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    uuuhm, Bielefeld University in Germany???

    :confused: :p ;) :rolleyes:

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    Actually, I used to live not far from Bielefeld. ;) :p :D

    No, it's not Texas Woman's University either. :p

    I got in at University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Denison.

    Man, I'm really happy! :)
     
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    that's really great, and hard to do!!

    in my hs, 100+ people tried for the east...two got in...boston college and nyu...one didn't get in anywhere east but got into stanford, which along with usc are the only two western uni's as good as an ivy...or more accurately, as good and as prestigious, and as expensive, too

    for the rest of my hs class, it was a state uni or jc at the best

    btw, isn't denison a chilli? ;)
     
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    congratulations!

    i remember those days... i got in at the Universities of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Stout, and Eau Claire. I chose Point. But you've probably never heard of any of them ;) Point is a great school
     
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    F me, Freddy. You got in to all that?

    (watches brains get blown up)

    Well, just remember to get College Writing out of the way...by that, I mean that College Writing (some calll it University Writing) is a prerequisite to graduating from almost any college you attend, yet it's a highly involved writing course. So you might want to get that out of the way now to avoid worrying about it later.
     
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    Woohoo! I'm a University of Chicago alum, so feel free to contact me (either via PM or in this thread) if you have any questions about it. Going to Chicago was possibly the best experience of my life. Good luck as you decide where you'll be headed for the best four years of yours!
     
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    where did you decide to go? Did you get any scholarships?
     
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    I did get a scholarship and it definitely determined where I'm going.

    I didn't qualify for need based aid at any college I got into, but Denison University awarded me a full academic merit scholarship. (It's a lot, in excess of $35k each year.) The only thing I'll have to pay is $200 for room and board every semester.

    I didn't get any money from the other colleges, although I did receive several smaller, outside scholarships.

    I'll be enrolling in Denison this August.
     
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    WHOA! F***ing kick-ass! That puts almost every other scholarship I've seen to shame...how does anyone do it?

    And the $200 for living on campus every semester sounds real cheap. Lucky you.
     
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    Thanks, for a while I was really worried because I wasn't sure if I would be able to go anywhere.

    I'm footing the bill myself and without any outside aid, it would have been near impossible without student loans (something I definitely wanted to avoid b/c of debt.)

    Now I just have to figure out where I'm going to surf in the Midwest. :D

    (I've started surfing here in Texas; it's going to be hard to continue that in Ohio.)

    Normally room and board is much, much more expensive. It's only $200 because of the outside, non-Denison scholarships I got (also for all 4 years.)
     
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    Well my university is pretty dirt cheap compared to almost every university out there, since to live on campus for a year is like $9000 something. Other universities get 5-digits out of that, and a few get 6-digits for on-campus living. At least Greenspan is working to keep the tuition down, which is nice, as I think the bill for classrooms and college etc. is already way too high as it is. $200 a semester for on-campus might be too little for Greenspan to work up, but $200 for a 3-credit course as supposed to $1000 or more would still be better.

    And I start the last week of my summer course -- Calculus C -- on June 27, but before I do... *quickly celebrates 5000 posts* :D
     
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    :D

    Congrats on 5000....June 27th is also my 18th birthday... :D
     
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    happy birthday folks

    and have fun in your college adventure...having fun and new experiences are as important as getting good grades and finishing and since college is not lock step for four years like high school, you can see a lot

    heck you can get married and join a rock band and get a job and take 12 years to finish....which was my path...but i don't suggest it ;)

    man , how i wish i could be 18 again...the common rant you will hear over and over again from people late-20s on up...a billion dollars cannot buy a single person a lost day and when you hear people tell you your high school and college years are your best, it's true but many people don't know it until it's over

    the working world, no matter how good the job is or how much you make, does eventually become mundane since it usually is five days a week, eight hours a day...after a year or two of that, you will wish for those college and high school years

    i bet there are some old working stiffs like me who would love to be transported to college dorm life/student union/college games/strollng around campus, etc for just one day...great memories

    over the years, i have visited my old campuses or attended some college related activities, but it wasn't the same...nagging real life issues get in the way of the total freedom one can only have as a college/high school student

    and as for that 200 dollar a semester cost for dennison, that's the most ideal situation i have ever heard...congrats on that...the only other free college i have heard about has major strings attached, like either being in a military academy and having to serve out seven more years to pay for school, or being on a sports scholarship which will only pay if you're healthy to play, which isn't always the case

    my school was also 200 dollars a semester (state college many years ago) but most of us took it for granted...we didn't have ahnold up there threatening to raise costs every second of every day ;)
     
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    job, good luck in college this next school year, you must be getting ready to go. BTW: do you think you'll be getting a job?

    -nathan
     
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    I'm still in High School, but I'm applying to college:) Oh and if they are not Mac friendly they are not on my list at all.
     
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    Let me say as a current college professor and Mac user and as a Mac user since 1984, that choosing just because of Mac friendliness is a poor methodology.

    In general, Many schools will tolerate Macs on the netowrk. As long as your program does not require a PC for testing, or intentionally lock out Macs, consider it 'friendly' Most schools have small pockets of Mac lovers that are hard core but its not advertised or official university policy. My school (part of the Cal State System) has many Macs, but officially, they are not liked at my campus. That said, they are well supported but you will never see any evidence of this on websites, or tech documents.

    Just don't miss out on a great school for something that you may be able to overcome. Ask more guided questions about if they have VLANs, how they authenticate? Is it C, JAVA, MAC address based. etc. Most people will say NO MAcs because they don't know or feel its more trouble.

     
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    It's a different matter on my campus. About half the laptops I've seen on the Cal campus are Macs. It's much more than a "small poket" here to say the least!
     
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    i couldn't imagine a school, if i had to guess off the top of my head, that would be more mac friendly than cal
     

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