Should I be worried about future loans?

April 9th, 2014

I\’m posting this discussion here because I already have my finances in order, I just want to hear from those with experience about dealing with this sort of stuff.

So basically, I already decided where I want to go and what I want to do there. In the next fall I\’ll be going to UIUC to study Computer Science. Even though this is my state school, I still will need to take out a bit of loans. I imagine I\’ll have about 80k(ish) of student loans when I graduate. Personally, I\’m not too worried because a CS graduate from UIUC typically makes around 90k (it\’s high because the school sends a lot of students to silicon valley, but thatss something I would be interested in). My parents, on the other hand, are straight from a lifestyle overseas where people usually do not have huge debts. This definitely scares them.

So, is this something I should be worried about? Thanks.
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Northwestern vs. McGill

April 9th, 2014

Hi,

I was wondering if someone can help me make a decision between these two.

I\’m a pre-med, although I\’d like to major in a non-science. Quick stats: 3.98 UW GPA, 34 ACT, smart I guess but not brilliant by any means. Planning to work my a** off in college.

McGill:
-I love Montreal and McGill is a great school. However, I\’m worried that coming here might hurt my chances at attending a U.S. Medical School, which I definitely want. Are the classes centered toward the MCAT? Is advising good? Will I risk getting into some U.S. Med Schools?

Northwestern:
-Great academics/experience. Chicago is amazing. Grades will probably be harder to come by (I\’ve heard that Orgo and Chem are killers). Also there may be a competitive atmosphere.
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Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

April 9th, 2014

Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.
it should be interested what change will this make

University of Virginia and Virginia Tech Join Rolls-Royce University Technology Center Network

April 9th, 2014

Rolls-Royce announced today that Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia are joining the global Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers network, consisting of research groups in world-class universities identified to develop long-term research and technology programs.
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University Of Iowa Students Are Imagining What HBO\’s \’Girls\’ Would Be Like On Campus

April 2nd, 2014

Students at the University of Iowa are not happy their administration is not going to let HBO\’s \”Girls\” film on campus. In the Season 3 finale of the TV show, Hannah Horvath — the lead character played by \”Girls\” writer and creator, Lena Dunham …
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University of Phoenix Announces Timothy P. Slottow as New University President

April 2nd, 2014

University of Phoenix today announced that the institution's board of trustees has named Timothy P. Slottow as the new president of the University.
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USConnect question/speculation?

March 26th, 2014

I just logged on to my portal to check my FA status and on the top right it said:

Class: Undergraduate
Major: Business Administration

I don\’t remember seeing this before.
I applied to the WBB with business admin as my first choice major and chemE as my second choice. Does anyone know if this means anything? Maybe that I was accepted into my first choice? The follow up to that is does anyone have their 2nd choice major as the listed FA major?

This is just speculation and probably does not mean anything.
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USConnect question/speculation?

March 26th, 2014

I just logged on to my portal to check my FA status and on the top right it said:

Class: Undergraduate
Major: Business Administration

I don\’t remember seeing this before.
I applied to the WBB with business admin as my first choice major and chemE as my second choice. Does anyone know if this means anything? Maybe that I was accepted into my first choice? The follow up to that is does anyone have their 2nd choice major as the listed FA major?

This is just speculation and probably does not mean anything.
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Princeton University not a fan of “Princeton Mom”

March 26th, 2014

The “Princeton Mom” Susan Patton really loves Princeton University. Patton has proudly worn her alma mater’s orange and black while instructing women to “smarten up” and spend their college years “husband-hunting,” shaming …
it should be interested what change will this make

University of California's Napolitano joins skeptics over online courses

March 26th, 2014

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – University of California President Janet Napolitano on Monday joined a growing chorus of higher education leaders who have expressed skepticism about the use and cost-effectiveness of courses that are offered online. Napolitano's remarks at a Sacramento luncheon came as the 10-campus system struggles to overcome a possible $125 million …
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