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原帖由 guanyeung 於 2007-11-2 08:19 AM 發表
to 若缺齋老人:
我係住係LA﹐讀緊community college
我想報math applied econ ( UCLA or UCSD )
math applied -- UCB
想問一問依我家陣GPA (3.39)夠唔夠入呢3間呢﹖﹖(未包括呢個sem)

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Hi Oldman.....first of all I am really appreciated you put together such a comprehensive overview of different universities in the States and around the world.  Please accept my kudos!  Though this thread is over 3 years old I would like to made some comment about my alma marter

I am very surprised to see that you included Brigham Young University in your overview and considered it as one of the outstanding schools.  I don't think many people outside the local Mormon communities know this school.  Though non-Mormon who know it probably through their Mormon friends or through the various school performance groups that travel around the world.

As aa proud BYU alum, let me share some more information about this school to you and other people.

BYU Provo is the largest private, religious-affiliated university in the States; it has about 28,000 full-time students; the school intends to keep the admission cap at the number and each year turn away many applicants (those Mormon live in Utah got denied from BYU normally apply to U of Utah which is BYU's arc-rival.  U of U was also founded by Brigham Young and the LDS Church but was given to the State of Utah later).

BYU-Provo is located in Provo, a town about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City.  The most well-known company in Provo is Nu-Skin; the founder is a BYU-alum and Mormon.  WordPerfect was at Provo as well but it is long gone.  If some one is into hi-end audio they must know the brand Wilson Audio, which is also located at Provo, another BYU alum.  Provo is a very quiet town as most of the residents are Mormon.  Most shops there close on Sunday to observe the Sabbath.  The school on Sunday becomes a big chapel where Mormon students have Sunday services.

No.  You don't have to join the Mormon Church and no one force you to join though your roommates, your classmates will share the gospel with you all the time.  So it is a school that is not for everyone.

Yes.  Over 90% of the student body are Mormon but there are non Mormon students in the school and there are about 150-200 Chinese students in the school all the time.  Most of the Chinese students are from China (surprise, right?  I did when I was a student there) going to graduate schools there and many of them are non-Mormon when they enter the school and remain a non-Mormon when they graduate. I guess the main reason they go to BYU because of inexpensive tuition and excellent education.

About 75% of the students speak more than 1 language.  The most popular foreign language there is Spanish and Portuguese.  It is because most of the male students and some female there served a 2-year Mormon mission.  They learn the foreign language in overseas and bring it back to the school.  There was an unofficial statistics done some time ago that the student body speak over 60 languages on the campus.  Yes.  Cantonese and Mandarin can be heard from the mouth of the blond hair and blue eyes.  I once met a white student who speaks perfect Beijing Mandarin.  He told me that he learned the accent from Chinese people in Sydney Australia where he served his mission.  However, I have never met any one who can speak perfect Cantonese without Gweilo accent.  There are also on-campus housing dedicated to foreign language speaking.  Students live there must speak the assigned language and Mandarin is one of them.

Another unique thing about this school is that there are a lot of young married students.  Usually, Mormon men turn 19 will go serve mission for 2 years.  They will put studies or work on hold and go to foreign countries and other states in America to preach the gospel.  They pay their own way for 2 years (unlike people think they receive salary from  Church).  After they complete their mission, these people will return home to continue their education / work and then get married.  Normally Mormons get married pretty young, at 22-23 and have kids at young age as well.  So, there are lot of married students at BYU.  Sometimes, these students will bring their babies to class as well; pretty interesting indeed.  Some female students go to BYU solely to find their future husband (Mormon are advised to get marry with worthy Mormon unless he/she can convert the other half to be Mormon).  The school has 2 big housing complex for married students with relatively low rent but there is a huge waiting list with normal wait time for over 1 year.

If you walk across campus, you will see some of the most beautiful women and handsome men in your life, no kidding!  There is a rumor that Playboy did a survey some time ago on high education institutes with most beautiful women and men and BYU was on the list.  I am not if it is true or just urban legend but there are some truth in it.

BYU tuition is cheap compare to other outstanding schools.  There are only 2 types of tuition, member tuition and non-member tuition.  If you are Mormon, you pay less; if you are non-Mormon you pay double of what members pay.  Not sure the most updated tuition but when I was there, I paid about US$1300 per semester and about $2200 per semester at B-School; other graduate programs tuition are about $300 cheaper; only law school and B-School charge more.  The reason for super low tuition is because the LDS Church subsidies the tuition heavily; about 70% of it.  So students both Mormon and Non-Mormon get a very good deal out of their education.

BYU is famous for its Accounting, MIS, MBA, and Law school.  Both B-School and Law School are ranked top 50 in US News and World Report year in and year out.  Its accounting is ranked top 5 and several of the accounting professors there are chair and past chair of AICPA.  Big 4 Accounting firms go to BYU every semester to recruit because of its outstanding program and student integrity.  BYU students and graduates are famous of their integrity that is why employers like to go to BYU to recruit as the percent of bad apples in the bunch is relatively small compare to other schools.  I heard that CIA like to recruit at BYU for the same reason plus the language skills students have.  Don't know very much about the Law School but one of BYU's past president Rex. Lee was the former Solicitor General (or Assistant Solicitor General?) of the country; another past president was a federal judge.  One of the famous BYU Law School graduates is Steve Young.  If you are in to American football or you are a 49er fan then you know who that guy is.  Other well-known academic program include mechanical engineering, Marriage and Family Therapy.

To be continued......






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若老乜你條帖可以咁長既?! 都2006去到2010, 的確好嘢
我都希望若老分析下介紹澳洲大學的, 不過若老無乜野講就無計...不過想請教下假如澳洲某大學畢業的會計系畢業生, 考完試有CA (aust.), 可否係香港申請PhD(accounting)?






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