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Old 06-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #41
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RPI had a good nuclear program and is an excellent "undergrad" engineering school, in fact it is the oldest engineering school in North America. Since it is a fairly small school it lags others in terms of grad school/research, and is not as well recognized nationally as much as in the past. As for Troy, a dying mill town, and as far as I know, not much is going on there today except for RPI and the nursing school down the hill.
My nephew will be a junior at RPI this fall - he has enjoyed his first two years even though it has been quite challenging for him - he's working his @#$ off but a little hard work never hurt anyone. We've visited him a few times since my daughter lives nearby. Great school.

As for me, BS from Bentley College (now Bentley University) and MBA from Northeastern University.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:32 AM   #42
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My nephew will be a junior at RPI this fall - he has enjoyed his first two years even though it has been quite challenging for him - he's working his @#$ off but a little hard work never hurt anyone. We've visited him a few times since my daughter lives nearby. Great school.
During my early years in the AF, my best friend was an RPI grad. He was one of the most talented EEs I've ever met, so it's clear that it's a good school.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #43
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BS from the Naval Academy and a JD from Yale? Dang, I'm impressed!
I admit that is impressive. But I know a guy with a BS from Annapolis, did his time on the Enterprise and then got a PHD in Mech Eng from MIT. Mech Eng at PhD level takes serious intellect and then compound that with MIT. He then went on to get his CFA.

Me, I'm BSc PhD physics, Imperial College and post Doc Harvard/Smithsonian Institute.
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That's quite an education. I have always been blessed to have lived with people smarter than me. A former USNA classmate and later roommate of mine got his BS from USNA, his MBA from Harvard Business School and then an MD from Cornell Medical School.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:06 AM   #46
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The school has not been owned by GM for at least 15 years. It's name was changed then to Kettering University.
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My nephew will be a junior at RPI this fall - he has enjoyed his first two years even though it has been quite challenging for him - he's working his @#$ off but a little hard work never hurt anyone. We've visited him a few times since my daughter lives nearby. Great school.

As for me, BS from Bentley College (now Bentley University) and MBA from Northeastern University.
Heck, I had nightmares over some of those exams months after I graduated. To impress your nephew with your knowledge, you can ask him about the tute screw.
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Another Gaucho - UCSB. Not on the party track, graduated with highest honors. MS from U of Illinois at shampoo-bananna (Champaigne - Urbana).
I hate to say it, but I left UCSB after my freshman year and transferred to UCR because I saw too many spoiled little rich kids cheating their way through college there. I'm sure it wasn't the majority of students, but I lived with a whole bunch of them at the Trop in IV and couldn't stomach it.
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I hate to say it, but I left UCSB after my freshman year and transferred to UCR because I saw too many spoiled little rich kids cheating their way through college there. I'm sure it wasn't the majority of students, but I lived with a whole bunch of them at the Trop in IV and couldn't stomach it.
Unfortunately I had never seen or even heard of UCSB until I had already graduated university. If I had, I would have had a different, much nicer alma mater.

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Another Gaucho - UCSB. Not on the party track, graduated with highest honors. MS from U of Illinois at shampoo-bananna (Champaigne - Urbana).
Santa Barbara definitely has a reputation as the party school in the UC system but it is the #34 ranked research university in the world according to the rankings given below and to get in these days as an undergrad you need to have pretty close to a 4.0 with a handful of AP classes.

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Santa Barbara definitely has a reputation as the party school in the UC system but it is the #34 ranked research university in the world according to the rankings given below and to get in these days as an undergrad you need to have pretty close to a 4.0 with a handful of AP classes.

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The engineering school was pretty rigorous back in my day also. Sure there were some vacationers there, but it seemed way better than your average big football school.
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My BA was from the University of Virginia.

I didn't know it was an all-men's school (at least back in the day) until I got to my dorm freshman year. Meant to talk my guidance counsellor about that, except he's long gone. Worked out in the end as future DW was at Randolph Macon down the road.
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My BA was from the University of Virginia.

I didn't know it was an all-men's school (at least back in the day) until I got to my dorm freshman year. Meant to talk my guidance counsellor about that, except he's long gone. Worked out in the end as future DW was at Randolph Macon down the road.
My hall of residence had men's and women's floors. It took about a month for them to become co-ed as people hooked up. Apparently this happened every year, university admin took the attitude that we were all 18 years old so could sleep with who we liked. The college only provided 1 year of accommodation, after that we had to get flats in London and commute to college....best time of my life!
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