ebl1014 wrote:I'm going to post this in here instead of starting a new topic and getting all the snide comments from people who aren't even in this situation. For those of you that got into Cardozo (with money... or without, possibly) and also got into St. John's (with more money, assuming) and Brooklyn (with/out money), which way are you leaning?
My position right now is 22k/year at Cardozo, full ride at SJU, and still waiting to hear from Brooklyn (and waitlisted at Fordham, not really considering it at sticker though). Whatever isn't covered by scholarship I'll have to take out loans for, which makes SJU very appealing. However, I really am starting to consider Cardozo for location differences alone. I have yet to go visit SJU, but Queens and Midtown are two totally different animals for me (especially since my family and friends are in western NJ, Hoboken, and Manhattan). I have a sneaking suspicion that it might be very foolish to take less money at Cardozo over a full ride at SJU but I'd like to hear what others have to say about it.
I'm actually in the same exact situation, only I'm 20,000 per year at Cardozo, and also a full ride at SJU. Right now, I'm also leaning towards Cardozo. A large part of it is location differences as well, I've heard really bad things about the SJU neighborhood and how annoying it is to access the city, and I have somewhere I can stay rent free in manhattan, so that also makes a big difference for me. Another big thing is the different grade stipulations - staying top 80% in Cardozo seems a lot easier than top 40% at SJU. I'm still waiting to hear from a couple of schools though (including Brooklyn and Fordham), so I won't make a final decision until I go to the ASWs in March, and hear back from some other options.