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University people... how long were you there?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ZackyBoy, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    7 years as of this april when I graduate. Will be glad to be leaving.
     
  2. ZackyBoy

    ZackyBoy Senior member

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    7 years as of this april when I graduate. Will be glad to be leaving.

    7 years for what degree bro? Bachelors or higher?
     
  3. unjung

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    4.5 years with a fair number of summer classes. Only every took four classes per semester so had to catch up somehow, and missed one summer so had to stay a bit extra. Wish I'd stayed longer sometimes.
     
  4. MrG

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    I was 27 when I finally got my bachelor's, so nine years after high school. I started at a community college and only rarely went more than full time. I also took a couple of semesters off. All of this led to me taking a long time to get through community college. I finished the requirements when I was 25 and transferred to the nearest university. I managed to finish the last half of my degree in three semesters and a summer, so it was pretty intense once I got to a university.
     
  5. mrchapel

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    5 years, mostly due to a complete lack of interest for a couple of semesters (wandering mind and all) that resulted in academic probationary actions, but also due to having to work full-time and the limited availability of certain classes required for graduation. But that's the problem with going to a UC (CSUs, as I understand it, have it much worse).
     
  6. MrNick

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    It's going to end up taking me 5 or 6 years to get my bachelor's.
     
  7. Yo-han

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    was at uni for 8 years, wish i would have stayed longer
     
  8. APK

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    Will be 25 when I get my bachelor's in English. So don't feel bad. I took a semester off to work at a newspaper and have had another two semesters tacked on to my college career due to poor planning.

    Five years has been the standard for a BA in this country for a while. Six is also becoming more common. Four years is now the exception.

    And depending on what you're going into, there's no sense of urgency to get done with school right now with the current job market.
     
  9. Texasmade

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    3 years undergrad 2 years grad for accounting so 5 years total
     
  10. AR_Six

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    7 years for what degree bro? Bachelors or higher?

    BA then Law.
     
  11. HelloIDistance

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    It's going to take me five years for my bachelors. The longer the better for me, haha. I'm just trying to meet as many people as I can and enjoy the experience.
     
  12. dusty

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    four and a half, no job, just didn't care to rush it
     
  13. superego

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    One of my friends took 7 years to finish her undergrad (no, I'm not kidding). We're about the same age, and she was wrapping up her bachelor's as I was finishing up my master's AFTER having worked for two years beforehand. :)

    People rushing to finish college in 3 years strike me as incredibly foolish. College constitutes some of the best years of your life and rushing to get 'em done so they can start work is absurd to me.
     
  14. Eason

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    ^^ Though, remember that it does nothing at all for you to spend time in college to avoid having to get a job. You can only dodge reality for so long, you can't be a student forever. If you are going to spend so long in college, you better have a job at the same time to make yourself at least a little marketable when you get out.
     
  15. Tcameron

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    3.5 years for a major I designed. I'm graduating at the end of December and have never been so nervous in my life. Even with 4 solid internships down, things don't look so hot these days.
     
  16. superego

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    ^^ Though, remember that it does nothing at all for you to spend time in college to avoid having to get a job. You can only dodge reality for so long, you can't be a student forever. If you are going to spend so long in college, you better have a job at the same time to make yourself at least a little marketable when you get out.

    Right, I didn't mean to suggest that her staying in college for 7 years was a good thing, merely an anecdote related to the original post.

    4-5 years seems completely reasonable to me though, particularly if you study abroad or do a co-op for a semester or more.
     
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    All I have to say, in general, is that your twenties is the best decade of your life - a time when you are single, healthy, and able to recover from your mistakes. It therefore is a time to enjoy yourself and not take yourself too seriously.
     
  18. dusty

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    All I have to say, in general, is that your twenties is the best decade of your life - a time when you are single, healthy, and able to recover from your mistakes. It therefore is a time to enjoy yourself and not take yourself too seriously.

    [​IMG] To be so carefree...
     
  19. ceaton

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    I work at one, so um... ask me in a few decades. If you mean as a student it would be 16 years, but a lot of that is my hobby of taking one language class a term (it's free!).
     
  20. holymadness

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    I took five years to get a BA. The worst thing to happen to me was a intense long-term relationship that sucked up all my time and attention. That, in conjunction with goofing off, led to less than stellar progress.

    Later, when I became more serious, I threw myself into my work and applied myself with vigour; I got As but had no social life and ended up burning myself out on my subject matter to the point where I don't even enjoy what I spent my early adult years studying.

    Long story short, I had no happy medium. I'm not even sure one is attainable without sacrificing something important (grades, personal life, diet, exercise, leisure).
     

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