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Which college did you attend?

Asked by Luiveton (4024 points ) November 20th, 2012

Which college did you attend? (if you remember.)
Was it good? Did you have a good experience?
Did you have certain hopes? (Like getting accepted into a certain college—were you?)

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tedd's avatar

The Ohio State University.

It was very good, I enjoyed my time there overwhelmingly in virtually every stand point (classes, teachers, social experience, education, etc).

My only real hopes were to enjoy myself and graduate with my chem degree, both of which I accomplished.

gailcalled's avatar

Wellesley College; An all-women’s college outside of Boston (alma mater) to Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Nora Ephron, Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Susan Sheehan, Diane Ravich,Lynn Sheer and Paul Ryan’s wife, Jenna, who broke the mold.)

It was, and is, a wonderful place for a woman to get a superb education. Even though I was too immature and would have benefited more if I had matriculated when I was 25 rather than 17, I carry the experience with me all the time. It defined me.

We were, by an large, a serious and sober group…when not studying, most of us played bridge (and smoked). We found our social life, by and large, in Cambridge, New Haven, and some of the other all-male campuses, with an occasional foray to MIT, BU and BC.

nicole29's avatar

University of Pittsburgh (undergrad), University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (current)

Was it good? Hmmm…. It’s hard, definitely challenging. Definitely frustrating. But that’s the nature of the beast – and by that, I mean any difficult major. I’ve had good experiences, in a beautiful city, with some great people.

My hope is to graduate with my PharmD, and get a residency (after deciding which direction I want to go), and then have a clinical job that I really enjoy. All of those are yet to be seen….

gailcalled's avatar

^^^Good luck. Stick with it. I use my Pharmacist for all kinds of RX advice..he is as knowledgable and sometime seems to know more than my PCP.

Here is a best-seller by PharmD Armon B. Neel, who has found a really interesting niche in helping geriatric patients wean themselves off too many prescriptions.

janbb's avatar

Sarah Lawrence College

Great academic experience; small classes, lots of contact with professors. Very mixed socially. It was a small all women’s college at that time (later went co-ed) and somewhat unfriendly.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The Ag School at Cornell U. Amazing education about everything. It was a shock for a kid from a tiny town with a graduating class of 50 in high school. I loved it though. I got a BS and had a job lined up before I graduated. That college had just about everything you could ever see in life I think.

whitenoise's avatar

I’ve been in ‘University of Applied Sciences of Utrecht’ (Netherlands), Sheffield University (UK) and attended some courses at Yale. With the first of that list I was both a student and a professor/teacher.

I enjoyed most of the time I spend with all these institutes, but – in retrospect – I believe that I was too young to fully appreciate the beauty of being in a learning environment.

I still have hopes that, one day, I will go back to teaching, or even studying. I loved that position.

blueiiznh's avatar

University of Minnesota – BSEE
BU – MSCIS

Awesome experiences. Not much to argue about going to school in the Boston area.

YARNLADY's avatar

Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
various city colleges off and on over a 10 year period.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Sonoma State College, Cotati, California. A great little liberal arts school at the time. I lied about my age, took the GED in my senior year in HS and got right in on the summer semester. English and American Literature, Art History major and a lot of science courses to satisfy my parents.

Last two undergrad years at UC Berkeley. Big, radical and an exciting school at the time. Sociobiology.

Took courses in Oceanography at University of South Florida and Art History at Eckerd College.

University of Lund, Sweden. Post graduate work in Art History and Sociobiology.

Initially, I just wanted to maintain a deferred draft status during a war that I was vehemently against. Eventually I became interested in everything and spread myself pretty thin. I was lucky to enter a school right out of HS with a very loose definition of “major.” I spent later most of my time at Berkeley in lectures and writing papers, including a credited series given by Alan Watts, which I enjoyed immensely and have stuck with me throughout my life. My parents were right, however, the science credits became a very important window into later post grad studies.

Jeruba's avatar

I wanted to go to Wellesley, but I didn’t get in. (Probably just as well; I’d have needed a hefty scholarship that was unlikely to be forthcoming.) Instead I received a full scholarship to a midwestern college that is now extinct but was in its day a curious educational experiment. It was an interesting place to be at the time, and I certainly learned some things that wouldn’t have been on the agenda at a top New England women’s college.

I left that school during my junior year. After a four-year hiatus I transferred to Boston University and graduated from there.

cookieman's avatar

Massachusetts College of Art

Was (and may still be) the only state-funded art college in the US. I majored in communication design with a concentration in illustration.

I loved my experience there and gained a very solid grasp on graphic design and illustration. As luck would have it, we were the last graduating class to get through the curriculum without computers. So we learned stat cameras, and dark room photography, and letraset type, and so on. Almost immediately, those things became obsolete as everything went digital. As such, I spent the next two years retraining myself on Adobe and Quark and Corel software.

Blondesjon's avatar

Illinois University Of Hard Knocks

The courses were brutal but they shaped me in to what I am today.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

University of Edinburgh

I was torn between Edinburgh and Glasgow but ended up choosing Edinburgh because on an open day Glasgow handed me a leaflet and I was back out in 10 minutes whereas Edinburgh had invited everybody who was thinking about going there for an entire day and wined and dined us so we felt wanted.

reijinni's avatar

Vollunteer State Community College for Associates
Tennessee State University for Bachelor’s. I chose that school because Vanderbilt is too expensive, the other schools are brainwashing schools and U.T. sucks.

Linda_Owl's avatar

I attended Cedar Valley College (a Dallas county Jr. College) for two years. My degree plan was for Psychology. I had a GPA of 4.0 – I intended to transfer to a 4 year college (like the University of Texas). Unfortunately, my plans did not work out for me.

