“You are at the #1 public university in the world,” are the words implanted into the University of California, Berkeley. UC Berkeley is defined as #1 for its programs, history, faculty, environment, and prospective influences but ultimately, what defines UC Berkeley are its students. Through the impact its students make and the legacies they leave, a high level of prestige has been established when discussing the university. Another aspect of the university that engenders prestige is the admission process, which is set in place to assess who would best “fit” the university. A project done in 1999 that produced a film called “Making the Grade,” observes two students from two different school dynamics in San Francisco that both want to attend
Students nowadays face many challenges when it comes to obtaining a college education. We evaluate an institution’s quality based on what we need the most. The qualities sought out may vary by each person’s personal point of view. However, as a student, I’ve found that most students seek for an institute that benefits them the most. Attending a community college has been an enormous advantage towards my education. I have been attending San Bernardino Valley College for the last two semesters. I have come to respect their philosophies and values. The institution has now been in business for 87 years. They venture to encourage both students and faculty towards high standards of achievement and progress into exceptional members of the society. They now offer a variety of degrees, transfer programs and certificates for a wide range of students. San Bernardino Valley College has an accomplished staff, student support services and technological tools that pave the road towards the conquest of a quality education.
Although I went to Golden West Community College and Rancho Alamitos High School, they both have differences in camaraderie, campus aesthetics, and how it’s functionally ran. Golden West Community College is more difficult in building fellowship whereas Rancho Alamitos High School is more open to comradeship. Golden West is a larger campus and more funded, unlike Rancho Alamitos which is less funded and has a smaller campus. Also, Rancho insists in following rules, being told what to do. On the other hand, Golden West expects you to be responsible, not being told what to do. Golden West is a learning environment in which you think through and apply what you’ve learned; however, Rancho Alamitos is a teaching environment in which you acquire
“Everyone wants to be seen. Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to be recognized as the person that they are and not a stereotype or an image.” (Loretta Lynch). What are stereotypes; they are oversimplified opinions of a person/group that is based on culture, race, personality, and interests. Now, who are those who struggle the most with stereotypes? The answer is rather simple: high schoolers. I firmly state, that stereotypes, among all things, shouldn’t be an extra burden in the life of teenagers, especially those already dealing with other problems.
As many African-American students are making their college decisions, they are torn between the mixes. The two routes they have, are the many predominantly white institutions that the vast majority deem as the most elite institutions in America and the few historically black institutions that many and even African American students look down upon. In this instance, this was the same experience our reporter, Marcus Lee encountered. Instead of attending Emory University, his dream school, because of financial issues he later “settled” for his backup school, Morehouse College, a well-known HBCU. Before entering Morehouse, Marcus had many insecurities about Morehouse. On his first day of freshman orientation, he quickly figured out that his decision
Through my experiences and achievements at California Baptist University, I can gain an academic advantage over my peers attending other schools. The amount of programs and majors offered at CBU will help me develop as an educated and experienced woman with a strong educational background at CBU. With the help of CBU, I can grow into my full potential and maintain a great headstart in entering the real world with a strong mentality of maturity. I have always maintained upstanding grades and high GPA in high school, and my attendance at CBU will merely continue my pattern of success.
The foundation of my future will be cemented with the education I receive here at CBU so that I may contribute meaningfully to society no matter how big or small. However, some of my closest friends from high school attended institutions such as University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and Cal Poly Pomona. I, on the other hand, took the slower route to save a pretty penny. Though I experienced community college for 7 year and graduated, I have no regrets, and those experiences gained thus far make me who I am
The media portrays high schools being full of identity stereotypes, whether it is in movies, TV shows, or sometimes music. Each school has the group of star athletes, the kids bound for broadway, and the kids who could become the next Einstein. Every show or movie has the same supporting character who each belonged to different cliques.
