Georgia State

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  1. beerbuzz

    beerbuzz Varsity Lurker

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    I drove a box jeep at Tech. ‘86 pos 4 liter. Loved it. Newest car I own is a 2008 and has nothing to do with money. I prefer to spend money on memories with the kids. Anyway, this is the internet and peeps are going to troll and focus on a car comment instead of my point. That being said, as much as I hate UGA, I’m not worried about my son going there. He’s like me. Turns adversity into motivation. More you give me, more I’m going to prove you wrong.
     
  2. beerbuzz

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    Guess it varies. Wish I knew. Kid from Harvard just graduated 4 years ago. Dean told him....everyone thinks their school is hard. We know it’s true about Tech. Hard to swallow if the winds shift and the current dean or prevailing opinion just shoots down 4 years of hard work. Wasn’t trying to say one example is the rule. Just sucks if you or your kid is the one example. FWIW— I was on deans list at Tech, solid LSAT, couldn’t get into law school. Didn’t matter in the end, but makes giving advice to my sons a bit harder.
     
  3. Dirty Jacket

    Dirty Jacket Something Extraordinairre

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    That’s funny because at my MCG Med school interview, before I said a word, my first interviewer said: “I know you have a 3.xx in an engineering program at Georgia Tech. Don’t worry. We think that’s better than a 4.0 anywhere else in the state”. True story. I went there over other acceptances. So while true superficially, not really true / at least not for me.

    Also, since when does one’s car reveal their degree of (financial) success? When I was in residency and my wife was in grad school, my wife and I lived in a ghetto ass apartment complex off Clairmont Road. Really ghetto. But everyone drove >$60,000 cars and there were several >$90,000 cars for sure. Rent was less than $1000/month. Anyways. Good luck to your son. I’m principled and if GT would have done that to me, I would have told GT to pound sand too. I’m glad that didn’t happen because Tech did help shape a lot of who I am now professionally.
     
  4. Dirty Jacket

    Dirty Jacket Something Extraordinairre

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    This has been my exact experience as well. Med school was a relative joke with the exception of the memorizing, which I struggled with in year 1. To date Tech is the most challenging academic thing I’ve done.
     
  5. beerbuzz

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  6. beerbuzz

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    Sounds like you lived in a neighborhood of successful pharmaceutical sales reps.
     
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  7. Skydog

    Skydog Eat a Peach

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    Wow. Very cool. My dad grew up in College Park in the 30's, 40's and 50's. He went to Southside HS which no longer exists. He played football, hoops and track. He said they would come up "north" and play games at the old O'Keefe gym. I guess there was an O'Keefe HS? He also did soap box derby races and he said they used to have them where the connector is now close to Tech. That would have been 1950-51. He never went to college but was a GT fan..
     
  8. savbandjacket

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    I’m not second guessing you or your son. Best of luck to him wherever he goes.
     
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    First year of law school was 1/10 as hard as first year of Tech. What made it entertaining was all of the uga grads doing their chicken little routines over having actual school work to do (and a lot of it at that).
     
  10. beerbuzz

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    Damn....really??
     
  11. 77GTFan

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    O’Keefe was indeed a high school. They were the Fighting Irish, Green and White, and Notre Dame fight song. When my Dad coached at Roosevelt and Dykes he enjoyed playing O’Keefe and especially their head football coach, Dan Kennerly. They stayed open until I would guess about ‘67.
     
  12. Dirty Jacket

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    Judging by the smell coming through our vents, very successful pharmaceutical users for sure.
     
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  13. BuckNasty

    BuckNasty Damn Good Rat

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    The apartment complex/car/truck thing is somewhat odd. I have seen places where people basically pay the same on a car note as their rent payment. Plus, these days you can stretch out the finance to ridiculous terms if you really want to stunt.

    I get that Ferrari's and Lambo's are basically pussy magnets but driving a 60K Tahoe while you're renting a two-bedroom? I don't get it.
     
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  14. savbandjacket

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    Those people can go anywhere and spend some money on credit and look like they $80k. They just don’t let anyone get near where they live.
     
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  15. Dirty Jacket

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    I know a guy who is an exotic car salesman. It's what he's done for many years. He told me the overwhelming majority of people who buy exotic cars have no business buying exotic cars. Said most they all finance over it 12 years.

    A lot of these kids go out and lease $80k cars, live in öööö apartments, and live paycheck to paycheck so they can make the payment on their new M3. Of course, they're also making the minimum payment on their credit card balances, because you gotta get the Jordans too bro.
     
  16. FLTech

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    GS is becoming Tech’s Minor League System.

    They should actually because the Gwinnett Whatever their Moscow Name is

    What are they? The Eagles or something?
     
  17. BrentwoodJacket

    BrentwoodJacket Flats Noob

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    O'Keefe was still open when I graduated from Sylvan in 1971.
     
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  18. GTRules

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    Rules Jr. had a conditional acceptance to GT as well. He never thought to tell them to öööö off. He went to Southern Poly for a year, padded his GPA, and kept the Hope scholarship his entire stay at GT.

    Of course, he's not a sheltered little pussy who has to have everything given to him.
     
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  19. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    Very close, I think... this 2018 admissions flyer says GT is now at 23%. That 19% for out-of-state applicants, and 37% for in-state applicants.
     
  20. gtphd

    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    I'm citing Class of 2019 numbers.
     
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