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teamramonycajal  ·  2131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Not Enough: College students and money

    undergrad no longer matters much

Undergrad still matters, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees with me.

    The correct thing to do, of course, is to spend a couple of years at community college and then transfer to a state school. If you work your ass off -- truly -- you've got good odds of getting aid to a fairly prestigious grad school. Then you're mostly set.

I did this and am graduating in two weeks with my bachelor's degree, have no student loans, and I will be taking a year off. Working on the prestigious grad school part. 3.7 GPA, 85th percentile + GREs, good LORs, a pub, and I've got an in at Stanford...