rutgers newark vs st. johns

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elscorcho
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rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby elscorcho » Mon May 03, 2010 3:55 pm

got accepted at both, dont expect any money. any advice? i know rutgers will be cheaper since i can get instate tuition, but st. johns is ranked better. how much does that matter?

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby bk1 » Mon May 03, 2010 4:17 pm

I don't believe the rankings matter that much between the 2. If you don't mind working in NJ I would say Rutgers. In NY St. John's is behind T14's and other regional schools (Fordham, Brooklyn, etc), not to mention the fact that NY draws a lot of people from a lot of schools.

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby kaydish21 » Mon May 03, 2010 4:22 pm

I think Rutgers is the stronger school if you are ok working in NJ. It's much cheaper for similar to better job prospects since Rutgers places so well into NJ and its possible to get to NYC also while both schools face similar competition in NYC.

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby elscorcho » Mon May 03, 2010 4:59 pm

thanks for the replies. i definitely would like to work in nyc, who doesnt. i think the rutgers name is better. its more well known and what not. i guess its the best school in its state? compared to st. johns which competes with so many better schools in its state its probably a better deal all around. and if the st. johns name isnt going to help me any more in the ny job market than i guess rutgers seems like the way to go.

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby splinter23x » Mon May 03, 2010 5:05 pm

Rutgers hands down. The ranking difference is meaningless, Rutgers has a better reputation and gives you the option of NJ which is much less competitive than NY. Rutgers may even be better in NY than St John's, at the worst they're equal.

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:11 pm

Rutgers is just as good and cheaper. Since job prospects aren't awesome from either, definitely definitely definitely go to Rutgers Newark.

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Re: rutgers newark vs st. johns

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Mon May 03, 2010 10:22 pm

As someone who lives in the NYC metro area- I'd say Rutgers wins.




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