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Old 23 Mar 2010, 15:07   #1 (permalink)
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So, I'm suppose to continue my studies at THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA so my counselors gave me a list of universities that might accept me. So, if you can kindly help me out, I will be very thankful. I just need a few questions answered (because I can't take the information on their website seriously enough and some of them can't be answered by them):
1) Is there a GW nearby?
2) How many Malaysians/Asians are at the said university?
3) How many Muslims are at the said university?
4) How secular is the university?
5) How secular the area around the university?
6) What's the student body like in terms of friendliness and openness?
7) What's the lecturers like in terms of friendliness and openness?
8) How close is the university to a city?
9) What's the average Student-to-Lecturers ratio?
10) What's the weather like in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter?

List of universities:
1) Ohio State University
2) University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3) University of Washington, Seattle
4) University of Iowa
5) Iowa State University

6) University of Buffalo
7) University of Wisconsin
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Old 23 Mar 2010, 15:26   #2 (permalink)
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1) Is there a GW nearby? No, but there are two pretty decent game stores, a Hobby Town and an Independent, Hobby Town has more "fun" players, though less experienced, the Independent has a bunch of guys who have been playing for 10+ years. There are an average of 4 tournies a year in Omaha, which is a 40 minute drive from here, which has 3 stores, and is the main store for Bit Kingdom as well, IIRC, with an awesomely fun group of players that have always been pretty nice guys.
2) How many Malaysians/Asians are at the said university? Couldn't tell you for sure, but there seem to be a fair bit, we have one dorm that is largely international students
3) How many Muslims are at the said university? I really have no idea to be honest, but I don't care/pay attention to people's religions.
4) How secular is the university? Very, a Land Grant university, there can be no fully supported religious organizations at UNL, however there are many clubs and student organizations for multitudes of religions.
5) How secular the area around the university? Depends on where you go, there are several churches surrounding the university that cater to students, for good reason. Lincoln is a semi-religious town, with one of the most conservative Catholic Diocese in America.
6) What's the student body like in terms of friendliness and openness? In my experience students really don't give a **** about who you are, so long as you don't **** with them.
7) What's the lecturers like in terms of friendliness and openness? Fairly one way, with all the lectures I've been in approaching 200 students per course, professors are usually easy to talk to if you need to about a grade or somesort like that.
How close is the university to a city? It is pretty much the hub of Lincoln, right next to downtown, though it is fairly easy to navigate the city from here. There is a Public transportation system here, though its not the best and seems to shrink every year, just a simple bus system used a lot by students going between City Campus and East Campus.
9) What's the average Student-to-Lecturers ratio? As I've said, the average students in a lecture have been 150+ for me, though I was in a small one last semester with only 15 students.
10) What's the weather like in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter? Spring: Temps range from 30-70 Fahrenheit on average, rainy some days, sunny most, can be windy or very windy. Summer is usually hot, with average temps above 80 degrees, going to 110, sunny a lot, can be windy, rainy, possibilities of tornadoes. Fall is about the same as spring. Winter temps range from -10 to 50 on average, with one or two decent snow storms/snow falls a year. Can be very windy, can be cold as ****, yes I do believe that is now a proper designation. Expect the same for Iowa.
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Old 24 Mar 2010, 04:40   #3 (permalink)
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Zen would this be for a Masters degree?

Consider coming to Canada!
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This is for a Bachelor's Degree actually. Well, I did consider but I don't my credits can transfer so easily. This is the list that the conselor gave me.
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Old 24 Mar 2010, 08:29   #5 (permalink)
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UW of seattle? just two buses away!

UW of tacoma is interesting to.
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Zenai, I think you need to re-prioritise your questioning here. You're going to the USA. You need to be asking questions like;

1) Will they accuse me of blowing up the Twin Towers when I arrive?
2) How many of them will actually believe me when I say 'No'?
3) How many of them will shoot on sight?
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Old 24 Mar 2010, 20:42   #7 (permalink)
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Zenai, I think you need to re-prioritise your questioning here. You're going to the USA. You need to be asking questions like;

1) Will they accuse me of blowing up the Twin Towers when I arrive?
2) How many of them will actually believe me when I say 'No'?
3) How many of them will shoot on sight?
Should not be too much of an issue in Seattle, just stay away from upper-middle-class and rich neighborhoods. Yeah, not everyone on the West Coast is a prick like that.
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Zenai, I think you need to re-prioritise your questioning here. You're going to the USA. You need to be asking questions like;

1) Will they accuse me of blowing up the Twin Towers when I arrive?
2) How many of them will actually believe me when I say 'No'?
3) How many of them will shoot on sight?
As far as I'm concerned, I'm Agnostic :P

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Should not be too much of an issue in Seattle, just stay away from upper-middle-class and rich neighborhoods. Yeah, not everyone on the West Coast is a frick like that.
Okay what do you mean "just stay away from upper-middle-class and rich neighborhoods"? Are they bigots or something?
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Should not be too much of an issue in Seattle, just stay away from upper-middle-class and rich neighborhoods. Yeah, not everyone on the West Coast is a frick like that.
Okay what do you mean "just stay away from upper-middle-class and rich neighborhoods"? Are they bigots or something?
Some of them, yes.
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I'll keep that in mind then...
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