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Old 05-06-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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There are 18000 students at miss state. Nothing to do?

Starkvegas appears to have quite a bit for a small town.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Is he from Mississippi? I would not attend there if you are not. It is kind of insular, would be too expensive at out of state sticker, and the degree is mostly going to limit you to the surrounding area.

If he is, and especially if he wants to do engineering, it would be a fine pick as long as he is okay working in Mississippi (and in particular Jackson), Birmingham, Louisiana, or maybe Memphis. I also agree with kilgore on applied sciences vs. humanities.

Starkville is last on all the SEC lists as college towns for a reason, though.
Those lists favor schools with Greek revival architecture and more bars
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Ole Miss put metal roofs on a buch of their buildings, not a good look (IMO).
I agree and I don't care for all the Greek columns
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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There are 18000 students at miss state. Nothing to do?
Starkvegas appears to have quite a bit for a small town.
Starkville has a population of about 25,000 while MSU has about 20,000 students. The University totally dominates the town, and is by far the largest employer. I came from a tiny Mississippi town so I never understood the "nothing to do" whines. We drove to towns like Starkville to find something to do.

But then you compare "Starkvegas" with schools like the nearby University of Alabama (Tuscalousa, pop. 200,000+ in the area, plus near a million in nearby Birmingham) or Univ. of Tenn-Knoxville (over a million) or Univ of S. Carolina (Columbia, pop. half million) and you see the point. Yes, Starkville has "quite a bit for a small town", but there is no comparing the entertainment venues of Starkville with the offerings to be found in Birmingham or Knoxville.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:32 PM
 
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what can you do in Birmingham and Knoxville other than go to a big mall? The Smokies are not right next to the Knoxville campus and probably majority of those students never go to the mountains.

There are more restaurants and stores no doubt but as far as things to do, I don't think it is true that there is more to do in Knoxville or Birmingham than a city with 20000 people your age nearby.

Universities have countless social gatherings, festivals, clubs, intramural sports, etc. Not to mention the academic part of it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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What can you do in a big city? Amusement parks. Go-carts. Laser tag. Water parks. Paintball. Large lakes for water sports. More than one movie theater. More than one live theater with multiple acting companies. Hiking trails/greenways. Large social gatherings every day instead of every other weekend. Concerts every weekend instead of every month.
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