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Re: Good Undergrad schools

On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 13:27:17 -0400 Tyler Kerr <tylerkerr@comcast.net>

General advice only (as told to me by a friend):


Chose a school that has strong science curricula (this should be
self-evident, but surprisingly, many schools don't have good science
programs).  The best biology programs also tend to be a part of
highly-rated premed. programs.  So look for schools that crank out a lot
of future MDs, dentists, pharmacists, and veterinarians.

Look for geology programs with a large faculty and a high
teacher-to-undergrad ratio.  Look for a school that has a
stratigrapher/sedimentologist on the faculty.  Double majoring is indeed
a good decision.  The challenge will be finding an undergrad school that
has highly rated programs in both biology and geology.  Don't
automatically assume that schools that are highly regarded for their
graduate programs also provide good undergraduate experiences.  At some
of these "big name" schools, the emphasis is on the graduate school
departments and the undergrads are not always getting the best education.
 Don't automatically overlook the "small population" schools.  They are
often of very high quality.  Chosing an undergrad school based on name
recognition isn't as critical as it will be when you chose a graduate

Long before your graduation party hangover subsides, you should have
already checked out the grad. schools.  Now the serious bidnez begins: