Transfer looking at New Paltz or Purchase
I'm currently a freshman at Binghamton, and I'm looking to transfer to either SUNY New Paltz or SUNY Purchase next year. I know that Binghamton has a far superior academic reputation in comparison to the others, but I'm hoping to major in communications/media which Binghamton does not have.
I'm from western New York near Buffalo, though I've been to New York City quite a bit and am hopefully planning to live and work there after college, so ideally I want to go somewhere that's at most 3 hours from the city.
I read that there's no on campus housing available for transfers at New Paltz which was a little unsettling, because I'm not sure if I'm ready to live in an apartment and be that independent yet.
What's campus life like at New Paltz and Purchase? They both seem to be kind of "artsy" places, which I think fits with me better than Binghamton.
My mom and I are going to visit New Paltz next weekend, though I think the whole lack of on campus housing might be a deal breaker for us.
Any information that anyone could give me on either of these places would be great, thanks very much!