<p>I don't have many options and didn't apply to enough schools. </p>
<p>Right now, I have acceptances from:
UC Berkeley (i'm out of state though, so tuition will cost a fortune), NYU, and Boston U. </p>
<p>I'm on the waitlist for Vassar and Binghamton and Stony Brook just let me apply last minute (thankfully.) I'm pretty sure I'll get into both of them because I have a 2170 on the SAT and was ranked #10 in the class.</p>
<p>Berkeley is my dream school, but I can't afford it. BU was my safety (not financially though...) and NYU was target. I didn't get into the 2 Ivies I applied to. Given the 3 extremely expensive options I have, I didn't have much of a choice but to apply to these SUNYs (I'm from NY.) I plan on going to one (if I don't hear from Vassar for the waitlist..keeping my fingers crossed though) just for a year and then transferring somewhere else
I've heard that Binghamton is a "public ivy," but I've never visited it before. For Stony Brook, I'd stay home and commute and work at Trader Joe's and save the maximum amount of money until I transfer for fall 2012.
I think I'd be happier away from home though.
For anyone that has visited either of these schools, can you help me out?
I plan on majoring in linguistics, but like I said, I'm not planning on spending the full 4 years at either of these schools. So which would look better for when I'm applying to transfer to a school that's a better fit for me. I'm vegan, so does anyone know if Binghamton has good options for that? And are there ANY "hippie"-type people there? And I hate partying/don't drink and am very competitive/school-focused. I also love languages (know French, Spanish, and German), so which has better foreign language programs? Given this bit of information, does anyone have any suggestions/commentary? </p>
<p>All that stress/applications/fees for scavenging last minute...not fun.</p>