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    Quote Originally Posted by snobowin View Post
    You can also check out collegeboards.com. It lists all the US colleges by major. You will have to figure out the geography. The surfing around San Diego is great and so is the surfing community there. If you want to surf Point Loma you need a boat or you will have to join the Navy or be a Park Ranger. Good luck on your search

    You only need a boat if you head south of the college down by Dolphin tanks etc.. There are 5-6 breaks basically on the PL Nazarene campus. You can walk down and surf all of them. South Garbage, SUBS, ABS, Newbreak and Chasm are all considered on the campus. No boat. Just a short walk down the cliff to access all 5. ANd all 9 breaks north of there on the cliffs are walkable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofosurfer.com View Post
    Ruuuh? Since when?

    Anyways... not that I want more people moving to our state, but man I gotta drop living in San Diego for school. In the OB/PB/MB/La Jolla area there are 8,296 colleges. Give or take. There are a LOT of women and it is 80 degree average year round. This means that there are a LOT of women running, biking, and not wearing a lot of clothing while working out. Lots of hot hard little tanned bodies running around. I'm not kidding. Some of the hottest women in the country and they are not wearing a lot of clothing either. Surf is fantastic, I'm sure a little more consitant than the east coast (no offense). Partying is very cool as well. If you lived in either of the towns I mentioned above, you will never drive except to school. You will park your car on Fridays and it will sit there all weekend. You will walk to the bars and the beach so no need to drive. I'm not kidding.

    Also, the amount of Brazilian women in the OB area alone. Good God! Oh, and if your from out of state, do what a billion others do, go to one of the 9,457 community colleges out here for the first two years then transfer to state once you have your residencey.

    If I was a young kid, I would be all over the schools around the SD area.

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    I graduated from Towson Univeristy before I ever moved out to SD, but when we got here and moved to OB, my girlfriend (now fiance) went to City College downtown for a couple of years, bascially for free because we got residency. I mean, 5 classes a few years ago ran us like $250 a semester! UNREAL! And once you get your AA or transfer, you go to SDSU for like $2K a semester, maybe a bit less, or USD/UCSD if you got cash...

    But for sure, get your california residency, then do community college for a year or so. It is litterally almost free if you are in-state. Its insane. Free education basically, and SDSU is super cheap too. Just wear 3 condoms if you party at SDSU, all my buddies who graduated from there nick named it "STDSU" haha...

    But yeah, chicks for days and days out here.

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    currently at uncw...couldn't be happier. The waves aren't as good as up north, but the water is warmer, chicks are hotter, and the banks are an easy drive.

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    Don't study oceanography. I've heard the market is saturated with people with this degree. Don't study psychology either. If you want a degree you can do something with, study computer science, computer engineering, or something similar. Just my two cents.

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    Agree with above. With the way things are going in this country and with technology, the people who know a lot about computers are going to be making bank (already are). I wanted to do marine biology in school but when I found out what I would be making with a degree I went with business administration concentration finance. Nice and generic that way you can get a job almost anywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge1 View Post
    currently at uncw...couldn't be happier. The waves aren't as good as up north, but the water is warmer, chicks are hotter, and the banks are an easy drive.
    I heard OBX is like a 5 hour drive from there, is that correct?

    And to the others, I have a Computer Science Degree from Toswon University (Class of 02) and I currently don't use it at all. I would NOT recommend that ANYONE get a computer science degree unless you REALLY love technology, and plan on being a student of technology for the rest of your life. Every 2 years or so, whatever knowledge you had in college is basically obsolete. You ahve to CONSTANTLY train if you are in teh technology industry, so yes, it can be lucrative, but it is NOT for the faint of heart. Its really technical, very scientific and requires constant upgrading and studying.

    While I agree that marine biology etc are over saturated, if thats what you love, thats what you love... Those tech and engineering degrees are for a certain tyoe of person...

    But hey what do I know. I have a BS in computer science, but no I manage a gigantic, very successful restaurant right on the water in San Diego. Couldn't be happier. I use my degree every now and again for web design projects and side jobs... But these days, a degree is a degree. The fact that you have a degree from any DECENT school will get you work in most cities. Everyone in my family works outside of their degrees. My brother runs a wing od EA sports and makes Video games in Northern Virginia. He has a Political Science Degree... My father works for NOAA, and he has a political science degree. My mother runs one the county board of education in Maryland, and her degree was something completely different...

    My thing is, just go to school, any school. Learn, work hard and graduate.

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    And to the guy who started this thread:

    My advice is this: It sounds like you are looking at schools all back on the east coast. So, with that being said, you really shouldn't have too much trouble finding time for studying and school. Lets all be honest, its not like you will even have the option to surf every day. So, you just do the school thing, and if conditions are good and it breaks waist high or something, go get out for an hour... But like I said, its not like you are moving to Costa Rica for school where you will be taunted by empty barrels everytime you look out the window...

    You should be much more worried about partying and chasing girls, because all of us that have been there will tell you that those are the real obsitcles at college. Its drinking too much, staying up too late and chasing tail...

    So, pick any school by the sea. You will love it and you will not be a slacker because of the surf... Yeah, if its great out, spend as much time as you can, just make sure you are always ontop of your school work, so when the opportunity presents itself, you can charge it... But like I said, there is only good surf every so often, so I wouldn;t worry about it...

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    Ill be attending UNCW in January, its pretty hard getting in. Like 58% acceptance or something so apply early and with a strong portfolio. I applied regular decision, top 20% of my class, NHS treasurer, environmental club, varsity soccer and all kinds of **** and barely made it into the Spring Admit. Keep that in mind, hopefully you get in. Surfed wrightsville during Danny and holy s*** that was fun.

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    kdh and 'town' are about 4.5 hours from wrightsville...hatteras is another 30-45 depending on the roads

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    where you go isn't as important as what you do when you get there. I went to Salisbury and lived on campus my first year. because of that my grades sucked. Mainly from way too much partying and not going to class (there was no attendance requirements). as soon as i moved to OC, my grades got much better since all i really did was surf and study. I allowed myself to go to parties only on weekends.

    major IS important too. a general BA can help you get a a job but you need much more luck out of school to succeed that way. a more specialized technical or medical related degree pretty much guarantees you a good job. Someone also said something in an earlier thread about there being a glut of marine biologists and I agree. pay attention to your field and check the job availability nationwide. I'm guessing that a lot of 'feel good' majors like marine biology and environmental science are way over staffed already. IMO nursing or another medical major is the way to go since they are always in demand and tend to be the better paying jobs near beach towns ( I assume you want to live at the beach when you get out of school).