Where should I *try* to go to college?

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  1. Orange Furball, Nov 3, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012

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    Orange Furball

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    Scranton, PA, USA
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    Hello. I just realized that I have to start looking at colleges... yay...

    Anyway, I'm interested in computers, mainly hardware repair (because I don't know coding :eek:) and I have no idea where to look at. I figured this is a technology website so I should start with some opinions here. I've been doing a bunch of research on my own but I'm still not sure. I live in PA but am fine with moving. And price matters too! :)

    So please give me your advice/opinions! I'm in my junior year of high school, so I have some time. My sister didn't start looking until her senior year and ended up at community college for a couple of years before moving to a 'real' one (not that community college isn't real, she loves it!)

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Macman756

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    Might wanna cool it on the Smileys. But how are your grades? That will help gauge any place you'll be able to get into. SAT scores? Assuming your grades/SATs are decent, 3.85/2100, you're probably looking at some good State schools that specialize in your major. If price matters you're probably only looking instate anyways. I'd check out UPitt or Penn Sate. I went to GA Tech for my undergrad, and did Computer Engineering and Applied Math BS's, with a minor in Physics.
     
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    Are you interested in hardware beyond repair? Like designing?

    If not, then it sounds like you are more interested in a vocational type program rather than a degree program. Those would be found at a community college.
     
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    yg17

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    So it sounds like you want to work at GeekSquad and I'm pretty sure the more education you have, the less qualified you are to work there....
     

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