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Old 02-14-2011   #11
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Good luck with your choices!

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Old 02-14-2011   #12
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Ok- I went to Western Wa Univ, my sister went to UW. I had a much better educational experience than she did. I got a degree in Marine Biology, had no more than 50 in any given class and now teach, raft and have no leftover college debt.

She went to UW, had over 500 in nearly all of her classes, got a degree in some English something or other, works as a manager in retail and still has mountains of student debt.

Obviously the prestige of going to UW didn't work out so well for her.

Personality wise- WWU is a much more laid back school with a good academic record. Light traffic, great coffee and amazing access to both water and snow.

Think about where you want to live for the next few years. A degree is a degree is a degree.

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Old 02-14-2011   #13
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Fort Lewis College Durango
great science programs and buisness
kayaking and skiing but not an university
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Old 02-14-2011   #14
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Fort Lewis College. Durango, CO. If you are looking for a FUN small college town with top notch boating and skiing, well then Durango is it. I personally cannot tell you how far your degree from FLC will get you in life, but when it comes down to it, a degree is a degree. It shows you can commit to something for a period of time and be trained how to do things. If you are looking for a nice western community that LOVES the outdoors then this is the place. Plenty of class V boating to go around, absolutely amazing backcountry skiiing (there are a few resorts nearby if thats what you want), dont forget the world class mtn biking. If you are wanting to come out west, get educated, and explore what the outdoors has to offer, then you couldnt go wrong with Durango. If you want big city, lots of shopping, traffic, and all the other stuff that sucks stay away. If you want good times, good people, and a positive/ active lifestyle, expand your choices a little.

Oh yeah, the ladys around here seem to really enjoy guys from the south. so thats a plus++
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Old 02-14-2011   #15
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Another vote for Fort Lewis College in Durango. My geology degree was good enough to get into a prestigious grad school and launched a decent career. Excellent, dedicated faculty and, like Gorilla says, the nearby play possibilities are great.
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Old 02-15-2011   #16
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This might seem obvious, but have you considered DU, CU or CSU? They all have decent business schools (probably in that order) with great boating and skiing nearby. Another good choice is Colorado School of Mines, which isn't necessarily a great business school, but its a hell of an engineering school (so is CU for that matter). Did you know the most common undergraduate degree of S&P 500 CEO's is engineering?
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Old 02-16-2011   #17
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Thanks a lot everybody! Been a huge help. I think the PNW has just about everything for me. I will most likely be headed back home for the summers so year round boatin is huge. Bellingham sounds unbeleivable. Anything near BC is the tits. Im sure I will be able to stay busy. My brother is getting married in Whistler next week so that will probably knock it home for me.

Again thanks for your help

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Old 02-16-2011   #18
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have fun in the rain while we soke up the sunshine and jerk off in the off season

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