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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

I'm in my second semester of sophomore year, and my parents already want me to plan college visits. Whatever. Either way, I have a short list that I just looked up and I just want to know the general opinion of the places and aviation programs. Thanks.

Daniel Webster College
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ)
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)
FlightSafety Academy
Henderson State University
Kansas State University
Lewis University
Northwestern Michigan College
Quincy University
Rocky Mountain College
Saint Louis University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of North Dakota
Western Michigan University
Westminster College


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Hey, did you see my thread here about UND? Loads of great info:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1567502/

But don't just get caught up on one place. I'm looking at probably 20 different colleges right now. By the way, I'm the same age/in the same grade as you. Cheers!



"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Daniel Webster College

Good school. My friend goes there. Cant speak for the Av.Sci program thou. Welcome to New England. That does however, mean that you live near me, Texan, Castleisland, Walter747 and others  Wink

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)

Why would you want to go where Zach goes? And pay out the ass for it too?.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9324 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):

CHAMBANA! HELL YEAH!



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
m the same age/in the same grade as you

And a future lav cleaner to boot!  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
And a future lav cleaner to boot!

Shut. Up.



"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

You can add Dowling College in NYC and Delaware State University. Both offer aviation programs and DSU is dirt cheap


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 5):
Shut. Up.




Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1337 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 6):
Delaware State University

Might be hard to get into if he isn't African-American.

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Nice campus, horrible town

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Kansas State University

Friends don't let friends go to K-State


User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1328 times:

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Kansas State University

Well, I'm not gunna lie. I'm going there tomorrow. I'm a junior, and it is pretty much the college I'm going to attend. I've been there many, many times, and the campus is great, and the social life is excellent. Football games are the greatest, IMO. The Student Union there is very cool, and the entire city has everything you need, trust me. I've been there so many times that I know the city better than Albany. If you have any questions, please drop me an email. I'll be going there tomorrow flying on CO, but I can scan some info and send it in to you if you really are interested.

BTW, what got you interested in K-State?

Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):
Friends don't let friends go to K-State

Haha, must be a Jayhawk....



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

I believe K-State's av program is in Salina, not the main campus at Manhattan...

http://www.salina.k-state.edu/



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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 10):
I believe K-State's av program is in Salina, not the main campus at Manhattan

Yes, it is. Thats also a nice campus, about 15 minutes or so from Manhattan.



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1321 times:

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 9):
campus is great, and the social life is excellent

Campus is pretty nice...social life is awesome...we go there to party because it's cheaper than Lawrence and the downtown has a better concentration of bars.

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 9):
Football games are the greatest, IMO

Wildcats are on their way to being back to their old selves in football...had a rough couple of years there.

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 9):
Haha, must be a Jayhawk....

Indeed...former student, current staff member. I'll be here for at least a couple more years until I head back to Namibia.

[Edited 2007-03-28 03:36:32]

User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1312 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 12):
downtown has a better concentration of bars

There are definetly some great bars, Rusty's is nice, Kite's is great...

Quoting SW733 (Reply 12):
Wildcats are on their way to being back to their old selves in football

I can't wait when I'm there in 08. Basketball and football will have some great years.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 12):
I'll be here for at least a couple more years until I head back to Namibia

Very cool....

Yea, I'll be there in Manhattan tomorrow, it should be a great time.



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1305 times:

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 13):
There are definetly some great bars, Rusty's is nice, Kite's is great...

When I'm in Manhappenin', I tend not to be able to remember the names of the bars...but I bet I've been to those  Smile.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 12):
Wildcats are on their way to being back to their old selves in football...had a rough couple of years there.

Do you mean the pre-Snyder years of 1-10 and 0-11, and the worst program in the land  biggrin 


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1292 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
Hey, did you see my thread here about UND? Loads of great info:

I did, US, but I wanted to know more about the other schools I'm looking at.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)

Why would you want to go where Zach goes? And pay out the ass for it too?.

If I did go to an ERAU, probably would be Prescott, but just throwing it out there.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):

Good school. My friend goes there. Cant speak for the Av.Sci program thou. Welcome to New England. That does however, mean that you live near me, Texan, Castleisland, Walter747 and others

I don't care. I could use some fresh polish meat  yummy 

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 6):
Dowling College in NYC and Delaware State University

Never heard of Dowling and I heard about DSU:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):
Might be hard to get into if he isn't African-American.

along with HSU, but just throwing them out there.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):
Nice campus, horrible town

Mom is an alumni and I'd love to go back to Illinois (Lewis would be nice, as it would be going back to Chicago, but Romeoville?  yuck  )

Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):
Friends don't let friends go to K-State



Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 9):
BTW, what got you interested in K-State?



Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 10):
I believe K-State's av program is in Salina, not the main campus at Manhattan...

A lot of K-State opinions...

