September 25, 2009

Guidance from Above, cont.

Today, I went back to the guidance department and compiled a list of twenty schools to check out. The list is:
  • George Washington, which is in Washington, D.C., appropriately, and has a picture of Michele Obama on its homepage for unknown reasons. Also, 25% of their incoming freshmen have SAT scores that are lower than mine- when I was twelve. I was such a smart kid.
  • John's Hopkins, which I'm absolutely terrified of because I heard that their pre-med kids are so competitive that they vandalize the library textbooks to keep their classmates from using them.
  • Villanova, whose Roman Catholic University things makes me nervous, although they do have the same school colors as Paperclip does, so I could recycle that logo-wear that I never bought.
  • Yale, or New Haven, as Nick Carroway likes to call it.
  • Princeton makes me think of the rape case, which was when I first heard of it.
  • Carnegie Mellon, which also has Michelle Obama on its homepage.
  • Cornell, which I think has co-ed bathrooms, although I might have it mixed up with another school on that count. If the bathrooms are co-ed, does that mean that they don't have urinals? Or, well, yeah....
  • URochester is hosting an international conference bringing Robin Hood scholars to the school, which is, really, kind of awesome.
  • Tufts, which for some strange reason I thought was named after President Taft, the really fat one who couldn't fit in a bathtub.
  • Amherst, which is not to be confused with UMassAmherst.
  • Brown, where HERMIONE goes to school.
  • UVA, because if you pronounce it phonetically, it sounds like saying oooo-ahhhh with a Romanian accent, like mullet-boy
  • College of William and Mary, which is the baby formed by immaculate conception after Mary and Joseph broke up.
  • Haverford, whose homepage reminds me of an AT&T add
  • Swarthmore, which I can't pronounce.
  • MIT, and if I get into this one, Dr. Verona will take me to both lunch AND dinner, and he'll pay for both, which means that it's really, really unlikely.
  • Hamilton, where 40% of the students come from private schools
  • Harvard, which my grandpa will chip in for if I get in.
  • UPenn, where knowledge is without boundaries according to the slogan dotted all over the information pages.
  • Dartmouth, which I already visited.

12 comments:

Gretchen said...

oops...i deleted my comment. darn.
i'll just type it again...

it's nick carraway
and i'm pretty sure the rape case was in duke...

Tea said...

oh. well that's all jolly good, then.

Jackie said...

in concurrence with gretchen, unless there was another rape case?

Julie said...

From the impression you got from your visit, do you think it's necessary to talk to guidance about schools right now, or if I have a relatively good idea of what kinds of schools I want to look at, should I just start on my merry way?

Tea said...

he was helping me primarily just because I had no clue what I was looking for. As long as you know what you're doing, you should be fine.

vicky/bruney said...

what rape case? not that I was thinking up applying to princeton anyway...

Tea said...

think debrah

Gretchen said...

HAHA

ps
what happened at homecoming? someone said something big/crazy happened

vicky/bruney said...

wasnt that about Duke though? the gang of 88? weren't those the teachers at Duke who thought the boys raped that girl?

Tea said...

yes, I was confused. And do tell, Julie.

Julie said...

what am i supposed to tell? what happened at homecoming? well, eccentrius told me that students in our grade were taken away by the police for public drunkenness and disorderliness. he named four but expected that there were even more.

i was only there between about halftime and the end though, because we got back from the meet later than we expected.

Jackie said...

oh well like six senior girls were taken to the hospital this morning for alcohol poisoning...but that was before the game even started