leave seton hall to fordham?

<p>well i attempted to get into NYU with a 3.7 and failed -__- but i got into Binghamton and Fordham as a transfer student from Seton Hall business school. I already decided Fordham over Binghamton since its closer to the city, my family, and my job as a diamond setter. My question is this,
I have the means to pay for Fordham ( i didn't apply to FASFA or w.e its called cause my family is blessed and lives a comfortable life), My issue is, I'd hate to make my parents pay for the school if it isn't a whole lot better than Seton Hall. Currently seton hall is ranked 86th with is terrible since it was like 56 2 years ago. Fordham is at 52 (not the greatest like NYU but certainly much better).
Basically is the education and connections worth the difference of 20k if my family has the means to pay for it?? ( i never lived at Seton hall and will be living at Fordham so it'll be more expensive)</p>

<p>"Currently seton hall is ranked 86th with is terrible since it was like 56 2 years ago."</p>

<p>Well this should tell you something about just how meaningless the rankings are. Do you honestly think that someone at Seton Hall has done something to make the learning experience there so very much worse in only two years?</p>

<p>As a transfer student, what really matters is whether or not for YOUR MAJOR the program at the new place is better. Why Fordham? Is your major department there clearly a lot better?</p>

<p>If you just want to be able to live on campus rather than commute from home, and to be closer to work, is the difference in cost worth that convenience?</p>

<p>I just don't think that moving from Seton Hall to Fordham will make that much of a difference to the quality of your education or your job prospects. Since you are a business major, I assume that you probably want to go work on Wall Street after you graduate. If you are self-motivated, you can make the move to get summer internships and then a job from either achool. With the money you save by not living at Fordham, you can do a semester abroad in an international business center (London, Hong Kong, etc) to help stand out a bit when you look for jobs in a couple of years. </p>

<p>On the other hand, Georgetown or Boston College would be worth transferring to, due to the quality of their alumni networks, but not Fordham. Good luck, Jackuk</p>

<p>Living at Fordham will give you that residential college experience, there is only one time in your life you can do that. Your family can comfortably afford it, too. Many friends you make while living on campus will be your friends for the rest of your life as well. </p>

<p>You don't see too many 30 year olds living in a dormitory, unless he/she is a director of residential life.</p>

<p>*"Currently seton hall is ranked 86th with is terrible since it was like 56 2 years ago."</p>

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<p>Well this should tell you something about just how meaningless the rankings are. Do you honestly think that someone at Seton Hall has done something to make the learning experience there so very much worse in only two years?</p>

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<p>I agree. I really can't figure out how B-schools are ranked. The rankings don't really seem to provide a full picture of the quality of a B-school. I know of several very good B-schools that aren't ranked at all. </p>

<p>It doesn't seem that academics is weighted that much. It seems like other things...like donor contributions, etc, seem to help a B-school rise in rankings. So, even if the program is good and students get job-placement, its ranking may not be so hot.</p>