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Old 09-26-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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My top 4 choices.

Kansas State University
Oklahoma State University
University of Wyoming
Utah State University

How good are these Universities when looking at their Geology programs and just the schools in general?

My hobby is geology and I have been to Wyoming and Utah State in the last few years. I do not know much about their geology programs. However, both are in smaller towns that you must visit before you commit to four years. I like both Logan and Laramie but many would find them too small for their liking.

Two other schools that have solid geology programs are the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and the New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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Hey anyone have anything to say about these?

Penn state
CUNY City College
SUNY cortland
Pace university
The college of Saint Rose
What are you looking for in a college? You've got all different kinds of colleges in this list - different sizes, different areas (in huge city, out in the country, in semi-rural area), even different kinds of schools. Is there a program that you are trying to compare?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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My top 4 choices.

Kansas State University
Oklahoma State University
University of Wyoming
Utah State University

How good are these Universities when looking at their Geology programs and just the schools in general?
What are you wanting to do with a geology degree once you get it?

If you are looking at oil and gas, of your list, I would definitely recommend Oklahoma State. My husband is a geologist in that field and there are only really a handful of schools that most of the big companies regularly recruit from. OSU is the only one on your list. Also, if O&G is your goal, are you aware that the working level is a masters nowadays?

The most popular and commonly recruited schools in the O&G industry in this part of the country are Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, The University of Texas, LSU, Colorado School of Mines, Texas Tech, and occasionally a few others, including The University of Arkansas. I know several very successful geologists that are graduates of the University of Texas at El Paso as well, but I don't know anything about their current program. I do also know a successful geologist from the University of Wyoming, its' just not one you hear much about.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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What are you looking for in a college? You've got all different kinds of colleges in this list - different sizes, different areas (in huge city, out in the country, in semi-rural area), even different kinds of schools. Is there a program that you are trying to compare?
I know Cortland is SUPER rural. I really like this school but the area may keep me away, I know Penn State is HUGE but I don't mind. I don't mind the conditions of the school overall, I guess what I want to know is how the college is viewed, what the general area is like and if one would get their money- worth.

I want to go into English Education with a double major in Psychology or childhood ed. and a minor in sociology (if I don't double major.)
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Penn State is the flagship college in Pennsylvania. It is very well thought of in the state but also very expensive. Tuition alone for one year for an out of state student is $28,00 plus another $9,000 for room and board. It is also the most competitive college to get into from all of the colleges on your list.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Where Dance Music comes first
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What are you wanting to do with a geology degree once you get it?

If you are looking at oil and gas, of your list, I would definitely recommend Oklahoma State. My husband is a geologist in that field and there are only really a handful of schools that most of the big companies regularly recruit from. OSU is the only one on your list. Also, if O&G is your goal, are you aware that the working level is a masters nowadays?

The most popular and commonly recruited schools in the O&G industry in this part of the country are Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, The University of Texas, LSU, Colorado School of Mines, Texas Tech, and occasionally a few others, including The University of Arkansas. I know several very successful geologists that are graduates of the University of Texas at El Paso as well, but I don't know anything about their current program. I do also know a successful geologist from the University of Wyoming, its' just not one you hear much about.
Penn State is another school that gets just as much play as TAMU and UT Austin for Geology gradauates looking to infiltrate the O&G industry.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Where Dance Music comes first
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Penn State is the flagship college in Pennsylvania. It is very well thought of in the state but also very expensive. Tuition alone for one year for an out of state student is $28,00 plus another $9,000 for room and board. It is also the most competitive college to get into from all of the colleges on your list.
I apologize.

I didn't even bother reading this before replying. Good post though!
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Penn State is another school that gets just as much play as TAMU and UT Austin for Geology gradauates looking to infiltrate the O&G industry.
No disrespect to Penn State, I'm just not familiar with their program since its not a school commonly recruited from by a lot of companies in this part of the country. Since none of the schools we are discussing here are even on the OP's short list and since the OP never bothered to respond back as to whether or not he's even planning on going the O&G route, this entire discussion could be moot anyway.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I just thought I'd say that if anyone has questions about UT-Austin, I would be happy to answer. I'll add that six weeks into my freshman year, I'm extremely happy with my choice, but I'm not blind to certain drawbacks either, so I feel I could give honest feedback.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just thought I'd say that if anyone has questions about UT-Austin, I would be happy to answer. I'll add that six weeks into my freshman year, I'm extremely happy with my choice, but I'm not blind to certain drawbacks either, so I feel I could give honest feedback.

Not to steal from you, but I too have attended UT Austin and can answer questions regarding just about anything as I worked for the admissions department (sort of, worked under them).
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