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Students and Children in high school.
Once you graduate out of high school, your aspects in life will change. You can either screw yourself over and party your life out or you can have a chance to walk the stage and entertain everyone with your achievements. Surprisingly, SOME people can manage to have a fabulous life and still be on top of their game. Though, most fail to even enter Freshmen year! I don’t understand why most children in high school need to expose themselves with stupidity and nonsense. For those who may know me, may be thinking “Yeah, coming from her..” Little did you know that my actions do not affect any of you. In fact, I’m doing pretty well on my own, despite the predicaments I had to strive through. Yes, I am attending a community college or also known as a junior college. Why? Well, I wouldn’t consider myself incoherent or unintelligent. People have their own ways of being “clever”. In other words, a person can know more about life than a person who is a book genius. UNDERSTOOD? NO ONE is smarter than the other like no one is perfect. If you have the ability to walk and talk, then you are not stupid. Just because you maintained a high GPA in high school, it doesn’t make you any better than the person who didn’t walk the stage. IT MAKES YOU IGNORANT. TRUST ME. They’re smart enough to make their own decisions. They followed their own footsteps. Anyone can make it with or without a diploma. You don’t NEED to go to those Ivy Leagues, private colleges, well known UCs or CSUs.
Is it really worth it going straight to the most “prestigious” colleges? NO. In my opinion, it’s not necessarily required to attend a well known, top 5 colleges, just to get a good job. Most jobs could careless what college you have attended. They’re looking for the ones who are passionate about their profession. Some jobs hire you for your knowledge and experience. They don’t hire you because you attended Princeton University or UCLA. MOST EMPLOYERS DON’T CARE. And guess what? Whether you’re paying for college out of your own pocket or receiving straight up cash from the Government, you’re still spending money. UCs, CSUs, Ivy Leagues, Private Colleges, and Community College all acquire the same learning information. TRUST ME. But you know what a community college does not have? AN EXPENSIVE EDUCATION. I’m attending a community college and I will be transferring in two years. I DID apply to those UCs and CSUs and was accepted to those schools. Yeah, yeah. Why am I going to a community college? Because I chose to. It’s MY decision. People are judgmental and will quickly assume that the person attending a community college was, apparently, a dumb decision? Really? Who are they to judge or who are YOU to judge? YOU ARE NOT GOD. THEY ARE NOT GOD. Though, I’m agnostic; therefore, i’m not being religious here.
Moral of this post is that ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS NOT AN IRRATIONAL DECISION. And what’s with this “sidetrack” if you attend a community college? REALLY? You can get sidetrack in UCs, CSUs, Ivy Leagues, and blah blah blah colleges. TRUST ME. All colleges have that “school education probation” meaning if you decided that school isn’t for you, you will be required to take extra classes. SEE? So don’t think that you HAVE to attend those fabulous, number 1 colleges just to attain a job. I believe most high school student attend a college JUST for the name. WELL GOOD FOR YOU AND GOOD LUCK, not with your studies, but with paying for college. As to those who aren’t in a hurry to sell their soul to the devil, people who are judging you because you’re attending a community college, nicely inform them to “SHUT YOUR FILTHY MOUTH BECAUSE MY DECISIONS ARE MY DECISIONS AND THEY WON’T AFFECT YOUR LIFE SO BACK OFF BEFORE I HAVE A BITCH FIT.” LAWLZ. Just kidding. NOT REALLY, but go ahead.
P.S I am majoring in the medical field NOT BECAUSE MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO; it’s because I’m actually interested in the medical field. Med Tech(Medical Technology) or RN(Registered Nurse).
This is MY post. This could imply to you or not. MY OPINIONS.
“The “holistic” approach to admissions, which privileges résumé-padding and extracurriculars over raw test scores or G.P.A.’s, has two major consequences: It enforces what looks suspiciously like de facto discrimination against Asian applicants with high SAT scores, while disadvantaging talented kids — often white and working class and geographically dispersed — who don’t grow up in elite enclaves with parents and friends who understand the system. The result is an upper class that looks superficially like America, but mostly reproduces the previous generation’s elite. But don’t come out and say it! Next people will start wondering why the names in the U.S. News rankings change so little from decade to decade. Or why the American population gets bigger and bigger, but our richest universities admit the same size classes every year, Or why in a country of 300 million people and countless universities, we can’t seem to elect a president or nominate a Supreme Court justice who doesn’t have a Harvard or Yale degree.”—Ross Douthat, from the NYT article “The Secrets of Princeton”
I’m not sad, or disappointed or anything right now. I haven’t been able to see my Princeton decision, but it’s probably a rejection. I got rejected by every Ivy League college I applied to and waitlisted at Cornell. So far, I’ve been accepted to NYU Stern, Rutgers New Brunswick, Villanova, and Boston College. Honestly, I wish I applied to some other colleges that I had more likelihood of getting into, but I don’t feel horrible, or anywhere close to what I thought I would be feeling right now. I feel normal. Sure, the numbness kept tumbling into my skin after the first one or two rejections, but now I am fine and I am air and nothingness. I don’t feel any different. I am not in tears, and I am still hoping that my friends get into the very colleges that I have just been rejected by.
Hi there! I tried running a college blog before but I never felt like I had any grounds to give advice. Recently I’ve been accepted to MIT’s Class of 2017, and if anyone has questions, I’m willing to answer. Note that I’m not a professional, nor have I really had much experience. User discretion is advised.
I don’t know if this good or not, but I’m honestly starting to not care about getting into an Ivy League school or a Top Tier School, ya feel me? I don’t know, I feel like…the stress..is not even worth it anymore..
I put so much effort and I feel like there’s a literally 50/50 and I honestly don’t want to spend my time in a school where I put my soul for and not…let it be for me? You know?
