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11/20/2012 4:33:04 AM
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Should I regret attending a small college vs a big party School?

I am going to attend a small liberal arts school outside of Boston, which is very academically focused. I decided not to attend the larger party school like Boston U, should I regret my decision? I am serious and need a serious answer, was my decision the right one based on the flood's own knowledge and experience? I kind of feel like I'll miss that college experience that is about parties and crazy things. [Edited on 11.19.2012 8:35 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ulquiorra Cifer If you're going to college to party then you need to get your priorities straight.[/quote] Not necessarily. As long as your priorities ARE straight, you study, focus when needed, nothing wrong with cutting back and partying.
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  • Go to a college you can afford
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  • The true smart people know that college isn't about the piece of paper that you get at the end of it - it is the networking and connections you make along the way that set you up after, especially in this garbage job market. Like it or not, schools with party atmospheres can end up doing that better.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] NewRadical12 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] NewRadical12 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber AHAHAHAHA If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way so you should enjoy it while life is still fun in the big party school.[/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way [/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If [u]your[/u] taking liberal arts...[/quote]As opposed to your future, which will clearly be as stellar as your grammar. Oh wait...[/quote] Grammar -blam!-s dont have a very bright future too you know[/quote]I only criticize other people's grammar when they're dumb enough to question the intelligence of others without first displaying a reasonable grasp of the language with which they're attempting to do so.[/quote] fair enough
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] random no337 It's an established way of communication on the internet that just about everyone understands. It gets the sentiment of my post across perfectly. I'm sure I don't have to tell you about how 4chan isn't a super secret club any more, do I?[/quote] True, but really the only place you ever see people do it on are 4chan. Most other places people don't do it because it looks stupid and doesn't really stand out other than the spacing while on 4chan it is helpful for multiple reasons. As for the second half of your post lol since when did people think an Internet forum is a super secret place?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] What Is This1 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] random no337 >people actually bothering to respond to rose Seriously people, he uses the same avatar, same posting style heavy on insults and assertions and low on substance, and has Rose in every single alt. Where have you been for the last 6 months? All that said, he is a bit of a sad lolcow.[/quote] Honestly I think you should be more ashamed that you greentexted here. Responding to trolls/idiots isn't really that big of a deal since most of the tie it is amusing.[/quote]It's an established way of communication on the internet that just about everyone understands. It gets the sentiment of my post across perfectly. I'm sure I don't have to tell you about how 4chan isn't a super secret club any more, do I?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] random no337 >people actually bothering to respond to rose Seriously people, he uses the same avatar, same posting style heavy on insults and assertions and low on substance, and has Rose in every single alt. Where have you been for the last 6 months? All that said, he is a bit of a sad lolcow.[/quote] Honestly I think you should be more ashamed that you greentexted here. Responding to trolls/idiots isn't really that big of a deal since most of the tie it is amusing. [Edited on 11.20.2012 3:41 AM PST]
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  • >people actually bothering to respond to rose Seriously people, he uses the same avatar, same posting style heavy on insults and assertions and low on substance, and has Rose in every single alt. Where have you been for the last 6 months? All that said, he is a bit of a sad lolcow. [Edited on 11.20.2012 3:39 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3 Having a good GPA doesnt mean you cant be an idiot. And being a -blam!- doesnt mean you have great social skills. The only one looking deperate here is the guy constantly telling people how cool he is because he goes to parties and studies engineering. Youve got your priorities messed up buddy. Youd make a lousy engineer.[/quote] You have absolutely no argument. You keep making moronic claims that I continue to contradict, hence making you look desperate because I embarrassed you. I am the best robotics programmer on my general engineering project team. Bar none. I doubt you're even studying engineering. Like I said before, I'm smarter than you, I understand the college life better than you, and I socialize better than you. Get over it.
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  • Small college if you want a bright future. Otherwise go to the part college and enjoy life for 5 years.
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  • Whatever college you pick, as long as it's the right one for you, you'll have a blast. There's obviously a reason why you picked the smaller school over the bigger one in the first place so I believe you'll be fine.
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  • fancie book-learnin aint worth a damn u shoud dig ditches wit me
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CultMiester4000 wherever you go there will be parties.[/quote] ^This is so true. I am a biology major at an LAC on the west coast. We only have about 1500 students, and yeah, we study pretty hard. When the weekend rolls around, there is always a party to be had, and drugs/alcohol to be found if that is your scene. The LACs are worth it. I have so many opportunities for research that a "State U" student wouldn't have, because there would be too many other students/grad students standing in the way. Make sure to use your close contact with professors to your advantage. It is a big reason why I prefer my school to my home state's flagship. As for this Rose guy; ignore him. He is either trolling, or terribly disillusioned. Oh, and a note: never ask the flood for advice like this.
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  • Am I the only one that thought "education" when I was choosing my University? You're not missing out on anything you'll remember. That's for sure.
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  • Rose is a perfect example of a closet nerd. Everyone who actually haves a proper social life, doesn't have the time or interest to give a -blam!- who is a nerd or not, and judge people on internet, especially when "nerds" are majority in these forums. [Edited on 11.20.2012 12:43 AM PST]
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  • wherever you go there will be parties.
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  • No OP, I went to a small school and it was the best decision of my life. I still talk regularly to all my friends from school and if you can't find a good party at your school just get a group of friends and head to the bars. You can still party hard at a small school (I sure as hell did).
