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    Lol, what's there to not spend it on?
    just wait.....you'll find out....

    BTW must be nice having parents that can pay for all that crap.....i might of stayed in college if mine did but every dime was coming out of my pocket and had issues paying to take classes i didnt have any interest in and had no connection to my major.......
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    Well the gym isn't really free. I mean it is for you since your parents are footing the bill, but there's a hidden "gym fee" somewhere in your tuition. For us it was a couple hundred. Everyone had to pay it, regardless of if you ever use the gym or not.
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    You're right. I am fortunate. Which is why, whenever I meet the criteria, I'd like to participate in DWOB to give something back to the world. They gave me an academic scholarship and GA gives everyone with like a B average like three grand every year if they maintain it, so yearly they're paying just just a few G's over half the cost of housing and tuition costs. Plus it's a cheap college anyway. It's just 20 grand for tuition (before scholarships). Other colleges are like 35. It would be nice to stay three years, then apply to one of the four prestigious (just want the name) colleges I'd like to go to to save money, but that's a huge gamble. I may have been accepted my second or third, but not fourth year...gamble. If I don't transfer, I can get a dept. scholarship, too, when I meet the qualifications and if I'm awarded. Even cheaper.

    JC, Everyone is guaranteed a job if they want to work. You don't have to, but like 98% have a job some time. Most people would have a job anyway, and it's REALLY convenient to practically live next to your job. I wanted going to have a job regardless, I'm just happy I was recommended to work in the GH instead of cleaning puke-filled toilets. It really blurs the line between work and something pleasure.

    It's 75% women, so I feel like the girls get the best dorms. Two of theirs are gothic-style and practically castles. All of the men's are modern and boring. I've heard that they're pretty on the outside but the rooms are noticeably smaller. I guess it evens out. The old dorms are same-sex, all the new ones are coed.... not gothic but they're modernized and in good shape, at least. To be honest, had they not had coed dorms, I wouldn't have even applied. That would have been the straw that broke the camel's back when it comes to religious..ness. What's so retarded is they don't even have the balls to call themselves a religious/Xtian school. They just say they were founded on Xtian principals. Wimps



    They said it was included in the tuition when I asked if I had to pay monthly or anything (well.. I didn't know..). There wasn't any distinction that I'm aware of; I think it was just lumped in.

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    Yeah they just put it in as a 1 time thing. Chandeliers eh? Pics?

    I'm glad I already graduated. They increased tuition like $200 just for the rec fee to put in a SECOND pool.
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    No pics. I start Aug. 20. I'll take pics. Tons of crap to take pics of. They say jellyfish live in the reservoir Maybe I'll hike up there one day.


    It's not like crystal or anything Like giant dish-shaped glass thingies. I don't think it moves. Maybe it's not a real chandelier if it doesn't swing and move? Got me! They are huge, whatever they're classified as. Ceiling pendant? Hell, You can tell me when I take pics Chandelier to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    I'm glad I already graduated. They increased tuition like $200 just for the rec fee to put in a SECOND pool.
    From the start of my wife's freshman year to when she graduated (5 years) tuition had increased 100%.

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    JC, Everyone is guaranteed a job if they want to work. You don't have to, but like 98% have a job some time. Most people would have a job anyway, and it's REALLY convenient to practically live next to your job. I wanted going to have a job regardless, I'm just happy I was recommended to work in the GH instead of cleaning puke-filled toilets. It really blurs the line between work and something pleasure.
    That's fantastic. Is it a work study program through the federal government supplemental with institutional funds? Programs like that are wonderful because students that work an on-campus jobs have higher graduation rates, retention, and school satisfaction, to name a few benefits.

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    Partly. The college has very little staff outside of the professors and administrators. The students do it all. You don't have to work if you don't want to, but it's encouraged so you're like... well rounded.


    It would be easiest to explain by pasting from their website hehe.

    "Berry College is committed to providing a well rounded education of the head, heart and hands. The hands component includes learning that comes from work experiences. While most students are employed through the on-campus work program, many students find off-campus jobs, internships or co-operative education opportunities. Students working on campus generally average 10 hours per week. The maximum number of hours a student is allowed to work while enrolled full time in classes is 20 hours per week.

