Roadrunner Posted November 24, 2017 Share Posted November 24, 2017 My kids turned down free rides for schools that they felt were better academic fits. When reading these threads, I find that some of the comments definitely don't mirror my kids' experiences: 1. Big fish/ Small fish: I read this comment quite frequently and know it is not true at my kids' schools - opportunities are not limited to just the "big fish" - there are fantastic opportunities for any student who seeks them out. The professors are very accessible and go out of their way to help all students create extra opportunities for themselves. 2. Cut-throat environment: The environments at my kids' schools are the polar opposite of cut-throat. The kids work together on problems sets and don't discuss grades. 3. Affordability: I don't discuss this IRL, so I don't know if my son's experience is typical or not. But we did not factor in internships when determining the costs of attendance. Kids are getting 5-figure signing bonuses, housing, and a high hourly wage for summer internships. This was a savings that we definitely did not know to factor in when determining affordability. Obviously, YMMV and I have zero knowledge of how my kids' experiences compare to kids' experiences at other schools. You boy's school in the middle of nowhere in MA, is out first choice. â¤ï¸ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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