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Tittle_ :
How to get into college in 1983:
get good grades
How to 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 out minimal loans.
How to pay for college 2013:
Which of your organs is the most
valuable?
What to do with your degree in 1983:
work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013:
cry
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#289 - oilyniller
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MFW the country i live in provide free education and some extra funding for students
User avatar #296 to #289 - porso
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listen just b/c u figured out how 2 hack ur comment to the top doesnt mean u can say unfunny things
#300 to #296 - thisisestonia [OP]
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it's me who stickied it, live with it
it's me who stickied it, live with it
User avatar #305 to #296 - porso
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really i just finished putting insect repelenmt on my calves and down thumbs ? how to restore
#336 to #289 - taralacrin
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MFW America's college education system has the best schools in the world
User avatar #337 to #336 - slugnugget
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Shame you're too stupid/poor to be accepted.
#359 to #336 - thearcher
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#304 to #289 - anon id: aac1acc0
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!
#312 to #304 - termz
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majority of yurop*
User avatar #313 to #312 - masqueraide
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I'm in awe at how you spell majority correctly but not europe
#315 to #313 - termz
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www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yurop
You're not getting it are you
#324 to #289 - anon id: 9760a11a
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm guessing your country has incredibly high taxes.
#339 to #324 - alleksi
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Progressive taxing

The rich pay more, but because they're rich they still end up with a good amount of money after heavy taxing
The poor pay less, but because they pay less they still have an appropriate amount of money left after taxing

well I suppose most countries have progressive taxing so there's really no need to explain it

Even if taxing is relatively high in welfare states, the profits that come with it make up for it easily.

"Oh you get free education and governmental allowances and free healthcare, haha the jokes on you because you gotta pay high taxes!"
It's not like people are paying an arm and a leg for their taxes. "High taxing" doesn't mean much because it's never high enough to actually be a burden for the citizens, especially when it's progressive taxing like most welfare states have. Incredibly high taxes seems badly worded and gives the wrong idea. Relatively high taxes would seem like better description because even though the taxes are high in comparison to other countries, they're still not all that high
#335 to #324 - anon id: b1b3e1a0
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not like the US, where the most wealthy barely pay taxes while public services are squeezed dry to make way for military spending and bank bailouts.
#331 to #324 - zzero
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Sweden has about 33%
#328 to #289 - whiteowl
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MFW i live in that country, Norway. And the country gave me 1100$ per month for me to go to school
MFW i live in that country, Norway. And the country gave me 1100$ per month for me to go to school
User avatar #309 to #289 - johnnygoldmane **User deleted account**
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...but does your country have dangerously homoerotic pandas?
#326 to #289 - gustaviaable
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#3 - satalite
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*lifts eyebrow* Over here in the Netherlands its still:
To get into college: have good grades
How to pay for college: either easily payable by a part-time job, the state funds it or your parents pay it. Yes you can get loans (from the same state that fund you no less) but hardly anyone needs them. Although I have to say going to college isn't considered special here. Its just an indication you stayed in school like you should have. Saying "hah i have a college degree" is a rather empty statement here..
#275 to #3 - signedforcookies
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Banned for downthumbed to oblivion. Way to go, mate.
Banned for downthumbed to oblivion. Way to go, mate.
#5 to #3 - anon id: cdc636c2
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*****, ik kan al jaren niks met een rechtelijke diploma. Stop uit je reed te praten.
User avatar #8 to #3 - freakyfriends
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HA that's why some of you guys come studying here in Belgium because it's to expensive in the Netherlands
User avatar #109 to #3 - srapture
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Going to university in the Netherlands was my backup if I didn't get into my first choice, because their grade requirements are quite a lot lower, so the get good grades part isn't necessary.
User avatar #285 to #3 - picori
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I like how you take your own experience and pretend that's what everyone goes through.


It IS easy to get into college, I'll give you that, usually your grades don't even matter. Yes "the state" funds a large chunk of the costs that a college education bring. Yes you can get loans to finance another chunk of the costs.

However, try to think about how it is for people that are less fortunate than you. The tuition fees for a bachelor's programme are €1,835 this year. Your books will usually cost somewhere between €250 and €600 depending on what condition they are when you buy them. Most programmes require you to purchase a laptop for school as well, prices may vary from €300 to €1600 for the laptop. (€1600 is mostly for people that need a high end laptop to run programs for designing.)

