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  • Princeton University
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  • University of Notre Dame
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yale University
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  • California Institute Technology
  • University of California-Irvine
  • Northwestern University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Inst & State University
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  • Massachusetts Inst of Technology
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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Inst
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    Best Universities...IF u Join Here ur Life is Settled....

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    1 Massachusetts Inst of Technology
    2 Stanford University
    3 University of California-Berkeley
    4 California Institute Technology
    5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    6 Georgia Institute of Technology
    7 University of Michigan
    8 Cornell University
    9 Carnegie Mellon University
    10 University of Texas at Austin
    11 Purdue University
    12 University of California- San Diego
    13 University of California- Los Angeles
    14 Texas A&M University
    15 Princeton University
    16 Pennsylvania State University
    17 University of Wisconsin-Madison
    18 University of Maryland College Park
    19 Harvard University
    20 University of California-Santa Barbara
    21 University of Southern California
    22 University of Minnesota
    23 Northwestern University
    24 Johns Hopkins University
    25 Virginia Polytech Inst & State University
    26 Ohio State University
    27 University of Virginia
    28 Columbia University (FU)
    29 University of Pennsylvania
    30 Duke University
    31 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
    32 North Carolina State University
    33 Rice University
    34 University of Washington
    35 University of Florida
    36 University of California-Davis
    37 Washington University -St. Louis
    38 Yale University
    39 University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    40 Michigan State University
    41 Iowa State University
    42 University of Arizona
    43 University of California-Irvine
    44 University of Colorado-Boulder
    45 Case Western Reserve University
    46 Rutgers State University-New Brunswick
    47 University of Notre Dame
    48 Lehigh university
    49 Northeastern University
    50 University of Rochester
    51 University of Delaware
    52 University of Iowa
    53 Brown University
    54 Arizona State University
    55 Drexel University

    These ranking has been compiled by graduateshotline using various resources on internet,comments by current students, NRC rankings etc. Importance has been given to funding, placements, research.

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    If you don't have to much programing knowledge, but you still want to have fun with a friend if yours and his computer you can do this quick, simple and funny prank.Basically you will learn how to set the computer to shut down if someone click on an icon.So let's see how to do this, because you don't need to be a nerd to to this.The fun part is that you can even fool a nerd for some time with this ..

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    So you've decided to go to college, and not any college you want the best college, for the best education.TopUniversities website every year make a top with the best 200 universities around the world.Tihs rankings can help you identify possible study destinations - click through to each university to see their profile.You can view the top, and choose what's best for you.

    The first three universities are :

    1.Harvard University
    2.University of Cambridge
    3.University of Oxford.

    See the rest of the top at TopUniversities. - The link is for 2006 rankings.

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    A myth is a story told by other people about something.The popularity of online degree programs continues to grow, but some people still hesitate to enroll. Don't let one of these myths about online education stop you from getting a degree, because that might be the perfect match for your future happiness and success.

    MYTH 1 ~ Online college is easy and anybody can earn a degree online

    Many people look at online learning as a game, and they think that is eay.In fact it's not that easy.Since much of the work with online courses is completed independently, students need to be disciplined.You have to plan your time wisely and stay motivated if you want to accomplish something.Online courses may give you more flexibility than traditional classes, but they require just as much work.

    MYTH 2 ~ Employers don't take online degrees seriously.

    I want to ask you a question first.If you think that online degrees are not something serios why Harvard, Stanford and other prestigious schools have online learning programs ? Just to be in fashion ? I don't think so.More and more people earn a degree online.A 2005 survey shows that 85 percent of employers find online degrees to be more acceptable than they were five years before. Earning an online degree can also show employers that you are motivated and disciplined to work.As more and more universities offer online degree programs, more employers will recognize and embrace someone who got their degree online.And let's don't forget that we live in a world where the internet is bigger and bigger everyday.

    MYTH 3 ~ Online learning students do less work than traditional students

    If they have more free time that doesn't mean that they do less work than traditional students.The secret is that they have flexibility and can do their work whenever they want.Consider the interruptions in a traditional school day: breaks, transition periods, busy work, waiting for other students to catch up, teachers trying to quiet down the class. If there were some way to take out those interruptions and just let students focus on their work, they'd probably finish in about the same time it takes online learners to complete their assignments.But let's dont forget that online courses are more t ime-consuming, because you have to spend time trying to understand the course.

    MYTH 4 ~ Teachers give students less attention online.

