesome egg-shaped glass library!
Not only is it architecturally impressive, but it has an awesome system of robotic cranes used to retrieve books, so you don't need to make the effort of physically hunting down the books yourself!
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby chia » April 24th, 2012, 3:22 pm

:D
Make sure to check out Mansueto - it's an awesome egg-shaped glass library!
Not only is it architecturally impressive, but it has an awesome system of robotic cranes used to retrieve books, so you don't need to make the effort of physically hunting down the books yourself!
-sigh- Awesome architecture on campus and in the city, but they don't offer it as a major... :/
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