These are just some of the costs you will face when going to college, if you can pay for these with a part time job then please tell me where you work.

Also you might be interested to know that the "funding" for your degree does not cover all these costs in the majority of cases, and that our government is doing their best to stop this "funding". Also the funding itself is already a loan.



TL;DR: **** you, go read it you arsewipe.
User avatar #303 to #3 - makethingsworse
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Did you really lift your eyebrow?
User avatar #144 to #3 - oceanfrank
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Stopped reading as soon as you said, "In the Netherlands."
User avatar #39 to #3 - Senic
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Stop lying.

- Dutch Student
User avatar #170 to #3 - rmdx
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Go be dutch somewhere else
User avatar #4 to #3 - colcrockett
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"Hey Dutch colleges are more respected and more influential than American colleges"
-No one ever
User avatar #32 to #4 - Fabianz
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"Hey I have a job"
-No American college graduate ever
#6 to #4 - adamks
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Should be roughly the same.
User avatar #329 to #4 - skaffanl
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Haha, you may have better colleges but at what cost? The Netherlands is ranked 4 when it comes to happiness in The World Happiness Report while the USA stands at 24. So instead of trying to be number 1 in everything (from education to warfare) maybe your country should try to focus on the one thing that really matters in life, happiness. I mean, isn't this whole content about how depressing American college is?

I mean looking at the thumbs most people seem to think that only the outcome, the college degree and what it is worth, is way more important than how you got there. Well in case you didn't know, having paid and studied your ass off to get a college degree while you can't even get a job with it is way more depressing than just normal paying, studying and not getting a job. You could say the money you'll earn will make you happy but before money comes first mental health which your colleges will have worsened significantly (everyone is affected by stress).
#301 to #4 - anon id: 688947d7
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Actually, average universities in Holland are more infuential then you think, sure you have Harvard and the Ivy League team, which are very very nice universities, but avg, and per capita, i do reckon Holland gives you a run for your money
#288 to #4 - anon id: 35c7c7f0
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You do realize the Netherlands is ranked 7th in education and the US is ranked 17th
#97 to #4 - anon id: 79ef3e82
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ARE YOU A DUMBASS OR A DUMBASS, MY DEAR DUMBASS?

You are trying to imply that ALL American colleges are Ivy League institutes, that's a *********.

When it comes down to the AVERAGE American college and the AVERAGE Dutch college, they're probably around the same level... other than the benefits that userfag satalite outlined in the Netherlands.
#253 to #97 - choowoo
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no
#95 to #4 - anon id: c8ed6d8d
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Try applying outside of America. Canadian, Finnish, and Dutch colleges are quite competitive. It really depends on the college, because there are A LOT of ****** US colleges.
#82 to #4 - anon id: 329adebe
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The elitist attitude about where you went to school is a lie. So long as the school has a good department for what you want to do and it will give a good education in the field. If you can get a degree from MIT for Aerospace or go to a school that still has a great course, for 15K less a year, you should go to the cheaper school.

Education is a business in the USA and it is mostly about status, not quality of education.
#258 to #82 - choowoo
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no look at fortune 500 or even fortune 1,000 hires by university. you won't see many dutch **** colleges or american community colleges you will see a pattern of major schools like Penn State which is the number 1 recruited university in the world by fortune 500 and 1,000 companies. Merely putting that school's name on your application gets you through the first round of screening. You are probably some hourly worker who didn't go to school or you are in high school and know you wont get into a good college so you are fooling yourself.