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  • I really don't see why the word nerd is being slung around like some sort of social stigma. Just because some people have a preference to work instead of socializing doesn't necessarily reduce them to a level below those that choose to.
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  • Maybe Legendary Rose is a nerd, but can't accept it, so he/she goes to all the parties and tries to be cool, but ends up standing alone in the corner. After these parties he/she goes on the internet and calls other people nerds, which is the only thing that makes him/her feel cool. Is that it Legendary Rose? Are you actually a nerd, but aren't willing to accept that fact? I bet you are. You're also a douche, which sucks, because no one likes nerdy douches. Do you have friends? Probaly not. I'd be your friend, but you suck. Must be awful being a nerdy douche that sucks. You're also fat. And ugly. You're fugly. You're a fugly nerdy douche that sucks.
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  • Honestly, just name the school. Your anonymity is not at stake here. I can tell you for a fact whether the school has a dominant Greeklife or sports scene, and that will predicate how much of a party scene there is. Going to a top SLAC over a giant public university isn't necessarily a bad move. I had friends at Tufts, Wesleyan, and Amherst that had a better time than friends at BC, Harvard, and BU. A lot of it will depend on how much ownership you take of your experience, but there are smart, hardworking, talented, attractive people at all those SLACs; you should enjoy yourself regardless of where you go.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] NewRadical12 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber AHAHAHAHA If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way so you should enjoy it while life is still fun in the big party school.[/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way [/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If [u]your[/u] taking liberal arts...[/quote]As opposed to your future, which will clearly be as stellar as your grammar. Oh wait...[/quote] Grammar -blam!-s dont have a very bright future too you know[/quote]I only criticize other people's grammar when they're dumb enough to question the intelligence of others without first displaying a reasonable grasp of the language with which they're attempting to do so.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Legendary Rose [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Legendary Rose [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Legendary Rose Typical nerd response that has no idea what the social part of college is about.[/quote] ok buddy, keep thinking that. I guess people that choose a uni based on the career they want to get into are all nerds. In a few years time remember to ask if the customer would like coke for the drink.[/quote] Which is why I'm studying mechanical engineering and maintaining 3.8. I'm smarter than you and I socialize better than you. Keep living your pathetic life. I also like how my point flew right over your head too, further proving your stupidity.[/quote] FYI im also taking mechanical engineering, and while my GPA isnt a 3.8 im glad im not an idiot like you. [/quote] So we establish that I have a higher GPA than you, and better social skills than you, yet I'm an idiot. You look pretty desperate. Just accept the fact that college is about academics and broader social development. People who confine themselves to their dorm to study all the time are doomed to miss out on the college experience. [/quote] Having a good GPA doesnt mean you cant be an idiot. And being a -blam!- doesnt mean you have great social skills. The only one looking deperate here is the guy constantly telling people how cool he is because he goes to parties and studies engineering. Youve got your priorities messed up buddy. Youd make a lousy engineer.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Legendary Rose [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Legendary Rose [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sims3k ugh... people choose certain colleges/unis over others because of parties? daheq is wrong with you people. This is the most important education you will get in your life and youre thinking which school will have the best parties.[/quote] Typical nerd response that has no idea what the social part of college is about.[/quote] ok buddy, keep thinking that. I guess people that choose a uni based on the career they want to get into are all nerds. In a few years time remember to ask if the customer would like coke for the drink.[/quote] Which is why I'm studying mechanical engineering and maintaining 3.8. I'm smarter than you and I socialize better than you. Keep living your pathetic life. I also like how my point flew right over your head too, further proving your stupidity.[/quote] FYI im also taking mechanical engineering, and while my GPA isnt a 3.8 im glad im not an idiot like you. [/quote] So we establish that I have a higher GPA than you, and better social skills than you, yet I'm an idiot. You look pretty desperate. Just accept the fact that college is about academics and broader social development. People who confine themselves to their dorm to study all the time are doomed to miss out on the college experience.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] NewRadical12 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber AHAHAHAHA If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way so you should enjoy it while life is still fun in the big party school.[/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way [/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If [u]your[/u] taking liberal arts...[/quote]As opposed to your future, which will clearly be as stellar as your grammar. Oh wait...[/quote] Grammar -blam!-s dont have a very bright future too you know
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber AHAHAHAHA If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way so you should enjoy it while life is still fun in the big party school.[/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If your taking liberal arts then your future isn't better either way [/quote] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Epicly Uber If [u]your[/u] taking liberal arts...[/quote]As opposed to your future, which will clearly be as stellar as your grammar. Oh wait... [Edited on 11.19.2012 11:33 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Da Real Caboose [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] masterchief200 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Da Real Caboose Rose is exaggerating hugely. You're going to be fine. There will be plenty of house parties you can attend. How big is the school (studentwise) that you'll be attending?[/quote] It is 3000 kids approx, a lot of them are considered nerds but I guess I will find those who like to party. It is brandeis u btw.[/quote] You will be fine man. Focus on your grades, you're going to meet friends and everything will play out. If they have fraternities, rush and if you like any it can help you more if you're that focused on drinking. [/quote] It is definetely a big change for me, i live in Brooklyn and my HS has 5500 kids attending it, lots of gangs, kids doing coke in the stalls etc. this college is going to be in the quiet suburbs of boston, a lot of these kids have never been robbed at gun or knifepoint before. I guess you are right though, Ill find parties given I look hard enough. Thanks.
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