Is there a close doctor college?
You can go ALMOST anywhere to study medicine in grades 13, 14, 15, and 16. You would study a lot of science -- biology, chemistry and more. They often call it pre-med. You would earn your bachelor’s degree. Then you would go to med school. The closest med school is UNE, the University of New England, in Biddeford. Tufts and Boston University and Harvard are all in or close to Boston. Bob S.
I want to be an illustrator for children's books. What is a good art school?
Maine College of Art (MECA) is a good art school in Portland. Below is a long list of colleges with good art programs that you may already have. -- Bob S.
California Institute of the Arts, CA
Otis College of Art & Design, CA
Scripps College, CA
Stanford University, CA
Univ. of California at Berkeley, CA
University of the Pacific, CA
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, CO
Connecticut College, CT
Fairfield University, CT
University of Hartford, CT
Yale University, CT
Flagler College, FL
Full Sail University, FL
Lynn University, FL
Emory University, GA
Savannah College of Art & Design, GA
Columbia College, IL
Centre College, KY
Loyola University, LA
Boston College, MA
Boston University, MA
Harvard University, MA
Lesley College, MA
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, MA
Mount Ida College, MA
Newbury College, MA
Northeastern University, MA
Smith College, MA
Suffolk University, MA
Wheaton College, MA
Williams College, MA
Johns Hopkins University, MD
Central Maine Community Coll., ME
Eastern Maine Community Coll., ME
Maine College of Art, ME
Southern Maine Community Coll., ME
University of Maine at Augusta, ME
University of Maine at Machias, ME
Washington County Community Coll., ME
York County Community Coll., ME
University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor, MI
Washington University, MO
Guilford College, NC
Alfred University, NY
Bard College, NY
Barnard College, NY
Columbia University, NY
Cooper Union, NY
Cornell University, NY
Hartwick College, NY
Manhattanville College, NY
New York University, NY
Parson’s The New School for Design, NY
Paul Smith’s College, NY
Pratt Institute, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Skidmore College, NY
The New School University, NY
University of Rochester, NY
Vassar College, NY
College of Wooster, OH
Oberlin College, OH
Lewis and Clark College, OR
Willamette University, OR
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Messiah College, PA
Moravian College, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
Brown University, RI
Johnson & Wales University, RI
Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Furman University, SC
Brigham Young University, UT
Roanoke College, VA
University of Mary Washington, VA
Bennington College, VT
Champlain College, VT
University of Vermont, VT
University of Washington, WA
Lawrence University, WI
What is a good college for soccer and basketball in Manhattan Beach Los Angeles California?
I would look into UCLA and USC. -- Bob S.
What is a good college for being a vet?
Tufts College in Boston is probably the very best school to go for being a vet. However, you usually need to go to college first, get a degree in Biology or something similar, and then go to vet school after you graduate regular college. Most colleges have great Biology programs, UMaine Orono certainly does! So just focus on choosing a good regular college before you start thinking about vet school.
Can you choose your roommate?
It depends on the school. For example, at Bowdoin, the school places you with roommates for the first year. The school decides who they think would live well together and who it might be nice for you to get to know. But after your first year, you can choose where to live and who to room with. -Anna
Is there a dog college in Louisiana?
That is a tough one! I would suggest LSU, where Shaquille O’Neal went. They have a good veterinary program, but I don’t think Shaq studied much of that. We’ll keep working on that. Bob S.
What is a good gymnastics college?
UNH has the best fairly close gymnastics program. Springfield College and Ithaca are possibilities. I like University of Denver. UCLA is very good too.-- Bob S.
What do you have to do in college?
In college you have to work hard and study, but you also have the chance to join clubs with people who care about the same thing as you! You can join a theater club, a dance club, the basketball team, the football team, the poetry club, the community service club, the board game club, the robotics club, and hundreds of other things you can do!
What would be a good college to be a vet?
You can go ALMOST anywhere to study medicine in grades 13, 14, 15, and 16. You would study a lot of science -- biology, chemistry and more. They often call it pre-med. You would earn your bachelor’s degree. Then you would go to vet school. There are no vet schools in Maine. The closest is Tufts University outside of Boston. Cornell in New York, Colorado State, University of Prince Edward Island in Canada (UPEI) are just a few good options. You need very good grades to get into vet school. That just takes effort. So, start today! Bob S.
