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Binghamton University vs. New York University

elocin27elocin27 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
Hello,
So over the last half, I have grown a liking towards the health/ medical field. Although, I now have a dilemma. I have gotten admitted to Binghamton Universities Harpur's College of Arts and Sciences, and into NYU's Liberal Arts Core Program. I have been told that I can transfer from the liberal arts program in NYU to the College of Arts and Science when I go to declare my major at the end of my sophmore year, although it will probably be a strenuous process, while at Binghamton I would pursue pre-med from freshman year. Although, others have also told me that NYU has better opportunities for pre-med students. Any suggestions?

Replies to: Binghamton University vs. New York University

  • elocin27elocin27 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    * And to add, both schools gave me good financial aid offers.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 69,477 Senior Member
    NYU is going to be the same cost as Bing? Just checking for clarity.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 21,913 Super Moderator
    edited April 15
    What is your new package from NYU? IIRC, NYU was going to reduce your package because they gave you an on campus award and you are living at home

    How much is the new award

    Direct cost at bing. $22861

    Your package
    Full Tap 5165
    Full Pell $5920
    SUNY Credit ~1400
    Loan $5500

    Total$17,355

    Where is the other 5.5k coming from?

    Remember: you are not eligible for Excelsior because your tuition is already covered by TAP and PELL

    Did not count work study because it is not guaranteed that you will make that money.

  • elocin27elocin27 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    NYU gave me 29,000 on the new scholarship plus 5,920 from the pell grant and 5,165 from the tap grant, which is a total of 40,225 and with the loans (subsidized: 3,500/ unsubsidized: 6,000) I cover the total cost of tuition or so I was told. For Bing, they gave me 22,915 dollars including the subsidized loan for 1,750 and the subsidized loan for 1,000 (the rest was grants (seeing as i'm in their eop program) and they also offered me 3,000 for federal work study). My parents were making the argument that the cost of me attending Bing would also be a little more expensive seeing as we don't have a car and when you dorm you tend to spend a lot of money, but my main concern is which one would better benefit me in the long run.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 69,477 Senior Member
    Are you going to commute if you attend NYU? If not...who is paying your room and board costs?
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 21,913 Super Moderator
    edited April 16
    How much is your Bing package without work studyDid they give you a grant or just a book stipend?

    Can you give a breakdown of you award letter from bing?

    NYU tuition is $50,464 per year. You will have well over $50k in debt when you graduate. Not a good position to be in for someone who wants to attend med school


    you can take the bus to bing..the same bus that goes Cornell stops at bing
    You don’t necessarily need a car t get to school if you can have your stuff shipped (ups will let you ship a trunk a long as you have a lock on it.

    No matter where you go you will need money for start up costs.

    I am a huge, huge, huge fan of EOP/HEOP because of all of the supports you receive as part of the program from the one month summer program, tutoring, study groups to free grad school at SUNY through the graduate opportunity program.

    If you are going to med school and can get admitted into SUNY upstate /or SUNY downstate your med school tuition would be covered through the GOP, which would be a huge cost savings.

    In addition, if bing is not working for you , you will have the opportunity of applying to another EOP/HWOP program as. Transfer because you are already in the program
    Post edited by sybbie719 on
  • NoKillliNoKillli Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    @sybbie719

    "If you are going to med school and can get admitted into SUNY upstate/or SUNY downstate your med school tuition would be covered through the GOP, which would be a Hughes cost savings."


    I need to remember this. I don't run into too many EOP prospective Med school students, but WOW! Most of the SUNY kids we see are in the IT field. I'd bet 3.6+ GPA and good MCATs would get in if you are a NY/EOP.
  • NoKillliNoKillli Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    @elocin27

    I suggest you list both sets of awards here and the usual people will help you evaluate them.

    As for NYU(commute) v. Bing(dorm), if costs are truly equal, I'd probably go to NYU. There are more hospitals for your ECs and good paying part time jobs in the summer. When you are away, it is difficult to line up summer work remotely as a freshman unless you have a job now and the boss invites you back in the summer.

    One real issue to consider is the massive wealth of many NYU students. Imagine being able to spend $73,000/year and it doesn't have any negative financial bearing on you or your parents life.

    As a poor kid in NYC, you see it wealth disparity everyday but it doesn't affect your daily routine . In school, you will not be able to participate when groups go out for food or whatever else is going on. I grew up in the city but live elsewhere now. Whenever I go to Manhattan, I am stunned by the prices of everything around mid-town.

  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 21,913 Super Moderator
    edited April 16
    The other thing to consider that Op was admitted to NYU through general admissions. she has to also consider the potential cost savings should she attend med school. Being first gen/EOP will be soft factors in the med school admission process.

    Op should also not under estimate the hands on support that she would get as a EOP premed student (they will want her to succeed and help her out) where as she would be in her own at NYU and totally responsible for her own self advocacy

    What is the Graduate Opportunity Program and who is eligible?

    The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition assistance to EOP, HEOP, and SEEK program graduates undertaking graduate study at a participating SUNY institution. Because funding is limited, early application to the campus of choice is encouraged.

    What will the Graduate Opportunity Program provide?

    The graduate opportunity program will provide students with financial support to cover tuition at participating SUNY graduate and professional institution.[/u][/bcolor]

    What is the application procedure?

    Students must apply and be admitted to a participating campus prior to approval of Graduate Opportunity Program funding. Please see the list of participating campuses below. Documentation of a student's prior status as an opportunity program student is also required. Students who are interested in graduate study are encouraged to consult with their undergraduate program director.

    PARTICIPATING CAMPUSES (GOP)
    Albany, University at
    Binghamton University
    Brockport, State University College at
    SUNY Buffalo State
    Buffalo, University at
    Cortland, State University College at
    Downstate Medical Center
    Environmental Science & Forestry, College of
    Fredonia, State University College at
    Geneseo, State University College at
    New Paltz, State University College at
    Oneonta, State University College at
    Optometry, College of
    Oswego, State University College at
    Plattsburgh, State University College at
    Potsdam, State University College at
    Purchase College
    Stony Brook University
    SUNY Polytechnic Institute
    Upstate Medical University

    http://system.suny.edu/oop/graduate-opportunity-program/
    Post edited by sybbie719 on
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 69,477 Senior Member
    What are your net costs at NYU? You say you got $40,000 in aid...but the cost to attend including housing and board are over $70,000 per year.

    What are your net costs at Bing? It sounds like this is more affordable.

    You do NOT need a car...period. It’s money you don’t need to spend.

  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 21,913 Super Moderator
    Op is commuting to NYU
  • am9799am9799 Registered User Posts: 804 Member
    OP is admitted to the Liberal Ats CORE program. Reading on line is hard to figure out how premed can be done though this program but I will not be surprised if it can NOT be completed in four years and a fifth year or post bac program is needed. OP can you get some concrete advise about that? Even if NYU has more premed opportunities you have to look in to how those opportunities apply to you in the CORE program.
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