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state schools are cheap dude. i pay something like $4700 in tuition a semester.
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state schools are cheap dude. i pay something like $4700 in tuition a semester.

This. Most state schools are roughly the same price... 5-8k a year in tuition. The big flagship U's (UC's, UVA, Michigan, etc...) are around 10-12k in tuition.
post #243 of 260
I paid a little over $20K/yr at Ohio State, but I was OOS. I think they charge $10K for in-state. Almost went to U. of Maryland. IIRC, they had pretty cheap in-state tuition.
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I paid a little over $20K/yr at Ohio State, but I was OOS. I think they charge $10K for in-state.

Almost went to U. of Maryland. IIRC, they had pretty cheap in-state tuition.

it's getting pretty pricy now - i pay roughly ~18,000 a year for in-state tuition and out of state is basically like going to a private school now. iirc, my OOS roommate last year was paying like 45k a year
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it's getting pretty pricy now - i pay roughly ~18,000 a year for in-state tuition and out of state is basically like going to a private school now. iirc, my OOS roommate last year was paying like 45k a year
I think that's with room and board though, right?
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it's getting pretty pricy now - i pay roughly ~18,000 a year for in-state tuition and out of state is basically like going to a private school now. iirc, my OOS roommate last year was paying like 45k a year

Who would pay that much for UG? It's ridiculous.
post #247 of 260
Anyone have experience with sociology PhD programs? I'm a rising senior at Boston College, starting to get my list of places to apply to. I have a special interest in Environmental Sociology, Social Theory, and Civic Sociology. So far, Berkeley, Wisconsin-Madison, and U Washington have piqued my interest-- but UC Santa Cruz and Washington State also seem to have good environmental programs.
post #248 of 260
I think Tufts has a very good program.
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I think Tufts has a very good program.

I think they have a solid undergrad program. I dont believe they offer a graduate program, though.
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Originally Posted by limester816 View Post
Anyone have experience with sociology PhD programs? I'm a rising senior at Boston College, starting to get my list of places to apply to. I have a special interest in Environmental Sociology, Social Theory, and Civic Sociology. So far, Berkeley, Wisconsin-Madison, and U Washington have piqued my interest-- but UC Santa Cruz and Washington State also seem to have good environmental programs.

Don't know about the quality of the sociology program but UWM is a great place to live for grad school.
post #251 of 260
I took the GRE this morning!! Did OKish but was honestly hoping/expecting a tad better: 740Q 550V and between a 4.5 and a 5.5 on the essays but in my estimation a 5.

I was actually really rushed finishing the math section and had 10 questions with only 10 mins to do them crazy.gif. There were probably 3 that I 'guessed' on (and likely missed), which is more than I had seen on any practice test. Whatever. Didn't study any of the vocab lol and looked at recommended essay formats the night before. For my econ grad program the quant is the only score that matters as long as you don't completely bomb the verbal. Glad this damn test is out of the way so I can focus on my cal and linear equations classes. Anticipated start date is 08/2012

75% sure I'm gonna stay in Texas for in-state tuition so my legit options are UH (blah fallback), A&M (OBNOXIOUS and I'm not a big fan of C-Stat maybe that could change?), and the dark horse school UT Dallas (exciting program which is rising fast in ranks!). They're all cheap as balls so that's a plus

Btw if anyone is a letter of recommendation or two short, I would advise you to speak with a prof in your field from a local university (community college in my case) and offer your services as a tutor. I'm doing it free (see LoR [hopefully]) for a few hours a week for intro econ classes. Works well to show the prof you know your shit and are involved with the college. Also, if you've never been a tutor before, it can be rewarding helping students learn and shit. Don't bang your pupils though
post #252 of 260
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I took the GRE this morning!! Did OKish but was honestly hoping/expecting a tad better: 740Q 550V and between a 4.5 and a 5.5 on the essays but in my estimation a 5.

I was actually really rushed finishing the math section and had 10 questions with only 10 mins to do them crazy.gif. There were probably 3 that I 'guessed' on (and likely missed), which is more than I had seen on any practice test. Whatever. Didn't study any of the vocab lol and looked at recommended essay formats the night before. For my econ grad program the quant is the only score that matters as long as you don't completely bomb the verbal. Glad this damn test is out of the way so I can focus on my cal and linear equations classes. Anticipated start date is 08/2012

75% sure I'm gonna stay in Texas for in-state tuition so my legit options are UH (blah fallback), A&M (OBNOXIOUS and I'm not a big fan of C-Stat maybe that could change?), and the dark horse school UT Dallas (exciting program which is rising fast in ranks!). They're all cheap as balls so that's a plus

Btw if anyone is a letter of recommendation or two short, I would advise you to speak with a prof in your field from a local university (community college in my case) and offer your services as a tutor. I'm doing it free (see LoR [hopefully]) for a few hours a week for intro econ classes. Works well to show the prof you know your shit and are involved with the college. Also, if you've never been a tutor before, it can be rewarding helping students learn and shit. Don't bang your pupils though

I know nothing of the UTD econ program. However, UTD is working on being fully classified as a Tier 1 university and is willing to be aggressive and helpful. I'm working on my physics PhD here and they've bent over backwards for me - both at the department and at the university level. The usual bull is the usual bull, but the bureaucracy is manageable. It's a worth while school.
post #253 of 260
Im currently about to start my senior year of undergraduate studies with a double major in English and Business Administration with a focus in marketing. I will graduate with no student loans and I also have to opportunity to attend the universities masters program for free. My plans are to get my masters in health administration and hopefully run a hospital someday. I am wondering if I should take advantage of the free education from a university that is ranked over 250 or pay for a top 10 ranked program?

Thanks for any help!
post #254 of 260
Hey!

I'm a soon to be senior at a university about to graduate with a degree in economics. Along with my degree I've taken a ton of math classes and have always been interested in engineering, so i feel like i have made a mistake by not majoring in it. so here is my dilemma:

stay at my university for 3 more years( taking a total of 6 years to graduate) and get a degree in electrical engineering( essentially having a double major with econ).The issue here is i prefer not to remain at my school after coming so close to graduating. Although i will get financial aid, i will be taking out 4k in loans a year IF my parents still help me.

or

Take as many math and science classes i can by the time i graduate. Apply for a masters in electrical engineering somewhere and make up deficiency electrical engineering courses before i begin the actual masters. The issue here is that it will probably all be unfunded.

the math and science classes i will have by the time i graduate are: Calculus 1-3( includes multi-variable),linear algebra, differential equations, and Physics 1-2( mechanics and electricity), and a calculus based probability course. Also, i am currently 10k in debt.

thanks!
post #255 of 260
Thegoodlife, since you will be graduating university debt free, it may be a good idea to pay to attend a more prestigious graduate program. Do you know what kind of graduate program you want to attend? Do you have an idea what you want to pursue career wise? Are you going to work some before attending a graduate program? If you're going to work (which most career minded people recommend) no need worrying too much about where to apply yet. In the meantime, contact career services to get a list of companies that recruit out of your school's graduate programs career fairs. Take a look at your alumni network to see what kind of jobs people from your school have landed.
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