Two years ago, when I was faced with the difficult task of choosing a college, I turned to my family for advice. My three oldest siblings, despite their natural bias as Notre Dame alumni, helped me weigh my options thoughtfully and considerately. Talking to them individually about their alma mater, however, I quickly noticed a common thread between their musings which ultimately convinced me to follow in their footsteps: each passionately emphasized the unique opportunities available to them at Notre Dame, opportunities which elevated the school’s role beyond that of mere instructional facilitation— Notre Dame is dedicated to the comprehensive formation of its students. Now, as student myself at Our Lady’s University, I understand what my siblings
Certain factors make or break a school for everyone. Each factor is incredibly important to how people function and develop the intense school pride that earnestly makes them proud to call their college home. For me, these factors reach beyond what naturally catches the eye, such as Rice’s beautiful campus or stellar academics. Instead, I’m drawn to Rice’s honor code.
Have you ever been judged before for the smallest and unimportant things you can imagine? Or maybe you have seen others getting judged for the way they act or dress. On September 16, at James Giles School 7th and 8th graders were having lunch and recess. The students were having a good time talking playing games and eating lunch naturally having a good time. A group of 7th grade girls were talking and suddenly another girls joined them. The girls that joined them was their friend because they would go to the park together and walk together after school. The girls didn't like the idea of joining them. The girls started being mean and judging her of what she wore to school. People that judge others in a mean way know that its mean and hurtful
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been located in the heart of Westwood, California since 1919. In its small beginnings, UCLA started with one building, on its south campus, which only allowed for the teaching of approximately 1,400 students and offered two undergraduate programs (“UCLA History: Traditions”). Today, the university has grown immensely and now enrolls over 16,000 students annually and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs combined.UCLA is known for its competitive and selective admissions process, which means that it is very difficult to gain entry into any program this college has to offer (Vazquez). However, the competitive nature of UCLA’s programs is a testament to the prominence of the school and its faculty. With its research, athletic, and academic programs consistently top rated, internationally , it is hard to compare any other California college to this distinguished university (“UCLA Undergraduate Admission”). At its core, UCLA is known for its ambition to educate students and make a global impact on society (“UCLA”). Even though UCLA is considered more prestigious than other universities, it still considers GPA and SAT scores, offers financial aid, and has a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for its students to choose from. Setting higher standards for its students and faculty is what makes this school so distinguished. UCLA’s variety of students promote elite academic
The uncomplicated version? Los Angeles is magnificent. Of course, this is a monumental choice—but Occidental makes it effortless. Though the liberal arts ideology has always appealed to me, my research revealed many so-called liberal arts colleges were no different from such-and-such university. Occidental is explicitly loyal to my axioms: open-mindedness, self-awareness, and ethical decision-making. The curriculum is exceptionally flexible, preparing students without leading them to the end—it’s not just a diploma mill. Notwithstanding the preceding, Occidental offers at least three majors centered on politics and as a private school, is not beholding the often vacillant wills of government that seek to censor or otherwise deprive students
I chose the University of California, Irvine as my first choice because of their of Criminology, Law, and Society academic program. This program would benefit me the most when it comes to interacting with law. This school is competitive to get into, and I feel like if I do get accepted into the program, that I would be surrounded by students who genuinely care about learning. However, the expense to attend is high, since I would need to dorm at the university. The University of Santa Cruz is my second choice because they have excellent programs for Pre-law. They also have the Educational Opportunities Program which can help me as a college student. This school is a few hours away from my home, so dorming is necessary. My third choice and farthest
I have dreamed about being a part of the Trojan family for a long time. I have heard that support from USC alumni is unrivaled in its strength and quality. I grew up just outside of Los Angeles county and from a young age, I viewed USC as LA's greatest school. I saw the school as a source of pride for the people of Southern California. In high school when I was applying for college, I discovered more about the high quality programs that USC offers and I imagined myself in cardinal and gold. After much consideration, I turned down my offer to attend USC for undergrad and began my journey at UCI. Now I have a second chance and I feel that it is finally time to realize my childhood dream. Southern California is my home and the place I want to