This thread is intended to discuss college decisions and perhaps seek advice from graduates. The discussion of colleges/tuition has begun to take over the 'God v. Atheism' debate, and I felt the two issues needed to be separated.
Also, please post your thoughts of college tuition these days.. College tuition has increased so rapidly that government financial aid cannot keep up! Tuition has increased at a rate faster than inflation ever since I can remember... This means colleges and universities are making much higher profits from our tuition.. And where is this money going? Probably straight to the top.. into the hands of chancellors, deans, presidents.. Why doesn't the government do anything about it? Developed countries need more people to attend college, and how can this happen if colleges cost more and more?
What some people have said thus far:
Well as of now my undergrad will be a double major: bio & mol bio.
Medicine> To tell ya the truth, I really have no clue, but resarch medicine has always caught my eye. :icon_biggrin:
But ya, Duke's a lot closer for me (I'm from Knoxville), and cost....let's just say I'll be working my ass off while in college. :icon_wink:
Sweet.. yea I was thinking of double majoring in comp. engineering and pre-med until I figured out what I wanted to do.. I'm good at bio and physics, but I hate chemistry..
haha yea.. college costs way too much these days.. rice is almost 45k per year!! I'll be working my ass of in college too, and I'll still graduate >100k in debt:S
After school (16) you get GCSE's in maths,english,science and some optional subjects. If you stay in education and go to 6th form you get A levels in 4/5 subjects.
An "a" level is an AS+ an A2 by the way. there one year each. you have to do the as to be able to do the a2 but thats ok as an AS is a qualification itself enabling you to drop it and switch subjects for the second year.
Im debating dropping chemistry next year and doing a 1 year course in maths, might help my uni application....
In the UK there are quite alot of different unis (and the system varies between N.I , england , scotland and wales) but essentially theres the good, well known ones then the new ones that used to be tech colleges (founded circa 1960s) that dont have such a good reputation.
Im ok at maths (only got B at GCSE) thats why i want to go the web devel route at uni instead of plain computer science.
Most unis teach C#, java and PHP btw