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BCGuy
05-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Which school/program would you choose? If you were looking for:
Financial Aid/Grant package (Canadian without much money)
Best value you for your money
Great Education (Pre-Law/Legal Studies)
Good honest coaching and without over-recuiting
Safe campus with good housing
Western Canadian Junior A player researching DIII programs for the 2011 season. Need some extra help with so many schools/teams to look at.

Wormser-PointRC
05-08-2010, 02:24 PM
This screams potential flame-fest.

Saints17
05-08-2010, 02:34 PM
Based on the criteria an arguement could be made for most, if not all schools in Division III.

Henry
05-08-2010, 10:09 PM
The SUNYACS give a good bang for the buck. I'm not sure how the Wisconsin State schools treat non residents. Same with the Mass. state schools. You may qualify for academic ar aid based on financial need at a private D III school. Go where you feel comfortable and try and get some independent info about the program other than the recruitment schpiel.:) ;)

joeyc3402
05-09-2010, 07:20 AM
Great Education (Pre-Law/Legal Studies)

I'd start with that. Any particular area of Law that he wants to get into? You can get pretty creative with this, like going for an engineering degree in undergrad to prep yourself for IP law.

joecct
05-09-2010, 07:05 PM
The SUNYACS give a good bang for the buck. I'm not sure how the Wisconsin State schools treat non residents. Same with the Mass. state schools. You may qualify for academic ar aid based on financial need at a private D III school. Go where you feel comfortable and try and get some independent info about the program other than the recruitment schpiel.:) ;)Mass State Schools -- if you're not from the Commonwealth, you're on your own.

Remember, D-III is based on need.
I need a goaltender
I need a defenceman
I need a forward. :) (thanks to Jack Parker)

GoBucky36
05-09-2010, 08:24 PM
For me it would be UW-River Falls. They are by far the best DIII hockey program in Wisconsin (staying in Wisconsin would be important to me as long as I could end up with a competitive hockey program), and the western part of the state is a great location. Its kind of in a central location to the twin cities (Minny/St Paul), Madison and the northwoods of Wisconsin (it would be easy to head up north for a weekend of snowmobiling, ice fishing and pond hockey in the northwoods of Wisconsin).

one_to7
05-09-2010, 08:47 PM
For me it would be UW-River Falls. <b>They are by far the best DIII hockey program in Wisconsin</b> (staying in Wisconsin would be important to me as long as I could end up with a competitive hockey program), and the western part of the state is a great location. Its kind of in a central location to the twin cities (Minny/St Paul), Madison and the northwoods of Wisconsin (it would be easy to head up north for a weekend of snowmobiling, ice fishing and pond hockey in the northwoods of Wisconsin).
I understand everything you're saying with location, but the best DIII program in Wisconsin? Er... no.

BCGuy, start with academics. Find a school with a/the program you want, as well as some versatility with other programs if interests change.

After you narrow that down, think about location, aid, quality of the hockey team etc. But the foremost thing is the education, at least in my opinion. All the rest is secondary.

collegehcky2
05-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Depending on what type of law you want to go into you don't need to look for a pre-law program. Most of the time a Public Justice or Poli Sci program can serve as a good base for going to law school for civil or criminal law. If you're looking into patent law then an engineering program is where you'll want to look. Definitely start going through some websites and look at some academic reviews, maybe try to get a list of schools you'd like to look further into then assess what you want out of it athletically.

StoutHockeyFan44
05-09-2010, 09:59 PM
For me it would be UW-River Falls. They are by far the best DIII hockey program in Wisconsin (staying in Wisconsin would be important to me as long as I could end up with a competitive hockey program), and the western part of the state is a great location. Its kind of in a central location to the twin cities (Minny/St Paul), Madison and the northwoods of Wisconsin (it would be easy to head up north for a weekend of snowmobiling, ice fishing and pond hockey in the northwoods of Wisconsin).

River Falls is not the best hockey program in Wisconsin. Location in relation to the Cities is good. But St. Norbert, Superior, Stout and Point have been the top teams to look for in recent years

gojackets
05-09-2010, 11:05 PM
The SUNYACS give a good bang for the buck. I'm not sure how the Wisconsin State schools treat non residents. Same with the Mass. state schools. You may qualify for academic ar aid based on financial need at a private D III school. Go where you feel comfortable and try and get some independent info about the program other than the recruitment schpiel.:) ;)


Superior gives most international students the TAP waiver, which covers 85% of their out of state tuition costs, meaning that they would pay a little bit more than in state tuition, but not the full out of state. I think Stevens point has a very similar program.

