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1,039 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

What is more important when deciding on a college: the cost of tuition, or the notoriety of the school?

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17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 12:45:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
The tuition of those 2. But the program you want is most important.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/13/04 - 12:56:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Tuition is more important than notoriety.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/04 - 4:00:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think notoriety is more important, but within the boundaries of what you can afford. For example, when I chose a college I picked the best I could afford, which was certainly not Harvard but much more than a community college.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/04 - 4:04:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
neither. what your goddamn parents drating tell you to go is the drating most importatn drating part of drating all.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/04 - 4:06:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely notariety. You should go to the best reputed school you can afford (and get accepted to).

It doesn't do you any good to go to a no-name school that's cheap if potential employers will look poorly on your choice of schools.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/04 - 5:49:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
notoriety is more important. money isn't real.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 7:40:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
College is free here!
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 10:24:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well screw you mrs. Europe lol
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 10:28:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nothing is free Natski.

Considering all the taxes you have to pay over the course of your lifetime to provide that 'free' education, you probably end up paying much more than if you just paid 4-5 years of tuition...

17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 5:18:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
well, first the best college you can get into, then comes the price tag on it...
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 5:39:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
College is free? What are you on about Natski? We have huuuge fees, and guess what they're getting bigger as of 2006. The year I go to uni. Great!

I'd say a bit of both. A well known school lke Oxford/Cambridge will be very beneficial (providing you can actually get in) but there is the fact, can you actually afford it? Meh, actually I guess overall I'd probably go with notoriety.

I just thought Nat are you referring to college as in 6th form (junior/senior years in high school), because then yeah okay that is "free" (excluding taxes and whatnots)

17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 9:33:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
In America, college and university are the same thing.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 9:52:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Except we call it "college" which is what it is.
Anyways, notoriety is definitely the most important. As CD said, you should go to the best school you can afford.
I mean, let's face it. Someone with a Berkeley or Harvard or Vassar degree is worth so much more than someone from like, State U of Nevada at Las Vegas.
It's just a fact.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/27/05 - 9:05:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I made my decision solely on cost. In the end, money is usually the deciding factor when choosing a school.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:17:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
To me it's tuition...Just because a college's notoriety is good doesn't mean it's better. For example, Texas Tech University has better notoriety around here than my university - Angelo State University, but ASU students are more likely to get a better education because they are more likely to be taught by the actual Head of the Department instead of some young, teacher assistant type educator.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:19:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
...but the notoriety of the University can get you a better job.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:21:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
...and the Head of the Department at the less 'notorius' school isn't necessarily any better than the 'normal' profs at the more 'notorius' university. Usually schools with a great reputation can attract better teachers...

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:21:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not always - Students from ASU around here are more likely to get a job teaching over a Tech student ... because the students at ASU are better taught than those at Tech because ASU kids receive the best education being as they are taught by the actual heads of the departments instead of all the little teacher assistant types.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:22:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Keep in mind I'm only speaking only about my experience, and in my personal experience it was a better decision - on a regular basis maybe it's notoriety, but I'd still pick a cheaper school.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:22:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
COnsidering that Texas Tech is known more for putting out engineers rather than teachers, it's no surprise that TT teaching grads don't do as well...

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 12:23:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
True - which is why I said I was referring to my experience ;P as I'm a Early Childhood Education major.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/22/05 - 10:37:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
how does it work in America - am I right in thinking that the better the uni, the higher the fees? In England - for now, at least - fees are more or less the same no matter what uni you go to. In which case, for me, notoriety is more important.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/21/05 - 4:37:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with skarlatha.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/21/05 - 4:39:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Notoriety is more important in general, but to me, a poor student, tuition is more important at the moment.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/21/05 - 8:25:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
For me personally, the notoriety is most important. Tuition doesn't matter much.

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