Hi, (I made this account just to start this thread haha) I'm a senior that is considering FIT, New Paltz, and Syracuse. I was also accepted to SVA, RIT, Binghamton, VCUarts, and others. I feel like, personally, job placement, internships, and study abroad programs matter the most. My EFC is $0 so cost does factor into my choices. RISD is still my dream school and I want to choose a school that if I ever want to transfer, my credits will be able to transfer smoothly.
FIT (accepted to their Communications Design AAS): only $2k in loans
Saw that their job placement for art and design programs are under 50% (and 27% employed in their field)??
Student work was kind of underwhelming
But I am considering their program because it is affordable. However, I feel like their credits will be hard to transfer out of because the curriculum is so different. (Also if I were to get my AAS, how would that work if I want to transfer to a BFA later??)
SUNY New Paltz: $10k in loans
85% Graphic design graduates employed in their field
When I visited tho, I didn't really like the campus and nightlife seemed dead.
Syracuse: $25k in loans (planning to appeal)
69% employment rate (according to class of 2016)
Loved the campus and student life but the! cost!
I'm not sure what to do. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!!