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I Need Decision Help!

fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
edited April 2007 in University of Pittsburgh
I dont know how much any of you know about san diego state university, but my two choices are that and Pitt. Pitt is ranked higher, 57th in the nation, while sdsu is in the fourth tier (bottom 25%)... However, Pitt is more expensive, further away from home, not as cultured and as big as san diego, where do you think i should go?
edited April 2007
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  • Pat2323Pat2323 612 replies23 threads Member
    It depends how important money is. If money is not a problem, and academics is really what you're looking for, then I would definately pick Pitt. But it also depends on what kind of atmosphere you want. I don't know much about SDSU, so I can't really help you there.

    P.S. The San Diego metropolitan area has 2,941,454 people, and Pittsburgh has 2,370,776. So the San Diego area isn't much bigger, although I think the city itself is bigger. And Pittsburgh has a ton of culture, just not much Latino culture.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Yes, i am gonna be an economics major, and i believe pitt has a good econ program... and pitts city population is 330k, but as long as it has life and culture ill be fine.
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Pitt has many cultural opportunities. There are museums, theatres, symphony, etc. There are great sports teams to support, as well. Many fantastic restaurants can be found in different areas of Pittsburgh, all are a short FREE bus ride away for Pitt students. Pitt is a great city with so much to do. Check out the Pittsburgh website and you will be amazed.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Good!.. thanks nurse, you wouldnt happen to know if there economics program is worth it ?.. it will be a bit more expensive than san diego, and i wanna make sure my moneys going to good use.. SDSU is known for a party school and has a pretty low ranking.. i just want to give myself the best oppurtunites for my future career
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  • savedbythebell7savedbythebell7 384 replies10 threads Member
    The SDSU business program is ranked pretty high. One of the best public business programs in the state of california. I suppose it just depends what type of atmosphere you want- in terms of climate, people etc. Also where you want to work after college...I'd imagine Pitt would be better for the east coast, whereas SDSU might be better for the west coast after graduation.
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  • Pat2323Pat2323 612 replies23 threads Member
    If it's a matter of prestige, I'd have to believe that no matter where you are, Pitt would be more respected than SDSU.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    It has to do with prestige and the area. If Pitt is worth the extra money in the long run, then I think it would be the better place to go, but I dont want to go to a boring, lame city, which doesnt appear to be the case.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Pat2323, what was your major at Pitt and do you think that Pitt has helped you with what you are doing now after graduation? Do you think you have more opportunties now because you are a graduate from pitt?
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  • Pat2323Pat2323 612 replies23 threads Member
    fisch2332, I got a degree in engineering in with a minor in political science. I don't think any other school could have prepared me better. I had a great job lined up back in New York by the time I graduated, thanks to Pitt's career services. And I am going back to Pitt in the fall to get my MBA.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Pat, yeah, i think Pitt will be the right choice. My bro is going to Pitt's MBA program next year as well, thanks for the help
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  • nurse123nurse123 147 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Pittsburgh is not a lame city. It certainly is not NYC, but as a college town it is right up there with Boston and Washington, D.C. There are so many opportunities in Pittsburgh and the city is so welcoming to its students. It is also affordable and easy to get around.
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  • fisch2332fisch2332 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    so Patt and nurse, do you think Pitt is worth the 30k a year for out of state tuition? I would only have to pay it the first year maybe 2 years, but is it worth that much?
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  • Pat2323Pat2323 612 replies23 threads Member
    I paid it, and I would do it again.
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