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Old 08-26-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by daboywonder2002 View Post
can you dig deeper into this? I am trying to relocate to the area(The triangle is one of the best areas for life science jobs) but no luck as of yet. However, the in state tuition is a huge positive. Why is NC STATE so hard to get into? What is the main element that students are missing? Nc state, AT & t and also NC Central would be a huge step.
It's hard to get into because there are so many qualified candidates from the area. GHHS graduated 730 kids this past year - 98 went to State and 80 went to Chapel Hill. That's over 10% of the class to each of those schools. How many can they reasonably be expected to take when they have to get kids from the entire rest of the state? Ergo - it's really hard to get into those schools. The story about the girl who got into Harvard and not UNC is 100% true.

Rest of the breakdown:
97 to Wake Tech
75 to Charlotte
53 to ECU
29 to App State
11 to Greensboro
35 to Wilmington
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mbfam View Post
Hello, I am looking to relocate with my teen who is in HS and an advanced student. She is into drawing, digital art, graphic design, creative--but also into robotics and choir. How are the schools? Where we are now the schools are a 10/10. I am in the tech field. Would like a state college and airport no more than 40 min away. I would like something no more than $500,000 for a house top 8,000ish for tax. I would also like someplace that has a 50-55 aged single scene to meet new friends. We love to swim and cycle. What do you all do when you crave the beach...? Are there farmer's markets? Live music places to go to? Thank you.
Longleaf School of the Arts in south Raleigh! Can't recommend this school enough. It's an ideal high school for creative types. My daughter is very creative and we sent her there and it was a fantastic experience. She really excelled and is now studying Cinematography in College.

As far as college I recommend two years at Wake Tech for all the Gen Ed stuffs, then transfer to the school of your choice. All the classes transferred, she got an associates degree which helped the "work while in school stuff", and her degree is half the price becuase of the two years at WT. Worked great for us.

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