thanks for all the responses gents! I really don't know what I want to do. I recently got out of the Marine Corps, so I am a bit clueless on what I want to be as a civilian. I am set on Business Management now, but realistically I still have no idea.
Right now my two biggest concerns are catching waves and catching girls haha. I dated a girl my time in the Marines, so I am stoked to go to a college single. I heard the girls at Flagler are insane.
I went to Flagler. Had a great time, St. Augustine is a great place to be. School was good, upon graduating I realized I wasn't that into my major.(Business Admin) Flagler is considered a Liberal arts school, so they don't offer a ton in the way of major diversity. Don't stuck in a major you may not use because you like the area so much, thats what I did.
If I had to do it over again, I probably would have stopped going to the dunes cracker, the gator, hatties and focused on my future and utilized the schools resources rather than being wasted every night.
The school is small, the locals are cool, its easy to meet people.
Move onto the island after your freshman year, waves arent the best, but you can ride a bike everywhere and the beaches are giant and spread out.
Overall, I'd say give it a shot, dont get caught up in the awesomeness of the town, it will suck you in. Good luck
oh and kids from new jersey make up about 90% of the undergrads
You described this place awesomely. I am completely excited about it now haha. I am flying down in March, I am assuming those places are solid bars to hit up in downtown? I can't wait to check it out!
Or you can sack up, get a 6/5, and try one of the 100 schools in coastal New England or Long Island. URI, UNH, and U of New England all have some oceanic related majors. There are literally 25 colleges with 35 miles of Boston.
Belmar Tech has advanced degrees in artificial reef manufacturing. Only program like it in the world.
i also applied to colleges for the fall, and ive been accepted to URI and Florida Tech for ocean engineering. i am wondering what campus life was like and how much did you get to surf (for either school)? Thanks
I don't know that J-ville has anything on St Auggie but....
I go to UNF and highly recommend it academically and for surf. The staff's CVs in my program (history) boasts some of the top institutions in the country ...which is kind of surprising for such a small school. While we lack a D1 size party atmosphere we do have a couple of local surf companies and our surf team that throw the occasional rager. More importantly we do have a tight community... the kind that can help your prospects after school ends. Surf.. there's some...likely more often than you think but never gnar like OBX or Jersey. From UNF maybe 8 miles to Jax beach x 2 to Poles.
If you're going to school on the GI bill... why not head out West?
West Coast is an awesome time, the only reason I do not want to go West is because I have spent plenty of time out there. Personally, I really do not like California. i would like to visit to oregon/washington though. couldn't live out there, way of life is so different.
for anyone who went to Flagler, what type of work is there? I work on a party fishing boat as a deckhand. I did some research and not many fishing boats pop up out of St Augustine.
I know its not the east coast, but Florida State has a Panama City campus (its right on the bay), the surf gets good during the winter with the cold fronts and anytime there is a hurricane in the gulf you are going to get waves. There are plenty of good looking girls especially during spring break and summer. There are some good bars, also plenty of tourist stuff, but it wont take long to figure out where to go. You could find a job as a deckhand on a fishing boat. It's worth looking into.