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Old 03-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default UDel or PennState?

I am a highschool senior and my next stage in life is college. I got into a couple great schools but I have my eyes on University of Delaware and Penn State. I plan on majoring in marketing with a double minor in some sort of finance, and another minor in management.

The hardest part is choosing the school..

I'm sure a lot of people have gone to PSU or UD on here. I'm just lookin for some reviews, advice, etc. on these colleges. A college brochure and college "student" reviews are mediocre at best.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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Go to whichever costs less.

Or University of Phoenix.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Posting this in OT? You must not be very bright. Stay away from my Alma Mater.

PSU '08.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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PSU IP ban in effect.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #5
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Posting this in OT? You must not be very bright. Stay away from my Alma Mater.

PSU '08.
Or I'm new to this whole "forum" thing.. Where else would it go.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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University of Delaware - 57% female, 43% male.

Penn State (University Park) - 46% female, 54% male
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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University of Delaware - 57% female, 43% male.

Penn State (University Park) - 46% female, 54% male
Haha that statistic has definitely crossed through my head a couple times.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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UD 03. I loved my time there. I don't think you could go wrong with either though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #10
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*flips coin* Penn
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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Lehigh Valley? Are you from the Millennium Falcon school?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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Penn state. Prepare your anus.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #13
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PSU has more to offer, including really nice showers in the athletic buildings.

<-- PSU class of 99
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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UDel ChEg 04.
I loved UD's atmosphere, not being just a number, and being top 10 for my major. My fiancee also went to UD, but we did not meet until after we both graduated.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #15
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Go to whichever costs less.
Exactly.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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id choose u of penn or delaware state
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #17
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Neither. Find a school with a stellar undergraduate marketing program.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:59 PM   #18
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One of my best friends graduated from PSU in marketing. She LOVED every second of it. She's a kindergarten teacher in CO now. It's a big party school, lots of Greek life and school spirit, but you will get a good education there. The large alumni network, especially if you participate in Greek life, will open doors for you after graduation. Pennsylvania's not great, but State College is alright.

I don't know anything about UDel, except Delaware's not great, either.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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have you visited the campuses yet? My sister graduated from UDEL a fews back, nice looking campus, nice small town. She loved it there, but you should check them both out if you haven't done so yet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #20
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Chico State is where it's at.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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While I would have assumed that UDel existed, I don't think I've heard of anyone going there before.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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While I would have assumed that UDel existed, I don't think I've heard of anyone going there before.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #23
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Steps for success:
1. Contact the marketing dept (the school, not the place that prints brochures) at each university and ask the following:
a. What percent of your graduates have a job offer before graduating?
b. What percent of your graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation?
c. What is the mean salary of your graduates?
2. Decide if you like these numbers.
- If yes, go to the more cost effective school.
- If no, switch majors to engineering or management.
3. ???
4. Profit.

Other advice:

1) Break off any relationships you have before you start school (unless they are coming with you, but even then you will probably not last the first year). DO IT. It might suck now, but after you break up sophomore year anyway, you will wish you'd done it sooner.
2) Get involved with some social organization your freshman year. Greek life, ROTC, Formula SAE/Baja, Band, something. Looks great on resumes, you get to know people from other majors, and provides good drinking friends throughout school.
3) Pack light. Moving every year sucks. You don't need much besides a laptop and clothes.
4) Buy used textbooks. Do NOT go to the bookstore before classes begin. Find out what books the prof actually wants you to have before the start of the semester. Buy them used online.
5) The week-long freshman orientation is just a big party and you don't need to go. 2 weeks into the semester and you will never talk to those people again. And they cost like $1000 or something.
6) And try try try to get an internship after your freshman year. Once you start college, summers are times to be productive, not lazy. The people who use their summers wisely are the people who get job offers first. If you don't have an internship or job, stick around and take some summer classes and get ahead. Start looking for internship/work offers towards the end of your first semester.
7) Stay out of trouble. Be discrete with drinking underage, and don't do drugs. Most universities turn a blind eye to alcohol, but pot usually gets the police involved. You do not want anything bad on your record, it WILL hurt your future prospects.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #24
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Other advice:

1) Break off any relationships you have before you start school (unless they are coming with you, but even then you will probably not last the first year). DO IT. It might suck now, but after you break up sophomore year anyway, you will wish you'd done it sooner.
2) Get involved with some social organization your freshman year. Greek life, ROTC, Formula SAE/Baja, Band, something. Looks great on resumes, you get to know people from other majors, and provides good drinking friends throughout school.
These two are the key to enjoying college, don't be the lame dude always on the phone with his girlfriend back home, go out, have fun and find out who you are as a person. Clubs are a great way to do it.

Learn ballroom dancing, SCUBA, ice skating, sailing, etc, as they're either cheap or free through the university. Get to know your floormates, later in school it is good to have friends outside your major you can hang out with and complain to when your classmates are eating each other trying to get ahead.

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id choose u of penn or delaware state
If he could get into U of Penn, he wouldn't be looking at PSU or UD. If he wanted Del State, he could just go shoot himself in the thigh and mail-order a diploma.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #25
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One of my best friends graduated from PSU in marketing. She LOVED every second of it. She's a kindergarten teacher in CO now. It's a big party school, lots of Greek life and school spirit, but you will get a good education there. The large alumni network, especially if you participate in Greek life, will open doors for you after graduation. Pennsylvania's not great, but State College is alright.

I don't know anything about UDel, except Delaware's not great, either.
Based on this story, I'd find a school with a good primary education program... that way you won't need Greek connections to land a job not in the discipline where you spent all those dollar bucks.
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