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Washington and Lee University

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Date: Nov 20 2003
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
I am very proud of being from W&L. I triple-majored there in Physics/Mathematics/Physics-Engineering, not because I was smart, but because I was supported in the endeavor by the faculty and my prospective employer. I had constant encouragement, and experienced some of the toughest classes I have ever taken. Sometimes I didn't make the A that my professors said that I was capable of doing. However, I always learned, even from failure - W&L was not going to let me fail and walk away empty. W&L was not about grades, it was about getting as much knowledge as possible, and learning to grow as a human being. From fraternity parties and the independent social scene, roadtrips over the mountains, and heated discussions in the library, I learned to go through life not as an observer but as a participant. If anyone could've been the biggest geek in the world, it was me, having taken just about every science and math course offered. Yet I was encouraged to pursue writing, even co-editing the studen literary magazine. I took history and politics. Two friends and I hosted a popular campus radio show. I'm still a geek, but I'm a popular, well-read, and outgoing geek. I have reaped the great rewards that a liberal arts education is supposed to bestow upon the student. W&L is a private school, and, in some quarters, has a reputation for being a snob school. I came to W&L from a public school system. There was never a time when I couldn't be viewed as a peer. I simply can't say enough positive about my time at W&L.
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