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The school that I am comparing Georgia Southern to is the school that I, if all goes as planned, will to transfer to in the fall of my junior year, the University of Washington in Seattle. At Georgia Southern, I need 120 hours to graduate; however at the University of Washington I will need 180. The University of Washington is on a quarterly schedule, unlike Southern, which has a semester schedule. This means that I would take three sets of classes a year (summer break is considered “summer quarter”). Generally, this means that I m taking two basic academic classes worth five credits, and then one other class between two to five credits. All told, a conservative estimate says that I would take 40 hours in a year at Washington, while I would only take 30 at Georgia Southern. The difference in classes also leads to a different variety in classes that you take. At Georgia Southern, your schedule is more rigid and more time is spent in class (five or six classes at Southern, only three at Washington), but you also take a harder course load for those three classes that you are taking.

I plan on transferring to the University of Washington for two main reasons: because Washington is a better school than Georgia Southern is and because I hate the South. Washington has four programs ranked in the Top 25 nationally in their school of business alone and is a top tier state university. Georgia Southern, while improving, does not have the nominal muster that Washington has. Secondly, I really truly do hate the South. I am a city boy who has been stuck in the rich, white suburbs of Atlanta for more or less my entire life. I am tired of the hypocrisy surrounding freedom of religion, freedom of speech and in general the radical and righteous Right that has come to dominate daily life in this area. The problem was bad in suburban Atlanta, but down here, I have seen these problems completely exacerbated. Blatant racism and political chastising is not only apparent in the natives of Statesboro, it is also abundant. Tolerance and racial equality are frowned upon as if we have been transported back to the year 1950. As a white male, I have no problem making friends with many of them. However, when one goes beyond the personality façade of most and into their core values, you find that many people who call the ‘Boro home seem as if the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were forced upon them and were never fully accepted by the population. This belief is a widespread cultural one and one I cannot stand for. I cannot imagine graduating from or living in a place like this for much longer, and while I will miss some things and some people, I am excited to leave this place for greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest.

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