tl;dr: You are wrong it is the complete opposite

I did not go to penn state
#332 to #258 - skaffanl
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Then he is absolutely right. What you just said is the same as he said. In America education is mostly about status, not quality of education because apparently the status of a degree of Penn State holds so much status these Fortune 500 companies will hire you based solely on the fact that you attended Penn State. You even support this further by saying that "Merely putting that school's name on your application gets you through the first round of screening." So someone from a mediocre college but with far more experience and maybe even more knowledge will probably not get through the first round of screening while the dumbest graduate from Penn State will easily pass through.
Then he is absolutely right. What you just said is the same as he said. In America education is mostly about status, not quality of education because apparently the status of a degree of Penn State holds so much status these Fortune 500 companies will hire you based solely on the fact that you attended Penn State. You even support this further by saying that "Merely putting that school's name on your application gets you through the first round of screening." So someone from a mediocre college but with far more experience and maybe even more knowledge will probably not get through the first round of screening while the dumbest graduate from Penn State will easily pass through.
#353 to #332 - choowoo
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god its people like you that make this world so ******* ******. he said that choosing a school doesn't matter and i said that it does. i hope you die so ******* slow and painful that the whole world takes a week off of work to show their condolences.
#352 to #332 - choowoo
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no ******* retarded piece of **** he said that you should go to the cheaper school and that the elitist attitude is a lie and doesn't count for anything you stupid ************* cock sucking piece of **** retard.

you must have gone to a dutch college you ******* **** faced piece of dog ****.
#368 to #352 - skaffanl
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Of course the elitist attitude is a lie and doesn't count for anything. You even confirm this in your own post you ******* retard. You never mention that members from Penn State receive better education, you just say the school brings a lot of chances for a job. Well, does that mean that those who graduated from Penn State learned more then others who went to other schools? No. So then the elitist attitude is a lie, it's the illusion that you're better even when you're not. That also shows how education is mostly about status in America because going to Penn State won't give you a higher quality of education, just the illusion that you're part of the elite. It also shows that education is a business, because Penn State will probably cost more than another school with the same quality of education. This clearly shows to me that the elitist attitude is a lie because on what do they base that attitude? On having received the same education as others? Elite means that you're the best at what you do not that you went to a major school like Penn State.
#369 to #368 - anon id: 1be17b53
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you are the dumbest person of all time. penn state obviously receives the better education for its money you cock sucker. the point of going to a school is to get a job. don't say it isn't. therefore the idea that it is a good idea to pay less for a school that doesn't get you as a good a job is wrong. like i said. you ******* twat. there is a reason they are recruited so highly and it isn't because they get a bad education. it is bc they get a better education than the other schools. you are so ******* stupid it hurts to look at your posts. if i went to a community college what are the chances that i receive a superior education? low. if i go to penn state what are the chances i get a superior education? extremely high. If i go to a school that is rated as having low recruitment and poor academic standards i will receive low recruitment and poor academic teachings. If i go to a school that is rated as having high recruitment and high academic standards that is what ill get.
#370 to #369 - choowoo
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i wasn't logged in
#26 to #4 - anon id: 54ba39bf
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"Hey American colleges are more respected and more influential than Dutch colleges"
-Also no one ever
#259 to #26 - choowoo
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hey american colleges are more respected and more influential than dutch colleges

-me and hundreds of millions of successful people
User avatar #27 to #26 - colcrockett
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Your right because no one ever even thinks about Dutch colleges.
User avatar #122 to #4 - klina
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"Hey American colleges really teach you things and they are not just pieces of paper you get after paying a fee for 4 years."

-no one outside the US
User avatar #63 to #4 - JariWeis
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A Dutch high-school degree is often more useful than a college degree.
Why? Because the schooling is better. Unless you pay out of your ass (in America).
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#75 to #9 - notafunnyguy
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could you find a way to incorporate your trade , and what you love, into one thing and somehow make a unique career doing something you love that pays well?

surely with some creativity there must be something plausible. one of my friends loves arts (music) but took plumbing to pay bills. he ended up using his knowledge of plumbing and musical abilities to create a running water sound show and is a HUGE hit in our town. he loves his work, and gets paid well to do it.

another woman i know loved hospitality and tourism, but had to take carpentry as her dad taught her a lot about it and although she hated it, she did it to pay the bills. she ended up taking out a 100,000$ loan, bought some ****** run down motel, and using her carpentry trade she turned it into a beautiful, modern looking motel that she sold for 410,000$ to a local investor. she's been doing this for some time and although its time consuming (takes a few years to renovate) it is what she loves in a field she understands and has talents that make it all work.

