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Old 11-25-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Well, I don't mind going to college in Alabama, but I would like a change of pace. Does anyone know of a college that is academically challenging but not overwhelming? I'm not a football player, and I like to actually learn the material through research and exploration, but I also don't like my instructors to raise the bar so high that almost no one passes. I love wild eccentric creative expression, and I like things that are challenging and academically stimulating. I'm not a party animal by any means. In fact, some people might even consider me asocial. I also don't have a lot of money. For the past few years, I've been a full-time student living off of financial aid, in fact. Is there a great college for me that's within my reach?

Also, I have family in Texas, so I could move there to go to college.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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These might work: University at Buffalo

University of Pittsburgh

University of Houston

Miami University

Welcome To Ohio University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Michigan

Home | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Wisconsin

William & Mary

University of Virginia

This list might help too: Public colleges, universities with best value on tuition - MSN Money
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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Well, I don't mind going to college in Alabama, but I would like a change of pace. Does anyone know of a college that is academically challenging but not overwhelming? I'm not a football player, and I like to actually learn the material through research and exploration, but I also don't like my instructors to raise the bar so high that almost no one passes. I love wild eccentric creative expression, and I like things that are challenging and academically stimulating. I'm not a party animal by any means. In fact, some people might even consider me asocial. I also don't have a lot of money. For the past few years, I've been a full-time student living off of financial aid, in fact. Is there a great college for me that's within my reach?
Also, I have family in Texas, so I could move there to go to college.
I think I may have the college for you. Check out Warren Wilson College in western NC, just outside of Asheville.

http://www.warren-wilson.edu/academics/
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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First one to come to mind for wild eccentric creative expression is Evergreen State in Olympia, Washington.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Wow, Evergreen sounds like an excellent college. They offer interdisciplinary programs and learning through exploration, and tuition is affordable, too. I think I might try to apply. I really like this one! Out-of-state tuition is pretty high, though. I think I'm going to try to apply to it, but I need a scheme to become a resident of Washington State!
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