What type of grades do you need to get into Harvard?
You need to have all A’s or almost all A’s, unless you are a super athlete, in which case you might be able to have a B or two. More importantly, you need to take the most challenging courses in high school. Those are often called Honors and AP courses. Harvard likes students who like to challenge themselves. -- Bob S.
Will I ever be able to see my friends again when I go to college?
Yes! You will have plenty of vacation time when you can go home and see your friends. You can also stay in touch with them through phone calls and FaceTime. If you have access to a car, train, or bus you may even be able to go visit your friends, or they can come visit you! -Julianna
How long are the classes in college?
Most of my classes are an hour and a half long. Some are shorter (only an hour), and some are longer (up to three hours). Most classes will probably be between 1 and 2 hours. Usually labs for classes like biology, chemistry, and physics will be longer. -Julianna
Is online college cheaper than going to college?
Often, but not always. -- Bob S.
What do you do when you are not in class or studying?
The great thing about college is that you have a lot of free time! When I am not in class or studying, I am doing fun club activities (like this blog!), playing sports (I especially like to swim at the pool), hanging out with friends, going to cool shows on campus, or exploring Brunswick. There are TONS of great ways to spend your time at college, so if you just take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, you will find what you enjoy most. Every college has lots of clubs and sports teams to join. There are always interesting talks and exciting concerts or shows happening on campus. A lot of schools, like Bowdoin, have an outing club, which allows you to get outside and explore. And, of course, it can be fun to sometimes just hang out with friends and watch movies in your dorm room. You will never be bored at college! -Julianna
What if someone sneaks in?
College campuses have great security! Bowdoin, for example, has security guards who make sure that students are safe. Dorms and academic buildings are locked and cannot be accessed without cards that only students and professors have. If you ever see something that scares you or seems suspicious, you can report it to security and they will handle the situation. Your safety is the college’s #1 priority. -Julianna
What if your roommate threatens you?
If you feel threatened or uncomfortable living with your roommate for any reason, you can ask to switch rooms. The office of residential life will help you. No college will make you live with someone who is truly threatening. Your safety always comes first, so if you are uncomfortable, be sure to tell someone. Most dorms have an RA, who is like an advisor. You could tell your RA or you could tell someone who works in the office of residential life. They will help you switch rooms so that you feel safe. If your roommate continues to threaten you, a dean at the college or some type of advisor will step in to ensure your safety. -Julianna
Are there certain colleges for certain things?
Some colleges are specialized to teach certain things. Technical schools focus only on teaching certain skills, such as engineering. Some colleges offer classes in everything but primarily focus on certain subjects. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, specializes in math, science, technology, and engineering. Some colleges, like Bowdoin, teach more of a variety of subjects, from art to English to government to math to biology. Some colleges are most well-known for certain departments. Northwestern University, for example, teaches everything but is famous for its very strong journalism department. If you know what you are interested in pursuing, then you may want to consider going to a school that specializes in that subject. But if you have no idea what you want to pursue, then it can be fun to go to a college that offers a variety of subjects so that you can try things out! -Julianna
What would be a good college to become a kindergarten teacher?
If you want to be a kindergarten teacher, then you want to look into colleges with strong early childhood education departments. Some colleges to look into are: Lesley University, Boston College, Framingham State University, University of Maine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, New York University, University of Vermont, and Kaplan University. We need more good teachers in the world, so this is very important work that you are pursuing! -Julianna
Which is better, college in person or doing it online?
That is a question that only you can answer. If you have circumstances that require that you stay home for college, then online college can be a great option. Online college can also allow you to work a job while taking classes, which can be really helpful. But if you are looking to live away from home and take classes with professors and other students in person, then going to college may be right for you. Both are solid options and both will enable you to pursue your education, so it is really just a matter of what is best for you. -Julianna
How many people can be in a class?
This really depends on the college that you attend. At Bowdoin, there are no classes with more than 60 kids, and many of the classes have under 20 students in them. I have even heard of some classes with only 5 students! But at a larger university, there might be some lecture classes of 300 or more students. Usually these large classes are broken down into discussion sections that meet once a week, so that you still are able to have a discussion with a smaller group of students. --Julianna K.
What college is best to get taught how to be a hairdresser?
