« on: March 05, 2006, 04:07:11 PM »
as far as hofstra goes, there are so many schools ahead of it in nyc that i dont think it is worth it. plus i really dont want to live on long island. between buffalo and miami, i think you are right, i dont think one has a better chance of getting a job in nyc from either school, a slim chance coming from both. however, miami grads do very well as far as i have seen in miami and i would rather attend school, live and work in miami for 5 years or so and then go to nyc than do the same in western ny. not that i am hating on upstate ny, i am from saratoga springs, but i just have no desire to live in upstate ny any more, at least for a while. of course there is still a decent chance i will attend buffalo because it is so much cheaper, and also because my girlfriend is applying there for grad school. so i guess i'll just have to see what happens.
anyway, can any of you guys tell me a little more about the grading system? one of you alluded to the fact that some classes don't have grades? is that just some or all? i recently heard that there are grades but there is no curve, so profs can give out as many a's as they like, no ranks, and no gpa. i dont really understand how there is no gpa if there are grades because it would be quite easy, obviously, to calculate your gpa. the no ranks thing is cool i guess, makes students less competitive with eachother, i assume, but then how do employers differentiate between students? i would really appreciate if anyone can shed a little light on this topic.