QUOTE(synatribe @ Mar 27 2010, 09:19 PM)
1. Cool maybe you didnt get lucky 4 times but when you entered college and current times differ greatly right now. You wont be able to get anywhere with a 1490 SAT score
2. 78.6 and 90% makes a difference. Sure it might be double the acceptance rates of UCB and LA but thats because there are 2 times more applicants for those school. All the UC's accept around the same amount of student
3. I know you can change majors. I put Business administration for UCR and I plan to change to Computer Science or to a computer engineering field
4. Why should I not be proud of getting into UCR? Im hella proud. I said they were my backup schools not schools I condemned. Why would I apply to a school if I did not see any prestige in it?
4.1 UCR is still prestigious and known throughout the nation as a pioneering research school. In 2012 UCR will be the only UC out of the 9 Undergrad UC's to house a research Medical School. Sure it might not rank high as the other UC's but it's still a tier 1 school that ranks in the top 100 Undergrad universities in the nation.
4.2 I never did or will I complain about my eduction at UCR, just because the other UC's more popular dosent mean that UCR is ran by a bunch of Monkeys. You should also know that the only way schools get better is if the students are proud to go to that school. It's people like you Tung who complain about Universities being bad but dont take initiative and decide to sit back and laugh. That's a shame knowing you were accepted to some of the nations finest schools.
4.3 As far as tuition, I dont think thats any of your business. Since UCR/FAFSA grants handed me a scholarship of almost 20K a year, Im not going to complain so much about the 32% increase
5. Im proud to be a future student of UCR
6. Do your research before you outweigh stereotypes with facts
1. Times haven't changed that much man. In fact since I've been a freshman, they been enrolling and accepting more freshmans, meaning the acceptance rates have been higher making it actually easier.
2. actually it's more like triple now that i think of it.
3. if i were you, i would stick with business if you're going to attend riverside. at least they have credibility in the business-management department program.
4. i doubt you see any prestige in it considering it was a backup. you shouldn't be proud. again riverside is guaranteed pretty much to get in. you don't even need to try.
4.1 i'm glad you're researching on your future school and it's histories. good for you.
4.2 lol? please don't talk to me about not giving a f*ck about my university. there's been lots of strikes going on throughout the year about the university. and i've actually been a pretty big activist on it rallying with thousands of students state-wide.
4.3 it's dumbasses like you who don't give a shit about tuition increases because you're not affected. i'm not affected much either, but i still care because it's damn wrong. thousands of students can't even afford to continue their UC education anymore because of it.
5. yes be proud to be a UCR. /greenfont
6. i don't need to do any research. and i haven't used any stereotypes. i'm a 4th year undergraduate student of the UC system, so I know damn well from own experiences.
QUOTE(synatribe @ Mar 27 2010, 09:43 PM)
is that seriously your argument? That can be said about every city/suburb. In fact I agree with some of the comments like there are lots of citrus farms. Sure the surrounding area is not like Downtown LA, what do you expect? I actually enjoyed visiting the campus and the campus is actually very nice and clean.
My question to you Serotonin is:
How does the surrounding area detract from the education offered at UCR?
i can answer your question. i'm an anthropology major so i do alot of research about cultures and the like. and my emphasis this past quarter was on urban and city planning life. and from my research, surrounding areas of how a city is structured, have a huge impact on your social life, economics, transportation, politics, and that includes your education as well. i can send you my 10 page research paper if you like to read it to get your answer.
QUOTE(synatribe @ Mar 27 2010, 09:47 PM)
Im desperate? lol go ahead jump to conclusions but you dont seem to understand my point in fact I was accepted in to every cal state I applied to except San Diego. My final choice was UCR because I did my research and realized its a school I can be proud of
you are desperate. you got rejected. it's like getting rejected by 10 hot chicks, and having to settle with the ugly chick.
QUOTE(synatribe @ Mar 27 2010, 10:33 PM)
First off you dont know anything about me and if I say Im getting my masters Im going to do my best to get a masters. Also I never said any other universities outside the UC system didnt have any merit, you made yourself sound so much better, so I asked you why you would choose to go to a lower ranking school if you had so many SMART options. Contrary belief? are you effing kidding me? You're the one posting links to websites stereotyping Riverside. FYI. Im not here to defend the city of Riverside. I dont like the city of Riverside compared to where I live, but YOU ARENT ANSWERING MY QUESTION, HOW DOES THE SURROUNDING AREA DETRACT FROM THE EDUCATION OFFERED AT UCR?
well that sucks that you already hate the city of riverside when you haven't even lived there yet.
QUOTE(synatribe @ Mar 27 2010, 10:44 PM)
So whats your argument?
Of course Im living there, so you're basically saying that all the UC's beside LA, B and SB are a joke because they are in the suburbs? You NEED to commute if you are looking for a fun destination. Irvine is an hour away from everything and so is UCR. Santa Cruz is in the middle of nowhere and so is Davis. SO WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE?
santa cruz is a pretty fun city. it has a beach for goodness sakes. also it's known for weed. what more can you need? bonfire + weed = good times. also davis isn't in the mdidle of nowhere. it's only 15 minutes away from Sacramento. The capital city of California?