College can be a place you make friends who last a lifetime, if you put some effort in.

I wound up not liking anyone I met at the University of Tulsa. But then I had to transfer there after three semesters at a real university - Washington University in St. Louis. Imagine going from just below Ivy League to a place which, according to a Wikipedia page, has only one notable alum with a STEM degree from there, compared to dozens of alumni in areas like entertainment, business and sports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Tulsa_people

Versus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Washington_University_alumni

Open thread, Dec. 15 - Dec. 21, 2014

by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments

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