Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

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Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

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Since it's late enough in the year, I would like to present the annual "where are you going to college next year" thread for prospective members of the class of 2020. As the staff of the board have noted in previous years, the purpose of the thread is to give answers such as "I am going to [insert non-hypothetical college x here] and will be playing quizbowl there." It is not to humblebrag, hem, request help on your decision or anything like that.

Hope to see some of you at college tournaments in the near future!
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I will be going to Adelphi University (on Long Island) next year, where I intend to start a quizbowl team, provided I have time.
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I'll be going to NYU. I'll probably at least play D2 or some stuff up to regs level if time permits.
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I'll be attending Penn State. Definitely looking forward to joining the team.
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I'll be back off my Israeli gap year, taking my talents to Carleton College to join the team there (notable in not being anything like Miami).
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I'll be going to Caltech (I like to think my science tournament in Feynman's honor helped) in sunny Pasadena, California. I look forward to doing as much with the quizbowl team there and the circuit in SoCal as possible.
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I'll be attending the University of Delaware. I intend to play quizbowl there.
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I will be attending Carleton College and hope to keep playing there!
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I am going to MIT and will try to play / staff if time permits.
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Some Missouri student notes: Parth Parikh of Hannibal will be attending Vanderbilt University next fall. His teammate Tim Quintanilla is attending Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN.
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I will be attending UC Berkeley and I plan on playing.
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I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
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I will be going to Brown in the fall and hope to play/staff.
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I'm going to Vandy and also hope to play/staff.
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I'll be at UIUC for the next couple of years and playing games there.
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Rut Hillarp wrote:I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
There hasn't been a team at Swarthmore for a while, but that being said, if anyone else is out there, let us know and the PA quizbowl community is happy to help revive one there or at any other of the many SLACs in the state that used to have clubs!
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I'll be going to Stanford, and hope to continue playing there.
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So from asking around today, I noted that Stefan D'Sa is headed to Yale and Anthony Stoner is headed to Notre Dame. Several players in our NAQT State field are graduating and attending in-state schools.
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I will be attending Harvard and hope to play and staff tournaments there and back home during breaks.
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randomguy1997 wrote:I will be attending Harvard and hope to play and staff tournaments there and back home during breaks.
That's great news! If you'd like to reach out and get some information about the club, I'd be happy to answer questions by PM or email. More generally, I'd be happy to do this for anyone attending next year, or even just applying--and double more generally (to stay relevant), I'm sure this is true for club leadership at all the extant clubs people are discussing.
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I will be attending Auburn University next year, and attempting to revive the quizbowl program there a bit. I know of at least one other person there who has an interest in playing next year. If you or anyone else you know is attending, please feel free to contact me.
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Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.

Wallace State is going to have one seriously dangerous Community College team for the next two years.
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quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
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i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
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Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I know MSU's QuizBusters show used to offer scholarships to each season's winning team. I don't know of anyone who ended up taking said scholarships, though.
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Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I know MSU's QuizBusters show used to offer scholarships to each season's winning team. I don't know of anyone who ended up taking said scholarships, though.
As far as I knew, it still existed while I was there, but I didn't knowingly meet anybody who had one of them. Also, the amount is certainly less than the literally life-changing opportunity from the other scholarship.
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Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I'd also like to endorse this scholarship. 5 members of our team last year won the scholarship so there is definitely a correlation between quizbowl and scholarship success. If any prospective Spartans have questions about the test, feel free to PM me.
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For what it's worth, the teams in the Alabama College Bowl League (the JUCO league in the state) all offer scholarships to play for their teams. In fact, that's how I paid for college back in my day.

It's sad that this is the exception. Imagine a world where colleges all valued this game and offered lucrative scholarships and incentives to the best players to come play for them....
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I got off the waitlist, so I'm now going to Pomona College in the fall. I hope to play/staff with the Claremont Colleges team. Is anyone else going to Claremont next year?
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I will be joining the quiz bowl program at West Point next year.
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Imma be playing at Rutgers. Not sure to what extent but definitely stuff like ACF Fall and SCTs.
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Going to Dartmouth next year. I will play only if I have teammates.
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Neggman wrote:Imma be playing at Rutgers. Not sure to what extent but definitely stuff like ACF Fall and SCTs.
David has been SO excited about this
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I'm going to Purdue next year. It doesn't look like they were that active last year but I'd definitely be interested in playing some novice tournaments next year.
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I'm going to Truman State and am thinking about playing
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I'll be attending Washington University in St Louis next year and will consider playing.
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