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Old 05-12-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm currently looking at transferring to college in NYC.

Does anyone have any opinions on what colleges would be good choices?

I'm looking for a school that would be a really good area in New York (specifically Manhattan)... My area of study would be liberal arts/business.

Some college's that I've been looking at our Marymount, Hunter, NYU, St Johns....

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Marymount is pretty overpriced for the education you get. St. Johns is in Queens. Baruch is the best CUNY school for business; Hunter is more for LA. Fordham is good. Eugene Lang of The New School is very good for LA. No idea how your grades are, but if they're exceptional Columbia is awesome.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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Columbia, NYU, Fordham, New School, FIT, Pace, Saint John's.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:16 AM
 
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I go to Marymount, it's alright.
It's cheaper than the other private colleges here (off the top of my head I think it's something like $30,000 a year)
and it's really easy (I did more and harder work as a second semester senior in my high school overall than I have done so far at Marymount)
but most of the professors know what they're talking about and I feel like I've actually learned quite a bit.

The business program is pretty good and and a few others are as well, but it's mostly performing arts majors. I hear the visual arts program is pretty bad though.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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I go to Marymount, it's alright.
It's cheaper than the other private colleges here (off the top of my head I think it's something like $30,000 a year)
and it's really easy (I did more and harder work as a second semester senior in my high school overall than I have done so far at Marymount)
but most of the professors know what they're talking about and I feel like I've actually learned quite a bit.

The business program is pretty good and and a few others are as well, but it's mostly performing arts majors. I hear the visual arts program is pretty bad though.
NYU & Fordham are in the $30Ks as well and I'd place them well above Marymount.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Baruch hands down. It's known as one of the best business school in the country, but it does have a strong liberal arts program as well. It's part of the City University of New York. It costs $4600 a year! You can't go wrong w/ it. It's reputation is national!
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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Colombia, NYU, and Fordham..if you can afford it
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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I went to Columbia. It's all smoke and mirrors and I came out with 80,000 of debt that I will be paying over the next 25 years consolidated. I work as a college advisor in a high school. No matter what college you go to it's hard to get a job these days that much is true. However, at least if you go to Baruch, which has a great rep you will come out debt free or with very little debt. It's hard to start your life with debt. It feels like a ball and chain around your leg.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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I went to Columbia. It's all smoke and mirrors and I came out with 80,000 of debt that I will be paying over the next 25 years consolidated. I work as a college advisor in a high school. No matter what college you go to it's hard to get a job these days that much is true. However, at least if you go to Baruch, which has a great rep you will come out debt free or with very little debt. It's hard to start your life with debt. It feels like a ball and chain around your leg.
I don't think your situation is the norm. What was your major? Of course if you major in something not in high demand or with no specific career route you're going to have a harder time getting a job. Everyone I know who has graduated from Columbia either got a job in their field fairly quickly or went to grad school.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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York College is considered the best in the state
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