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Where did you get in? Where were you rejected?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Zeke's post on the ND coaching thread made me think this might be a good topic. When it came time for college, where did you get accepted, and where did you get rejected?

    ACCEPTED: Baldwin-Wallace, Heidelberg, Muskingum, Marietta, and my alma mater

    REJECTED: SUNY-Potsdam

    INTERVIEWED BUT DIDN'T FINISH THE APPLICATION: Wake Forest

    VISITED BUT DIDN'T LIKE: Virginia

    Late edit: I'd do it again. After a period of adjustment, a small school was perfect for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though journalism wasn't a particularly strong major there.
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I applied to one college, and 19 years later, I'm one semester away from finishing.
     
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Well, since I inspired you...

    Accepted at Hometown U, Minnesota, Boston College, Notre Dame and Pomona (there are times I really think I should have gone. IIRC, they have the Great Books curriculum for Liberal Arts, where you essentially just attempt to read the canon in four years). I think I actually got waitlisted at Wisconsin and did not get into Stanford. I dabbled with the idea of going to Kansas but never applied. And my old man threw away the NYU brochure I brought home.
     
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Accepted at Oregon, UC Berkeley and Cal State Fullerton.

    Visited Colorado but didn't like the campus.

    Offered a small scholarship at USC but never applied. That was sort of odd.
     
  5. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    I was a bit of a lazy bastard in high school but I did fairly well on the SATs so I got accepted to Jacksonville University, Rhode Island College (my eventual choice) and Johnson & Wales. I got rejected from URI, however, mainly because my grades were shit.

    I don't feel bad about it though. URI is basically High School II and I hated high school. RIC was a blast, probably the best years of my life and where I met my soon-to-be wife.
     
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Accepted: University at Buffalo, Syracuse, Canisius, Saint Bonaventure, SUNY Brockport, Western Kentucky.
    Rejected: None.

    I didn't visit any schools until the deadline and that was UB. I had already been to Bonaventure numerous times for basketball and baseball camps; same with Canisius. All of the schools minus Syracuse were strictly for baseball. Canisius gave me the most money for academics and the best opportunity to make the baseball team. I went to UB. Yeah...
     
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Accepted: BC, Fordham, Catholic, Scranton, Le Moyne.

    Rejected: Holy Cross.

    Can you tell my parents/guidance counselor pushed me towards Catholic schools?

    BC was the only place I wanted to go. I quit anyway.

    Visited my best friend at Ohio State later. Why didn't anyone tell me about these Midwestern State Schools? I could have had fun there. (Actually, I did have fun there.)

    Did a little time later at Iona College. Nice place, but my high school was tougher.
     
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Side question for the group:

    If you could go back and do it over, would you choose differently?

    I don't know that I would, but I would choose according to different criteria. Namely, I'd have decided where in the country I wanted to live, and then found a college there.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I really just wanted to get out of my parents' house.

    If I had visited someplace like Ohio State when I was looking at schools, I might have made a different decision.

    I think my biggest problem was that I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up.
     
  10. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Accepted: St. John's, Syracuse, Miami (Fla.), Rhode Island.
    Rejected: None.
    Tried to apply: Michigan, which sent me the application three days after the deadline.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I wouldn't. Ball State was pretty good to me.
     
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I still don't.
     
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