i believe in you that there is some beautiful, unique combination waiting for you out there to discover
User avatar #81 to #9 - Metallicock
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what trades are you going into? I;m thinking about taking a similar route because college is ripoff
#185 to #9 - warcraftguy
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Gonna be a cop, yaaaaay.
User avatar #225 to #9 - TwistedBamboozler
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Dude do what you want, money is just a ******* thing. Man up. If you really love something you'll find a way to make it work. Have confidence in yourself.
User avatar #104 to #9 - Tvfreek
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Could someone explain to me what trades are? Ive never heard of them before.
User avatar #153 to #104 - stanleys
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Things that require manual labor. Construction, electrical, mechanic, manufacturing, things like that.
#179 to #153 - Tvfreek
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Thanks man. Happy birthday.
User avatar #84 to #9 - volleys
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Job trades can be better than college degrees. Electrician, heating and air, plumbing will always have jobs, whereas an art degree won't.
User avatar #92 to #9 - calturk
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**** that ****. I'm gonna be a sportswriter! I know it'll be ****** trying to find a job, but damn it it's what I love and I will do it.
User avatar #151 to #92 - themightymrplow
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That's the exact attitude I've adopted. I want nothing more than to be a concept artist so I'm getting my degree in graphic design. Good for you, man. I'm happy for you and I wish you the best of luck.
User avatar #184 to #151 - fattycattyman
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You would be surprised how many jobs are out there for graphic designers now.
#154 to #151 - anon id: 97be1f40
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You people give me hope. Just wanted to share that.
#88 - infested
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Or you could just be black and female
User avatar #128 to #88 - smellmyfaceforswag
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I'm sorry but I don't understand the joke.
#156 to #128 - anon id: 97be1f40
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Public universities always scope out certain groups that would diversify their student body and make them look better. A college always wants the best image, and a student body full of heteronormative white males doesn't help.
User avatar #159 to #156 - smellmyfaceforswag
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Thankyou.
#155 to #88 - fmaestrolol
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I'm convinced I got into university on the basis that my name is a "black" name. I am 100% white
#94 to #88 - ulquiorratheespada
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A black female, with a sports scholarship.
A black female, with a sports scholarship.
User avatar #176 to #94 - theycallmeloye
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*half black half native american. And who plays tuba.
#314 to #94 - EvilApples
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User avatar #123 to #94 - malacyman
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what show is that from?
User avatar #132 to #123 - ulquiorratheespada
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Drawn together
User avatar #10 - kirbyking
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How to get into college in the UK.
Apply.
User avatar #11 to #10 - reginleif
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really? 0.o
User avatar #13 to #11 - mrshrapnel
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Hell, letmetellyouwat.
In Denmark you get paid for studying if your over 18.
User avatar #14 to #13 - reginleif
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But what kind of grade req.s we talking here?

Man that sounds awesome though.
User avatar #15 to #14 - mrshrapnel
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If your in school and is over 18, BAM paid.
User avatar #16 to #15 - reginleif
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But I'm guessing you have to be a dane for that huh?
User avatar #18 to #16 - mrshrapnel
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Not sure.
tellyouwat.
I got a Portugese friend who is taking areal engineering here, he aint DK citizen, but i think he still gets paid
#19 to #18 - reginleif
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Thanks for the info, I'm going to check that out..... I'm nearly graduating my 4 year, and I'm looking for grad school. ^^


Only denmark picture I have.
User avatar #20 to #19 - mrshrapnel
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mmmm.
butter.
Lurpak master race
User avatar #72 to #19 - hemming
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If you're over 24 you can forget about it though.
Also aside from the education being free, the amount of money you are paid is not overwhelming and will depend on many factors (Living with parents or alone, how far away from your parents you live, divorces, illness etc.) Basically the ******** you have it, the more you are paid. I'm getting paid the lowest possible which is a little over 200 dollars a month. I have no idea what the highest is, maybe $8-900 or more..
User avatar #83 to #72 - reginleif
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so....basically what you're saying. Not enough for the rent? ^^
User avatar #86 to #83 - hemming
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Maybe, maybe not, apartments can be pretty pricey.
Depends on a lot of ****. I think you can, you should atleast be able to..
Two living together, both getting a high S.U ( S.U = the monies) should easily be able to. But a Job is not a bad idea if you're alone..

