Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Andrew Shoemaker, Dec 3, 2013.
I'll definitely have some questions for you tomorrow . Thanks for the outreach!
Hey Andrew, how cool is that!
Pretty cool Chawhee...
Also, we have a raptor club. No not dinosaurs, instead they have eagles and hawks. No joke, one day I went outside on campus and there was a dude with a falcon on his arm walking around. i lol'd
Or an international student........................ "OH NO HE DIDN'T!"
Nothing wrong with that statement at all. It's simple $. Look at the tuition charged to international students compared to in state. http://admit.washington.edu/Paying/Cost#international
Same product but you get to charge 3-4 times the price for it. Side effect of falling subsidies on public institutions.
Oh come on....they admitted me twice to graduate school. I had the good sense to pass both times, but I do admit...wow what an arrogant graduate school!!
My daughter, unfortunately, went to there and hated it with a passion. Commuter campus with rich girls from Bellevue was her comment.
However, the school you go to does make a difference. Each school has a reputation and it follows you throughout your entire career. Ask around and see what people think of CWU or WSU and what their perception of the students from those schools.
See if your career desires match those perceptions.
I'd go to the UW just because Well it's the UW !! But if you have to choose between Pullman and EBurg I'd say Pullman. Why ? Because you'd see the Huskies play !!! Dah !!!!
UW just seems like it would disgust me. Pretentious and hipster and more pretension. Plus wayyy too urban/metro for me, too large of campus, and in too big of a city. Though I like visiting my friends in Seattle on occasion and going to Sounders games and out drinking and such I could never live in Seattle. Just too many people, too much traffic, and too many yuppies for me. I'd end up pulling a Kurt Cobain.
But I still might go there for grad school. Haha. That is, if I can even get in. Apparently only fictional Star Trek characters and slumdog millionaires make the cut .
Wow, and I thought Spokane was too big. Over here, 4 wheel drive is for.... well, sometimes you actually need it.
I'm confused. I'm saying Seattle is too big. If you think Spokane is too big wouldn't you be in agreeance that Seattle/UW is too big ?
In Colorado 4 wheel drive was required to check my mail. I also lived in Spokane the winter of 08-09. 4x4 was definitely required then. Especially if I wanted to go Bonners Ferry, ID...which I did several times for some reason
Yes, both are too big. I'd move, but I'm tired of moving. That, and I grew up here.
I would not underestimate the reputation of WSU or UW; both were recently listed in the top 50 of research inst. in the US, and both have individual programs that rank among the very best in the country. We are very lucky here in WA to have two research universities of that caliber. It is very competitive to get into the best programs at both. The "best" just depends on what field you are interested in.
As a graduate of the WSU Natural Resource Science program and a current Masters student in the CWU Biology department I can tell you you can't go wrong with either school. There is definitely more knowledge and resources at WSU. Its a bigger school and the NATRS program is more geared toward ecology and natural resource management. At Central, the faculty is great and there is a lot of opportunity for undergraduate research and getting work experience. Probably more than at WSU. The department really likes to get students involved. The classes at Central are a lot more broad and less focused on ecology and management and it will be difficult to fill your schedule with fish and wildlife classes, given the small size of the department.
As for fishing, if you're willing to drive Pullman has great opportunities in Idaho and up north for trout. Pullman is within a reasonable driving distance of the Grande Ronde too, which is a nice weekend trip to grab some steel. I don't think it compares to Eburg though. Pullman can't compete with having the Yak within 10 minutes of your house plus all the different tribs and mountain streams.
That said, choose your school based on your educational and professional goals and what you think fits best. I'm off to freeze my ass off fishing the Yak.
UW is hard to get into? Fancy that. Coming from Tono tech they probably let me in thinking I was in international student, 'cept I paid resident tuition, $80/quarter. By the time I graduated in the inflationary 70s tuition had risen to $180/quarter. Thems was tough times, I tell ya'.
Weren't you studying placoderms and rhipidistrians then?
And gas was what... $0.25 a gallon?
Cabezon, Come on man, coming from Tono I had coal mining skilz. Isn't that close to a geology major?
Kaiserman, gas was all of $0.30 or $0.31 a gallon, unless you filled up at the discount Time station in Tenino. But that watered down piss wouldn't keep the '55 runnin'.
In any event, it's funny to think that I couldn't get admitted to my alma mater today.