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What college did you go/do you go to?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    What's Vassar's current tuition? I'd look it up but I suffer from a chronic illness that some call laziness.
     
  2. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    What's Vassar's current tuition? I'd look it up but I suffer from a chronic illness that some call laziness.

    Around the same as other comparable schools -- a mere $ 37,570 for the coming school year, according to their web site.

    Seeing that figure strikes fear into my heart, given that I just finally paid off my student loans (from when tuition was considerably less) last year.
     
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    UCLA & Balliol College, Oxford

    I value my entire education about on a par with a bucket of warm spit!
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    UCLA & Balliol College, Oxford

    I value my entire education about on a par with a bucket of warm spit!


    Hey, my brother is at Balliol [​IMG] Nice place.
     
  5. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    Did any of you Vassar guys know Tom McHugh? Education professor? I knew him a little after he retired from Vassar in the 90s.

    I went to Washington College.
     
  6. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    I took this job primarily because it was the best gig that was geographically close to my mother; my father passed away shortly before I got serious about job-talks and Mum was diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter. I didn't consider campus culture to the degree I perhaps should have.

    Damn, brother. I thought I was the only one in that kind of boat.
     
  7. knucks

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    University of Michigan.

    Don't know if I like it here, I may transfer after 2nd yr.
     
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    I value my entire education about on a par with a bucket of warm spit!

    If you had to do it over again, where would you go? I am a little surprised to read this, particularly because one can sense the nostalgia when you post about your Oxford years....
     
  9. leftover_salmon

    leftover_salmon Well-Known Member

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    Around the same as other comparable schools -- a mere $ 37,570 for the coming school year, according to their web site.

    Seeing that figure strikes fear into my heart, given that I just finally paid off my student loans (from when tuition was considerably less) last year.


    That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.
     
  10. Nonk

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    To those who have studied outside the U.S., can i ask why?
     
  11. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    To those who have studied outside the U.S., can i ask why?

    Are you referring to those who studied abroad for a semester or two, or those who actually received a full education from an overseas university?
     
  12. offline100

    offline100 Well-Known Member

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    Cambridge in the fall, to read history.
    EA, we have much in common as I did this too. And I'm also from Texas and love the movie Rushmore. Congrats on Cambridge -- cherish it and make the most of its magic. Your years there may be the best of your life =)
     
  13. csgrad

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    2006 UCLA, BS in Com Sci and Eng
    Went back to get my masters in cs... after 1 quarter left for a job offer at a startup... planning to go back to finish my masters in 2008-2009.
     
  14. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    Cambridge in the fall, to read history.

    I did receive an offer to read law at Oxford,

    Oxford Brooke's that is.
     
  15. Nonk

    Nonk Well-Known Member

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    Are you referring to those who studied abroad for a semester or two, or those who actually received a full education from an overseas university?


    Conne, lets say for an academic year or more.
     
  16. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama '03
     
  17. brimley

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    That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.

    Size of alumni gifts and foundations is a big factor.
     
  18. SGladwell

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    To those who have studied outside the U.S., can i ask why?

    There were faculty with whom I wanted to study, I was living in Germany at the time so London/Vienna was a much shorter move than back to the US, and the whole Fulbright thing.
     
  19. Huntsman

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    That's obscene for tuition. The funny thing is that none of the 10 most expensive schools (tuition-wise) are in the top 30 or 40 colleges in the county. I never understood where places like Kenyon, Sarah Lawrence, GWU -- although all fine schools -- get away with charging that much while Ivy League schools and other comparable institutions are 5-10k cheaper.

    Because the smart kids may well go to the Ivys, while the 'Second-Tier' colleges are happy to accept stupid-but-rich. It's really a higher payoff for those schools to have high tuition than the Ivys, I imagine.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  20. whacked

    whacked Well-Known Member

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    Vassar College is anything but a "stupid-but-rich" school, mind you...

    Some people just prefer the excellent liberal arts education and personal attention that small, elite insitutions like Williams, Amherst... provide.
     

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