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best suny school?

rob1762rob1762 Posts: 8Registered User New Member
edited February 2012 in College Search & Selection
what do you guys consider the best SUNY school. Im probably gonna go in as a bio major but Id like a place that is well rounded in case I switch over to something unrelated.
I have the grades for a "better" private school with a 750math 670cr and 580writing and 3.7 gpa, but dont have the money and don't think id qualify for a significant scholarship. Ideally id like to go to northeastern, but 40 grand a year for 5 years isnt going to be easy to find.
Of the SUNYs which do you think is the best, so far I think I want to apply to Stony Brook and Binghamton, or possibly albany or oneonta
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  • gomestargomestar Posts: 4,699Registered User Senior Member
    look on like page two of this forum for another thread asking the same question
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,297Registered User Senior Member
    I like SUNY Buffalo and SUNY College at Geneseo. SUNY College of Environmental Science at Syracuse is excellent, as are the State of New York statutory colleges at Cornell.
  • gomestargomestar Posts: 4,699Registered User Senior Member
    the ones at Cornell:

    1) aren't quite SUNY. Quite a few differences, just dont confuse with a full-on suny school
    2) tuition + room and board at these schools = $32,000 a year. Not like SUNY.

    having said that, if you're willing to swing the price, Cornell CALS is easily trumps all of the suny schools in most academic departments including biology. In fact, Cornell is one of the best in the US when it comes to biology, and they boast exceptional med school placement rates.
  • RabidchickensRabidchickens Posts: 408Registered User Member
    Suny Bing. is the "ivy" of the SUNY schools, easy to get into but as challenging to strive and stay in as tradionally more competitive schools
  • terrybhs06terrybhs06 Posts: 1,210. Senior Member
    i like stony brook
  • habdragon08habdragon08 Posts: 569- Member
    apply to northeastern anyway, you might get money, you have a 1420 SAT
  • college2332college2332 Posts: 1,215Registered User Senior Member
    i agree binghamton is the most prestigious. geneseo is second. and stonybrook is ok for sciences.

    i wouldnt recommend the rest
  • RabidchickensRabidchickens Posts: 408Registered User Member
    I always thought It was Binghamton then Buffalo, I dunno of all of them all I would consider is Bing.
  • ChibifryChibifry Posts: 348Registered User Member
    ***.. geneseo?
    in NYC its like this

    1. bing
    2. stony
    3. albany

    and the rest just suck
  • stonecold23stonecold23 Posts: 1,595Registered User Senior Member
    geneseo is the best suny school, based on the fact that it has the highest admission standards out of any SUNY school with the lowest acceptance rate and highest average sat scores

    stony brooks not hard to get into, but it's still a good school

    albany is horrendous, its a non-stop party school for the type of kids in high school who don't do any work and want to get drunk on weeknights... its among the top party schools on PR, yet the top at the list of "students are least happy"...
  • hermione4586hermione4586 Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
    Depends on what you're going for, honestly.

    And actually, Geneseo is the top in it's academic profile. But seriously.. you want medical - Stony Brook, Music Education go to Potsdam, other education you're gonna wanna go to one of the Liberal Arts colleges, etc.
  • npkh129npkh129 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    If you go according to the major college ranking - conducted by US News Magazine - Binghamton is solidly the top SUNY school. Stony Brook is the second best, with UB consistently coming in a distant third. See the results here.

    USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2008: National Universities: Top Schools
  • npkh129npkh129 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Other rankings, specifically those conducted by Washington Monthly and Forbes Magazine, yield the same result:

    1. Binghamton
    2. Stony Brook
    3. University at Buffalo
    4. Albany

    How to Choose a College - Forbes.com

  • CayugaRed2005CayugaRed2005 Posts: 4,041Registered User Senior Member
    Cornell Ag School, plus the financial aid is great.

    Otherwise, Geneseo and Binghamton.
  • mblackm8mblackm8 Posts: 76Registered User Junior Member
    oswego is best.
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