U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-21-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
8,950 posts, read 9,858,787 times
Reputation: 5101

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by kidyankee764 View Post
I meant money in the sense that if you have it, Yale will be more likely to consider you. But that's another thread.
Yale, like most schools, has a needs-blind admissions policy. Students are admitted and rejected without any regard to their need for financial aid.

Obviously you don't know or care kid, as you believe Central Connecticut is our states leading institution.

I am done arguing. I'll let the mountain of evidence speak for itself, and continue to recommend that people go to the school that feels right for them...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-21-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
8,950 posts, read 9,858,787 times
Reputation: 5101
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidyankee764 View Post
My company and the companies who contract us tend to look at the candidate's credentials over the university.
Their university isn't part of their credentials? What type of company do you work for?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 09:11 AM
 
262 posts, read 520,332 times
Reputation: 127
Uconn is larger and has more options to choose a major from. It also has a bigger emphasis on sports and research. Perhaps this varies from field to field but outside of CT there doesn't seem to be much added advantage for job seekers who graduated from Uconn above those who graduated from any of the CSU schools. From what I've seen, as long as they can check the 4 year accredited school box off they are more interested in experience. Regarding quality of education the CSU schools have smaller classes, but Uconn has more professors who are experts in the field. I think that smaller classes are the most important aspect of education so I would have to agree that the CSU schools are underrated though I wouldn't say that Uconn is overrated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
2,081 posts, read 4,136,241 times
Reputation: 9305
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlassoff View Post
Yale, like most schools, has a needs-blind admissions policy. Students are admitted and rejected without any regard to their need for financial aid.
47% of undergrads applied for financial aid in 2006-2007. Of that, 43% had their need 100% met.
Average debt of borrowers graduating in 2006 was $13k.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Appias View Post
I would have to agree that the CSU schools are underrated though I wouldn't say that Uconn is overrated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
15,806 posts, read 22,108,557 times
Reputation: 5299
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlassoff View Post
Obviously you don't know or care kid, as you believe Central Connecticut is our states leading institution.
Really? Please show me where I said this. For someone who condescendingly belittled another poster on their [lack of] debating techniques, you certainly are resorting to twisting my point of view.

And for the record, I thought we were debating - not arguing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlassoff View Post
Their university isn't part of their credentials? What type of company do you work for?
Their college degree is part of their credentials. The guys I work for will not simply say "oh Harvard - he's hired." They are much more in tune to reality than that. If you want more info on what I do feel free to DM me as I'm certainly not going to post it here for obvious reasons.

Last edited by kidyankee764; 04-21-2010 at 11:24 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
15,806 posts, read 22,108,557 times
Reputation: 5299
Quote:
Originally Posted by renovating View Post
47% of undergrads applied for financial aid in 2006-2007. Of that, 43% had their need 100% met.
Just keep in mind that many, many students at Yale are international. I'd be willing to bet (though I don't have any stats on this) that the American students at Yale are much more financially stable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
15,806 posts, read 22,108,557 times
Reputation: 5299
Quote:
Originally Posted by Appias View Post
I would have to agree that the CSU schools are underrated
This was kind of where the debate began. I personally feel UCONN is a little overrated because of less one on one interaction between student and professor. But the CSU schools are most definitely underrated - many of the professors at these schools are experts in their field as well and it seems that those who have no experience with them tend to feel otherwise, without merit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
220 posts, read 443,306 times
Reputation: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidyankee764 View Post
Just keep in mind that many, many students at Yale are international. I'd be willing to bet (though I don't have any stats on this) that the American students at Yale are much more financially stable.
It really depends. Many of the international students I've worked with are either as well off or better off than the American students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds (more common now that Yale has changed its financial aid policies).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
15,806 posts, read 22,108,557 times
Reputation: 5299
Quote:
Originally Posted by inetlom View Post
It really depends. Many of the international students I've worked with are either as well off or better off than the American students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds (more common now that Yale has changed its financial aid policies).
Interesting. Out of curiosity, do you know how the financial aid policy has changed over the years? I ask because around 2000, many kids I graduated HS with who attended Yale, Harvard or Princeton have had former relatives (parents, grandparents, great grandparents) attend the school. These kids were bright, but some were not even close to being at the top of our class. What they did have was a lot of family wealth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
2,081 posts, read 4,136,241 times
Reputation: 9305
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidyankee764 View Post
Just keep in mind that many, many students at Yale are international. I'd be willing to bet (though I don't have any stats on this) that the American students at Yale are much more financially stable.
I guess that would depend on your definition of "many". There are approximately 500 undergrad international students enrolled now.

There are over 5,000 full time undergrads enrolled.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top