What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

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What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by HWS08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am

I found out yesterday that I've been accepted to BC. I also have been accepted to Northeastern with an $8.5K per year scholarship that is guaranteed for all three years. Basically, I'm looking at $150K in debt vs. $125 in debt when I graduate. I am pretty sure I want to work in the private sector.

The co-op program and the scholarship at Northeastern are big draws, but it is ranked something like 86th and BC is in the top 30. I plan to stay in Boston or the greater New England area after I graduate.

What should I do/what would you do?

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by RPK34 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:50 am

Between the two, it's an absolute no brainer to chose BC. Saving 25k and going to Northeastern is not in anyway worth it. I'm not sure BC at 150k is a great deal either though. Just be sure you're willing to take on 150k of debt and understand what those bills will look like.

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by KMaine » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:51 am

BC, not close.

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by LLB2JD » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:56 am

KMaine wrote:BC, not close.

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by rman1201 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:14 am

KMaine wrote:BC, not close.

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by elm84dr » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:52 am

Even with a full ride at Northeastern...still would NOT be close AT ALL. $25,000??? That's chump change when comparing the average income coming out of both schools. BC in Boston/New England is like #15 after the top 14, and they run a lot of firms.

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Re: What do you think- BC at sticker or Northeastern with $

Post by JusticeHarlan » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:33 am

HWS08 wrote:I am pretty sure I want to work in the private sector.
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Northeastern isn't really built for putting people in private practice, especially ITE. Their coop system/no grades can be a nice for public interest and maybe government, but even their pre-ITE private practice stats (LinkRemoved) weren't through the roof; imagine what it's like now?

With a lot of money and a public interest preference, this would be a debate (BC still isn't bad for public interest in Boston), but for private practice and a $25k different? I think that's pretty clear cut.
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