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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am
by HWS08
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?

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:50 am
by RPK34
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.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:51 am
by KMaine
BC, not close.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:56 am
by LLB2JD
KMaine wrote:BC, not close.

+1

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:14 am
by rman1201
KMaine wrote:BC, not close.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:52 am
by elm84dr
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.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:33 am
by JusticeHarlan
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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