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Help an ignorant Californian ( SUNY vs CUNY)

Xargon42Xargon42 Posts: 818Registered User Member
edited July 2009 in SUNY - General
Sorry for asking, but what is the difference between SUNY and CUNY?
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Replies to: Help an ignorant Californian ( SUNY vs CUNY)

  • lsd87lsd87 Posts: 246Registered User Junior Member
    SUNY - State University of New York

    CUNY - City University of New York - (Schools in NYC)

    Each has a website with more information and links to schools.
  • nybmcnybmc Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
    The CUNY system is located in New York City and the SUNY campuses are located throughout the state. Often times, SUNY schools are found in more rural areas. CUNY is very urban. Usually CUNYs offer very little housing options or have nothing whatsoever. SUNY schools are mostly residential colleges. Each campus/system has its own strengths and weaknesses! What are you interested in studying? Preferences for location or size?
  • kayfkayf Posts: 4,161Registered User Senior Member
    I think the Honors kids get treated like princes at CUNY. A Daughter of a friend of mine got in to the combines BS/MD program at CUNY (Sophie Davis program) and she was told plenty of housing for the honors kids. CUNYs are building more housing --so bottom line, I wouldnt count on it, but worth a shot. You should know by the time you have to commit.
  • Xargon42Xargon42 Posts: 818Registered User Member
    cool, thanks i dont think i will apply to schools in either system, but i have read about schools in those systems and always wondered what the differences were
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