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    peppyprep Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    Link: College: 1983 Vs 2013 - This makes me very sad.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:03 am
    It`s a lot easier to get into college/university now than it was 30 years ago.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:21 am
    It`s way easier to get into college now.

    Also, my mother is a counselor at one of the nations top 10 Community Colleges, so I`ve heard all the stories about financial aid and admissions. If you don`t have money, you can get into these community colleges and they will give YOU money to do so. They will effectively pay you to go to college. They will even pay for some classes you fail. There is an endless stream of money into these junior colleges.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:34 am
    it all depends on where you live. if you live in an area with financial issues you will have a harder time than someone who lives better off.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:37 am
    I`m surprised that two people say it`s easier to get in today. Are the really primo (like Ivy League) schools harder due to competition?
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:51 am
    I teach part time at a community college. I had the bad luck of getting a class scheduled at the last minute, about half of it was people who just wanted their checks for taking a class, any class.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:52 am
    peppyprep, that`s such a load of bullpoo. I`m used to kids thinking that they`ve discovered everything, that they were the first to do anything of worth, etc. and that`s fine. Rock on, Sister Girl. But, to go past that and act like what those who cam before you had to go through to enter, or what they accomplished while in school, was somehow *easier* or less strenuous? All I can say, please express the sentiment to me when you`re interviewing for the job that`s not in your field. I promise to express sympathy and understanding. Honest!
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    If you are willing to do the research and work, ANYONE can get a grant (or more than one) to go to college. A N Y O N E !! It takes a little effort and can be frustrating but it is (mostly) free money as long as you keep your grades above a D. Check with your college (or community college) most of them will have a list of available grants or websites to check - there are literally thousands of these things going to waste! My son, husband and I all used grants. My son had a stroke so qualified for a couple grants based on disability. If are on disability check with your state disability office for a list. Trust me, there is money out there if you really want it.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    @Carmium

    Canadian universities are competing so heavily for new enrollment, a lot of them offer prizes for signing up. I can recall that last year one university, in my area, offered a 1 in 5 chance to win an Ipod for first years. When I entered University, 20 years ago, you needed a minimum 80 percent average. Today it`s 65.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    This post makes me angry, because it seems very self-righteous. Most graduates feel entitled to a job when they graduate. It`s that sense of entitlement that has our generation convinced that they don`t have to work hard to succeed. Disgusting.

    Unless you grew up on food stamps or something, getting in college should be easy. Graduating with a decent GPA, even if you work the whole time like I did, is also easy. Unless you studied something actually hard, like Chemistry.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It`s easy to get into college. California got rid of affirmative action so instead they take the top "students of color" regardless of their grades. A white kid can outperform a "student of color" but the failing grade wins my virtue of skin tone.

    How to pay for it? Race-based grants available only to people of color.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Once again, liberals ruin everything.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Aah, thanks, Gerry, I saw that phrase recently and didn`t know what it meant.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    Getting into college is really easy. I don`t know who this person is kidding.

    Getting a job after college is also really easy. You just need to make sure that your degree is useful in a professional setting. If it isn`t, your life is going to be difficult.

    If you think your philosophy degree makes you a superhuman, wiser than the rest of us mortals, and therefore you deserve a job in any field...well, you can go ahead and choke on your degree because that`s the only food you`ll be getting.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    @DrProfessor I wouldn`t say getting a "good" job after college, even with a degree that is "useful in a professional setting" is easy. If you graduated with honors, and two solid internships or more and actually impressed some faculty, then yes, getting a job is easy. Yet, most students fail to do that, so getting a job is not easy for most graduates. (This does not apply to every situation of course, but does apply to most.)
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    All you have to do is become a straight A black lesbian vegan.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    "All you have to do is become a straight A black lesbian vegan."
    It helps if you`re a jewish handicapped veteran single-mother black lesbian vegan.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    "Aah, thanks, Gerry, I saw that phrase recently and didn`t know what it meant."
    "People of color" means "anyone but white people".
    Hispanic, black, Asian, native American, Ethiopian...all of them are "of color" because I`m transparent...apparently.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    @I-am-evil--I never said anything about getting a "good" job, I just said a job. You can`t expect to stroll onto the scene and immediately get placed into your dream position. You get into a job in your field, with good enough pay and room to climb up the ladder.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    @Gerry "People of color" means "anyone but white people".
    When it comes to college admissions, particularly in CA, Asians get hosed just as hard as whites do. Apparently having a 3-digit IQ is considered as benefiting unfairly from a racist power structure.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    Correction - use it as Kleenex.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm
    Agree. My Bachelors degree from 2000 is no longer good enough, so I`m 1/4 of the way through a MBA. Total cost = circa 67,000 USD equivalent after travel, accom, books, tuition, etc.
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    mrhellhawk Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    Gerry1of1, you are awesome. I wish I run into you in real life.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2013 at 12:22 am
    @mrhellhawk
    If you did you would be enlightened I promise you that dude !!
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2013 at 12:40 am
    "Once again, liberals ruin everything."

    Right Ollie, the direct cause of the higher cost of education and our ruined economy, Deficit Spending and Trickle Down Economics, are all Liberal enacted ideas.

    Got it. ::facepalm::

    How can you be so stupid and still remember to breath often enough to maintain life functions?
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    389 posts
    August 12, 2013 at 5:05 am
    Sorry, but the price of college skyrocketed due to the easy government loans, colleges realized that they could charge anything they want and kids with no idea what they were getting themselves into took out massive loans to pay.
    The president of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo makes 500K per year in pay and benefits, something is very wrong.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2013 at 6:46 am
    Sorry, but the price of college skyrocketed due to the easy government loans, colleges realized that they could charge anything they want and kids with no idea what they were getting themselves into took out massive loans to pay.
    Holy Sh*t. There is someone else in this world who gets it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    @Sleepyhallow Right Ollie, the direct cause of the higher cost of education and our ruined economy, Deficit Spending and Trickle Down Economics, are all Liberal enacted ideas.
    In your lame attempt to be sarcastic, you inadvertently swerved into the truth (with the exception of your snide reference to "Trickle Down Economics." You seem to have forgotten that Supply-side Economics gave us the longest period of peace-time economic growth in the entire history of the country).

    And if you don`t know that liberals have been completely in charge of higher eduction in this country for the past 50 years, it can only be because you have never set foot on a college campus in your life.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    @DrProfessor You just described a "good" job in the opinion of most recent and upcoming graduates.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    ....and pretty much anyone else.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    August 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    boo hoo. When I got my chem eng degree in 1986 with a 3.3/4.0 gpa it took me over a year to find a job and I had to move from MN to Louisiana to get it. Times were tough then, too, and companies all over were having massive layoffs. This isn`t the first bad economy in history and it won`t be the last.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm
    It`s funny how liberal is a curse word to OldOllie when all liberal really means is open-minded. I see where you are coming from ollie.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    It`s funny how liberal is a curse word to OldOllie when all liberal really means is open-minded.
    That`s what liberal meant 100 years ago. Now it means bossing people around and taking their stuff.

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