Scholar Expert wrote:
You right in line with a Marquette or UW Milwaukee or some of the WIAC schools. If you are smart and poor, Wash U is a great option.
hmm interesting, I will look into it.
The Starved Elephant wrote:
You can totally still move out to California, but you will probably have to look at the smaller schools. UC Santa Barbara has a pretty solid team and their academics are right in line with what you stated about yourself. I'm pretty sure 29 is their ACT median. I'd suggest reaching out to the coach their and asking if any scholarships are available for someone like you.
If not there, you can still look at D3 schools. Occidental College is in line with you academically and have a competitive team. Same goes for UC Santa Cruz. D3's can't offer scholarships, though, so you'll have to keep costs in mind.
Yes! that is what I'm hoping to be able to do. I would rather go to a smaller school in a mediocre D1 conference and actually score right away than get destroyed at somewhere such as Madison in the big 10. It doesn't necessarily have to be California, Oregon and Washington are both beautiful states too!
Money talks wrote:
You will spend $200k to earn a degree or you could stay in Wisconsin and spend $90k.
Unless I am able to get an athletic scholarship right away.
Smarter than a protein wrote:
What is your ACT? D2 schools are terrible which makes your comment about the WIAC schools illogical..
29, there are a couple D2 schools which appear decent
Wisco D wrote:
For such a distance rich state, why is the 800 always so slow?.
great question honestly
d3 is an option wrote:
Note small, private d3 schools often give very generous financial aid. There are some good matches on the west coast. Occidental has already been said, I would also look at Claremont McKenna. You can find how good they are on tfrrs, Claremont McKenna has a good group of fairly fast dudes..
I honestly didn't even think about d3 on the west coast, I will be sure to investigate. Thanks!
Officer Wilson wrote:
That's the whole point of life, to be cared for and to care for others. That's where all the real joy in life comes from. The whole west coast is going to sh!t. Every city there is dying in dramatic fashion.
Right now you think the Midwest is boring and "square", and that the West Coast is more sophisticated and liberal. But that liberalism out there is an absolute religion, and it's basically a cult, and the people out there are devoid of real values and real principles. They're mostly not even capable of real friendship, and their marriages end in divorce the overwhelming majority of the time.
And I'm sure you'll dismiss everything I'm saying here. It won't be until you're in your late 20s that you realize how morally inferior the West Coast is compared to the Midwest and Wisconsin.
Just go to Madison, and with all the money you're saving you could literally use a credit card to fund a summer long road trip up and down the West Coast before your freshman year.
I do agree with most of that and from working front desk at a hotel I can verify that Wisconsin has some of the nicest people that you can find in the entire country.
The main reason why I want to move out to the west coast is because of the geography. Everything from the Ocean to the dense forests of Washington is unlike anything in Wisconsin. Another reason why I would like to go out there for school is that I will most likely need to move to a more populous, tech focused area to get a decent job in computer science. It is just the right place for me.
Thank you all for the replies and input, I have started talking to some coaches so I guess I will see where that takes me. Hopefully I did the quote formatting right.