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I’m trying to decide on a college and have no idea. Currently I am between UVM, UNH and University at Buffalo. It really comes down to if I should chill at an instate school or go out of state and come out with lots of debt. I’m thinking engineering as a major but I don’t want to be stuck in a 9-5 my whole life. Also I never got to really see UVM because of coronavirus. If anyone has any opinions or advice or wants to decide for me be my guest. :)
If your not fully sure on what you want to be doing make saving money high on the priority list. School is great for figuring out what you want, especially that first year or so. Lots of people even find that what they want doesn't need college which is totally fine. Just don't cripple yourself financially with 30k for one year of school to determine what you could of in CC.
I graduated from UVM a couple years ago... ok maybe a bit more than a couple... with a civil engineering degree.
Never visited either of the other schools on your list, so can't compare. But I can speak in droves about why UVM, and Burlington in general, is a special place that isn't easily replicated.
Some other important notes:
- the freshman dorms are literally brand new. huge upgrade from my sweatshop shoebox dorms (which are no longer there)
- the UVM ski/snowboard club is absolutely legit and a life saver for underclassmen that do not have cars on campus. I skied damn near every weekend of the season my freshman/sophomore years thanks to their busing system. they also offer good student discounts to all the surrounding mountains and run trips out west each year
- proximity to mountains - jay peak, smuggs, steaux, sugarbush, bolton are all within an hour 30.
- have other interests/hobbies? there's a club for that
- Burlington is located on a huge natural lake, with a beach a bike ride away
- breweries out the ass, literally in every direction
- I'm not going to say the nightlife is crazy, but it is a very fun town
- idk where you're from so it's worth mentioning - the winters can be downright frigid. I remember one year I don't think it got above 0* in Burlington for a two week stretch. if you enjoy cold weather like I do you'll be fine
- the summers are gorgeous
On an academic note: had a lot of friends across the other engineering disciplines and generally think the professors were good, some excellent, especially once you got to the meat and potatoes (upper level design classes). I know job placement among the CEs was damn near 100%.
I'm a senior Ocean Engineering student at UNH and I'd recommend it. The engineering buildings are all relatively new and the ocean engineering building is brand new as of 3 years ago. Everyone here is pretty chill, though there are the few exceptions as there is with any college. Freshman year was good here, they have a lot of activities to meet people and theres some cool clubs like the ski and board club you could look into. The cons I would say are the price as it is one of the most expensive schools for in state students. There's also not a whole lot to do. Dover is near by but it's definitely a drive away, maybe a bike if you're feeling ambitious but other than that Durham pretty much consists of the UNH campus.
corndogGoonI’m trying to decide on a college and have no idea.
Its completely okay not to know.
Screw college (in my opinion). Go to trade school and get skills. Most trade schools tend to be less then 2 years. Enter the workforce in a field that has a demand versus being another Political Science degree applying to work as a server.
But if college is a must no matter what, find local/state community college with a kick ass transfer program, then knock out a 2 year degree for cheap and then transfer to whatever university if you need a name on a piece of paper or looking for a specialty. If there's a specialty like law, medical, or engineering you want go for it but just finish the program so you get your degree cause specialty degree sometimes don't transfer well.
At the end of the day no matter what your degree is, your not locked into it. There are endless career paths out there and your degree has really no say what you end up doing.
An old co-worker of mine got a civil engineering degree, worked in China on some projects, bummed/worked at Keystone for a couple seasons, worked with me at a helicopter tour company in Alaska, and now shes one of the head sales people at a very profitable weed shop in a tourist hub in Alaska. In the off seasons she occasionally still jumps in on some engineer projects.
Absolutely just LOL if you go to uni in this day and age!!!!
I’ve never been, yet at 21 I have a job that isn’t 925 that lets me save 1000 a fortnight and still have cash to travel overseas several times a year. I’ve been to Canada, Japan, Australia and Caledonia all at my own expense. Hell yeah. Even better is that all my cash is going into stocks now so I’m going to be a BALLER at 30 through aggressive investment.