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Stevens vs NYU-Poly

lastdayx52lastdayx52 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
edited March 2009 in Engineering Majors
I've got a $20,000 guaranteed scholarship renewable each year (upwards to $80,000 over 4 years) for NYU-Poly, and a $5,000 guaranteed scholarship renewable each year (upwards to $20,000 over 4 years) for Stevens Institute of Technology.

Where should I go? I was considering Stevens since it is of a better school between the two, but that scholarship offer is nice, and NYU-Poly could be better in the coming years as its affiliated with NYU now. Also, I'm into music, and Stevens doesn't have an Orchestra, where as NYU has a community orchestra which I can be part of.

P.S. I plan to get Mechanical Engineering and a Physics degree.
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  • PlattsburghLoserPlattsburghLoser Posts: 5,487Registered User Senior Member
    I'm also interested in hearing about this.
  • lastdayx52lastdayx52 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Upon research, both colleges are ~$30,000. So I'll be paying ~$10,000 for NYU-Poly, and ~$25,000 for Stevens.

    Is it worth paying ~$15,000+ for Stevens? If I do go to Stevens, I'll be doing the Co-Op program which gives me paying jobs, and builds up my resume. I also know NYU-Poly has paid internships as well, so... Its a hard decision.

    I like both schools, I like both environments (albeit totally different)... WHY CAN'T I JUST GO TO BOTH AND PAY ~$10,000! =P


    *EDIT* Upon further investigation, I can estimate that FAFSA will give me $5,000-$10,000 loan, so I'll be essentially going to NYU-Poly for "free".
  • ken285ken285 Posts: 3,883Registered User Senior Member
    If this is the same community orchestra that I'm thinking of and the one that was around when I was in school, then it isn't limited to NYU students.
  • lastdayx52lastdayx52 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    "If this is the same community orchestra that I'm thinking of and the one that was around when I was in school, then it isn't limited to NYU students."

    Yea anyone can audition. However, the commute from NYU-Poly is far easier then Stevens to the practice area once every week. The main concern here is the cost. Is it worth paying ~$15,000 more for Stevens over NYU?
  • ken285ken285 Posts: 3,883Registered User Senior Member
    I've met very few Poly students that actually like their school. Most complain about the workload and the lack of a community. It's mainly a commuter school.

    You'll learn what you need to learn at both schools, but I think it's the non-academic aspects that will be the determining factor.
  • lastdayx52lastdayx52 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    "I've met very few Poly students that actually like their school. Most complain about the workload and the lack of a community. It's mainly a commuter school.

    You'll learn what you need to learn at both schools, but I think it's the non-academic aspects that will be the determining factor."

    I mean the only thing that matters about College is of the opposite sex... right? And both schools have less then 1:1 ratio between guys and girls (isn't it like 20% female? Q.Q).
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