Fordham vs. St John's

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joecane
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Fordham vs. St John's

Postby joecane » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:50 pm

Here's the situation. Just found out I got admitted to Fordham today which is my top choice. I also got admitted to St John's on full academic scholarship. Don't know of any award from Fordham yet but I'm sure it will be sticker. I am a 31 y/o father transitioning careers so I am pretty debt adverse but really like the prospect of attending Fordham. Both schools would require relocation, as I currently reside in Miami, FL. What does the board think?

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:55 pm

Please give us your career goals for further evaluation. Also, is your scholarship guaranteed for all three years, regardless of GPA? Will your family be coming with you? Is anyone planning to work, or will you need to borrow for cost of living?

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby BenJ » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:58 pm

Very likely Fordham. St. John's suffers a lot from being the 6th-ranked school in NYC (after Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Cardozo and Brooklyn, in that order). The NYC market is saturated, and a lot of employers will not even look at a St. John's graduate when they have graduates of the above schools to choose from.

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:02 pm

I'm not terrifically wonderful at being unbiased about my school, but a guaranteed full ride can be worthwhile under some circumstances. My choice to carry the debt remains correct for me, given enhanced career options as we (hopefully) come out of ITE.

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby ricking1288 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:09 pm

Choose Fordham. St. Johns is mostly a regional school so if you want to move back to Miami after you graduate, a JD from Fordham will give u better career prospects.

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby joecane » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:27 pm

Family is coming with and mom will work but some cost of living will still have to be borrower. Scholly from SJU is good as long as I am in good academic standing. It's the Ron Brown scholly. Career goal is still a little undetermined. Been working in mortgage banking and real estate the last 10 years. The full ride from St John's is alluring but Fordham was my #1 with a bullet.

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Re: Fordham vs. St John's

Postby pollaclc » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:32 pm

basically it comes down to whether the stress that will be put on your family by having to spend a LOT on fordham is worth it.




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