So some of my deadlines are coming up fast on May 1st, so I'm trying to get a conversation started regarding where I should attend.
As always, any help is appreciated. I know I've started a lot of threads on CC but hopefully I've paid it forward with the 1k+ posts I've made by now.
My field of study is Finance
So far I have been accepted to:
Just for the record, I'm a transfer student.
All of the schools I have been admitted to have offered me generous merit scholarships with Drexel and Seattle U being the most affordable (especially if I get the avg co-op salary at Drexel), and Temple being about 12,000$ more debt over 2 years than the others. I'm thinking it's not worth it, and I'm probably going to decline their offer. I'm still awaiting my JKC scholarship response, but since there's the chance I won't get notified until after I have to deposit for a school, I should pick a school soon so I'm not freaking out scrambling for information/answers on Sunday April 30th lol.
Schools I'm still waiting for responses from:
CUNY Baruch (won't be direct admit to b-school I realized)
Brown U (lol!) (Their BOE program isn't accredited though)
Villanova (can't even apply until after spring semester).
Before somebody asks (and somebody will), I wanted to say I applied to these more prestigious pricey schools because JKC likes when you reach high, and on the off chance I get the scholarship (and gain admittance) maybe I'll be able to attend one. But I'm not one of the kids who will come on here here heartbroken if/when I don't get in :). In order of current preference:
1. Drexel (co op income/experience/connections, interesting minors, I like Philly)
2. Bryant (liberal arts minor is integrated into their b-school)
Between Temple, Seattle, and URI I'm somewhat ambivalent, but that might change. The thing that sucks about Seattle U is they have a big core curriculum which could mean I'm stuck spending extra time there, no matter how well my classes transfer. I was also raised religious, so IMO the religious courses are a waste of my time. Seattle is also expensive to live in right now. Is there anything you think I should be considering about these schools? I was looking at the salary data and it seems like Bryant and Drexel students end up being the best off, with URI being the worst off.
Thanks in advance!