Matthew Webb
05-10-2010, 07:26 AM
I think Stevens point has a very similar program.

UWSP might have at some point back in the day, but not anymore -- unless it's something that has gone into place very recently, which I highly doubt.

osuhockeyfan
05-10-2010, 08:35 AM
If you're planning on going into law I'd suggest considering a school with a strong history, political science, economics or public/criminal justice program depending on what type of law you'd like to pursue. Pre-law isn't really necessary at all. In the SUNYAC I'd suggest academically Oswego, or Geneseo. Oswego has strong history, poli-sci and public justice programs, and while I think Geneseo is overrated, it is still a good academic school.

westscout
05-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Best d-3 athletic I mean academic package, SNC and Norwich, no question about it.

Westscout

GoBucky36
05-10-2010, 05:41 PM
I understand everything you're saying with location, but the best DIII program in Wisconsin? Er... no.




River Falls is not the best hockey program in Wisconsin. Location in relation to the Cities is good. But St. Norbert, Superior, Stout and Point have been the top teams to look for in recent years

Check the records from last season, UW-RF had BY FAR the best record.

one_to7
05-10-2010, 06:32 PM
Check the records from last season, UW-RF had BY FAR the best record.
http://collegehockeystats.net/0910/standings/ncham

No, no they didn't.

Over the last 5 years RF is a good team in the NCHA, but has the 3rd best overall record behind Superior and St Norbert. No one really comes close to St Norbert for best DIII program in wisconsin.

Despite being a top 3 NCHA team in those 5 years, the falcons have one regular season and zero playoff titles. They've lost in the opening round twice, lost in the semifinals twice, and the closest they've come to a playoff title is losing 7-1 in this year's championship game.

They did make the NCAA tournament in 2007 after winning the regular season title and crashing out in the NCHA semifinals. They then promptly lost at home to Bethel in the first round of the NCAA's.

Over the same time period, St. Norbert has gone to the NCAA's four times, made the title game three times, and won a national championship. They also have the best overall record in the NCHA.

SNC SID could probably list a dozen other accomplishments SNC has made just in the last 5 years, but I'm lazier. Plus there's hockey on tv, so I'm going to stop here. But suffice to say that River Falls wasn't the best team in the NCHA last year, nor have they been over the last few years.

norm1909
05-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Check the records from last season, UW-RF had BY FAR the best record.

I assume you are referring only to NCHA schools (http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0910/standings/ncham) within the University of Wisconsin System (http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/studentlife/sportbysport.asp#Hockey (Men)).

one_to7
05-10-2010, 06:55 PM
I assume you are referring only to DIII schools within the University of Wisconsin System (http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/studentlife/sportbysport.asp#Hockey (Men)).
Could be. But that's not what he wrote.

Nor is it true for the last 5 years (or longer.)

AVFC
05-10-2010, 07:15 PM
I would start by finding the best academic fits. This requires some research with the college guides (i.e. US News and World Report, Princeton Review, yadda). These should give you a pretty good idea about the grades and test scores the various schools are generally looking for.

In terms of getting into law school, you can major in just about anything. The traditional majors (political science, history, economics) are still popular, but you will also come across plenty of students who majored in the hard sciences, engineering and even the fine arts. The schools care more about how rigorous your undergraduate education was (or how rigorous you made it) than what you specifically studied. The law school admissions test focuses almost exclusively on reasoning, logic and reading comprehension. It does not test you on your recall of specific information. Math is actually a very good undergraduate major for potential law students.

In terms of financial aid, I think you need to shop around and contact a lot of different schools. The key is to be proactive, start early and stay on top of things. Look in both the East and West, at big schools and small schools, at state schools and private schools. I am guessing that if you see a lot of canucks on a team's roster, they probably have a pretty good international student aid program. That most certainly is not intended as a snarky remark.

Good luck with the search.

bearsFan93
05-10-2010, 08:35 PM
Colby College