Which city should I go to college in?

  • Erock11

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    Sep 02, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    My top choices are Minneapolis, Portland, and maybe Santa Barbara. What do you guys think is the best?
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    Sep 02, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    Whichever one works best for you major.
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    Sep 02, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    Agreed with Paul.

    Unless you like constant sun, then Santa Barbara is your obvious choice.
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    Sep 02, 2010 10:13 AM GMT
    Erock11 saidMy top choices are Minneapolis, Portland, and maybe Santa Barbara. What do you guys think is the best?


    Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been too but it's really really boring.

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    Sep 02, 2010 10:46 AM GMT
    Portland if you like rain 90% of the time.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Sep 02, 2010 10:54 AM GMT
    Out of those options, I'd say Minneapolis.

    But I endorse Washington DC or the surrounding area.
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    Sep 02, 2010 11:47 AM GMT
    If you're considering Boston at all, I say there. Epitome of college town, though I'm biased.
  • petemdc

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    Sep 02, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    There are great colleges everywhere. I went to school about an hour outside of Minneapolis and now live here full time (and am a grad student in Minneapolis). If I had to do it again, I'd go to San Diego!! However, the twin cities are a great place to live, with a wide array of private small, liberal arts schools and the University of Minnesota. I don't think I'd base my college decision solely on a city, but rather the whole package: financial aid, reputation, visits, graduation rate, job placement rate, etc.

    Good Luck!
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    Sep 02, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    Rowan in glassboro NJ. Its right by philly, puts you close to nyc too. I had the time of my life there.
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    Sep 02, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    Don't base it on a city, base it on the school. Once you graduate you can go wherever you want.
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    Sep 03, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    Santa Barbara is a beautiful town, and the university, UCSB, is right on the beach. I've attended a university in a large city (Boston area), as well as a small college town. Each has its advantages, but overall, I'd say Santa Barbara is tops.
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    Sep 03, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    breakers saidDon't base it on a city, base it on the school. Once you graduate you can go wherever you want.



    I agree.

    Out of the three cities mentioned, though, I'd pick Santa Barbara hands down. I don't like rain or cold.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Sep 03, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    madison wi uw sexy is a great school alot of good majors also.
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    Sep 03, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    Ay dios mio! Pick the college that has a great program in your chosen field... City has nothing to do with it. I'd go to college in the Gaza Strip if it had a world class program in architecture.
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    Sep 03, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    I went to UC Santa Barbara!! Back then, I didn't enjoy it much because I was always studying. Afterall, they are on the quarter system. But in hindsight, it's a terrific campus, a TOTAL college community, with LOTS of eye candy everywhere!

    Not to mention, the campus is perched on a beautiful part of California with the beach and ocean in walking distance. I haven't returned to this area in a long time, but I'm due for a visit. Still, depending on your major, you'll find lots of good resources and peer tutor groups to help you along (if needed). Just don't get too caught up in the hefty partying that tends to happen lots in Isla Vista (the actual college community neighboring the campus). They also have a great on-campus gym that opened when I attended there (1994); should still be in top operational shape.
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    Sep 03, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    UC San Diego. really close to the beach, and best weather.
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    Sep 03, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    ASU!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • neosyllogy

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    Sep 03, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    um... the one with the best college for you?
    (I do really want to visit Portland though; seems like an interesting city)
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    Sep 04, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    Tucson, AZ....UofA
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    Sep 04, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    Pick the best one for your major... That said... UCSB is one of the top party schools in the nation- for heterosexual frat boys- not sure about the gays. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    Isn't the point to be for education? I'm back in Bloomington, IN for my final degree. The good news is I can go anywhere for my externship.
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    Sep 06, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    I used to live in santa Barbara it's legit. I think ucsb is also one of the top party schools in US.
  • kietkat

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    Sep 06, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    bfaroutt saidI used to live in santa Barbara it's legit. I think ucsb is also one of the top party schools in US.


    That's NOT a good thing.....


    Like others have said, pick a college with a good program in your major. If you're still undecided then pick one that has quality student programs/resources like study abroad, facutly mentorship, and most importantly internship opportunities.
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    Sep 07, 2010 11:07 AM GMT
    Santa Barbara is one of the best cities to study!!!
  • DanOmatic

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    Sep 07, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    Base your decision on the university, rather that the city. Also, depending on your ability to focus (or not), you may find that living in a too-exciting city can be detrimental. I'm in higher ed, and I've seen plenty of students crash out after one or two semesters because they're too much like kids in a candy store. Some students can handle the distractions, others can't.