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Old 01-23-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Still somewhat new to the area and need some advice.

Our youngest has been accepted into UNC-Wilmington, ECU, and UNC- Greensboro. He is waiting to hear in a week from a few others. His major will be Exercise Science, with a plan to continue into Physical Therapy.

Of the three schools mentioned, any ones that should be considered over the others?

It is somewhat confusing as we hear both negative and positive for all three. Although ECU seems like the logical choice based on his major, we continue to hear negative things about ECU from individuals who went there a year then left.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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I think if you took a drive through Greenville, NC (where ECU is) you'd understand why people so often transfer out. I used to go to Greenvile for work every once in a while and even in the middle of the day you'd hear a ridiculous amount of sirens almost constantly.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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ECU and UNC-W have long been known as "party schools", but let's face it, any university is a "party school" to some degree, if one is so inclined. I don't know how the Exercise Science program is in any of them, but of course you're aware that at least half of college students change majors during their first two years, anyway. I would lean toward UNC-G as a somewhat more solid "general college" for the first two years; he can always transfer to somewhere else the last two if he finds a particularly strong program, but even assuming he stays there in the same field, Greensboro is the biggest city of the 3 you've mentioned, so there is probably a better job market for his area. He may eventually hope to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill for actual Phys Therapy school anyway, and GSO is closer to Chapel Hill.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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ECU and UNC-W have long been known as "party schools", but let's face it, any university is a "party school" to some degree, if one is so inclined. I don't know how the Exercise Science program is in any of them, but of course you're aware that at least half of college students change majors during their first two years, anyway. I would lean toward UNC-G as a somewhat more solid "general college" for the first two years; he can always transfer to somewhere else the last two if he finds a particularly strong program, but even assuming he stays there in the same field, Greensboro is the biggest city of the 3 you've mentioned, so there is probably a better job market for his area. He may eventually hope to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill for actual Phys Therapy school anyway, and GSO is closer to Chapel Hill.
You are right. Plan is to transfer after two years. He seems to like a smaller school atmosphere to begin with.

So far, it appears UNCW and UNCG are the best of the three we are exploring. It is interesting to note, since we have been keeping track, the reputation and rating of UNCW has increased relative to the others. I wish I knew more about UNCG. We plan to visit both and speak directly to Professors to get an idea of the programs.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island via Chapel Hill NC, Go Heels?
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Wilmington is the quietest and safest, if he likes that.. then I'd go there, I sure would.
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