    Because is an online learning environment students have forums and groups where they could ask questions.In a traditional learning environment students can ask questions only when they are in class, so there is a limited amount of time.Online you can ask as many questions you want, and receive answers anytime without beeing limited by the amount of time.In fact, online learning will likely demand more instructional time and commitment than do conventional colleges. Courses designed for delivery online require considerable instructor involvement to simulate the interactivity of a classroom. Teachers devote time to e-mails, monitoring of discussion groups and other contact with students.Students usually get personalized feedback from their professors. Like any educational environment, students must make an effort to work closely with their professors.

    MYTH 5 ~ You must be a computer expert to take online courses

    This myth can make a lot of people to don't even try to take an online course.In fact you must have a basic understanding of how to work a computer to get started with online courses, you don't need to be a tech prodigy to succeed.Anybody who can do e-mail can do online courses. It's not too difficult to figure out.If you already surf the internet you have what you need for an online course.

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    I want to say that I love the idea behind this article.I think that you've already understand from title that school is not necessary for success.These self-made billionaires suggest that talent, attitude, hard work, and lots of luck seem to be the vital ingredients of success.I also know a lot of stories that prove this, and I know that if you really want something you can get it without degrees.

    .Now let's see some self-made billionaires who dropped out of school, who are my favourites.

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is the richest man in the world. His current net worth is approximately $50 billion (at one point, before the Internet bubble burst, he was worth over $100 billion, making him the world’s first centibillionaire!) Bill Gates is probably also the world’s most famous college drop-out. Gates dropped out of Harvard to work on his start-up company, then called Micro-Soft in 1975, when he was just 19 years old. Under his shrewd (though other people may call it predatory and unlawful) business practices, Gates grew Microsoft into a behemoth (and depending on your point of view, hated) corporation. Gates left day-to-day operations at Microsoft to devote more time into philantrophic endeavor, namely the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is currently the second largest charitable foundation in the world.

    steve jobs

    Steve Jobs is synonymous with Apple, the computer company that he founded, lost, and then regained. The history (or drama, if you want to call it that) of Steve Jobs as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur is too long to list in details. (Okay, let’s list two: he built "blue boxes" or hacking devices that allowed people to get illegal free long distance phone calls which he then used to prank call the Pope and he once backpacked around India in search of philosophical enlightenment and came back with a bald head, and wearing traditional Indian clothing). Suffice it to say, this hacker turned billionaire did well for himself, despite having dropped out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon after only one semester. Steve Jobs’ wealth is valued at $4.4 billion.

    michael dell

    At the age of 15, Michael Dell took a brand new Apple II computer apart and rebuilt it just to see if he could - this turned out to foreshadow how Dell made his billions: by building PCs. After high school (with a lackluster record, "he’ll never go anywhere in life," said one of his teachers), Dell attended the University of Texas at Austin. In his dorm, he started to custom-build and sell computers. Dell’s computer business actually was so successful that at the age of 19 he dropped out of college to run the business full-time. For not having a college degree, Dell did okay - his current net worth of $15.5 billion made him the 9th richest man in the United States.

    ralph lauren

    Before he was a famous fashion designer, Ralph Lauren grew up in the Bronx and worked after school to earn money to buy stylish suits (he was trendy, even at a young age!) Actually, his story goes back earlier than that: Ralph was actually born as a son to a Jewish house painter. His birth name was Ralph Lifschitz. At 16, Ralph and his brothers changed their last names to Lauren - although some say that he was denying his Jewish heritage, Ralph considered it necessary for success. Ralph Lauren went to the City College of New York studying business, but dropped out after two years. After a stint in the Army, he worked for Brooks Brothers as a salesman and created the label Polo, then a necktie business. Ralph never attended fashion school, which didn’t hurt him any. He’s now worth $3.6 billion and that’s a lot of neckties.

    These are 4 of my favourites, and I'm so glad to hear stories like these they gave me a lot of hope.If you enjoyed my short list, there are 21 self-made billionaires who dropped out of school.

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    Some started out as correspondence schools advertised on the backs of matchbooks.But with time degree mills evolved, they found new ways to advertise.The next step was beautiful adverts in newspapers, magazines and flashy television commercials.Diploma mills have become more prosperous because modern technology is becoming increasingly available to the general public, home copiers and printers can produce professional-looking degrees and documentation, operators vigorously advertise their programs, and the Internet has made it easy to recruit "students".Since this "business" moved online the diploma mill industry has been able to generate hundreds of millions of dollars.

    So What are Diploma Mills or Degree Mills ?

    Diploma mill: An institution of higher education operating without supervision of a state or professional agency and granting diplomas which are either fraudulent.Diploma mills are universities who sell pieces of paper called diplomas that are worthless. The degrees mean nothing. Many diploma mills will simply hand you a diploma in exchange for a sum of money without ever asking you to do any work. A few will require an essay. These fraudulent institutions are notorious for scamming people by sending them convincing brochures filled with fake statistics and pictures. In actuality, most diploma mills are no more than some con-artist running a scam out of the computer of his one bedroom apartment. A few may even have a day job.

