DA is like going to Harvard???

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    Go Devils!

    As one of my professors there long ago said sarcastically as he handed out tests back to us..."ASU is the Harvard of the West".
     
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    I wonder how often the admissions office asks the the board to change the school's name? "Colorado School of Engineering" might make recruitment easier...
     
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    Tradition counts heavily among alumni.

    Plus - "School of Mines" looks cool on a hoodie.
     
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    Cal Poly Pomona is one of the top Landscape Architecture schools in the country.
     
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    Founders of In-N-Out all went there too...:D

    Hospitality Program is ranked very high as well. Use to be known for their Engineering Program but don't think that's the case any longer.
     
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    Still is..
     
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    Mark M, where did you go to college?
     
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    Good to know. I have not been on campus in 10+ years and totally out of the loop.
     
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    Son's Girlfriend graduated from there in Food Services and is now a GM. Good program for both...
     
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    CPP is one of the schools I have been hiring engineers from for years. Still a good quality engineering program.
     
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    My impression is that the original point in MarkM’s post is that academics and athletics get conflated, and for the majority of student athletes and the academic institution itself, this usually is detrimental to things academic. For the small number of truly outstanding athletes, too much time spent on academics is probably harmful to their athletic development, which makes sense too when considering how clubs develop soccer players and other athletes in Europe. Obviously, for the truly gifted, none of this may matter.

    Somehow, this all turned into a circular pissing contest about various college rankings. Yuk.

    When reflecting on the original assertion that DA is like Harvard, it is probably true in the sense that both are overrated.
     
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    Relax. It was ranked 178th in the US on the first website I referenced. It was 117 on the Forbes list. I'm not an engineer, but I believe 117 comes before 178. You can refer to either list. And my point was never to knock the school's academics, it was to knock your comment that UCSD is a powerhouse at soccer when it is not even as good as a tiny engineering school. You turned it into academics.
     
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    Probably best budget Engineering school in So Cal - actually have to know how to make things work before you graduate.
     
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    I'm sure it is! When I went there it was roughly less than $500 a quarter with tuition, books, and parking. Man, I just aged myself. I'm beginning to sound like "E"spola...:eek:.
     
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    I finished my Bachelor's Degree at San Diego State in 1980, after three + 1/2 years college and 8 years Navy. The GI Bill of that time paid me more each month for half-time study than my semester half-load tuition. Parking was more expensive than tuition (no discount for night-class half-load parkers).
     
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    Not really...you mentioned Parking.....pretty sure he graduated before the automobile became mainstream.
     
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