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View Poll Results: Better college town
Boulder 11 64.71%
Chapel Hill 6 35.29%
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Better college town, I have to decide on where to attend university for my final two years. Both UNC Chapel Hill and UC Boulder are excellent universities.

I have a 3.9 GPA in community college, plans of transferring, checked the transfer rates of both universities and everything. I am going to decide on more than just location but out of the two which college towns are better in terms of

Diversity
Acceptance of different people
Things to do
and which has better weather (like not super excessive heat)
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I'm a CU Grad, so understand I'm biased. If you transfer and become a fan of the Buffaloes, prepare for disappointment. Our football team is a joke right now. But the academics at CU are fantastic, it's a great school.

And Boulder is a cool town. It's right up against the mountains, with plenty of hiking trails that lead right into the town in some locations. You can reach some pretty secluded areas in between classes if you wanted to!


As for the weather, it's gets warm in the summer, it'll hit over 90 several times over the summer. But it's not humid. Winters are cool, with some days in the 60s and others below 20, and others below 0!


Finally, you can't find better scenery than the Flatirons right after a snowfall. Go and see for yourself!
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Both are top areas in my book. You need to visit and see what best fits your personality as well as which gives you the better opportunity to prepare for a future career.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Better college town, I have to decide on where to attend university for my final two years. Both UNC Chapel Hill and UC Boulder are excellent universities.

I have a 3.9 GPA in community college, plans of transferring, checked the transfer rates of both universities and everything. I am going to decide on more than just location but out of the two which college towns are better in terms of

Diversity
Acceptance of different people
Things to do
and which has better weather (like not super excessive heat)
Have you been accepted into either university? Wouldn't that be something you should pursue first? I don't know about UC but UNC is not a slam dunk with a 3.9 community college resume. Make sure you don't set yourself up for disappointment first and then figure out which university to choose when you have those admittance letters in hand.
Back to the topic....I live (part time) near one and have been to other. I don't Boulder like I know Chapel Hill but they are both terrific towns. NC can get quite hot and somewhat humid in the Summer but I am not sure if you are even going to be there in the Summer or if you would be heading "home" each year. During the school year, the weather is really quite pleasant with a long Autumn, short Winter and Long Spring.
Both towns are near larger cities. So, both give you choices beyond what typically exists in a remote college town. Both universities are large and will afford a robust "college experience". Both towns are progressive politically and socially.
Have you decided your program of study? That's another thing that's really important to nail down first.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I have only this to say!

Go Tarheels!
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Have you been accepted into either university? Wouldn't that be something you should pursue first? I don't know about UC but UNC is not a slam dunk with a 3.9 community college resume. Make sure you don't set yourself up for disappointment first and then figure out which university to choose when you have those admittance letters in hand.
Back to the topic....I live (part time) near one and have been to other. I don't Boulder like I know Chapel Hill but they are both terrific towns. NC can get quite hot and somewhat humid in the Summer but I am not sure if you are even going to be there in the Summer or if you would be heading "home" each year. During the school year, the weather is really quite pleasant with a long Autumn, short Winter and Long Spring.
Both towns are near larger cities. So, both give you choices beyond what typically exists in a remote college town. Both universities are large and will afford a robust "college experience". Both towns are progressive politically and socially.
Have you decided your program of study? That's another thing that's really important to nail down first.
Chapel Hill has a 40 percent acceptance rate for transfer students the last time I checked.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Chapel Hill has a 40 percent acceptance rate for transfer students the last time I checked.
Even in the world of the glass being half full, that's not half of the applicants.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Even in the world of the glass being half full, that's not half of the applicants.
excuse me, 35 percent, yea but then again many of my advisers have told me it would be a match because of my GPA, and you do make a GREAT point which I have taken into consideration
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