Albany v. Syracuse

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Albany v. Syracuse

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Albany v. Syracuse

Postby polo797 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:37 pm

As I'm making my final decisions on where to go, I'm interested in getting your take. I'm waitlisted at Univ. of Richmond, which is my absolute first choice. Provided I don't make it off the UR waitlist, I'm debating between Albany and Syracuse. I used to live in Albany and am familiar with many in state government, which perhaps could give me a leg up. I feel, however, Syracuse has a stronger program and a better reputation. What do you think?

The only other school I'm looking at is Elon because it's close to where I live now (Charlotte), but I don't think it's a contender anymore.

Thanks, in advance, for your insight and advice!

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Re: Albany v. Syracuse

Postby noleknight16 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:56 am

I'm in a similar situation, and I'm going to retake in June and take the year off. I even got 60k from Syracuse but neither Cuse or Albany are good options. I suggest we both retake and see where we can go from there! I know it may not be what you want to hear, because it's certainly not what I want either... but I honestly think its for the best and I hope you consider it.

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Re: Albany v. Syracuse

Postby kapital98 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:17 am

Why do you want to live in upstate NY? (I've lived in Western NY my entire life)

Have you thought about SUNY Buffalo?

EDIT: Sorry, I missed the part about you living in Albany. Seriously, go to Albany only if you want to work in state gov't or around Albany. They are both insanely expensive and Syracuse does have a better program. Syracuse should give you access to almost all of upstate NY.


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Re: Albany v. Syracuse

Postby caleb1717 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:58 am

I would choose Syracuse - nationally known school - great campus - extensive alum network - its reach is much greater than its "us news" ranking - lots of grad working all over (not just upstate)...

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Re: Albany v. Syracuse

Postby StillHerexxx » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:43 pm

I would choose cuse unless, as others stated, you want to work for the state gov. What are your scholarship offers like?

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