|By Incandescence (Incandescence) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit|
My name's Jess and I'm a highschool junior. I'm currently dual(joint)enrolling at the University of Georgia as well. I go to a very rural small (about 600 students) school outside of Athens Georgia. I'm number one in my class. My SAT is a 1350 and I have a 4.1 GPA. My GPA has suffered because my school only offers one AP class, so it's not as high as some students'.
I'm really interested in being a linguistics major, and would like to go somewhere outside of the South. Money's not really an issue either, though I don't think I'd like to go to an extremely preppy school. The important thing to me is to go to a school where there's an excellent linguistics program and possibly a good creative writing program.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I have a very bad high school advisor and she only knows about colleges in Georgia, so this means a lot to me.
|By Valpal (Valpal) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit|
One word: Swarthmore!
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 10:19 am: Edit|
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 12:08 pm: Edit|
Also check out:
The Claremont Colleges in California (Pomona and Pitzer in particular), University of Chicago, NYU, Boston U, University of Rochester, Cornell, University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland-College Park, Brandeis U, U of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Southern California, Georgetown for strong linguistics programs. Although you said you don't want the South, here are a few just in case: Tulane, Rice, Clemson, UNC Chapel Hill, UVA.
|By Nngmm (Nngmm) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit|
But you may need to increase your SAT score in order to get in...
|By Ahwosg (Ahwosg) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
for the record, either Middlebury created their Linguistics degree within the last month, or they simply don't have one.
That is all.
|By Mini (Mini) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit|
The most famous linguistics school in the country by far is MIT. (No joke.) 22 faculty - many of them world famous. Check it out.
|By Mini (Mini) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit|
Oh, the other famous one is University of Pennsylvania.
|By Tokenadult (Tokenadult) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:29 pm: Edit|
"The most famous linguistics school in the country by far is MIT."
That is absolutely correct. I think the great majority of the textbooks I had for linguistics courses while taking a Chinese major at a school not (so far) named above were written by MIT professors. I'm surprised not to see UCLA mentioned in the thread.
But my job-market-related advice, as someone who has been there and done that, is to major in ANYTHING except linguistics or a modern foreign language. Such a major is intellectually rewarding, but that's where the rewards end for most people who pursue those majors. There are exceptions to what I just said, but you should know where the exceptions are before committing yourself to a college major.
|By Mackinaw (Mackinaw) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
Some people confuse linguistics with language/literature study. Obviously they are related but having great language programs does not mean that there is a great linguistics program.
Among the very best _linguistics_ programs are MIT, Georgetown, Penn, and Stanford.
|By Boxmaker1917 (Boxmaker1917) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:58 pm: Edit|
Tokenadult, could you elaborate on why you think linguistics and/or modern languages are bad majors? I would think there would be good job opportunties in business for languages. (Not too sure where you'd go with a linguistics degree.) My dd wants to major in modern languages and minor in linguistics -- is this a BAD idea? Thanks!
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