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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:11 pm

There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.
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Postby pokerplaya » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:15 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.


Well that is all well and good, but I'm doing just fine regardless. ;-D
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Postby JTWood » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:56 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.

Probably more because of who you meet there rather than the education you get. There are obviously exceptions to that comment, but I would bet on that scenario being a majority.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:00 pm

Let's Go Redmen!

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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:10 pm

JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.

Probably more because of who you meet there rather than the education you get. There are obviously exceptions to that comment, but I would bet on that scenario being a majority.


exactly!
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Postby JTWood » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:13 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.

Probably more because of who you meet there rather than the education you get. There are obviously exceptions to that comment, but I would bet on that scenario being a majority.


exactly!

Well, label me naïve, but I was more concerned with understanding what I was learning than I was with meeting people who could hook me up with cushy jobs and salaries I maybe didn't deserve.

That's not me.
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Postby dyuen87 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:33 pm

psu has a really nice football program and syracuse has a solid bball program. both are pretty sweet for parties. :-D
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:37 pm

JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.

Probably more because of who you meet there rather than the education you get. There are obviously exceptions to that comment, but I would bet on that scenario being a majority.


exactly!

Well, label me naïve, but I was more concerned with understanding what I was learning than I was with meeting people who could hook me up with cushy jobs and salaries I maybe didn't deserve.

That's not me.


You seem to be missing the point. You can understand what you learn and get a hell of a lot out of an education at lots of schools. And that is important.

But part of life is also the networking and connections you make, which open up opportunities. And those happen to be better at certain places than others.

It's not connections or education. It's education and lots of connections versus education and fewer connections.
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Postby hybrid » Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:26 pm

Well my college won't help at all, cause the one I went to has no sports program at all. I went to IADT, which stands for International Academy of Design and Technology (if you love around Tampa or St. Pete you see the commercials all the time).

Anyways, I did go to USF (South Florida) a bit before then, though I can't comment to much about the athletic programs.
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Postby ironman » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:37 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
JTWood wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There's not a lot of evidence on differences in the quality of education across universities, but there is evidence on the economic returns to education...and there it's clear it does matter where you go.

Probably more because of who you meet there rather than the education you get. There are obviously exceptions to that comment, but I would bet on that scenario being a majority.


exactly!

Well, label me naïve, but I was more concerned with understanding what I was learning than I was with meeting people who could hook me up with cushy jobs and salaries I maybe didn't deserve.

That's not me.


You seem to be missing the point. You can understand what you learn and get a hell of a lot out of an education at lots of schools. And that is important.

But part of life is also the networking and connections you make, which open up opportunities. And those happen to be better at certain places than others.

It's not connections or education. It's education and lots of connections versus education and fewer connections.


I think it helps to be at a college that has a strong program for the field you pursue. For example in Iowa there are three state schools. If you're interested in becoming a teacher I'd recommend UNI. If you want to get into agricultural science or engineering then ISU is the place to be. If you want to be a hippie, then go to U of Iowa ;-)

I kid, I kid. Iowa is decent for law, medical, and business.
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