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The Top 10 Slacker Colleges

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 19:49:37 in College

“Sorry for the spelling errors and such, I trying to write these out in a car haha”
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The Top 10 Slacker Colleges

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 19:47:22 in College

“Also, I appreciate your thought about confusing exceptional with having rich parents. Do you think that is the case? I go to a private institution, but am surviving debt throw an incredibly generous scholarship. I am certainly bias, but at the same time my professors and student body seem absolutely brilliant, on a daily basis. Their accolades and achievements speak for themselves. Also, the Princeton Review usually ranks private institutions for the top of most lists. I know this isn't completely correct because I do not have the list in front of me, but from memory that is what I saw. Lastly, the private universities generally have smaller populations with a high standard for acceptance. Does that come into affect?”
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The Top 10 Slacker Colleges

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 19:41:27 in College

“Haha, thanks for the reply. If I am correct, I think the only inflation that occurs within private schools are in areas of medicine, in hopes those who attend the schools undergrad will have a leg up on the professional schools? Is this what you were referring to? Also, ah I new Northwestern was a private school, for some reason I had Big Ten schools on the brain and threw it on the list. And are you also speaking of the public schools having 200k admissions? That seems high. I will look that up.”
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African-American Gay Male Couples Through The Years: A Photographic Essay

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 07:21:07 in Gay Voices

“You missed the point, friend. Your outrage is misguided!”
African-American Gay Male Couples Through The Years: A Photographic Essay

African-American Gay Male Couples Through The Years: A Photographic Essay

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 05:28:34 in Gay Voices

“I am a Civil Rights supporter and therefore am disgusted by the way some homosexuals are treated in our country. I am also, admittedly, extremely naive when it comes to biological and psychological aspects concerning gays. Does anyone know of an impartial forum of some sort where some questions may be answered?”

nzchicago on Feb 16, 2012 at 18:48:16

“Ask away. Folks will try to answer as best they can. Nothing on the internet is impartial, so you have to judge for yourself whether the person answering is honest in their answer.”

mito111 on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:58:56

“Not this forum!”
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The Top 10 Slacker Colleges

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 05:04:51 in College

“It is actually 3.81, but that is incredible! Is the selection process extremely judicious? I find this hard to believe, I have always thought the most exceptional schools were either Ivy League or private in some way. I understand public schools such as Northwestern and Michigan have fantastic reputations, but I always assumed it was a specific sector of the student body that was achieving academic excellence, such as being part of a honors program?”

David J McCormick on Feb 20, 2012 at 18:39:25

“I think you are confusing being exceptional with having rich parents. Top public schools, including several on this list are extremely difficult to get into because not every kid with a 4.0+ in high school like I had can afford the 200k admission. Also, if you check the link above from Barton, your GPA from a top private school is actually MORE likely to be inflated than those with GPA's from those big, bad public schools.

And Northwestern is private.”
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The Top 10 Slacker Colleges

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 04:57:31 in College

“I understand that this list is a generalization, but honestly there must be numerous "slacker" colleges in the U.S and this truly aggravates me. I attend a nationally ranked private school and work my ass off for my 3.5 GPA and what bothers me is having to compete with these "slackers" for jobs in the future. I worked incredibly hard for my B+ average, but someone from a university or college that requires less work has a greater chance to achieve a A average. Especially if it is a big University/College, such as the ones on this list, their transcripts may look more impressive. Ah frustrating!”

vdorsey1 on May 27, 2012 at 14:07:00

“Depending on your private school, generally they are well regarded for grade inflation. So for example a 3.5 at Harvard (where more than 1/2 of the class graduates with honors) will not hold the same weight as a 3.5 from a top state school not known for grade inflation (Berkeley, Michigan, etc.) So you may be at a disadvantage on that end. However, no matter where you graduate from, if you do not have relevant experience/internships in your field you will not get a job--brand name degree or not.”

grosens on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:45:00

“The pedigree of the diploma matters when one applies for a job. Most of the schools on this list award degrees that are not worth much outside of a small geographical region.”
What The 1% Majored In

What The 1% Majored In

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 17:39:54 in College

“How abrasive, I bet you think how many facebook friends you have is important too?”

WC Phields on Feb 21, 2012 at 18:05:49

“LOL. I'm NOT on facebook.”

HockeyMom on Feb 20, 2012 at 20:09:33

“Great choice of words...he's abrasive for sure.”
What The 1% Majored In

What The 1% Majored In

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 11:44:28 in College

“Typical conservative, cant understand even subtle forms of humor.”

WC Phields on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:48:13

“Typical liberal, thinking that what they write is always funny, NOT.

Keep up the good work, at least you found 1 fan that agrees with you.”
Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 05:19:54 in Education

“agreed. We are truly experiencing the loss of a potentially educated generation.”
Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 05:18:35 in Education

“I wished we (Americans) were part of a culture that obsessed and craved education, not for potential job prospects or appeasing some higher authority, but for the genuine love of learning. Students today must feel, "why is this random knowledge important for me, what can I receive from paying attention," how depressing! This school is obviously tapping into that sentiment.”
What The 1% Majored In

What The 1% Majored In

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 05:14:02 in College

“One of these is my major! Can I be let into the 1%, please! pretty please!”

WC Phields on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:02:18

“Typical liberal who wants to join a club without doing any of the work.”