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Old 03-15-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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I'm from out of state, but I'm looking into going to Dowling in the Fall. I've been looking for apartments in the area and they are insanely priced (for what i'm used to). The same apartments where i'm from would be half...or less.
Would I be able to afford a modest rent (800-1200) working 20-30 hours a week as a server? I'm making @1500 a month where I live and it isn't as well off as LI, but I don't want to get in over my head either.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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What made you decide on Dowling??
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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I hope you mean the one in Oakdale.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Why Dowling? I went there for a year and switched to a bigger school. It is very small and majors are limited. I liked it a lot, but I was a Spanish major and in the first year I was there they ran out of classes for me to take since I tested out of many classes.

Also, without a car, it is hard since it is kind of far. We took the train everywhere and just walked to the sttion when we had to, but waited for people to have a car for the weekend to go shopping. They do have a bus that drives into town and drops you off to shop.

I liked the place, the buildings, the teachers (especially philosophy dept), but unless you have a major specific to that place, maybe consider why this place vs another...........or live there in the dorms. School is right across the street and everything is kind of in the same area in the main bdg when you get over there.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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I went to Dowling. it's not bad at all.

A little pricey for what it is, but other than that if you can find a major you like, it should be fine.

$1500/month will get you nowhere in terms of renting something on LI.

I make almost exactly twice as much after taxes and I can't afford anything.

You need a roommate or two.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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Im asking because the tuition is high. Stony Brook has an excellent reputation for Science, SCC for nursing, and Hofstra. I am wondering what field they are looking into and as a pp stated the rent is very high
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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I'm from out of state, but I'm looking into going to Dowling in the Fall. I've been looking for apartments in the area and they are insanely priced (for what i'm used to). The same apartments where i'm from would be half...or less.
Would I be able to afford a modest rent (800-1200) working 20-30 hours a week as a server? I'm making @1500 a month where I live and it isn't as well off as LI, but I don't want to get in over my head either.
You will be in over your head. If you're going to spend that kind of money, I'd attend a SUNY, even with out of state tuition prices over Dowling. Hofstra is ridiculously over-priced, especially for an undergrad degree.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:51 PM
 
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Default why dowling.

I'm looking into the business dept. there. The in-state/out-of-state tuition is the same, and the sig. other's parents live in Sayville. She was looking into grad programs in the area.
The courses needed for the degree most lined up for completing my BA there, other ones i'd have to take a full semester or more of classes to complete.
Want to eventually finish my BA in business there and then go on to get an MBA. Shooting for Columbia, but I'd just like to be near that sort of corporate area. Dowling's MBA program would allow me to keep undergrad tuition rates and no enterance exam (which bothers me, but if I don't get into bigger programs it's nice to have)
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:44 AM
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I'm from out of state, but I'm looking into going to Dowling in the Fall. I've been looking for apartments in the area and they are insanely priced (for what i'm used to). The same apartments where i'm from would be half...or less.
Would I be able to afford a modest rent (800-1200) working 20-30 hours a week as a server? I'm making @1500 a month where I live and it isn't as well off as LI, but I don't want to get in over my head either.
It's not a great college. Ranked "Less Competitive" Not a good rep.
Why Dowling?
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I'm looking into the business dept. there. The in-state/out-of-state tuition is the same, and the sig. other's parents live in Sayville. She was looking into grad programs in the area.
The courses needed for the degree most lined up for completing my BA there, other ones i'd have to take a full semester or more of classes to complete.
Want to eventually finish my BA in business there and then go on to get an MBA. Shooting for Columbia, but I'd just like to be near that sort of corporate area. Dowling's MBA program would allow me to keep undergrad tuition rates and no enterance exam (which bothers me, but if I don't get into bigger programs it's nice to have)
Dowling has a terrible business program. I went there for a year and then transferred out because the program is a joke. They are not accredited either.
Don't waste your money on your undergrad or MBA at Dowling. Even employers know the place is a joke.
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