    At Berry College, because students work and serve each other, an extraordinary sense of community is created. Students are participants in the life and work of the college as well as consumers of the educational program.

    In Berry's early history, all students worked because they had to. Today, though the program is not mandatory, many students work to gain the dimension to the educational program that most colleges cannot offer. The learning derived from the work experience ranges from basic work skills to educationally related skills. A Berry graduate can have several years of work experience reflected on his/her resume.

    Over 90 percent of Berry's graduates have worked on campus, and nearly all the rest have gained work experience through off campus employment.

    It is our goal that all Berry graduates gain a significant work experience while at Berry."

    "Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha McChesney Berry as a school for rural youth at a time when few public schools existed in Georgia.Seven years later, a girls' school was added, with a junior college being established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930. Graduate programs outside the liberal arts were added in 1972. Financial contributions from Henry Ford and from the Ford Foundation, and donations from others have helped the institution establish itself as a leading liberal arts college in the southeastern United States."

    "Each student is guaranteed a job on campus through the Berry student work program which is funded mostly with college endowment earnings and subsidized by the federal government work study program. Students participate in all aspects of campus work, from grounds crew and dining services to secretarial assistants to the president."


    So I guess it was originally meant for poor hillbillies, and that's why it's encouraged lmao. I'm mean lol. You know what's weird about the whole place? They are like buddy-buddy with the dude who created the Chick-Fil-A chains. They even have two dorms up the mountain. Yes. Chicken dorms hehe. Chick-Fil-A gives some religious scholarship (I think it's need based?) and you even have to sign a document saying you won't drink lmao. I didn't realize the chick-fil-a creator was so religious(but so is that pizza dude). They also bought the dairy mill and turned it into this adorable alpine-looking hotel. ANYWAY, what was SO ironic is that there wasn't a single chick-fil-a on campus. Not ONE! Or signs. I did get a coupon for a free sandwich, though... and they give berry students discounts in Rome... so that's cool I guess. If you like chick-fil-a. Which I do

    I REALLY like the trees. So many trees. Everywhere. And they're monstrously huge. Like... so big it should be illegal huge. I've never even seen trees this big in the wild, and they're all covered with epiphytic ferns. That, and the fact that everything is flat, it's mind-numbingly hot (I thought ATL was hot!) and it's sandy, reminds me of coastal NC and SC. A few miles away from the main compound, near the reservoir where the road stops and the trails star, Theres a huge, HUGE area that's flat, water-logged, and IIRC had pine trees. Sandy black soil.... anyone thinking what I'm thinking? I saw it last time I was there when everything was dead. It'll give me a good place to explore, or get lost and eaten by a herd of deer. Actually I was seriously worried about hiking and getting lost if I get off the trails.... 26,000 acres is ridiculous.

    It's just... weird. Everyone is religious... but it's like total opposite of what I'm used to. I don't really know what to make of it. It's not "religious" as much as "spiritual"....The staff has a prayer before a speech and we're all asked to bow, and that's really uncomfortable and weird (for me), but that's really about it as far as any religion of any kind, except the motto (comes from some part of the Bible.... and even they don't show the book line or verse.), being displayed by the college. Not even any crosses other than on top of the several churches (met inside one of them the first time earlier this year. Wow. Beautiful. They even had the original windows. You could tell because the glass was wavy and distorted the view. It's really not what I expected. Everyone seems like hippie republicans, if you can possibly imagine that. It's w.e.i.r.d. Like twilight zone weird.




    HEY! Here we go. Found this about where I'll work on the website.

    The greenhouses include a 42' x 96' Dutch Venlo Greenhouse with a 21' x 36' attached headhouse, a 28' x 48' Quonset greenhouse, and a 28' x 36' Quonset shade house. The greenhouses, as well as additional outdoor growing areas, facilitate the Berry Horticultural Services. Students and community volunteers make up the team of workers, and are involved in every aspect of quality plant production for campus and community use.

    Sounds pretty big.

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    I'm happy for you. It's an exciting time. Enjoy it...cuz you'll never be this free again unless you invent something amazing and live off the royalties the rest of your life. lol

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