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https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=least-happy-students

 

ok, first, this is a list of the schools with the least happy students, and the list only involves those unhappy students at the "best" 381 north american universities.

 

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am curious relieved berkeley is on the list.  

 

 

likely is an antiquated pov, but we always felt there should be some pain involved in getting a meaningful degree from a decent university.  should feel like being a cowled wizard trying to take down irenicus.

 

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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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Education is the only thing that's going to save our species - so I'd rather have the process of learning, and expanding of horizons, to be as 'fun' and as it is 'painful'.. And have as many with a higher degree as possible.

 

No one learns or reacts to learning in the same way, some need more pain and challenge to let go of harmful misconceptions and illusion, while some need more encouragement and incentive to break away from lethargic habits and stagnation.

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Curious that Annapolis made the top 10. I've never heard a bad word about it from the few I knew who actually went through there.

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men"

- St. Francis of Assisi

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After beating West Point in the Army-Navy game fourteen years in a row, they must have gotten tired of winning.

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"All of life’s lessons come with a price…
We may learn a lesson, and things may get better in the end…
So that’s the trade off…life experience for exhaustion… wisdom for innocence.
There may be a happy ending to our stories…
but we paid for that with little pieces of our souls and we will never get those back."

-Austin Lunn

 

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I was somewhat close to going to Annapolis. My grandfather was in the Navy and had some pretty good connections, and I met the criteria. I decided to stay closer to home though. I imagine my life would have been very different if I followed that path.

 

Like anything, College is what you make of it. You can probably have a blast at a terrible school or be miserable at the best.   :shrugz:

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Curious that Annapolis made the top 10. I've never heard a bad word about it from the few I knew who actually went through there.

the list is specific 'bout happiness of students. shouldn't surprise.  4 years o' extreme brutal physical and mental challenge and the annapolis "dorms" kinda suck.  the service academies demand a great deal.  am suspecting if the list went to 30, west point would show sooner rather than later. 

 

keep in mind there is a list for students who love their university and a separate list for happiest students. appreciation for the school is not same as student happiness. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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Curious that Annapolis made the top 10. I've never heard a bad word about it from the few I knew who actually went through there.

the list is specific 'bout happiness of students. shouldn't surprise.  4 years o' extreme brutal physical and mental challenge and the annapolis "dorms" kinda suck.  the service academies demand a great deal.  am suspecting if the list went to 30, west point would show sooner rather than later. 

 

keep in mind there is a list for students who love their university and a separate list for happiest students. appreciation for the school is not same as student happiness. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

Well, the first two years at West Point and Annapolis do suck. After that the lot of Mids & Cadets do improve considerably.

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men"

- St. Francis of Assisi

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