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Hey guys!

I'm a high school freshman (or a sophomore now, rather. score!) and Mom wants me to start taking a look at different colleges <groan>

Now, I don't know too much about colleges, but I do know that I should probably go to one where I can get the kind of major that I want. Thing is, I really don't know what I want to major in, or what I want to do after I finish my schooling. So I figured I'd start with my interests. Here's my top 3:

  • Computers- I've always liked computers, but I really became hooked when I learned about CharredPC's i'ble on how to make XP look like Vista, when tech_king walked me through the steps of how to open a PC, and when LinuxH4X0r and a few others taught me about Linux. And, I know quite a bit about computers and continue to learn more and more about them every time I use them.
  • Engineering- I like building stuffs, but I'm not too great at it. I don't really have the time, money, resources, or transportation that I need to work with the things that interest me most. More specifically, I like automotives, but once again, I don't have the skills or experience, just the interest.
  • Music- My passion. I play clarinet and tenor saxophone pretty well, and can also play the trumpet and harmonica. I'm hoping to get really good at the saxophone, and play that in marching, concert, and jazz bands at my high school, and hopefully play it in a college marching band. Eventually, I'd also like to learn to play piano/keyboard, violin, percussion/drums, and bass guitar.

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Oh! Location should be important, too. Any good colleges across the states are good; particularly I'm probably going to have to stick with the southeast; as far north as Virginia and as far west as Texas, but once again, feel free to tell me of any good schools you know.

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I live in New Jersey and i higly suggest NJIT or even GT. u could sound very educated and superior in technology, so a state institue of technology would do very nicely. I would suggest MIT, but since I have know idea of your academic strengths/weaknesses, because MIT is absolutely ridiculous good in terms of academic standards. the average GPA is around 4.5
=SMART=9 years ago
I dont know anything about the US school system :S in uk im going to college after summer (im 16) and in 2 years ill be going to university
LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
I have no clue! I'm going for mechanical engineering.
same here.
Keith-Kid9 years ago
Um...quick question:

  • What's sophomore and all those other ones?
When you go to a school that takes normally 4 years to graduate, could be high school or college:
  • 1st year - freshman
  • 2nd year - sophomore (noobie pranks so we get the term sophomoric)
  • 3rd year - junior
  • 4th year - senior Yay! you graduate barring sophomoric pranks that land you in jail.
This applies for US schools, maybe called Levels in other countries.
Then i am going to be a sophomore when summer ends.
Labot2001 (author)  Keith-Kid9 years ago
Same here! We are alike!
What?! I dont like you!
Bran9 years ago
GT? It's right around your area, and you'd get the HOPE scholarship to boot.
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