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His parents are pushing him to Clemson because of there higher academia, but I'm in his ear about Carolina. I didn't go there though so any help would be appreciated
Where does he live?
The fact that you got a USC tattoo and didn't go there isn't enough? He's a tough cookie.
Seems rather short sighted. Clemson is ranked higher in some departments and Carolina is ranked higher in others.
There isn't a nickle's worth of difference between Clemson and Carolina academically. No one is going to hire one 4.0 graduate over another because his degree says one school or the other.
If we were talking GT, Duke, Vandy it would be different but not Clemson and Carolina. As much as the Orange lovers would like to make you believe that.
And for the record, when you get outside of the south and talk to people who don't follow college sports very closely, there is a large percentage of them who don't know who or where Clemson is. South Carolina on the other hand at least has name recognition regardless.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by EarshotCock 17 months ago
Born and raised in Abbeville County
Academically there is almost zero difference between the two schools in terms of prestige.
South Carolina has much more programs and more options than Clemson does. For example, USC offers many more varieties of foreign languages. If you want to go for engineering or agriculture science, then Clemson may be your best bet.
What will his major be?
Well, that's another problem. He wants to be a man nurse, so if you can help me talk him outta that too I'd thank you
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Nothing wrong with being a nurse. I am a paramedic and am going to school to be a nurse. Money is good and upward mobility is almost unlimited. Some nurse anesthetists make $60-$80 an hour. Not bad money. Also, nurse practitioners are closer to physicians than PAs. It is a good and lucrative field.
I would hold Carolina's medical training much higher than the inbred's up north....unless he wants to be a vet nurse.
This post was edited by cockaduck 17 months ago
One of my gay tenants is a male nurse, I think he makes good money
This post was edited by RedmanMan 17 months ago
I found it interesting that clemson's engineering program came in ranked at 77th this year in the us news & world report and USC not far behind at 92. They like to pretend their engineering is almost on par with GT and Purdue.
They have a much lower enrollment and consequently their average acceptance scores are slightly higher, but its not as big as it should be for a school with around 10,000 less students. They also accept a much higher percentage of OOS students which also helps with those numbers considering South Carolina is at the bottom of the state ranks in public HS education. By being the flagship school and catering to in-state students, GPAs and SATs will suffer.
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Well, right off the bat I would ask him how the CU Med school ranks? He wants to be a nurse right? Then I would mention something about Purple and goat relations.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
What they don't advertise is that they pad their average SAT scores for incoming students by overlooking in-state kids and bringing in Yankees who'll pay more.
Just want to add one last thought to this.
About 45 of my 135 hours earned in pursuit of my degree were taken at Clemson (24), on Clemson online courses(9), or at technical schools under Clemson based curriculum(12).
They were not harder, nor did they prepare anymore than the 90 hours I earned at Caroilna.
Nursing? I've heard alot about USC nursing, but not alot about Clemson's nursing program. Also, he may just want to go to greenville tech or something, then transfer to USC. Save money.
Great nurses used to come out of Hospital nursing schools...I thought it went to Tech Colleges then and then to universities.....I cant imagine there would be much difference over a life's career, in where one gets their training. Some career paths are made better by a particular school chosen such as Law and Banking. I could be way off base on that but cost is a consideratiion and for most specialties I cant see much difference other than the political training in some schools.
This is all true. Also the SAT scores of the many students that enter through Clemson's bridge program are not figured into the SAT avg sent to US News. Clemson is a fine academic school, but they need to just leave it at that.
Dabo not withstanding, we are the University of Sc and our mission is not the same. Clemson and Carolina are alike in the fact that either school can prepare a student for anything they want to be, it's just up to the student. Each school has many success stories.
Also, if you made a 500 on the SAT, Clemson admissions would advise you to apply, just so you would improve their numbers in re to applied/accepted.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by redfisherman 17 months ago
Yep, I agree. South Carolina has better programs and more opportunities overall.
Clemson is just more selective and sends out more no letters, thus their averages are better. Doesn't mean their top is any better than ours, in fact its much worse.
Does he want to date farm animals or hot chicks? Sounds like a no brainer to me...
Ah yes, I completely forgot about the bridge program. Most of friends that attended clemson or are attending currently went to clemson because they got into neither instate school, but the bridge program is a big draw. All you need is like a 2.5 to transfer to clemson after a year. Many of their SATs were under 1000 and one I know was under 800 (good guy, doesn't do books well), but they have all done fine at Clemson. It's a fine school, but not some prestigious school like they want you to believe.
Depends on what kind of engineering actually.... Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Nuclear -> Get your ass to USC. Civil, Agricultural, Environmental, Biochemical/medical --> Get your ass to Clemson. That is if those are the two someone's choosing from.
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