Scholarship in the US

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Re: Scholarship in the US

Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

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Says nothing about the quality of your education. Or you might as well say that Ohio State is better than Harvard because NSF ranks it 20 places above in terms of research expenditures.

All these NSF rankings do is give students like you, who went to a shitty diploma mill state school, a chance to call other student's school a "shitty state college". Get good.


Actually, what it really means is that my school (of public schools) produced the highest percentage of undergrads that went on to receive doctorates at some point in their life. It has nothing to do with how much money was spent.

Apparently, whatever shitty state school "guest" went to left him/her with a serious inability to interpret data and statistics.

Find the study here.

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All these NSF rankings do is give students like you, who went to a shitty diploma mill state school


With a dropout/failure rate of ~40% I don't really think you can call it a diploma mill.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:31 PM

I know who Guest is without even looking at the logs.
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Re: Scholarship in the US

Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

Bill Nye?
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

Hmmm, let's see. Dantheman/Neumann/taylor8.... hiding behind a proxy like a little bitch.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:08 AM

All I know is my education cost me a shit ton out of pocket despite my GPA falling between 3.4-3.6 while studying both CS and Math. No matter how much I tried to get extra money. But thanks to my "hotshot engineering job" I can pay it back hopefully. In schools that rate pretty well as far as public unis go.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:15 AM

Yeah I graduated in the top 1% of my high school and it didn't do much for financial aid. I've said it before on these forums but I've actually received emails about scholarships that, in essence, are only for those who aren't white. Since my family's not broke and I am a male in CS, there was never any hope for me. I'm in way too much debt.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:28 AM

The FAFSA cracks me up. If you make six figures, that doesn't mean you can afford (or want to afford) $40,000 a year for school.

Sure, I could pay that...and live in what box?
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:54 AM

Worse yet is that I am brown and a first generation secondary education student. Still, meager opportunities to score extra funds. Supposedly that is supposed to be the recipe for free money.
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Re: Scholarship in the US

Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:55 AM

You must be doing it wrong ;)
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Re: Scholarship in the US

Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:26 AM

I hear that a lot >.<


But I did :smartass: :)
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