There are usually special schools called “cosmetology schools” and they teach you how to be a hairdresser! You could also take some classes from UMaine, or community college, and get a business degree so that you can own your very own hairdressing salon! And then you can name it whatever you want!
How many colleges are there?
About 4000 in the US. About 11,000 in the world. You can find one that will be great for you. You can probably find 100! -- Bob S.
What is the biggest college?
I think the largest university in the US is the University of Phoenix, but that is mostly done online, or the City University of New York, which is a lot of separate campuses. I think the largest campus is the University of Central Florida with more than 50,000 students. That’s big! I guess the biggest university in the world is Indira Gandhi National Open University in India which has more than three million students. That is really big. -- Bob S.
Is there a gym at college?
Yes, most colleges have gym facilities, usually with workout machines, a weight room, a track & field, and a basketball court. I love to go to the gym to take a break from studying and get some exercise. There are also often yoga or dance studios, and maybe a hockey rink. Some gyms, like our gym at Bowdoin, have rock walls for rock-climbing, which is super fun! --Julianna K.
What is the best college?
Every college is different, so the best college is the one that you think will make you happiest and interests you the most! The best college will be different for every person, so the way to find out what college would be best for you would be to discover what you like to do, what you like to study or what you think is interesting, and then see what colleges offer the things you like most!--Kristin B.
How many classes are you allowed to take because I want five classes or more?
Most colleges will have you take 4-6 classes a semester, depending on the school. You can always take more classes, but the minimum is usually 4 classes a semester. A semester is like a 2 quarters in middle school-- college classes will last about 3 months, so you have 2 semesters in a school year.
Where would a game warden go to college?
Unity College would be great. UMO, Husson, Thomas, UMFK, UMPI, and College of the Atlantic would also be very good. -- Bob S.
What college would be good for me?
The best college for you is the one that you think will make you happiest and interests you the most! The best college will be different for every person, so the way to find out what college would be best for you would be to discover what you like to do, what you like to study or what you think is interesting, and then see what colleges offer the things you like most!--Kristin B.
Is science hard in college?
Yes, science can be very hard! I have some friends who are studying science and they are always studying and reading to get ready for a test or quiz. It is very hard work. But as Colin Powell said, “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Nothing good ever comes easy!
What happens if you go to college for something and halfway through you change your mind?
That's totally okay and it happens to a lot of people! A lot of people will spend their first year in college taking different classes to see what they like! You can switch your major through your first year or two in college, and you will meet lots of people your first year in college who can help you decide what new things you might want to learn about! --Kristin B.
What is a good college for software developing?
This is a great field to go into! Some colleges with strong software development programs are: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northeastern University, and University of Maine at Orono. --Julianna K.
Where is a good place to go to college for a fashion designer to design sports close and spring dresses?
Big ones and small ones, like Ohio State and the College of the Atlantic.. Some in the middle of the city, (BU) and some in the woods (UMFK). Some all women (Wellesley) and some all guys (Hampden-Sydney), and many with boys and girls. Some for four years. Some for two years. Some more. Some less. Some emphasize engineering, some videogame design, some fashion, some animals, some reading, some science, some automotive technology. Some make you work very hard. Some are easier. There are 4000 different colleges in the US. None are quite the same. They are what makes our country so great. We have many different people with many different interests and skills and when we put all these different skills and interest together, we can do a lot of good things. -- Bob S.
What college do you have to go to to be in the WNBA?
UConn, University of Connecticut, always does really well in women’s basketball. A few other teams you might look into are:
University of Notre Dame, IN
Duke University, NC
University of North Carolina, NC
Boston College, MA
Bowdoin College, ME
University of Maine, ME
University of New England, ME
University of Southern Maine, ME
Stanford University, CA
Ithaca College, NY
University of Rochester, NY
Tufts University, MA
Amherst College, MA
Smith College, MA
Stonehill College, MA
Washington University, MO
University of Tennessee, TN
-- Bob S.
Can I play basketball in college?
Yes, almost all colleges and universities have a basketball team, for men and for women. Even some community colleges have basketball teams, like Southern Maine Community College. Most people play basketball in college to make new friends, have fun, and get exercise. Very very few of these people actually want to play in the WNBA and NBA.
Is there a college in Maine to become a vet?
