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Without factoring in tuition costs, what would be (or would have been) your "Dream" college to attend?

Asked by JackAdams (6497points) August 30th, 2008

In the USA, I would have jumped at the chance to attend Brown University or perhaps, Dartmouth

Overseas, I would have been honored beyond belief, to have been admitted to either Université de Genève or Universität Zürich, because, according to the US State Dept., the educational system in Switzerland is, “the best in the World.”

Ah, if I had my youth to live, once again…

August 30, 2008, 2:37 PM EDT

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PupnTaco's avatar

California College of Arts & Crafts, up in the Bay Area. Popped in unannounced on a road trip while I was going to a junior college in SoCal, took a tour, and loved it.

But it was too rich for my blood… I attended CSULB.

JackAdams's avatar

I think you attended an excellent facility, at CSULB.

You should be proud, and brag.

I would have loved to have gone there myself, just because of all the “hot tub parties” that were legendary there…

August 30, 2008, 3:01 PM EDT

SuperMouse's avatar

The University of California at Berkeley – in 1968.

Tuition might not be a factor, but time travel would be.

JackAdams's avatar

You wouldn’t have remembered anything, had you gone there, back then.

No one who did, can.

August 30, 2008, 3:08 PM EDT

ezraglenn's avatar

@JA none of those commas were necessary.

Lightlyseared's avatar

the one I went to three times.. King’s college.

JackAdams's avatar

@ezraglenn: One comma was “necessary.”

I decide the content of my comments (and their structure); not you, nor anyone else.

August 30, 2008, 3:11 PM EDT

boffin's avatar

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

JackAdams's avatar

That really is a top-notch school. I wouldn’t mind attending classes there, myself.

August 30, 2008, 5:01 PM EDT

janbb's avatar

Swarthmore or Brown probably; Princeton possibly.

JackAdams's avatar

Swarthmore is a good school. Mama Cass Elliot attended classes there, I’m told.

August 30, 2008, 5:18 PM EDT

SuperMouse's avatar

@JAdams, “Cass was a sophomore, planned to go to Swarthmore, but she changed her mind that day!” I wonder if she attended her freshmen year.

P.S. I found her IMDB bio pretty impressive, especially since she died in 1974, but managed to appear in an episode of Lost in 2005, now there’s staying power for you!

JackAdams's avatar

Remember the adage, “With time travel, all things are possible.”

August 30, 2008, 5:47 PM EDT

shadling21's avatar

Carnegie Mellon. Or Simon Fraser. But I may get to go. Need a graduate degree…
Actually, I’d LOVE to go to school in Japan

kimigen's avatar

NYU School of Law

PupnTaco's avatar

CSULB was a good school for Studio Art, but I do wonder “what if” sometimes.

p.s. Never saw a hot tub the whole time I was there.

St.George's avatar

The Sorbonne, Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and some small east coast-y women’s college, though I think it had more to do with where I was in my life when I graduated, than with the tuition. I might still get to one of these for a PhD someday.

pathfinder's avatar

TheLanguage school in a Prague and after that atend school of French language in Paris. I would say public freedom.

sdeutsch's avatar

shadling – Carnegie Mellon is a great school (I went there and loved it, as did my husband and both of my parents!) What do you need a graduate degree in?

shadling21's avatar

@sdeutsch – I don’t know yet! I’m a film studies major, and I love learning about communications, culture, digital media, the internet, arts (especially dance and music)... I don’t really know what program is right for me, though, and haven’t looked into it.

What did you take there? And is it hard to get in? And is it expensive?
I’d be an international student, unfortunately.

sdeutsch's avatar

@shadling – How hard it is to get in really depends on what department you’re applying to, but fortunately for you, Carnegie Mellon accepts a lot of international students in all of their programs (especially grad programs). I’m pretty sure they have some good financial aid for international students too…

I did my undergrad in the drama department (I’m a stage manager), and I absolutely loved it. I’ll send you a message with more info (don’t need to bore the people here with it!) ;)

Seesul's avatar

Whatsamatta U.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I’m at Parsons, and I’m pretty sure this is my dream school, but it came down between here and NYU.

msbcd's avatar

I’ve always wanted to attend Yale University in New Haven.

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