I don’t know, I’m thinking of staying in state and going to just my state schools. I’m just tired of trying so hard and not seeing progress.
I’m applying to most of my college schools and just going to tour them this summer or whenever I get the chance.
Junior year was hell for me and I did my best and if the Ivies don’t see that then they can suck it.
even though i’m applying to US schools i’m so happy i don’t live there
it’s way way too competitive holy shit the top schools here in canada are not even half as hard to get admitted to
i’m glad i have some good backups here, i really feel for those kids who put their entire hopes and dreams in getting into the Ivies and stuff
the competition is really vicious
So, Someone's Not Very Happy About my College Choices.
So, let me just let everyone who is reading this right now know that Ivy League schools are not the ‘best’ schools simply because they are ‘Ivy League’ schools.
Someone got very mad at me because I ‘wasn’t taking my college interview very seriously’ and I wasn’t ‘looking up interview questions’ to practice for said interview. Tomorrow, I was supposed to have an interview with someone from an Ivy League school, an alumni. The someone who got mad at me told me I was stupid and that I wasn’t ‘reaching high enough’ because the school that I was just accepted to, Loyola, was just a ‘regular school’ and that it was worthless because ‘it wasn’t an Ivy League’ school.
Now, this is coming from the same person who says that ‘we’ve (humans) only been around for 2000 years. This whole world’s been around for 2000 years’ and that ‘cancer is a new disease’, and that ‘gays didn’t exist until these past few decades’.
Again, let me repeat: just because it’s an Ivy League doesn’t mean it’s actually any good.
Why Ivy Leagues aren’t the best:
-Expense: Honestly, the main reason that these schools are any good is because they are all private schools. But honestly, you can go to any private school that is just as expensive as these that aren’t Ivy Leagues, and you wouldn’t know any different.
I went to a lot of college fairs, many of them with hoity-toity Ivy Leagues. If you look on the brochures, the tuition alone is at least $30000 (and I’m pretty sure that’s by semester). On top of that, you pay for housing, for books (similar or the exact same as those you would use in other colleges that aren’t Ivy League schools), and then you’d have to pay for a bunch of other unlisted fees. You wanna park your car? You pay for that. You wanna use the college gym? Pay up. Do you want me to do the math for you, or do you get what I’m saying about the cost?
-Environment: I cannot tell you enough how horrible it is to be in a school that is all about competition. I go to one currently, and I can honestly say that it is not only bad for my personal development, I’ve not blossomed gracefully in the social scene because I’ve learned to be cutthroat, deceptive, and downright bitchy. Cutthroat because, hey, I deserve (insert thing I’m competing for here) because (insert reason here). Deceptive because of the first one, and bitchy for the same reason. I also forgot to add ‘fake’.
You do not want to turn out like this. But it’s hard not to when you’re in a school that is full of these kinds of people. They literally surround you, and if you don’t do anything about it, they’ll smother you with their inflated egos. If you aren’t the one who has this high sense of entitlement and ‘oh, psh, I can do better/I don’t need to do this and this’, then it’s definitely everyone else around you. And in all honesty, that’s actually one of the worst kinds of people, because that makes them lazy and incompetent. Even if these people succeed in getting a good job, they’ll be fired quickly because they’re total assholes.
-Lies: Everyone always says that ‘Ivy Leagues are like guarantees for the best jobs’ or that ‘Ivy Leagues produce the brightest and best’. That’s not true. The individuals themselves who worked their asses off made themselves rich, famous, and whatever else the elite ideal is, not their alma mater. Ivy Leagues, especially in undergrad, generally take in rich kids whose parents can afford them, who have not necessarily worked their butts off at any point in their privileged lives. Also, society/your parents don’t know what they’re talking about when they say that these Ivy League schools make you amazing. They don’t. Schools can’t make you do anything. It’s the individual’s choice to work hard, not the schools. Besides, who says that the rich kids’ mommies and daddies’ didn’t just pay off their college professors? That happens a lot in private schools.
Anyway. I’m done with my tirade. I’m not going to argue with people about the merits of Ivy Leagues. My point overall is that Ivy Leagues are no better than any other private schools around. Even some state colleges are better than some Ivy Leagues.
How were your academics? what Ec's were you in?
I’m just going to psychoanalyze you, anon.
The thing is, you’re a high schooler. Oh yes, I know you are, because why else would you be asking this question? No, you are most certainly a high schooler, and probably one who wants to go to Yale. I have nothing against your dreams; you dream on, kid.
The problem is, you’re asking me this question. You’re asking me to post my stats so you can compare yourself to me and say, “huh, that girl only had a 4.45 and I have a 4.49 so obviously I have to be accepted!”
Anon, you’re wrong in that assumption. I’ll tell you something about Ivy admissions: they are ridiculous and nonsensical and based almost purely on circumstance. It doesn’t matter whether I, a current Yale student, had less ECs than you. It doesn’t matter if you have a perfect SAT score and I had an almost perfect SAT score, it doesn’t matter if you have more volunteer hours that I do. None of that matters. Get that in your head.
Here’s my advice to you: do something that makes you happy. I don’t care if you already sent in your app, go do something awesome right now and just stop caring about whether or not you get an acceptance letter. Because odds are, you won’t. Odds were that I wouldn’t either. There isn’t a reason behind my acceptance, it just magically happened.
Ivy admission personnel are going to look at a lot of wonderful Asian applicants, and they’re going to reject more than half of them, and it’s going to suck for a little while. But then you’re going to go on with your life. There’s nothing you can do at this point, there’s nothing you could ever have done, come to terms with that.
[Never answering a college-admissions based question again.]