Mariah's avatar

Well I’m still here and don’t feel good about giving away my location, but it’s a small tech school with a good reputation. I love it. It’s not as prestigious as my high school grades could’ve allowed me to do, but the more prestigious schools that accepted me didn’t give me the warm fuzzies at all. Just needed to go with my gut on this. I’m glad my ego allowed me to do that because I love being here.

bookish1's avatar

I went to a school so small that I would completely give myself away if I named it.
But it was an Island of Misfit Toys.
It wasn’t my first pick and it wasn’t the most prestigious school I was accepted to, but they gave me a full scholarship, and I am so glad I went there. It is a beautiful campus, I took some classes that will stay with me forever, made some wonderful friends, and it was a very queer friendly place. I was friends with both of my department heads by my sophomore year.

livelaughlove21's avatar

“If you remember”? Are there people that don’t remember where they went to college?

I’m currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina.

I like it fine. I’m not your typical college student, seeing as I’m married and live off campus with my husband, so I just go to class and come home. I don’t go to frat parties, belong to a sorority, or even make an effort to be friends with my fellow students. I’m there for a degree, not a social life. And USC meets that need – or, at least, it will next December.

GracieT's avatar

I went to Ohio State University. I was used to being a very big fish in a very small pond in high school. When I got to OSU I became a microscopic fish in an ocean and didn’t accept that very much- ok, not at all. Then when I transferred to Bowling Green State University, which is where I was able to go back after my Brain Injury, and finish.
My degree ultimately was in Liberal Arts after everything, but it really doesn’t matter, because I can’t work. (At least enough to support myself) I went back to finish because by that time all I wanted was that d**m degree!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

McGill University; University of Western Ontario; University of Manitoba

I loved McGill, liked UWO, and really enjoyed U of M.

Of course McGill was in Montreal,my home.

gondwanalon's avatar

I graduated from Humboldt State Uni in Arcata, California. It was fun while it lasted. My hope was to use my Zoology major to get into veterinary school but I didn’t get the grades. One option that was open to me at the time was the profession of medical technology. I grabbed it and I’m still doing that today (35 years later). I must admit that it hurt to fall short of my dream but, c’est la vie.

JLeslie's avatar

Michigan State University and it was great. I loved the campus life, a beautiful performing arts center that had broadway tour shows, decent dorms, several local restaurants and bars, and a wide variety of majors. I really didn’t have hopes, I think if I had I might have taken it more seriously and been more focused on my studies. I loved the school and recommend it to anyone who is willing to deal with the cold weather.

ETpro's avatar

William & Mary’s Norfolk Extension, which has since split off from William & Mary and become Old Dominion University. I had some truly inspirational professors, so for me it was very good. I’m now considered an ODU alumnus.

jordym84's avatar

Syracuse University. I only started loving it during the second half of my sophomore year when I changed majors to something I actually liked and found my place. The only downside for me was the weather (the tunnels connecting the dorms to the dining halls should’ve been dead giveaways of how bad it gets during the winter, but I was too excited that I got in with a full scholarship to really care). Somehow I managed to make it through 4 harsh winters and I’m glad I will never again have to deal with cold, snowy weather for extended periods of time, but I truly enjoyed my time there.

psyonicpanda's avatar

Kansas State University,
Loved it. Campas life was Amazing. Classes were challenging but not stupid. The Graphic Design course flow was fantastic.

Shippy's avatar

Here college is different to University. But anyway, I attended UNISA. University of South Africa. I loved it! I fell in love with every subject. I was like a huge bottomless vase. Sadly I did not complete my degree (went up to Majors). I ran out of funds. And back to work it was!

tedd's avatar

@JLeslie It’s hate M*chigan week down here, and even though you went to one of their rivals… you are also from their state… so I must dislike you until Sunday. :D

JLeslie's avatar

@tedd I only went to school there, but if you must hate I understand.

GracieT's avatar

@JLeslie, I live in Columbus, Ohio now, so for at least this week I need to join @tedd in his feelings of disdain. I live in the capital of hatred, so to be able to live past this weekend I don’t dare say I didn’t like OSU.

gasman's avatar

Cornell University.

My story… Accepted into Arts & Sciences on early decision in November of my senior year. I could have gone practically anywhere, as I was a top student in a large & reputable public high school near Chicago. I took the SAT when I was 16 and got 800 on the math section. Later in the day I took the level 2 achievement test (algebra, trig, & pre-calculus) and got an 800 on that, too. When I interviewed at MIT the guy remarked, “Well I see you have no trouble with math…” 800 isn’t necessarily a “perfect” score, merely the highest possible. I know that I missed at least one question on the basic math section (we math geeks compared notes after the test) but still got an 800. When I l took the MCATs four years later I got only 795 in math, though I was pretty sure I didn’t miss any. It turns out that 795 was the highest possible score – they didn’t give 800s.

Anyhow I chose Cornell because it had a top physics department. I majored in physics, which I believed to be my calling, and graduated with a bachelor of arts. I say I could have gone practically anywhere, but in fact I’ll never know if places like MIT or Harvard might have taken me, because the early-decision agreement precluded application anywhere else – I heard that such exclusivity no longer applies. Anyhow my father wasn’t happy about the high costs of a fancy Ivy League school, but would have paid whatever he could afford & I think Cornell offered him some kind of break on tuition.

Attending Cornell was a very positive experience. The campus is in Ithaca, New York – in the finger-lakes region of upstate NY – is huge & offers everything. I lived in a dorm freshman year, 6-man apartment sophomore year, and residential college 3rd & 4th years. I had mostly good times, though I studied hard and partied little. Missed the 40th reunion this year.

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