Well, I suppose that depends on what you mean. To become a vet, first you have to go to college and get what is called an undergraduate degree, which takes around four years. Generally, students hoping to become veterinarians will study chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biology, animal biology, or zoology while in undergraduate college.
After that, you apply to vet school, where you actually learn how to become a working veterinarian. After graduating, you receive a veterinary degree, which is usually called a DVM or VMD, and then you can start working as a vet! Unfortunately, there are no vet schools in Maine. The closest vet school is a Tufts University, which is right near Boston. But luckily, if you want to go to vet school, you can get your undergraduate degree at any college in Maine! So you can certainly start your journey to become a vet here in Maine, but you will have to go to veterinary school in another state. Since becoming a vet requires an undergraduate degree and a veterinary school degree, it usually takes 7 or 8 years of studying after graduating high school.
However, you can also become what is called a vet tech, or veterinary technician or veterinary technologist. A vet tech is sort of like an assistant to a veterinarian, almost like a nurse but for animals. To become a vet tech, you usually only need to go to college for two years after high school. And luckily, there are two great vet tech schools here in Maine. One of the best programs to become a vet tech is an the University of Maine Augusta campus in Bangor. York County Community College in Wells also has a vet tech program.-Hunter
Do you have to go to college for everything?
No, of course not! There are many great careers available that do not require a college degree. But most jobs today do require some form of education past high school, and that can be a two year associate’s degree, a four year bachelor’s degree, or even a master’s degree or Doctorate/PhD. So in that sense, going to college allows you to have many more options when picking a job or career. But, college is certainly not required for all jobs!-Hunter
How many years does it take to get a bachelor’s degree?
Usually it takes four years to get a bachelor’s degree, but some people do it a bit faster or slower. Some of my friends in college were able to finish their bachelor’s degree in just three years, since they took extra classes or earned college credits while in high school. And some people take longer, like me! It will take five years for me to get my bachelor’s degree, since I took one year off from college to work and save money.-Hunter
Do you have a limit on belongings that you can bring?
There is no limit to the stuff you can bring to college. As long as it fits in your dorm room, it’s okay to bring! However, I recommend that you do not bring lots and lots of stuff. It will get cluttered and it will be hard to move back home.
Can you pick the college you go to?
Yes, only you can choose the college you go to!
I want to design clothes. Where could I go?
I suggest F.I.T. or F.I.D.M or R.I.S.D. or S.C.A.D or ESMOD. You had better google those! -- Bob S.
Yes, F.I.T. is a great option! It is the Fashion Institute of Technology, and it is right in the middle of New York City! One of my good friends is now a fashion designer, and she went to college at Parsons, The New School for Design, which is also in New York City. -Hunter
What is the best college in Maine?
A lot of students answering these questions are at Bowdoin College, so if you ask them what the best college in Maine is, you know what they will say! I am sure you will get some other opinions. The best college in Maine will be the one that is best for you. -- Bob S.
Are there colleges in Maine that teach cosmetology and where would they be at?
Four. CosmoTech and SpaTech in Westbrook. Empire in Portland and Bangor, and Aveda in Augusta. -- Bob S.
How do you get into college?
You get to apply to all the colleges you think are your top choices. You usually submit an essay (maybe about why you want to go to that school, or what makes you a good fit). You might also have to give test scores, grades, and recommendations from teachers. Then the schools decide if you seem like a good student and a match for that type of school!
How do you know what classes to take?
Some places, there are required classes or at least subjects that you have to take. But you always get some choice on what classes to take! You can look at the big list of classes that are offered and choose which ones look interesting or which ones will help you to get the career you are aiming for. You can also just take ones that seem fun, and then decide later what you want to study.
Do they have certain buildings for subjects? Bells, time between classes?
The buildings usually (but not always) have a certain type of class. Like at Bowdoin, there's a music building, a mostly-math building, a mostly-psychology building, and many more. There are no bells (except ones from the church that just signal what time it is), since not everyone has class at the same time! Sometimes you'll only have 5 minutes between classes, but sometimes you only have 2 classes in a day, so you have several hours in between.
How do you find your way around campus?
When you get to school for the first time and are moving in, you could get a tour. Then, friends and people around campus can help you find where stuff is! If you're at a small school, you learn pretty quickly where buildings and classes are. Even if you're at a big school, you'll get to know the whole campus! Of course, there are always maps to help if you can't find a certain place.