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College then and now…

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How to get into college in 1983:
get good grades
How get into college in 2013:
get good grades, speak six
languages, be a rocket
scientist, and end world hunger
How to pay for college 1983: Work
part time and summers. Maybe
take em minimal leans.
How to pay for college 2013:
Which of your organs is the most
What to do with your degree in 1983:
work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013:
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Submitted: 05/22/2014
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User avatar #13 - futapirate (05/22/2014) [+] (37 replies)
Get into college in 2014:
Be black, poor, female or any other "oppressed" group.
I'm not joking. Look up "Affirmative Action"
#1 - testaburger has deleted their comment [+] (8 replies)
#30 to #1 - anonymous (05/22/2014) [-]
lol how stupid they must be for being born in a specific country and wanting to obtain an advanced education, right?
#56 - powerfapping (05/23/2014) [+] (52 replies)
Okay, I'm sick of seeing these so:

>Going to college next year
>Studying for a Liberal Arts degree
>Studying for a Liberal Arts degree IN ENGLISH
>Aspiring to be an author
>Not at all worried about my future

So go ahead Funnyjunk, rain on my parade. Tell me that I'm wasting my time, and tell me that I'm setting myself up for failure.
#66 to #56 - kingantichrist (05/23/2014) [-]
I hope you do well in the future
I hope you do well in the future
User avatar #3 - lean (05/22/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Getting into A college is easy. Getting in to a specific college is less so. The point is if you need/ want higher education, a better known/more expensive school doesn't mean you are getting anything more than the ordinary, especially when it comes to bachelor's degrees. In fact, might as well go to the cheapest 4 year program in the field you are interested in, and if you decide to master or doctorate, then apply to the good schools. I had a girlfriend got her pre-doctor schooling at a community college, 4 year double major in bio-chem for <$2500 a semester. She paid for it as a server at applebees.

I think she got knocked up and married now, but she was applying at med schools when we broke up. She got her degree for <$20,000, which I spent in my one year of college.
#10 - kingkreidler (05/22/2014) [-]
mfw medschool
mfw medschool
#27 - icametocomment (05/22/2014) [+] (9 replies)
As a junior very close to applying for college, these are some very real fears for me. Well maybe not the organ thing, but still.
#81 to #78 - icametocomment (05/23/2014) [-]
Well 						****					, crush my dreams why don't ya
Well **** , crush my dreams why don't ya
User avatar #14 - undeadmaus (05/22/2014) [+] (7 replies)
Are you ******** me? Americans can barely speak english.
#52 to #14 - gigamuffin (05/23/2014) [-]
Well ah'll be dayumed if anyone says an American ain't able to speak English better'n anyone else. We 'Mericans speak perfect English. Y'all're just a buncha hoity toity teasippers who think that those dayum Yankee Doodle Dandies up in Massa-Chew-Sits talk bettr'n any REAL 'Mericans.
#127 - knightmrku (05/23/2014) [+] (1 reply)
>Just graduated
>No solid job
>talk to my gf's boss about getting a job at fancy restaurant
>He asked me "what's your degree?"
>"Business management"
>gf: "We need new bussers and servers"
>him: "I'm not thinking about hiring him to be a busser"

Mfw I might become my gf's boss.
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#43 - punkrockdude (05/23/2014) [+] (2 replies)
>be Canadian
>at fairly good university (NOT College)
>Total tuition for 4 years should be around 30000
(thankfully parents have been saving money but i could have done it with work and some loans)
>With my degree (engineering) I'm almost guaranteed a $60-80,000+ job within 6 months of graduation if not sooner

silly American art majors
#61 to #43 - anonymous (05/23/2014) [-]
">With my degree (engineering) I'm almost guaranteed a $60-80,000+ job within 6 months of graduation if not sooner "

Good luck with that. All I see around Canada are unemployed engineers. Tons of competition now.
#5 - anonymous (05/22/2014) [+] (3 replies)
How to get into affordable college in 2014 - fly into Europe and find any college.
#16 to #5 - anonymous (05/22/2014) [-]
Ignorant slut, foreigners pay a much higher tuition. And you have to pay at least 15% of it upfront so they will give you an immigration letter, that's the only way you can apply for a study permit visa. Renewing that visa was the most annoying thing when I was in university abroad.
User avatar #145 - tinglyturtletaint ONLINE (05/23/2014) [+] (1 reply)

How to get into college in 1983: Get good grades.

How to get into college in 2013: Have a pulse and a student loan.
#45 - imcadence (05/23/2014) [-]
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#203 - gaffateip (05/23/2014) [+] (16 replies)
I am just glad I wasn't born in the USA.
Don't missunderstand me, I think the US is great, but the education system is **** .

Just have a look at my education:
7 years in Child school
3 years in High school
3 years in Trade school (2 years as an automation technician)

After trade school, I got a job in a offshore & onshore industrial service company (oil & gas industry), as an apprentice.

User avatar #49 - xsap (05/23/2014) [-]
>picks liberal arts or woman studies
>"y cant i find job"
#146 - romneykun (05/23/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I plan on going to college to learn how to be a steel quality inspector, than a welding inspector, then after 10 years of experience which would set me with a 120k salary, on average, as a steel quality inspector, I'm going back to college for business management.
My hobby will be art welding, which I could profit off of in some way, and make a bit of extra cash on the side while I have some fun, or just make local repairs.
In the long run, I want my own repair business.
But, if that doesn't work out, I can rely on steel quality inspection.
#104 - anonymous (05/23/2014) [-]
I think this is a bit more realistic

How to get into college in 2014:
Don't be completely retarded.
User avatar #232 - okamiterasu ONLINE (05/23/2014) [+] (3 replies)
C- average student and got accepted to the first two colleges i applied to. And since I'm majoring in computer engineering, I'm pretty much guaranteed a job paying over 60000.
#220 - swaginthebag (05/23/2014) [+] (2 replies)
**swaginthebag rolled image** tfw drop out
#80 - IamPinhead (05/23/2014) [-]
1. Getting into college isn't that hard. Getting into a great college might be, but you can get a quality education with less than stellar qualifications.
2. Paying for college is definitely hard, but scholarships are out there.
3. Try a field that has a lasting position in the job market. E.g., engineers, computer scientists, some trades.
User avatar #31 - kinginyellow (05/22/2014) [-]
Not really on the first. The only thing I had to take that I didn't expect was a grade 12 level pre-calculus for going into biology. They just expect good grades, and some will take higher grades over lower ones for a position, and I do kinda agree with that. Somebody who may have struggled can always go to the first-come first-serve schools. It's not like it's some school for mentally impaired, you can still get a good education. I just think letting the kids who have the highest grades in first is good because:

1) They are obviously working towards getting this degree, they have picked it and their high school marks are a reflection of the type of student they may be.

2) It's really good for teaching young adults what real life is gonna be like. The notion I heard in grade 12 of "it's not fair, I work hard and they're just talented/smart so they can do better with less work" isn't an excuse in work. If it's between you two, the same experience, they're gonna choose the more efficient worker. And also, saying that the student is talented and it's not fair is selfish too. Saying anyone should be denied access to continue what they like and are talented in because you claim to work harder irritates me so badly.
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