I think that Albany is more of a local college then Syracuse. I attribute this opinion to the fact that I live in cali and grew up on the west coast. I have heard of Syracuse as a school (even if it is just for the sports team). I only heard of Albany when I started researching schools to attend. it seems that Syracuse is more well known even if it is only because it is attached to a large well known university. we are in a similiar situation in that for me just replace albany with suffolk (which I never heard of until this process began). I dont know anything about New Orleans so I cannot help there. sorry. Syracuse does have a cpu requirement. in their paperwork that they send they list the suggested reqs. this info,I believe, is also online. when is your seat deposit due? I have until monday. keep me posted. good luck.
I strongly believe that the visitor day helped me a great deal wkth my decision to attend. without going to it I definitely would have chosen Suffolk over Syracuse. With that said, I was happy that they gave us for admit days to choose from and believe they have gone the extra mile during this whole process. I sure you will be able to set up a tour and speak with the adcomms, fin aid, career services etc. any info I can give you please ask since you will be a little more limited then if you could have attended a visitors day. so you are from Boston. did you apply to Suffolk- and if not why? tell me your opinion on my choice between suffolk and Syracuse? any info would be great. The cost of living difference is great- and its one of my deciding factors. I would like to live in Boston eventually and I hope I might be able to after grad a Syracuse. any thoughts of that possibility? anyway talk to ou all late. good luck.