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Safety Schools

nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
What are some good safety schools that are cheap and also have a good undergraduate business school (preferably in the Northeast/Midatlantic United States)?
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7782 replies7 threads Senior Member
    Can you define “cheap”? What can your family pay?
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    $20,000 or less after financial aid and scholarships.
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7782 replies7 threads Senior Member
    I believe you are a NYS resident. Does the $20,000 include the $5500 student loan? Can your parents pay for SUNY?
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3528 replies81 threads Senior Member
    Whether a school is a "safety" or not depends a lot on your grades and test scores in addition to your financial situation.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    I am a NY resident. Does not include the loan. And we can afford SUNY, in fact I am looking at mostly SUNYs for my safeties. Any recommendations for SUNYS with the best undergraduate business programs?
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    1510 SAT, 4.0/99 GPA. 7 AP’s.
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7782 replies7 threads Senior Member
    Besides the SUNY schools ( there is a wide academic range) it is impossible for us to suggest safety schools without knowing your grades and scores.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    I just send my grades and scores, LMK.
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7782 replies7 threads Senior Member
    edited July 2019
    Merit is going to be tricky. To get the cost down to $20,000 or less you will need a full tuition scholarship...or close to it. In my opinion Binghamton would be a good option for you. It should be affordable with the $5500 loan and a summer job. Will you qualify for financial aid or are you only looking for merit? Have you used the NPCs for schools that meet need?

    Use the NPCs for these schools and see if they are affordable:

    Wake Forest
    University of Richmond
    Lehigh

    Take a look at the merit given at Pitt, Richmond, Ohio State, U of SC. It’s not guaranteed, and it may not be enough, but it’s a place to begin. Also take a look at the U of Vermont.

    edited July 2019
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    I will qualify and I am looking for both. I have not yet used them but I am going to soon.
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  • happy1happy1 24216 replies2431 threads Super Moderator
    edited July 2019
    The cost of a SUNY school living on campus is over $26,000. For business I'd put SUNY Binghamton on top but you might also look at SUNY Buffalo (if you want a larger college) and SUNY New Paltz (if you want a smaller college).

    UAlabama offers generous merit aid but I think it will work out to be a bit more than a SUNY school. If you are OK with a Catholic school you can give a school like Fordham a try and see if you get enough merit aid to make it work.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    I am applying to Bing and Buff, not Alabama because it is too far and not Fordham because of the area. And yes, I understand the price for these colleges is in the twenties, but if I get aid and scholarships can I bring this cost down to hopefully below $20,000?
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  • thumper1thumper1 78512 replies3537 threads Senior Member
    You are instate for Bing and Buffalo. What do their net price calculators say?

    What is your parent annual income.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    Haven’t done calculators yet and their income is in the 80-110 range.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78512 replies3537 threads Senior Member
    Do the net price calculators! If you are starting college in fall 2020, you will need 2018 tax year income information.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    Yes I will. Any other good SUNY or CUNY business programs that I should consider? I think Bing, Buff, and Baruch is a good group so far.
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  • happy1happy1 24216 replies2431 threads Super Moderator
    edited July 2019
    FWIW my S went to Fordham and I was perfectly comfortable with the area. But it is an individual thing. Perhaps consider Fairfield in suburban CT.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 120 replies48 threads Junior Member
    I mean the campus itself is beautiful. But the area around it is literally the Bronx. It’s not a place to be walking around and hanging out at night. And what did he study btw?
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  • happy1happy1 24216 replies2431 threads Super Moderator
    edited July 2019
    My S was an accounting major at Gabelli at Rose Hill. He loved the location of the school including the proximity to Manhattan. He also embraced and took advantage of things in the surrounding Bronx neighborhood such as going to Arthur Avenue, running in the Botanical Gardens, doing community service work in the surrounding area etc.

    I have no stake in if you feel comfortable at Fordham or not. As I said it is a personal choice. Fortunately there are many other schools to choose from. No college is for everyone.

    IMO your biggest concern need to be finances.
    edited July 2019
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  • supernovacoachsupernovacoach 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Bro this really depends on your GPA and Test scores--because those will effect the amount of scholarship money you get. Maybe look at the Big 10 schools like IU and Ohio State. If you want an out of the box value-for-quality business school, look at the University of Houston.
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