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Old 01-28-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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I just transferred from SUNY Old Westbury to CUNY Baruch College. I was accepted into Stony Brook, Purchase, Albany, Binghamton, Montclair State in New Jersey. I was looking into New Jersey because it is just some place totally different and the business program is good. But with the economy and everything I think its good to go to a cheap place. Baruch is supposed to be great. But most people think CUNY sucks. Do you think I made the right move?
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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I just transferred from SUNY Old Westbury to CUNY Baruch College. I was accepted into Stony Brook, Purchase, Albany, Binghamton, Montclair State in New Jersey. I was looking into New Jersey because it is just some place totally different and the business program is good. But with the economy and everything I think its good to go to a cheap place. Baruch is supposed to be great. But most people think CUNY sucks. Do you think I made the right move?
Baruch is solid. CUNY and SUNY can be great if you make the most of the opportunities, you can definitely get a lot of bang for your buck. For business program locally your not gonna find too many schools better than Baruch.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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But you think Baruch is better than the schools I mentioned to you? I mean a place like Albany or Binghamton is supposed to be good. Baruch has to be better than a school like Old Westbury, Purchase or something like that right? I was doing 5 classes last spring at Old Westbury and I thought it was a joke. And took both Macro and Micro econ at the same time back to back as a freshman.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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But you think Baruch is better than the schools I mentioned to you? I mean a place like Albany or Binghamton is supposed to be good. Baruch has to be better than a school like Old Westbury, Purchase or something like that right? I was doing 5 classes last spring at Old Westbury and I thought it was a joke. And took both Macro and Micro econ at the same time back to back as a freshman.
Old West is not considered one of the better SUNY's so yeah any of the schools you mentioned would be an upgrade. Out of the SUNY's you mentioned Stony and Bingo are considered the two better ones, but it depends what you plan on studying honestly. For sciences and engineering Stony has a very good rep, but in pretty much everything else Bingo is considered the better school. Purchase is known for their arts programs. I've also heard Albany has some good programs like pre-law. But if you want to study business Baruch has the best rep and best business program out of the schools you mentioned. I've heard different things about Montclair but I doubt it's much better than Stony, Bingo, Albany or Baruch plus you would probably pay more.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I noticed you kept out Buffalo. Any reason?
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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Yeah Buffalo seems to far away like another world. Binghamton and Albany to. But you think for Accounting that Baruch is the top choice?
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Yeah Buffalo seems to far away like another world. Binghamton and Albany to. But you think for Accounting that Baruch is the top choice?
For Accounting it's probably close between Bingo and Baruch. I don't think it's a huge difference if there is one.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Baruch is part of CUNY. I know most people don't think very highly of CUNY. However, Baruch & Queens are the exception to the rule, I think. I think John Jay is also supposed to be pretty good. Not sure though. I live in the Bronx and I know Lehman is okay, but it's a backup just in case you get into a better school. I have friends who go to Pace & Manhattan College. But I think Baruch is harder than the both of them. Baruch is much more selective. I think private schools are going to see a decline in the enrollment with the bad economy. Kids who's parents lost their jobs are going to start applying to places like Baruch instead of NYU & Columbia. The quality of education is still there without the high sticker price.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Baruch is part of CUNY. I know most people don't think very highly of CUNY. However, Baruch & Queens are the exception to the rule, I think. I think John Jay is also supposed to be pretty good. Not sure though. I live in the Bronx and I know Lehman is okay, but it's a backup just in case you get into a better school. I have friends who go to Pace & Manhattan College. But I think Baruch is harder than the both of them. Baruch is much more selective. I think private schools are going to see a decline in the enrollment with the bad economy. Kids who's parents lost their jobs are going to start applying to places like Baruch instead of NYU & Columbia. The quality of education is still there without the high sticker price.
Too many of us make the mistake of going by school ratings, or how other people think of a school. You should consider what schools are a good fit for you, and what schools will give you the skills to succeed. And, yes, if affordability is a consideration for you, then by all means, consider it.

I went to Baruch grad (MPA). I got the best bang for the buck. The best professors/tops in their field at an affordable price, and an easy commute from work. It was perfect for me. Bit I say once again, look at the areas that I described, compare all the schools and see if it is a good fit for you.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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Default Baruch Graduate

Well, I'm a little bias on this topic, since I am a Baruch Graduate '90. Whenever I mention to someone about my alma mater....I hear nothing but good things about Baruch. I can say that it was a quality education at a great Value! Good Luck
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