Prestigious University or Third-Tier Local University with Honors?
I'm a rising senior this year and I'm planning on double majoring in music education and music performance. I will soon be graduating as a International Baccalaureate graduate. Because my major is not the hottest field around, my parents would like me to go Old Dominion University, a local university to save some money and not be piled with bills. And because I won't be in a economic diaster, they plan on helping me going to a conversatory to complete my masters after that. I believe i can get into a rigourous university such as James Madison University. But what's the difference if i go to ODU's honor college instead of JMU? Won't I just be saving thousands of dollars?
Asked By: fred t - 8/11/2008
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I think you have hit on one of the hidden secrets of higher education. More expensive/selective schools are not necessarily worth it... More
Answered By: stevestone_ky - 8/11/2008
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You do well almost anywhere, and Old Dominion is not that far below James Madison, I believe. Do really well at OD, and you will really benefit from your parents supporting you through conservatory! Take rigorous courses, take advantage of any special programs offered, get good grades, and you will have a fairly... More
Answered By: Anna P - 8/11/2008
You will get out of your education what you put into it, regardless of where you go. I have three sons, all graduates with a minimum of a master's degree. One son recently competed with a Harvard graduate who had an MBA from Stanford, and guess what? My son got the job. My son is a graduate of the University of... More
Answered By: rosemag - 8/11/2008
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