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Old 05-24-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm in ohio and i'm trying to figure out which school i want to transfer to for the forensic science degree in undergrad.

which program is better/ will give better education? youngstown state or virginia commonwealth?

i'm also thinking for the cost as far as virginia. it's about 20,000 for out-of-state

are there any safe areas around the campus as far as off-campus apartments with reasonable pricing?
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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I don't know much about YSU but VCU is a great school. I know several people who majored or are majoring in forensic science or its sub-fields. However I am hesitant to tell you that you should definitely go to VCU to study forensic science simply because it will be much more expensive. If cost is not an issue then I would probably pick whichever school you feel most enthusiastic about attending.

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Richmond considered safe that are home to many many VCU students and recent graduates. There are also a lot of non-student hipsters and mid-aged yuppies who occupy the same neighborhoods. There should be plenty for you to explore in the VCU/Richmond area as well as a nearby River that you can walk to on days that are nice. If you have a car you will have quick access to great shopping and be within 1.5/2 hours of the mountains, the beach, and Washington DC.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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I don't know much about YSU but VCU is a great school. I know several people who majored or are majoring in forensic science or its sub-fields. However I am hesitant to tell you that you should definitely go to VCU to study forensic science simply because it will be much more expensive. If cost is not an issue then I would probably pick whichever school you feel most enthusiastic about attending.

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Richmond considered safe that are home to many many VCU students and recent graduates. There are also a lot of non-student hipsters and mid-aged yuppies who occupy the same neighborhoods. There should be plenty for you to explore in the VCU/Richmond area as well as a nearby River that you can walk to on days that are nice. If you have a car you will have quick access to great shopping and be within 1.5/2 hours of the mountains, the beach, and Washington DC.
thank you for your input.

yes, my main concern is what if my financial aid doesnt cover the tuition.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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vcu is great in some areas (arts esp) and is definitely improving overall, but i wouldnt pay out of state tuition to go there.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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I have actually taken classes at both YSU and VCU. I don't know much about that specific program at each school and while I guess it would be similar, you should research each through the school.

As far as campuses go, YSU definitely has a smaller campus and is pretty confined. VCU is pretty large and is surrounded by other businesses. They both have their benefits, but the area around VCU is definitely lively. As far as things to do, I feel you would be more entertained in Richmond since there is a lot to do. I would say the area around VCU is safe and you can find affordable apartments, but rent in Richmond is definitely higher than Youngstown.

However, the cost is a huge factor. I would recommend applying to both and taking into account the financial aid/scholarships you receive. You definitely don't want to spend $20k more per year if you don't have to. Loans are not a fun reality once you graduate so make sure you take out a reasonable amount.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I have actually taken classes at both YSU and VCU. I don't know much about that specific program at each school and while I guess it would be similar, you should research each through the school.

As far as campuses go, YSU definitely has a smaller campus and is pretty confined. VCU is pretty large and is surrounded by other businesses. They both have their benefits, but the area around VCU is definitely lively. As far as things to do, I feel you would be more entertained in Richmond since there is a lot to do. I would say the area around VCU is safe and you can find affordable apartments, but rent in Richmond is definitely higher than Youngstown.

However, the cost is a huge factor. I would recommend applying to both and taking into account the financial aid/scholarships you receive. You definitely don't want to spend $20k more per year if you don't have to. Loans are not a fun reality once you graduate so make sure you take out a reasonable amount.
which school's education would you say has better quality?
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