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Old 08-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Location: in a house
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Originally Posted by macjr82 View Post
.... Which reminds me, you don't see as much school pride coming out of UNC-W by the community and area as a whole...
More because of its location at the edge of town than anything else and they do not field a football team. UNCC had a similar problem years ago.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by HP91 View Post
Not trying to argue, but let's put some context out there...ECU admits at least twice as many freshmen students every year than does UNCW...so it should not be surprising that kids get into ECU and not UNCW. Its purely a numbers game...and as folks have stated, UNCW can afford to be selective because of its location.
I am not arguing either.

I am not bashing ECU, it has a role to play in education. I think, your premise is wrong however. It is not about total numbers, but about the academic potential of those that are admitted, and the achievements of those that graduate that determines the "strength/rep" of a university.

And I agree that SAT is not the greatest measurement tool, but a billion Universities disagree with us, and they are the ones doing the admitting.

However, like it or not, as soon as one university admits one student, with less potential than the other university does, regardless of metric or numbers, well...it starts down the slippery slope.

I know ECU grads are passionate and loyal, but to pretend it is the Harvard of the south is silly. I know I don't have "data," just personal experience.

If it is not a party school, by adult or alumni standards, the students, in general, have not received the memo.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:27 AM
Location: Trinity Florida
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My son is an average Student Mostly B's but Struggled his 1st few years in HS...Hopefully his 1st 2 years of Central Piedmont Community College he does well, and they will accept him into UNCW, If not there is always a back up plan..he is very passionate about what he wants to do and is very hungry so to speak...At 18 He has a network of people he speaks with etc..Time will tell what happens I personally do not believe in Test Scores say it all but like LLN said the Universities don't seem to agree...If the Cost of out of state tution is too much then he will have to sacrifice and head to UNCC not what he wants but its life...
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