You're really asking the wrong guy here,Ii've only received my S.U for two months now.. And i have the lowest possible since i live at home..
User avatar #21 to #11 - kirbyking
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Damn straight, and money for going as well
User avatar #28 to #10 - biomedic
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I hope you don't mean university, because it really wasn't that simple. The lead up to earning a place in uni was the hardest and worst 2 years of my life!
User avatar #112 to #28 - srapture
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I know how you feel. I needed ABB for my Ba physics course, and that is literally the lowest requirements I could find for any English university. It's ******* ridiculous. It was too much stress and hard work. I am now dead. Still, got in. Woop.
User avatar #344 to #112 - biomedic
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congratulations hope it works out for you.
User avatar #346 to #344 - srapture
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Thank you. I'm looking forward to the experience
User avatar #321 to #112 - steedawwg **User deleted account**
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I need ABB to get on a course I want, sadly I just got CCC in my AS exams. So it looks like I'm ******.
User avatar #286 to #112 - desdemona
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I needed BBB for my BSc Zoology course and a definite B in biology. I ended up with ACC and a C in biology and they let me in still because I had "non academic outstanding conditions" which pretty much saved my bacon.
User avatar #29 to #28 - kirbyking
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University around here is easy to get into, everyday college is basically walk through the door as well.
User avatar #115 to #29 - srapture
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It really depends what you're taking. My friend needed EEE for his uni course. I needed a minimum of ABB (for Physics Ba), and that was the lowest boundaries I could find for any English university.
#65 to #29 - anon id: e682e50f
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Top lel.

Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Edinburgh, LSE, Imperial.
User avatar #30 to #29 - biomedic
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I go to uni in the UK, I think it depends what course you want to do as to whether it's a cake walk or not. The pressure of the equivalent of 6 A levels and community service modules for medical school was certainly not easy.
User avatar #31 to #30 - kirbyking
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True enough, what is it you're doing at uni?
User avatar #45 to #31 - biomedic
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Biomedical Science. As I said, medical school was no cake walk haha.
User avatar #103 to #45 - bme
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btw i dont mean you all i meant was these are the ones saying its changed. hard programs like yours have never been easy and never will be.
User avatar #48 to #45 - kirbyking
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heh well then, yeah that would be a bitch.
User avatar #66 to #45 - bme
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i think the people who are complaining about it being "too hard" are the ones that went to all the partys in high school. but told everyone at the partys they were guna be a lawyer, but ended up in college and blamed "the system" for being to hard.
User avatar #71 to #66 - biomedic
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I'd say it's largely down to whether or not you have the drive to reach your potential and beyond that down to the genetic and epigenetic factors that affect your ability to take in information. You have to remember, a memory is the result of forming neural pathways and solidifying them, some people's brains are more efficient at that than others. And others are better at comprehending those pathways into legible thoughts. I neither had the time and nor the popularity to piss away my education partying, but I sure as hell have to work harder to retain information than others.
User avatar #107 to #71 - bme
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i totally agree. i'm coming from the side of the argument that was at the party's. i know that it would have been hard to get into university, and i knew that path wasn't for me, i smoked a lot of weed and drank a lot and barely got through high school and college. but the people that i was partying with are the people who are struggling through university right now all complaining that its too hard, and the worlds changed, and that they don't have enough money. when really they didn't study and they didn't save their money for university like they should have. so now they need someone to blame other than themselves.
#99 to #71 - unholyjebus
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Why the **** were you thumbed down. Your comment is legit and articulate as ****.
User avatar #106 to #99 - articulate
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I'm not sure I would consider "****" very articulate.
#108 to #106 - unholyjebus
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I feel like I cast a spell and summoned you or something. Will you do my evil bidding?
#116 to #108 - articulate
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#129 to #116 - unholyjebus
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Bitch I've beat all the gyms in both the Kanto and Johto regions.
User avatar #22 to #10 - whathappenedtofj
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That moment when silly foreigners think College as in University. I think my esteemed British friend is referring to College/Sixth Form, Further Education, which you do at 16+
#311 to #22 - anon id: 16c08856
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Yeah, college is generally for those who can't get into 6th form. Then Uni is the same to your colleges, except we start next month and I believe you're already back.

I just got into Staffs Uni fyi
User avatar #330 to #311 - makonendrak
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Well I went to a Grammar School, so my Sixth Form was heavily centred around academics. College is more diverse.
User avatar #79 - trchamp
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How to get into college in 2013:
Whats your ethnicity?
User avatar #91 to #79 - redrex
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my sister is whiter than white, but up until like, i think junior or senior year of highschool, her transcripts said she was black
#89 to #79 - snakefire
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Same is true for welfare.   
   
