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Notre Dame vs. BC

ariexiet13ariexiet13 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
Hi everyone!

I have been accepted EA to the College of Arts and Letters at ND and the Lynch School of Ed at BC. I had that college moment at Notre Dame and cried when I was accepted, but I am not sure if BC is a better choice for what I want to study. I am hoping to teach special ed or become a behaviorist for special needs children in the future, and can major in Child Development with a Special Ed minor at BC or Psychology/ NeuroScience and Behavior at ND. I am from the Boston area, but I have a sister at ND so the distance doesn't really bother me. As far as alumni network, I think ND's is stronger but maybe not since BC has a Special ed graduate program? Would you say the overall experience at one will be better than the other? What are the benefits of each? Any and all information about both schools would be helpful in making this decision!

Thanks!

Replies to: Notre Dame vs. BC

  • TopTierTopTier Registered User Posts: 2,766 Senior Member
    CONGRATULATION, you have been blessed with two superb options. I want to offer what may be atypical advice. Obviously, you simply cannot make a poor choice with these two alternatives; therefore (assuming the finances are essentially equal), I suggest you not consider majors, programs, alumni connections, or anything except:
    - Where do I feel most comfortable?
    - Which institution provides MY better "cultural fit?"
    - Where am more likely to have a truly happy (which does enhance and enable successes) undergraduate tenure?
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,791 Senior Member
    And, are the net prices (after financial aid and scholarships) different enough to matter to you?
  • ariexiet13ariexiet13 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @ucbalumnus‌ the prices would be roughly the same so (luckily) that is not a deciding factor for me
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,428 Forum Champion
    You can reach your goals from either school. I'd go to the one that feels right to you! Congratulations.
  • EyeVeeeEyeVeee Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    Ignore rankings...ignore where friends are going....ignore your sister for a minute....

    When you read the acceptances, where did you have that moment of achievement? I made it!

    As @happy1 said....your future from either school is what you make of it. The only question is where do you feel you belong?
  • Bromfield2Bromfield2 Registered User Posts: 3,443 Senior Member
    You have two great choices--both are strong academically overall--certainly the areas you wish to study may vary a bit. If you want to get out of your zone of comfort, which I think is always a good thing, I'd say go to ND. If you are from the Boston area, you have a sense of what it's like to live in Boston. I think it's good to broaden your experiences and spend four years in another part of the country. Personally, I think that's an important part of going away to college.
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