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Chapel Hill, NCgood place to send your kid to college?
thank you for your posts about Chapel Hill. What I've read on this site precludes my son from applying to go to college here. he won't apply.
My son was applying to public schools as his Safety schools: NC Chapel Hill and U Dub(Washington State) and UCberkeley and UCLA as his four 'safety' (Cal Berkeley isn't a safety being right up their with Most Selective privates) but these are the publics he's applyikng or was til reading your posts.
he's applying to privates in MN, VT, NH, NJ, NYC, D.C.,PA, SoCal,and we let one college in from the South, Emory in Atlanta GA. We found there is too much racism, and Greek life, and quietly, ever polite, uppity white people (I'm White,very White blonde blue) left over in the South for our CA, NV tastes. And specifically why Vanderbuilt is a big NO.
We nixed these three VA schools after another college website convinced us. We liked three in VA: U VA (public), William and Mary, and Washington and Lee were high on the list of 20 Most Selective schools he's applying until we read something about the state laws and police harassment in the state of VA against college students (College Confidential or College Prowler). So no apps to a VA school.
Your information, on Sperling, about life and gangs in Chapel Hill will prevent my son from applying. If he has to deal with this element he might as well be in NYC with the benefit of a real city or Swarthmore near Phillie, or UCLA in L.A....,or the Greek nut-scene at Dartmouth (Animal House fame) cause at least he can ski (expert skier coming from Tahoe).
Minnesota and BYU is looking better and better all the time. wish the U.S. miliary academies had the level of academic excellence as some of our fines private institutions, because there's little drinking, sex, and cheating at West Point, USAFA, and Annapolis I hear...they do have trouble with rapes, but Princeton is right up there with them...what is it about white entitled young men and rapes (Ted Kennedy's nephew immediately comes to mind)?
BTW, we're very white, 1st generation German, so felt free to make the racist quote.
Also we here the military academies do not treat equitably all the major world religions by showing great deference and preference and brownie points given to only Christians. Not good.
So, aloha Chapel Hill. off the list. too bad Hawaii doesn't have Most Selectives, it's where my son was born and lived some of his life.
good luck to all seaching for Heaven on Earth.