|By Lakeside (Lakeside) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 02:26 am: Edit|
Brown's at the bottom of the barrell of the ivy league. Sure, it's still a good school but nationwide it's far overrated
I have some friends who went there and really weren't happy with their experience.
For those of you choosing between Brown and otherh schools, especially other ivies or top 25 schools: Go elswhere!!
|By Marianne (Marianne) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 07:50 am: Edit|
You really make your case by being such a good spellorr. (Barrel).
|By Rhonda63 (Rhonda63) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 08:49 am: Edit|
Possibly a Brown waitlistee hoping to improve his/her chances...
|By Soozievt (Soozievt) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 09:26 am: Edit|
Well if we use your criteria that some friends were not happy there, we would have to knock out almost every college there is! There is always a percentage of kids at any school who are not happy.
To bash a college as you have, a very selective college, really reveals something about yourself. There may be colleges that my child would not pick but I cannot imagine her bashing it but just thinking it was not for her.
Don't worry...I don't think anyone who seriously is exploring colleges is going to be scared away by your "warning" that is so general and holds no "evidence".
|By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 04:06 pm: Edit|
Does bad spelling obliterate the veracity of the intended message?
|By Imac7477 (Imac7477) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit|
Maybe not the veracity but definitely the credibility.
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
Well, I think the message doesn't have veracity regardless of the spelling. Brown is not the worst Ivy League school (my vote on that goes to Penn). So it encourages its students to experiment and get a broad liberal arts education by having pass/fail and no core requirements. What is the problem with that? God forbid someone actually learns for the sake of learning. Everyone I know who went to Brown or is currently at Brown has loved their experience there and wouldn't trade it for anything.
|By Guydollofer (Guydollofer) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 08:37 am: Edit|
I have yet to meet someone who disliked/dislikes his/her Brown experience. Go Bears!
|By I10rooteu (I10rooteu) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 11:28 am: Edit|
i chose Dartmouth over Brown
i had much difficulties, but my decision was based on my preference.
first of all, i like country! if u r a city boy, Brown is the one for u!
also, i felt that the Brownies are somewhat too liberal (not in political but in social sense) i didn't like that but as far as other things were concerned, i could not say one is better than the other.
|By Abyss (Abyss) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:16 pm: Edit|
what is worst? i don't think some of you really understand that concept. worst is usually confused with the level of prestige and the level of happiness at a college.
prestige-wise, things are so subjective these days that it's just awful. yeah, unfortunately for many of you who believe that you're elevating yourself to godliness by choosing harvar/yale over brown are wrong. if you're in the top 20, which brown surely is and deserves to be, you'll find that in the read world, it makes no difference. most people haven't even thought that far. they don't spend days pouring over the rankings, why do you? and because i'm assuming you do, although i'm sure you'll insist that you never opened US NEWS, have you noticed how much rankings CHANGE yearly? How can one institution change so sharply from one year to the next? Universities work like the government- change is slow, gradual. Endowment, facilities.. these things rarely change.
they why does US NEWS change so much, you may ask.. SO PEOPLE WILL BUY IT. Who else wants to see that every college in the top 20 remained exactly where it was last year? Thus, i come to my point that prestige means something only depending on what career you want and such. many graduates from brown don't even follow traditional career paths.. they make highly innovative goals for themselves, often not very lucrative. but if money is what you want, it's ridiculous to say you won't see that after attending brown.
finally, let me conclude saying that brown is known to be one of the "happiest" schools in the country.. I don't know how they measure this or what this really amounts to in the end. but, you have to realize that some people are very happy there.
your effort to create a hiearchy in which you can settle yourself at the 'best' school is ridiculous. what makes harvard the best? what is harvard but buildings and people? can buildings be better than other buildings? no. can people be better than other people? you apparently think so. prestige can be better, but there is no general consenus on that. so thanks for sharing your opinion, but you just look silly because we're all conscious that it's just an opinion.
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