My mexican friends parents got welfare and were still together, had a pool and plasma screen tv.   
   
My single mom breaks her leg so she cant work, applies for welfare and gets denied... That was a hard time for our family. we actually needed the welfare...   
   
Racism sucks.
Same is true for welfare.

My mexican friends parents got welfare and were still together, had a pool and plasma screen tv.

My single mom breaks her leg so she cant work, applies for welfare and gets denied... That was a hard time for our family. we actually needed the welfare...

Racism sucks.
User avatar #93 to #89 - rhiaanor
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watch out the white knights who think the truth is racist will be on your ass in a couple inutes
#181 to #93 - dadukesta
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>"White knights"
>"White knights"
User avatar #135 to #89 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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Have her say she's got chronic pain from said injury, no matter how long ago it happened (maybe throw in some weird ******** about how it affects her driving or something), then get her prescribed some heavy meds. File for unemployment and welfare, then she can leach off the system for however long she damn well pleases whilst being addicted heroin in pill form. Trust me, it works.

Source: Some ********* mom I know does this and lives by herself on a goddamn lakefront apartment at the expense of everyone else who pays taxes.
User avatar #136 to #135 - snakefire
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We don't want to leech off the system. We just needed help while she was recovering
User avatar #137 to #136 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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True. I just wanted to bitch about how said ********* mom was able to weasel her way into having everything in her life paid for, including her addiction to pills, by doing absolutely nothing other than getting in a car crash once.
User avatar #232 to #89 - Conquistador
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That's the kind of people that are ruining this country..
User avatar #234 to #232 - snakefire
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... deadnazi?
User avatar #237 to #234 - Conquistador
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Hmm?
User avatar #238 to #237 - snakefire
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is that you?
User avatar #239 to #238 - Conquistador
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I have no idea who you're talking about.
User avatar #242 to #239 - snakefire
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Oh sorry, his mascot was tails, and his usernames always pertained to nazi.
#183 - mondprinzessin
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looking through college applications
looking through college applications
User avatar #23 - ffffyou
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You could become a farmer
User avatar #58 to #23 - nylak
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...After you spend four years and a small fortune getting an undergraduate degree in agriculture, of course.
#276 to #58 - ticklemehomoo
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you're spewing ********
i know actual farmers who never went to school
most farmers don't
User avatar #355 to #276 - nylak
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Hot damn, learn to recognize a joke, my friend.

That said, I have a BS in agriculture personally, and 95% of my peers were farmers raised by farmers raised by farmers who went to university to learn how to run their farms better, since, believe it or not, privately owned farms aren't profitable anymore and almost completely rely on government subsidies these days.
#372 to #355 - ticklemehomoo
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hmm my bad, but in my area it's different (south Canada, near Toronto)
where do you live around
#134 - drunkasaurus
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Umm... Go to community college? It's cheap as ****, you can get financial aid and a loan, which you can easily pay back with a part time job, then if you do well you get guaranteed admission into a public state university, pick a good major, get good grades again, do an internship by the time you graduate, and that's about all you need to get a fairly legit job. This is what myself and 90% of the people I know have done, or are in the process of doing. It's not complicated. My brother followed this plan, got his degree in accounting and had 3 job offers when he graduated in the middle of 2010 right when we were balls deep in the recession. The issue is that our generation grew up with the "you can do whatever you want, be who you want to be" attitude, so people think that creative writing, graphic design, fine arts, basket weaving, etc. are actual degrees that will get them jobs. In reality you need something business, finance, or engineering related. All else is a waste of your time and money.
#143 to #134 - dedaluminus
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I love pictures like yours. Here's mine.
User avatar #158 to #134 - spartankillerbro
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Agree 100%. I've found that any type of automotive job is in high demand right now. Thats what im going to school for. Cause Err'ybody need dem cars fix'd.
User avatar #174 to #134 - avatarsarefornoobs
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you make a good point but the problem with community colleges is that they dont always command the same respect that a university does. in a more competitive field, getting a degree from a university will give you a significant edge over someone who got their degree from a community college as far as job hunting is concerned.

