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18 / M / AMERICA
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So I've got one more year of high school and then I'm free to pursue my higher levels of education and whatnot, and it's got me wondering where my fellow anime lovers attend. I go to an extremely small high school but I'm planning on going to a larger university for diversity and all that nonsense. What university/college do you go to and do you enjoy it? Are there a lot of people who share your interests? And by "share your interests" I mean are total nerds, of course.
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I go to University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. There aren't all that many people that I know of that share my interests, but there areanime and game clubs. I find it hard to actually bring myself to go to their meetings, though. The anime club watches all of their shows in English Dub, which I really prefer not to (also I almost never show interest in many of the shows they vote to watch) and the game club only plays board games, like Duneons and Dragons and Munchkin and whatnot. Not my cup of tea.
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I attend the University of Texas at Austin. As a Computer Science major, I have run into quite a few anime fans, but they aren't particularly easy to find. You essentially have to bring up anime in a conversation (or in my case, some people noticed my desktop background), and then fellow anime fans will occasionally speak up. We do have an anime club that I have never personally attended, but it looks pretty great. I think I will join at the start of the fall semester. Information here: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~anime/

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I forgot to mention the academics. So far, I've really enjoyed almost every class I've taken at this University (which is surprising because I've taken mostly general education courses like History, English, etc). The history professor I had (Professor Brands, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HW_Brands) was simply phenomenal. As someone who didn't care for history one bit in high school, I found myself excited to attend US History every Monday and Wednesday. Every lecture was extremely interesting, and he would answer questions asked by students (such as one about the fiscal cliff near the end of 2012) with great depth, occasionally using the entire class to discuss the issue.

Other than History, I've also enjoyed most of my other classes. Each professor is extremely knowledgeable and open to questions. They all have incredibly useful office hours (especially useful when writing that long essay near the end of a semester). Academically, I can't imagine that even the Ivy Leagues beat us by much. In fact, we were apparently ranked as the 26th best University in the world by some organization ( http://www.utexas.edu/news/2013/07/09/new-rankings-put-ut-austin-among-top-world-universities-best-buys-in-higher-ed/ )
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I didn't enjoy it one bit. I went to one in Sydney.

1st beef: They didn't put science classes in one spot, they have to put Chemistry labs at one end and Biology labs at another end... so you're forced to walk 2km back and forth each time you have both classes in one day.

2nd beef: The male lecturers, 90% of the time, have boring dull husky voice. I always fell asleep during those lectures. I fell asleep for a good 10 minutes. So I quit going to lectures altogether, unless it was a female lecturer.
I have a sensitive hearing, I like hearing bright enthusiastic voices.

3rd beef: The students in the science department were mostly socially inept or something.

There were so many times I considered dropping out, but somehow I made through it. Even though the way things were taught didn't suit my learning needs at all.
I prefer reading things myself, rather than listen to someone explain about it.
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I go to a local college. I figured it would work for now till I truely know what I want to do or pursue. I plan on possibly having to move in the future due to what major I may choose. I do enjoy my college its a private college and the cost is a bit high but you don't have to pay for books so thats a plus. You only have to pay for books if you have a class were you need a certain workbook to write in or if you decide to take one of their hybrid classesor online classes. Because its a private type college most of the time you have small classes. Sometimes your classes are only 7 to 10 people, but Ive had some with 30 because the teachers popular with the students. As far as people go....I get along well with them because they want the same thing I do, which is a peaceful learning enviroment. Sometimes I find it that alot of the time people stay to themselves which can get boring at times. The current class Im in is small and the teacher makes us enteract alot so its laid back and pretty fun at times, because we get in a group and talk about what we are going over in class and we all have an input. lol lets just say its different. I will switch after a while but right now Im enjoying the learning environment.
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23 / M / Guadalajara, Mexico
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I'm currently attending the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO) in Mexico and I'm getting my major in Chemical Engineering ending this year, It's a tough major but really worth it. Regarding interests I have found people who enjoy anime like me, that recommend me new anime and vice versa.
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I go to Penn State, and I enjoy it as much as one could enjoy a dead-end job. I have never met anybody here who shares a particular interest of mine.
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34 / M / OK, USA
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I went to Missouri Southern State College (now calling itself a university), mostly because of a scholarship I was offered to go there. It's kind of on the smaller side for a full-term college, but bigger than schools that only offer associate's degrees and such.

I enjoyed it, thanks in part to friends and a few interesting classes, and I overloaded on classes to get out faster so I didn't have time to get bored with it. None of my friends there were into anime - they found it pretty odd when they saw me watching it, in fact. But we still shared other interests, like games and sci-fi, and were all pretty nerdy.
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I'm working on a PhD in neuropharmacology at Mercer College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta, GA. I like it a lot.
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lordseth23 wrote:

I go to Penn State, and I enjoy it as much as one could enjoy a dead-end job. I have never met anybody here who shares a particular interest of mine.


Which Penn State O.o!! Main campus!?




I got to PENN STATE WHOOOOOOO. Have to much fun.....If im not trying to hide from my friends to watch anime Im out partying....;[ but All I really want to do is love my anime T>T
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i go to ITESM, tec de monterrey, anyone?
I'm studying psychology and they're all weirdos lol, including me
in the first semester i had to deal with 2 weird stalkers
hmmm but it's fun, yes theres diversity but not too much. it ends up being all about girls that like pretending to be fashionistas, girls and guys that dont care and "quality" (in their own world) guys
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20 / Texas
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University of Texas at Dallas for Computer Science. My school is full of nerds, and I've met plenty of anime fans. My first year was in a dorm hall with only CS majors, and we all had things in common. All were internet and video game addicts. Some were anime fans too, but we mainly watched Doctor Who. And because it's such a small school, I run into the same people all the time!
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I'm over at Sam Houston State over in Huntsville Texas. It's not a bad school. Great if you wanna be a CJ major
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18 / F / HK
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I think im going to the University of British Columbia
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22 / M / Northwest
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University of Portland!!
There aren't as many anime fans that I know of but I have a group of friends that share my same interests. Also I am introducing anime to my friends all the time. I wish my school had a larger starcraft community, since LoL is currently dominating the campus.
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