In need of major help

<p>In need of major help </p>

<p>Basically, I am a New Yorker who can go to Cornell with the state-subsidized tuition. My parents can pay fully for Cornell for me, everything with room and board and tuition. However, my other school that I would like to go to is Northwestern or Johns Hopkins (probably not but idk yet), and they both cost with room and board and tuition 45,000. Therefore, I would have to take out 15,000 in loans per year, with a debt accumulating of 60,000. My parents said they may be able to pay that back later in life, when my dad retires or so. My parents are pretty well-off, however, I have other siblings and my dad needs to provide for them as well. Since his income is pretty enormous, I did not qualify for any financial aid. However, since his stocks and investments were some-what killed by the crappy stock market, he can only provide the 30,000 Gs per year for each child. I plan on going to medical or law school in the future. In need of advice..... Is the 60,000 worth going to Northwestern or J Hopkins over Cornell??????????? Thanks</p>

<p>How shall I put this?</p>


<p>Hard to believe you are even asking this.....</p>

<p>Cornell's a great school. If it has what you're looking for academically, I don't see why it shouldn't be an option.
Financially speaking, $60,000 is a heck of a lot of money to leave undergrad with, especially if you want to do grad school. Especially considering that tuition rises every year, you're talking a heck of a lot of debt.
Regardless, you've got three amazing schools you're looking at. Good luck.</p>

<p>If everything was equal- I would have a more difficult time advising you but still would lean strongly to Cornell- since your choice is far from equal- Northwestern and JHU would not even be in the picture.
Choose Cornell</p>

<p>Dear College kid:
I know what it is like to also visualize yourself at another great school..but in this situation, with your father being quite reasonable and supportive and your long term goals including grad schools..go to Cornell and don't look back. Love it, too. In four years, you will have 25 close friends forever, a degree to be proud of, and many many places in the (ha! warmer parts of) USA will be glad to have you for grad school. Congrats on all your hard work during the admissions games. Saying goodbye to all the options is hard to do, believe me many of our kids are feeling the same sadness at saying goodbye to "other Towns and other Selves." Now the new Games begin..finishing off your high school experiences, finding summer work and preparing to get the most out of your new home and school next fall...
hope the next year is golden for you..</p>

<p>Do you have any idea how many parents would be doing the dance of joy if they only had to pay the NYS -subsidized tuition to Cornell instead of the full $40,000+? what a blessing!!!</p>

<p>You have stated that there are still other siblings that will be attending college and why would/should your father repay your student loans once he retires and living on a limited income?</p>

<p>Give your family a wonderful gift. Go to Cornell, have an amazing time. Read your posting one year from today after you tell us how happy you are there.</p>

<p>All the best.</p>

<p>Cornell. Hands down. You'll have a great experience, no worse, no better than the other two. The money worry with the others will be huge, I can tell you, and you will be getting a superb education at Cornell.</p>

<p>Cornell sounds good to me.</p>

<p>I'm with the others, Cornell will give you a great education. Congratulations!</p>

<p>Cornell. Do well, and you can go to JHU or Northwestern for med school.</p>

<p>Cornell is an amazing school! There are many, many students who were denied or waitlisted there--so you are one of the lucky ones, and even luckier to have their state-subsidized tuition. You should jump at it!</p>

<p>It's a non-starter. Go to Cornell.</p>

<p>Besides urban locations, what is it about Northwestern and JHU that makes you prefer them to Cornell? (I'm a city person, and I'd still take Cornell over JHU in a heartbeat.)</p>

<p>I do not care for JHU really, but I really like NW, idk if I like it more than Cornell, its up for grabs basically. At NW, I am in College of Arts/Sciences and at Cornell, I am in HE (Human Ecology), which is a little bit limiting in terms of majors, I guess.</p>

<p>Collegekid. . .you do bring up a key point here. Do you need to stay in the HE school to keep your scholarship/low tuition cost? You are limited in your choice of majors. </p>

<p>That said, the Human Development major looks like good prep for either law or med school, though you will want to make sure that you take the specific med schoool pre-reqs to keep you options open. If your interest in law includes the public sector, the Policy Analysis major looks pretty good.</p>

<p>I'd like that Human Development major as background for a general business career as well.</p>

<p>I would probably do like Biology and Society, which is offered in Arts/Sciences and Agriculture school. I can take w.e. classes I want, but I would have to fulfill my major's requirements for HE.</p>

<p>anymore advice??</p>

<p>Money should never be the sole factor in making the final choice. However, you are not faced with a choice between JHU/NW with no money and small state U/non honors program with money.</p>

<p>This question is no question: Cornell.</p>

<p>Save for grad school</p>

<p>anymore advice is appreciated guys, thanks a lot.</p>