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Old 05-14-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Honesdale, PA
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I am a senior in High School, I moved from Long Island to PA in May 06, but I want to go back to Long Island. I really didn't get to look into many schools, but I know I feel I was just want to see what experiences others have with the colleges. I am looking to major in Business Education or maybe Information Systems or something similar to Information Systems. I might stay in Pa for College though for in-state tuition. Would moving back to long island after college be a smart move? I know how the housing prices are dropping and rent is high. Taxes are high. But I loved the area, I was in Mastic. (I know many people downed it, but I liked it, I also like bellport/east patchogue(brother lives there now)).

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J.Michael
An ex-long islander
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I am a senior in High School, I moved from Long Island to PA in May 06, but I want to go back to Long Island. I really didn't get to look into many schools, but I know I feel I was just want to see what experiences others have with the colleges. I am looking to major in Business Education or maybe Information Systems or something similar to Information Systems. I might stay in Pa for College though for in-state tuition. Would moving back to long island after college be a smart move? I know how the housing prices are dropping and rent is high. Taxes are high. But I loved the area, I was in Mastic. (I know many people downed it, but I liked it, I also like bellport/east patchogue(brother lives there now)).

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J.Michael
An ex-long islander
If you want to move back and GO to college on LI, I suggest you either find a college where you can live in a dormitory or stay with a family member (like your brother) who still lives here because the price of rent is really high. It's high for someone who works a lower paying job full time, let alone a student.

As for coming back after attending college in PA, why not? When the time comes, you will figure out what to do. Information Systems is a good major and should secure you some employment on LI or NYC when the time comes.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Honesdale, PA
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If you want to move back and GO to college on LI, I suggest you either find a college where you can live in a dormitory or stay with a family member (like your brother) who still lives here because the price of rent is really high. It's high for someone who works a lower paying job full time, let alone a student.

As for coming back after attending college in PA, why not? When the time comes, you will figure out what to do. Information Systems is a good major and should secure you some employment on LI or NYC when the time comes.
I am planning on being in a dormitory either way, and my brother went to cw.post (graduated in Jan (had the actually graduation sunday in brookeville). But he is leaving for a year to go to iraq, although he said i can use his apartment when he is gone.

That is true, LI/NYC does have good employment for the "tech" fields and teacher salaries are pretty good too. I know I will be here in PA for at least 1 semester for college since I am pretty much set to go to the college (IUP) in the fall.

Thanks for the advice/information it helps.

J. Michael
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I am a senior in High School, I moved from Long Island to PA in May 06, but I want to go back to Long Island. I really didn't get to look into many schools, but I know I feel I was just want to see what experiences others have with the colleges. I am looking to major in Business Education or maybe Information Systems or something similar to Information Systems. I might stay in Pa for College though for in-state tuition. Would moving back to long island after college be a smart move? I know how the housing prices are dropping and rent is high. Taxes are high. But I loved the area, I was in Mastic. (I know many people downed it, but I liked it, I also like bellport/east patchogue(brother lives there now)).

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J.Michael
An ex-long islander
You are definitely going against the trend there. A lot of young people are leaving LI. But hey every individual case is different...
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Honesdale, PA
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Well I guess, but I liked it there, PA imo sucks lol.
I am thinking about moving to NC, VA, or Long Island after college. I may stay in pa if i go down by philly or Pittsburgh, I am in a rural part of PA, in the northeastern part in wayne county.

But I guess only time will really tell.
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