    Degrees and certificates obtained from a "Diploma Mill" are frequently not recognized by other schools or by potential employers, all these because they don't have accreditation.Accreditation is an important factor in the public perception and actual legitimacy of a higher education institution. This process, quite simply, is a validation that a school's faculty, curriculum, and supporting facilities are worthy of awarding diplomas in certain areas of study.Legitimate distance-learning providers are recognized in the countries where they are located, and their status can be verified by contacting the relevant educational authorities.

    How this "business" works ?

    First the scammer choose a name to sound confusingly similar to those of prestigious, accredited academic institutions. The second step is to purchase a domain.In these days anybody can buy a domain and pay someone to make a beautiful website.The Internet is a great way for diploma mills to reach potential customers all around the world, because it’s cheap and anonymous. They can open up shop virtually anywhere. People are attracted by promises of the improved job prospects that an academic degree can offer, as well as increased social standing and prestige.Now that the only thing they need is accreditation, that is resolved with a simple trick.The trick here is that are indeed "accredited" but by unrecognized official-sounding agencies bogus accrediting agencies that they themselves have created.This way they can advertise as being "nationally accredited" or "accredited worldwide."

    Now that everything is "Ok" they begin to find clients.And what is the best way to find clients ?

    Advertising !!!

    The mills use photographs of other buildings in advertisements. Most have P.O. Boxes or "Suite" mailing addresses. They advertise low fees, large degrees, little effort, complete facilities, accredited faculty, and the authority to grant degrees. Tuition is almost nonexistent except for the "all-in-one" fee for the diploma.With these methods they make people more confuse, and finally some of them will pay for a false degree.There are online schools that will give anyone who can pay the tuition a diploma without teaching the information needed to survive in the job market.Some may even advertise services for transcript notation and diploma verification in order to seem more legitimate.

    A whole range of different diplomas and degrees are offered through the Internet. The vast majority of them follow the Anglo-Saxon model, with names like Bachelor of Arts/Science, Master of Arts/Science, and PhD, but there is almost no limit to what you can order as long as you’re willing to pay for it. You simply choose whatever diploma, degree or title you want, decide whether you want a transcript included, what level of distinction you want (e.g. cum laude), then you make the payment, and the documents are delivered only a few days later.

    It is difficult to prove fraud. These operations immunize themselves from prosecution is by constantly acknowledging that they are diploma mills. These organizations do not obtain money under false pretenses by misleading "students" about what they are getting. The buyer knows they had done no real work. Often they know they had purchased a fraudulent product. The school usually admits up front that they are unaccredited. They give you everything promised.And all these are possible because in many states the law about degree mills is not clear.

    Why Degree Mills Work ?

    The people buying these degrees are buying them for a purpose, either to get a promotion, change jobs, or to change careers. In many cases, they knowingly purchased the product, even though it was bogus. Buyers who utilize these degrees fall into two categories: Uninformed people who think the degrees came from legitimate sources, or people who knowingly and explicitly purchase fraudulent degrees. They may do so for more recognition or fame, pay increases, job promotions, and personal gain. Those who are uninformed and later discover the degrees are fraudulent are usually too embarrassed at their mistake to go public. Often, those who buy diplomas read about them in newspapers or magazines, or search for them on the Internet.

    Degree mills thrive primarily because


    • Holders of the fraudulent diplomas are ashamed of their mistake and don’t complain or are scared of being exposed.
    • Word spreads quickly because of the cheap prices of degrees.
    • Laws are too lax in some states.
    • If legal pressure is applied, degree mill operators move to other states with less strict laws.
    • The prestige of American degrees are bait for foreigners.
    • Mills are ignored by responsible accreditation agencies, government, and reputable institutions of higher learning.
    • Media and law enforcement are disinterested in mills because there is no legislation specifically pertaining to mill operations.

    How you can recognize a "Diploma Mill" ?

    These are the most common characteristics of a Diploma Mill.If you spot any of this signs you should investigate if this is a real school or just another Diploma Mill that want to fool you and take your money.

    • Make degrees, diplomas, and certificates available for purchase
    • Claim accreditation but show no proof of having been accredited by a genuine accreditation organization
    • Make degrees, diplomas, and certificates available in an extremely short period of time
    • Make degrees, diplomas, and certificates available through resume review only
    • Offer education, degrees, diploma, and certificates at a suspiciously low cost
    • Offer no information about location or faculty
    • Make claims and assert facts and statistics for which there is no proof

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