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Old 01-27-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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scranton has an upper class???
Yeah, we have running water and flush toilets too...
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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scranton has an upper class???
Every community, even Pikeville, Kentucky or Liberal, Kansas, have an "upper-class." That phrase is relative to the surrounding community. For example, someone living in Scranton could be considered "upper-class" if their household makes, perhaps, $90,000 per year. Where I live in Northern Virginia the MEDIAN household income is in the six-figures, so even though I'm earning $42,000+ a year at age 23 I'm "poor." In NEPA people would be impressed if I was pulling down a salary like that at my age. Down here I can barely afford a 1-BR apartment on that salary.

Every community has physicians, attorneys, pharmacists, bankers, and other white-collar people who generally are well-educated and earn generous salaries. In Lackawanna County unfortunately MOST of those folks have left Scranton in favor of the Abingtons, Glenmaura, or parts of the North Pocono or Pittston Area school districts. What few "upper-crust" that does remain in the city proper generally live in Green Ridge.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Yes, but the bar is set pretty low here. The only requiremnts you really need to qualify for being "upper class" in Scranton is to have a full set of teeth, and not have a mullet, or an "Access Card".
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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It appears we have veered off topic here. Back to the original question. I cannot speak for the other cities, or universities, but Wilkes is generally safe. It borders a rough area, but the campus itself and downtown area are relatively safe. Once in a while you'll here about an issue usually having to do with drunk college kids, but besides the normal college issues, I don't think there is much to worry about. It is much better then it was a few years ago. There is a huge police presence downtown, and Wilkes and King's both have on campus security.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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Yes, but the bar is set pretty low here. The only requiremnts you really need to qualify for being "upper class" in Scranton is to have a full set of teeth, and not have a mullet, or an "Access Card".
Hey, in Carbondale, you can have all of those things and still be upper class!
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Idiocracy
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Yes, but the bar is set pretty low here. The only requiremnts you really need to qualify for being "upper class" in Scranton is to have a full set of teeth, and not have a mullet, or an "Access Card".
Haha, and the bar is even lower in WB: have at least one (non-gold) tooth, have a mullet instead of a rat-tail, and actually afford ammo for your handgun.

But in either place, an ATV for the kids automatically gets you in.

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I have a daughter interested in 3 PA colleges. Albright, Wilkes U,and Widener. Can I get some unbaised opinions about safety on campus and the surrounding cities. Thanks!
Back to the original post. The stats links someone posted above for the campuses will probably tell you the most. As for crime in the surrounding cities: WB = not good, Reading = bad, Chester = frickin' hell on earth.

That said, I wouldn't make safety a main criterion, except to rule out any campus that's really dicey. There's always Canada if you really want safety.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Yeah, we have running water and flush toilets too...

what passes for upper class in scranton----btw--haven't heard that term in years---------so far most of the people i met up here have no class
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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what passes for upper class in scranton----btw--haven't heard that term in years---------so far most of the people i met up here have no class
And your credentials are? Just curious.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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what passes for upper class in scranton----btw--haven't heard that term in years---------so far most of the people i met up here have no class
With your attitudes towards people in the area, it's no wonder you're running into rude attitudes. This area may have its problems (mostly involving politics) but the people here are friendlier than in most places.

And if you think this area is so low-class and full of mullet-headed jackasses, why not go back to where you came from? No sense staying somewhere that makes you miserable.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Haha, and the bar is even lower in WB: have at least one (non-gold) tooth, have a mullet instead of a rat-tail, and actually afford ammo for your handgun.

But in either place, an ATV for the kids automatically gets you in.



Back to the original post. The stats links someone posted above for the campuses will probably tell you the most. As for crime in the surrounding cities: WB = not good, Reading = bad, Chester = frickin' hell on earth.

That said, I wouldn't make safety a main criterion, except to rule out any campus that's really dicey. There's always Canada if you really want safety.
HEY! Don't be dissin' on the rat tail!!!
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