Either way, yes I'm looking at the Salina campus, but what really got me interested is what's at Manhattan campus. My parents want me to have another major in another non-av field, my first choice being hotel & restaurant management, which K-State Manhattan offers.



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 16):
but what really got me interested is what's at Manhattan campus

Well, if you have any questions about whats at the Manhattan campus, let me know on here in the next couple days. I can check it out while I'm out here.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1269 times:

I am a Bowling Green State University student, here in Bowling Green, Ohio.

I looked at UND, WMU, EMU, KSU, and Daniel Webster...but ultimately decided on BGSU.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4275 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Saint Louis University

SLU has produced at least one world class, well rounded individual: me. That's right, I justify SLU's existence. Damn I rock.

I thoroughly enjoyed SLU. Graduated with a BS in Aeronautics, majored in Aviation Management. Parks is a great college and McDonnell Douglas Hall, where almost all aviation classes were held at least a couple years ago, is still pretty darn shiny and new. I know a couple of flight instructors there still. The business school is also good, and there are some excellent history professors there as well, if you are into history at all.

SLU recently merged pretty much all technological programs into Parks College, so it is now Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology. The fleet should be renewed in a couple years (supposedly), although some of the Tampicos are currently mothballed in an effort to save on costs. If you are interested specifically in the flight program, the planes are based at CPS and SLU operates a shuttle bus from campus to the airport. If you decide to go to SLU and live on campus, Fusz Hall rocks. I still talk to probably a dozen people who lived on 5 Fusz with me Sophomore year.

Opportunities after school: again varies. I worked in corporate aviation for a couple years trying to work my way up the food chain. The company I was with didn't have much growth opportunity for me, so I'm now in law school. However, while working at that location, close to half a dozen guys I went to school with flew into the facility in planes in varying sizes from 152s to Citation X's. Send me a PM if you have any other questions.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Is there a reason that Purdue isn't on that list?

-Mir



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
And a future lav cleaner to boot!

Airwhiners Chapter 8 Rule 2

What goes on at Whiners stays at Whiners  duck  Big grin

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7772 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Is there a reason that Purdue isn't on that list?

Purdue is a pretty glaring omission, plus it is a fairly respectable school in its own right. I'd also add in SUNY Farmingdale is one that is less well known.

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
FlightSafety Academy

Remember that Flight Safety isn't a university.... just one huge training facility.




I have my opinion on aviation programs, but unless you ask I'll withhold it. Ultimately you'll need to choose a school that best fits you and your budget. No matter how well the program is regarded, no matter how fancy the planes are, if you are miserable where you're at it does you no good.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting Piercey (Thread starter):
Daniel Webster College
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ)
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)
FlightSafety Academy
Henderson State University
Kansas State University
Lewis University
Northwestern Michigan College
Quincy University
Rocky Mountain College
Saint Louis University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of North Dakota
Western Michigan University
Westminster College

You should check out LeTourneau University which is in Longview, Texas. I go there now and the flight programs is really good. That is, if a private christian school is for you...



"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Is there a reason that Purdue isn't on that list?

I've listened to horror stories from family members. Also, my dad would kill me (Notre Dame)

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 22):

I have my opinion on aviation programs, but unless you ask I'll withhold it.

I'm listening...

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 23):

You should check out LeTourneau University which is in Longview, Texas. I go there now and the flight programs is really good. That is, if a private christian school is for you...

Okay, I'll look. and check my location in my profile as far as my opinion on private christian schools  Wink



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
25 Post contains links and images PurdueAv2003 : I'm curious as to what the horror stories are? As for your dad, my condolences. It's too bad medical science hasn't come up with cure for this dreadf
26 N6238P : I can say in my two years in the flight program here I've never had a time where I wished I went somewhere else. The weather is usually pretty good w
27 Post contains images KFLLCFII : Signed, My wallet. (And the next 18 years of it being as thin as a paperclip.)
28 Post contains images DeltaAVL : What about Ohio State?
29 SW733 : Hey, that was my first strip club! Not a good place...
30 Post contains images Piercey : Well, my parents will be glad to hear that. So one crossed off, along with FlightSaftey Academy... Daniel Webster College Embry Riddle Aeronautical U
31 Post contains images PanAm330 : If it was one thing I wish I could go back and undo, it would be going to Riddle. But only due to the cost. I love it here, but damn does it hurt to
32 DeltaAVL : Yeah, when I checked out OSU's aviation website, the fleet looked pretty old and it looked like there wasn't much to the program.
33 KstateinALB : Oh boy... thats my bad. I was thinking of another city pair I guess. What's sad is that I'm an A+ student in U.S Geography class.....
34 Post contains images ATCme : Where to start? It is an amazing school, but its aviation program looked like cr*p compared to UND. I visited it in November and it was something lik
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