what i did was i went to cc for 2 years for my core classes, and now im going to a university for 2 years to complete my bachelor's. that way i get the best of both worlds without totally breaking the bank.
User avatar #177 to #174 - drunkasaurus
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lol that is literally what I said though
User avatar #178 to #177 - avatarsarefornoobs
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oh
User avatar #182 to #174 - yetiyitties
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Good ****, that's what I'm trying to do.
User avatar #191 to #134 - Lintutu
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I'm starting Austin Community College next week for Sign language C:
#193 to #191 - anon id: 1d4419ff
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I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but what job can you get with a sign language degree that you couldn't already get by just knowing how to speak sign language? I think you might be doing exactly what he was saying not to do.
User avatar #204 to #193 - Lintutu
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I want to be an interpreter..plus I live in Austin where the Texas School for the Deaf is at. I'm not fluent in sign language at all and only know a little bit to get by at work. Being an interpreter here or in Washington (where Gallaudet University is at) would be in high demand since there are deaf people EVERYWHERE, but not enough people to translate/teach the language. ANY job involving a language skill is needed pretty much everywhere. Classrooms, teaching assistant, substitute teacher, teacher, courtrooms, volunteering, a day job, an odd job, the U.N, anywhere you can think of. My original dream was to be a video game character concept artist, but then i realized when i graduated that EVERYONE these days wants to work in some field involving video games. So i gave up on that and moved on to the next thing that i thought was interesting to me. Sign Language.
User avatar #163 to #134 - heartlessrobot
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I'm going for Mortuary Sciences. Also, when all the other kids wanted to be superheroes, fireman, president, etc, I wanted to be a Lawyer.
User avatar #169 to #163 - drunkasaurus
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Sounds like a cool degree.

I wanted to be a dentist. It's amazing how high your hopes for the future are until reality smacks you in the face.
User avatar #167 to #134 - awildniglet
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I completely agree. I wish I did that. Instead, I went to a private $45,000 a year school that I ******* hated and ended up transferring to a public 4-year for half the price. I have loans up the ass to pay currently
User avatar #149 to #134 - lumpymandude
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I could not agree with you more. My dad went to community college for two years and then went to the university and worked during college and came out with almost no debet and an electrical engineering degree and has been working at a major power company for 30 years
#230 to #134 - beavisnbutthead
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#96 - organicglory
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Why I'm going into the trades
User avatar #113 to #96 - exclamation
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Meteorology. Too lazy to download the picture
User avatar #194 to #113 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN
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I was a meteorology major! What school?
User avatar #351 to #194 - exclamation
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I haven't gone to one yet. I have a dream. I'm just worried about finding work.

perhaps I should have thrown that detail in...
User avatar #356 to #351 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN
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It's alright. When I say I "was" a meteorology major, I meant I changed my major, not finished my degree. I changed my major for the same reason. It would be difficult to find a job and I'm not sure I would want to stay in the same place for my entire career.
User avatar #363 to #356 - exclamation
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I don't have a problem staying in one place. With that, I can familiarize myself with the area better. I would also brave the heat (as much as I hate it) to get a meteorology job. I've the dream since I was just a young child. I can't let it die because I am afraid I'll fail to find work and support my family own being.
User avatar #364 to #363 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN
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That's the way to be. The main reason I changed my major is because I've found something I'm even more passionate about. I'm actually in the process of starting my own business called Read 'n Style, LLC. We're going to make text to speech reading pens that would help dyslexics read easier.
User avatar #365 to #364 - exclamation
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It is. DUDE
THAT IS SO ******* AWESOME.
User avatar #366 to #365 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN
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Thanks man. If you want you can like our page on Facebook. I'd really appreciate it.

www.facebook.com/pages/Read-N-Style-LLC/1404096769806800
#101 to #96 - bobthedilder
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Law Enforcement
#114 to #101 - tyroneisanigger
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Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice major?
Either way, good choice for majors. I'm going in for Criminal justice.
User avatar #138 to #114 - bobthedilder
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Also going for criminal justice, looking to join CBP.
#105 to #101 - Dwarf
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Welfare
#111 to #105 - volksworgen
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Porn star
#110 to #105 - killerblue
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History fast food