want to ride out in the pacific northwest when i choose a school to go to. whats the best area to live in considering snow conditions per year and how competitive the school is. ive really only got seattle and portland on my mind so far. Any thoughts?
Well, your first year is going to be out of state tuition, so thats gonna knock at least 15-20g (tuition + books + room/board since im guessing youd stay in the dorms) from your budget year one. Then, if you're lucky, you could get away spending 10g a year (tuition + books). Even U of U was 3-4g a semester and that is VERY cheap, you don't find school for much less than that. With 35g, a summer job and/or student loans youd be okay, but on 35g alone youre gonna have to go to community college for at least two years.
I go to Columbia Gorge. Its an hour from Mt. hood. 1100 a semester for out of state tuition. Chill as shit. The faculty is so crazy. Its all old retirees, who used to teach full time at huge universities.